There are people whose salvation you wouldn’t question . . . but with others you’re probably not so sure. Well, the good news is, the Bible gives you definitive instruction on how to evaluate a person’s profession of faith . . . it comes in the form of a parable Jesus taught. John MacArthur breaks down that parable on this edition of GRACE TO YOU.
Millions of people have taken a test called the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. While it might be interesting and even helpful to understand your personality better . . . it’s far more important you know who you are spiritually. Stay tuned as John MacArthur helps you consider four different kinds of people — actually, four spiritual personalities. That’s on the next GRACE TO YOU.
Bible commentator Matthew Henry said that parables make the things of God “plain to those willing to be taught and . . . more difficult and obscure to those who [are] willfully ignorant.” Well, have you ever wondered why Jesus didn’t just make His teaching plain to everyone? Why conceal truth from those who arguably need it the most—why make the meaning difficult to grasp? Consider those questions on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
When you hear someone say something like, “The God I believe in wouldn’t send people to hell,” . . . how do you respond? It’s as though people think they can dictate the way things ought to be in the kingdom of God. Our job is to learn about the King and the standards He sets. Well, as John MacArthur has explained here on GRACE TO YOU, that’s where the parables of the kingdom come in.
Why did God put parables in the Bible? Did he simply want to break up long blocks of teaching with some short illustrations? Why not teach the truth in some other way—a more sophisticated way? Consider that today on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur continues his study called . . .The Parables of the Kingdom.
When the Bible says, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” what exactly does that mean? Maybe just a reference to what happens after this life, or the soon-approaching end times? Jesus was anything but unclear about His kingdom. On GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur unfolds some of Jesus' most powerful descriptions of His kingdom.
On the next GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur, John breaks from his normal verse-by-verse approach to answer questions from his local congregation in Los Angeles. Join him as he answers questions about crucial doctrines like Christ’s birth and his sinless life,the permanence of salvation,the qualities of an elder,and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in heaven.
There was one man in Scripture, Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice his son, and it turned out not only to be a great act of love—but perhaps the greatest example of complete trust in God.John MacArthur shows you the difference between living and dead faith on GRACE TO YOU.
There are many people who are spiritually blind and just can’t see it. Their faith is dead, and they will never admit it. So how can you avoid living like that—trapped in a lie? How can you have a true, saving, living faith? Find out on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Believing truth about Christ is not the same as having a true,living faith in Christ. So what makes the difference? How can you tell if your faith is alive or dead? John MacArthur answers that question in his current series,Show Me Your Faith,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
It’s said, nothing is discussed more and practiced less than prayer. You probably have to admit you’ve failed at some point to follow the Biblical command to pray without ceasing. But how do you do that? On GRACE TO YOU, explore with John MacArthur the link between constant prayer and The Believer’s Armor that’s at your disposal
Think about your life. What might you be doing—or not doing—that gives the world, Satan, or your flesh an advantage over you and what can you do about it? Find out on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur continues his study from Ephesians 6 titled, The Believer’s Armor.
Over the past five decades, perhaps no series has equipped more people to stand firm against spiritual attack than the one we start today. You’re going to see how your enemy, Satan, goes after Christians and how you can fend him off with the amazing defenses God has given you. John MacArthur shows you how to take hold of The Believer's Armor on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
So, how does the Bible define love—the love Christians should have and demonstrate? What should it look like at home, at the office, in your neighborhood, and at church? Find out today on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur, continues his study called The Portrait of a New Life . . . showing you how, as a Christian, love gets radically redefined.
How should you defend yourself against a much more dangerous enemy--one who, if you’re a Christian, you’re sure to face? Find out on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur continues his series The Believer’s Armor. It’s an in-depth look at how Satan tries to discourage believers--and how, through Christ, you can resist his attacks.