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Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2002
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849917735  
ISBN13  9780849917738  
UPC  023755021830  

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More About John MacArthur

John MacArthur John MacArthur is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as author, conference speaker, president of The Master's College and featured teacher with Grace to You, an international radio broadcast. His more than six dozen books have sold millions of copies worldwide and include more than two dozen volumes of The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series.

The son of Jack MacArthur and fifth cousin of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur,[8] John MacArthur attended Bob Jones University before transferring to Los Angeles Pacific College (now Azusa Pacific University). He later obtained his Masters of Divinity from Biola University's Talbot Theological Seminary, in La Mirada, California. He graduated with honors. From 1964 to 1966, he served as an associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church, in Burbank, California and, from 1966 to 1969, as a faculty representative for Talbot Theological Seminary. Then, in 1969, he became the third pastor in the then-short history of the nondenominational Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California.

His daily radio program, Grace to You, which is now broadcast throughout much of the world, began as an audio recording ministry to provide cassettes of his sermons to listeners. They were first broadcast in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977.

In 1985, MacArthur became the president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year, liberal arts Christian college; and, in 1986, he founded The Master's Seminary. MacArthur also received an honorary doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary[ and an honorary doctorate from Grace Graduate School.

Nearly 43 years after beginning in the pulpit of Grace Community, MacArthur completed one his own life goals of preaching through the entire New Testament on June 5, 2011, at the end of his projected target window, stated the previous January, to finish "some time in the summer."[1] During the same interview, MacArthur projected he would complete his commentary series within another five years, some 35 years after beginning.

MacArthur is married to Patricia and they have four children and fifteen grandchildren. Spanish Bio: John MacArthur, es el pastor-maestro de la Grace Community Church en Sun Valley, California. Ademas, es presidente de The Master's College and Seminary. Es un prolifico autor con muchos exitos de ventas. Su estilo popular de exposicion y ensenanza de la Biblia puede escucharse a diario en su programa radial de difusion internacional "Gracia a vosotros."

John MacArthur has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Large Print Originals
  2. Comentario MacArthur del N.T.
  3. Comentario MacArthur del Nuevo Testamento
  4. Grace for Today
  5. MacArthur New Testament Commentary
  6. Proclaiming the Gospel

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Subtly Calvinistic  Oct 4, 2006
Be prepared before you delve into the particulars of the lives of those 12 men whom Christ chose to be His disciples. MacArthur's Reformed Presbyterianism manifests itself on page 12 ( paperback edition )when he states: " They ( being the 12 disciples ) represented the true Israel of God --- a genuinely repentant and believing Israel."

This is the trademark of Calvinism/Reformed Theology, Replacement Theology, otherwise, known as Supersessionism. According to MacArthur and others of his denominational persuasion, all promises and blessings given to Abraham and his seed were rescinded by God and given unconditionally to the Church under the New Covenent. This is promugated by MacArthur in spite of the numerous prophesies found in Ezekiel, Zechariah, Romans, and Revelation regarding the restoration of a Jewish homeland and an ultimately repentant people; also, in spite of the scriptural fact that Paul recognizes in I Corinthians 10:32 to " give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God. "

God has certainly not cast aside the nation of Israel forever.They are likened to the adulterous wife, repudiated, but ultimately to be purified and restored, as pictured in the book of Hosea. The invisible Church is comprised of believers who put their trust and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, just as God is preserving those remnant of the Sons of Abraham until the Kingdom Age is ushered in by Christ himself.

To be truly credible, MacArthur should have clearly stated his predisposition to liken the Church - established by Christ when Peter made his historic confession and thus coming to fruition at Pentecost - as the replacement entity for the Abrahamic Covenant.

One should prayfully be reminded that God will " Bless them that bless thee " - referring, of course, to the wholly gracious and unconditional promise made to Abraham and his descendants.
Informative and interesting  May 5, 2006
Many times when we get into non-fiction books we just don't think it will be an easy read. This book really gives great information about the 12 disciples and does it in a way that makes you want to keep reading to find out more. I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning but has problems with most of your textbook types of material. I enjoyed this book and learned a good bit as well.
Twelve Ordinary Men Review  Mar 27, 2006
John MacArthur presents a thorough and interesting description of the disciples Jesus picked to complete his work on earth. Never before have I read such valuable information about the disciples individually and collectively in one place. Way-to-go MacArthur.
Good Read, Valuable Read-- But Read William Barclay, Too.  Mar 13, 2006
This book is worth the reading, well worth the reading, but it is not the definitive book on the Twelve Deciples. That title still belongs to "The Master's Men" written by William Barclay many years ago. This book is good. It views the Apostles from a more modern day approach and gives good insight into the times in which they were chosen and labored. But it seems to stretch at times. Read in concert with "The Master's Men," this book helps paint a good picture--as good as we could possibly have--about the Twelve Men who changed the world. Read this one, and Barclay,too.
Ordinary Men Become Disciples  Jan 9, 2006
Another great book from John F. Macarthur. In this one, Macarthur talks about how Jesus used twelve ordinary men for his disciples and used them to change history, and how he can do that in your life. "Hard to Believe" is also great.

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