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    John 3:22-36
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    Speaker: Lukus Counterman - John the Baptist makes his final appearance in the Gospel and utters his most significant exhortation to his followers regarding the person of Jesus. He is the Son of God who must increase. Jo...
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Gospel Defined
Sun, Mar 24, 2013
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24 mins 48 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - If you ask a group of self-professing Christians to define the gospel, you will likely get a myriad of different answers. When pressed to define the core of what we believe about Jesus, we often drift into a mumble of spiritual sounding technicalities and nervous “Well...you knows.” Is this a problem? Can we define the gospel however we’d like? Is it okay for us to wander into wishy-washy sentimentality about exactly what the gospel is? Or to ask it another way, is it important to accurately define the gospel? Yes. We believe it is, and Paul tells us why.
What is the Hope of Easter?
Sun, Mar 17, 2013
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1 hr 0 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In preparation for our Easter services, we begin a series through Isaiah 53. This chapter is one of Isaiah’s four servant songs, and in this section we see the unarguable, incontrovertible proof that God is the author of Scripture, and Jesus is the fulfillment of messianic prophecy. The details prophesied in this passage are so minute that no human could have predicted them by accident and no impostor fulfilled them by cunning. Clearly we see the Messiah Jesus, as the NT attests. Isaiah explains how this Messiah Jesus blesses rebellious people: all the promises of God will come true for them, because the suffering and triumphant servant can remove their guilt before God by his perfect sacrifice. The pronoun “I” in this passage is typically the Lord, “He” is the Messiah Jesus, and “we” is the servant’s disciples, who themselves need the servant to bear their guilt. The fact is, Jesus died for us.  He took the punishment for sin that we deserved.  He bore our griefs, pains, and sorrows so that we wouldn’t have to. Repent of your sins and believe the Gospel!
Baptism
Sun, Mar 17, 2013
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2 mins 44 secs
VIDEO - God gave us a great day rejoicing in the power of the gospel! Megan was saved last July, and we are overjoyed to welcome her into the fellowship of gospel grace! To begin, Lukus explained why and who we baptize, then Megan boldly shared her story of how God pursued her and saved her! link: https://vimeo.com/62131802
Beginning - Genesis 1-12
Sun, Mar 10, 2013
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53 mins 11 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - As we dive into Genesis chapter five today, we encounter a new (toledot) section. “This is the book of the generations of Adam.” Here, we find the link between Adam and Noah, and the result of sin in the human race. The predominant theme of the chapter is death – “and he died” occurs eight times. In spite of human achievements (Genesis 4:17-22), death reigns throughout the generations. Death is in contrast to the divine blessing and due to the presence of the curse. So the question is this, “Is there any hope for mankind after the curse, or is death the only possible end?” Adam’s sin plunged us into this dark fate (Romans 5:12). If only there was a “second Adam” who could rescue us. If only there was representative for mankind that could offer life. If only there was hope for relief and rest from the curse. The good news, the Gospel, is Jesus. “For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).
Baptism
Sun, Mar 10, 2013
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26 mins 45 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman
Standalone Messages
Sun, Mar 03, 2013
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55 mins 58 secs
Speaker: Jonathan Albright - Every one of us long for what Adam and Eve once enjoyed – a perfect and beautiful Earth with free and untainted relationships with God, each other, and our environment.  Every attempt at human progress has been an attempt to overcome what was lost in the Fall. There is only One who can restore what was broken by the fall. We must never forget that the world in which we live is not our natural state.  Sin, death, suffering, sorrow, war, and poverty are not natural – they are the devastating results of our rebellion against God. We long for a return to Paradise – a perfect world, without the corruption of sin, where God walks with us and talks with us in the cool of the day.  Because we’re human beings, we desire something tangible and physical, something that will not fade away.  And that is exactly what God promises us – a home that will not be destroyed, a kingdom that will not fade , a city with unshakable foundations, and incorruptible inheritance.  This morning would you turn your attention to the “city which has foundations whose Builder and Maker is God.”
