"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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Third of July

Join us for our 3rd of July Celebration. 5:00pm – 9:00pm Grace will provide hamburgers, hot dogs & drinks. Last name A-M bring a side dish to share that serves 10. Last name N-Z bring a dessert to share that serves 10. Bring chairs, blankets.

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June 30, 2019

After explaining how to deal with false teachers within the church, he urges Titus: “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1) Not only are elders to be able to give instruction in sound doctrine, but also in what accords with sound doctrine. What should it look like when sound doctrine […]

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June 23, 2019

“They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works (Titus 1:16).” The Bible is insistent on this point – faith and works must be connected. Sound faith grows from sound doctrine and bears good fruit. It “accords with godliness” (Titus 1:1). The apostle John wrote: “Whoever says ‘I know him’ but does […]

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June 16, 2019

If the culture of Crete in Paul’s day was a bit like The Pirates of the Caribbean (as Jackson said two Sundays ago), the situation of these early church communities on Crete was a bit like towns in the Wild, Wild West. In the absence of “sheriffs” (i.e. elders), false teachers were going unchecked and […]

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June 9, 2019

Paul’s letter to Titus is essentially an instruction manual for putting the churches that had been planted in Crete “into order.” So, where will that start? With good leaders. Titus was not to be a lone ranger in raising up Christ-exalting churches. “…appoint elders in every town as I directed you.” Titus 1:5 God’s design […]

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Baptism Service

All are encouraged to attend our Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, June 2 at 5pm in the main sanctuary. Following our meeting at 6pm we will get to celebrate the baptisms of several from our Grace family.

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Annual Business Meeting

All are encouraged to attend our Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, June 2 at 5pm in the main sanctuary. Following our meeting at 6pm we will get to celebrate the baptisms of several from our Grace family.

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June 2, 2019

“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order” Titus 1:5 This Sunday we will begin our summer series in the book of Titus. Normally we begin our book series by devoting an entire Sunday as a reading service, in order to read through the entire book […]

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May 26, 2019

“He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3).” With these appearances, Jesus was not only proving that he had truly risen. He was also speaking to his disciples about the kingdom of God, preparing them for […]

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May 19, 2019

“I will lay down my life for you!” In that moment, I think Peter sincerely meant every word, but it had been easier said than done. When the moment actually came, fear gripped him and he denied and abandoned his Lord. Can you imagine how it must have felt to look the risen Jesus in […]

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May 12, 2019

Two weeks ago, we saw Jesus’ appearance to Mary Magdalene turn her sorrow to joy. Last Sunday, we saw his appearance to his disciples replace their fear with peace and gladness. But not all of the disciples were there. For some reason, Thomas missed that appearance and wasn’t ready to believe their fantastic claim, famously […]

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May 5 2019

When you think of Jesus’ disciples and followers in the aftermath of his death and burial, you may think primarily of their sorrow, grief, and disappointment. But they were also afraid. Our passage for this Sunday (John 20:19-23) begins like this: “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors […]

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April 28 2019

In 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Paul writes: “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures… (1 Cor. 15:3-4)” But, that’s not the end […]

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April 21 2019

When we think of Passion week, we usually think of the three key events of the final days of Jesus on earth – his triumphal entry, crucifixion, and resurrection, but there was so much more that happened between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. The Gospel Coalition has put a wonderful resource online called The Final […]

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Easter Workshop

Easter Story Presentation Easter Themed Craft Workshop: children ages preschool -5th grade chooses 2 crafts to make (wooden cross, paint a towel, decorate & plant a pot, create a bowl) Eat Lunch together! Kid friendly main dish provided Families please bring a salad/fruit/veggies or dessert to share Take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy […]

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Guatemala Missions Trip Update

At our March baptism service, Andrew Yap shared about a short-term dental missions trip he was about to take to Guatemala with a team of Christian dentists. Here’s a word of thanks and report on the trip from Andrew. Thanks everyone for your prayers for my week-long mission trip to Guatemala in March. I was […]

