But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Grace To You - Apologetic Report

What would it take to make all of your immediate problems go away?

Ask most people that question and, aside from health related issues, the answer usually reveals some kind of material lack. They might need a new car, a new house, a raise, or debt relief. The common thread in all of those answers is...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:00

The Apostle vs the Philosphers Featured

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Faithful preaching never flies under the radar. Regardless of audience demographics or cultural sensitivities, the unchanging truth of the gospel always provokes a response.

When the apostle Paul started preaching in pagan Athens, he didn’t go unnoticed for long. “Some of the Epicurean...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:00

Paul in the Marketplace Featured

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The apostle Paul’s missionary work was never contingent on cultural adjustments. He maintained a singular focus and consistent message throughout his missionary journeys. When provoked by the gross idolatry of Athenian culture, Paul’s response was to do what he had done in virtually...

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How did you come to salvation?

I’ve asked that question of professing believers many times and received a variety of answers. But the responses all usually have one thing in common: They hinge on something the sinner did—I raised my hand. I walked an aisle. I prayed a prayer. I signed a...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:00

One Man Against a City Featured

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In 1 Samuel 16:7, the Lord revealed the futility of human appraisal when compared to His divine insight. He exhorted His prophet Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:00

Engaging Without Imbibing Featured

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Every Christian throughout church history has been faced with the challenge of living faithfully in a sinful society—to be in the world but not of it.

Scripture strongly warns against exposure to carnal, worldly culture. The apostle Paul commands us, “Do not be conformed to this...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 18:00

One Race, One Remedy Featured

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Most of us have heard of Charles Darwin’s landmark work, The Origin of Species. But its full title exposes the dark philosophy and motivation behind Darwin’s theories: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.

On...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:00

The New Segregation Featured

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Can white people be saved?

That’s a ludicrous question, or so you would think. Today it’s an actual point of debate and discussion in the church. It’s also the title of a new book from InterVarsity Press. That the book even exists—and that it was released by a respected...

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:00

Present with the Lord Featured

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I first met Marcel Cotnoir sometime in the early 1980s. He had a powerful determination to bring the teaching of John MacArthur and the ministry of Grace to You to Canada—especially French Canada. Marcel’s original plan was not only to produce a Canadian version of our daily radio...

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The whole world is in love with the idea of freedom. Advertisers, songwriters, and movie producers relentlessly remind us that our lives are afflicted by too much restraint. And the remedy they peddle is always freedom: financial freedom, more free time, freedom from poor health, freedom from...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:00

Christ Plus Nothing Featured

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Some years ago I was invited to present the gospel to a group of actors and actresses at a Hollywood hotel. That was a different environment for me, but I was thankful for the opportunity to represent Christ to them. I talked for about forty-five minutes, then challenged the people to trust Christ...

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 18:00

Christ Plus Asceticism Featured

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One Sunday morning, I was about to finish preaching when suddenly a man approached the pulpit yelling at the top of his voice, “I have something to say. I have something to say!” Before the ushers could escort him out, the tape recorder picked up what he shouted to the congregation:...

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In his book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church, John MacArthur asks an important and provocative question: “Who is the hardest person to reach with the gospel?” He proceeds to discuss various possibilities—the atheist, the zealous religionist, or the postmodern...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00

Christ Plus Mysticism Featured

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It is easy to feel inferior to someone who knows something you don’t—especially when they hold information that you earnestly desire. For centuries, religious mystics have been working overtime to insinuate that the church suffers from the same kind of information void, supposedly a...

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Sunday, 14 April 2019 18:00

Christ Plus Legalism Featured

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Many years ago a college acquaintance said to me, “I don’t think you’re a very spiritual person.”

I was puzzled because he didn’t know me well enough to draw that kind of conclusion, so I asked him why he said that.

“Because you don’t go to midweek prayer...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 18:00

Christ Plus Philosophy Featured

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“It seemed like a good idea at the time.” That’s a popular postmortem for a plan that has gone horribly wrong. In fact, well-intentioned ideas are behind almost every financial shipwreck, abandoned project, and foreign policy failure that happens in this world. And yet the quest...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 18:00

Complete in Christ Featured

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There’s a story told about William Randolph Hearst, the late newspaper publisher. Hearst invested a fortune in collecting great works of art. One day he read about some valuable pieces of art and decided that he must add them to his collection. He sent his agent abroad to locate and purchase...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 18:00

Takeaway from Shepherds’ Conference 2019 Featured

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Last month, 4,500 pastors and church leaders gathered on the campus of Grace Community Church for the Shepherds’ Conference. The theme for 2019 was faithfulness, with each speaker tackling a different facet of what it means to be faithful in ministry. And because we know that not everyone had...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:00

John MacArthur on Faithfulness Featured

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What key qualities do you look for in a church leader? In a world enamored with worldly metrics of success—popularity, influence, acclaim, and charisma—it’s easy for Christians to be swept along with the conventional secular thinking of our day.

But we need to be always mindful of...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Is Being Sanctified Featured

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All who lead in Christ’s church need to be growing more and more like Him. That’s the implication of Paul’s words to Timothy: “That your progress will be evident to all” (1 Timothy 4:15).

Throughout this series we’ve carefully considered the apostle Paul’s...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Is Focused Featured

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The Lord Jesus Christ had no time for divided loyalties. He warned that “no one can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). Part-time devotion isn’t an option for the true servant of the Lord.

The apostle Paul was acutely aware of this reality in Christian ministry and commanded Timothy...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Is Dedicated Featured

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Half measures have no place in Christian ministry. The apostle Paul reminds us that it requires immense dedication. He describes the godly minister as one whose relentless devotion is to maintain a thoroughly biblical ministry. The apostle charges Timothy with these words: “Until I come, give...

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Exemplifies Featured

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The church is not meant to gauge the quality of a servant leader merely by how he preaches. Even the most skilled preacher can sabotage the impact and reach of his sermons if he lives a sinful life. Tragically, the church today seems to be suffering from an epidemic of pastors whose conduct denies...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Teaches With Authority Featured

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In a culture that despises authority and submission, many people have been conditioned to distrust anyone who speaks authoritatively or represents an objective, external standard.

Christians must not succumb to such skepticism. We should not join the world’s knee-jerk cynicism for anyone who...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Works Hard Featured

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Is pastoral ministry a haven for people who want to avoid hard work? It can certainly appear that way to the casual observer, who only ever sees his pastor in action for two hours every Sunday. But that perception couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to faithful shepherds and...

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