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December 2012 - November 2017
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
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54 mins 17 secs
God the Father has made promises to God the Son that must be fulfilled before the end of the age. The Apostle Paul took the promises of Isaiah 52-53 as the basis for his gospel ambition and specific geographical strategies for mission and evangelism. He believed that God would fulfill those promises through his ministry as he left the familiar and established places of ministry for the unreached peoples in lands beyond. These same promises are still being fulfilled in our day. God intends to motivate us and provide direction for our ministry, not only in the Salt Lake valley, but also into regions beyond.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
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50 mins 48 secs
In Matthew 16:13-20 we see the first mention of the word “church,” and it comes from the mouth of Jesus, the Head of the church. Jesus uses this word to refer to an assembly of followers that he would build to proclaim his name and spread his blessing to the people of the earth. The heartbeat of Christ is described in this passage – he expresses his desire to build his church. What wonderful news when he says that he wants to use faith-filled disciples in the project. May he embolden each of us to herald the gospel and may he encourage each of us invest in his work.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
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54 mins 29 secs
Genesis 12 marks a turning point in the course of history. With the God’s call of Abram out of the city of Ur, things would be changed forever and a door of hope would be opened for the people of the world. Abram’s story provides a helpful paradigm for anyone who wants to understand God’s heart for missions. In our text this morning we will see that God’s mission involves understanding his calling, believing his promises, and spreading his fame to the ends of the earth. According to Gal. 3:7-9, Christians are children of Abraham by faith. What that means is, in Christ, we inherit Abraham’s blessing as well as his mission. That is, God wants us to go and be a blessing by spreading the fame of Jesus to the neighborhoods and nations of the world. The story of missions is the story of the spread of God’s blessing. May he use each of us in the task.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
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37 mins 51 secs
The Scriptures teach us to honor what is honorable and praise what is praiseworthy, and so as we celebrate the 5-year anniversary of Gospel Grace Church, we will take time to do what Hebrews 13:7 says, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” Authentic Christian leaders reflect a genuine love for and commitment to the people they have been called to lead. They serve with authentic motives and sacrifice deeply. That sort of service to the Lord and ministry to the body of Christ is worth imitating. May the Lord teach us walk in a manner worthy of the gospel mimicking those who God has placed as examples to the flock.
Pastor Jon Kopp
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
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Speaker: Jon Kopp - The glory of God changes everything. We know that on a grand scale. Weekends like Easter or amazing messages or miraculous life-change grab our attention. But, none of us live in those types of experiences. We all live in the normal. And, this morning, we are going to see from the early church that the glory of God doesn’t just affect the once-in-a-lifetime, it also affects the everyday. God uses awe-inspiring encounters with His glory to totally affect the normal patterns of our lives together. This morning, the first church is going to show us that healthy community is “normal” life totally affected by the glory of God. And that is something we all need.
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
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17 mins 23 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - Happy New Year! What was last year like? Was it a year filled with joy or sorrow? Did you obtain all of your goals? Do you have any regret from choices made? It could be that last year is one that you would rather forget. It could be that you are looking forward to 2017 as a fresh start. Perhaps, you should begin this year with a humble heart asking God to revive you. Revival is one of the themes of Psalm 119. When one cries out to God for revival it is a realization that he or she has a need that only God can meet. In addition, this need is so great that he or she desires for God to work right now. So if your spiritual compass is spinning and you are struggling to find your way come to God and ask him to revive your heart.
Sam Horn
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
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51 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Sam Horn - In seven letters to seven churches, Jesus Christ Himself reveals by encouragement and rebuke and by warning and praise the marks of His church across all places and times. The first of these marks is communicated through the church of Ephesus. Jesus’ church is to be marked by love. While love for Jesus should always be present in true Christians, it can fluctuate in its intensity. Christians must constantly cultivate a fervent love for Christ with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and there is no better biblical illustration of the seriousness of allowing love for Christ to weaken than this letter. Without love, the church’s work, endurance and purity are worthless.
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Aug 21, 2016
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54 mins 3 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - Paul’s expresses his love for the church of Philippi throughout the epistle that he sent them. His time with this church must have been sweet. Yet, since his last visit, strife had broken out among the believers. This is why Paul in Philippians 1 reminds the members of this church of his own hardships for the gospel. He shared that some who claimed the name of Christ were actually preaching Christ out of rivalry. But this did not slow down Paul from living worthy of the gospel. Throughout the book Paul offers himself as a joyful example of Christian maturity. The idea is that the Philippian believers should live just as Paul lived. Philippians 1:27 exhorts the believers to live worthy of the Gospel. Later, in Philippians 2:1-11 Paul encourages the believers to live worthy of the gospel by allowing the humility of Christ to guide all of their interactions with others. In Philippians 2:12-18, Paul reminds them of their dependent responsibility to work out their own salvation so that the lost would see Christ in them.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Aug 14, 2016
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1 hr 5 mins 36 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - This morning we will be looking at a famous section of the “Sermon on the Mount.” In the first part of Jesus’ message, He describes the character of those who are true disciples. In Matthew 5:3-12 we find a profile of those who have eternal life, those who are saved – they are poor in spirit, meek, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, humble, and hungry for righteousness. That is what true followers of Christ are like. But then Jesus changes the direction of his sermon in Matthew 5:13-16. He focuses not on the character of true disciples, but rather their influence on the world around them. How do real followers of Jesus affect the fallen society in which they live? What force do they exert on the world around them? How do disciples of Jesus shape their culture? We will take some time to answer that question from the text, and what we will find is that the church is supposed to be salt and light.