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

Jesus is the Hope of the Hopeless

Text: Luke 8:40-56
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 22, 2015

As baseball season is upon us a true fan will tell you that there is nothing better than a double-header – two games in the same day for one admission price.

This Sunday we resume our series through the Gospel of Luke as we will enjoy a double-header of miracles.  As Jesus is on his way to help a sick twelve-year-old girl He is interrupted by a woman who has suffered from an embarrassing and debilitating illness for twelve years.  By the time He heals the woman the girl has died, so Jesus raises her from the dead.

These miracles are the last in a sequence of four which began with the calming of the sea which was followed by the casting out of the legion of demons.  Each of these miracles reveals Jesus’ power and control over the forces of evil which He has come to conquer by His work on the cross.  Because of Him we have hope, no matter how hopeless our situation may seem.

One distinguishing feature of these two miracles is that they emphasize that we gain a connection with Jesus’ saving power through faith.

Run With Endurance

Text: Hebrews 12:1-3
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 15, 23015

This week I am preaching from Hebrews 12:1-3 in which Paul uses the illustration of a running race to encourage us to endure in our faith, not allowing anything to slow us down.  This passage reminded me of the Parable of the Soils which we covered recently in Luke, in that it is those who endure through the trials and temptations of life who bear fruit.  My heart has been broken when people whom I dearly love have failed to endure.  There is hope for some who have stumbled and can get up and rejoin the race.  Others appear to have dropped out of altogether.  May God give us grace to run with endurance the race God has set before us as we look to Jesus Who is both our example and our goal.