24: Real Thing Or Bust

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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Wake Up And Believe

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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24: Real Thing Or Bust

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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27: Grace in Pursuit

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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26: Stop the Performance Cycle

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

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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Refocus: When Your Routines Are Canceled

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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Church @ Home With Kids

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 (a 7 minute summary of a 40 minute sermon)

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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You Will Die Sermon Outline

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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The Granddaddy of ‘Em All

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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The Strangest, Most Historic Easter Ever

The Strangest, Most Historic Easter Ever

Without question, this will be a strange weekend. For the first time in our nation’s history, almost every church will close its doors for Easter.  

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What Do You See?

What Do You See?

After Jesus’ arrest, using all four gospel accounts, here’s a compilation of what happened to Jesus:

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Trust in the Face of Pain

Trust in the Face of Pain

This night, the Thursday before Easter, Jesus, overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death, cries out in the Garden of Gethsemane - “Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.

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The Clouds of Darkness Grow

The Clouds of Darkness Grow

With all the teaching that Jesus did on Tuesday, it’s no surprise that Wednesday is a much quieter day for Jesus in the gospel accounts. But his enemies got busy. Luke tells us that it was on Wednesday that Satan actually entered Judas, leading him to pursue his plan of betrayal. 

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The Stakes are High

The Stakes are High

Tuesday was a full day of teaching for Jesus. Nearly 5 full chapters of Matthew’s gospel (ch. 21-25) record all the teaching that Jesus gave on Tuesday. On this day Jesus re-entered the temple courts to teach the people and engaged in more standoffs with the chief priests and Pharisees. And Jesus didn’t hold back! 

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Where Is The Fruit? Easter Devo 1

Where Is The Fruit? Easter Devo 1

On Monday of his final week leading up to the Cross, Jesus again entered Jerusalem after retreating to Bethany (where he likely stayed with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead). 

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