One of my favorite commentary series for pastoral insight is the Reformed Expository commentaries series. This series combines biblical-theological knowledge with a pastoral flair. While the entire series takes a devotional tone—it doesn’t compromise serious engagement with the text or with theological issues raised in it. This makes the Reformed Expository series perfect for pastors but and lay Christians alike to help them study the Word.
Description of Reformed Expository Commentary Series
The Reformed Expository Commentary series is for people who want to experience the Word of God in all its power. Scholarly yet practical, its expositions are accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
With Logos, you can use these volumes more efficiently for research and sermon preparation. Every word from every book has been indexed and catalogued to help you search the entire Reformed Expository Commentary series for a particular verse or topic. With Logos, this series will integrate into the passage guide. Whenever you enter your passage and click go, results from this commentary series will appear on the text you’re studying. This gives you instant access to exactly what you’re looking for in less time than it would take you to walk over to the bookshelf and begin flipping through a print volume. To find out more information about this series see here.
- 1 Samuel by Richard D. Phillips
- 1 Kings by Philip Graham Ryken
- Esther and Ruth by Iain M. Duguid
- Daniel by Iain M. Duguid
- Jonah and Micah by Richard D. Phillips
- Zechariah by Richard D. Phillips
- The Incarnation in the Gospels by Daniel M. Doriani, Philip Graham Ryken, and Richard D. Phillips
- Matthew, vol. 1: Chapters 1–13 by Daniel M. Doriani
- Matthew, vol. 2: Chapters 14–28 by Daniel M. Doriani
- Luke, vol. 1: Chapters 1–12 by Philip Graham Ryken
- Luke, vol. 2: Chapters 13–24 by Philip Graham Ryken
- Acts by Derek W. H. Thomas
- Galatians by Philip Graham Ryken
- Ephesians by Bryan Chapell
- Philippians by Dennis E. Johnson
- 1 Timothy by Philip Graham Ryken
- Hebrews by Richard D. Phillips
- James by Daniel M. Doriani
I’ve long used the Reformed Expository commentary series in my own studies. I’ve found this series to be not only focused on the text but also helps me to understand a variety of issues that surround the text. Using the Reformed Expository series in Logos further enables its usefulness with its digital format. Having access to the entire series has helped me whether in my writing or other responsibilities to be able to write/speak on the issues the text raises.
While I still prefer to have a commentary in my hands, I like the functionality Logos offers the user when reading the Reformed Expository series. I can search for a verse or scroll through a particular passage and gain insight into what the author of the particular commentary thinks on it. Not only is the functionality helpful but the content is top notch.
Whether you are in Bible college, seminary or you’re not teaching at all, the Reformed Expository commentaries series on Logos has something for you. This series combines the best of Reformed scholarship by some of the top pastor-theologians God has given the Church. This series will provide helpful guidance for Sunday school students on up to pastors looking for pastoral insight into not only the application for their messages but also into the text. I highly recommend not only this resource but in particular getting it on Logos. Using this commentary series on Logos makes it easy to find a particular point or passage rather than leafing through page after page. The Reformed Expository series is an excellent series and one I will return to time and time again as I continue (like you) to grow in my knowledge of the Word of God and the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. To find out more information about this series see here.
Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.