“Grace to You Blog Series – God’s Wrath”

We all know God, or better put, the bible makes it abundantly clear  is that God is LOVE. Yet just as any parent becomes angry with their children’s constant misbehaving so too a Holy God does with His rebellious creation. Yet far to many if not most “preachers” avoid even mentioning God’s wrath. 

I am here to tell you it was both the Love of God and the Wrath of God that finally brought me to true conversion. I cried for the Love of someone who would willingly go to the cross for me; and I cried in fear of my own condemnation if I denied that cross and had to spend eternity in Hell. 

Here is an 9 Part series entitled “Grace to You Blog Series – God’s Wrath”

I pray they bless you greatly. – Mike

 

The Inconvenient Truth About God

The Reality of God’s Wrath

The Necessity of God’s Wrath

The Revelation of God’s Wrath

The Uniqueness of God’s Wrath

The Timing of God’s Wrath

The Source of God’s Wrath

The Fullness of God’s Wrath

The Good News About God’s Wrath

 

Grace to You Series – Loving the Local Church

Loving the Local Church

The following 3 articles are from G2Y “Loving the Local Church” series; I hope they are a blessing to you. 

Grace to You Is Not Your Cyber-Church

Grace to You is a Supplement, Not a Substitute

7 Qualities to Look for in a Church

Plus enjoy this related sermon: 

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Why I Love the Church”

Grace to You Series – The Truth About Man

First, the Bad News

The following 10 articles are from G2Y “Truth About Man” series; I hope they are a blessing to you. 

First, the Bad News

The Universal Guilty Verdict

Man’s Enduring Guilt

The Arraignment of Mankind

The Indictment of Mankind

Sin’s Corruption of Our Character

Why No Man Seeks After God

Sin’s Corruption of Our Conversation

Sin’s Corruption of Our Conduct

Sin’s Corruption of Our Conversation

 

GOD IS HOLY

Here is a 5 part series from GTY on the Holiness of God. Note they are listed in reverse order from which they were published

One Race, One Remedy

 

While this short series was first published over a year ago, we believe it could not be more timely. As worldly, corrupting influences seep into the church, we trust that these vital truths will help...

Source: One Race, One Remedy

OTHER IN SERIES: 

The New Segregation

 

Grace to You; Series on Contentment

The following 11 articles are from G2Y series on Contentment I hope them are a blessing to you. 

 

Profiles In Godliness

Here is Grace to You’s Three Part Series entitled Profiles In Godliness by John MacArthur. Originally run 6 years ago, Pastor John uses Joseph as a biblical example of a Godly man and how we can live a Godly life in troubling time. 

Joseph: God's Sovereignty in Our Trials
Joseph: God’s Sovereignty in Our Trials

 

Joseph: The Precision of God's Sovereignty

Joseph: The Precision of God’s Sovereignty

 

Joseph: His Role in a Bigger Story

Joseph: His Role in a Bigger Story

 

Attacking Anxiety

The following 14 Part series by John MacArthur and staff at GTY explores the biblical answers to Anxiety, Doubt and Worry. Along with  God’s Sovereignty and the Believer’s response. 

 

 

 

