Tag «The Church»

Two Opposite Dangers in the Church

In the Church of God two opposite dangers are to be recognized and avoided; they are a cold heart and a hot head. It may be said without qualification that there can never be too much fire, if it is the true fire of God; and it can be said as certainly that there cannot …

Church Unity

Be Like Christ Philippians 2:1-4 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.3 Do nothing from …

The Church is Vital

According to the Scriptures the church is the habitation of God through the Spirit, and as such is the most important organism beneath the sun. She is not one more good institution along with the home, the state, and the school; she is the most vital of all institutions—the only one that can claim a …

Pragmatism and the Church

Right here is where the pragmatic philosophy comes into its own. It asks no embarrassing questions about the wisdom of what we are doing or even about the morality of it. It accepts our chosen ends as right and good and casts about for efficient means and ways to get them accomplished. When it discovers …

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 …

The Healthy Church

There should be some non-negotiables on which you must never compromise. In particular, make certain that the church is committed to: The Bible as the fully inspired, inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God. That God is exalted as holy, sovereign and all-wise. That salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. …

Religious Entertainment!

A great company of evangelical churches have already gone over into the area of religious entertainment, so that many churches are tramping on the doorstep of the theater! The tragic results of this spirit are all about us: shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification …

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 …

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 …

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 …