Author Archives: John MacArthur

Anna had suffered in life tragedy after trauma. Her life was simple, humble, and in many ways hard. But, she honored the Lord, dedicated her life to prayer and fasting, and boy did the Father honor her! She will be remembered forever for being one of the few who held baby Jesus knowing who He was! Amazing!

Anna: The Faithful Witness

Anna: The Faithful Witness

  She gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. — Luke 2:38 NKJV It is truly remarkable that when Jesus was born, so few people in Israel recognized their Messiah. It was not as if no one was watching for Him. Messianic expectation in

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The Cost of Discipleship

Every Christian is a disciple. In fact, the Lord’s Great Commission was to go into all the world and  make disciples… teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. — Matthew 28:19-20 That means the mission of the Church, and the goal of evangelism, is to make disciples. Disciples are people who believe, those

No Merit of My Own

Look closely, phrase by phrase, at the implications of this pivotal statement: But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. — Romans 3:21-22 “But now… is

The World Upside Down

Scripture Reading: Acts 17 The apostle Paul had absolute confidence in the power of the gospel. He devoted his whole life to the proclamation and defense of the gospel. His statement in 1 Corinthians 2:2 distills his whole philosophy of ministry in one short sentence: I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ,

The Work of Christ

  We Are Reconciled to God… Through Christ Today’s evangelicals often speak about the gospel as if it were a means of discovering one’s own purpose, a message about how to have a happy and prosperous life, or a method of achieving success in one’s relationships or business. In the minds of many, the best

Parables: Unveiling God’s Truth through Stories

The Prodigal Son parable is without dispute one of the finest examples of storytelling ever — with its penetrating appeal to hearers’ emotions and imaginations; its succinct, tightly crafted form; and its powerful and personally engaging message. — John MacArthur Imagine that you are being criticized for doing something that you know is right —

Justice and Grace

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! — Romans 9:14 Have you ever considered the stark contrast between Judas Iscariot and the thief on the cross? One was a close disciple of Jesus Christ and gave three years of his life to the best, most intensive religious instruction available anywhere.

The Single Greatest Event in History

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is so foundational to Christianity that no one who denies it can be a true Christian. Without resurrection there is no Christian faith, no salvation, and no hope. “If there is no resurrection of the dead,” Paul explained, “then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty

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Pharisees, Hypocrites, and Us

How did the Pharisees hear Jesus’ call to perfection? The Pharisees believed that their best would be good enough for God – especially if they adorned their religion with as many carefully crafted ceremonies and rituals as possible. That’s where all their trust and all their hope for Heaven lay. They of course formally recognized that they, too, were imperfect, but they

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Jesus, Equal With God

John 5:19-47 JN – Then Jesus answered and said to them, “ Most assuredly, This is an emphatic way of saying, “I’m telling you the truth.” in response to Jewish hostility at the implications of His assertions of equality with God, Jesus became even more fearless, forceful, and emphatic. Jesus essentially tied His activities of healing on

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