"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

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December 9, 2018

This Sunday our advent series continues with a second reason God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us. Delivering us from death is what Jesus was born to save us from. Eternal life is what Jesus was born to save us to. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only […]

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December 2, 2018

This Sunday we begin our advent series Born which will explore five glorious reasons God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us. For two years the book of Genesis has had us continually looking forward to a special offspring: the offspring of Eve who would bruise Satan’s head (Gen. 3:15), the offspring of […]

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November 25, 2018

This Sunday is our final reflection service for the book of Genesis, a space where we as a congregation have the opportunity to encourage one another with what God has been teaching us through the Genesis series. We began preaching through Genesis in January 2017, and we just completed the last section, which has covered […]

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The Corral

As I walk down the crowded hallway of the children’s Sunday School wing of our church, I remember my friends serving far away, who do not have the privilege of attending church services kids-free. Their small fellowship does not have a nursery or childcare, and so their children must learn to sit as still as […]

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Food Bank Thanksgiving

Please visit the table on the patio on Sunday mornings for more information about our special event and to sign up for donating a Thanksgiving food box and/or to volunteer on Thursday 11/15 or Friday 11/16. Here is the shopping list for the Thanksgiving box.

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November 18, 2018

After two years, we come to the final passage of Genesis this Sunday. This book that began with God speaking life into existence ends with bones in a coffin. But Joseph’s last words are spoken with rock-solid faith in God’s faithfulness and his coffin would continue to “speak” those words of faith to God’s people […]

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November 11, 2018

This Sunday we come to Genesis 49:1-28. Jacob is about to die and has his deathbed moment with his sons. Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come. Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your […]

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November 4, 2018

The opening verses of Psalm 105 describe what we are to do each week as we gather for worship as a local church. Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name;             make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him;             tell of all his wondrous works! […]

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October 28, 2018

The Christian life is a life of faith. We are to believe God’s promises and walk in the confident trust that He will be faithful to every last one. God has not told us everything that we might like to know as we face the future, but He’s told us everything we need to know […]

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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 21, 2018

We are pausing our God Meant It for Good series this Sunday for our Bible conference Pray Like This: The Lord’s Pattern for Prayer. We will be working through the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) in five sessions. Friday evening will kick off with a panel discussion on practical helps for more effective praying. Then Saturday […]

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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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