Tag Archives: John MacArthur

A Little Insight

19 Mar

One thing I’ve really enjoyed at past Resolved conferences is the Q&A’s. For those of you who don’t know what Resolved is, click on the link. NOW. And maybe come join us this June? Actually, I am still a maybe but I sure hope that it works out.

If you read, listen to, or have benefitted in some way from the ministries of some of the greatest reformed preachers of our day, then listening to these men and their families share a little bit of their personal lives is so encouraging. For me, hearing people like John MacArthur talk about his struggles and difficulties in the ministry, for some reason serves as a great encouragement. I think it’s easy to assume that people who have very public ministries, and are such strong examples to other believers, don’t go through regular pains and suffer through difficulty. This makes them all the more personable and brings a sense of fellowship and commonality that might be missed otherwise.

I watched this clip of the Q&A at this year’s Shepherd’s Conference and Phil Johnson did a wonderful job of asking some very relevant and insightful questions. Take a look!

And finally, I stumbled upon this great interview with Mary & Katie Mohler, Al Mohler’s wife and daughter. This is a great listen for women more specifically. Especially if you happen to be married to someone in the ministry, or are just interested in learning more about this family, this Q&A was quite enjoyable.

Happy Monday!

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Lessons in Grace: Jim Pile

9 Jun

Three things to share:

1) I have a little contest for anyone interested. I will be awarding a small prize of a Starbucks gift card to the first person who can email me at thispassinglife@gmail.com and correctly identify where the following passage is found in the Bible. Why Starbucks? That’s self-explanatory to anyone who knows that I basically own shares in the company!

“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law, no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes the knowledge of sin.”

2) Aside from the contest, I’d love people to post comments on what this verse means. I’ll provide some feedback tomorrow, but I’d like to hear what people understand of this short passage.

3) This short video clip is one I came accross from pastor John MacArthur’s church, Grace Community Church. They have been doing short interviews with members of the congregation called “Pictures of Grace”. The gentleman in the video, Jim Pile, shares the story of how he was saved. As my pastor Habib Sakr always reminds us, God’s grace is His unmerrited favour and forgiveness towards us that we cannot earn, do not deserve, and can never repay. What evidences of grace does Jim identify have been at work in his life? Feel free to comment on this as well.