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Tough Times Call For Right Responses

The past twelve months since we've moved to Lexington has been a real whirlwind for the church. Paul speaking to the early churches he planted, in Acts 14:22, states rightly that, "Through many tribulations, we must enter the kingdom of God." Paul's desire is to comfort these young churches. The hardship and trials they faced are part of their spiritual journey. This is ...

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God Care for his People: Part 3

It is in these moments when we face undue speech we must learn to trust in God’s care for us when we can’t fight our own battles. ...

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God Cares for His People: Part II

Do we really think about how our theology impacts our daily lives? The late Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said it best, "The Christian life is doctrine on fire." He held that doctrine was a practical truth about God that was to be impressedonto our mind so that we might live for the glory of God. This is especially valuable when we are faced with a trial and need to be remind...

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God Cares for His People

The saying, "Once a man and twice a child," accents a common truth that we begin our life in great need, and we will end our lives in great need. We come into this world unable to care for ourselves, and as we age, we exit this world unable to care for ourselves. As true as this is, there is a greater truth at work in the Christian's life. This truth, as hard as it might...

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Getting it Right

For us to truly understand and know God and love Him, we have to understand what God says about us and what He says about Himself. ...

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The Aim of Our Doctrine

The aim of this behavior is to adorn the doctrine of God. ...

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Older Helping the Younger

Women in the local church are called to shepherd one another. ...

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Being A Father

Paul in Ephesians 6:4 emphasizes this truth, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”God’s blueprint for the family is for a father to be in the home, and He lays out clearly what fathers are to do. ...

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God's Design

In the Closer Look, we have been looking at what God's Word says about the family. We can be sure that this is a critical subject for our day. It does not take long to see that our culture is in a tailspin when it comes to the family. Divorce, premarital sex, adultery, selfishness and many other factors have contributed to the downfall of the family. The church, God's ...

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The Role of Women

As we have endeavored to see what God's Word teaches about the family, we have discovered there is so much that we can learn from God about the role of fathers, mothers, and children. God has ordained the family from day one to be composed of a father and a mother. These truths are just as immutable as God is. The reality is the family has been fixed by the Creator and c...

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Titus 2 Women

The role of women in western society is moving faster away from God's design than ever before. The first women's conference was held in Seneca Falls in 1848 launching a movement that would reshape the traditional roles of women in society. This inaugural event took up matters of social, civil, and religious rights of women. The goals of Seneca Falls, which were reasonabl...

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Three Consistent Themes

In the short history of Grace Bible Church, there have been three emphases in our church: preaching, life on life discipleship, and missions. Preaching, life on life discipleship, and missions are biblical and they should drive all faithful churches. ...

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Theology Impacting Outreach, Part III

Theology Impacting Outreach We have been exploring Christ's wondrous Incarnation and His two natures and how they ought to make an impact on our lives. We can see that God is radically committed to His glory and that through the salvation of sinners, His glory is best demonstrated. How does this theology motivate us in our efforts to reach a lost and dying world? I want ...

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Theology Impacting Outreach, Part II

The great mysteries of the Christian faith can be summed up by a few doctrines, the Trinity, Creation, God's desire to save sinners. And one, I find quite mysterious, the two natures of Christ, commonly referred to as the Hypostatic Union. Not mysterious, like weird, but more like hard to understand. What is so mysterious about the natures of Christ? Namely, that two whole...

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Theology Impacting Outreach

Have you ever given much thought to how Jesus' incarnation should impact our outreach? Consider God's greatest wonder, the Incarnation. The eternal Son of God willingly became one of us. God did the unspeakable. He came into our world, into our culture, into our space and time. Jesus subjected Himself to an alien environment to reach the lost. In his book, The Person of Ch...

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What To Look For

"We will not have Jesus Christ at the center of our church services if we do not have his Word at the center. It is the Word of God that brought the Church of God into existence, and it is the ministry of the Word of God that is the wellspring and center of the church's life. The church in its local manifestation is the group of people who assemble around the ministry of t...

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Blessed Fruit from the Reformation

On October 31, 1517, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, setting motion what we call the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation Era moved us back to the truth given to us by the Apostles. The return to the Scriptures opened the treasure chest of biblical truth reflected in the Five Solas of the Reforma...

