Saturday, April 21, 2012
"The Truth About the Lordship of Christ"
In a recent book, The Truth About the Lordship of Christ, MacArthur again raises the issue of Jesus' Lordship and what it means but without the theological defense. He simply assumes it and presents to his readers what it looks like to submit to his Lordship. It is a delightful book that is practical, biblical, theological, and needed.
One of the things I love about MacArthur is how piercing he is with the gospel and the teachings of Jesus Christ. He does not shy away from the hard sayings of Jesus because in them, MacArthur sees what Jesus was saying. The gospel brings a sword, not a flower. The gospel divides, tears families apart, and we must be loyal to Christ first.
Lordship means both justification and sanctification. Those two worlds cannot be separated and MacArthur proves this from Scripture. I highly recommend this book to any lay person that wants to know what it means to be a Christian. Beyond the talk of theologians, Christians will find here what it means to be saved and how to live like it. It is an excellent read that is straight forward and profound. MacArthur gets at the heart of the Christian message and although it is heavily Calvinistic (more than most of his other writings) I do not think that it gets in the way.
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For more on MacArthur:
Blogizomai - Weekly Recommendation - "Slave" by John MacArthur
Blogizomai - Reformed in Grace But Arminian Everywhere Else: MacArthur on the Future of the YRR Movement
Blogizomai - He Turned the Water Into Wine: MacArthur, Alcohol, & Christian Liberty
Blogizomai - Alcohol Today, Marijuana Tomorrow: When Money Changes Our Values
Blogizomai - Theology Thursday | Theology and Ministry: An Interview With John MacArthur
Blogizomai - MacArthur: How to Confront the Culture
Blogizomai - Theology Thursday | MacArthur and the Gospel
Blogizomai - Weekly Recommendation - John MacArthur Study Bible
Reviews - A Tale of Two Sons
Blogizomai - Christ Is The Head of the Church: MacArthur, Huss, & History's Sea of Blood
Reviews - "Slave" by John MacArthur
Reviews - "Slave" by John MacArthur Audio
Reviews - "The Gospel According to Jesus"
Reviews - Hard to Believe
Reviews - "A Tale of Two Sons"
Reviews - "the Jesus You Can't Ignore"
Reviews - Why One Way
Reviews - "The God Who Loves"
Reviews - "Who Money Is It Anyway?"
Reviews - "The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness"
Reviews - "Lord, Teach Me to Pray"
Reviews - "Our Sufficiency in Christ"
Reviews - "Fools Gold"
Reviews - "The Vanishing Conscience"
Reviews - "Can God Bless America"
Reviews - "Twelve Ordinary Men"
Reviews- "John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology"
Reviews - "Welcome to the Family"
Reviews - "The Second Coming"
Reviews - "God in the Manger"
Reviews - "John MacArthur Study Bible"
Reviews - "Found: God's Will"
Reviews - "Preaching the Cross"
Reviews - "Truth War"
Blogizomai - "Slaves of Christ" by John MacArthur
Blogizomai - Theology Thursday | MacArthur: A Tale of Two Sons
Blogizomai - "The Greatness of Being a Slave" by John MacArthur
Blogizomai - Honoring God through Edifying Preaching by John MacArthur
Blogizomai - "The Theology of Christmas" (Philippians 2:5-11) by John MacArthur
Blogizomai - MacArthur & The Attacks on the Bible
Blogizomai - "It Pleased God": MacArthur on the Darkness and Drama at the Cross
For more from Thomas Nelson:
Reviews - "Real Marriage" by Mark & Grace Driscoll
Reviews - "Why Men Hate Going to Church" by David Murrow
Blogizomai - Repost | "Nearing Home" by Billy Graham
Reviews - America: The Last Best Hope - Volume 3
Reviews - "Has God Spoken?" by Hank Hanegraaf
Reviews - "Why God Won't Go Away" by Alister McGrath
Reviews - "Billy Graham in Quotes"
Reviews - "No He Can't" by Kevin McCullough
Reviews - "Washington: A Legacy of Leadership" by Paul Vickery
Reviews - "Max on Life" by Max Lucado
Reviews - "Slave" by John Macarthur
Reviews - "The Jesus Inquest" by Charles Foster
Reviews - "Finding Our Way Again" by Brian McLaren
Reviews - "Outlive Your Life" by Max Lucado
Reviews - "The Hole in Our Gospel" by Richard Stearns
Reviews - "Saint Patrick" by Jonathan Rogers
Reviews - "A Century Turns" by William Bennett
Reviews - "Sir Winston Churchill"
Reviews - "On this Day in Christian History"
Reviews - "Storm Warning" by Billy G