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Hard To Believe:

The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus

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John MacArthur

John MacArthur, one of today's foremost Bible teachers, is the author of numerous best-selling books that have touched the lives of millions.  He is Pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California,  and President of The Master's College and Seminary.  He is also the Host of the Grace To You Radio Program.  He authored the notes in the McArthur Study Bible, which has been awarded the Gold Medallion and has sold more than 500,000 copies.  John and his wife, Patricia, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren. ______________

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Have you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

Find out how to do so on our page:

Plan of Salvation ______________

Copyright 2003 by John MacArthur.  All Rights Reserved.

Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville ____________


Author: John MacArthur

There is no user-friendly, seeker-sensitive Gospel.  There Is Only the Truth.

Deny Yourself.  Take Up Your Cross.  No Superficial Commitments.

Deny yourself?  Take up a cross?  Who wants to do that?  Yet that's what Jesus requires of you and me and anyone else who would follow Him.  This book is John MacArthur's unflinching, unapologetic treatise on the modern tendency to alter the true message of Christianity in order to meet the whims and desires of a culture hoping for non-confrontational messages, easy answers, and superficial commitments.

Faith in Him demands a willingness to make any sacrifice He asks.  The hard truth about Christianity is that the cost is high...

Too many people just want a Madison Avenue Jesus to make them well, make them happy, and make them prosperous.  But Jesus Christ isn't a personal genie.  He is the Savior.  He died in agony to satisfy the wrath of a holy God and to forgive the sins of humankind.  Faith in Him demands a willingness to make any sacrifice He asks.  The hard truth about Christianity is that the cost is high, but the rewards are priceless: abundant and eternal life that comes only from faithfully following Christ.

...what it really means to be committed to Jesus Christ...

In this book, pastor, teacher, and best-selling author John MacArthur will make you face Gospel reality---what it really means to be committed to Jesus Christ, and not a cheap imitation of the Christian life ________________________

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Tell others about Jesus like John MacArthur does:

 Though we are not all called to the ministry of a Pastor or Christian Writer, we are all called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians.  Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our  web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). ______________________________