Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 – As our church begins the process of seeking God’s direction for a new Lead Pastor, Elder Sean Rodgers encourages our congregation to be diligent to keep God at the center of this process. Sean uses this text of God choosing David to be the next king to remind us that […]
Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16; Matthew 5:8 – In the sixth Beatitude, Jesus calls us to holiness. The heart was the center of a person’s being. Here Jesus says that those who have a pure heart – those who pursue holiness – will see God. God’s presence, his grace, his direction, his activity will become clear […]
Text: Luke 10:25-37; Matthew 5:7 – This Sunday Grace Church met in our parking lot for an outdoor worship service. As we continued in our series on the Sermon on the Mount, Pastor Win looked at the fifth Beatitude where Jesus calls us to be merciful. Using the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches […]
Text: Matthew 5:6 – Pastor Win continues his series on the Sermon On The Mount. This week he looks at the fourth Beatitude where Jesus calls his followers to purse God’s righteousness with an intensity equivalent to a starving person pursing the basic necessities of life – food and water.
Text: Colossians 3:12-15 – Pastor Win continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount. In this third Beatitude, Jesus calls us to demonstrate meekness in our attitude toward God and others. Meekness is not weakness but “strength under control.” Meekness is the opposite of pride and involves considering others ahead of ourselves.
Text: Hebrews 12: 5-11 – On this Father’s Day Sunday, elder Sean Rodgers reminds us about the importance for parents, especially fathers, disciplining their children just as God’s disciplines us as His children. The purpose is not punitive – but, out of love, to build character in us so we will live godly lives.
Text: Matthew 5:1-12 – Pastor Win continues with his series on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 as he moves on to the second Beatitude. Once we have acknowledged our depravity through being poor in spirit, Jesus calls us to mourning. Mourning over our sin is the emotional response to the intellectual knowledge […]
Text: Matthew 5:1-12 – Pastor Win continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5 as he focuses on the first Beatitude. Jesus teaches us that kingdom character begins with self-evaluation and recognizing our spiritual depravity. Then, in deepest humility, we understand how desperately we need God for grace and salvation.
Text: Matthew 5:1-12 – The Beatitudes describe the kind of character Jesus expects from his followers. They represent God’s standard for true happiness. In this introduction to the Beatitudes, Pastor Win reminds us that each of these character traits are to be lived out by all followers of Jesus – not just the “all-star” team.
Text: Matthew 5:1,2 & Matthew 7:28,29 – When Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, he was teaching his disciples and the crowds. They were in awe because he spoke with authority. As Pastor Win continues in this series in the Sermon on the Mount, he reminds us that Jesus has that same authority to […]