The Theology of Sleep! (Mark 4) (Session V)
Pastors should preach faithfully and then rest contentedly well at night. Why? Because Jesus teaches us that it is God’s Word that does the work. Christians may be the means, but not the way, similar to sowing and reaping. The essential elements of resting content include: humility, obedience, diligence, and confidence.
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.