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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.

Identity in Christ
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
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56 mins 8 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - “One of the best ways to discover a Christian's chief anxieties and ambitions is to study the content of his prayers and the intensity with which he prays them. We all pray about what concerns us, and are evidently not concerned about matters we do not include in our prayers. Prayer expresses desire.” (John Stott) In today’s text, we find that modeled for us in Paul’s second prayer of the book. He has taken the first two chapters to explain the magnitude and wonder of the gospel work to unite in Christ both Jews and Gentiles to be a people where His Spirit will dwell. (Eph. 2:22) Now, he turns from preaching to prayer, and he prays that God’s wonderful plan in the gospel would not just be heard and known and believed, but also experienced. Paul longs for gospel truth to come alive in the hearts of God’s people, so he bows His knees in prayer to His Father for the supernatural power that alone can bring truth to life. May we follow his example as we hear and encounter the Word this weekend.
Grace-Paced Living
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
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34 mins
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Grace-Paced Living
Sun, Mar 03, 2019
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38 mins 25 secs
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Grace-Paced Living
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
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34 mins 49 secs
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Grace-Paced Living
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
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24 mins 19 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - "One of the biggest lessons God taught me over our sabbatical last October was a need to apply what I knew about grace theologically to my daily life. In this four week series, we are going to explore that concept by looking at how to live within both the limitations God has designed for us and the freedom He offers in rest in His grace. Each week, we will work practically together at healthy rhythms and patterns for life." *About 10 minutes of the recording was lost. The lesson is picked up at the 7:30 mark.
Standalone Messages
Sun, Jan 06, 2019
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52 mins 59 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon systematically uncovers the emptiness in all of life’s pursuits. Wisdom, folly, work, leisure, money, possessions, success, power, pleasure, control and understanding—all of life—will leave us empty without God at their center. In today’s text, Solomon he has turned his attention to the pursuit of a relationship with God, and he uncovers that in life under the sun, even a pursuit of a relationship with God can leave us empty. But, Solomon doesn’t uncover the problem only to leave us in frustration, he uncovers the problem to point us to what truly matters—even as we approach God Himself. What is the One thing truly matters above all else? “The end of the matter, all has been heard, fear God and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecc. 12:13)
Advent
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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50 mins 34 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Luke 2 is one of the most familiar Christmas passages in our Bible, and in it we find more than the cold facts of Jesus’ birth. Instead, we find the heartwarming message of God’s grace and love towards His people. In today’s text, an angel surrounded by the glory of God appears to a group of shepherds outside Bethlehem. The shepherds immediately are filled with great fear. But, the angel does not come with a message of fear. Instead, he proclaims good news of great joy that can drive out not only their great fear, but ours as well. Christmas is a story of great joy that can drive out our great fear.
God is Enough
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
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Speaker: Jon Kopp - Due to an error, the sermon audio is not available. In today's text, Paul asks three revealing questions and makes three stabilizing declarations to show us that God is enough for us. "God sticks up for us, provides for us, and justifies us. He is loyal, generous, and just...God fights for us, God gives to us, and God defends us... – no matter what happens. God is for us in friendship, God is over us in provision, God is around us in protection...Therefore, we should never feel opposed by God, we should never feel deprived by God, we should never feel condemned by God and we should never feel abandoned by God. May we so believe the gospel that we live in the atmosphere of God’s overcoming partnership, God’s over-compensating generosity, and God’s overruling salvation." (Raymond Ortlund, Jr.)
Faith Lives
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
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49 mins 4 secs
Speaker: Pastor Jon Kopp - This morning we are starting a new series in the book of Hebrews, and we are focusing our attention on Hebrews 11. For many who have grown up around Christianity, this chapter can have a tendency to float on its own as a museum of faithful people. It has been called many times, “the hall of fame of faith” - as if it is a catalog of inspiring stories from people who have gone before us. But, so much more is going on in Hebrews 11. As we come to this chapter, we aren’t simply looking for inspiration to face a particular trial or a particular temptation. We are looking deeply at a kind of faith that can face any and every trial and temptation with confidence and conviction about God and His Word— “a hope as an anchor for our souls - firm and secure.”
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.