After the last gift is open and the tree starts to come down, what's next in regards to Christmas?  Join Ron Edmondson as he talks about what Jesus did...after Christmas!

Direct download: GCC20101226.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Join Ron Edmondson for a Christmas reminder that will surely encourage you to enjoy your celebration of the birth of a Savior!


Scriptures and Keywords:  Ruth 1, Matthew 1, Luke 2, Christmas, Jesus, Baby, Savior, Christ, Lord, Shepherds, Ruth

Direct download: GCC20101219.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

When God came to earth, it would seem fitting that He would come to the perfect home.  Either that wasn't the case, or we don't understand the true meaning of Home Sweet Home.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Matthew 1:19-23, 2:13, Luke 1:32-34, 2:4, John 1:11, Christmas, Jesus, Joseph, Mary, Bethlehem, Home, Birth, Salvation, Savior

Direct download: GCC20101212.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

The Old Testament tells the story of the coming Messiah.  Join Ron Edmondson as he looks at the process of waiting for a King and how it applies to our lives today.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Jeremiah 29:1-11, Micah 5:2, Isaiah 7, Isaiah 9, Matthew 1, Luke 2, Malachi 4:6, jesus, Messiah, Christ, Old Testament, Prophecy, Birth, Bethlehem

Direct download: GCC20101205.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is a common practice of followers of Jesus.  But why?  In this message, we'll explore its beginnings and significance to all Christians.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Exodus 12, Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, Communion, Lord's Supper, Eucharist, Ordinance, Bethany, Passover, Unleavened Bread

Direct download: GCC20101128.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Join Ron Edmondson as we conclude the book of Job. God has hope and answers we need for a world filled with so much pain.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Job 38-42, Job, God, Trials, Hope

Direct download: GCC20101121.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

It's okay to question God.  In fact, it may even be a good idea.  Listen as Ron Edmondson explains why. 


Scriptures and Keywords:  Job 29, Job 31, Job, Questions, God, Relationship

Direct download: GCC20101114.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Once we experience power, authority, and control, we never want to go back.  When the day comes and we realize we are not in complete control of our own lives, how do we respond?  Do we give up?  Fight back?  Or is it something else altogether?


Scriptures and Keywords:  Job 14:1-6, Control, Providence, Sovereignty, Will, Freedom, Consequences

Direct download: GCC20101107.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Suffering alone is something no one wants to experience.  Having someone with you when you grieve is nice.  But having the right someone is critical.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Job 2:11-34, Friendship, Caring, Listening, Wisdom, Advice

Direct download: GCC20101031.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

When we face disappointment and grief, we are not the only ones who suffer.  It affects all of our relationships and the people in our lives.  Perhaps it is our marriages that take the hardest hit.  In this message, we'll see how Job's suffering affected his relationship with his wife.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Job 2:4-6, Marriage, Job, Suffering, Pain, Divorce, Bitterness

Direct download: GCC20101024.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Most of us have had what we feel are Job experiences.  Job was called a "blameless man" by God, yet he suffered more than most of us could ever imagine.  Listen as Ron Edmondson introduces this character and begins a discussion of understanding suffering.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Job 1-2, Job, Sin, Tragedy, Trials, Righteous, God, Trust, Faith

Direct download: GCC20101017.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Even with an excellent production and great plan in place, there has to be more.  The thing that makes it all work is our volunteer base.  Listen as Ron and Chad explain the value of the volunteer.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Volunteer, Serve, Service, Church, Lasting Impression

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Direct download: GCC20101010.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Following Jesus is risky business. Not only is that true for individuals, but it's also true for local churches. While out mission never changes, God's plan for accomplishing the mission often surprises us.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Luke 14:28-29, Joshua 3:5-8, 13-17, Missions, Local Church, Faith, Multi-Site, Church Planting

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Direct download: GCC20101003.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

The second part of our core strategy at Grace Community Church is called Commit.  Listen to Ron Edmondson as he explains why and how we need to commit to one another as a church each week.