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The Reformation

The Protestant Reformation, one the most significant events in history, is often overlooked. However, this year we will take the month of October to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of this magnificent event. Why is it so important to understand what took place during this time? It was during the Reformation that the Bible was rediscovered. From the 13th-15th century, th...

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Don't Blame Me

Since the beginning of mankind, the blame shifting syndrome of passing the responsibility for our actions to another person has existed. In Genesis 3:12, we have the first incident of blame shifting when God confronts Adam on his sin of eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam then shifts the blame toward God and his wife, Eve. This type of behavior has pla...

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Is Tithing for Today?

For those of us that have grown up in the church, there are a few words we have become accustomed to hearing such as worship, prayer, preaching, communion, and tithing. In many churches, the word tithe has been the benchmark as it relates to giving to God. Is this the biblical standard for giving for believers in the New Testament (NT) church? The word tithe or tithing l...

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Biblical Economics

The hardest thing to talk about with many people is the area of personal finances. There seems to be reluctance because we all fail to be good stewards of what God has given to us. However, as with Job, hard times often come despite doing all things by the Book. Difficulty in personal finances is rooted in a failure to see all things as belonging to God. Yes, we affirm thi...

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The Motivation for Giving

The motivation for giving comes through gratitude to God for what He has done for the sinner. If we were to number all the ways God has blessed us from our salvation to everyday provisions, we could never repay God for His kindness. This truth is outlined in many places in the Bible. The essence of giving is an act of worship founded upon God's benevolence to His people. I...

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The Privilege to Give

The biblical principles of giving to God are some of the most misunderstood and misused topics within the church. To help us at Grace Bible Church to be informed about this biblical issue, so that we are giving from an informed mind and heart, I would like to hit several high points about giving. Obviously, we cannot discuss all the Bible teaches about giving in this forma...

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What Are You For?

If I were to ask you, "What are you for?" I am sure that I would get a list of things that you support. Not only would you give me a list, but you would give me the the reasons why you support them. On the opposite side of the spectrum, we have those matters we are against. I can assume that list is a lot longer. It is a reflection of our depravity to always talk about tho...

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A Faithful Philosophy

Every business or organization has a philosophy that supports their overall mission and purpose. The popular fast food chain Burger King lived by a popular philosophy, "Have it Your Way." This motto was their business philosophy that aimed at meeting the needs of the customer. This philosophy guided their burger business. Without this clear purpose, they would have flounde...

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Unity and the Glory of God

The greatest way to demonstrate the glory of God is to maintain unity in the church. Jesus prayed in John 17:21, "that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in us," The prayer is that the church would be one as the Father and the Son are one. The desire of our church is to bring glory to God's name through a faithful commit...

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Confession and the Glory of God

As we consider living for the glory of God, the act of confession of personal sin is a means to give glory to God. The acknowledgment of our sin is the only way to have a relationship with God. In Isaiah 59:2, the Prophet Isaiah states, "But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God," It is our sin that has breached our fellowship with God. Acknowledg...

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Glorifying God with Our Words

In our current blog series, we are attempting to see how we can give glory to God in our lives. Basically, how can we give glory to God since God is all about His glory? I want to argue that one clear way we can bring glory to God in our everyday lives is by the words that we speak. The psalmist states it best, Psalm 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations o...

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Lessons on Forgiveness

In the church, there will always be the potential for us to sin against each other. The key to healthy relationships within the body of Christ is measured by our willingness to forgive each other. As believers, we are to forgive one another every time someone sins against us. Jesus teaches this clearly in Matthew 18:21-22, "Then Peter came and said to Him, 'Lord, how often...

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Solidarity

In this new blog series, we are considering, "If God does everything for His sake, how can we be like God and do all things for His glory?" What captures our hearts and minds will usually be the things we will be committed to. As followers of Christ, we are called to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind. In others words, God should capture our affections. If this...

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Motivations

Life is filled with many motivations. The promise of a job after education drives us to work hard in school. We are motivated to seek out work so that we can provide for our families. There are numerous motivations in life, but there is one motivation in life that surpasses all others, the glory of God. For the believer, the glory of God should be the driving force in all ...

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Is the Bible Enough?

