The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur

John MacArthur’s book The Gospel According to Jesus deals with the idea that people accept Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. Most Christians will say they have accepted Jesus as their Saviour, but what about as Lord? What’s the difference? To accept Jesus as Lord means that being a Christian affects the way you live. MacArthur argues that to accept Christ as Lord (kurios) means that God takes over every facet of your personality. Everything you do is to honour Christ. You belong to Christ, you are a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not a popular doctrine… Continue reading

The Sovereignty of God – A. W. Pink

The Sovereignty of God, by Arthur W Pink, had more effect on me, on my life as a Christian man years ago than any book, other than the Bible, that I’ve ever read. Every Christian should read this book. We don’t even breathe without God’s permission, yet God’s sovereignty is hardly ever mentioned in churches. As you read this book you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the fact that God is sovereign, that he is in control of all things. We live by that, no matter what happens. This doctrine of the sovereignty of God should bring peace and… Continue reading

Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ – John Piper

The author of this book, John Piper, is Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.Theol.). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as Pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noël, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren. In this… Continue reading