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
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 16:00

People Are Basically Good Featured

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“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.” [CitationAnne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl,The Definitive Edition, Translated by Susan Massotty (New York,...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 16:00

The Good Outweighs the Bad Featured

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Most unredeemed sinners have nagging concerns about the afterlife. You see the evidence clearly when you ask unbelievers directly what would happen to them if they died. The most common responses all point to a subjective notion of relative goodness. I’m basically good; I certainly try to do...

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Where does lasting happiness come from?

John MacArthur argues that it is not found in this earth, or the things of this earth.

Pleasure isn’t the path to happiness. Possessions aren’t the path to happiness. It’s ridiculous to spend your whole life trying to make yourself happy on...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:00

The Goal of Life Is Personal Happiness Featured

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I just don’t believe God wants me to be so unhappy.

I’ll never forget those words. I had just asked a young man—a professing believer—why he thought it was acceptable for him to leave his wife for another woman. And his response was the tragic verbalization of a lie too many...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:00

What You Own Has Lasting Value Featured

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You’ve never seen a hearse pulling a U-Haul.

That’s a well-worn cliché, but it still lands a punch. Our possessions and earthly achievements cannot follow us out of this world. The apostle Paul made that point abundantly clear in his first epistle to Timothy: “We have...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Primacy of Truth” Featured

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If we don’t know the truth and we don’t live for the truth, and we aren’t the pillar and ground for the truth, then the church has a deficient immune system. We lack discernment. And if we lack discernment, we’ll die from a thousand illnesses. . . . We can’t have an...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:00

Tolerance Is the Noblest Virtue Featured

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Lying is not only sinful, it’s also self-perpetuating. Deception always begets more deception because the only way to sustain a falsehood is with more and more lies.

That’s certainly the case with the popular lies we’ve been considering in this series. The postmodern lie that truth...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 16:00

Life is Random Featured

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Is everything in life—the good times and bad, the joys and disappointments, the open doors and roadblocks—ultimately the result of a cosmic roll of the dice? Plenty of people feel that way, living as if every outcome is ultimately governed by nothing more than blind chance. In simple...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Truth in the Crosshairs” Featured

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When did humanity’s fall into sin take place? Was it when Eve ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Or was it when she persuaded Adam to eat, condemning all his offspring to the curse of sin?

In his message “Truth in the Crosshairs,” John MacArthur...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:00

Truth Is Relative Featured

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Satan has been running an ongoing campaign of lies ever since Adam’s fall in the garden. Jesus said that “whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). Satan’s activities have always been counterfeit and...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:00

Why Are Satan’s Lies So Convincing? Featured

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Why is the unconverted world so easily enamored with Satan’s lies? Why do sinners eagerly and gullibly imbibe foolish notions about their own innate goodness and charitable judgments in the afterlife? And why do they embrace self-apparent nonsense about the relativity of truth while rejecting...

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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, the famous missionary, wrote those words in his journal on October 28, 1949. Just six years later they became a profound epitaph of his own life.

In 1952, Elliot abandoned the affluence of...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:00

Remembering Our Friend Featured

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Late last November, our dear friend and longtime ministry partner Stan Broder went to be with the Lord. You need to know what an important part he played in the international reach of Grace to You.

Stan’s most far-reaching and most important accomplishment in ministry was the founding of the...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018 16:00

Don't "Share Your Faith" Featured

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Our postmodern culture gnashes its teeth at biblical evangelism. Their commitment to subjectivity and relativism cannot accommodate a religion that is exclusive, narrow, and declares non-negotiable truth. And that shouldn’t surprise us—Jesus told us to expect to be hated in the same way...

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Thursday, 25 January 2018 16:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Responsive to the Gospel” Featured

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We sometimes think of the parable of the soils as one of the ways Christ trained His disciples—and by extension, the church—to be faithful evangelists. But is that the point of the parable? It doesn’t describe any techniques or methods for sowing the seed of the gospel. And...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:00

Repent and Believe Featured

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Unbelievers should tremble at the immense holiness of God. The reality of their sin should frighten and sicken them. And the redemptive work of Christ should thrill them to the core.

Together the truth of those biblical doctrines should provoke a desperate question in the sinner’s heart....

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Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:00

Christ in His Proper Place Featured

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“Jesus Is the Answer” is a song that has always bothered me for one glaring reason: It never tells us what the question is. In many ways, Andraé Crouch’s well-worn anthem is emblematic of many modern evangelistic strategies—where the preacher skips over prerequisite...

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 16:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Getting the Gospel Right” Featured

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Sinful hearts know they are sinful. Sinners can’t appreciate the full depth of their depravity, nor can they understand the magnitude of God’s holiness. But every unrepentant man’s conscience cries out when he rebels against the Law of God written in his heart.

While our brazen...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:00

Telling the Truth about Man Featured

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Evolution’s doctrine of man is fundamentally wrong on two counts. That was the diagnosis Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones delivered during an interview in 1970: “I criticize the modern view of man on two grounds. One is that it makes too much of man. Secondly, that it doesn’t make enough of...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:00

Everything Begins with God—Including Evangelism Featured

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In the beginning God . . .(Genesis 1:1).

God’s own story of redemption begins with Himself. And that’s where we should begin when preaching the gospel.

That’s not to say an exhaustive discourse on the character and nature of God, or a full-orbed investigation of His infinite...

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What makes evangelism effective? Is it a particular proven strategy, a clever way to pitch the promise of the gospel, or a personality that makes the message more palatable?

In his sermon “Attitudes of Effective Evangelism,” John MacArthur argues that it’s the motivation of the...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:00

The Dangers of an Oversimplified Gospel Featured

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What needs to be conveyed to unbelievers in order that they might understand and embrace salvation?

Many of the modern trends in evangelism have tended to take a minimalist approach to the question. Unfortunately, the legitimate desire to express the heart of the gospel clearly has given way to a...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:00

John MacArthur on the Irreducible Elements of the Gospel Featured

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The gospel is the great nonnegotiable of Christian truth. We aren’t allowed to add to, subtract from, embellish, or rejigger the sacred message of how sinful men can be reconciled to a holy God.

That’s why the apostle Paul reserved his sternest warning for anyone who would dare to mess...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 16:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "The Uniqueness of the Gospel" Featured

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When was the last time you used the phrase, “close enough”? It has become so commonplace in our language that you likely don’t have to think back very far. In a world dominated by consolation prizes and participation awards, the concept of “close enough” often...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "The Theology of Christmas" Featured

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Christ Jesus . . . emptied Himself.

Those words, uttered by the apostle Paul in Philippians 2:5–7, represent his most mysterious and provocative commentary on God becoming a man.

Theologians refer to Philippians 2:5–11 as the kenosispassage. Christ’s kenosis (derived from kenoō...

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