If someone asked you when you’re most happy you probably wouldn’t say it’s when you’re forgiving someone who hurt you or staying up night after night with a sick relative. Yet, as John MacArthur will show you on GRACE TO YOU, there’s a link between being merciful and being truly happy that you’ve probably never thought of.
Webster’s defines mercy a number of ways: a disposition to forgive or to be kind . . . compassionate treatment . . . refraining from punishing offenders. Those definitions get pretty close to what Jesus meant when He said, “Blessed are the merciful” in His Sermon on the Mount.Yet there’s a depth of meaning you can’t get from a dictionary. John MacArthur gives you that expanded, biblical understanding on GRACE TO YOU.
What do you crave . . . what do you need to be happy? Well . . . if you’re a believer, there is nothing more essential for you to crave than . . . righteousness. Question is, how do you build that hunger? Consider that on GRACE TO YOU.
Spend even a half hour watching a cooking show, and I don’t think there’s any doubt . . . your mouth’s going to water, at least a little. We all know what it feels like to want food. But how’s your appetite for. . . holiness? Tough question, but you need to ask yourself . . . how long since you had hunger pangs that only Jesus Christ could satisfy? Hear more on GRACE TO YOU.
Your body automatically tells you when you need food—we all know what hunger for food feels like.But do you know what it feels like to be hungry for happiness. . . to want that deep down joy that difficult circumstances—even tragedies—can’t shake? Oddly enough, before you can satisfy your hunger for happiness . . . you first have to hunger for something else. Hear more on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
The Bible says, “Blessed are the meek” . . . but is that really such a Christian thing to be? Didn’t Jesus Himself drive out the money changers from the temple . . . not with a suggestion . . . but with a whip? Not exactly what you’d call meekness. Why then would the Bible say it’s a good thing—a blessed thing—to be meek? Find out on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Now, nobody respects a coward, right? The world doesn’t . . . and frankly, neither does the church.Christians are supposed to be bold. So why would God’s Word plainly say . . . “Blessed are the meek”? On GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur examines what meekness is . . . and what it isn’t. Along the way, you’re going to see why the spiritually meek know genuine, unshakable happiness.
Mourning is a predictable, normal part of life. Thankfully, God’s Word seems to speak even more powerfully in times of loss.When the Bible says, “Blessed are those who mourn,” is that an affirmation that God’s going to comfort you . . . bless you . . . when something really bad happens? Find out on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
When Jesus said“Blessed are those who mourn”in the Sermon on the Mount, what was He talking about? Is it a promise that God’s going to be with you when you’re dealing with tragedy . . . that He’ll bless you when you weep with those who are suffering . . . that He’ll give you the strength you need when circumstances turn out far worse than you expected? Find out on edition of GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
When Jesus began His Sermon on the Mount by blessing the poor, the sick, and the needy, was He outlining a radical agenda for social change? Was He calling His followers to a life of social activism . . .to helping the homeless and starving? Or was he addressing something entirely different from physical needs? Hear more on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Without question it is God’s most celebrated attribute—His love. But if God is so loving, why is there suffering in the world? Does God love everyone the same? And what is it about God’s love exactly that will strengthen you—even in your darkest days? Find out on this edition of GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
If you’re going to be a holy person, if you’re going to be a righteous person, it’s going to have to take place in your own heart. That’s where the battle has to be fought. If you’re losing the battle on the inside where nobody knows where nobody sees, it will show up. Hear more,on this edition of GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
This year has been a year like no other in recent memory, marked by an unprecedented health crisis and societal lockdowns, punctuated by widespread, brazen, and often violent unrest. And when you factor into those troubling realities the response of some government leaders, the problems seem only worse. Recently, John MacArthur stepped into the pulpit to ask the question “A Nation Under God?” On this special broadcast of “Grace to You,” listen as John brings the stabilizing truth of God’s Word to bear on America’s unraveling social fabric.
You hear the gospel and pray the sinner’s prayer. You faithfully serve your church. And you tell others about Christ. Yet one day, you stand before the God you claim to know . . . and find out, to your horror,that He doesn’t know you! How could that possibly happen? John MacArthur answers that on GRACE TO YOU.
On this edition of GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur discusses “Four Ways to Miss Heaven.” He is going to show you the horrible consequences of sin . . . consequences you’ll face if you miss out on heaven. It’s a critical conclusion to his series called . . .The Sinfulness of Sin.