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April 14, 2019

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Passion Week. We are calling our Passion Week service series GLORIFIED and working our way through chapters 12-20 of the Gospel of John. In chapter 12, Jesus declares: “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to […]

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Ladies Tea

Ladies Spring Tea will be held on April 6th from 11:30am-1:30pm at Biola’s Cafeteria Banquet Room. Tickets cost $25 and will be sold in between services on March 17 and 24. Purchase tickets – HERE

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April 7, 2019

This Sunday will be our reflection service for Philippians. In place of a sermon, we will be inviting you to stand and testify to how the word of God has been at work in you through this series. Paul prayed for and expected the word of God to be “at work.” And we also thank […]

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March 31, 2019

I’m going to date myself here, but there was series of TV commercials when I was growing up for the stock brokerage firm EF Hutton that went like this. At some large dinner party, one person would quietly comment to another that his broker was EF Hutton and all conversation would fall silent. Then the […]

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March 24, 2019

In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he refers to God twenty-two times. In eighteen of those mentions, He is simply “God.” Three times He is called God “our Father.” But once, in our passage this Sunday, Paul calls Him “the God of peace.” “…and the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:9).” What […]

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March 17, 2019

“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead… (Phil. 3:13).” What lies ahead makes all the difference. In February, I had the joy (and pain!) of running a 200-mile relay with 11 other guys from Grace out in Arizona. For each of the 36 legs, there would […]

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March 11, 2019

This Sunday in Philippians we will get a powerful reminder of a gospel truth that is easier to affirm than it is to live out. Paul reminds us that in Christ we are those who “put no confidence in the flesh.” Where are we to rest the full weight of our faith that God’s love […]

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Members Meeting

Members join us this Sunday at 5pm for our Members’ meeting. Everyone is invited to join us at 6pm as we celebrate people from our Grace family being baptized and share in family time together

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March 3, 2019

We are almost halfway through Philippians with one final section of chapter two to go. At first read, after the glorious description of Christ’s humble condescension and sacrificial redeeming love (2:1-11) and then the strong encouragement to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (2:13-18), what comes next might seem quite a bit less […]

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February 24, 2019

One of the questions we ask each week as we prepare our order of worship, choosing songs and scripture, is, “What sorts of hearts will our passage be addressing or confronting this week?” Fearful hearts? Idolatrous hearts? Weary hearts? Proud hearts? Numb hearts? Self-righteous hearts? If you read our text for Sunday (Philippians 2:12-18), what […]

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February 17, 2019

This past Sunday, Randy posed the question, “Is your approach to church me-centered or we-centered?” As we begin Philippians 2 this Sunday, we could ask a similar question, “Is your approach to church me-centered or you-centered?” Or as I sometimes ask my kids (and frequently need to ask myself), “Are you operating from a me […]

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February 10, 2019

Grace Family, let’s not forget that it is “through our prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:19) that God will present each one of us mature in Christ. Let’s be lifting up our brothers and sisters at Grace in prayer this week by name! With the last few verses of […]

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February 3, 2019

  Eternal Weight of Glory 1. Now the days and hours and moments Of our suffering seem so long; And the toilsome wait and wondering Threaten silence to our song. Now our pain is real and pressing Where our faith is thin and weak, But our hope is set on Jesus; And we cling to […]

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January 27, 2019

The subtitle of our Philippians series is Words of Hope from a Man in Chains. Erik pointed out this past Sunday that Paul was a “man in chains” on two levels. He considered himself a “slave of Christ”, bound to Christ for the sake of the gospel, and the plans God had for him included […]

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January 20, 2019

This Sunday we will begin preaching through Paul’s letter to the Philippians in a series we’re calling Joy in the Faith: Words of Hope from a Man in Chains. If you missed our reading service on Sunday, you can listen to it here. Paul begins his letter by expressing how thankful he is for the […]

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January 13, 2019

This Sunday we begin our next sermon series through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Our series title, Joy in the Faith, is taken directly from Philippians 1:25. Paul is not sure whether his imprisonment will end with his execution or his deliverance, but he has a strong feeling that the Lord still has more work […]

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