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Pastor Jon Kopp

Pastor Jon Kopp

Role: Youth, Media and Administration

Jon coordinates our student ministry as well as the details of media, communications and administration at Gospel Grace. Prior to moving to SLC, Jon served for 8 years as a pastor for student, worship, and media ministry at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, TN. Jon is a passionate disciple-maker who loves to proclaim God’s Word and see it transform lives. Our church body and ministry team are strengthened by his love for people and gift of administration. God has also given him a blend of gifts that allow him to fuse his love for the gospel with powerful and effective communication through media. Jon currently serves not only as pastor for student, media and administration, but also works bi-vocationally as a graphic designer.

John - That You May Believe
Sun, May 20, 2018
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36 mins 22 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Due to technical difficulties, only part of this sermon was recorded. "Let us be courageous and rejoice always, believing that we are safe. Let us consider that the Lord is with us, who broke evil’s power. Let us consider and lay to heart that while the Lord is with us, our foes can do us no hurt…If they see us rejoicing in the Lord, contemplating the bliss of the future, mindful of the Lord, deeming all things in His hand, and that no evil spirit has any strength against the Christian, nor any power at all over us— they are discomfited and turned backwards. Thus, if we are wishful to despise the enemy, let us ponder over the things of the Lord, and let the soul ever rejoice in hope." (Athanasius) Big idea: In Jesus, we have courageous joy. Because, in Jesus, 1. sorrow is transformed, 2. Prayer is answered, 3. Victory is secure. #1 In Jesus, Sorrow is Transformed. a. Sorrow is inevitable b. Sorrow is productive #2 In Jesus, Prayer is Answered. a. When we pray in Jesus’ name. b. Because the Father Himself loves us. #3 In Jesus, Victory is secure. a. Not secure in ourselves. b. Secure in Jesus - the overcomer.
You Can Change
Sun, May 06, 2018
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36 mins 41 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Our sin is a destructive introspection that turns away from God and in on ourselves. In Biblical change, God creates in us a fundamental extrospection that causes us to look outside ourselves to relate to God and others rightly.
You Can Change
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
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29 mins 46 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - In the the heat of circumstances, we can become disoriented. Our goal today is to orient ourselves both to where we are at and to where we are headed, because we don’t measure biblical change by end destinations alone. The Living God meets us as we acknowledge where we are (Location) and turn our hearts towards Him (Direction).
You Can Change
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
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36 mins 46 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - In the the heat of circumstances, we can become disoriented. Our goal today is to orient ourselves both to where we are at and to where we are headed, because we don’t measure biblical change by end destinations alone. The Living God meets us as we acknowledge where we are (LOCATION) and turn our hearts (DIRECTION) towards Him.
You Can Change
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
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38 mins 18 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Martin Luther summarized our growth in the Christian life this way, "This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished but it is going on; this is not the end but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.” In this first of four lessons, we look at both the final destination God's process of change and the circumstances we face along the way.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
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55 mins 55 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - We live in a world frantically in search of identity. People look for it in strength and achievement, charisma and appearance and a thousand other places, but in Jesus’ kingdom, identity isn’t hard to find. You just have to look at the lowest point--all the way down at humility. In Jesus' kingdom, our identity must be in humility. But, for most of us, finding that humility isn't as easy as it may seem, is it? One pastor said it this way, “Humility is so shy. The minute you start talking about it, it leaves.” In other words, we won't find humility by looking for it in ourselves or by comparing ourselves to others. Where do we find humility? By looking at Jesus, because, that's the only way true humility is found. It only comes to us as a byproduct of beholding, marveling at and believing in Jesus.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
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51 mins 14 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Hundreds of years before Jesus walked the streets of Palestine, the prophet Isaiah promised that God would tend his flock like a shepherd, and in Jesus Christ we find that promise coming true. He is exactly what His troubled sheep need most. He fully knows their weaknesses and frailties and fully loves by laying down His life. C. H. Spurgeon says it this way. “Jesus, the good shepherd, will not travel at such a rate as to overdrive the lambs. He has tender consideration for the poor and needy. Kings usually look to the interests of the great and the rich, but in the kingdom of our Great Shepherd he cares most for the poor. . . . The weaklings and the sickly of the flock are the special objects of the Savior’s care. . . . You think, dear heart, that you are forgotten, because of your nothingness and weakness and poverty. This is the very reason you are remembered.”
Holiday Grace
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
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30 mins 34 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp
Holiday Grace
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
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44 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Loneliness is not only a common human struggle, but it is also a confusing struggle. May we allow the pain we feel from the emptiness of separation to push us to fullness and solitude in God. He has offered His Son as our model and strength to face our loneliness with endurance and grace.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Oct 01, 2017
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51 mins 58 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Jesus has just performed an incredible miracle of mercy by healing an undeserving lame man, but, in response to that act, John 5:18 says “the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” God was showing Himself to His people, and His people didn’t like what they saw. In fact, they hated what they saw. So, how does Jesus respond to that one-sided love? What does He do for those who reject Him? He loves them. In patient mercy, He offers them witnesses and indictments to show them Who He really is, who they really are, and what they desperately need to receive what only He can offer them in Himself.