Scriptures and Keywords:  1 Corinthians 12, Serving, Abilities, Gifts, Talents, Body Of Christ

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Direct download: GCC20100926.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

The second part of our core strategy at Grace Community Church is called Commit.  Listen to Ron Edmondson as he explains why and how we need to commit to one another as a church each week.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Acts 2:46-47, Commit, Small Groups, Community Groups, Fellowship, Bible Study

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Direct download: GCC20100919.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Attracting a crowd is certainly not the meaning of "church."  But no one can read the Bible and deny the fact that God encourages us to gather together.  To gather or not to gather is not the question.  The question is "Why?"


Scriptures and Keywords:  1 Corinthians 14, Gather, Assemble, Church, Worship, Praise, Transformation

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Direct download: GCC20100912.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

We all try to build confidence in ourselves and in those around us.  But where do we draw the line?  At what point does much-needed confidence turn into destructive pride?


Scriptures and Keywords:  Daniel 4:1-37, Pride, Humility, Confidence, Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Dreams, Vision

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Direct download: GCC20100905.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Greed can be a hidden wedge in our relationship with Christ and our willingness to obey Him completely and most of the time we aren't even aware it exists in our heart.  There is only one remedy to greed.  Find out as Ron Edmondson unpacks the subject of greed.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Ecclesiastes 5:10, Luke 18:18-23, Luke 12:1-34, Greed, Giving, Jesus, Rich Young Ruler, Rich Fool, Parable

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Direct download: GCC20100829.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Being happy for the success of another is a real challenge.  We usually respond with jealousy.  You might be surprised how this emotion can affect your relationship with God.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Exodus 17:1-13, 1 Corinthians 12:1-27, Jealousy, Happiness, Talents, Gifts, Opportunities, Credit

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Direct download: GCC20100822.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

More than any other negative emotion, we rationalize and celebrate the presence of anger in our lives.  And the longer it’s with us the more of us it consumes.  In this message, we’ll consider the effects of anger and how to break free.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Matthew 18:21-34, Matthew 6:14, James 2:12-13, Anger, Angry, Grudge, Justice, Forgiveness, Mercy

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Direct download: GCC20100815.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Guilt is a hidden killer of joy.  If not addressed it robs us of having the intimacy with God and others we were designed to have.  Join Ron Edmondson as he uncovers the only sure solution to guilt.


Scriptures and Keywords:  2 Samuel 11, 12; Matthew 15:17-18, Guilt, Forgiveness, Sin, Confession

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Direct download: GCC20100808.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

All of us need someone who has walked where we are walking to help us make decisions. Join Ron Edmondson as he looks at the story of Jethro's investment of wisdom into Moses' life.

Direct download: GCC20100725.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

When things are going well, we assume God is with us. When things are falling apart, we think God must have abandoned us. But is that true? Join quest speaker Pete Wilson as he teaches from the perspective of Joseph.      Genesis 37:1 - 40:23

Direct download: GCC20100718.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:40am CST

Too many of us worry more about what we've done in our past than what we have the opportunity to do today.  To begin well is fine, but it's more important that we finish well.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Judges 13-16, Samson, Delilah, Legacy, Legend, Weakness, Sin, Strength

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Direct download: GCC20100711.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Perhaps no one lived the role of an outsider better than John the Baptist.  His clothes.  His home.  His message.  But from the outside, he caused insiders to re-evaluate their lives.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Mark 1, John 1, Baptize, John the Baptist, Jesus, Forgiveness, New Life, Cleansing

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Direct download: GCC20100704.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:10pm CST

Sometimes our greatest strength can be our biggest weakness.  A relatively unknown historical figure named Jephthah teaches us this powerful truth.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Judges 11-12, Strength, Weakness, Passion, Jephthah, Outsider, Vow, Covenant, Promise, Soldier

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Direct download: GCC20100627.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

We all know what it is to be wounded, wronged, and betrayed. But it's what we do after we are hurt that really makes the difference.  Chad Rowland says as unlikely as it may seem, the Old Testament Esau teaches us important truth when it comes to the issue of forgiveness.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Genesis 33:1-15, Forgiveness, Betrayal, Wounded, Grudge, Bitterness

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Direct download: GCC20100620.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Doubting is not the sin.  Unbelief is.  Join Ron Edmondson as we learn to move from our doubts to an immoveable faith.


