Products>The Gospel according to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament

The Gospel according to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament

Format: Digital
, 2018
ISBN: 9781433549571


Often hailed as one of the greatest chapters in the Bible, the prophecy of the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 foretells the crucifixion of Jesus, the central event in God’s ultimate plan to redeem the world.

This book explains the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, highlighting important connections to the history of Israel and to the New Testament—ultimately showing us how this ancient prophecy illuminates essential truths that undergird our lives today.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the larger picture of the story of Scripture
  • Frame's Jesus' life and death in the context of the Old Testament
  • Includes an appendix with a sermon by Charles Spurgeon


  • Introduction: The Whole Story of Salvation in Prophecy
  • Part 1: The Suffering Servant
    • The Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament
    • About Whom Does the Prophet Say This?
    • Astonishing!
    • What If Some Did Not Believe?
    • The Substituted Servant
    • The Silent Servant
    • The Suffering and Exalted Servant
    • The Sin-Bearing Servant
  • Part 2: The Life and Times of Isaiah the Prophet
    • Here I Am! Send Me
    • Judah's Demise

Praise for the Print Edition

The Gospel according to God is a beautifully written exposition of the gospel of Jesus Christ as it is revealed through the prophet Isaiah. Like Philip in the chariot of the Ethiopian court official, MacArthur takes up his pen and, beginning from Isaiah, preaches Jesus to us! The work is scholarly yet devotional––a resource for teaching the gospel to the church and a tool for the evangelization of both Jew and Gentile.

—Paul David Washer, Director of HeartCry Missionary Society; author, Recovering the Gospel series; Knowing the Living God; Discovering the Glorious Gospel; and Discerning the Plight of Man

John MacArthur’s skillful exposition of Isaiah 53 brings us face-to-face with the gospel of Christ crucified. In the death of our divine substitute, we behold the height of God’s love and the depth of our iniquity. The clarity of this prophecy is all the more astonishing when we realize that God revealed it to Israel seven centuries before Jesus came. Though Christians hold to different understandings of God’s covenant and the end of the age, we find ourselves drawn together as we bow at the foot of the cross in adoration and humble joy.

— Joel R. Beeke, president and professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and pastor at Heritage Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan

MacArthur gets better and better. The Gospel according to God is sure to become the definitive treatment of Isaiah 53 for years to come. An outstanding achievement by one of our leading pastor-theologians.

— Derek W. H. Thomas, senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

Product Details

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

John F. MacArthur

John MacArthur (b. 1939) is a Calvinist theologian, author, editor, and teacher. He is a popular conference speaker and the president of both The Master's College and The Master's Seminary. He has also served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. Best known for his expository exegesis of the Bible, Logos has collected more than 3,000 of his sermons in the John MacArthur Sermon Archive and offers the complete MacArthur New Testament Commentary.

MacArthur’s pulpit ministry extends around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. In addition to producing daily radio programs for nearly 2,000 English and Spanish radio outlets worldwide, Grace to You distributes books, software, and CDs by John MacArthur. He has written hundreds of books and study guides, including the bestselling John MacArthur Essential Bible Study Library and the MacArthur Study Bible. He is also the author of notable titles like Different by Design and Twelve Ordinary Men.

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