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teaching from God's Word
Making Sense of Baptism
November 21, 2016 01:54 PM PST
Some of the verses we will be looking at include: Mark 1:8, John 3:5-8, Luke 12:50, etc.
How should we define the word "baptism"? Why is it important for us to understand baptism in light of Scripture? What are the major views within Christianity of baptism?Defining Worship
October 31, 2016 06:14 AM PDT
This is the first part of a short series on worship. Let's start with defining terms: where does the word "worship" come from and how should we understand it? Is it a noun or a verb? What does the Old Testament have to teach us about worship?Genesis to Revelation
October 31, 2016 05:27 AM PDT
Starting in Genesis 1, we will look at the "big picture" of God's plan. What gives us purpose? How did we get here? What clues has God given us in creation? What's His plan for overcoming the Fall and sin?Why Does God Seem Distant?
October 10, 2016 12:53 PM PDT
If we're honest, even as Christians we go through events in life that make us feel like God is distant. Why does this happen? What can we do to draw near to God during these times?God Redeems our Weakness
October 10, 2016 11:28 AM PDT
2 Corinthians 11:30-12:2 is our text as we look at how God can bring something meaningful and redemptive out of our weakness. When we stand back and look at the big picture, God's power can shine through our weakness.Satan's Deception Dupes Us
August 23, 2016 10:51 AM PDT
2 Corinthians 11:5-15 - What matters in ministry: style or substance? What can we learn from Paul here about relating to others in ministry, and in the culture?
August 23, 2016 10:17 AM PDT
2 Corinthians 10:1-5 is our text, as we look at Paul's experience with spiritual warfare and see that many of the same challenges are ones we face today. What battles do we still fight as Christians? What can we learn from this passage and apply to our lives right now? What things rule our minds and lead us into idolatry? How can we re-focus our devotion on Christ?Looking at Giving Differently
August 02, 2016 02:33 PM PDT
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Is manipulation the right way to motivate others to give? How can we give out of joy? What things stand in the way of us giving (time, services, talents) the way that God intends for us to?Godly Sorrow vs. Worldly Sorrow
August 02, 2016 01:51 PM PDT
2 Corinthians 7:9-8:5 looks at sorrow that leads to repentance.. versus the sorrow of the world, which leads to death. What can we learn from this passage about joy in ministry? What does repentance have to do with our motivation in giving and serving?Giving and the Grace of God
July 12, 2016 08:51 AM PDT
2 Corinthians 8:6-9:5 is our text as we look at the matter of giving. Are we giving for the right reasons? Do we give sincerely, out of love? What enables us to serve others the way God asks?
Steve Thompson is the pastor of Grace Community Evangelical Church. Steve moved from Kansas to Lincoln, Nebraska in November 2006 to pastor the church.
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