There has been an attack in subtle ways and in non-subtle ways against the sufficiency of Scripture. At the core of this argument is, "Is the Bible sufficient to handle all matters of life?" including issues in counseling, church ministry, discipleship, conflict, relationships, and the like. There is no issue that the Bible is not able to sufficiently handle, by way of imp...

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Commitment

How sound is your commitment to Lord Jesus Christ? Is your commitment to God based on what God does for you? I am afraid that much of evangelical beliefs are focused on a doctrine that teaches God is our servant and is here for our happiness. If we survey Scripture with just a little effort, we will discover this is not true. In the life of Job, for example, we see a man ...

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Is the Bible Enough?

In our concluding survey concerning the sufficiency of Scripture, I want to end our discussion on why the Bible is enough by looking at what the Bible claims about itself in Psalm 19:7-9. The author of this text gives us six clear pictures of what the Word of God is capable of. The author, the Holy Spirit, uses six synonyms to describe the Word of God: law, testimony, pre...

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Is the Bible Enough for Teaching Us to Pray?

In our current blog post series, we have been asking the question, "Is the Bible sufficient?" This week we are going to look at how God's Word teaches us to pray. The Bible is our guidebook on prayer. It tells us how to pray and what to pray for. Notice how detailed the Bible is about the what and how of prayer: Colossians 4:2, "Devote yourself to prayer, keeping alert in...

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Is the Bible Enough for Worship?

"We will not have Jesus Christ at the center of our church services if we do not have his Word at the center. It is the Word of God that brought the Church of God into existence, and it is the ministry of the Word of God that is the wellspring and center of the church's life. The church in its local manifestation is the group of people who assemble around the ministry of t...

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Is the Bible Enough for Counseling?

Where were Christians before Freud? Up a tree? Were they bereft of all crucial knowledge about man's relationship to God and his neighbor? Was the church's counseling a hopeless, primitive, stone-age activity that should have disappeared with flint knives? This seems to be the attitude today in the church of Jesus Christ, as the Word of God is replaced with secular psychol...

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The Church and Evangelism

The recent Super Study weekend with Pastor Mike Riccardi was a real blessing and encouragement to us as a church on many levels. It affirmed for us what our calling is by highlighting biblical themes like God's Mission, the believer's Motivation for Evangelism, and the Message God has given us to share. I would like to highlight three areas so that we can stay fruitful to ...

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Don't Let It Reign

As a young boy, I always hated those Saturdays when it would rain so much that we could not go outside and play. The ignorance of youthfulness blocked my views of rain as a good thing. The apostle Paul in Romans 6:12-13 speaks about reign, not the rain that I hated as a young boy. Over the past two weeks, we have been talking about slavery to sin and freedom from sin thr...

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Slavery to Freedom

The ongoing struggles we face each day are a clear reminder of the existing sin in our flesh. Just because God has broken the slave chains of sin does not indicate we, as believers, will no longer struggle with indwelling sin. Paul in Romans 7:20 makes this clear, "But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me."...

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Addiction v. Slavery

The pervasive attitude in our culture is to move away from responsibility. This is clearly seen in how we deal with problems in our lives. The common explanation of our bad actions is focused on the word addictions. Addictions are the new way of categorizing our problems. As a biblical counselor, and as a faithful follower of Christ, having a proper vocabulary is key to he...

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Building Believers

The frustration that often comes with building is the desire to see progress in a fast and unrealistic time frame. However, if something is going to be done well, it will take time and patience. This is true as well with discipleship. No verse or method brings immature believers to maturity in a speedy fashion. The church, Christ's body, is a sea of believers in many diffe...

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The Fear of Authority and Submission

One the most common places we see sin manifested is in the areas of authority and submission. It is quite evident that one effect of sin is fear. We live in a pretty scary world, yet the most common command in the Bible is not to fear. We are also afraid of not getting what we feel we deserve. Whether we are talking about the church or the world, we can see that sin has co...

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The Pursuit of God

The believer’s life should be lived in the pursuit of knowing God. Many have rightly defined the pursuit of God as the study of theology, also described as the science of God. The term theology has nothing to do with a science per se as we know scientific study. How can a God that is so awesome be measured and tested to give us a science of God? The simple answer is that...

