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01 God is the Master Builder

Speaker: Joelee Chamberlain

00 Genesis, the Book of Beginnings

Speaker: Joelee Chamberlain

Joy in the Midst of Shaking

Text: Habakkuk 3:16-19
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: January 27, 2013

Freedom in Christ versus Falling from Grace

Text: Galatians 5:1-6
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: January 20, 2013

Everyone says they favor freedom, but people have different ideas about freedom.  Tuesday marks the fortieth anniversary of the “Roe versus Wade” Supreme Court decision in which women were granted the freedom to abort their unborn babies. Many today believe strongly in what they call “freedom to choose”.  Others of us believe that unborn children should have the freedom to live.  National revolutions promise freedom, but often bring a more terrible tyranny than the one they replace.

This Sunday we will resume our study in Galatians.  Paul is battling false teachers who have tried to put the Galatians back under the slavery to the law, even though Christ has set us free.  Paul exhorts the believers to stand firm in their freedom and warns them that if they return to the law they will lose Christ (or fall from grace).  You can’t add human works to the gracious work of Christ.  If you choose to seek salvation by law, you must keep the last perfectly.
The way of salvation is of the Spirit, not the flesh. We are saved by faith, not works. And we have a great hope of perfect righteousness received from God as a gift.  This gracious salvation by faith is what matters, not outward ceremonies.

This section also serves as a transition to the final section of the epistle as Paul reminds us that true faith will produce love.

Jesus’ Cure for Hypocrisy

Text: Luke 12:1-7
Speaker: Nick Kalena
Date: January 13, 2013

An evening service sermon from Nick Kalena.

Help! I Need a Church

Text: Acts 2:42-47, 1 Tim 3:15-16
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: January 13, 2013

The Elders usually seek to begin the year by setting forth our vision for the church.

Last year I wrote a booklet, “Help! I Need a Church” which addresses the issue of why the church is important in God’s plan and what biblical criteria should be used in choosing a church.  Many professing Christians struggle because they do not have a solid connection to a good church.  Some select a church based upon criteria which are not biblical.

My plan this Sunday is to explain from Scripture the ideals for which we are striving in Grace Bible Church with the hope that each of you will join with us in exalting and serving our Savior.

The Triumphal Fragrance of Christ

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: January 6, 2013

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Text: Mark 12:1-12
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Text: Mark 11:27–33
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