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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.

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.
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.”