Forty Years of Gospel Ministry (Session VII)

Speakers: John MacArthur Year: 2006 Session: Main Session

John MacArthur reflects on a lifetime of ministry and the convictions which have kept him on track. He shares that expository preaching establishes authority over mind and soul. It is of first importance to study the Word of God and rely upon the Holy Spirit. He commends the pastor to bring the mind of Christ to bear.


John MacArthur is the president of The Master’s College and Seminary and featured teacher with Grace to You. In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John took the pastorate at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. Since completing his first best-selling book, The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, John has written hundreds of other books and study guides, including Our Sufficiency in Christ and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.