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The Pastoral Epistles for Pastors

, 2009
ISBN: 9781934952023


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This 624-page work is an exegetical and expositional commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. The beginning pastor and the seasoned minister will be better equipped and encouraged to shepherd the flock of God. The Appendices are of extraordinary value to the expositor. They include exegetical and expositional outlines, an annotated bibliography, and a topical index to ministry maxims found in the pastorals.

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“This does not strictly forbid women from working outside of the home, but it does say that there will be plenty of work awaiting her when she arrives home and that she must carefully balance any outside labor or activities to see that her home and family are prioritized appropriately (cf. 1 Tim. 5:14).” (Page 521)

“The imperative ‘urge’ (παρακάλει) is in the present tense, indicating that the action should be undertaken repeatedly or habitually. Training ‘young men’ to be godly takes more than a one-time training seminar!” (Page 522)

“Grace forgives sin’s debt, mercy feels sin’s devastation, and peace restores sin’s disorder.” (Page 40)

“A good deal of ministry, and thus also personal Christian growth, is taken up with reminder” (Page 543)

“Much of a pastor’s energy will be spent on the ministry of reminder.” (Page 543)

This is an excellent conservative commentary that aids pastors and counselors who preach and teach the Scriptures to church members and others. It is designed to coach the reader into digging deeper by asking and answering pointed questions that apply to one's spiritual life. The appendices are a treasure that proves to be eminently helpful.

—Simon J. Kistemaker, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

I heartily welcome and endorse this encyclopedic study of Paul's Pastoral Epistles. For years we have had Eugene Stock's Practical Truths from the Pastoral Epistles and W. Edward Chadwick's The Pastoral Teaching of St. Paul: His Ministerial Ideals, but this volume goes beyond them in exposition and application. The beginning pastor and the seasoned minister will both discover in these pages enlightenment, encouragement, and a new sense of wonder and privilege of being a servant of God. You can live in this book for the rest of your life and have a more fruitful and rewarding ministry!

—Warren W. Wiersbe, Former Pastor, Moody Church

Dr. Kitchen is an honest exegete and faithful expositor of both the Greek and English texts of the Word of God. His application sections are encouraging and challenging as well. Recommended for pastors and serious students of the Word.

—Robert Gromacki, Distinguished Professor of Bible and Greek, Cedarville University

The Pastoral Epistles for Pastors provides an even and thorough treatment of Paul's Pastoral Epistles from a conservative viewpoint. The appendices deserve special note due to their extraordinary value to the expositor... This volume should be on every preacher's bookshelf.

—Richard Mayhue, Dean and Senior Vice President, The Master's Seminary

  • Title: The Pastoral Epistles for Pastors
  • Author: John A. Kitchen
  • Publisher: Kress
  • Print Publication Date: 2009
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Pastoral Epistles › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. Pastoral Epistles › Homiletical use; Bible. N.T. 1 Timothy › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. 2 Timothy › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. Titus › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781934952023, 9781934952351, 1934952028, 1934952354
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T02:08:42Z

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John Kitchen is the pastor of Stow Alliance Fellowship and has been in pastoral ministry since 1987. He holds degrees from Crown College (BA), Columbia Biblical Seminary (MDiv) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (DMin). John as authored five previous books, including Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary.


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  1. Konstantinos Roditis
  2. Chi Shun Cheung
    Amazing commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. John Kitchen is a great writer. This commentary is exegetically rich and also rich in giving pastoral commentary. A pastor teaching on these epistles should definitely consult this commentary.


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