Being a follower of Jesus isn't just "arriving" at our destination of Heaven for eternity. God calls His followers to continually and consistently take next steps in the here and now. As we prepare for 2013, what are the next steps God is calling you to take? 

Scriptures:  1 Samuel 17:37-40

Keywords:  Next Step, David, Goliath, Follower, Serving, New Year

Direct download: GCC20121230Aud.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

We're familiar with building homes.  But what if our homes built us?  What if every decision we made took into account the home that God has built for us?

Scriptures:  Matthew 1:18-24

Keywords:  Family, Joseph, Mary, Christmas, Jesus, Home

Direct download: GCC20121224.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT

Can we still be a success if nothing in our life goes according to the plan?  Consider the first Christmas and all the details that did not go according to plan.

Scriptures:  Luke 2:4-7

Keywords:  Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Bethlehem, Census, Obedience, Success

Direct download: GCC20121223.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

It was not by accident that God chose to spend the first Christmas with poor, nameless shepherds.  And it is not by chance that two thousand years later we still remember those shepherds.  On Christmas, God gave the world the freedom to re-imagine the true meaning significance.

Scriptures:  Luke 2:8-20

Keywords:  Significance, Value, Creation, Shepherds, Christmas, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20121216.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Much of the Christmas stress is brought on by family relationships.  But it doesn't have to be that way.  There is a way to gather with our families at Christmas and actually celebrate.  But to do that we will have to re-imagine family.

Scriptures:  Luke 1:39-56

Keywords:  Christmas, Mary, Elizabeth, Family, Drama, In-laws

Direct download: GCC20121209.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Hope is a familiar word.  It is a popular wish.  But it is not easy to identify.  Is it possible to re-imagine hope?

Scriptures:  Isaiah 9:1-7, John 1:10-13

Keywords:  Hope, Isaiah, Prophecy, Christmas, Need

Direct download: GCC20121202.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

In the end, we will not be defined by the big moments of victory or failure. We will be remembered for the small decisions. These little things make up one BIG DEAL!

Scriptures:  Judges 14:1-14, 16:20

Keywords:  Legacy, Strength, Defining Moment, Samson, Faith

Direct download: GCC20121125.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Being Thankful is an intentional choice not an accidental reaction.

Scriptures:  Habakkuk 3:2, 16-19 and James 1:2-4

Keywords:  Thankfulness, Struggle, Faith, Hope

Direct download: GCC20121118.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

Pain is not evidence that has left us.  Sometimes it is evidence that God is with us.  God's plan sometimes brings us pain.

Scriptures:  Habakkuk 1:5-6, 2:20

Keywords:  Evil, Suffering, Free Will, Choice, Sovereignty, Providence, Habakkuk

Direct download: GCC20121111.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

Honesty is one of the foundations of true relationships.  A lack of honesty is one of the greatest obstacles to deepening the intimacy in a relationship. But how honest does God want us to be with Him?

Scriptures:  Habakkuk 1:2-4

Keywords:  Prayer, Scripture, God’s Word, Intimacy, Growth, Discipleship

Direct download: GCC20121104.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:30pm CDT





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