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What Hinders Your Gratitude?

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful."  Colossians 3:15


In a recent "Grace to You®" broadcast, John MacArthur spoke about eight things that hinder our gratitude.  As I listened again to his message, I was reminded that gratitude isn't just an outward expression -- saying "thank you" for a gift, a kind gesture, or good word -- it's an attitude!   Truly, it's a way of thinking (and living), at all times 

Not always easy to do, even as a follower of Christ, but ...

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Spiritually Rich

Anne Speaking in UgandaI can't stop thinking about what I saw as I looked around in church on Sunday morning.

I saw several new faces -- visitors who had brought their families to the church the night before for our annual Trunk or Treat community outreach.   But it was the contrast with what else I saw that I can't forget.  Also sitting in the congregation were three of our missionary families from Vietnam, Ecuador and Tanzania.

What a vivid reminder of the privilege we have as believers to share His Word not only with neighbors in our community but with "neighbors" in ...

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The Line of Compromise

compromise-laneEvery day I cross Compromise Line.

I actually don't have a choice -- it's a main street in my neighborhood.  I have to cross it to get to the market, schools, bank, free way, etc. 

What about the compromise lines we have the option of not crossing though?

Today (October 16th) is Silent Solidarity.  As Brad Mattes shared on a recent "Life Issues®" program, it's a day when teens across America in nearly nine hundred schools will observe a pro-life day of Silent Solidarity.  They're wearing red arm bands and duct tape over their mouths with the ...

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Special Program: "The Campaign for Immorality"

"I'm not one to talk about politics, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform..."  
-John MacArthur



John MacArthur rarely preaches on politics and the culture.  Yet, on two recent Sundays in his home church, John spoke of the moral decline of this nation and our responsibility as believers to honor the Lord in the coming presidential election. 

Needless to say, the response has been overwhelming!  So much so that Grace to You® is preempting its regularly programming this week to bring ...

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National Treasure

Joni's 63rd birthdayYesterday marked the birthday of someone extra special to a lot of people -- Joni Eareckson Tada celebrated her 63rd birthday.  A quick glance at her recent ministry activity and it's no wonder that she is referred to as a "national treasure" (thanks to Ron Harris, NRB Executive, for coining the phrase!).

Cancer -- Joni's Journey

Earlier this month, the NRB Network premiered Joni's TV message sharing about her cancer journey. "During my battle against cancer, I purposed not to 'waste' my hardship -- I wanted to pass on to others all that God taught me through the rigorous demands ...

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The Answer is "Squirrel"

Super Squirrel"What's brown and furry, has a bushy tail, gathers nuts for the winter, and lives in a tree?"

You've heard that yarn. 

The Sunday School teacher innocently asks the question and one small boy musters up his courage and says, "Well, teacher, I know the answer must be Jesus, but it sure sounds like a squirrel to me."


As one who was raised in the church, I can understand how a child would reflexively answer any question posed in church as "Jesus."  And in all reality, it's a good thing.  That's a benefit of having ...

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