Scriptures and Keywords:  John 11:16, John 14:5, Faith, Trust, Doubts, Thomas

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Direct download: GCC20100613.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Successful parenting doesn't happen by accident. It takes work, patience and diligence to be a good parent. Join Ron Edmondson as he discusses four encouragements to being a better parent.


Scriptures and Keywords:  1 Samuel 1, Deuteronomy 6, Parenting, children, Intentional, Purposeful, Relational

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Direct download: GCC20100606.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

We often refer to our lives and our relationships with our family as a tree…a family tree.  Just like all trees, our family trees need to be trimmed and pruned.  Join Chad Rowland as he shows when we allow the branches to reach beyond their created limits, we harm the tree, ourselves, and the people we love the most.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Genesis 12-13, 15, 18, and 22, Family, Relationships, Abraham Isaac, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael, Lot, Boundaries, In-laws

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Direct download: GCC20100530.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Listen to Chad Rowland tells us how the workplace can be one of the most difficult places to live out our faith.  And yet God expects us to rise above this drama.  Here's how and why.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Matthew 4:18-22, John 21:20-22, Ephesians 6:5-9, Work, Office, Faith, Relationships, Employee, Employer, Occupation

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Direct download: GCC20100523.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Marriage is hard work, but a good marriage is one of the safest, best places for two people to live within.  Join Ron Edmondson as we look at an Old Testament couple trying to seek help for our own marriages.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Ephesians 5:21-33, Marriage, Honesty, Trust, Communication, Recommitment

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Direct download: GCC20100516.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Life is full of interruptions.  How do we handle the times where our faith is tested?  Join Ron Edmondson for this post flood message of encouragement.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Acts 27, Flood, Interruption, Trials, Disappointments, Frustration, Hope, Peace, God

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Direct download: GCC20100509.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Millions of dollars are invested into the world of reality television...and millions more are made!  Listen to Chard Rowland explain why we are so attracted to relational drama.  Probably because it hits so close to home.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Luke 18, 19, Relationships, Friendships, Drama, Conflict, Jesus, Disciples, Zacchaeus, Inner Circle

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Direct download: GCC20100502.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Death and sickness seem to be the only things that bring to mind the reality of Heaven.  Chad Rowland answers "Is that how God intended it to be?  Why don't we spend more time thinking about the one place we will spend the rest of eternity?"


Scriptures and Keywords:  Hebrews 11:13-16, Revelation 22:20, 1 Corinthians 15:51-57, Heaven, Death, Eternity, Eternal life, Reward, Resurrection

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Direct download: GCC20100425.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Most people say they believe in prayer, but few of us feel as if we ever learn to pray.  Join Ron Edmondson as he looks at some of our biggest questions about prayer.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Psalm 39:12, Psalm 5:2, Psalm 130:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Matthew 6, Ephesians 1:16, 1 Samuel 12:23, Matthew 5:44, Matthew 9:38, Psalm 122:6 , Prayer, Jesus, God, Devotion

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Direct download: GCC20100418.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Understanding the adoption process of a believer into the family of God will change the way a believer sees his or her walk with Christ.  Listen to Ron Edmondson try to explain.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Romans 8, Galatians 4, Mark 14:36, Adoption, Christians, Believers, Family of God

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Direct download: GCC20100411.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Has there been a time when you truly accepted the fact that God is in control?  Sometimes God takes the most out-of-control moments in our lives to reveal that truth.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Genesis 45:5,6,7,8, Control, Sovreignty, Providence, Joseph, Egypt, Famine

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Direct download: GCC20100328.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

