Remaining Faithful in Ministry: 9 Essential Convictions For Every Pastor
Perhaps no one else has ever faced as much hardship, opposition, or relentless suffering as the apostle Paul. And yet, through it all, Paul stood firm in Christ and remained faithful-to the very end. The power of Paul's example...
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Perhaps no one else has ever faced as much hardship, opposition, or relentless suffering as the apostle Paul. And yet, through it all, Paul stood firm in Christ and remained faithful-to the very end.
The power of Paul's example has captivated veteran pastor John MacArthur for years, and here he outlines nine unwavering convictions that contributed to this remarkable perseverance. In an age when pastoral failure and burnout are increasingly common, this book is a call to endurance in ministry, encouraging pastors to stand strong in their role and not lose heart, regardless of what God sends their way.
"It seems only right that a book bearing this title should come from the pen of one whose life and ministry exemplify such faithfulness. Here is a helpful, challenging, resounding cry to the rest of us to keep on!" Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
"What are we to do in ministry when we encounter setbacks? John MacArthur presents nine reasons that the apostle Paul did not lose heart. This concise treatise is marked by gospel clarity and filled with timely observations. Accurate and honest, direct and encouraging, clear and plain, MacArthur has produced a portrait in words. As Paul reflects Christ, so should the faithful minister. Unintentionally, MacArthur here has written his own autobiography." Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; President, 9Marks.
"If C. H. Spurgeon could say of John Bunyan, 'Prick him anywhere-his blood is Bibline,' we can surely echo him: 'Prick John MacArthur anywhere, and his blood is Pauline!' In these pages, MacArthur gives us a power-packed guide for the times that instantaneously clears away muddle-headed thinking about gospel ministry. Remaining Faithful in Ministry is simultaneously as bracing as a cold shower in the early morning and as thrilling as the prospect of a glorious day of adventure. If it doesn't make you want to be a more faithful servant of Christ, beware." Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries.
"As John MacArthur reaches his fifty-year milestone as pastor of Grace Community Church, this book is timely, appropriate, and greatly needed. Pastors today are facing enormous challenges from every side. Countless numbers are discouraged, and many are unable to persevere. Here is an invaluable reminder of the essential truths necessary for long-term endurance in gospel ministry. No one is better qualified to produce this material than MacArthur, who has lived the convictions of this book in one pastorate for half a century. Read this, embrace this, and you will be strengthened for the task that lies ahead of you!" Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries; Professor of Preaching, The Master's Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries.
In a world where pastoral failure and burnout are increasingly common, veteran pastor John MacArthur has a demonstrated track record of faithfulness in ministry. What has kept him on course, protecting him against discouragement, fatigue, and even failure? He has been heavily influenced by the apostle Paul, who was faithful to the end despite slander, persecution, and suffering. MacArthur outlines 9 unwavering convictions from Paul's words found in Scripture for church leaders to learn from and emulate in their own ministries. This book is a call to endurance in ministry that will help pastors not lose heart in their daily responsibilities and remain faithful until the very end.
John MacArthur, the author of numerous best selling books that have touched millions of lives, is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California and president of The Master's College and Seminary. He is also president of Grace to You, the ministry that produces the international radio program Grace to You and a host of print, audio, and Internet resources. He authored the notes in the Gold Medallion Award-winning The MacArthur Study Bible. John and his wife, Patricia, have four children who have given them thirteen grandchildren.- Publisher.