The Local Church

The church is found wherever the Holy Spirit has drawn together a few persons who trust Christ for their salvation, worship God in spirit, and have no dealings with the world and the flesh. The members may by necessity be scattered over the surface of the earth and separated by distance and circumstances, but in …

We Must Obey God Rather Than Men

Before Dr. MacArthur stood up to preach, he read the entire chapter 6 of Daniel (you can read here) as a foundation to what I call a historical sermon. I stand with John MacArthur, the Elders, and Grace Community Church! “We understand that the world does not understand the importance of the church, the world …

It Costs Something to be a True Christian!

“And you cannot be My disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me.” Luke 14:27 It costs something to be a true Christian! Let that never be forgotten. To be a ‘mere nominal Christian’, and go to church—is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice,…and follow Christ,…and believe in …

Faith Both Justifies and Sanctifies

“Having purified their hearts by faith.” Acts 15:9 Faith is a heart-purifying grace. Faith is a virgin grace, of a pure and heavenly nature. Faith is in the soul, as medicine in the body, which works out the disease. Faith works out pride, self-love, and hypocrisy. Faith consecrates the heart. That which was before the …

Cut To The Heart

Throughout the history of God’s people, the Holy Spirit has moved at specific times in order to bring awakening to His covenant community. This session explores the reality of awakening in biblical history, considering various examples of awakening that occurred during the times of the Apostles and prophets. Some examples include the awakenings under Hezekiah, …

MacArthur and The Elders Write…

About the recent state order requiring churches in California to limit or suspend all meetings indefinitely. Therefore, in response to the recent state order requiring churches in California to limit or suspend all meetings indefinitely, we, the pastors and elders of Grace Community Church, respectfully inform our civic leaders that they have exceeded their legitimate …

Meditation

How can we turn our knowledge about God into the knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is demanding, but simple. It is that we turn each truth that we learn about God into the matter for meditation before God, leading to prayer and praise to God. Meditation is a lost art today, and …

Sinful Habits

In his book How to Say No to a Stubborn Habit, Erwin Lutzer writes: “We are responsible for our own sin—including those sins ‘which so easily beset us.’ The fact that we do something wrong habitually does not relieve us of responsibility. On the contrary, it may make the sin all the worse. So we …

The True Church

The church is found wherever the Holy Spirit has drawn together a few persons who trust Christ for their salvation, worship God in spirit, and have no dealings with the world and the flesh. The members may by necessity be scattered over the surface of the earth and separated by distance and circumstances, but in …