Remaining Faithful in Ministry: 9 Essential Convictions for Every Pastor PBBy: John MacArthur
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.
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has served since 1969. He is known around the world for his verse-by-verse expository preaching and his pulpit ministry via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur serves as the president of the Master's Seminary and Master's University. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.
“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 Ministrie
Table of Contents:
- Convinced of the Superiority of the New Covenant
- Convinced That Ministry Is a Mercy
- Convinced of the Need for a Pure Heart
- Convinced of the Need to Preach the Word Faithfully
- Convinced That the Results Belong to God
- Convinced of His Own Insignificance
- Convinced of the Benefit of Suffering
- Convinced of the Need for Courage
- Convinced That Future Glory Is Better Than Anything This World Could Offer