"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

Visitor Class

New to Grace? We’d love to meet you! Come to our Visitor Class on January 28 during the 11:15 a.m. service upstairs in room 207. Meet some of our elders, get your questions answered, and find out about our ministries and our ministry values. Hope to see you there!

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House of Prayer

“Far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you.” — 1 SAMUEL 12:23. More and more, we want to be a church that takes every opportunity to pray – individually, in Grace Groups, committees, and certainly twice a month as we meet every other Wednesday. January 24th at […]

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January 21, 2018

“Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” GENESIS 18:17 He didn’t, as we found out last week. God and Abraham negotiated over the point at which the city would be spared, but the righteous were too few. It was too late. The sin of Sodom had become the point at which […]

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January 14, 2018

“Even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.”  LUKE 11:8 When is the last time you could be accused of shameless audacity in regards to your prayer life? What is […]

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Winter Amp! 2018

Greetings parents of our junior high students! Winter Amp, our alternative to going away to a winter camp, will be held here at Grace January 5-6 and costs $40. Our focus will be on Proverbs 2 as we “Mine for the Wisdom of God!” Register below or email Jackson Randall or Jordan Weaver with any questions. […]

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January 7, 2018

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. ACTS 17:11 Why is Luke so enthusiastic about the Berean believers? Apparently they delighted not only in the hearing of […]

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Christmas Eve Service

Join your Grace family as we celebrate our Savior’s birth!  A Christmas Eve service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on December, 24, 2017 in the main sanctuary. An all-family service for all ages. Children are welcome to join their parents in this service.

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December 24, 2017

“She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger…” LUKE 2:7 The angel Gabriel had said that this baby of Mary’s would be great and be called the Son of the Most High. He would be given the throne of his father David, reigning over a kingdom that would never end! So given […]

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Food Bank Christmas

Our last distribution of the year will be Friday, December 15 and we need some help. We will lose our Biola volunteers and we are hugely dependent on them, so please come for any amount of time you are able to give, beginning at 3:30 p.m.! We will most likely be serving until 8:00 p.m. […]

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December 17, 2017

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel…” LUKE 1:68 Remember how the angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah while he was offering priestly prayers for the people? And remember how exuberantly the angel announced the good news that Zechariah was about to become a father in his old age? Remember how Zechariah totally wiffed […]

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Children’s Christmas Musical

Coming up Sunday is A Christmas Tail at 6:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary! This children’s musical, which tells the Christmas story from the animals’ perspective, is an excellent way to celebrate Christmas with the whole family! Please enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with us immediately following the program. (If you would like to donate […]

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December 10, 2016

Luke tells us that “at that time Mary got ready and hurried” to where Elizabeth and Zechariah lived. Wouldn’t you have loved to have been there, as the old woman Elizabeth (with John the Baptist in her womb) welcomed the girl Mary who was carrying the long-awaited Messiah inside her young virgin body? Elizabeth had […]

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December 3, 2017

“Be it according to thy word.” LUKE 1:38 Mary’s permission to the angel Gabriel gave the green light for heaven’s eternal plan to proceed, ushering in an outrageously wonderful plan that only the mind of God could dream up. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy […]

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November 26, 2017

“Nothing will be impossible with God.” LUKE 1:37 im·pos·si·ble imˈpäsəb(ə)l/ adjective: impossible not able to occur, exist, or be done. “a seemingly impossible task” synonyms: not possible, out of the question, unfeasible When God is factored in, the word impossible needs asterisks. God and the word impossible have nothing in common. In fact, with Him […]

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Food Bank Thanksgiving Celebration

The Food Bank Thanksgiving Celebration is on Friday, 11/17 and there are many ways to help! Donate a turkey box (see list below) Volunteer on Thursday (11/16) and/or Friday (11/17) anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Distribute boxes Friday (11/17) 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. If you feel you are unable to lift boxes, please […]

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November 19, 2017

Is anything too hard for the Lord? GENESIS 18:14 This is the rhetorical question to end all rhetorical questions, put to Abraham and Sarah about himself. The angel Gabriel put it another way to Mary, “Nothing will be impossible with God.” There was that occasion in Jesus’ ministry when a boy who was demon-possessed was […]

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Defending the Fatherless Sunday

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27) Please join us this Sunday as we observe global Orphan Sunday at Grace. James Yim, co-lead pastor at Living Way church in Los Angeles, and his wife Jean will help […]

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November 12, 2017

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” MATTHEW 18:10 “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black or white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus […]

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November 5, 2017

Now to him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY MORE than all we ask or imagine… EPHESIANS 3:20 God’s plans dwarf our puny plans. Surveying the whole playing field all at once, He orders our lives so that not only are his purposes fulfilled, we get written into the story of redemption. Knowing this in […]

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October 29, 2017

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. LUKE 24:45 “Finally God took pity on me. While I was meditating day and night, and examining the implications of the words ‘the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel, as it is written: the righteous shall live by faith.’ I began to […]

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October 22, 2017

“The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” GENESIS 16:2 God’s promise of an heir and the interminable waiting now takes a painful turn, as Abram and Sarai contrive their own solution to the problem. A child is born, but not a […]

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October 15, 2017

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, how can I know…? GENESIS 15:8 Even a friend of God like Abram, or the highly favored Mary, occasionally need reassurances. (“How will this be, since I am still a virgin?” LUKE 1:34) And what does God do? He responds with assurance. Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his […]

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Church Picnic

Our church picnic will be at Neff Park this year on Sunday, October 8.  Join us, starting at 12:30 p.m. for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  Bring your own lunch and a dessert to share with others.  Feel free to bring any sports and/or outdoor activity equipment as well!

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October 8, 2017

“…the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” ROMANS 4:17 Abram found himself in need of that exact kind of God. The child he and Sarah had been promised was definitely a “thing that was not,” and needed to be “called into being.” And God could do […]

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October 1, 2017

“….if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek…according to the power of an indestructible life.” HEBREWS 7:15-16 Last week a very mysterious character walked into the story of Abram, blessing him and then exiting just as quickly. Mentioned again in the Psalms, the book of Hebrews lays out his role and significance. This […]

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September 24, 2017

“Blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Genesis 14:20 Lot’s decision to not stay near the safety of his uncle and the ongoing blessing of God now creates an opportunity for the breadth of the promise to Abram to be displayed in a very specific deliverance. Much of life creates messes […]

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September 17, 2017

Lot chose for himself… GENESIS 13:11 Last week we saw the selfish side of Abram as he followed his natural instinct, carelessly putting his wife Sarai at risk, ending in a harsh rebuke and banishment from Pharaoh. This week is Lot’s turn, as he makes a decision that ultimately ends in tragedy for his family. […]

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September 10, 2017

Now there was a famine in the land… GENESIS 12:10 Uh oh… With God’s words of blessing still ringing in his ears, Abram suddenly had reason to wonder about this “land of promise.” A famine? He had mouths to feed and flocks to care for. So just what were his options? Going down to Egypt […]

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September 3, 2017

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go…so Abram went as the Lord told him.” GENESIS 12:1, 4 In between that “go” of God, and Abraham’s response of obedience, stands the grandest promise ever made to a human being – a plan so boldly audacious that only the imagination of Almighty God Himself could dream it […]

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August 27, 2017

As we say “goodbye” to the Psalms and re-enter the world of Genesis, a reading service this Sunday will introduce to us Abraham, the father of our faith, and the grandest of adventures that God leads him into. Joshua assembled the elders, leaders, judges, officials and all the tribes of Israel at Shechem., where they […]

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