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

Apologetic Report - Grace To You
Sunday, 26 March 2017 18:00

Legalism and the Conscience Featured

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Legalism is best disguised when it takes up residence in our consciences. From there it can taunt us, urging us to do better and try harder in our feeble fallen existence.

Such guilt-riddled consciences long to be soothed. Invariably, false religion steps into that void, offering a system of works....

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:00

Legalism and Assurance Featured

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Do you ever feel like your standing with God fluctuates on a daily basis? Could God be growing weary of your continual struggles with sin? Has the relationship grown sour? Such doubts plague the conscience of many true believers.

What lies at the root of that kind of inner turmoil? And is there any...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 18:00

Legalism and Sanctification Featured

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Legalism is harder to avoid than you might think. Don’t assume you’re not a legalist just because you’re not trying to work your way into heaven. It’s not that simple.

As we sawlast time, the Pharisees believed they could keep the Mosaic law through their own efforts. But...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 18:05

Legalism and Salvation Featured

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Have you ever been called a legalist? Or perhaps you’ve slapped that label on someone else? It’s a word that gets tossed around with alarming frequency in religious circles—always as a pejorative. But how well do we really understand legalism? Such a stinging indictment...

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Loyalty matters. The military shows no mercy to traitors and defectors—those who have violated the trust of brothers-in-arms. On a more personal level, few things can match the devastation caused by a husband or wife abandoning his or her partner. The sense of betrayal leaves long-term scars...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:00

Highlights from the 2017 Shepherds' Conference, Part 2 Featured

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We’re back again today with additional highlights from the 2017 Shepherds’ Conference—there were more than we could fit into one post. While all the sessions from the conference were God-honoring and excellent, here are a few that stood out to staff at Grace to You.

“If the...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 03:25

Highlights from the 2017 Shepherds' Conference, Part 1 Featured

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It’s been just over a week since the 2017 Shepherds’ Conference ended. The theme of this year’s conference was simply “We Preach Christ,” and each of the speakers took turns exalting and extolling the Person and work of Christ, and His centrality in the lives of...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:05

Salt, Light, and Social Justice Featured

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What does it mean for twenty-first century believers to be salt and light in the world?

Is it a call to promote social justice—to stand up for the oppressed and the outcast? Or is it a mandate for activism and lobbying—to reshape society through the political process? Does the church...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:05

The Light of the World Featured

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Jeremiah Johnson

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:05

The Salt of the Earth Featured

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Jeremiah Johnson

From certain perspectives, you could say the world is constantly improving. Science and technology have helped all but eradicate many diseases that once plagued the world. Information has never been more accessible, and keeping in touch with other people has never been easier.

But as...

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Cameron Buettel

Patience doesn’t come naturally to the carnal mind. But even the mind renewed by the Spirit of God can find patience to be an elusive virtue—especially in the face of trials. It’s why Peter had to remind his readers that suffering patiently is pleasing to God (1...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 16:05

Paul's Gospel Essentials: Resurrection and Eyewitnesses Featured

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John MacArthur

[Note from the Editor: This week’s blog posts are adapted from John MacArthur’s newest book The Gospel According to Paul, and also correlate with our current radio series. Click here to order a copy of the book, or here to listen to the radio broadcast.] ...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 16:05

Paul's Gospel Essentials: Atonement and Burial Featured

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John MacArthur

[Note from the Editor: This week’s blog posts are adapted from John MacArthur’s newest book The Gospel According to Paul, and also correlate with our current radio series. Click here to order a copy of the book, or here to listen to the radio broadcast.]

The apostle Paul...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:05

The Unchanging Gospel Featured

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John MacArthur

[Note from the Editor: This week’s blog posts are adapted from John MacArthur’s newest book The Gospel According to Paul, and also correlate with our current radio series. Click here to learn more about the book, or here to listen to the radio broadcast.]

There is only one...

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Cameron Buettel

Forgiveness doesn’t come naturally in this angry world. In fact, it’s downright incompatible with the predominant victim mentality that cultivates rage.

It’s a blessed relief God isn’t like us in that regard. While He maintains standards of justice and wrath...

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:05

Ruth: Ordained Romance Featured

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John MacArthur

From a Jewish perspective, Ruth wasn’t a good candidate for adoption into the nation of Israel. An impoverished widow from the pagan nation of Moab was likely seen as someone to avoid or perhaps even deport. But the providence of God isn’t bound by human logic or...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:05

Ruth: Godly Resolve Featured

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John MacArthur

Ruth was a Moabite who’d spent her whole life embedded in that pagan culture. But her surprising marriage to an Israelite alien brought her into contact with the Jewish religion of YHWH worship. Though her husband died soon after, Ruth’s remarkable allegiance to the God of...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 00:05

Ruth: Rising from Ruins Featured

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The Old Testament book of Ruth is a flawless love story. Although it is brief (eighty-five verses), it still runs the full range of human emotions—from the most gut-wrenching grief to the very height of glad-hearted triumph.

Ruth’s life was the true, historical experience of one...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 00:05

Friday's Featured Sermon: "4 Marks of the Man of God" Featured

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What defines a godly man? That’s an important question, considering the kaleidoscope of people today who claim to represent and speak on behalf of God.

We’ve all seen enough frauds to know that self-definition proves nothing. So how can we discern those who are God’s true ministers...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 00:05

Our Unchanging God Featured

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We live in a world where morality is constantly evolving. Sins once frowned upon are now celebrated as liberating and legitimate. And those who consider themselves spiritual demand a god who is flexible and accommodating to our shifting moral standards.

But the Bible teaches that God is not...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 00:05

Good News and Bad News: God Doesn't Change Featured

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The only constant in the universe is change. At least that’s how it seems.

We are always growing, aging, learning, and reflecting. Continual breakthroughs in science and technology alter the way we see the world. What we believed last year is easily modified or forgotten as we’re...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 09:09

The Subtlety of Idolatry Featured

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When we think of idolatry we usually think of a primitive pagan in a mud hut bowing down to a little god on the ground, or we imagine a pagan temple, very elaborate and ornate with a lot of burning incense. But idolatry goes beyond the idea of creating a false God. Fundamentally, idolatry is...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 00:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "Your Best Life: Now or Later?" Featured

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The year 2004 marked the release of Your Best Life Now—a Christian bestseller written by celebrity pastor Joel Osteen. It successfully tapped into the growing fixation modern churchgoers have with securing a trouble-free life in the here and now. But as John MacArthur soberly observed, the...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:08

Blessed Are the Peacemakers and the Persecuted Featured

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What sets you apart from the world as a Christian? 

It’s not merely what you say you believe—plenty of people pay lip service to biblical theology without it penetrating their hearts. Others point back to an emotional event or a momentary confession as evidence for assurance of...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 00:00

Welcome to Our New Website Featured

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Welcome to the new online home of Grace to You. If this isn’t your first visit, you can already see that we did more than just rearrange the furniture. We started from scratch and built a new website from the ground up. And today we want to familiarize you with the new site and mention some...

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