"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

Announcements

Fall Bible Conference

Pray Like This, is the theme for our second annual Fall Bible Conference, October 19-21. This helpful and instructive weekend will feature 4 main sessions focusing on The Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 2 breakout sessions highlighting prayer in the family as well as prayer through the ages 1 panel providing practical helps for more […]

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October 14, 2018

Last Sunday, in Genesis 44-45, we saw Joseph’s brothers come to true repentance and Joseph was standing ready to save them. This week, in Genesis 46, we’ll see Joseph relocate Jacob and all of his family in Egypt, and the LORD will reassure Jacob saying, “Do not be afraid to go… I myself will go […]

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October 7, 2018

Last week we saw Joseph put his brothers through a series of tests to reveal whether or not they had truly changed since the days they had sold him into slavery and lied about his death (Genesis 42-43), and so far it’s looking good. But in Genesis 44-45, we’ll see that Joseph has one final […]

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Young Adults

Are you between the ages of 18 to 24? If so, come meet other young adults, enjoy delicious snacks and hear about the vision for young adult life at Grace. The meeting will be held September 30 at 11:15am in room 207 (upstairs in the main building). If you can attend, let us know by going clicking […]

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September 30, 2018

Although we have called these weekly posts Sermon Prep, they are really intended to be more than just an encouragement to prepare ourselves to hear God’s word that will be preached. Their purpose is to prepare us to come as active participants (not passive recipients) as we gather to worship together. Singing is another way […]

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September 23, 2018

Can you remember the last time you prayed like this (Psalm 13:1-3)? Maybe you’re praying this right now. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?       How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all […]

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September 16, 2018

I was encouraged recently by something Richard Baxter wrote about the responsibility of preachers to first have their own hearts warmed by God before trying to warm the hearts of others. I think a minister should take special pains with his heart, before he is to go to the congregation: if it be then cold, […]

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Grace Women’s Dessert Night

Ladies 16 and older, please join us on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room as we fellowship together over delicious desserts. We will also have the privilege of hearing from Cynthe Burbidge. Be sure to stop at the sign-up table on Sunday morning or register HERE.

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September 9, 2018

Our God Meant It for Good series will continue this Sunday with Genesis 38. Matthew began his Gospel by recounting the line of promise from Abraham to David to Jesus. The pattern goes like this: Abraham was the father of Isaac, And Isaac the father of Jacob, And Jacob the father of Judah and his […]

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September 2, 2018

This Sunday we will begin our final section of Genesis and have entitled this last series God Meant It for Good, taken from the final chapter when Joseph looked his brothers (who had sold him into slavery!) in the eyes and declared: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for […]

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A Sovereign Delay

Our team was tired from a day of ministry and we were stepping onto our final train that would take us to the train station by our base – almost home! We crowded into the train and waited for the doors to shut as more people filed in, but the doors stayed open and the […]

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Reading Service

Join us this Sunday, August 26 from 6-8pm for our final reading service in the book of Genesis, which tells the story of Joseph. In Genesis 50:20–21, looking back on all the sufferings he had endured because of his brothers’ treachery, he was able to look them in the eye and say, “As for you, […]

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August 26, 2018

This Sunday Jackson will be wrapping up our Praying Together series with a sermon on Asking Together, from John 14:12-14 (and related passages). We can start asking together this week, in anticipation of all the ways God might work among us this Sunday. Tony Payne’s short (but incredibly practical) book called How to Walk into […]

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August 19, 2018

This Sunday Randall Gruendyke will be continuing our Praying Together series with a sermon on Giving Thanks Together, from select passages. This is God’s clear will for us, Grace: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).” This is not easy. It’s a […]

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August 12, 2018

This Sunday will be week two in our “Praying Together” series. Erik Thoennes will be preaching on Hungering and Thirsting for God Together from Psalm 63. “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there […]

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August 5, 2018

This Sunday we will begin a four-week preaching series called “Praying Together.” As we have been studying Genesis, you may have noticed that one of the earliest marks of those who are God’s people is “calling upon the name of the Lord.” And as we recently read in our Take Up Your Sword reading plan, […]

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Planting Seeds

So often, ministry involves seed planting in faith. Very often we do not get to see the fruit of the seeds until years, decades or generations later. But sometimes a blossom of Kingdom growth surfaces in something as simple as a summer baseball camp …   Good Morning, I am writing to simply say thank […]

