At Grace Community Church we often mention the phrase “by grace through faith.” In this week’s podcast, Justin and Scott talk about the meaning of this phrase and how it is important for our salvation and growth in Christ.
This passage says that we are now reconciled to God so that we will someday be presented before him holy, blameless, and above reproach, if we continue in the faith. Paul uses the word “if” not to create doubt in our minds about being reconciled to God, but to call us to keep moving forward in faith. […]
This week, Scott and Justin talk with one of our members, Taylor Combs, about his Bible reading and the Sunday morning sermon. They discuss the importance of being a healthy church who see themselves as pilgrims in progress, and how to be a welcoming congregation to rebels.
When God, in grace, changes our minds from hostility toward him to repentance and faith in him, we become worshippers. When God opens our eyes to see that our reconciliation to him is based on the saving work of his Son, we become worshippers of Jesus Christ. Text: Colossians 1:13-23
In this prayer, Paul is looking back on the cross of Christ and the conversion of these Christians; for that, he gives thanks. He also looks ahead to the day of Christ’s return and to what these Christians will need until then; for that, he makes requests. Our life of discipleship is one of looking […]