Spiritual renewal requires the knowledge of God and his ways. Leaders and teachers bring this knowledge to God’s people that they may walk in life and peace. The priests of Malachi’s day failed in this regard. Their rebuke is designed to awaken us to faithfulness. Let us pray for leaders and teachers in the church […]
The heart of true worship is honor for the name of the LORD. When we honor God, we will worship in a manner that is worthy of him. We will offer our whole selves to him and express this offering in the way we pray, sing, heed his word, and live for his glory. To […]
Through the prophet Malachi, God begins his call to spiritual renewal with the declaration of his covenant love for his people. The love of God has two renewing effects on us. It assures us that we belong to him and that he will keep his word to us. And, it awakens us to our responsibilities […]
Our service for Jesus must never become the main thing. Jesus himself is the point. He is the bread of life that came down from heaven. He has the words of life. The excellent way is to order our lives and our service so that we are not distracted away from him. Our service is […]
At Grace, we talk a lot about church membership. What does this mean, and how should we think about membership? Justin and Scott sit down to talk about this issue in light of the last two sermons.
The Christian congregation is where people serve one another in the name of Christ. Together, each of us uses our abilities and resources to build up the congregation to love and follow Christ. At Grace Community Church, we value the contribution each one makes to encourage believers, build a healthy congregation, and carry out our […]