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Hebrews: An Anchor for the Soul

2 volumes in 1 / ESV Edition

By R. Kent Hughes

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The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power: it not only presents the supremacy of Jesus Christ unlike any other New Testament book, but it also repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually as he or she comes face to face with God’s one and only Son.

In this insightful commentary, readers will find a gold mine of helpful discussion related to a book of the Bible that is easily misunderstood and often overlooked. Written by a pastor with decades of ministry and preaching experience, this volume abounds with wise insights into the book of Hebrews. With divisions and outlines that are never forced but flow naturally from the Biblical text, this commentary will be a great resource for anyone studying or teaching the book of Hebrews.

Part of the Preaching the Word series.

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R. Kent Hughes

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and former professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Spokane, Washington, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Product Details

Category: Commentaries & Reference
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 544
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 31.48 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3842-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3842-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433538421
Case Quantity: 16
Published: May 31, 2015

Table of Contents

  1. The Eloquence of God (1:1, 2a)
  2. The Supremacy of Christ (1:2, 3)
  3. Christ’s Superiority to Angels (1:4–14)
  4. Drifting (2:1–4)
  5. The Ultimate Intention (2:5–9)
  6. A God-Worthy Salvation (2:10)
  7. Solidarity with the Liberator (2:11–16)
  8. Solidarity with the High Priest (2:17, 18)
  9. Superior to Moses (3:1–6)
  10. Finishing Well (3:7–19)
  11. Entering the Rest (4:1–11)
  12. The Double-Edged Sword (4:12, 13)
  13. Our Great High Priest (4:14–16)
  14. High Priest, High Qualifications (5:1–10)
  15. Slow to Learn (5:11–14)
  16. No Second Genesis (6:1–8)
  17. Make Your Hope Sure (6:9–12)
  18. An Anchor for the Soul (6:13–20)
  19. The Greatness of Melchizedek (7:1–10)
  20. The Sufficiency of Melchizedek (7:11–19)
  21. The Superiority of Melchizedek (7:20–28)
  22. Christ’s Surpassing Priesthood and Covenant (8:1–13)
  23. Covenant and Conscience (9:1–14)
  24. Covenant and Blood (9:15–28)
  25. Covenant and Perfection (10:1–18)
  26. Full Access/Full Living (10:19–25)
  27. The Perils of Apostasy (10:26–31)
  28. Keep On! (10:32–39)
  29. Faith Is . . . (11:1–3)
  30. Abel’s Faith (11:4)
  31. Enoch’s Faith (11:5, 6)
  32. Noah’s Faith (11:7)
  33. Abraham’s Faith (11:8–16)
  34. Abraham’s and the Patriarchs’ Faith (11:17–22)
  35. Moses’ Faith (11:23–29)
  36. Joshua’s and His People’s Faith (11:30)
  37. Rahab’s Faith (11:31)
  38. Triumphant Faith (11:32–40)
  39. Consider Him (12:1–3)
  40. Divine Discipline (12:4–11)
  41. Failing Grace (12:12–17)
  42. Marching to Zion (12:18–24)
  43. A Consuming Fire (12:25–29)
  44. Ecclesial Ethics (13:1–3)
  45. Personal Ethics (13:4–6)
  46. Sustaining Wisdom (13:7–16)
  47. Responsibility toward Leadership (13:17–19)
  48. Soaring Benedictions (13:20–25)

“There is a long history of informed, edifying biblical expositions that have been mightily used for God to shape and strengthen the church. These volumes admirably fit this tradition.”

D. A. Carson

Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition