Strengthening the Church
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
#1 Posted by
Darryl Harris | Tuesday, October 25, 2011at
My pastor was a big follower of Pastor MacArthur in the 80's! He had a similar expository teaching style which was so unusual in the urban church in America! Because of him, Dr. MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, and Moody Bible Institute I am now a pastor, trying to build a "true church" in urban Cleveland, OH. I thank God for the teaching ministry of John MacArthur! He will never know the lives he has touched with the gospel in places desperate for the Word! Because of you and others Urban America has hope! Never Stop!! God Bless!
#2 Posted by
Robyn Wallis | Tuesday, October 25, 2011at
Could I be more grateful for John MacArthur's ministry and gty.org? Nope! I thank the Lord for what He has done. May God continue to bless us through you.
#3 Posted by
Sena Gbesemete | Wednesday, October 26, 2011at
Pastor MacArthur, i give thanks for your life. I thank God that He has His faithful ministers that are teaching His word correctly. You may never meet me, but i was steeped in charismatism and yet i knew i had no victory over sin. I thought i loved Jesus and now know that if i had died, i would have headed straight for hell. Jesus begun true grace upon my life when one day i fell down on my knees, and deeply cried "Jesus have mercy on me!" After many years of professing christianity i became convicted through studying Gods word that i was living and teaching false doctrines. I begun to study His word in a different way. But still believed some of the old stuff i had learnt. By grace slowly slowly i begun to understand that many parts of my understanding of Gods word was not accurate. I needed help and believe me when i say NOONE AROUND ME WAS EVEN SLIGHTLY TEACHING GODS WORD ACCURATELY and actually i was a better teacher than most and yet knew that there was a lot that i didnt understand. Then one day, as i was watching the gospel channels on sky, along came a man who was saying some of the new things i was learning about Gods word. I immediately was very drawn to him and although most of the other pastors just turned him off, i knew i wanted to hear more of him. I googled him up and came accross his sermons. That man was you Pastor MacArthur. Since then, i have been so blessed and fed by you. May He who begun a good work in you, bring it to completion. I thank God for your life. Pastor, keep on and may grace continue to be your portion. Thanks.
I pray that one day, God will make it possible for me to come to the masters serminary. I would gladly give up all.
#4 Posted by
Rudi Jensen | Wednesday, October 26, 2011at
I look forward to see if there will be a transcript. My country desperatly need this message. Here Christianity is build on everything else than the truth.
#5 Posted by
Lauren Jordan | Wednesday, October 26, 2011at
What a wonderful explanation of the "true Church".... thank you John for teaching the whole counsel of God's Word to all the scattered saints, that we in turn can share that truth with others. I have been listening to you for over 30 years, and have shared many of your tapes with those that God has brought across my path, and have seen hearts change when hearing the truth of God's Word; mine as well. Thank you again for being so faithful in your calling; you have blessed so many lives.
May God continue to bless you and Grace to You, mightily....
#6 Posted by
Rebecca Schwem | Thursday, October 27, 2011at
Glory to God in the Highest, for He alone brought me to the ministry of John MacArthur and GTY. The Lord God alone placed a hunger within my soul for truth. And I have been faithfully fed by John MacArthur and his faithful staff through sermons, articles, Q & A's and the blogs. I have been edified by others on the GTY blogs that are faithful and are hungry for God's Word as well. I have grown much.
Thank you to all responsible for carrying out God's Word through GTY ministry whether by staff member or by listener. I'd like to add, even though I was somewhat familiar with John MacArthur, God used Wretched Radio to encourage me to take more than just a look and a listen. In fact, Wretched Radio has made me aware of many wonderful pastors and their ministries that boldly and uncompromisingly teach God's Holy Truths. So I thank God for them as well as. It is so encouraging to see what God is doing around the world. It truly gives me hope.
Lastly, I believe that John MacArthur has a real love and sincere passion for God the Father, Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit. Because I believe that John MacArthur has proven himself faithful to His Lord AND to his flock, which I now consider myself part of, I return to GTY for authentic help and understanding and encouragement in my walk with my Lord, Jesus Christ.
Lastly, my experience with GTY......the Glory belongs to God for God is in this ministry! Amen
#7 Posted by
Andres Webber | Friday, October 28, 2011at
I can relate with so many of you on this post... Thank God for GTY and pastor MacArthur, for some of us this is the only Christian Fellowship we have. May our God & Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless you and use you to strengthen and nourish the scattered flock beyond the immediate boundaries of the Grace Community Church..."How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!" Rom 10:15
#8 Posted by
Kim Eriksen | Saturday, October 29, 2011at
thank you so much for your teaching..have been following and listening to you for 17 years..cannot wait to meet you in glory..it will take an eternity and then some to get around to meeting you..I long for my lords coming..seeing the world as it is today i believe and know it won't be long..keep up the good work..i pray for gty and ask the lord to keep you here til the trumpet call and we go to be with our lord..
Blessings to you and gty
#9 Posted by
Jean Selden | Wednesday, November 02, 2011at
I wholeheartedly agree with all of those expressing their gratitude for your sound doctrinal teaching. After over 30 years as a true believer, I finally found through your ministry and teaching peace in my heart that I am not alone in this walk and that there are a few that desire the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth no matter the cost.
Increased biblical knowledge, through your teachings, coupled with a consistent time in the Word of God has given me an assurance that I never had before of the love of God, the faithfulness of God and truly God's sovereignty.
May He be given glory through all that you do.