God in a Manger

Many people gladly celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, only to ignore, shun, and reject Him the rest of the year. They don’t mind celebrating the birth of a baby, but they don’t want to hear about the Lord of lords. They sing of His nativity but brazenly reject His authority. They adore Him as an infant but will not pay homage to Him as the God-man. They can ...

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What Will Heaven Be Like?

Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is based on a poem that describes heaven from a child’s point of view. The music certainly sounds heavenly. The symphony’s fourth movement features a soprano singing the German words to the poem “Das himmlische Leben”—“The Heavenly Life.” English listeners might simply be moved by the serene beauty of the music. But the German words paint a peculiar picture of heaven.

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Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Fifteen Words of Hope”

John MacArthur's message “Fifteen Words of Hope” has been referred to as “the finest single summary of the gospel message in the entire sermon catalogue. Expounding the rich truth of 2 Corinthians 5:21—“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”—John walks us through the glorious doctrines of justification, imputation, and reconciliation, explaining how, as he ...

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You Can Change Yourself

Just reading billboards on a road trip is enough to realize that people want to change their lives. Whether it be physical, financial, or relational, there are a vast range of self-help industries that have sprung up around the world’s insatiable demand for self-improvement. In effect, they perpetuate a lie that dominates the world: you can change yourself.

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John MacArthur on Giving Thanks

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, but not at the cost of cultivating a heart of true gratitude for the Lord’s abundant blessings in ...

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From John’s Desk

Dear Friend, Market research is big business these days. Corporations spend billions of dollars trying to determine what consumers want and how to motivate them to buy it. They study customer habits and preferences so they can shape their products and services to make them as enticing as possible. When it comes to the business world, the consumer is sovereign.

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