Sanctification (La sanctification)
Available: October 2021
Throughout all of his daily activities, the pastor must not lose sight of his ultimate goal: the sanctification of God's people. This is the heart of God's plan for Christians.
In this book, John MacArthur reminds pastors to remember why they spend countless hours preparing sermons, visiting sick people, counseling, and performing weddings, especially when the finish line seems distant and they are tempted to give up. In particular, he encourages pastors to persevere in relying on God and to place the sanctification of God's people at the center of their ministry.
John MacArthur (D. Div., Talbot Theological Seminary) is a pastor and teacher at Grace Community Church, a church in Sun Valley, California. His preaching ministry by exhibition is unmatched in scope and influence. He is the author of numerous bestsellers, including The MacArthur Commentaries on the New Testament.
“The secret of sanctification for the believer in the Church does not lie in obedience to a law code, even Mosaic, nor in a so-called passive operation produced by the Holy Spirit, but in a proper understanding of the practical implications of the Gospel. Local churches are in dire need of shepherds who respond to Christ's call to "feed his sheep" by teaching them the sanctifying Word. This is what John MacArthur makes plain and simple in this book, citing the example of the apostle Paul. »
- Gilles Despins (Th. D., Ph. D., D. Min.), Academic dean and professor of the ProFAC training program; author of the book The Darby Bible and its history
“ The sanctification of John MacArthur reflects the strength of his pastoral passion on this vital theme! Why ? First, because Jesus made it the subject of his prayers for us; Paul strongly insisted that this is the will of God for every believer; the author of the Book of Hebrews wrote that without sanctification none of us will see the Lord - this is the sine qua non. Second, because we are always in danger of devaluing or neglecting holiness. How many other books have you read since the last time you read one on sanctification? Sanctification is a powerful treatise for our day - a deliberately short book. You can read it in an hour or two, but its ultimate goal is to transform the rest of your life.
- Sinclair Ferguson, Chancellor Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theology Seminary; member of the college of teachers, Ligonier Ministries
“Justification and sanctification are like the two arms of Jesus Christ that embrace us. John MacArthur has done a masterful job of showing us how Christ, the great shepherd whose Spirit lives in every true spiritual Shepherd, longs for his image to be reflected in his beloved people.
- Joel Beeke, president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; pastor, Heritage Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan; author of Reformed Preaching
"'What God wants is your sanctification ..." (1 Thess 4: 3) John MacArthur, by his well-known biblical and almost surgical precision, helps us to clearly understand not only what sanctification is, but also how to appropriate it oneself in order to be able to live a life of holiness to the sole glory of Jesus Christ! "
- John Glass, missionary and church planter with Grace Ministries International; founder of Calvin Tours (Geneva); author of the book John Calvin’s Geneva - A Walking Guide
“This little book is a classic example of what readers around the world have come to expect from John MacArthur's pen. Deeply imbued with the Holy Scriptures, self-explanatory and easy to understand, MacArthur's words present what the Bible teaches about sanctification and how it applies both to each individual Christian, and collectively to the local church. Christians troubled by the kind of teaching that has caused a “rift in our holiness” will find in this book not only much to clarify the issue, but also practical encouragement to follow in the footsteps of Christ.
- Donald S. Whitney, professor of biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible
“John MacArthur, a seasoned and highly regarded gospel preacher, presents us with a deeply biblical treatise on sanctification. In this simple but not simplistic, short but not superficial book, John MacArthur not only explains what the Bible teaches about sanctification, but he also clearly tells us what applications this generation needs.
- Mark Jones, pastor, Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, British Columbia; author of Knowing Christ
“MacArthur urges Christians to shine like lights in the midst of this confused and obscured generation. The freedom we have in Jesus Christ is the freedom to serve him as our Master and Lord. As he has done throughout his ministry, MacArthur continues to faithfully value the Word of God. This book pleads for a holy and joyful life to the glory of God. "
- Chris Larson, President and CEO, Ligonier Ministries
“This book is clear, inspiring, and strewn with warnings for us to realize where the world may have slipped into our theology and therefore into our lives.
- Ed Welch, Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
“This clear and concise book by MacArthur reminds Christians of what God teaches about how to grow as believers. It differentiates biblical sanctification from other pseudo-forms of sanctification and it harmonizes the Christian position in Christ with the Christian walk with Christ. I highly recommend this book which helps us righteously believe so that we can live even more in Christ's image.
- Stuart W. Scott, Associate Professor of Bible Counseling, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Table of contents
1. The Price of Heavenly Calling
2. In Defense of the Gospel
3. The Heart of a True Shepherd
4. Jesus Christ, the Incarnation of True Sanctification
5. A notable breach
6. Authenticity and Antinomianism
7. What grace teaches
Index of subjects
Index of biblical references
Original title : Sanctification: God's Passion for His People
Author : John Macarthur
Publisher: Editions Impact
Publication : October 2021
ISBN : 978-2-89082-459-1
Pages : 77
Dimensions : 5.5 "x 8.5"
Format : paperback