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Master's Plan For The Church (Revised) [Paperback]

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It is absolutely essential that a church perceive itself as an institution for the glory of God, and to do that, claims John MacArthur, the local church must adhere unfalteringly to biblical leadership principles. Christ never intended church leadership to be earned by seniority, purchased with money, or inherited through family ties. He never compared church leaders to governing monarchs, but rather to humble shepherds; not to slick celebrities, but to laboring servants. Drawing from some of the best-received material on church leadership, this updated edition guides the church with crucial, effective lessons in leadership. This book is valuable not only for pastors and elders, but for anyone else who wants the church to be what God intended it to be.

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Es absolutamente esencial que la iglesia se perciba a si misma como una institucion para la gloria de Dios. Cristo nunca tuvo la intencion de que los lideres de la iglesia fueron elegidos por antiguedad, ni comprados con dinero ni que lo fueran por herencia. Nunca comparo a los lideres a una monarquia, mas bien los comparo a pastores de ovejas muy humildes. A partir de lo mejor disponible acerca de liderazgo de la iglesia, John MacArthur guia a la iglesia con lecturas eficaces y cruciales acerca del liderazgo. Este libro es de mucho valor no solo para pastores y lideres en la iglesia sino para cualquiera que desee que la iglesia sea lo que Dios deseaba que fuera. It is absolutely essential that the church perceives itself as an institution for the glory of God. Christ never intended church leadership to be earned by seniority, purchased with money, or inherited through family ties. He never compared church leaders to governing monarchs, but rather to humble shepherds. Drawing from some of the best-received material on church leadership, John MacArthur guides the church with crucial, effective lessons in leadership. This book is valuable not only for pastors and elders, but for anyone else who wants the church to be what God intended it to be.]

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Pages   358
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2008
Publisher   MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN  080247845X  
EAN  9780802478450  


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Well Done...  May 26, 2006
Very thorough and to the point in so many aspects of the church. From backing up why a plurality of elders to church discipline. A very good read that will point the reader of what God truly wants from His church based on the biblical model set forth in the New Testament. I extremely liked the area describing the elder; his qualifications and disqualifications based on what the Greek text provides.

In the back of the book in the appendixes he then tackles questions regarding different aspects of the church, such as major questions regarding elders and deacons. He defends many topics including having one of the elders being the lead (teaching pastor) to why the elders can, but not as a rule, be paid.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to reconfirm what the Bible teaches on the church and not our traditions passed on generation upon generation. Very big help!
 
Extremely sound  Feb 1, 2006
MacArthur's plan for the "church" is extremely sound. His preceptions are based on origional language of the Bible and will work for anyone committed to establishing a God honoring body of believers.
 
Must read  Jun 17, 2004
John MacArthur has done an excellent job explaining from the Scriptures the plan that God has ordained for the local church. He teaches what the Bible says about elders, deacons, women's roles, church discipline, preaching, etc. Very scholarly without being dry. Excellent exegesis.
 
Build Your Church According to Scripture  Nov 12, 2002
Although the "Master's Plan for the Church" (MPftC) came out before "Ashamed of the Gospel" (AotG), I recommend reading AotG before MPftC. AotG presents a broader base for what problems exist (e.g., watering down the gospel) and why they exist. MPftC is more of a practical application -- now that AotG has shown what to avoid, MPftC shows a better way to implement things in your church. Our denomination (CRC - Christian Reformed Church) has most of those things in place and does a pretty good job of staying true to how a church should be run. MPftC helps keep our minds in line with doing the right things and not just things because "we've always done it that way". Most of the chapters and appendixes are taken from sermons at the author's church. The format is easy to read and well organized. The appendixes fill the final one-third of the book and are required reading. I recommend getting both books for your church library (we have AotG and probably will get MPftC soon).
 
Getting It Right  Jan 17, 2001
To many churches focus on entertainment and people pleaser messages as their means of increasing their numbers. Churches forget that it is not our job to grow the church, that is Jesus' job. This book does not waste time going into concepts and strategies that will increase the size of the church. But instead focuses on what the Biblical structure is for the body of Christ. John MacArthur does not focus on how to increase the width of the church, but the depth. There is not a single church in the Bible ever commended for it's size. Excellent Book !
 

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