Sermon Preview – Week of February 26

The preaching text for Sunday will be John 11:55-12:11. John’s Gospel can be divided into two sections. First, you have chapters 1-11:54, where John communicates significant moments in Jesus’ earthly ministry. These moments include miracles and proclamations that point to Jesus as God the Son, sent by the Father to redeem God’s people. This first section covers the span of …

Weekly Roundup – February 23

Fighting Fear: Psalm 56 “Fear – the kind the Bible warns against – never looks good on us. Like a perpetually out of style haircut, there’s no way to dress it up. Fear never drives us in the right direction. It is, perhaps, one of the most dangerous reasons to do anything. Fear dishonors God and disheartens us. No wonder, then, that …

Sermon Preview – Week of February 19

The preaching text for Sunday is John 11:45-54. These verses record the aftermath of Jesus’ miracle in raising Lazarus from the dead. This is the last straw for Jesus’ opposition, the time for debate, character assassination and marginalization is over. The religious leaders and most powerful Jewish court come together to agree on one thing…Jesus must die. Now, there is …

Weekly Roundup – February 16

Lord, Set Me Free From Fear “Like Peter, we too are no match for the crippling fear that will seize us when faced with potential or real danger, if we only see things with the eyes of our flesh. In fact, we’ll tend to be easily intimidated by all sorts of things. But if by the power of the Holy …

Sermon Preview – Week of February 12

The preaching text for Sunday is John 11:17-44. Jesus and the disciples travel across the Jordan, back into Judea in response to the news that Lazarus is ill. Even before they left, Jesus was aware that Lazarus was dead, so when they arrived in Bethany it was no surprise to them that Lazarus had been dead for four days. In …

Weekly Roundup – February 9

Why You Desperately Need The Holy Spirit “When is the last time you begged God for help? Whether it is understanding Scripture, or applying it to your life. Or whether it is a desire to kill a particular sin, or asking Him for an open door to share the Gospel, how often do you spend a little time begging Him …

Sermon Preview – Week of February 5

Our preaching for Sunday will be John 11:1-16. Jesus escapes an angry mob at the end of chapter 10 and retreats across the Jordan where John the Baptist began his ministry a few years earlier. In stark contrast from what Jesus experienced in Jerusalem, his sheep are responding in faith to his words and works that testify to the fact …

Weekly Roundup – February 2

Heavenly Stepping-Stones “I often remind my congregation during Sunday morning worship that we have collectively taken one step closer to heaven since the last time we met. Like stepping-stones, our weekly Lord’s Day gatherings point toward the great day of the Lord that awaits us. Worship is a time to gaze ahead in wonder and awe that the Lord Jesus …

Guest Blog – Staff Introduction

Jon Kilbourn I wrote this blog as a way to help you learn more about me and this new role at Grace Community. My role at Grace Community In 2014, God led my wife and I to become members at Grace Community. This year God graciously provided me with a new way to serve the church as their Ministry Intern. …

Sermon Preview – Week of January 29

This Sunday our preaching text will be John 10:22-42. We close out chapter 10, and in closing out this chapter we come to a critical break in John’s Gospel account. Jesus will be leaving Jerusalem for a short time only to reemerge in chapter 11, where the last week of his life will play out over the course of the …