Discerning Truth From Error

Text: Revelation 11:15-13:18 – The best way to detect counterfeit money is to be so familiar with what real money looks like, the fake bills will be obvious. The same applies to discerning God’s truth from Satan’s lies and deception. In order to detect false teaching, we need to be so immersed and familiar with […]

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It Ain’t Over ‘Till Its Over

Text: Revelation 2:8-11; Revelation 10:1-11:14 – Scripture is filled with accounts of God’s intervention in human activity. Often these interventions come at the 11th hour – when it seems like everything is hopeless. But then God steps in and meets our greatest need – that is the hope we live in. ┬áHere in our study […]

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God’s Judgement Brings About Repentance

Text: Matthew 5:13-16; Revelation 9 – Pastor Russ picks up on our study in the Book of Revelation in Chapter 9 where the 7 trumpet judgement continue. Images of the Abyss are described by John along with huge locust-like creatures and horse-like creatures who descend on the earth to bring about God’s judgement on the […]

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When We Really Mess Up

Text: Psalm 51:10-17; 2 Samuel 11 – It usually doesn’t take long after the New Year for resolutions to be made, and then quickly broken. We often fall short of our goals quickly. But what happens when we really mess up? What happens when it is not a silly resolution that we break, but one […]

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Christmas: Christ Came to Save Sinners

Text: 1 Timothy 1:15 – Christmas is a time of great anticipation. In the Bible’s account of the birth of Christ, we see Mary’s great anticipation in the arrival of her baby son. We see the shepherds’ great anticipation after the angels message about the birth of the Messiah. We see the Magi’s great anticipation […]

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Do You Experience Peace At Christmas?

Text: Luke 2:10-14; Philippians 4:4-9 – The angels announced to the shepherds that the newborn Christ child would bring peace on earth. Unfortunately, when we stop and look around us, we see little evidence of peace again this Christmas. Global conflicts, political unrest, Christmas shopping chaos all surround us. Where is the peace of Christmas? […]

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What Do You Worship At Christmas?

Text: Luke 2:10-12 – This year Christmas falls on a Sunday and a local Christian radio station was asking the question: “Are you planning to go to church on Christmas Day?” Some churches always have a service on Christmas morning, while others, live Grace, have a Christmas Eve service. So this year, the question is […]

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Unity In the Body of Christ

Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 – It is well known that disunity in the church hurts the body of Christ and our testimony to our community. God calls us to show love to one another. On this second Sunday of Advent, our focus is on the love God showed the world in sending his Son, the […]

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The Church: Living as “Called Out Ones”

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-12 – Today Grace Church celebrates its 85th Anniversary. What a testimony to God’s faithfulness to this church family! But what is the church? A building? A social club? No, none of these is correct. The church is described in the Bible as a body – a group of individuals that need […]

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