November 22, 2021

Speaking Of Life 4001 | Hope is the Final Word

Speaking Of Life 4001 | Hope is the Final Word Greg Williams When we think of passages to read for Christmas, we usually don’t flip straight to Jeremiah. The “weeping prophet” spent most of his career watching Israel be brutally and violently cleansed by Babylon. He was imprisoned, kidnapped, and left in a cistern to […] The post Speaking Of Life 4001 | Hope is the Final Word appeared first on Grace Communion International.
November 21, 2021

The King Is Coming

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Pastor Lee Berger
We celebrate the promised Second Coming of Jesus to the earth, this time not as a baby in a manger, but as King of King and Lord of Lords! 80% of this sermon is direct scriptural readings from the Bible--beautiful words inspired by God.
November 15, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3052 | Royal Flush

Speaking Of Life 3052 | Royal Flush Cara Garrity If you know anything about the game of poker, you are probably familiar with what is called, a “Royal Flush.” A Royal Flush is made up of the ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace cards that are all the same suit. What’s significant about this hand […] The post Speaking Of Life 3052 | Royal Flush appeared first on Grace Communion International.
November 14, 2021

Marketplace Religion

Text: John 2:13-22
Pastor Gary Schwitz
In the biblical story of Jesus cleansing the temple. Jesus says, "My Father's house is a house of prayer, but you have made it a marketplace" [a den of thieves]. Religion is supposed to help us some to know the true God, to worship Him in prayer and other ways---not to focus on our own human, corrupting desires.
November 8, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3051 | The Underdog’s Tale

Speaking Of Life 3051 | The Underdog’s Tale Greg Williams One of the most famous story plots in history is the tale of the underdog. From the oldest story of the slave who turns out to be royalty, to the modern sports movie about the unlikely heroes who never let go of their dreams—we resonate […] The post Speaking Of Life 3051 | The Underdog’s Tale appeared first on Grace Communion International.
November 7, 2021

You're Included!

Text: Joshua 6:1-5
Pastor Lee Berger
In this sermon, we take a survey through the Old and New Testaments to notice that God loves to invite, involve and include His human children in His work in the world. In His love, God did not design us to be spectators, but to be participants. P.S. We accidentally had the camera running a while before church actually started. So feel free to click-and-drag the little red ball at the bottom of the screen to the 3:15 mark.
November 1, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3050 | Like Kin

Speaking Of Life 3050 | Like Kin Jeff Broadnax When I was 18 years old, I met someone who would change my life for the better. Here’s the catch: we couldn’t have been more different as people.  John was a white man from Great Britain; I was a black kid from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was […] The post Speaking Of Life 3050 | Like Kin appeared first on Grace Communion International.
October 31, 2021

Strong In His Might

Text: Book of Joshua and other
Pastor Jeff Broadnax
This sermon helps us realize the source of all power and God's working in the lives of all humanity. It really is "all about Him."
October 25, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3049 | The Jesus Subtext

Jesus was surrounded by his adversaries waiting for him to make a mistake when one of the scribes asked him a question to challenge his authority. Jesus’ response of love and invitation, reveals his heart for us
October 24, 2021

The Hound of Heaven

Text: Luke 19:10
Pastor Lee Berger
The sermon uses a great classic poem to highlight the determined, constant, passionate pursuit of God for each of His kids. He does not play "hide and seek;'" He openly seeks after us, and we just need to accept His love and grace.
October 18, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3048 | Refuge in the Storm

Being caught in the middle of a terrible storm is one unimaginable experience that you hope not to endure. The unavoidable devastation can leave you helpless. The Psalmist reminds us that Jesus brings peace to our chaotic storms in life. And even after the storm, he is there to guide us, restore us, and surround us with his love.
October 17, 2021

A New Religion

Text: Romans 1:1-7
Pastor Gary Schwitz
The apostle Paul presented a new religion throughout his ministry life. Similar to other religions of that time, but so very different. [This recording also includes the sacrament of Communion/Lord's Supper. You may want to take bread and wine/juice at your home along with us].
October 11, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3047 | Upside-Down Selfie with Jesus

Selfies have become the new autograph of the 21st century. Nowadays, we try to be shameless when grabbing a quick selfie with anyone we admire or look up to. The time you spend doing a selfie might only take a second with someone but Jesus invites us into experiencing his loving presence beside us for all eternity. He is always there for us with arms wide open.
October 10, 2021

The Source of True Learning

Text: John 7:1-15
Pastor Lee Berger
From an ongoing series: "Ask the Right Question" -- highlighting questions that people asked to/about Jesus. Behind the words that were spoken, what was the deeper meaning of the questions. Today, we consider a question delving into the heart of God.
October 4, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3046 | The Midas Touch

From buying products that we don’t need online to keeping up with the latest in fashion and technology, consumerism has consumed humanity more than ever. The story of King Midas tells us how material things can easily take our eyes away from what is important. God reminds us in Mark why surrendering everything we have can be a blessing and embracing the truth that Jesus is more than sufficient.
September 27, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3045 | A Broken Rib and a Handful of Dirt

The bass provides a reference point for music, setting the mood and tone. The Bass note through the Bible is God’s goodness. In fellowship with our Triune God and one another, we experience the fullness of his goodness.
September 26, 2021

Set Free For Freedom

Text: Galatians 5:1-6
Pastor Lee Berger
"Set Free for Freedom" completes our series about the freedoms given to us in Jesus Christ. We are set free "from" things, for the purpose of being free "to" things: free to obey, to love, to live in the Spirit, and to model the righteousness of God.
September 20, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3044 | How Enemies Become Friends

United in Christ, we all reflect who God is. Whether it is evident to us or not, each of us is a conduit of grace with the ability to share God’s love and kindness with one another.
September 19, 2021

Practicing the Faith of Jesus

Text: James 1
Elder Ted Johnston
Does the writer of the book of James hit us over the head with legalistic rules to obey to become worthy of salvation? Or are we instead encouraged to put into practice the faith that God gives freely to us--resulting in good mindset and actions?
September 12, 2021

Set Free From Death

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:50-55
Pastor Lee Berger
This sermon defines death and speaks about our absolute victory over eternal death, a gift freely given to us by the completed work of Jesus on our behalf.
September 5, 2021

What Does God Require?

Text: Micah 6:8
Pastor Gary Schwitz
Some have a long list of laws and rules to be obeyed; some don't give much consideration to this question. Although God is a giving God, there are some things He requires in return to His goodness.
August 29, 2021

Living As a Called People

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-2, 9
Garth Daniels
In this sermon, we are reminded of our individual calling by God to be His unique saints, and our hopeful response to that calling.
August 22, 2021

Set Free From the World

Text: 1 Jn 2:15-17
Pastor Lee Berger
As part 3 of a series, this week's sermon tells us that we are set free from the world. What is "the world" according to the Bible, what do we need to set free from, and how does our freedom come to us?
August 15, 2021

Overwhelmed by Grace

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10
Rick Shallenberger
Pastor Rick Shallenberger speaks of how we are continually "Overwhelmed by Grace" that God freely gives to us.