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A Jet Tour Through the New Testament

Why does Grace to You exist?

Selected Scriptures February 12, 2009 QA205

Purpose Statement

As believers committed to God and walking in obedience to Him, we affirm the purpose of Grace to You, which is to teach biblical truth with clarity, taking advantage of various means of mass communications to expand the sphere of John MacArthur’s teaching ministry.

We use mass communications media to expose John’s teaching to as wide an audience as possible “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13).

One of our principal tasks is to protect believers from being “tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming” (v. 14).  We accept the God-given responsibility of “speaking the truth in love” (v. 15) and strive for the growth of the church and glory of the Lord, rather than the praise and honor of men.

Our role is not to supplant the local church’s ministry, but to support it by providing additional resources for those hungering for the truth of God’s Word.  Media ministries can never substitute for involvement in a biblical church, group Bible study, or interaction with a teacher.  Yet we sense the need for more in-depth resources, evidenced by the many Christians and Christian leaders worldwide who depend on our ministry to supplement their own study.

Our desire is that God be glorified through Grace to You’s resources.  The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of this ministry, and we desire to perform our work as unto Him, to reflect Him to all those we encounter, and to operate not in our own strength but through His power (Philippians 4:13).

Fulfilling Our Purpose

We are dedicated to the perfecting of the saints so that they are equipped to minister to others. We can make that possible by providing high-quality products that present vital biblical truths in an accurate, applicable manner. Because so many of our customers are brothers and sisters in Christ, we want to do all we can to edify them in every way possible–by a kind word; prompt, courteous service; or prayer. And for those listeners and customers who do not know the Lord, we want to represent Christ to them in a way that honors Him and makes the truth of the gospel inescapable. Every person on staff at Grace to You works here by God’s sovereign design. By always striving to build up and encourage one another, and by working not in our own strength but in His power, we will bring greater glory to God, develop unity essential to the work of the ministry, and grow in Christlikeness.