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The Miraculous Birth

We are all aware that Christmas is about the remembrance of the birth of Jesus, the Christ Child, but do we reflect on the reason for this miraculous event? Matthew 1:21 says "She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." Here in Matthew, we see that Christmas is about salvation. God sent His one and only Son to be th...

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Don't Miss Out on the True Meaning of Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas can be missed because of the influences around us; materialism, a secular culture’s obsession with Santa Clause, and busy schedules can affect us all. In and of themselves these things are not sinful, but they do pull us away from the real meaning of Christmas. If we miss the true meaning of Christmas, we really miss out on the greatest new...

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Celebrating Christmas

As we come together with our families and friends, may our conversations and actions reflect that of the true spirit of Christmas....

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Deficiency

The gospel is the means of unity, harmony, and spirit-filled living. The deficiency in our understanding of the gospel is revealed in our inability to live in harmony with other believers. ...

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Lighting a Gospel Flame

The church is the method that God uses to get the gospel to the lost. ...

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Contentment Equals Thankfulness

Contentment brings thankful-ness because we see what we have as a gift rather than a right. Paul emphasizes that if our basic needs are met, then we should be thankful. If we have food and clothing, then we should remain grateful and content. Most of us can honestly say we have more food and housing than we know what to do with. Thus, we have no reason not to give thanks t...

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Christian Conduct: Unity

There are certain trademarks that characterize believers. Our lives, as believers are to manifest our true citizenship, a life marked by grace, truth, selflessness, and servanthood. Paul goes on further to describe the marks of a gospel citizen; Paul states in Philippians 1:27, “standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” ...

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The Culture of Grace Bible Church

Without a doubt, every church is known for its culture. Culture is the atmosphere of a church. ...

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Four Promises of Forgiveness

How do I know if I have forgiven someone?...

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The Scariest Words in the Bible, Part II

There is a significant chasm between those that are all talk and those that back up their talk with actions...

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The Scariest Words in the Bible: Part III

A traitor is someone that to your face speaks well of you, but behind your back says and does things quite to the contrary...

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The Ministry Focus of Grace Bible Church in 2016-2017

The guiding purpose of our church for the last five years has been our mission statement, “to see the lost saved and saved matured for the glory of God.”...

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Making an Impact

No matter who we are, no matter how insignificant (or significant) we think we are, God can use us all to make an impact for His glory. ...

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Inward and Outward Responses

Thinking of the church, the binding element that unites our hearts is the Gospel....

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The Scariest Words in the Bible, Part I

When we read the Bible, we are mostly looking for hope and comfort for the days ahead. However, surprisingly, we stumble across passages that reach out and bite us like a rattlesnake hidden in the pages. Ouch!...

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Biblical Confrontation: When to Confront Sin

Is every sin worthy of confrontation? When do we confront a sin in a fellow believer’s life and when do we give grace?...

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Sinful Patters in Avoiding Conflict

The Bible reminds us that if we are not careful, as believers, we can rip one another apart over matters that lead to conflict...

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The Importance of Preaching

The move of many mainline churches has been to remove the pulpit and replace it with a cultural conversation, rather than opening the Bible and explaining its contents....

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Building Walls or Building Bridges?

The life we live and the words we say are either building walls or building bridges. ...

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Repentance or Worldly Sorrow?

The grief we feel when we are caught in sin is a momentary, worldly grief resulting from being caught with our hand in the cookie jar....

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Those God Uses

When we think about those God uses for His glory, we often think that God only uses the gifted, educated, and the cerebrally advanced, and not to forget, those with large bank accounts. This type of thinking is definitely wrong and far from the truth...

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Koinonia Groups

At Grace, one of the primary ways we build a culture of discipleship is by cultivating fellowship with each other through our Koinonia Groups....

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Building Strong Leaders

Establishing a Gospel-centered church begins and ends with developing and appointing qualified leaders....

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Grace Kids

Grace Kids is designed to provide parents a useful tool in shepherding their children to the knowledge of God and to salvation (Jer. 9:23-24)....

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God’s Justice

The Bible without a doubt makes it clear that God will punish the wicked. Just listen to Nahum 1:2, “A jealous and avenging God is the LORD. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries.” ...

