Let Us Pray: A Symposium on Prayer by Leading Preacher and Theologians

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When our Lord's disciples came to Him regarding prayer, they did not ask Him to teach them how to pray, but rather they asked Him to teach them to pray. Obviously even those closest to Christ needed to learn to pray. And so do we.

Here, some of our best Bible teachers and expositors give us instruction on prayer, from why we should pray, to what prayer is, how it ties in with God's sovereignty, what it means to pray in Jesus' name, what it means to hallow God's name, and why God is to be the focus of our prayers, not ourselves. These, and many other topics, are addressed in this helpful book. 

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Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries, and is the president of the Ligonier Academy. He is also the preaching pastor at St. Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and is the author of more than 80 books.

Dr. John MacArthur has been the pastor/teacher of Grace Community Church in Southern California for 40 years. He also serves as President of the Master’s College and Seminary. He has authored over 400 books and study guides.

Dr. John Piper has been the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for over 30 years. He is the author of more than 30 books.

Dr. Joel Beeke is the founder and president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He serves as Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics. He is also pastor of Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids. He has written, co-authored, or edited 70 books.

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He is the author of 16 books and has pastored for over 30 years.

Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is the president of Westminster Seminary California.  He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Richard D. Phillips is the pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina. He chairs the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, founded by the late James Boice. He is the author of 21 books.

Dr. Hywel R. Jones has been Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California since 2000. Prior to that he was Editorial Director of the Banner of Truth Trust for four years and Lecturer at London Theological Seminary since its inception in 1977, becoming its first Principal in 1985. He was ordained in 1963 in the Presbyterian Church of Wales and served in several pastorates. He and his wife, Nansi, have been married for 50 years and have three adult children and six grandchildren. He is the author of several books. The most recent are commentaries on Hebrews, Job, Psalm 119 and Philippians.

Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin serves as the Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has authored 10 books.

Phil Johnson is the Executive Director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of John’s major books. But he may be best known for several popular websites he maintains, including The Spurgeon Archive and The Hall of Church History. Phil has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Moody Bible Institute (class of 1975) and was an editor at Moody Press before coming to Grace Community Church. He is an elder at Grace Community Church and pastors the GraceLife fellowship group.

Dr. Bruce Bickel is the president and founder of Transformational Leadership Group. He is the author of Light and Heat: The Puritan View of the Pulpit.

Dr. Don Kistler was the founder of Soli Deo Gloria Publications, and is the founder and president of The Northampton Press. He has written two books and has edited more than 400 books, most of those first-time reprints of Puritan writings.

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The authors in this compilation address the issue of legalism from a variety of angles.

John MacArthur shows, first that obedience to God is not an issue of legalism, but an issue of love. In his second chapter, he deals with the inevitable response of people who are confronted with Biblical standards, "Judge not that ye be not judged." Here MacArthur shows what our Lord meant when He said that, and shows what biblical discernment really is, that there is a vast difference between judgmental and holding people accountable to God's standards.

Phil Johnson, in his first chapter, deals with Christian liberty. In his second chapter, he takes a critical look at two kinds of legalism, then explores the relationship of Christian love and Christian liberty.

Joel Beeke shows that enthusiasm for God's law is not necessarily legalism. One can be zealous without being legalistic. As David wrote: "Oh, how I love Thy Law!"

Bruce Bickel explains that legalism is due to a weak understanding of what Christ accomplished on the cross.

Jim Elliff makes clear that legalism is an attack on unity within the Body of Christ, particularly local congregations.

Ken Talbot helps us to see that legalism is inconsistent with and incompatible with the doctrine of justification by faith alone. He points out that the doctrine of "free will" leads to this dangerous position.

Rick Phillips explores the relationship to loving God and obeying His law. Some today believe that love is all that matters, and that the law as a guideline to love is extinct. Then this author shows that Biblical sanctification is the antidote to and the opposite of legalism.

Steven J. Lawson shows that legalism is the result of holding to man-made traditions over the truth of God's Word. Second, he points out how dangerous and deadly a thing legalism is and why.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction: What Legalism Is, What Legalism Does - Don Kistler
2. Truth Vs. Tradition - Stephen J. Lawson
3. Love and God's Law - Richard D. Philips
4. The Cross Is Enough - Bruce Bickel
5. The Danger of Legalism - Steven J. Lawson
6. Obedience: Love or Legalism? - John MacArthur
7. Zealous But not Legalistic - Joel Beeke
8. The Plague of Free-Will Moralism - Kenneth Talbot
9. Judging Vs. Biblical Discernment - John MacArthur
10. Stand Fast in Liberty - Phil Johnson
11. Real Love and Real Liberty - Phil Johnson
12. What Freedom From the Law Accomplishes For the Local Church - Jim Elliff
13. Biblical Sanctification: The Antidote to Legalism - Richard D. Philips
You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted.
So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.
New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness, and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.
Fervent is a hands-on, knees-down, don’t-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying.
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