It’s often called the unbeliever’s favorite verse. Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge, so that you will not be judged.” Perhaps you’ve heard it quoted by those defending an unbiblical lifestyle. On GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur helps you understand that verse in its proper context.
You’ve heard the verse that says “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”And odds are, you’ve heard that verse misapplied more than perhaps any other in the Bible.So what is this verse really talking about . . . and how do you apply it? Find out today on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur continues his series titled . . .Mishandled.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m in their midst.”Would it surprise you to hear that, that verse doesn’t apply to your church’s mid-week prayer meeting . . . or the prayers you and your spouse share? But if this famous passage has nothing to do with prayer . . . what is it about? Can you even know for sure? John MacArthur’s going to show you, on the next GRACE TO YOU.
If you’ve spent much time in a church, you’ve likely heard about the widow and her two mites . . . and probably in a sermon about being generous with your money. Or perhaps you’ve used that passage as a proof-text when arguing the merits of sacrificial giving. But is that what this passage is about? John MacArthur’s answer might surprise you today on GRACE TO YOU.
“Judge not, lest you be judged” . . . the “Widow’s Mites” . . . the “Parable of the Prodigal Son”. . . you have probably heard sermons on all those passages. They’re popular and contain foundational biblical doctrines.But most people—perhaps even you—don’t understand what those passages actually mean. John MacArthur explains on GRACE TO YOU.
Perhaps you recently yielded to a temptation that you’d never struggled with before . . . or maybe you wrestle with the same temptation day after day. How does that sin affect your ultimate standing with God? Is it possible to sin so badly that God would withdraw His saving grace from you? John MacArthur answers that on GRACE TO YOU.
When you’re playing a sport, applying for college, or interviewing for a job you do everything you can to show your value to highlight what you can contribute. But, when it comes to your salvation there’s nothing you contribute . . . nothing you can do to earn salvation. A natural follow-up question is, can you do anything to lose your salvation? Find out on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Charles Spurgeon said, if he didn’t believe that salvation is permanent—that once you’re saved, you’re saved forever—he “should be of all men the most miserable, because [he would] lack any ground for comfort.”Well, friend, how about you—do you have assurance that you’re saved for good. . . that right now you’re in the permanent grip of God? Hear more from John MacArthur on GRACE TO YOU.
On good days, God is our focus from morning till night, and everything seems to go well. But on bad days, we keep God in the background and feel battered by sin at day’s end. If you’re ever going to question the legitimacy of your salvation, undoubtedly it’s on one of those “bad days.” But while what we think and feel about salvation may change,salvation itself does not—it’s irrevocable. Hear more on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
A theater owner once offered free admission,though with one important condition: Each “guest” had to pay to get out at the end of the film! Sadly, a good many people hold a similar view of salvation thinking the free gift of eternal life isn’t free at all—you have to pay for it—and on top of that,you can never be fully assured of your salvation. What encouragement would you have for someone with that mindset?Hear more from John MacArthur on GRACE TO YOU.
The money in your wallet may say “In God We Trust” . . . but the sad truth is, much of America rejects God and often works to marginalize those who follow Christ. So how do you honor God while surrounded by a culture that doesn’t? Consider that on GRACE TO YOU as John MacArthur begins his study called . . .Faith Through the Fire.
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.
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.
Today on GRACE TO YOU you’re going to see the boldness Jesus had when He faced hypocritical, false teachers. I urge you to listen closely . . . because, bottom line, you need the same attitude toward false doctrine that Jesus displays.That’s on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Some evangelical churches these days have messages designed for both Christians and unbelievers.Thinking if you make unbelievers feel comfortable, accepted, and loved by the church, you’ll win their respect. But can you really expect to make an impact for the kingdom by compromising biblical truth? Find out,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.