God's charge for the church is to be missional in how we live our lives.  That creates a challenge, as we are tempted to get comfortable in our church experience. Listen to Ron Edmondson as he encourages the church to stay faithful to our calling.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Acts, Numbers 32, 1 Corinthians 16:8-9, Joshua 7:10, Missions, Ministry, Paul, Numbers, Grace Community Church, Witnessing

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Direct download: GCC20100321.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Part of our responsibility as followers of God is to help those in need. Often we don't have to go far to find people that need assistance.  Join Ron Edmondson as we consider a timeless truth from a familiar story.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Luke 10:25-37, Good Samaritan, Ministry, Missions, Helping

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Direct download: GCC20100314.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

When God forgives our sins, it is not the end of our faith journey.  It is only the beginning.  Listen to Chad Rowland explain what cost are we willing to pay in order to see those around us experience that same peace?


Scriptures and Keywords:  Numbers 32:20-24, Joshua 1:14-15, Joshua 22:3-4, Hebrews 4:8-9, Promised Land, Evangelism, Joshua, Israelites, Canaan, Missions Bookmark and Share

Direct download: GCC20100307.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Ultimately worship is not about the setting, the crowd or even the music.  Listen to Ron Edmondson as we close out this series and consider the true purpose of worship.

Scriptures and Keywords:  Matthew 17:1-8, Worship, God, Glory, Jesus, Peter
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Direct download: GCC20100228.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

The argument over style, with regards to worship services, has been going on for centuries.  Listen to Chad Rowland as he takes a Biblical approach to why we worship the way we worship.  He will also address the question, "Is there a right way to worship?"


Scriptures and Keywords:  1 Corinthians 14:18-40, Psalm 47:1, 2 Samuel 6:14, Psalm 95:6, 2 Chronicles 29:28, Isaiah 1, Worship, Gathering, Services, Church, Wars, Style
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Direct download: GCC20100221.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Worship is more than what happens on Sunday morning...it's a lifestyle.  Worship builds community and the community can encourage worship.  Join Ron Edmondson as we continue the Fanatic Series. 


Scriptures and Keywords:  Acts 16:25-34, Romans 12:1-2, Worship, Community, Jesus, Paul, Silas, Acts
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Direct download: GCC20100214.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Does God need our worship or is it for our own benefit?  Listen as Chad Rowland explores the reason we worship.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Exodus 3:12, Exodus 8:1, Exodus 33:10, Matthew 27:51, Hebrews 10:19-25, 2 Corinthians 3:10-19, Worship, Gathering, Assembly, Church
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Direct download: GCC20100207.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:49pm CST

Often failure becomes our identity, either because we can’t forgive ourselves, refuse to recognize God’s grace, or allow others to define us.  Join Ron Edmondson as he places a positive spin on the role of failure in our life.


Scriptures and Keywords:  John 8, Failure, Forgiveness, Grace, Jesus, Adultery
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Direct download: GCC20100124.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

In this continuation of the series Identity Theft, Ron Edmondson shares how often we lose our identity by the direction, or lack thereof, that we direct our life.


Scriptures and Keywords:  Proverbs 16:9, John 4:16-17, Direction, Plans, Life Plan, Vision, Destination
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Direct download: GCC20100117.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

As we continue the Identity Theft series, Chad Rowland will show how withholding forgiveness can rob us of our identity and prevent us from seeing ourselves as we truly are.


Scriptures and Keywords:  2 Corinthians 2:5-11, Matthew 18:21-35, Forgive, Forgiveness, Bitterness, Unity, Grudge
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Direct download: GCC20100110.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST

Many factors in life threaten to rob us of our identity. If we allow it to happen, we lose sight of the person God is creating us to become. Today we will consider the power of disappointment and dreams that go unfulfilled.


Scriptures and Keywords:  1 Kings 19:1-20, Disappointment, Discouragement, Dreams, Expectations, Elijah, Jezebel
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Direct download: GCC20100103.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CST



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