Episode 122: The Preaching of John MacArthur

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Phil Johnson joins me in a discussion on the preaching of John MacArthur. Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Pastor MacArthur’s major books. Phil is also the founder of several popular websites, including The Spurgeon ArchiveThe Hall of Church History, and the Pyromaniacs blog. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

Guest(s): Phil Johnson


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Phil’s current ministry at Grace to You
  • John MacArthur’s 50thanniversary at Grace Community Church
  • How Phil came to work for John MacArthur
  • Why John MacArthur’s preaching was so compelling for Phil in his early life
  • A brief discussion on the life and ministry of John MacArthur
  • A discussion of a Hughes Oliphant Old’s famous quote about John MacArthur
  • What MacArthur is trying to accomplish when he steps into the pulpit
  • A glimpse at John MacArthur’s sermon prep process
  • Concluding words of advice from the preaching of John MacArthur


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