Peace in me - "Peace Plan" Series: 12/17/2006

We all want to experience the peace of Christmas, yet few of us really do. What is it that keeps us from enjoying the peace that Jesus' birth came to bring?


Scriptures and Keywords: 

2 Chronicles 14-16; Luke 2:14, Peace, Forgiveness, Salvation, Right with God, Christmas
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:20am CDT

Gloves & Doves - "Peace Plan" Series: 12/10/2006

Do we fight back or run from conflict? If you have ever wondered how God expects us to live in peace, this message will be of some help. From the Old Testament view of war to the New Testament concept of turning the other cheek, this message seeks to bring clarity to what seems to be a contradiction.


Scriptures and Keywords:  War, Peace, Matthew 5:39, Luke 6:29, Exodus 21:22, Deuteronomy 19:21, Christian response to violence, Justice
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:09pm CDT

Who Made Who? - "Peace Plan" Series:  12/03/2006

How could a good God create a bad world? Surely, if God is really that good and powerful, He would have done something about pain and suffering by now! Doesn't the presence of evil disprove the existence of God?


Scriptures and Keywords:  Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:14-15, Job 38:1-2, Job 39:1, Job 40:1-2, Job 42:1-3, Problem of evil, Pain, Suffering, Existence of God, Eden, Geneisis, Job
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

Gratitude - "Inventory" Series: Ron Edmondson 11/26/2006

God tells us in His Word that we are to live with grateful hearts always.  That's hard to do.  In the midst of difficult days, how can we have thankful hearts? 


Scriptures and Keywords:  Philippians 4:6-8, Jonah, 1 Peter 5:7, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, Contentment, Worry
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

Influence - "Inventory" Series: Chad Rowland 11/19/2006

Like dominos, every decision we make affects someone else. Sound scary? Actually, it's one of God's greatest gifts to us? The ancient story of Esther helps us understand this powerful gift.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Esther 4:14, Esther 6:10, Esther 9:1, Influence, decisions, Esther, Purim
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:48am CDT

Perspective - "Inventory" Series: Chad Rowland 11/12/2006

Some days we are to close to the action to see what is really happening. It pays to step back and get a big picture perspective. Maybe our bad days are not as bad as we thought.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Joseph, Genesis 39, Disappointment, Sovreignty
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:42pm CDT

Rescue - "Inventory" Series: Chad Rowland 11/05/2006

Does God owe it to us to do more than He's already done? Exactly what has He done for us? Maybe this half-empty glass we call life is more full than we realize.


Scripture and Keywords:  Justice, Rahab, Joshua 2, Joshua 6, Psalm 27, Rescue, Deliverance
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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:16pm CDT

Fear of The Unknown - "Fear" Series: Ron Edmondson 10/29/2006

We are all afraid of something.  Sometimes the greatest fears come from those things we can't understand or predict.  Let"s learn from Elijah, the great prophet of God, as he dealt with a fear of the unknown.


Scripture Reference:
1 Kings 19

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:31pm CDT

Fear of Being Alone - "Fear" Series: Ron Edmondson 10/22/2006

The fear being alone, rejection, abandonment, or of simply not being loved is a very real fear. Sometimes this fear produces irrational behavior as we try to combat the fear.  Ultimately real love is found in the person of Jesus Christ.


 

Scripture Referemces:
Gen 29:30 - 30:8
John 4

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:22pm CDT

Fear of Failure- "Fear" Series: Ron Edmondson 10/15/2006

Fear of failure. It's one of our most common phobias.  This fear stalls us from moving forward in our life and keeps us from experiencing the peace and joy God has for us


Scripture Referemces:
2 Cor 12:9
Matt 25:24-28

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:33pm CDT

What is Fear - "Fear" Series: Ron Edmondson 10/08/2006

Each of us have fears in our life.  Sometimes fear can keep us from experiencing God's best for our life. In this first of a series on fear, Ron Edmondson answers questions we have about the subject and begins to offer solutions to battling fear.


Scripture Referemces:

1 John 4:18

Psalm 34:4

 


 

Key Words:

fear, perfect love, afraid, phobias, panic attack

 


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:29pm CDT

Sociology - "Back to School" Series: Chad Rowland 10/01/2006

What is the church's responsibility to it's community? How do we make our voice heard? Should our voice even be heard? In this last installment to the Back to School series, we find the answer.


