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Colossians and Philemon for Pastors
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Colossians and Philemon for Pastors


Kress Biblical Resources 2012

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Colossians and Philemon for Pastors provides commentary that is both exegetical and expositional, making it useful for both the preaching pastor and layman. Throughout the text, John A. Kitchen seeks to provide commentary that aids in understanding and explaining, counsel that provoke thoughts on ministry, and coaching that applies Scripture to life and ministry. Kitchen’s work also offers helpful information on the context of Colossians and Philemon, providing sound scholarship and practical preaching points.

The Logos edition of Colossians and Philemon for Pastors is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your preferred English translation and original-language texts. Important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. The Sermon Starter helps you efficiently develop themes and outlines and helps you search through hundreds of other commentaries in seconds. With Logos Bible Software the best tools and biggest library are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Interested in more commentary from John A. Kitchen? Check out The Pastoral Epistles for Pastors and Mentor Commentary: Proverbs.

Key Features

  • Exegetical and expositional commentary on Colossians and Philemon
  • “Ministry Maxims” and “Dig Deeper” questions help apply scripture to your life and ministry
  • Examination of the context and content of Colossians and Philemon


  • How to Use This Book
  • Introduction to Colossians
  • Bibliography
  • Colossians
  • Introduction to Philemon
  • Philemon
  • Appendix A: Preaching and Teaching from Colossians
  • Appendix B: Preaching and Teaching from Philemon
  • Appendix C: A Topical Index to the Ministry Maxims
  • Appendix D: Assorted Charts
  • Appendix E: Annotated Bibliography of Commentaries

Praise for the Print Edition

Kitchen’s exposition of Colossians and Philemon is ideal for the busy pastor who loves serious Bible study. If you want to engage responsibly with biblical text, and yet get right to the point, Colossians and Philemon for Pastors will serve you well. It will guide you directly to the important questions to think through, with the added bonus of a practical ministry emphasis throughout.

—Ray Ortlund, Renewal Ministries, Franklin, TN

I strongly recommend John Kitchen’s commentary on Colossians and Philemon. It is reader friendly, pastorally sensitive, and exegetically sound. Pastors and Bible teachers will find help here.

—Donald L. Alexander, professor emeritus of biblical studies and spiritual theology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for a commentary that is both exegetical and expositional in nature, this is it. Over the past year and a half I spent countless hours studying Colossians as I sought to bring my congregation faithful sermon expositions. After reading each page of this commentary, and more than twenty others, I can not emphasize enough how valuable this ministry tool is. If I could only take the sacred Text and two Colossians commentaries with me to the mission field it would be an easy choice. This volume by John Kitchen as well as P. T. O’Brien’s fine work are the cream of the commentary crop.

—Caleb Kolstad, senior pastor, First Baptist Freeport

Product Details

  • Title: Colossians and Philemon for Pastors
  • Author: John A. Kitchen
  • Publisher: Kress Biblical Resources
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 471

About John A. Kitchen

John A. 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).

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