O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? Collected Sermons of John Murray
Westminster Seminary Press. d.w. 280pp. Ribbon marker.
John Murray breaks stereotypes in this collection of sermons. He traces the contours of Christian faith from unexpected passages. He exudes passion in prose that reads like classic literature. He constructs meticulous arguments that land in practical application. Produced by the respected Italian bookbindery Legatoria Editoriale Giovanni Olivotto, the physical form of this collection will deliver an enjoyable reading experience for decades. We designed this volume to last so you can pass it on to the next generation.
“John Murray is well known for his eagle-eyed theology and scholarly exposition of the Scriptures. However, in this book we hear the voice of John Murray, the gospel preacher with a voice that tenderly and urgently calls us to Christ as our righteousness, our life, and our all. These messages are a feast for the soul. Highly recommended!”
-Joel R. Beeke
“The apostle Paul's spiritual nutrition plan offers two basic food groups: meat and milk. Readers of these sermons will be in no doubt as to which Professor Murray served for his Sunday dinners. A bite-sized sample from any paragraph would prove the point. The marvel is that everything that belongs to Christ becomes the possession of the person who is united to him. Christs righteousness is not simply something that grounds the justifying act of God, but its something that demands the justifying action of God. There will never be a John Murray for the masses, and yet the gospel preached in these pages is just the food that seasoned saints, hungry sinners, and thoughtful reading groups most clearly need.”
-Chad Van Dixhoorn
“What a gift these collected sermons of John Murray are to preachers and Bible students! Here, the great Westminster professors lucid voice is heard in stirring tones, both unfolding doctrine and stimulating doxology. And it is no surprise that Murrays consistent focus is Christ in the glory of his person and work and the blessing of union with Christ in faith. Reformed Christians should read everything Murray has written, and this small corpus of sermons demands our attention and thanksgiving.”
“Here is a collection of sermons without additives, no unnecessary words, no superfluous illustrations. How unlike so many of our current efforts. Professor Murray opens up the text and leaves us in no doubt about what it means and why it matters. Ever since reading his commentary on Romans, I have turned regularly to his collected writings. I am thrilled to have this new volume, which I commend with a measure of pride in the work of this Highland Scot!”