In Mark 10, Jesus doesn't offer us warnings about greed or encouragements towards generosity. He instead is saying that there is something radically wrong with us and that money has a particular power to blind us to the mistake of finding our identity in a savior other than himself alone.

Scriptures: Mark 10:17-27 

Keywords: Wealth, possessions, savior, identity

Direct download: GCC20180218.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:36pm CST

Divorce is a common experience in today's world.  In this sermon, we look at one of the places in which Jesus addresses divorce and see how it can shape our thinking about marriage and divorce today.

Scriptures: Mark 10:1-10 

Keywords: Divorce, marriage, discipleship, Jesus, Mark, legalism, relationships

Direct download: GCC20180211.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

The Kingdom of God is defined to us by Jesus in more than terms of a reward, He speaks to us also of the costly sacrifices required. The demanding requirements of discipleship provide both an escape from the destructive ways of sin, and the grace fueled adventure of living for his purpose.

Scriptures: Mark 9:42-50 

Keywords: Sin, Repentance, Persecution, Reward, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20180204.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:32am CST

We all want to be successful - and to have others see us as successful.  In this sermon, we see how Jesus defines success and encourages us to place our truest identities in him.

Scriptures: Mark 9:33-37 

Keywords: Pride, humility, Jesus, Mark, success, greatness

Direct download: GCC20180128.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:57am CST

How do we make sense of Jesus?  In this sermon, we see that because Jesus is the Son of God and because he gives us a resurrection from the dead, we can trust him with our lives.

Scriptures: Mark 9:2-13 

Keywords: Jesus, Mark, transfiguration, Moses, Elijah, law, prophets, spiritual growth

Direct download: GCC20180121.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:45am CST

What does it really mean to follow Jesus? In this passage, Jesus tells us that it (at least) means we need to deny ourselves, take the lower places in life, and keep close to him.

Scriptures: Mark 8:31-28 

Keywords: Mark, Jesus, self-denial, discipleship, suffering, spiritual growth

Direct download: GCC20180107.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:40pm CST

New Years Eve, one of the most hopeful days of the year. It’s a day where we take time to plan out our goals, dreams, and resolutions for the next year. But what if we were setting ourselves up to waste another year before it even began based on our resolutions, dreams, and goals? What should we truly be living for in 2018, to not only give us a year, but the beginning of a life, where we truly live?

Scriptures: Matthew 22:36-40

Keywords: New, Years, Eve, 2017, 2018, Matthew 22:36-40, Resolutions, Dreams, Goals, Living, Life, Love, Love God, Love people

Direct download: GCC20171231.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:50pm CST

As we celebrate Christmas Eve, we see a God who sometimes makes us wait for things - and the beauty he works through our waiting.

Scriptures: Luke 1:26-45, Luke 2:1-7 

Keywords: Christmas, Advent, Luke, Jesus, incarnation, waiting, hope

Direct download: GCC20171224.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:26am CST

How we see God shapes how we interact with him.  In this sermon, we look at how Jesus helps us see God for who he really is, and consequently how we can know this same God in personal ways.

Scriptures: Mark 8:22-30 

Keywords: Mark, blindness, spiritual growth, Christmas, advent, Peter

Direct download: GCC20171217.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:46pm CST

As Jesus continues his ministry, he warns us about the failure of religious performance and instead invites us into a relationship based on grace.

Scriptures: Mark 8:11-21 

Keywords: Mark, Jesus, Christmas, Pharisees, heart, pride, arrogance, humility, grace

Direct download: GCC20171210.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:33pm CST





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