Biblical teaching is being pushed out of the public square in many communities . . . while opposition to Christian beliefs flourishes behind the deceptive façade of tolerance. Ever wonder how you should respond if you’re persecuted for being a Christian? Consider that today on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur wraps up his series from Matthew 5 titled . . . The Beatitudes.
If you follow Jesus Christ . . . if you’re His disciple . . . you have pitted yourself against the culture, and conflict is inevitable. So how can you have genuine joy, even when others revile you? How can you experience a happiness no persecution can shake? Find out, on GRACE TO YOU.
You may face persecution at your school, or with your friends, or in your family—simply for being a Christian. How can you deal with that and still have joy in your faith? John MacArthur answers that question, showing you what Christ meant when He said . . . “Happy Are the Harassed.” That’s on the next GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
It’s something of a stereotype that’s associated with celebrities. Their great hope for mankind is world peace. Of course, we all want peace, but is peace really possible? Well, the answer is yes if you understand what Jesus meant when He said, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Hear more from John MacArthur on the next edition of GRACE TO YOU.
History is full of people claiming they’ve achieved peace when they have not. So how can you be different? How can you experience genuine peace . . . and help others find it? Get answers as John MacArthur continues his study of . . . The Beatitudes . . . showing you what Jesus meant by . . . “blessed are the peacemakers” . . . on the next GRACE TO YOU.
What makes the biblical concept of happiness different than any other? What does "Pure of Heart" mean? Listen to Dr. John MacArthur share the answers in this edition of "Grace to Your".
The word beatitude—singular—means perfect blessedness or happiness. The plural form—Beatitudes—refers specifically to eight statements Jesus spoke. . . eight short yet profound truths that unlock the secret to genuine, unbreakable happiness. Hear more on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
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.
Imagine you’re stranded on an island then one day someone rescues you, returns you to civilization, and gives you everything you need for the rest of your life. Would you say no to that? Of course not. But is it possible you’re doing something even worse rejecting the unique, abundant treasure that’s yours if you’re a Christian?Hear more, on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
When things in your church aren’t what you’d want them to be, what do you do? Should you stay put or find a different fellowship? John MacArthur shows you how important the local church should be in your life and what it really means to be committed to the body of Christ, on GRACE TO YOU.
On the next GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur is continuing his look at . . .The Bible-Driven Church. He will be focusing on how to honor Christ in the way you minister to people in your church who might not be so easy to love. It’s a message titled . . . “Dealing with Problem People.”
There are many miracles that get our attention at Christmas . . . the virgin birth . . . the star of Bethlehem. . . the angels singing . . . and more. Yet, even more important than the miraculous circumstances of Christ’s birth is the reason that He came.Hear more,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
In times of trouble, when trials are all around, what kind of person should you lean on for strength,courage, and spiritual help? And how can you make sure you’re someone others would run toward in their dark days? Get answers on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.