When we face trials, we often discover what we really believe.  In this sermon we see how having the right beliefs about God enables us to trust him and his work in our lives.

Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:10-12

Keywords: Patience, endurance, trials, suffering, trust, faith, 1 Peter, Hope
Direct download: GCC20170122.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CST

How we handle the trials in our lives reveals who we really are - and where God wants us to grow.  Because of Jesus, real growth is possible.  And so is real joy.

Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Keywords: 1 Peter, Suffering, Trials, Joy, Hope, Conversion, Gospel, Salvation, Maturity, Faith
Direct download: GCC20170115.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:04pm CST

In this sermon we introduce our series on 1 Peter, looking at Peter's primary hope in writing his letter: that we stay connected to God in the midst of a world that does not know him.

Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:1-2

Keywords: 1 Peter, Spiritual Growth, Election, Culture, Renewal, 
Direct download: GCC20170108.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:29am CST

As Moses seeks to prepare his people for the promised land; he gives them three distinct reminders for the days ahead. They serve as his last words to the grandchildren that would fulfil God's covenant with His people. 

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 8:7-18

Keywords: Gratitude, Remembering, Weakness, Honor, Jesus Christ
Direct download: GCC20170101.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

In this sermon we the God who gives us joy and enters our brokenness also comes with what we need most: gentleness.

Scriptures: Luke 2:8-16

Keywords: Christmas, Advent, Luke, Jesus, Joy, Happiness, Gentleness, Grace
Direct download: GCC20161218.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:55pm CST

This week we see how it's possible, because of God, to have great joy in the midst of our brokenness.

Scriptures: Luke 2:1-7 

Keywords: Christmas, Advent, Luke, Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Brokenness, Manger, Holidays
Direct download: GCC20161211.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

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





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