On October 1st, Grace to You started airing a weekly Bible-teaching
program on a new satellite television network on DirecTV (channel 378) at 2:00
p.m. PDT. During this time, video recordings of President MacArthur's
sermons recently preached at Grace Community Church will be aired.
the past, John has been reluctant to join the world of Christian TV.
The majority of religious television programming in America is controlled by a
few networks with unsavory reputations. False teaching, moral scandals,
and financial irregularities have long characterized the largest segments of the
religious television industry, and partnership with this is out of the question.
By contrast, the network we'll be partnering with is committed to
a biblical approach to ministry. Our broadcasts will be part of a weekly block
of teaching on Sundays during an hour we know many will be watching. The
strategy this new network is implementing stands in stark contrast to what
you're probably accustomed to seeing from other TV ministries. We simply
want to communicate the truth of Scripture, and not to create a spectacle for TV
with flashy sets, gaudy clothes, and theatrics.
Another reason why
we have stayed out of television until now is the cost. Starting and
sustaining a television ministry independent from partnering with false teachers
is extremely costly. However, this opportunity the Lord has provided
offers us an affordable and simple way to reach people all across the United
States at once via satellite.
Today there are roughly 16 million
households that subscribe to DirecTV. We are grateful to this fresh and
dynamic dimension added to our ministry to reach more people all over the
country. Several other pastors and ministries we know and respect are
joining in this effort and are being featured as well.
for our President in this new ministry opportunity, and the continual
furthering of God's kingdom in this avenue.
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