Remembering the Holiness of God

Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-5; 14-17 – In this message, elder Matthew Strauss preaches from 2 Timothy 3. Often, over time, our memory fails us and begins to distort the things we have learned or read. Matthew takes us back to some of the basic truths of God’s character – especially his holiness, and how we desperately […]

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Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17; Matthew 5:10 –  Pastor Win concludes the first section in the Sermon on the Mount and looks at the last Beatitude. Jesus teaches believers that if we live out the first seven Beatitudes, we will experience the 8th – persecution! When we cultivate kingdom character, living as light in a dark […]

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Becoming Makers of Peace

Text: James 3:13-18; Matthew 5:9.  Pastor Win continues our series in the Beatitudes. In the seventh Beatitude, Jesus calls us to be makers of peace. This begins with making peace with God through faith in Christ. But it continues into our relationships with others. As followers of Christ we are called to be agents of […]

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Seeking God’s Next Leader

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 […]

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Cultivating the Character of Holiness

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 […]

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Mercy – Compassion In Action

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 […]

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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.

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Meekness – Considering Others First

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.

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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.

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Mourning – True Godly Grief

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 […]

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