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
Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:00

John MacArthur on Giving Thanks Featured

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Later this week, most of us here in the U.S. will gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. While the world’s view of the holiday is bound up in food, football, and Black Friday savings, believers ought to know better. Certainly we can enjoy those aspects of the day as well,...

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God’s favor and blessing is not for sale. If there’s one thing our recent series on indulgences has made clear, it is that simple point.

Yet we now live in a day where Johann Tetzel has been emulated and duplicated by prosperity preachers. While Tetzel sold bogus promises about the...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:00

The Greatest Offense of Indulgences Featured

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Where is your theological line in the sand?

As a Christian, how much of an assault on God’s character or His gospel can you endure before your righteous indignation rises up in response? And when that threshold has been reached, are you able to channel that passion in a way that honors God and...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:00

The Fury of the Prince of Peace Featured

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There is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).

The Catholic Church was not pioneering a new heresy with the sale of indulgences. Marketing God’s grace and favor is an ancient lie. Organized religious corruption and extortion go all the way back to Christ’s earthly ministry. In...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Handling Treasure, Part 1” Featured

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“How you handle your riches . . . in many ways marks the character and quality of your Christian faith.” That’s how John MacArthur describes the importance of Christian stewardship in his sermon “Handling Treasure, Part 1.”

Our attitude toward money should stand in...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 16:00

Is God’s Blessing for Sale Today? Featured

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Are indulgences for sale in your local evangelical church? Think carefully before you answer that question.

It’s certainly easy (and legitimate) to point the finger at charismatic faith healers and prosperity preachers. As we saw last time, their trinket sales and false promises are the...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 16:00

The Men Who Make Tetzel Look Tame Featured

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Have you ever been conned? Most of us have, to varying degrees, experienced the sense of violation at being ripped off or extorted. Even more egregious are the actions of those who swindle people in God’s name—breaking the fourth commandment—blasphemy—in their efforts to...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Abusing the Poor” Featured

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Generosity isn’t always a virtue. Sometimes it’s naïve. And on occasion it can be downright tragic.

I’ve known people struggling to pay their bills and put food on the table, yet they’ve emptied their wallets to help a prosperity preacher buy his own private jet....

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:00

The Flashpoint of the Reformation Featured

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The world changed on October 31, 1517 (five hundred years ago yesterday). That was the day Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was an act of defiance that ignited a theological war with the Roman Catholic Church—one that persists...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 18:00

The Obscenity of Indulgences Featured

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Have you ever seen St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome? Whether you see it in person, or in pictures, it’s spectacular. From the vast piazza surrounded by tall columns to the gigantic dome that dominates Rome’s skyline, it is unforgettable. Those who step inside witness vast marble...

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Accuracy matters. Whether you’re an engineer, airline pilot, surveyor, or surgeon, a lack of precision will produce disastrous consequences. The same truth applies—to an even greater degree—in the realm of theology. Doctrinal accuracy, or the lack thereof, has serious eternal...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:00

Counting Our Blessings Featured

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Imagine you’re sitting in church this coming Sunday morning. Your pastor steps up to deliver his sermon and starts speaking in a language almost entirely foreign to you. You might recognize a few words, but the majority of what he says flies past you as gibberish. You can’t even follow...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 18:00

John MacArthur on the Reformation and the Word of God Featured

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This month marks the five hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany—an event commonly cited as the flash point of the Protestant Reformation. Believers around the world are celebrating the legacies of Luther...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "Strange Fire Revisited" Featured

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“The charismatic movement is not faith. It is doubt looking for proof.” Those potent words come from John MacArthur in a new interview titled “Strange Fire Revisited.”

It has been four years since the Strange Fire conference, and the publication of John MacArthur’s book...

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Four years ago this week, John MacArthur and the other speakers at the Strange Fire conference delivered a comprehensive critique of the charismatic church, exposing the blasphemous abuses of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word that pervade the movement. The response to the conference was...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 18:00

The Master’s University Ranked Number One Featured

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For the second consecutive year, The Master’s University was ranked number one in a Wall Street Journal survey for being the “right choice” of institutions rated among the nation’s four thousand colleges and universities.

Congratulations to President John MacArthur and the...

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Four years ago this week, John MacArthur and the other speakers at the Strange Fire conference delivered a comprehensive critique of the charismatic church, exposing the blasphemous abuses of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word that pervade the movement. The response to the conference was...

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The great Puritan preacher Thomas Watson said, “The devil and his agents have been blowing at Scripture light, but could never blow it out; a clear sign it was lighted from heaven.” [1] Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1958), 27.

You don’t have to look...

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:00

Five Keys to Biblical Worship Featured

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The apostle James wrote these hopeful, encouraging words in his epistle: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). That’s a tremendous promise that many believers sadly forfeit, as the distractions of life cloud our focus on the Lord.

Nowhere does that show up...

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Sunday, 08 October 2017 18:00

The Spirit of Worship Featured

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Can true worship be manufactured? What if the musicians play with the right mixture of passion and proficiency; if the lights and videos blend to create the right visual experience; if the words of the songs stimulate and stress the right emotions; and if the staging and the rest of the production...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "Scripture-Twisting Tradition" Featured

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God’s name, I think, is taken more times in vain in churches than anywhere else. The blasphemy in the sanctuary is worse than the blasphemy in the street. Empty ceremony, superficial worship, thoughtless praise, errant doctrine, love of error, indifferent prayer, phony ritual, these things...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:00

The Truth About Worship Featured

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Walk into any church, and you might find it difficult to determine who or what is the focus of the worship. In some churches it might be the band, clothed and posturing like rocks stars for their adoring fans. In other churches, the audience appears to be the center of attention, as the audio and...

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Sunday, 01 October 2017 18:00

John MacArthur on Worshiping in Spirit and Truth Featured

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Many churches today put significant energy and emphasis into creating a “worship experience.” It’s not simply enough to choose appropriate songs that reinforce the point of the sermon. The lighting, staging, decoration, visuals, and even smoke machines all come together to create...

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Is Jesus the Only Way?” Featured

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Postmodernism is no longer an external threat, sequestered to the ivory towers of academia. Today it has infiltrated the local church. How often do we hear sentences that begin with the words, “To me God is like . . .”? And how many Bible studies posit the question, “What does...

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:00

War in the Church Featured

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Postmodernism is, at its very core, an assault on all truth. And the gospel of Jesus Christ—who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6, emphasis added)—is a clear enemy of that agenda. No wonder postmodernists have been so determined in recent decades to infiltrate...

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