Scripture Referemces:

Exodus 34:8-16

Matthew 5:13-16


Key Words:

salt, light, responsibility, society


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT

ART - "Back to School" Series: Ron Edmondson 09/24/2006

God has a great plan for your life.  It's a beautiful plan. God uses the dreams and passions in your heart to accomplish His plan through us.


Scripture References:

Ephesians 2:10


Key Words:

passion, dreams, God's plan, encouragement


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT

Economics - "Back to School" Series: Chad Rowland 09/17/2006

Money. It may be the only thing that is common to all of us. We either want it, have it, or had it. Yet, as common as it is, money dooms more marriages, closes more businesses, and turns off more church-attenders than any other factor. If it's really that powerful, we need to talk about it!


Scripture Referemces:
Malachi 3:10

Key Words:
Money, finances, giving, tithe

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:30am CDT

Show & Tell - "Back to School" Series: Chad Rowland 09/10/2006

Show and Tell is every kid's favorite part of school. Too bad we seem to outgrow that love. It happens to be the most effective way of influencing the lives of those around us.


Scripture References:

1 Peter 2:11-12


 Keywords:

evangelism, reproach, blameless


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:52am CDT

Psychology - "Back To School" Series:  Chad Rowland 09/03/2006
This week we begin our Back to School series.  Our first subject: Psychology.  There are some things about our personality that may never change. We are who we are in some ways.  Our character, however, is being shaped by God into the image of Christ. We should be conforming more into His image each day.
Scripture Referemces:
Exodus 3
2 Peter 1:5-7

Key Words:
character, personality, psychology, transformation

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:15pm CDT

Serve - "Gather, Commit, Serve" Series:  Chad Rowland  08/27/2006

We have all been fearfully and wonderfully made. We have been given talents and abilities that fit perfectly into God's plan. So why do we have such a hard time knowing what part we play in that plan? Does everyone really have a place to serve?


Scripture References:

1 Corinthians 12:7-20

1 Peter 4:10

Mark 10:45


Keywords:

serve ,spiritual gifts, talents, abilities, body of christ


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:07pm CDT

Commit (Small Groups) - "Gather, Commit, Serve" Series:  Ron Edmondson  08/20/2006

This message is an attempt to get you to do something you may not want to do at first. We believe in small groups. We believe that small groups of people, meeting for a common purpose, can go a long way towards impacting life change for the Kingdom of God.  Listen to find out why, but be warned!


Scripture Reference: 

Mark 2:1-5

 


 

Keywords:

small groups, community groups, fellowship, life-change, spiritual growth 


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

Gather - "Gather, Commit, Serve" Series:  Chad Rowland  08/13/2006

What is the big deal with the Sunday morning gathering? In this message, Chad Rowland teaches Grace Community's beliefs about the weekend service.


Scripture Reference:

1 Corinthians 14:23-27


Keywords:

Sunday service, gathering, worship, contemporary


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

Who Am I? - Kent Hughes  08/06/2006

Who am I?  That is a question that everyone has to answer.  The problem is that many of us have a distorted view of our worth and value.  Life has a way of beating us down.  In this message, Kent shares what Scripture says about who we are in Christ.  By coming to terms with who we really are, God can then work through us to impact our families and communities.

Scripture References:
Galatians 5:1
Genesis 28:12-16 
Luke 24:17-21
Daniel 10:1-13
Mark 14:9
Romans 5:12-19
Psalm 8:3-6
Revelation 22:3-5

Keywords:
Self-image, Truths, Struggle, Identity

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:47pm CDT

Wisdom for $400, Alex, Part 3 - "Jeopardy" Series: Ron Edmondson 07/30/2006
We all want to make wiser choices in our life, but we aren't always willing to pay the price for gaining wisdom.  This sermon helps us learn how to ask simple questions to help work through major decisions wisely.

Scripture Reference: 
Ecclesiastes 5, 7, 12

Keywords:
Wisdom, Choices, Decisions, Questions

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:18pm CDT

Wisdom for $400, Alex, Part 2 - "Jeopardy" Series: Ron Edmondson 07/23/2006

We want to make wise decisions in our life, but it seems that something is always getting in the way.  What are the obstacles to wisdom in our life?  Continuing to play Jeopardy this week, phrasing some things in the form of a question, Ron encourages us to evaluate our life so that we can make wiser choices. 

