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    Sovereign Election, Human Responsibility, Evangelism and the Gospel

    These two messages by Dr. John MacArthur are exceptional. Taken from the recent "Truth Matters Conference" where the theme was "The Gospel According to Paul", the two sessions I make mention of here seek to provide biblical answers to questions such as "How are we to harmonize divine sovereignty with human responsibility? How can we understand that salvation is a matter of God’s will and God’s choice and God’s purpose, and God’s timing, and at the same time, make man in any sense responsible for what happens? How do we harmonize the issue of divine sovereignty and human responsibility with our evangelistic duty."

    I am delighted that these teaching sessions have now been made available in this way and I hope a great many people take the time to watch them. Get ready for deep insights into God's word, the fruit of a lifetime of service from Dr. MacArthur.

    As each of us learn and inwardly digest the contents, I am confident that the biblical truths learned here will have deep and profound effects as to how each of us conduct Christian ministry helping us become more informed and effective servants of Christ. I cannot recommend these videos highly enough. - JS

    Part 1 - An Introduction to the Sovereign Gospel - found here.

    Part 2 - An Explanation of the Sovereign Gospel - found here.

    (Full transcripts of the messages are available at the above links also)

    Posted by John Samson on October 21, 2011 08:39 AM


    Praise God! I hope that God will allow these two messages to promote more people to hold to both Sovereign Grace and also passionate for evangelism.

    I'd just like to pass on another way to help spread the gospel and it's simply this:-

    Include a link to an online gospel tract (e.g. as part of your email signature.

    An email signature is a piece of customizable HTML or text that most email applications will allow you to add to all your outgoing emails. For example, it commonly contains name and contact details - but it could also (of course) contain a link to a gospel tract.

    For example, it might say something like, "p.s. you might like this gospel cartoon ..." or "p.s. have you seen this?".

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