Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon: The Fellowship of the Gospel and The Supremacy of Christ

2 volumes in 1 / ESV Edition

By R. Kent Hughes

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Paul’s epistles to the churches of Philippi and Colossae, and to Philemon stand together as some of the most profound illustrations of the unifying power of the gospel in all of Scripture. Highlighting the reconciliation that Christians enjoy in and through Jesus, Paul’s lofty words and impassioned exhortations spur us to embrace one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

These books also cover important topics such as:

  • Joy for the Christian life
  • The priority of the gospel
  • Finding true contentment in Christ
  • Safeguards against seduction
  • The source of fullness for the Christian family

In this study of Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, renowned pastor R. Kent Hughes amplifies and explains the apostle Paul’s message with memorable illustrations and penetrating insights into the biblical text. His careful exegesis and perceptive applications will encourage fresh understanding and promote lasting growth as readers are systematically led through God’s Word.

Part of the Preaching the Word series.


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: 432
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 27.53 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3630-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3630-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433536304
Case Quantity: 16
Published: September 30, 2013

Table of Contents

Part 1: Philippians: The Fellowship of the Gospel (partial)
1.  A Particular Joy (1:1, 2)               
2.  Paul’s Joyous Thanksgiving (1:3–6)       
3.  Paul’s Joyful Affection (1:7, 8) 
4.  Paul’s Prayer (1:9–11)                
5.  The Gospel First! (1:12–18a)   
6.  Paul’s Joyous Confidence (1:18b–26)   
7.  Worthy Citizens (1:27–30)       
8.  Living Worthily in the Church (2:1–4) 
9.  The Self-humiliation of Christ (2:5–8)  
10. Christ’s Super-exaltation (2:9–11)      
Part 2: Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ (partial)
24. The Celebration of the Church (1:1–8)                
25. The Prayer for the Church (1:9–14)   
26. The Preeminent Christ (1:15–18)       
27. The Supreme Reconciliation (1:19–23)              
28. The Supreme Ministry (1:24–29)        
29. The Supreme Concern (2:1–5)              
30. The Supreme Charge (2:6, 7)                 
31. The Safeguard Against Seduction (2:8–10)      
32. The Fullness in Christ (2:11–15)         
33. The Guarding of Your Treasure (2:16–23)       
34. The Seeking of Things Above (3:1–4) 
Part 3: Philemon
45. The Reconciling Wisdom (1–25)

“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