The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.

— John F. MacArthur

The most colossal John F. MacArthur quotes that will activate your inner potential

Why is discipline important? Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire. Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful) puts us in control of our appetites rather than vice versa. It deposes our lust and permits truth, virtue, and integrity to rule our minds instead.


Jesus Christ is not just 'my personal Savior'. He is Lord.


If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: 'God with us.'


You can’t confuse childlike faith with childish thinking.


We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ.

The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!


I am a free man, the slave of Christ.


It wasn't a potential atonement actuated by the sinner, it was an actual atonement initiated by the savior.


No human ever conceived outside God's will or ever conceived apart from God's image. Life is a gift from God created in His own image.


You say you do not know what God's will is, but I'll tell you what it is.

Above all it is that you know Christ and then that your neighbors hear about Christ. That is His will. So often we sit around twiddling our thumbs, dreaming about God's will in some distant future when we are not even willing to stand up on our own two feet, walk down the street, and do God's will right now.


Christians actually need to be confronted by their real need-an understanding of God's holiness and their own sinfulness-so they can be usable to Him for His Glory. When we have a right relationship to God, every aspect of our lives will settle into its divinely ordained place. ... We are still to need other needs but it begins with a high view of God.


Contrary to popular opinion, the most important characteristic of a godly mother is not her relationship with her children. It is her love for her husband. The love between husband and wife is the real key to a thriving family. A healthy home environment cannot be built exclusively on the parents' love for their children. The properly situated family has marriage at the center; families shouldn't revolve around the children.


For the faithful, Spirit-filled Christian, every place becomes a place of prayer.


About John F. MacArthur

Quotes 16 sayings
Profession Pastor
Birthday June 19, 1939

Nothing in the Christian life is more important than forgiveness-our forgiveness of others and God's forgiveness of us.


If I’m not showing grace . . . have I forgotten the grace I’ve been shown?


We should not be entertained by the sins for which Christ died.