From cover to cover, the story of the Bible is the story of Jesus. It’s all about Jesus!
John MacArthur completes his harmony of the gospels, One Perfect Life, with New Testament reflections on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Before weaving the four gospels together into a single narrative, MacArthur began with Old Testament reflections on Christ in Creation, the Fall of man, the giving of the Law and the Passover lamb, and then many prophecies on the coming of the Messiah.
Now after completing the harmonized narrative of the Gospels, MarArthur pulls together verses from Acts, the writings of Paul, Peter, James, Jude and the book of Revelation. With these he focuses on the themes of The Centrality of Christ’s Death, The Victory of Christ’s Resurrection, The Wonder of Christ’s Ascended Glory, The Certainty of Christ’s Return, Salvation by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in Christ Alone, and finally Today is the Day of Salvation.
The only other theme I wish MacArthur would have included is Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
So, so many verses that I love here, but I get goosebumps whenever I read Revelation 19:11-16.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of His mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Whoa! Love it!
I also love that MacArthur ends with the doxology from Jude 24-25, a fitting climax of worship and honor for who Jesus is and what He has done for us, as revealed in the gospels!
To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
The story of the Bible should in fact be the story of our lives.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!
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