In this short message, Pastor John MacArthur explains how thankfulness is an “essential attitude” of Christianity.
A great message for this time of the year.
Should the expectation of the return of Jesus Christ cause us to live differently than we would otherwise? The answer from Scripture is yes. As Pastor John MacArthur exegetes in this two-part message “Living in Anticipation of Christ’s Return.” Part 1. Part 2.
MacArthur says that knowing Jesus will return and grant us eternity in the new heaven “ought to impact your life” as a Christian in matters of attitude and action.
He is teaching from 2 Peter 3:11-18: Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to befound by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard thepatience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul,according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all hisletters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do alsothe rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore,beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (NASB)
SlimJim posted this today and I just had to share. Great message:
I love the doctrine of Redemption. It is a beautiful imagery of what Christ has done on the Cross to save us. Here’s John MacArthur’s recent sermon on the Infinite Value of Redemption from Peter’s epistles. Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
At the 2015 Shepherds Conference, Mark Dever preached out of Psalm 119. Not a piece of Psalm 119. He actually worked from the entire text. There’s so much in there I’ve been reading sections of the Psalm all week and still have a long way to go. This particular psalm declares over an over his love for the Word of God, points to its faithfulness and truth and much more. I hope you enjoy Dever’s message.