The Gospel According to Jesus: What is Authentic Faith?

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Zondervan, 2008 - Religion - 300 pages
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The first edition of The Gospel According to Jesus won wide acclaim in confronting the “easy-believism” that has characterized some aspects of evangelical Christianity. Over the past 50 years, a handful of books have become true classics, revered world-wide for their crystal-clear presentation of the Gospel and lauded for their contribution to the Christian faith. These extraordinary books are read, re-read, and discussed in churches, Bible study groups, and homes everywhere. John MacArthur's The Gospel According to Jesus is one of those books. In The Gospel According to Jesus, MacArthur tackles the idea of “easy believism,” challenging Christians to re-evaluate their commitment to Christ by examining their fruits. MacArthur asks, “What does it really mean to be saved?” He urges readers to understand that their conversion was more than a mere point in time, that, by definition, it includes a lifetime of obediently walking with Jesus as Lord. This 20th anniversary edition of MacArthur's provocative, Scripture-based book contains one new chapterand is further revised to provide Christians in the 21st century a fresh perspective on the intrinsic relationship between faith and works, clearly revealing Why Jesus is both Savior and Lord to all who believe.
  

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If Jesus is Savior, He has to be Lord!

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A decade before this book was actually in print, John MacArthur had already set off a firestorm of controversy among his evangelical contemporaries with his insistence upon what came to be called ... Read full review

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John MacArthur has accomplished a superb work in this book. Known for his activism against "easy-believism" and superficial Christianity, MacArthur has written a marvelous little book detailing the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface to the Anniversary Edition
9
Preface to the Second Edition
12
Preface to the First Edition
15
Introduction
19
Todays Gospel Good News or Bad? 1 What Does Jesus Mean When He Says Follow Me?
25
A Look at the Issues
37
Jesus Heralds His Gospel 3 He Calls for a New Birth
51
He Demands True Worship
62
The Wheat and Tares
137
The Treasure of the Kingdom
143
The First and Last
151
The Lost and Found
158
The Vine and the Branches
165
Jesus Explains His Gospel 17 The Call to Repentance
175
The Nature of True Faith
185
The Promise of Justification
194

He Receives Sinners but Refuses the Righteous
73
He Opens Blind Eyes
80
He Challenges an Eager Seeker
89
He Seeks and Saves the Lost
100
He Condemns a Hardened Heart
108
He Offers a Yoke of Rest
116
Jesus Illustrates His Gospel 11 The Soils
127
The Way of Salvation
202
The Certainty of Judgment
210
The Cost of Discipleship
219
The Lordship of Christ
226
Jesus Fulfills His Gospel
237
Bibliography
283
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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of the Master's College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. In more than four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible , The Gospel According to Jesus , and Slave . He lives in Los Angeles.

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