Featuring contributions from Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Mark Dever, and more
Curating insights from some of America's greatest Christian minds, High King of Heaven is a series of reflections on Christology, one of the church's central doctrines. It contains essays from over twenty well-known pastors and theologians, including John MacArthur, Mark Dever, Albert Mohler, Miguel Nuñez, and Ligon Duncan.
Each essay not only elucidates an aspect of Christ's person and work, but also demonstrates how it applies to the life of the church. After reading High King of Heaven, readers will:
There are some subjects you can never out-study, and Christology is one of them. Any Christian who wants a greater appreciation for the work of our Lord and Savior, who wants to worship Him in spirit and truth, and who wants increased confidence in the church's historic confessions concerning Him will delight in High King of Heaven.
High King of Heaven can be classified under the topic of Christology. The various contributors, I believe, gave these messages at a conference. (I am wondering how it would be humanly possible to get all these men together and have this many fine messages.) The sections of this books are as follows:
Part 1: The Person of Christ
In this section, Michael Reeves begins with “The Eternal Word: God the Son in Eternity Past.” Paul Twiss follows with “Son of God and Son of Man.” Mark Jones, author of Knowing Christ, speaks on Isaiah 50 and the topic of “The Son’s Relation with the Father.” Subsequent chapters are the Virgin Birth, Christ as the Bread of Life, the Good Shepherd, “The Way, the Truth, and the Life,” and Christ as head of the Church.
Part 2: The Work of Christ
Messages in this section are on the different phases of Christ’s incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascensioin, and second coming.
Part 3: The Word of Christ
This portion includes a discourse called “No Other Gospel: The True Gospel of Christ” and another on the completion of the New Testament Canon. Two subsequent portions cover the relation of Christ to the Old Testament.
Part 4: The Witness to Christ
Another look at Christ and in the Old Testament starts off this section. It deals with the account of the Road to Emmaus and Jesus’ teaching about Himself “beginning with Moses.” The message of Hebrews that Christ is better and is the final word is the subject of the second message here. Albert Mohler deals with the believer’s witness in an ungodly world, and Paul Washer addresses suffering for Christ. The 22nd message is “Around the Throne: the Heavenly Witness of the Redeemed in the Work of the Lamb.” The final chapter is by John MacArthur and is called “Do You Love Me? The Essential Response to the High King of Heaven.”
Twenty three messages, all focusing on different Bible passages, with little of no repetition, differences, or diversions–this book is a gem for theological study, devotion, or sermon preparation.