Scripture Reference:

Ecclesiastes 8-10


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Wisdom for $400, Alex - "Jeopardy" Series:  Ron Edmondson 07/16/2006

Life is full of decisions; many having lasting impact on our lives and those around us. We need to make wise decisions.  This week we begin a series of questions as we try to hear wisdom for living from God.

Scripture Reference:

Ecclesiastes Chapter 1

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:02pm CDT

Deal Or No Deal - "Burn" series:  Chad Rowland 07/09/2006

Are you a risk taker? Like to play the odds? Most of us do it every day. Years ago, Jesus introduced "Deal or No Deal" to us because he knows there is a gambler in all of us.


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

Rules Of The Game - "Burn" series:  Chad Rowland 07/25/2005

Rules without explanation equals frustration! That much we know. Understanding why rules have been set in place greatly improves our chances of following them. Has God placed random laws in our lives to keep us in our place or is there something more? Listen and see...

Scripture Reference:

Matthew 12:1-14

Mark 2:23-28

Romans 3:20

Galatians 3:24


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:54pm CDT

The Legacy of a Godly Man - "Legacy" Series:  Ron Edmondson  06/18/2006
As a conclusion to the Legacy series, this sermon considers perhaps the most important legacy of all: your legacy.  What kind of legacy will you have?  Will you be like Stephen, the Godly man for whom Godly men mourned?  
Scripture Reference:
Acts 6-8

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:43pm CDT

The Legacy of Grace - "Legacy" Series:  Ron Edmondson  06/11/2006

What is grace? Looking at another story of David we see a legacy of grace which helps us understand more of God and His grace available to us.

Scripture Reference:

2 Samuel 9


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

A Really Big Fight - "Legacy" Series:  Ron Edmondson  06/04/2006

David and Goliath is more than just a children's story. It's a true story from which we can glean some important truths.  Listen as Pastor Ron helps us learn from a "Really Big Fight".

Scripture Reference:

1 Samuel 17


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 5:19pm CDT

The Final Chapter - "Legacy" Series:  Chad Rowland  05/28/2006

All of our lives read like books. As we read our own stories, and the stories of others, we are quick to determine how the story will end. God's perspective is different than ours. He is patient, allowing the whole story to unfold. The best part is that He saves the final chapter for Himself.


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:53pm CDT

Finish What You Start - "Legacy" Series:  Chad Rowland 05/21/2006

Years ago, Nehemiah left this world.  Before he did, he left a mark on his community and a legacy for us.  The legacy?  Be willing to finish what you start.  How many of us have unfinished rooms in our lives?  Our intentions were good.  We even had a plan to make it happen.  Somewhere along the way, we got sidetracked.  Let Nehemiah's legacy encourage you to get back to work and see it through...to the end.

Scripture Reference:

Nehemiah 1:5-11 

Nehemiah 4:2-5 

Nehemiah 4:10 

Nehemiah 6:3

Nehemiah 6:11


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:39pm CDT

Granny & Eunice - "Legacy" Series:  Chad Rowland  05-14-2006

All of us inherit legacies of faith.  For some, we are thankful.  For some, we are not.  Are you content to live out your faith just as your parents did?  Sometimes the best thing you can do is to start a new legacy.  Whether your a fifth generation defender of the faith or new to Christianity, this message will look at where you've come from and legacy you are already leaving.  The discoveries may surprise you.

Scripture Reference:

2 Timothy 1:5

2 Timothy 3:14-15

John 5:39


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:16pm CDT

Still Blue - "Blues" Series:  Chad Rowland  04/30/2006

Ever get tired of hearing about the miracles God has done in other peoples' lives?  Maybe you wondered when God was going to do something like that in your life!  If this has ever described you, you're not alone ... and this message is for you.

Scripture Reference:

Psalm 44: 1-26


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:38pm CDT

The Blues - "Blues" Series:  Ron Edmondson 04/23/2006

The Psalms are full of people who suffered the blues.  This week Pastor Ron begins looking at the issue of the blues and some principles we can learn from God's Word to help us through these tough times of life. 

Scripture Reference:

    1. Psalm 42:1-11


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:26pm CDT

Rise - "God Man Savior" Series:  Chad Rowland  04/16/2006

When Jesus's body was palced in the tomb, so where the hopes, dreams, and reputations of all His followers.  On Easter morning, to every heart that had been broken and every dream that had been shattered, God said, "Rise."

