Every Pastor is a Translator

It was my first extended vacation from the first church I served. I really didn’t want to take the time off. But, wisely, the men insisted. With my first Sunday off, I decided to visit Grace Community Church to hear Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. I would often attend the Sunday evening service at Grace. But […]

Thank God for Dr. John F. MacArthur, Jr.

I am happy. I came home from work, there was a package on the porch waiting for me. I knew what it was. And I had been waiting on it. It was my copy of the new biography written by Iain Murray and published by Banner of Truth: “John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and […]

Two Special Days with the Master’s College and Seminary Family

This past Monday and Tuesday, I had the rare and special opportunity to speak in the chapel services at The Master’s College and the Master’s Seminary in Southern California. I was invited to speak at the Master’s College last year. But my move to Jacksonville forced me to cancel the engagement. And I concluded that […]

Unafraid to Preach

The modern obsession with “user-friendly” ministry has stoked the fear of preaching into a pervasive phobia. Seminaries these days train men to be storytellers, entertainers, and motivational speakers – and discourage them from dealing with profound of difficult theological concepts from the pulpit. Suddenly “too much Scripture” is deemed a greater homiletical faux pas than […]

Free Downloads of John MacArthur Sermons!!!

Grace to You, the radio and television teaching ministry of John F. MacArthur Jr., Pastor-Teacher of the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley (CA) has recently taken a great step of faith and generosity by posting all of the sermons of John MacArthur for free download. Yes. You read the previous sentence correctly. John MacArthur […]

On Preaching and Clock-Watching

There was a time when churches placed clocks and bells in the steeples of their buildings, and they would “ring the alarm” for the community when it was time for corporate worship or prayer. Now churches place clocks on the back wall to make sure the pastor does not preach too long. After all, there […]