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First Corinthians MacArthur New Testament Commentary (Macarthur New Testament Commentary Serie) Hardcover – November 8, 1984
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Clear, reasonable, understandable, devout—all things and more can be honestly said about this generation’s greatest single-author pastoral commentary set. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series is a help to Christians and preachers. Forged in the study, fired in the pulpit, these comments on the whole New Testament are a gift from one who loves Christ, given to Christ’s bride, the church.
-Mark Denver, pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
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-Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, Revive our Hearts radio teacher
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The church at Corinth was a church with problems, not unlike the problems many churches face today. These issues included worldliness, spiritual disunity, sexual sin, and questions about marriage and divorce, the role of women, and spiritual gifts. Pastors and laypeople alike will benefit greatly as they explore the real-life richness of this epistle.
Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.
The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. This commentary will help to give a better, fuller, richer understanding of God's Word, while challenging the reader to a vibrant personal spiritual walk.
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John's pulpit ministry has been extended around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You, and its satellite offices in seven countries. In addition to producing daily radio programs for nearly 2,000 English and Spanish radio outlets worldwide, Grace to You distributes books, software, audiotapes, and CDs by John MacArthur.
John is president of The Master's College and Seminary and has written hundreds of books and study guides, each one biblical and practical. Best-selling titles include The Gospel According to Jesus, Truth War, The Murder of Jesus, Twelve Ordinary Men, Twelve Extraordinary Women, and The MacArthur Study Bible, a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion recipient.
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Many commentaries sidestep difficult passages, intimidating one from asking the hard questions as though one were foolish to do so; MacArthur does nothing of the kind, but tackles the Scriptures head on, asks the difficult questions, and presents what he considers the best solution. In essence, his "no nonsense, ingorance is not bliss" personality is reflected in his writings. He is neither mindless nor beyond comprehension.
The work is thorough, and probably my favorite all-around commentary on I Corinthians. It is both practical and scholarly, yet readable and understandable by the serious layman. It is written by a pastor who is also a thinker governed by good hermeneutics. His perspective is conservative, evangelical, dispensational, and non-charismatic. You may not agree with every one of his interpretations, but you will respect the logical approach that went behind them. Top notch.
The only part of this work I had any trouble with was the cessionaist approach MacArthur takes towards the gifts of the Spirit (12-14). Then, again, it is good to read the thoughts of sound thinking evangelicals-- even when they disagree with you on peripheral issues.
Perhaps the best aspect of this work is that... anytime MacArthur writes, you know he has thought and prayed through his position. And, he will not write something unless he can defend it from the Scriptures. This is helpful when you are unsure about some issue (divorce and remarriage, for instance, and presented in 1 Corinthians 7 f.), and it is honest even when you disagree.
I've read a few in the series of commentaries he offers. I would not buy the entire set (of any set of commentaries, really, because some are outstanding and others fall a bit short). This is one I would definitely grab hold of, if you can fork out the [money] for it.
Dr. John MacArthur has been pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles since 1969. During that time, he has preached verse-by-verse through the entire New Testament. The commentary chapter divisions are (essentially) derived from those individual sermons.
The essence of John MacArthur's credibility is his unswerving devotion to the Divine inspiration (authorship), absolute inerrancy, and complete authority of the Bible. Since the Bible is the true and infallible written revelation of God to mankind, Dr. MacArthur has said: "The only logical response to inerrant Scripture is to preach it expositionally. By that, I mean preaching in such a way that the meaning of the Bible passage is presented entirely and exactly as it was intended by God." This commitment results in content that is consistently and faithfully evangelical, because, as he explains: "Over the years of teaching the word of God without a lot of presuppositions, I tend to conclude whatever I believe the exegetical process yields."
But, although MacArthur has successfully disentangled himself from the straightjacket of agenda-driven or tradition-mandated, outcome-based theology--paying no tribute to conformity with any human opinion--he is by no means a doctrinal libertine. He is manifestly committed to declaring "the whole purpose of God" (Acts 20:27), and yet equally determined "not to exceed what is written" (2 Corinthians 4:6).Read more ›
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John MacArthur has a wonderful way of embellishing the scriptures. I love to read his commentaries.Published 5 months ago by Horace Stevens
As usual, the MacArthur library of commentaries on the New Testament is top shelfPublished 8 months ago by DanWard
a detailed verse by verse commentary on 1st Corinthians. Very well written with alot research would recommendPublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
MacArthur is thorough and intelligent. I love the way he makes his case and gets you thinking through an idea. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Jim Arnett