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Sun, Dec 30, 2012
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44 mins 29 secs
As we near the end of the year, I want to encourage you as a believer to set up memorials in your life. Set up things that help you remember God and his work. I’d like to take a few moments to look into the book of Joshua because it is a book that is strewn with references to memorials. I don’t know if you have set up memorials along your spiritual journey, but this morning if you haven’t I’d like to encourage you to start. Memorials are important for a number of reasons, and I’d like to highlight a few this morning.
The Gospel about God with Us
Sun, Dec 23, 2012
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56 mins 9 secs
Each Sunday this month, we’ve been looking at different answers to the question: What is the good news about God is with us? So far, we’ve seen that He willingly stepped into our place as fully God and fully man. Today, all those truths come together in Jesus’ place in history. Jesus did not magically appear outside the bounds of time. Christmas answers so many questions for us. Does God keep His word? Can God overcome my sin and inadequacies? Does God want me? In Jesus, all these answers are yes! Today’s passage may be one that we often skip over or consider as only informational, but in reality it is full of mystery, scandal and beautiful grace. Today, we will see a God we can trust, a God who is powerful, and a God who welcomes us into His kingdom, because today’s passage is all about Emmanuel--God with us. Jesus steps into our sinful history and declares that God keeps His word, conquers our sinfulness and welcomes us into God’s presence. That’s good news and it must affect our lives. Let’s allow God’s word to change us today!
The Gospel about God with Us
Sun, Dec 16, 2012
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58 mins 45 secs
Over the Christmas season, we have been turning our attention to the gospel, the good news that God is with us. What does that mean, though? Last week, we looked at the truth that the baby born in a manger in Bethlehem was fully God. This week, we look to Jesus as fully man. Jesus has a human body, emotions, mind, and will, and that truth in no way compromises the truth we looked at last week--His deity. When the Apostle John says that the Word became flesh, when eternal God took on a human body, he did not merely become a partial man. He fully became man. This truth holds incredible encouragement and power for us. Jesus is like us in every respect—body, heart, mind, and will—except for sin. Jesus never sinned in His body, heart, mind or will, and therefore, He is able to save the body, heart, mind and will of those who come to Him in faith. “That which he has not assumed he has not healed. but that which is united to His Godhead is also saved.” (Gregory of Nazianzus) Today, would you listen to God’s word as it describes the glory of Jesus in His humanity.
Spiritual Disciplines for Gospel Grace
Sun, Dec 16, 2012
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20 mins 47 secs

ETERNALLY-MINDED STEWARDSHIP
Because God owns everything, we commit both personally and corporately to wise spending, sharing and investing with eternity in mind. We will not hoard people or resources but will gladly give to the church at large. We place a priority on people above programs or facilities; therefore our investment of resources will reflect that.

“Any temporal possession can be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ is immediately touched with immortality.” 
- A.W. Tozer

“Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.” - C.S. Lewis

The Gospel about God with Us
Sun, Dec 09, 2012
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58 mins 31 secs
The Christmas season is in full swing, and now more than most other times, we turn our attention to Bethlehem 2000 years ago and a Baby born in a manger. Who is that baby? Why did He come? And what is the big deal about God with us. This morning, we will focus our attention on the truth that the baby in the manger is God. He is deity. There is no more important biblical truth for the life and health of our church and every church than the deity of Christ. We can’t overemphasize the significance of that truth for our life as believers and a church. Our lifeblood depends on who Christ is as God and what He has done by dying and rising again. Turn your attention to Jesus this morning, our Emmanuel--our God with us. But, the true Christ of Scripture deserves more than admiration and attention. He is the eternal Word in Jesus born in Bethlehem. He is God and man in one person and deserves all our worship and praise as the One mediator between us and God. We must respond to the truth that Jesus is fully God. Today, would you seek to apply God’s word to your heart? How do you need to live? What do you need to believe?
Spiritual Disciplines for Gospel Grace
Sun, Dec 09, 2012
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20 mins 57 secs
“The most significant gifts in the church's life in every era are ordinary natural abilities sanctified.” - J.I. Packer Portion from our CHURCH COVENANT... We will contribute of ourselves and our resources cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly to the support of the ministry, expenses of the church, relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout the world.
Spiritual Disciplines for Gospel Grace
Sun, Dec 02, 2012
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23 mins 59 secs
CORE VALUE: Authentic Worship
God made us to magnify His greatness and live for His pleasure. Therefore, the overarching goal of Gospel Grace Church is to glorify Him in word and deed. Our personal pursuit of God should overflow in joyful worship together as a church, involving the whole man – mind, emotion, and will.
A Community of Sacrificial Saints
Sun, Nov 25, 2012
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1 hr 1 mins 15 secs
In Romans 15, Paul gives us a perfect illustration of how to live out the liberty governed by love he has been describing, and he does it by showing us Jesus. Paul says Jesus is our perfect example and enabler to love others properly. How can both the strong and weak show love to others that glorifies God? Jesus is the answer. Both the strong and the weak are exhorted to accept one another, because Jesus has accepted them even though they are both sinners. Such mutual acceptance brings great glory to God. We need help in this, don’t we? Today, admit your need to be changed and allow God’s transforming work through union with Jesus to change even how we love one another. Pastor Lukus has provided several application questions that can help you apply God’s word to your life today. Let’s live this message out in community this week. Perhaps you and another believer could discuss how God is working on you about the kind of live that God longs to create in each of us!
Spiritual Disciplines for Gospel Grace
Sun, Nov 25, 2012
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20 mins 44 secs
We believe that we will only be Gospel Grace Church to the degree that each of us pursue the discipline of actively and intentionally sharing our faith with those God places us in relationship with! Let's all seek to grow as bearers of the good news that Jesus work on the cross is our only hope! "Evangelism is just preaching the good news. It is a work of communication in which Christians make themselves mouthpieces for God's message of mercy to sinners.  Evangelizing, therefore is not simply a matter of teaching, and instructing...There is more to it than that. Evangelism includes the endeavor to elicit a response to the truth taught. It is communication with a view to conversion. It is a matter, not merely of informing, but also of inviting." {J. I. Packer}
A Community of Sacrificial Saints
Sun, Nov 18, 2012
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1 hr 7 mins 24 secs
For our message time this week in Romans 14, God’s Word will address how we are to love those who are different from us. In continued application from Romans 14:1-12, the Apostle Paul tells us that because of the gospel, Christians live in deference to one another. Would you ask yourself, “How do I get along with those that have made different choices than I have on the non-essentials of the Christian life?” Paul goes so far as to say that the work of God can actually be hindered by whether or not you and I love rightly in this regard. Romans 14 teaches us that to show deference to those that live differently is to love them, and God is pleased when the church lives in that kind of loving fellowship and harmony. Today, allow the truth that God spanned the gap between you and Him by infinitely lowering himself at the cross for you to adjust how you treat those that are different! Perhaps the application questions that Pastor Lukus has provided can help you assess how you can better live in unity with those that are different from you. Let’s be doers of the Word and not hearers only!