Emmanuel Came Down to 'Save His People From Their Sins', and to Lead Them Through the Scandals and Dangers of This World.
Did you know that the Book of Job helps pave the way to Bethlehem? In this great story of 'Honesty and Faith in Suffering', the Old Testament Patriarch, Job asks 4 Big Questions and Gives 1 Huge Answer as He is Longing for the Christ-Child!
The Spiritual Blessings from the Father (Planning) and the Spiritual Blessings From the Son (Provision through His Death and Resurrection) Culminate in a Great Inheritance which the Holy Spirit Protects by His Sealing.
God has a Plan for the Ages, that while it is not 'All About Us', it Certainly Does Include Us, for the Praise of His Glory!
When we look at the Gospel, we see that we are NOT OK. In fact, we are FAR WORSE THAN OK. But, through the Provision of the Son, we find that we are FAR GREATER THAN JUST OK!
The Father Adopting Us As His Children is a Gift that is Given to Us for His Glory and for Our Good.
The Doctrine of the Election is one of the most controversial teachings in the Bible. And yet, Paul presents it as the very first among God's Great Spiritual Blessings for Us! This doctrine, along with others, is impossible to fully understand but it is also impossible to deny! And it is meant not to make us fight, but to make us want "to praise the Glory of His Grace"!
Dr. Fred Campbell of "Living Grace Ministries", shares with us encouragement from God's Word that He is in Absolute Control as We Approach the Presidential Election of 2016.
Ephesians is as deep and beautiful as the Grand Canyon--written to remind us that when we are 'in Christ', we are incredibly rich in spiritual blessings. Many believers, however, continue to live like the poverty-stricken, clueless 'Beverly Hillbillies.'
Have you got 20 minutes this week? Then, try this: Read the Book of Ephesians!" In this Introduction to our new series on this wonderful book of "Ephesians, The Grand Canyon of Scripture" 6 of our people at Grace Bible Church led us in reading through the entire book in just over 18 minutes! So, sit back and listen or follow along in your Bibles as they take you on a quick tour of "The Grand Canyon of Scripture."
Taking on a Servant's Attitude Gives You a Passion to See God at Work, Offers You Deep Relationships with Others and Gives Glory to God.
Taking on Christ's Servant-Attitude is the Secret for Harmony Inside of the Church and Outreach Outside of the Church.
We have the Message and the Model to Develop Healthy Leaders from the Worst of Sinners, Who Can in Turn, Help Produce Healthy Churches, Which Bear Fruit.
A Healthy Church Needs Healthy Teaching and Healthy Leadership!
As the Only Creatures Gifted With Language, We Are Called to Respond to God with Both Songs of Celebration and Songs of Reverence. Worship is the What Ties God's Works in the Past with Your Worries in the Future!
Jesus Taught Us to Worship with a Meal: A Meal that Connects us with the Past, in Celebration, the Present, with Participation, and the Future, in Anticipation.
God Calls us to Do Ministry that is Humanly Impossible, but through The Foolishness of Preaching and the Breath of the Spirit, He Makes Dead Bones Come Alive.
When we 'Walk in Step with the Gospel', We Learn How to Respond to Sin and to Sinners –-Just like God Did With Us!
Sexuality, When Viewed Apart from God's Design, is Evidence of a Bigger Problem: Rebellion Against God and the Downward Spin of Our Culture. But there is Hope, and Transformation is Possible through the Gospel.
Sexuality is God's Beautiful, Innocent and Functional Gift which Uniquely Expresses the Lifelong Covenant Made Between a Man and a Woman in Marriage.
In Spite of the Fears and Chaos of Immigration, We Must Remember that God is Writing a Much Bigger Story.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is, at its Core, about Reconciliation. Jesus, through His Cross, Reconciles Us to God, and to One Another. He then Makes Us Ministers of Reconciliation to Others. Therefore, the Church of Jesus, Must be the Model of Racial Reconciliation for the World.