The “landmark” sermons are ones John has preached over the last four decades and ones we could say define his lifetime of ministry. Each chapter is an edited transcript of those sermons spanning from 1969 all the way to 2008. Phil Johnson writes an introduction to each one providing the historical context of current events happening in the world the day John happened to have preached the message.
How to Play Church (Feb. 9, 1969) This is John official first sermon his first Sunday at Grace Church.
The Simple Gospel (Dec. 26, 1976)
Which Way to Heaven? (May 18, 1980)
A Jet Tour Through Revelation (Dec. 5, 1982)
How to Obtain Eternal Life (May 29, 1983)
The Purpose of Trials (June 8, 1986)
Making the Hard Decisions Easy (July 20, 1986)
Jesus’ Death Shows Us How to Live: A Look at The Seven Sayings on The Cross (Mar. 26, 1989)
15 Words of Hope (April 23, 1995)
A Biblical Perspective on Death, Terrorism, and the Middle East (Sept. 16, 2001)
A Starting Principle of Discipleship (Nov. 3, 2002)
The Childlikeness of Believers: Confronting Sin (Jan. 6, 2008)
The real highlight of the book is the 64 page biographical essay written by historian, Iain Murray, called John MacArthur: A Sketch of an Evangelical Leader.
My main job at Grace to You is to coordinate the volunteers who come in twice a week to help mail our resources to our monthly donors. This week we began the process of mailing thousands of books to the various supporters on our mailing list who responded to our offer for the book. We had to build thousands of boxes.
And, we will have to build thousands of more.
The book has a distressed, old timey look to it with a faux alligator skin cover. It looks pretty sweet.