ISBN #: 978-0-940293-36-6
In a day when many are being led into false legal teachings, the letter to the Galatians is particularly relevant and gives us the great charter of our freedom in Christ. People are told that both the Law and the Gospel came from God and are therefore good. May we not mingle them to obtain something better than either? The letter to the Galatians gives the answer to this interesting and important question. It is a resounding 'No!' Law says, 'You shall not allow a single weed to grow in your garden. 'But, more,' it says, 'You shall not permit any seed of a weed to be there!' But they are there, everywhere. Thus, the Law hopelessly condemns us. It has a curse for all those under it.
The Gospel is God’s one remedy for the lost. It has a curse for all who would change it. It is fearful thing to poison the well of salvation. Anything beside the Gospel is really contrary to it.
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
Chapter 1 – Paul’s Purpose in Writing (1:1-10)
Chapter 2 – Paul’s Defense of His Ministry (1:11–2:10)
Chapter 3 – Paul Rebukes Peter (2:11-21)
Chapter 4 – The Great Truth of the Gospel (3:1-9)
Chapter 5 – Law Versus Promise (3:10-18)
Chapter 6 – The Purpose of the Law (3:19-29)
Chapter 7 – Children and Sons (4:1-16)
Chapter 8 – Bondage or Freedom (4:17–5:1)
Chapter 9 – The Peril of Legalism (5:2-15)
Chapter 10 – Power for Holiness (5:16-25)
Chapter 11 – Practical Exhortations (5:26–6:10)
Chapter 12 – Conclusion (6:11-18)
Books by William MacDonald: Christ Loved the Church, Enjoying the Book of Acts, Enjoying the Minor Prophets, Enjoying the Psalms, Enjoying the Proverbs, Letters to the Thessalonians, Let Me Introduce You to the Bible, Old Testament Digest: Job Through Malachi, True Discipleship
Courses by William MacDonald: The Bible Tells Me So, Born to Win, Christ Loved the Church, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Doing Time with Jesus, Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life?, Galatians, God's Word Is Truth, Good New for All, Guide to Christian Growth, James, John, Lessons for Christian Living, The Letters of John, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, The Lord's Supper and Baptism, Luke, Matthew, Mark, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, Revelation, Romans – Part 1, Romans – Part 2, Summary of the Bible, What the Bible Teaches, Winning Souls the Bible Way
Booklets by William MacDonald: Armageddon Soon?, Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential Issues, God's Answers to Man's Questions, The Grace of God, Grasping for Shadows, Seek Ye First, That's a Good Question, There's a Way Back to God, Think of Your Future, To What Should We be Loyal?, True Brokenness
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Now available—all 20 volumes of the the entire New Testament Series. Now you can study your favorite correspondence courses anytime. This 20-volume set is perfect for in-depth study or for quick reference whenever you need it most.
Written by respected authors such as William MacDonald, R. E. Harlow, and Ken Fleming, this verse-by-verse commentary of the New Testament makes an excellent tool for personal Bible study, teaching, or small group discussion. For a full description and detail information about each New Testament book included, click on the links below.
|The Gospel of Matthew||252||William MacDonald|
|The Gospel of Mark||152||William MacDonald|
|The Gospel of Luke||212||William MacDonald|
|The Gospel of John||226||William MacDonald|
|The Book of Acts||112||R. E. Harlow|
|Romans – Part 1||112||William MacDonald|
|Romans – Part 2||80||William MacDonald|
|The First Letter to the Corinthians||208||William MacDonald|
|The Second Letter to the Corinthians||154||William MacDonald|
|The Letter to the Galatians||96||William MacDonald|
|The Letter to the Ephesians||144||Ken Fleming|
|Philippians, Colossians, Philemon||164||William MacDonald|
|The Letters to the Thessalonians||160||Woodring / Little|
|The Letters to Timothy and Titus||172||MacDonald / Flint|
|The Letter to the Hebrews||224||David J. MacLeod|
|The Letter of James||108||William MacDonald|
|The First Letter of Peter||96||Ken Fleming|
|The Second Letter of Peter, and Jude||88||Ken Fleming|
|The Letters of John||64||William MacDonald|
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ISBN #: 978-1-59387-125-3
In his gospel, Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah of Israel, the only one with a right to the throne of David.
The book does not claim to be a complete biography of Christ’s life on earth. It begins with His genealogy and early years, then jumps to the beginning of His public ministry when He was about thirty. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Matthew selects those aspects of the Savior’s life and ministry which proclaim Him as God’s Anointed One—for that is what the title “Messiah” means.
The book moves toward a climax—the trial, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus. And in that climax, of course, is laid the foundation for man’s salvation. That is why the book is called a “gospel”—not so much because it explains the way by which sinful man may receive eternal salvation, but rather because it describes the sacrificial work of Christ by which our salvation was made possible.
We do not know when Matthew wrote this book, whether it was AD 40 or 70 or at some time in between. And even if we did, this information would not add to our enjoyment of it or benefit from it. We have purposely avoided the so-called “critical problems”—that is, the questions concerning the sources and history of the text. Our purpose is to concentrate on the exposition of the text as it is found in our Bibles.
This course and commentary seeks to stimulate independent study and meditation. Most of all, it is aimed at creating in the reader’s heart an intense longing for the return of the King.View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-18-2
What this world needs is a Servant – and Mark presents Jesus Christ to us as the perfect Servant, showing us Jesus moving swiftly from one event to another leading up to when He gives 'His life a ransom for many.'
The Gospel of Mark emphasizes the servant nature of Jesus Christ, concentrating on the things that Jesus did and where He went.It is the shortest of the Gospels and probably the first one written. Mark presents the action vividly and roughly in the order that the events happened. Mark explains Jewish customs so his readers can have a better understanding. His goal is to depict the perfect Servant, the Son of God, who is the Lord Jesus Christ.View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-29-3
The skeptic Renan called Luke’s Gospel “The most beautiful book in the world.” And so it is! The Lord Jesus is especially presented to us by Luke as the friend of “publicans and sinners,” the outcasts of society.
We see Him breaking the shackles of national prejudice to show His tenderness, compassion and sympathy to those outside of the nation of Israel. We find that women are given frequent and honorable mention, something quite alien to custom at the time. Luke’s evident goal is to present to us Jesus as “the Son of Man” and as the Savior of mankind. A study of this Gospel is bound to be a heartwarming experience.View full product details