April 3


Here we are in the world with good news. However, there is an element of the good news that is very, very bad news. In fact, the good news is predicated on an understanding of the bad news. The news about salvation is only good if one understands the bad news about what happens to those who don’t possess that salvation. In fact, part of our proclamation of the gospel is to tell people the worst news they’ve ever heard, the worst news there is, that God has created a hell, a place of eternal punishment for those who reject Him. And those who do not repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will spend forever punished in that place called hell. That is the bad news that is foundational to the good news being good news. True evangelism then, an accurate presentation of the gospel, must include the strongest negative reality as part of the motivation of the sinner, not just the attractiveness of heaven, not just the attractiveness of the love of God, but the fear of hell and the dread of the wrath of God. All faithful endeavors in giving the good news must clearly convey the bad news. It is not just the promise of heaven; it is the threat of hell.


This emphasis, which is very clear in the Bible, is being eliminated from most of contemporary, evangelical witness as we know it in our experience today. People don’t want to talk about hell. They don’t want to talk about judgment. They don’t want to give warnings to those who reject the gospel. In fact, they even begin to think that God is so loving He just wouldn’t really send anyone to hell. But that is not what the Scripture teaches. In fact, the Bible begins and ends with warning. You’re not very far into the account of creation in the book of Genesis until you hear God say, “But for the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat for in the day that you eat from it, you shall die.” And in that God promised both spiritual death, physical death, and the potential of eternal death.  ~ John MacArthur

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”  ~ Luke 10:13-16

People that live in the United States better listen to this. 

Read Listen
Deuteronomy 23:1-25:19
Luke 10:13-37
Psalm 75:1-10
Proverbs 12:12-14


New Testament

Luke 10:13-37


Woe to Unrepentant Cities
The Return of the Seventy-Two
Jesus Rejoices in the Father’s Will
The Parable of the Good Samaritan

What did Jesus mean when He said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” in Luke 10:18?

Luke 10:16 KJV

Luke 10:16 KJV

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Parable of the Good Samaritan


Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead. “And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. “Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. “But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. ~ Luke 10:30-34


The Good Samaritan Video – Click the picture to watch the Video


Overview: Luke 10-24  Click Here to Watch Video


Listen to John MacArthur on today’s scripture below

 Luke 10:12–16
Is it not destruction for the wicked, says Job 31:3?  Is it not disaster for the workers of iniquity?  Proverbs 1 says, “Because I have called and you refuse, I have stretched out My hand and no one regarded. Because you disdained all My counsel and would have none of My rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity, I will mock when your terror comes. When your terror comes like a storm and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call on Me but I will not answer.”  Because they hated knowledge and they didn’t choose the fear of the Lord. ~ John MacArthur
 Luke 10:30–37
 Luke 10:30–37

Dr. J. Vernon McGee - Thru the Bible

Dr. J. Vernon McGee – Thru the Bible


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