The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is a new exegetical commentary series published by Tolle Lege Press.
The series will be authored by sixteen ministers from five countries representing ten different Reformed denominations.
The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary seeks to be rigorously exegetical, God-centered, redemptive-historical, sin-exposing, Gospel-trumpeting and teeming with practical application.
It aims to encourage ministers, elders, seminarians and interested laypeople to rediscover the profound spiritual benefits of systematic expository preaching; that is, the faithful preaching of the “whole counsel of God” — verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. It also endeavors, by the power of the Spirit, to help Christ’s kingdom disciples to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18).
The first volume to be released is John V. Fesko on Galatians in February 2012.
List of Contributors
- Matthew: Daniel R. Hyde
- Mark: Edward Donnelly
- Luke: Iain D. Campbell
- John: Terry L. Johnson
- Acts: Ian Hamilton
- Romans: John V. Fesko
- 1 Corinthians: Kim Riddlebarger
- 2 Corinthians: Derek W. H. Thomas
- Galatians: John V. Fesko
- Ephesians: Jon D. Payne
- Philippians: David T. A. Strain
- Colossians: Sinclair B. Ferguson
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Daniel R. Hyde
- 1 Timothy: David W. Hall
- 2 Timothy: Michael G. Brown
- Titus & Philemon: Martin Downes
- Hebrews: David B. McWilliams
- James: Harry L. Reeder III
- 1 Peter: Jon D. Payne
- 1 – 3 John: Hywel R. Jones
- Jude & 2 Peter: Kim Riddlebarger
- Revelation: Joel R. Beeke
“As the history of preaching is unfolded, it becomes clear how important the orderly, systematic preaching through the scriptures has been a favorite system of preaching over the centuries. One is surprised to discover how many of history’s great preachers made a regular practice of preaching through one book of the Bible after another. Origen, the first Christian preacher from whom we have any sizable collection of sermons, preached most of his sermons on the lectio continua. We find the same with John Chrysostom who is usually referred to as the greatest Christian preacher. We find the same true of Augustine as well. At the time of the Protestant Reformation Zwingli, Calvin, Bucer and John Knox followed this system regularly, and they passed it on to the Puritans. Today we see a real revival of lectio continua preaching. The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament represents a wonderful opportunity for the Church to recover a truly expository pulpit.”
– Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old
John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, S.C.
Author of “The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church” (7 vols / Eerdmans Publishing)
“The concept behind this series is a fascinating one and, given the list of authors, I am confident that the final product will not disappoint. This promsies to be a great resource for churches seeking to know the word of God more fully.”
– Dr. Carl R. Trueman
Professor of Church History and Academic Dean at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA
“There are so many fine commentaries available today. However, it’s great to have a reliable author you can turn to for solid Reformed reflection on Scripture. In this case, there are sixteen of them—friends and fellow shepherds who have given me great insight into God’s Word over the years. I’m looking forward eagerly to Fesko’s Galatians commentary—and to each one after that!”
– Dr. Michael S. Horton
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary California
Host of the White Horse Inn
Editor-in-Chief of Modern Reformation Magazine
“Those of us who have promoted and practiced Lectio Continua expository preaching through the years eagerly await the volumes Tolle Lege Press has announced in its Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament. We are equally eager to read such a series written by pastors who have practiced the method in their churches. The international and interdenominational character of the series will only add to the richness of its insights.”
– Dr. T. David Gordon
Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College
Author of “Why Johnny Can’t Preach” (P&R, 2009)