Pursuing Spiritual Growth

Originally posted on December 11, 2003 This past Sunday, I preached a vision message looking forward to 2004.  I gave three prayers for our church that would become three pursuits of our church.  The first prayer pursuit is that Grace would experience the greatest year of spiritual growth in the...

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The Fight of Your Life

Originally posted on November 27, 2003 Christ told us to love one another; however, he also told us to fight!  The key is to know when to do which, and with whom. We love people because people are not our enemy.  We fight the evil influence of the devil because...

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Let us Pray

Originally posted on October 30, 2003 To ground our praying in God’s word and to give us confidence and purpose in our praying, we considered Ephesians 3:20-21.  These verses come at the end of a longer prayer.  In the prayer, the Apostle Paul prayed that the people he wrote to...

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Why the Cross?

Originally posted on September 26, 2003 The first century missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Europe saw mixed reception.  Some believed his message of Christ and become followers, while others did not.  Those rejecters of the message did not quietly go home and leave Paul to his preaching.  They...

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Suffering for Righteousness

Originally posted on August 20, 2003 The internet allows us to take what once was an in-house discussion and open it up to anyone who cares to log on and read.  Here at Grace Community Church we usually have these discussions in the form of sermons, classes, small groups, and...

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God and Sinners

Originally posted on July 9, 2003 Talking about God is certainly an acceptable topic for a church.  But talking about sinners is another matter.  To do so seems so outdated.  After all, aren’t we just wounded, or misguided, or in process?  For many, “sinner” is such a judgmental word.  Just...

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