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The Authority of the Church

We live in an anti-authority age where all authority seems intrusive and overbearing because we have been told we are leaders of our own lives and we are answerable to no one. ...

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The Member’s Role in the Church

Members of the local church are often looked at as second-rate Christians, but this is not what the Bible teaches. ...

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The Corporate Body: The Church

The spirit of individuality in our world has crept into the church and fractured it by promoting self rather than sacrificial service to others...

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Meaningful Membership

We attend church one hour a week, usually on Sunday morning, and hope to excel spiritually, which is not a biblical paradigm....

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Political History

In the world of politics, May 3, 2016 will go down in history as the day Donald Trump unofficially became the Republican nominee for President of the United States of America. Donald Trump is the first political outsider and self-made billionaire to become the presumptive Republican nominee....

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To Whom Should We Boast

Some time ago I saw this phrase, “me-monster,” used to describe people, and we all know them, that do nothing but talk about themselves....

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Mission Impossible

When we think about God using us every day, ordinary Christians as the means to fulfill the Great Commission, we naturally think, “What? Really Lord? Is this the best you can do?” If you are anything like me, this is the constant thought that runs through your mind....

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Guidebook for Prayer

The Bible is our guidebook for prayer. It tells us how to pray and what to pray for...

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Our Purpose

Grace Bible Church is an exciting fellowship of believers motivated by the power of the Gospel and the glory of God. It is our desire is to preach the Gospel, to see the lost saved, and the saved matured for the glory of God. Bringing others face to face with the majesty of God is our highest aim. We have an unwavering commitment to the Word of God that is practiced in all...

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Living in the Doctrine of Justification

In Scripture, we are told that by faith in Jesus Christ we are justified before God (Rom. 3:26, Rom. 4:5). The term justified is a legal term. Theologian Millard Erickson writes, “Justification is a forensic act imputing the righteousness of Christ to the believer. It is not an actual infusing of holiness into the individual. It is a matter of declaring the person righte...

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Dangers to Fellowship, Part III

Read this closely, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”...

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The Dangers Posed to Fellowship

The fellowship of the church is vitally important to its spiritual health. This is why fellowship should be extremely important to church leadership...

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Dangers to Fellowship

The greatest danger to Christian fellowship is personal sin. Sin in the church body causes a disruption in church unity. This is why Jesus gives us a clear way to deal with the sinning saint. In Matt. 18:15-20 there is a clear outline of Jesus as Head of the church on how to deal with sin that threatens the fellowship of the body....

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Why Biblical Counseling?

Running to God after exhausting empty sources of wisdom. What's the alternative?...

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The Church: A Community Worth Our Life

The definition of community is “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.” People find community with others based on similarities....

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The Church: A Community Worth Our Life, Part II

There are several marks of the Christian community that should compel us each and every day of our lives....

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The Church as a Community

The desire to belong is nothing new but rather has been seen in many parts of our culture, both presently and in the past. ...

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A Giving Church

When we look through the corridors of history, we see many churches that are remembered for their actions. In Revelation, we find the church of Ephesus which stood fast for the truth and their good deeds...

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The Battle for the Mind

God’s Word tells us that we are to renew our minds with the Scriptures. The changes we long for in our lives start with how we think. As believers, we win or lose battles with sin based upon how much we are renewing our minds with the truth (Col. 3:1-5)....

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Christian Conduct: Unity

The Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:27 calls us to live our lives as good Gospel citizens. There are certain trademarks that characterize believers....

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Lessons on Forgiveness

In the church, there will always be the potential for us to sin against each other. The key to healthy relationships within the body of Christ will be measured by our willingness to forgive each other. As believers, we are to forgive each other every time someone sins against us....

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What to Look For

The church in its local manifestation is the group of people who assemble around the ministry of the Word in a particular place....

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Celebrating Christmas

As we come together with our families and with our friends, may our conversations and actions reflect the true spirit of Christmas. I want to suggest three ways we can do this....

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Peace I Give

In John 14:27, Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled nor let it be fearful.” These are comforting words from our Lord; words that are often elusive to live on. ...

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The Miraculous Birth

We are all aware that Christmas is about the remembrance of the birth of Jesus, the Christ child, but do we reflect on the reason for this miraculous event?...

