"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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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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January 6, 2019

We are beginning the new year with a new Bible reading plan for Grace. Our 2019 Take Up Your Sword reading plan will cover the eleven storyline books of the Old Testament. For some of you, the Old Testament might feel more daunting, more unfamiliar, maybe even (dare I say) irrelevant. Jesus has come. Why […]

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December 30, 2018

Our advent series will wrap up this Sunday with a fifth reason for which Jesus was born. He was born to reconcile enemies (Ephesians 2:11-22). “Now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both […]

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December 23, 2018

Our advent series continues this Sunday with a fourth reason for which Jesus was born. He was born to adopt slaves as sons. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might […]

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December 16, 2018

This Sunday our advent series continues with a third reason God the Son took on flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus was born to call sinners to repentance (Luke 5:27-32). “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).” In the incarnation, God showed up in person to make His […]

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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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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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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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