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

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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Sunday, 24 September 2017 18:00

Uncertainty Is the New Truth Featured

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Is uncertainty synonymous with humility? Most postmodernists seem to think so. They definitely equate certainty with arrogance.

The belief that no one can really know anything for certain has emerged as virtually the one dogma postmodernists will tolerate. Uncertainty is the new truth. Doubt and...

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The only thing postmodernists are certain about is that nobody can be certain about anything.

That idea isn’t only a logical fallacy. It’s also antithetical to the teaching of Jesus Christ. He promised that His true disciples “will know the truth, and the truth will make [them]...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:00

Rationality Without the Rationalism Featured

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The world changed when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. From a practical perspective, the physical barrier separating communism from capitalism had been removed. But the worldview shift it signified had far greater ramifications for all of us. That momentous event in Germany sounded the death knell...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 18:00

Modernity to Postmodernity: From Bad to Worse Featured

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We rejoice when evil dictators are brought to justice. But all too often it creates a void waiting to be filled by an even worse ruler.

The same can be said for worldviews as well. The fall of one dominant secular philosophy invariably paves the way for an even more ungodly belief system to follow....

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The world has enshrined tolerance as perhaps the greatest of all virtues. This new zeitgeist suppresses all who would call anything wrong or sinful. Exclusive truth claims appear to be headed for rapid extinction in this new world order.

As Christians who worship “the way, the truth and the lif...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:00

No God, No Truth (Know God, Know Truth) Featured

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Truth has no meaning apart from God.

Truth cannot be adequately explained, recognized, understood, or defined without God as the source. Since He alone is eternal and self-existent and He alone is the creator of all else, He is the fountain of all truth.

If you don’t believe that, try defining...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 18:00

Can Truth Survive in a Postmodern Society? Featured

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Is truth subjective? Does it hinge on our preferences and perspective?

Many today would answer yes to both questions. That’s why most social media platforms today are weighed down with endless debates that boil down to “my truth” versus “your truth.” But that kind of...

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Those of us who grew up in a hot and dry climate know the value of tall, established trees. Their canopies are a glorious and desirable haven from the blazing desert sun. Those great trees are a profound reminder of an earlier generation who planted them with foresight for our present benefit.

In...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 18:00

Hermeneutics for Parenting: Teach the Word Featured

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I vividly remember the first time I laid my eyes on each of my four children, and the joy that rushed over me. Each time that joy was followed quickly by the humbling weight of responsibility. If you’re a parent, you’ve no doubt experienced the same mix of emotions. Children are...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 18:00

Hermeneutics for Parenting: Obey the Word Featured

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When it comes to training and influencing your kids, it’s true that “more is caught than taught.” Especially in the formative years, your children are going to learn at least as much from what you do as what you say. You’ve no doubt seen this in the way your children mimic...

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How are you doing serving in the mission field under your own roof? For those of us with children, we have a solemn biblical responsibility to evangelize them—“to train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6).

The nature of evangelism in the Christian home is unique. We...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 18:00

Hermeneutics for Parenting: Study the Word Featured

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As I struggled to watch my beloved football team losing a playoff game, my young son sat beside me. As he often does, he began a string of questions. “Who are they playing, Daddy?” In a moment of depressed sarcasm, I replied, “A bunch of lousy cheaters!” After a few more...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 18:00

Hermeneutics for Parenting: Set Your Heart Featured

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Few people have experienced the providential blessing on their lives that Ezra enjoyed. He found favor in the court of the Persian king and was among the leaders of Israel’s return from captivity. His dedication to the Lord and brokenness over the people’s sin led to one of the great...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Theology of Sleep” Featured

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The world of consumerism is in a constant state of restlessness. Manufacturers and marketers relentlessly search for improved results. Those who achieve the greatest success become the latest benchmark for results-driven methodology. And there’s no shortage of people who flock to these...

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