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 will be hosting a women's conference with author and speaker Martha Peace on September 12 and 13. The theme of the conference is Having a High View of God.

See the conference page for more information.

Recent Sermons

Hard Tests of Genuine Discipleship

Text: Luke 6:43-49
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 31, 2014

Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain is very hard hitting – calling us to reject the world’s bankrupt values of treasure, pleasure and popularity (6:20-26), challenging us to love our enemies and to do good for those who hate us (6:27-36) and demanding that we replace judgment and condemnation with forgiveness and grace (6:37-42).

Jesus concludes the sermon by declaring that those who are truly His disciples will do what He says (6:43-49).  Jesus is not saying that we enter His kingdom through obedience. But He is saying that those who have entered by faith have a new nature and bear good fruit.

Who are You to Judge?

Text: Luke 6:37-42
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 24, 2014

Probably the best known and loved Bible verse among Christians is John 3:16 which is a wonderful summary of God’s love for us in Christ.  Perhaps the best known and loved verse among non-Christians is Luke 7:37, “Do not judge and you will not be judged.”  Jesus is not, however, saying that we should never make a moral evaluation. Rather He is talking about a harsh judgmentalism into which it is easy for us to fall. Calvin warns, “This vice is attended by some strange enjoyment. For there is hardly any person who is not tickled with the desire of inquiring into other people’s faults”.

Jesus calls us to replace an attitude of condemnation with forgiveness and grace.  He also shows how we need to choose teachers and leaders who will guide us according to God’s mercy and love.