This 2009 book is done by MacArthur and other staff at Grace Community Church. I found it to be very helpful in a number of different areas that affect the local church. It is divided into four sections: Entertainment and Leisure; Morality and Ethics; Politics and Activism; and Tragedy and Suffering. I thought it was especially good on areas of abortion (making Biblical arguments for life in the womb), marriage and divorce (MacArthur has always taken the “innocent party” view), homosexuality, euthanasia and suicide, social and political involvment, global warning and environment, and also guidelines for the why and how of suffering. This is a helpful book for comparing Scripture with Scripture in controversial areas.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]