The apostle Paul penned a number of very pithy, focused passages in his letters to the early church that summarize the gospel message in just a few well-chosen words. Each of these key texts has a unique emphasis highlighting some essential aspect of the Good News. The chapters in this revelatory new book closely examine those vital gospel texts, one verse at a time. John MacArthur, host of the popular media ministry Grace to You, president of the Master’s University and Seminary, and longtime pastor at Grace Community Church, tackles such questions as, What is the gospel? What are the essential elements of the message? How can we be certain we have it right? And how should Christians be proclaiming the Good News to the world? As always, the answers John MacArthur gives are clear, compelling, well-reasoned, easy to grasp, and above all, thoroughly biblical. The Gospel According to Paul is written in a style that is easily accessible to lay people, including those who know very little about the Bible, while being of great value to seasoned pastors and experienced ministers.
John MacArthur has served as the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. His ministry of expository preaching is unparalleled in its breadth and influence; in more than four decades of ministry from the same pulpit, he has preached verse by verse through the entire New Testament (and several key sections of the Old Testament). He is president of the Master's University and Seminary and can be heard daily on the Grace to You radio broadcast (carried on hundreds of radio stations worldwide). He has authored a number of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, Twelve Ordinary Men, and One Perfect Life.
“Twenty years ago, Dr. John MacArthur sounded an alarm warning that nothing less than the loss of the gospel was at hand. In The Gospel According to Jesus, MacArthur prophetically called the church to the affirmation of the gospel as preached by Christ. Now, facing a new crisis in evangelical Christianity, MacArthur sets the record straight again with The Gospel According to Paul. This is the right book by the right author for the right time. I urge every evangelical Christian to read this book.”
— R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“In this present hour of spiritual darkness, the gospel of Jesus Christ is under attack on every side. John MacArthur, having exegeted and exposited all thirteen epistles by the apostle Paul in his own pulpit with depth and precision, is the right man to document and defend the saving message of Jesus Christ. This theologically rich book, The Gospel According to Paul, is desperately needed and carefully delivered to the church today. Here is a work that needs to be read by every person, Christian or not.”
— Steven J. Lawson, OnePassion Ministries, Dallas, Texas
“In the wake of alarmist voices that we have fundamentally misunderstood Paul, the church desperately needs fresh material on the apostle and his understanding of the gospel. I can think of no one better to provide this material than John MacArthur. Edifying, rich fare indeed on crucial gospel topics that should be known by every Christian. I am thrilled that yet again, Dr. MacArthur has given us a timely and much- needed book.”
— Derek W. H. Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Robert String Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology; RTS Atlanta Fellow of Ligonier Ministries
“We don’t need a new perspective on Paul; we need a biblical perspective. Dr. John MacArthur, as always, delivers.”
— Todd Friel, radio host
“Nothing is more important than our understanding of the gospel. It must be rightly understood and clearly communicated. John MacArthur has made this his life’s passion. Having helped a generation steer clear of a variety of heretical assaults on the gospel, he now provides a clear and vibrant expression of the doctrine of salvation by insightfully unpacking the inspired words of the apostle Paul. The Gospel According to Paul is a welcomed and needed articulation of the timeless truths bound up in the gospel of grace. These insights into the life and teaching of the apostle Paul are sure to enrich your faith and strengthen your grasp on this principal doctrine of the New Testament.”
— Dr. Mike Fabarez, pastor of Compass Bible Church, Aliso Viejo, California; host of Focal Point Radio