Behind the Music
For centuries the people of God have been a people who’s faith has been intimately connected with song. All through scripture we find people singing about what they believe, singing about a God who has stepped down from heaven to know us. This month we are going to go behind the music of some powerful songs found in the book of Psalms…a book that is actually a collection of songs.
For the last seven years God’s hand on Grace Community Church has been unmistakable. Lives have been changed. Families have discovered hope. Relationships have been reconciled. Hearts have been mended. And the journey has just begun.
Unmistakable life change. Unmistakable hope. Unmistakable reconciliation. All because of what God is doing at Grace & in the lives of the people here.
Faith in Jesus is not a blind faith. God has given us evidence of His existence and of His love for us. In each installment of this series, we will examine that evidence and move towards a moment of decision.
Whether you are married, have been married, or ever plan on getting married, this series is for you. Marriage is the most significant relationship on earth. It is also a reflection of the relationship God desires to have with us. Join us for Dearly Beloved!
God created each of us to fight for something bigger than ourselves. For a cause. Not to just support a cause, but to be a cause.
Dec 30th Sermon
Being a follower of Jesus isn't just "arriving" at our destination of Heaven for eternity. God calls His followers to continually and consistently take next steps in the here and now. As we prepare for 2013, what are the next steps God is calling you to take?
Christmas is a time of wonder and imagination. It is also a time of celebration and tradition. Sometimes those things collide. This Christmas we are going to use our God-given sense of wonder and ReImagine our celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.
In the end, we will not be defined by the big moments of victory or failure. We will be remembered for the small decisions. These little things make up one BIG DEAL!
Hard Knock Life
We are not the first generation to struggle with finding God in difficult times. Years ago, a prophet named Habakkuk spoke very frankly with God. He questioned God's presence and His plan. Yet, in the midst of his Hard Knock Life he found a way to worship and obey.
Without realizing it, most people walk through life carrying heavy unnecessary baggage. That baggage has the power to destroy relationships and drain the joy out of our lives. Sometimes losing luggage is a good thing.
September 9th~ September 23rd
What is it that keeps us from talking to our friends about faith? Is it that we don’t know what to say? Is it that we are afraid to risk the relationship? In the series Tongue Tied, we will look at our responsibility to share our faith, some practical ways to have a faith conversation, and discover the most important part of the discussion.
In the Game
Simply being a part of the team may be enough for some people. But not for the people of Grace. We believe following Jesus is not a spectator sport. God has called us to get out of the bleachers, off the bench, and into the game.
The ancient kings left legacies of power, strength, weakness, and failure. This summer we will look at the moments that defined them and allow their stories to teach us how to live. And how not to live.
We were created by a creative God. When He created us, He gave each of us a unique set of skills, passions, and abilities. With those gifts, He expects us to CREATE! In this series, we'll look to our Creator to find our created purpose.
Words are more than just words. They shape us. They drive us. They condemn us. Because of their power, we need to make sure we have the right definitions. Join us as we re-define some of the most influential words in our culture.
We often run from discomfort and any kind of pain. But what if there is healing in the pain. This Easter, we will embrace the burn that comes with encountering Jesus.
Palm Sunday 2012
Sometimes things have to get desperate before they get better. Let's look at the final week of Jesus earthly ministry. Things are getting desperate, but Easter is coming!
What happens in Sin City never stays in Sin City. Our sins follow us home even when we're ready to leave. And sins always affect the ones closest to us. In this series, we expose the most dangerous and common attractions in Sin City.
Grace is free. Forgiveness is unconditional. So what does it it matter how we choose to live? The Book of Galatians is ancient, relevant, and able to help answer that question.
Being a follower of Jesus means that we are All In. Physically. Mentally. Spiritually. The sacrifice is high, but the reward is even greater. Are you All In?
New Year's Message
At the start of a new year, everyone wants to make changes. It could be that the "new you" we are looking for is actually the "old you" we left behind. Maybe a return to the basics is the best way to move forward.
Quite a bit of unwrapping will take place Christmas. We're going to join the party and unwrap THE gift of Christmas! Just what was God giving us when He sent His Son to us on that first Christmas.
When we live by the performance trap, we never feel like we measure up to the standard. Join Ron Edmondson as he challenges us to live out of an identity of who we are in Christ.
God calls believers to trust Him with everything. Join Ron Edmondson as he examines the faith of a widow woman who had to trust God with not only her possessions, but her life.
Join us as we chase down the true identity of the Holy Spirit. Who is He? What is His purpose? Should we be scared to let Him in our lives?
Developing healthy relationships is not easy. Problems and potential issues must be tackled head on! Necessary roughness is required.
Losses. Failures. Disappointments. Addictions. Each has the power to deceive us and make us think we are powerless. Yet, God says that we have been set free. In this series, we will discover the truth and break free from the things that have held us back for far too long.
The local church exists to lead people to become growing followers of Jesus. Yet, it is easy to lose sight of that vision. Periodically, we have to re-examine our core values to ensure we are focused and unified in our mission. Join us as we journey to the center of who we are, why we exist, and how we intend to accomplish that mission.
Defiance: challenge the norm
Jesus was perhaps the most defiant figure in Scripture. He challenged social norms, traditional expectations, and even the religious structure of the day. Join us as we journey through the Book of Mark and rediscover our call to defiance.
There are foundational elements of the faith that every follower of Jesus needs to know and experience. In the Concrete series, we will examine a few of these. These truths will serve as a foundation for your life and ensure that the life you are building is one that will be strong enough to last.
God is inviting all of us to be a part of a story. A story of grace, mercy, and redemption. In this series, we will explore how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus serves as an invitation to every one of us to find our place in the story.
Sometimes the relationships that are the closest to us are the most difficult. In Modern Family, we're going to explore ways to create healthy family relationships and build homes that leave legacies. Whether your single, married, have kids, or don't have kids, this series is one you don't want to miss.