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The Theology of Christmas

“To put it mildly, Christmas is a little bit confusing to the watching world, I’m pretty sure. I never really get over that. Year after year, I’m struck by the paradoxes of Christmas, the strange juxtaposition of Christianity and a kind of carnival mentality, the humility and poverty of the stable confused with the wealth …

What the Magi Mean to Christmas

Just exactly who are they and why are they there? Well, the question as to why they’re there is answered in the text, and that is to worship Him. They came to worship. That becomes absolutely clear. In chapter 2 and verse 2, they say, “We have come to worship Him.” That is their point. …

Anxiety-Ridden Culture

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they …

A Model for Giving Thanks

1 Chronicles 16:8-36Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;Make known His deeds among the peoples.9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;Speak of all His wonders.10 Glory in His holy name;Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. This is one big celebration. They had a wonderful meal and …

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Most Misunderstood Parable (Luke 10:30–37) Parables are really the most direct connection with our Lord revealing truth to His disciples and hiding it from His rejecters. This parable, therefore, will be misunderstood by non-believers. It will be flattened out into a simple story of showing kindness. We kind of expect that. For believers, it …

The Church Is Essential

…Open Your Church! The church is essential! Hi, I’m John MacArthur and I am the pastor of Grace Community Church right here in Los Angeles and I have been for over half a century. This is a church committed to the bedrock conviction that the bible is the word of God and we in obedience …

God’s True Church

This is a profound introduction to the church from the lips of our Lord. It sums up so many of the critical realities that define the church. On every first day of the week since the day that Jesus rose from the dead over two thousand years ago, believers have gathered together to celebrate His …

The Inescapable Corruption of Sin

Look, there are 1,189 chapters in the Bible; 4 of them don’t involve a sin-cursed world – the first 2 and the last 2, before sin and after sin, before the fall and the new heavens and the new earth. Everything in-between is just the history of sowing and harvesting sin and corruption. I want …

A Nation Under God?

Watch and listen to this monumental sermon preached last Sunday, as Pastor John MacArthur opens with these words… The church of Jesus Christ of course is the assembly of His followers, that’s why we’re here, we follow Him. The message that the Lord has laid upon my heart this morning will be a sobering message. …

God’s Great Joy in Redemption

I said this fifteen years ago when we went through the gospel of Luke and came to this chapter. I don’t remember how many messages I preached on this chapter, but I think it was at least ten or more, and I, at the time, said I may be introducing something to you that you …