Community
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
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50 mins 8 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - This morning, we continue our series on community. In Galatians 5, Paul tells believers that they have been called to freedom. Freedom comes in Jesus Christ. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” That is the manifesto of Christianity. Jesus makes us free. But, is that possible? Because there are times when we definitely don’t feel free, or we don’t live in it, especially when it comes to living around others in community. People threaten our freedom more than anything else. Doesn’t the old adage say, “The freedom to swing my fist ends where another man's nose begins”? Our text this morning reminds us that we have freedom, but, we all know that we don’t always live in that freedom. Something puts us in bondage. Paul says as long as we have this thing called a flesh, our freedom is threatened. True freedom always seems to get gobbled up by what we want, doesn’t it? As odd as that sounds, it’s true. We can’t really be free in relationships, because what we want always seems to consume us. So, can we ever freely love others? Basically, can we ever enjoy community in a free and loving way? That’s the question the text answers for us. How can Christians freely love one another if they still have sinful desires? May God help us to live in the freeing power of Jesus’ love in our relationships.
Let's Get Acquainted
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
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22 mins 51 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” Solomon’s wise words reveal a fundamental key for healthy relationships involving setting proper expectations and meeting them appropriately. Nothing is more discouraging to the soul than unmet expectations. And when unmet expectations are left unaddressed, they can become relationship killers.

Our desire is when you become a part of the Gospel Grace family, you will find a community of people who, although certainly not perfect, are committed to protecting and enhancing the relational unity of the body by understanding and fulfilling the appropriate expectations set by Christ for His Church and its members. Fulfilling this goal will require both a clear setting forth of what those expectations are on a personal and corporate level, as well as a clarification of what those expectations mean for each of us who are members of Gospel Grace Church. It may also involve the removal or setting aside of certain expectations that individuals may bring with them to Gospel Grace Church when they are not in line with the mission, direction, biblical philosophy, or ministry atmosphere that Gospel Grace Church is committed to maintain.
Beginning - Genesis 1-12
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
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50 mins 8 secs
Pastor Lukus Counterman - What became of the person who rebelled against God and left the land of blessing? What became of cursed Cain when he wandered East of Eden in angry defiance of the laws and sacrifices of God?  He prospered.  His line took the lead in producing cities, music, weapons, and agricultural implements. But would that prosperity satisfy the soul or was it simply an attempt to balm the bitterness of separation from God? In today's text we'll find that Cain defies the curse and builds a city.  The condemned wanderer settles down to construct a new civilization.  But this godless society has disregard for the institution of marriage, and disdains the value of life. Cain's line may have achieved a form of prosperity, but it was empty prosperity apart from God.  In contrast to Cain's line, our text unfolds the line of Seth.  Although we hear nothing of their cities or music, the resounding feature of this line is that they, "began to call upon the name of the Lord" (Gen. 4:26).  The story raises a key question, "What will you be known for?"  Will people remember your achievements and cultural contributions, or will they remember your worship of the true and living God?  in our affluent and self-indulgent society, we must be people who "call upon the name of the Lord." 
Let's Get Acquainted
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
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36 mins 30 secs
Pastor Jonathan Albright - Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” Solomon’s wise words reveal a fundamental key for healthy relationships involving setting proper expectations and meeting them appropriately. Nothing is more discouraging to the soul than unmet expectations. And when unmet expectations are left unaddressed, they can become relationship killers. Our desire is when you become a part of the Gospel Grace family, you will find a community of people who, although certainly not perfect, are committed to protecting and enhancing the relational unity of the body by understanding and fulfilling the appropriate expectations set by Christ for His Church and its members. Fulfilling this goal will require both a clear setting forth of what those expectations are on a personal and corporate level, as well as a clarification of what those expectations mean for each of us who are members of Gospel Grace Church. It may also involve the removal or setting aside of certain expectations that individuals may bring with them to Gospel Grace Church when they are not in line with the mission, direction, biblical philosophy, or ministry atmosphere that Gospel Grace Church is committed to maintain.