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Keeping Our Spiritual Building Together and Strong

Text: Ephesians 2:19
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: June 26, 2016

A Sunday evening sermon from Mike Kelley.

Jesus Wants the Rose

Text: Luke 7:38-50
Speaker: Milton Vincent
Date: June 26, 2016

A Sunday morning sermon from pastor Milton Vincent of Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church in Riverside California.

Please read Luke 7:38-50 to prepare for listening to this sermon.

Abide in Christ

Text: John 15:1-11
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 19, 2016

What will matter most when your life ends?  Jesus teaches us that fruitfulness to the glory of God is the most important goal in our lives (John 15:8).  He also teaches that we can be fruitful as we abide in Him (John 15:5).  And He tells us specifically how we can abide in Him.

When our lives seem hard and we feel like we are drying up, we are inclined to think that what we need most is a change in circumstances, or for other people to do a better job of meeting our needs.  Again Jesus tells us that what we need in order to be joyful in all circumstances is to abide in Him (John 15:11).

God Acts, We Respond

Text: 1 John 2:12-17
Speaker: Jonathan Brunet
Date: June 12, 2016

An evening service sermon from Jonathan Brunet.

The Discipline of the Lord

Text: Hebrews 12:5-11
Speaker: Ryan Wentzel
Date: June 12, 2016

The experience of trials in the Christian life is one of the biggest sources of discouragement for believers.  Trials threaten to destroy our faith and steal our joy.  Hardship tempts us to question God’s love and goodness.

In the midst of our suffering, God speaks to us through his Word.  In this sermon we consider together what God has to say to us in Hebrews 12:5-11.  The British preacher Alexander Maclaren said of this passage, “Few words of Scripture have been oftener than these laid as a healing balm on wounded hearts.”  This passage provides us with a perspective on our trials that is both sobering and extremely encouraging.

Please read Hebrews 12:1-17 and Deuteronomy 8:1-10 in preparation for listening to this sermon.


Text: Acts 20:7-38
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 6, 2016

As I was considering what to preach in my last few sermons at GBC I considered preaching from various biblical farewells with accompanying transitions of leadership – Moses to Joshua, Samuel’s departure,  David to Solomon, Elijah to Elisha, etc.  As I studied these in more detail I realized that while each is infallibly inspired and profitable, not all are equally appropriate for my departure (see 1 Kings 2:6,8).  I landed on Acts 20 which includes Paul’s farewell speech to the Ephesians elders which contains important exhortations which apply to all of us today.  There are still many differences between our situation and that of Paul.  I am just an elder, not an apostle.  Also, I can’t say that you will never see me again (Acts 20:25,38).  We don’t plan to leave until July 7.  And I hope to preach a couple more times before we depart.  And we have already booked tickets for a visit just to San Diego/Escondido just after Christmas.

Acts 20 does gives us a picture of the New Testament pattern for how the church is to operate – a model we have been trying to follow for almost 26 years.  And Paul gives necessary exhortations about the duties of the remaining leaders/shepherds to lead, feed and protect Christs’ flock.

Please read Acts 20 before listening to this sermon.

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