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Grace Bible Church is a reformed, baptistic, and evangelical church located in Escondido, CA. Our mission is to build a community of gospel-centered people. Find out more.

2014 Women's Conference

Grace Bible Church hosted a women's conference with author and speaker Martha Peace on September 12 and 13. The theme of the conference was Having a High View of God.

See the conference page for links to the audio messages.

Recent Sermons

The Proclamation of God’s Word as Worship

Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 14, 2014

Have you ever been to a church when after the time of singing they say, “Now that we are done with worship, we will listen to God’s Word.”  Reading, proclaiming and listening to God’s Word IS worship.

Another feature in the contemporary church is an emphasis upon one’s personal relationship with the Lord, which includes personal Bible reading and prayer.  We are all for people building their personal relationship with the Lord, but sometimes people fail to recognize the emphasis Scripture places upon our corporate relationship to the Lord.  Yesterday I saw an article, “Why personal devotions are not enough.”  God has commanded us to read and proclaim Scripture when we are together.   He speaks to us in a special way when we are gathered together.

In this sermon we will continue our series in worship as we consider what the Bible says about the corporate reading and proclamation of God’s Word.


Worshipers Devoted to Prayer

Text: Acts 2:42
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 7, 2014

We continue our series on worship as we consider prayer as part of our public worship.  While everyone agrees that prayer is important, most would also admit that both private and public prayer are neglected.  Many contemporary churches put their hopes for growth in programs and musical performance, while giving very little time to prayer in their public meetings. Even in reformed churches, while the preaching is well attended, few come to meetings which focus on prayer.  When we do pray, our prayers fall far short of the prayers we read in Scripture.  I confess that as I have studied this subject, I have been convicted of my need to grow in both my private and public praying.  Luther said, “There is no work quite so difficult as praying.”

The early church was devoted to prayer (Acts 2:42).  Jesus spent much time in prayer and He taught His disciples to pray.

How can we be motivated to pray more faithfully?  About what should we pray?  How can we improve our public times of prayer?