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July 25th, 2018

This Sunday will be a reflection service, where we look to the congregation to encourage one another with testimonies of how God has used the latest section of Genesis in our lives. Did a sermon impact you just when you needed it? Encourage our church family to walk by faith by sharing. How can you […]

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To Go or Not to Go

To go or not to go, that was the question in the Arizona high school boy’s mind as he slipped his backpack on and strolled down the hall. To his surprise, a stream of students flowed past him into the classroom. I already know God, I don’t really need to go, he tried to convince […]

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June 27, 2018

Last Sunday, we began to see a different Jacob emerging from these years of hard work and waiting. God has slowly been teaching him that his confidence does not lie in his own scheming and striving, but in the Promise Maker and Promise Keeper who goes with him. He had met his match in Laban, […]

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Partners in Prayer

Come Pray for Grace’s Global Ministry Come “hold the rope” for our Grace Partners – lifting them up in intercessory prayer. We have a mighty God who cares for them, but He wants us to ask Him to provide. Come partner with our missionaries through prayer. Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00pm in the Main Sanctuary.

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June 20, 2018

Our text this week will be Genesis 30:25-31:55. Last Sunday we saw how God began to fulfill the first part of His Bethel blessing, multiplying Jacob’s offspring to eleven sons and a daughter. This week we’ll see God begin to work out the second part of His promise. “I will bring you back to this […]

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June 17, 2018

Our text this week will be Genesis 29:31-30:24. Jacob had heard his father, Isaac, speak this word of blessing over him: “God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples (Genesis 28:3).” And later, he had heard the voice of the Lord Himself confirm the […]

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June 10, 2018

This week, Erik will be preaching from Genesis 29:1-30. Where we left off with Jacob, God had graciously spoken these words over him: “I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have […]

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Call to Prayer

As a church family, should we be retiring or managing our debt? In preparing to answer this question, the Executive Team is calling the Grace Family to gather for an hour of prayer this Saturday morning, June 2 at 9am in the Main Sanctuary. Let us earnestly join our hearts in asking God for his wisdom on […]

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Adventure Week Volunteer Commissioning

Plan to attend our Volunteer Commissioning on Thursday, May 31 from 7-9pm. Whether this is your 10th year serving at Adventure Week or your first, we ask that you attend this special meeting. We’ll prepare ourselves for the week, commit together to serve faithfully, and pray for God’s work among us and the kids who attend.

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June 3, 2018

This Sunday, Kenny will be preaching from Genesis 28:10-22. Jacob had thought he’d been so clever. His deception had worked and he had received his father’s blessing, but not without serious consequences. His brother plots to kill him so Jacob runs into exile while Esau remains in the land. With a 500-mile journey ahead of […]

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Dust and Life

Dust and Life Dry, dusty boxes, caked with age and care, were slowly being opened and sorted in the musty attic above our grandfather’s kitchen. Memories were laden in this place. Grandfather pulled an old black book from one, and a smile spread across his wrinkled face. He handed it to me, saying, “I wonder […]

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May 27, 2018

This Sunday, Jackson will be preaching from Genesis 26:1-33. Before Esau and Jacob were born, God had ordained: “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger (Genesis 25:23).” That Jacob would receive the blessing, […]

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May 20, 2018

This Sunday, Randall Gruendyke will be preaching from Genesis 26:1-33. Just as the Lord had promised his father Abraham, so He promises Isaac, “I will be with you and will bless you.” And just as his father Abraham wavered in his faith, so does Isaac. Through Jesus, we have obtained the same unshakeable promise. And […]

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May 13, 2018

Last Sunday we returned to Genesis and our series, A Faithful God for a Fallen People. If you weren’t able to be with us for the reading service, you can listen to it here. This week Erik Thoennes will be preaching from Genesis 25:19-34. Once again, the Lord blesses a barren woman, this time Rebekah, […]

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May 6, 2018

This Sunday we are returning to the book of Genesis and picking up where we left off with God’s plans to bless all the nations of the earth through the one man, Abraham. Here’s where we left the bookmark: Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full […]

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I’ve Never Been Prayed For!

“We missed you at the meeting.” She squinted slightly and adjusted her glasses. Her co-worker replied with surprising confidence, “Yes, we were sad to miss. But, well, guess what! My wife and I were both sick, but then we prayed and we are completely better!” A puzzled look crossed the woman’s face. She let the […]

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April 29, 2018

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 CORNITHIANS 15:58   Remember what we’re supposed to do when reading scripture and we encounter the word “therefore”? We […]

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