God wants to make us holy.  But what if he also wants to make us happy?  In this sermon we look at how God gives us real joy when he comes near to our lives and hearts.

Scriptures: Luke 1:39-45

Keywords: Christmas, Advent, Tidings of Joy, Happiness, Joy, Holiness, Luke, Mary
Direct download: GCC20161204.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:58pm CST

We are all wired to be pretty selfish people but Jesus modeled a selfless not selfish life. The life we all long for is discovered in the pursuit of selfless living.

Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-11

Keywords: selfish, people, relationships, serve, selflessness, sacrifice
Direct download: GCC20161127.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 5:37pm CST

When God puts his work into the hands of his followers, he asks for two important things: leadership and love.  This week we learn about the importance of both.

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Titus 1:1-5, Colossians 1:28-29

Keywords: Church, Structure, Leadership, Elders, Pastors, Grace
Direct download: GCC20161120.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CST

Why do we stress serving and volunteering at church? We each share the responsibility to extend God's concern for the world through the local church.

Scriptures: Ephesians 4:11-16

Keywords: Volunteer, serving, work, Body of Christ,
Direct download: GCC20161113.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

During most worship services, churches take an offering.  Why?  This week we look at the importance of giving generously and the blessings we experience because of it.

Scriptures: Acts 4:32-37

Keywords: Praxis, Acts, Early Church, Giving, Generosity, Stewardship, Spiritual Growth, Tithing
Direct download: GCC20161106.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:06pm CST

When we encounter Jesus, he changes our lives.  But it doesn't end there.  This same Jesus calls us to share our story of change with those around us.

Scriptures: John 4:27-30, 39-42

Keywords: Evangelism, Faith, Testimony, Witness, John 4, Praxis, Mission
Direct download: GCC20161030.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:09am CST

Today we celebrate our first service in our new church home.

Scriptures: Ephesians 2:11-20

Keywords: Church, Building, Dedication Service, Next Ten
Direct download: GCC20161023.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:20pm CST

Gathering together as a church is important and needed, but something more is needed for real, deep growth to happen in your life. This week we look at why everyone needs spiritual friendships in our lives.

Scriptures: Matthew 4:18-22, Matthew 28:16-20

Keywords: Spiritual friendship, spiritual growth, Praxis, Matthew, Discipleship, Church, Community
Direct download: GCC20161016.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:48pm CST

Central to the life of a follower of Jesus is the idea and action of worship. This week we unpack what worship is and why we strive to help people worship each week.

Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 16:7-27

Keywords: worship, music, singing, scripture, Bible, silence, prayer, sacrifice
Direct download: GCC20161009.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CST

Prayer is one of the most important practices in the life of a Christian.  This week we see how prayer matters not only in our own lives, but in the life of the church as well.

Scriptures: 2 Chronicles 7:11-16

Keywords: Prayer, Church, Praxis, Spiritual Growth, 2 Chronicles, Temple
Direct download: GCC20161002.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CST



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