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Attitude of Gratitude

As we celebrated Thanksgiving this past week, many of us gathered with friends and family to give thanks to God for all we have. As believers, we should not need one day to give thanks to God; every day should be a day to celebrate the goodness of God....

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Knowing God: Apostles’ View of Jesus’ Pre-Incarnation

Since the birth of the Church, there have been ongoing attacks against the person of Jesus Christ. The attacks on Jesus continue, even in our modern era....

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Commitment

How sound is your commitment to Lord Jesus Christ? Is your commitment to God based in what God does for you? I am afraid that much of evangelical beliefs are focused on a doctrine that teaches God is our servant and is here for our happiness....

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This Happened in October? The Protestant Reformation

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The Reformation Era was a movement back to the Bible resurrecting the doctrine of justification by faith from the hands of the Catholic Church of the middle ages....

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Knowing God: The Apostles’ View of Christ’s Pre-Existence

The Apostles’ view of Jesus’ pre-existence is staggering. The Pauline Epistles stand as the greatest testimony of Jesus’ pre-existence...

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Knowing God: Jesus before the Incarnation

Did you know that both the Old and New Testaments speak of the glory of Christ before the Incarnation? This is commonly referred to as the pre-existence of Christ. The pre-existence of Christ is seen throughout the Scriptures. This is not a new doctrine. It is a doctrine Jesus affirms, the Apostles taught, and the church has accepted throughout history....

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Knowing God: The Holy Spirit, Part III

The primary goal of the Holy Spirit in the Church is to gift her for the purpose of building up the body and fulfilling the mission of God in the world (1 Cor. 12:4-7)....

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Knowing God: The Holy Spirit, Part II

If we are to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18), then it is imperative that we grow in our understanding of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as the Bible clearly reveals them....

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Knowing God: The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the most neglected person in the Godhead. I have often said the Holy Spirit is blamed for what he is not doing and is not given credit for what he actually does....

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Koinonia Groups Begin Again

Here at Grace we strive to live out a culture of “making disciples” and it is with great excitement and joy that we will start home Bible studies this fall with growing spiritually as our goal....

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A Faithful Philosophy

Every business or organization has a philosophy that supports their overall mission and purpose. The church will fail to fulfill its God-given mission of it does not understand its overall mission and purpose. How do we measure if a church understands its purpose?...

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The God Who Became Man

If we are to understand who Jesus Christ is, we need to see what the Bible clearly teaches about the true identity of Christ. ...

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Knowing God

The only way we can know more about God is to know more of Him through His revealed revelation. ...

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God as our Father

As we long to know more about God, we must understand that God is our heavenly Father. ...

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Thinking = Doing

As believers, the Gospel should be the only thing that shapes our thinking (Col. 3:1-2). What is it that shapes your thing? Is it the gospel? ...

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Servant Leaders of Grace Bible Church

The New Testament has clearly laid out the dynamic of church leadership with elders and deacons. ...

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Elders, Deacons and Members

The mission of the church is to spread the Gospel to every man and women for the glory of God. Jesus has so built His church with elders, deacons, and members to carry out this divine plan (I Tim. 3, Phil. 1:1). ...

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A New Symbol for an Ancient Task

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The Church looks to the cross as a symbol of what we believe and what we teach. For centuries, the Church has held the cross as the universal symbol for the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ....

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How should the Church respond to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage

In light of the Supreme Court decision last week legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S., what is the church’s response to decisions like this?...

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Edler Qualifications: No Greediness Allowed

Men that aspire to the office of overseers must not be greedy for money, but content with God’s daily provisions. ...

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Elder Qualifications: Gentle

Paul in 1 Tim 3: 3 states the character of a man aspiring to the office of overseer must possess gentleness. ...

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Appetites and Attitudes

Paul’s list of what it means to be above reproach includes “not addicted to wine.” This quality is a reference to his appetite, not to the prohibition of drinking alcohol. A leader is not to be known for overindulgence....

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A Call to Prayer

As believers, we have the greatest privilege to commune with the living God through prayer. ...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the most God like act we can bestow against someone that has hurt us. ...

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Showing Hospitality

Hospitality pertains not just to those in the great southern states; elders within the church of Jesus Christ are to be characterized by hospitality....

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