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Sermons

Teach Us to Pray

Why does it often seem like a struggle to pray? When we bow our heads before the Lord, we find ourselves so easily distracted. Life gets so busy, we allow days, maybe weeks, to pass without drawing near to our Savior. At times, our words feel so empty or repetitive. We long for a deeper prayer life, but were do we start? In the Gospel of Luke, the disciples made a request that resonates with us: “Teach us to pray.” He gives us a model that can guide us as we approach our Father in prayer.

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To Judge or Not to Judge?

One of the most familiar and often quoted verses in the Bible is Luke 6:37, “do not judge and you will not be judged.” Almost everyone can quote it from memory, whether they go to church or not. The trouble is, this favorite passage is often misunderstood and misused to deflect conversations about our sinful choices. As we explore the passage, we will first look at what Jesus doesn’t say, then we will be ready to hear his challenge about our tendency to harbor a condemning and judgmental attitude towards others.

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Rest Awhile

Life is demanding. Everyday we face new challenges. Our overloaded schedules leave us weary and depleted. Jesus teaches us to pursue a r

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Building the Church

During our special dedication service, Pastor Trent was joined by the Grace Gospel Fellowship executive director Matt Amundsen. Together, they spoke about the work of the local church, looking back on the history of the church and looking ahead the Lord’s purpose for our congregation.

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A Hospital for the Healthy?

Can you imagine a hospital that only treated the healthy? What about a church that only welcomes those who are perfect? Jesus reminds us that there are no perfect people, we all need his grace and forgiveness. The church should be reaching out to broken and hurting people with the gospel.

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Messiah the Servant

Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of Messiah, who would bring God’s salvation to this fallen world. Isaiah describes him as the Lord’s Servant, destined to live a life of terrible suffering. The Servant will pour out his life for the sake of others.

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Messiah the King

Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of Messiah, who would bring God’s salvation to this fallen world. Daniel’s dream looked ahead to a glorious king who will one day overthrow the kingdoms of this earth to establish the kingdom of God forever.

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Messiah the Shepherd

Israel’s prophets anticipated the coming of Messiah, who would bring God’s salvation to this fallen world. Ezekiel pictures Messiah as the Good Shepherd. Unlike the worthless shepherds who had neglected God’s flock, He will seek the lost.

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God Wants to Use You to Make a Difference!

Esther was a young woman living in the capital of the Persian Empire. She never imagined the plans God had for her life, that led her to the palace, and placed her in a position to rescue her people from destruction. Her example demonstrates how the Lord wants to accomplish his work through his people.

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Dry Bones

Can dry bones come back to life? This was the question posed to the prophet Ezekiel. In his vision, he witnessed a miracle, but his message gives hope when we feel dry and empty, the Spirit of God can breathe new life into our being through the gospel.

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