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21: We ARE The Building

Some have called Ephesians the Magna Carta of the Church…Paul unveils such foundational doctrine concerning the Body of Christ. Others have called it the Mt. Everest of the New Testament…because Paul leads us to such breathtaking heights of the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. Whether the Magna Carta or Mt. Everest, it’s worthy of our attention and worthy of the climb!

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18: Lord, Make Us A Radiant Church

Paul has shifted his emphasis from WHO WE ARE in chapters 1-3 (because of the glorious grace of the gospel) to HOW WE LIVE in chapters 4-6 (still because of the glorious grace of the gospel)! We are called to live as children of the Light. To walk in unity and love and purity and truth...

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24: Real Thing Or Bust

Galatians is all about the Good News of Freedom. Braveheart-level freedom. And then some. If we could only see it, taste it, believe it, experience it, and walk in it.

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26: Stop the Performance Cycle

Have you ever had that feeling that you need to bring something to the table of life to validate who you are as a person? I know I have...and still do. It seems once I leave or "outgrow" one desire for validation, I just replace it with another one!

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28: Clarity in the Present Evil Age

It's easy to look around the world today and think, "My goodness, I wish things could go back to the good ol' days!" To be honest, I've thought that many times myself. Where are Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver when you need them?

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Church @ Home With Kids

At Grace City, we have always placed a lot of value on having our kids engaged in the life of the church as much as possible. We want our kids to know from a young age that gathering with God’s people and sitting under the teaching of His word is valuable and life-giving...

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You Will Die Sermon Outline

Star-date log is April 2020, and death is everywhere. Newsfeeds, newspapers, empty streets and schoolyards all daily remind us that death looms as close as a sneeze. The possibility and inevitability of death has pushed its way to the forefront of our global psyche like never before in our lifetime.

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20: The Mystery Is Solved

Reading the New Testament is kinda like reading the end of a mystery novel. At the very, very end, you find out "who done it." Have you noticed how many times Paul has used the word "mystery" so far? He's used it in 1:9, 3:3, 3:4, 3:6, 3:9, and he'll use it again in 5:32 and 6:19. There's a lot of "mysteries" going on here, aren't there? And if we're not careful...

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22: Why It's Good That God Is For God

There's a repeated phrase in Ephesians that slaps you in the face if you see it. At least it did to me when I was a young preacher studying to preach it for the first time. Almost 14 years ago, late on a Saturday night, alone at my parent's rented office space...

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23: Make This One Thing Count

Boasting. We’re surrounded by it. From celebrities to politicians, from sports figures to every other post on Instagram (well, at least it feels like every other post sometimes), we love to boast. And if we’re honest, all of us have an inner Conor McGregor.

 

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Wake Up And Believe

I remember signing up for a class on Galatians with Dr. Tom Schreiner, one of the leading NT scholars alive today. It just so happened that leading up to our class he had recently completed his commentary on the book of Galatians...

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27: Grace in Pursuit

God turned the #1 public enemy of the church into the greatest missionary church planter of the New Testament era. The Apostle Paul is an incredible example of the grace and mercy of God and the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Refocus: When Your Routines Are Canceled

Over a month into this new era of COVID-19, many of our families are still trying to discover what the new normal should be. Spring Break, Easter, and the novelty of online learning all provided some anticipation, but now those are past, and an uncertain span of quarantine still lies ahead of us.

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You Will Die (a 7 minute summary of a 40 minute sermon)

Star-date log is April 2020, and death is everywhere. Newsfeeds, newspapers, empty streets and schoolyards all daily remind us that death looms as close as a sneeze. The possibility and inevitability of death has pushed its way to the forefront of our global psyche like never before in our lifetime.

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The Granddaddy of ‘Em All

Jesus is in the tomb, but the Chief Priests and Pharisees are still afraid. What if his disciples come and steal the body? He did say after all that after 3 days he would rise?

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