I have learned so much over the years that I have been listening to John MacArthur and I have enjoyed getting to know John via the radio and books. He has shared many stories about himself over the years and it is nice to know him as a person and not just a pastor/teacher.
I have also enjoyed getting to know Phil Johnson (Executive Producer / Director of GTY) over the blog and through email responses to my questions that he has graciously answered. And he is also a great Bible teacher at Grace Community Church. I especially like the brotherhood and love that is shown with other pastors and teachers that I have come to know and love. Like, RC Sproul, John Piper, Alistair Begg, Steve Camp, and many others who share the love for spreading the Gospel and who insist on getting it right. Although, they may differ on issues of eschatology and dispensations.
We can always rally together on the essentials of the Christian Faith and I especially like this message today of getting right to the heart of the matter. Now, we may think there are a lot of "divisions" in the church because of denominations. But, I don't think that really bothers Jesus. Since He said He would "build His Church" and when He prayed that we would be united I am certain we are united. All the churches or congregations that are centered around Christ and His message of Salvation for sinners, and administer the sacraments, they are all our brothers and sisters and we are really one body.
So, If you get a chance, listen to this message and share it with many people. Even if they are already believers. This can only help to strengthen them and encourage them in what they believe and why the believe it.
Grace and Peace to you through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
P.S. Thanks to those who have recently donated to the India Mission trip. So far it is still on in September. Thanks.
|02/19/2009||15 Words of Hope|
Fifteen Words of Hope
powerful truth - the main point - in all Scripture? Take a look at fifteen that do an amazingly thorough job . . .today on Grace to You with John MacArthur.