Scripture Reference:

      1. John 20:19
      2. John 6:68-69
      3. Luke 24:21
      4. Matthew 28:17


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:45pm CDT

Dust and Stones - "God Man Savior" Series:  Chad Rowlan  04/02/2006

With the first sermon "Dust and Stones" of the God Man Savior Series, Pastor Chad Rowland discusses how God, as he walked with man as Jesus, taught us:

  • How our sins are forgiven (Luke 7:48-49)
  • Nor to condem those who have sins if they leave their life of sin (John 8:11)

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:48pm CDT

Circumstances - "GodSpeak" Series:  Ron Edmonson  03/26/2006
Finishing the series GodSpeak Ron Edmonson challenges us to explore the circumstances surrounding the what and why of God's instructions when he speaks to us. Understanding the circumstances will help you fully understand the Will Of God when he speaks to you.


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:17pm CDT

He Said, She Said - "GodSpeak" Series:  Chad Rowland  03/19/2006
Since the beginning of history, God has spoken. He has spoken through prophets and priests, visions and dreams, by His Spirit and with Scripture. And at time He speaks through people. Normal everyday flawed biased unspectacular regular people. But how do you know when someone’s advice is more than opinion? How do you when it is wisdom from God? The Godspeak series continues with "He Said, She Said."


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:21pm CDT

More Than Words - "GodSpeak" Series:  Chad Rowland  03/12/2006 Does God still speak to us? If so, what does He sound like? How can people claim that God told them something? In the series "Godspeak," we will examine God's voice. In the first message of the series, "More than Words," Chad Rowland tackles the question: Is God's Word really God's words?


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

Dance - "We Will Dance" series:  Ron Edmondson 03/05/2006 Finishing the series "We Will Dance", Ron Edmondson shares the greatest needs of a husband and wife. Listen for some help for your marriage and other relationships.


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

Heartbreak - "We Will Dance" series:  Ron Edmondson  02/26/2006 Ron Edmondson continues our series "We Will Dance" with his sermon Heartbreak.

Ron Edmondson brings some helpful tips for a marriage under stress or for keeping a marriage from becoming stressful.


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:14am CDT

Crowded - "We Will Dance" series:  Kent Hughes 02/19/2006 Kent Hughes continues our series "We Will Dance" with his sermon Crowded: What happens when kids come in the picture?

Children bring both rewards and challenges to any marriage. They raise the stakes in marriage, life, and your community. Explore with Kent how to manage the challenges and reap the rewards of parenthood as explained in Gen. 1:26 & 28:3, Ps. 127:3-5, John 17:21


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:04pm CDT

Blending - "We Will Dance":  Ron Edmondson 02/12/2006 In any marriage a man and woman are to become one (Ephesians 5:31). Ron Edmondson shows that one of the keys to blending two individuals into one is to understand the distractions which can get in the way.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:39pm CDT

Relationships - "We Will Dance":  Chad Rowland 02/05/2006 Today Chad Rowland began the new series "We Will Dance" focusing on Relationships, Love, and Marriage.

In this message he explains how to determine if a relationship is right by examining the passages of
1 Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 25:28, Ephesians 5:15-16, and Luke 24:32. Also this sermon has a very special treat for the listener's from a single couple, with Grace Community Church, that have been in a growing relationship with each other and the Lord.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:53am CDT

Serve:  Chad Rowland  01/29/2006 Unleash yourself and Invest fully at Grace Community Church. These are the two ways that Chad Rowland encourages everyone on how to Serve the Lord at Grace Community Church. Learn how Lord gives examples of serving in 1 Corinthians and Matthew.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:49pm CDT

Small Groups: Ron Edmondson 01/22/2006 Continuing with the second part of how Church Membership enhances commitment to a local Church, Ron Edmondson discusses the importance of Small Group Bible Study. Through these gathering members will not only develop a closer relationship with Jesus but also enhance their friendships with each other and gain a stronger Commitment to the Lord and Grace Community Church.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:39pm CDT

Church Membership:  Ron Edmondson  01/15/2006 One aspect of commitment to a local Church is Church Membership. Today Ron Edmondson examines what are the Biblical roots of Church Membership and what it means to become a member of Grace Community Church.


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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:23pm CDT





As a Church grows, a course is made like following a compass. Chad Rowland begins the new series "Compass" showing the path that Grace Community Church will take through the directions of Gather, Commit, and Serve. Today, he explains how Grace has been Gathering and preparing the way for Commitment and Serving.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT



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