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  • Last Sunday's Message:
    December 10, 2017
    Advent Scripture:
    Isaiah 40:1-11
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    In Isaiah's time, Israel had a long, persistent history rebellion, immorality, cruelty to the poor, and idolatry. By the time we get to Isaiah 40, Israel was about to be destroyed as a nation. Life was insecure, with maj...
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Jonah
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
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46 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - With the renewed call to go to Nineveh Jonah is given a second chance to obey the God from whom he has tried unsuccessfully to flee. Jonah has learned that God is able to deliver anyone, anywhere, but will he take the message of such mercy to the foreign and frightful Assyrians? Does the mercy of God towards him, change him into a merciful person? In Jonah chapter three we will discover the greatness of God in how he can use salty believers with simple messages to bring significant revival to the hearts of sinners.
Jonah
Sun, May 28, 2017
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1 hr 7 mins
Speaker: Will Galkin - Do you know and believe that God loves each of us so much that He brings circumstances into our lives to show us our idols? He actually allows difficulties in our lives that reveal our wrong thinking about Him and ourselves. He uses situations to showcase our insecurities and our need for Him. But let’s be honest we don’t always like it! We get frustrated and so we run. We are irritated so we attempt to hide. We withdraw and sulk in our self-pity. We are filled with self-righteousness and sit in judgment of God. But God finds us and specifically reveals our shortcomings and meets us with His grace. His mercy is there for any that make a movement toward Him. God is showcasing His desire to save the lives of all of the main players in the book of Jonah. He wants to save the sailors, the Ninevites, and the prophet. So don’t you think that God wants to save you?
Jonah
Sun, May 21, 2017
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27 mins 12 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Sovereignty of God over a believer through every phase of his life is astounding in Jonah 1:7-17. God had even orchestrated Jonah’s life, Jonah’s rebellion, and Jonah’s consequences so that they would be tools needed to convert sinners. The storm created by Jonah’s rebellion was the perfect backdrop for them to meet the one true God, the One who governed the sea. Do you ever mourn a season of your life that you feel held wasted years with no redeeming qualities? God can use anything! He’s the Master of taking the bits and pieces of our leftovers and making something amazing out of it. He gives “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” so that He might be glorified (Isa. 61:3). Have you, like Jonah, mishandled the divine interruptions that have come your way? God can use anything, even the leftovers, for His glory.
Jonah
Sun, May 14, 2017
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56 mins 36 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - At first glance, the principal character in the book we are studying for the next month seems to be Jonah, but a closer look reveals that the title character in this narrative is God Himself. The Old Testament book called Jonah is not about a whale, a reluctant prophet, or even a perishing people in Nineveh. It is about God who is accomplishing salvation through judgment and mercy. Jonah said it simply (Jonah 2:9) “salvation belongs to the Lord.” If you keep your attention keen and your eyes peeled in these four short chapters, you’ll be overwhelmed and awed to discover God all over again. His attributes, his character, and his ability swim through the entire book. The story opens with the word of the Lord (1:1), centers around acts of the Lord, and concludes with the word of the Lord (4:9-11). From beginning to end, it’s all about him.
Faith that Works
Sun, May 07, 2017
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49 mins 19 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman -James began his letter saying he was "a servant of God." Now he adds the complementary calling: he is a servant of sinners. He has written forthrightly, insistently and passionately about what is sinful and what is righteous. In fact, someone has called James's letter "the Ouch! book" because it is so pointed. James makes no apology for that. But why such a passion for righteousness? Because truth is available and must be embraced and lived out. And when it is not, we have a responsibility to be part of a rescue team. When someone wanders from the truth, we have an obligation to seek their recovery and restoration. May the Lord help us with this at Gospel Grace Church.
Faith that Works
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
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48 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Jotham Manoranjan - Thank you for joining us today at Gospel Grace Church. Today we return to the book of James and begin to look at the concluding section of the letter. The word prayer is used six times, and is the theme of this section. An encouragement to prayer is usually the norm to the conclusion of the letters in the New Testament. James, calls the believer to pray in through the times of suffering and praise through the times of good cheer. However, this section goes beyond just a general call to prayer. Those stricken with sickness are asked to call on the pastors of the church to pray over them. The prayer of faith, it is said, will heal the one who is sick. We will spend time understanding this “prayer of faith” that seems to guarantee healing. The passage goes on further asking believers to confess their sins to one another and pray for one another. We will spend time dwelling on the various situations that the believers are called to pray for themselves and for one another. We will also talk about the example of Elijah, and the power of prayer. This passage more than anything else, urges us to pray. If you are here at Gospel Grace today, would you find time to pray with someone before you leave?
Standalone Messages
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.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
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54 mins 45 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Because He lives believers have hope. In fact, our passage today teaches us we have a living hope. It is more sure than anything we can experience on this earth. You may count on the sun to rise, but because the Son of God did rise, you will have a tomorrow, whether on this side or the other! Make sure you know Christ this Easter. He is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and no man comes to the Father except through Him. Because of his sacrificial death on the cross, you do not have to suffer punishment for your sins. Because of his powerful resurrection, you can have victory over sins and the promise of eternal life forever in heaven. You may not have an earthly inheritance, but if your hope is in Christ alone, you have an inheritance in heaven that no one can take away from you! You may not have money or lots of friends or more good days than bad, but if your hope is alive in Christ, you will have all eternity to enjoy Jesus. Take heart, Christ has overcome the world! Let your hope be settled today.
Easter at Gospel Grace
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
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49 mins 41 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - We think so much about the missionary journeys of Paul, but did you know that Philip had some missionary journeys as well? Acts 8 talks about some of the gospel work this faithful deacon and evangelist was involved in. He preached to crowds in Samaria and many came to Christ. But he also shared the good news with individuals like the Ethiopian eunuch. In our text today we will see how Philip shared the message of the cross with a broken and lonely man and it ended up radically transforming his identity. The cross-work of Christ eclipsed the things that seemed to previously define him, and in Christ he was made new. Grace liberated him from his deficiencies and defects and rooted him firmly in Jesus. May the Lord change each of us today through a comprehensive grasp of Christ’s substitutionary work on the cross.
Faith that Works
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
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47 mins 54 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In a time of so many hardships imposed from the outside, Christians cannot afford to squabble with each other on the inside. Now of all times we must be supporting and encouraging one another. In our text this morning, James speaks to people who are enduring suffering, oppression, and injustice. When life is hard, we need to avoid the tendencies of impatience, faint heartedness, and complaining. Instead we need to follow the example of the farmer, the prophets, and Job. We need to be reminded that the Lord is coming and the Lord is loving. So Christian, endure suffering, persevere through difficulty, don’t lose heart! May the Lord teach us, strengthen us, and encourage us together this morning.