  1. Unshakable Peace Believers often find themselves living in contradiction to the world, and we should. The runaway anxiety and constant fear that grips so much of the world does not have the same hold on us—or at least, it shouldn’t. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at anxiety from a biblical perspective, …
  2. The Only True Peace Any anxious Christian would love to have this prayer offered on his behalf: “May the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. . . . The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”
  3. Casting Your Cares on God A prideful heart cannot find rest in God’s sovereignty. A person who values his or her own plans, opinions, and desires above all else has nowhere to turn when worry creeps in. In fact, pride paves the way for an anxious heart.
  4. Humility vs. Anxiety The apostle Peter was a worrier. He worried about drowning when he was walking on water, even though Jesus was right there with him (Matthew 14:29-31). He worried about what was going to happen to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, so he pulled out his sword and tried to take on a battalion of Roman…
  5. Replacing Worry with the Right Focus God’s Word is clear—believers are not to be given over to anxiety. But it’s not simply a cold, abrupt command to stop worrying. Scripture is clear that we shouldn’t focus on the plans, needs, and uncertainties of tomorrow, but it’s also clear about where our focus should be instead.
  6. The Folly of Worry in Light of Our Future Much of our anxiety is born out of concerns and uncertainty regarding our future. We get caught up in our plans and programs, overlooking the blessings of today and obsessing over uncontrollable details on the horizon…
  7. The Incompatibility of Faith and Anxiety If you worry, what kind of faith do you manifest? “Little faith,” according to Jesus (Matthew 6:30). If you are a child of God, you by definition have a heavenly Father. To act like you don’t, nervously asking, “What will I eat? What will I drink? What will I wear for clothing?” is to act like an un..
  8. What Flowers Teach Us About Worry God is sovereignly in control of all things. That fact alone ought to dispel much of our anxiety. And when we consider the Lord’s fatherly care for His people, we see just how foolish, unnecessary, and impotent our worry truly is.
  9. Bird Watching and Beating Worry One of the most hopeless aspects of unrepentant sinners’ lives is that they have no answer for anxiety. They’re forced to put their hopes in flimsy, fallible plans and institutions. They aren’t able to rest firmly in the unchanging promises of God—they have to ride out every wave of calamity, every …
  10. What Did Jesus Say About Worry? You probably remember the “What Would Jesus Do?” trend from the late ’90s. It seemed everywhere you looked, plastered across T-shirts, hats, jewelry, and all kinds of other merchandise, the WWJD slogan was a blithe, shallow reminder to live up to Christ’s moral code…
  11. Observing God’s Care Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes, is one of the most intriguing creations of literary fiction. He is, quite simply, extraordinary. His famous cohort, Dr. John Watson, is ordinary, at least by comparison. Watson has often been erroneously portrayed as a bumbling fool, but…
  12. John MacArthur on Anxiety and God’s Sovereignty It should be clear by now that unchecked anxiety isn’t good for you. It’s a sin expressly forbidden by the Lord, so there is the spiritual cost to consider. But it’s also harmful to your health, your productivity, and your relationships. It wreaks havoc throughout your life, and as we saw yesterday,…
  13. Worn Out by Worry Worry is a common temptation for all of us. The source of the anxiety might vary from person to person, but no one is completely immune. For some, it’s even a favorite pastime, occupying large portions of their days by troubling over their doubts and fears about the future.
  14. Overwhelmed by Anxiety? Anxiety, fear, worry, and stress are familiar words in our day, and familiar experiences to many. More and more we’re hearing of an extreme form of anxiety referred to as a “panic attack.”

John MacArthur on Anxiety and God’s Sovereignty

It should be clear by now that unchecked anxiety isn’t good for you. It’s a sin expressly forbidden by the Lord, so there is the spiritual cost to consider. But it’s also harmful to your health, your productivity, and your relationships. It wreaks havoc throughout your life, and as we saw yesterday, it strangles your mind.

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  Here are the rest of the articles in the series in ascending order:

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility 

God’s Sovereignty in Salvation

God’s Unimpeachable Sovereignty

God’s Sovereignty and Our Gospel Responsibility

Overwhelmed by Anxiety?

Worn Out by Worry

“Lessons from the Earthquake”

Easter or Resurrection Sunday if you prefer is and should be a day of celebration for true Christians worldwide. Especially with all that is currently going on in the world right now. That being said it is never a bad time to remember or learn from the lessons of the past or in this case as John MacArthur teaches “Lessons from the Earthquake”.

by Cameron Buettel Friday, April 10, 2020

Jesus never promised us lives free of tribulation and calamity. Indeed He warned His disciples, “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33, NKJV). The current COVID-19 pandemic that has engendered so much fear and panic is not the first—nor will it be the last—crisis people will experience in this world.

On January 17, 1994, Los Angeles was struck by an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale. Just six days later, John MacArthur entered the pulpit of Grace Community Church to minister to a congregation still reeling from the devastation and ongoing aftershocks. His message was titled “Lessons from the Earthquake,” a sermon as timely today as it was twenty-six years ago. It remains a powerful reminder to maintain a godly, eternal perspective on the events around us. As John said that morning,

I think there are definitely some things we need to learn on the temporal side—the earthly side—about buildings and roads and emergencies and processes and all of that. But those kinds of things aren’t really what this earthquake should primarily teach us. There are lessons to learn that are far more profound than anything that is temporal. We need to contemplate the reality of what’s gone on from a biblical perspective—from the Lord’s perspective—and how it is to be viewed in line with His purposes and His will.

There are two categories of lessons to be learned: Lessons for ChristinasLessons for those who are Christians and lessons for those who are non-Christians. Another way of saying it would be lessons for those who are prepared to die and lessons for those who are not prepared to die. . . . An earthquake like this is a profound teacher. And the lessons it teaches are equally profound.

John lays out fourteen lessons in all—seven for believers and another seven for unbelievers. They are encouraging, energizing, and also deeply convicting reminders of the calling and opportunity God has placed upon our lives as His people—the glorious responsibility to bring the light of the gospel to a world engulfed in darkness.

I highly recommend you Click here to listen or read “Lessons from the Earthquake.”