When Jesus was born God birthed hope for all of mankind. The hope that Jesus brings us today was meant to shape our tomorrow also. Join Michael Bayne as he unpacks the idea that the hope we have in Jesus today can shape our life in the future.

Scriptures:   Matthew 2:13-23

Keywords: hope, change, stress, future, choices, direction

Direct download: GCC20131229.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

The Christmas story is much more than wishful thinking. Christmas is the moment when God changed the story of mankind through the gift of Jesus. Join Michael Bayne as he helps us respond to the reality that God changed everything when Jesus was born.

Scriptures:  Luke 2:8-20 & Isaiah 9:6-7

Keywords: Hope, Jesus, christmas, salvation, redemption 

Direct download: GCC20131222.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Most of the time when we think about the Christmas story, we immediately think about the nativity scene. A baby lying in a manger, shepherds, wise men, etc. But when John starts his gospel, he leaves all of that out to focus on something else. Join Nate Edmondson as he looks at just how significant it was that Jesus came to earth. 

Scriptures:  John 1:1-18

Keywords: Christmas, hope, doubt, help, faith, Jesus 

Direct download: GCC20131215.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Christmas is such a season of joy and hope, but many people feel trapped by hopelessness. Join Michael Bayne as he processes how God brings hope through hopeless people and circumstances.

Scriptures:  Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 1:26-38

Keywords: Christmas, hope, doubt, help, faith, Jesus 

Direct download: GCC20131208.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Many times in life things seem hopeless. In the Christmas story God brought hope to His people through one family’s hopeless situation. Join Michael Bayne as he kicks off the HOPE Series at Grace Community Church.

Scriptures:  Luke 1:5-25

Keywords: hope, faith, circumstances, trouble, christmas, peace

Direct download: GCC20131201.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Join Michael Bayne as he closes out this series on Generosity by asking the question, “Why should I give to the church?”. What we learn when we look at Scripture is that our giving should be fueled by our belief!

Scriptures:  Matthew 16: 13-19

Keywords: Gracious, Giving, Generosity, Church, Excell

Direct download: GCC20131124.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

God uses a generous heart. When we freely give our lives, our money and our resources to God he does amazing things with them. Unfortunately, that can be very difficult for us to do. Join Daron Dickens as he provides some practical help for moving to a place where we can live with a generous heart.

Scriptures:  1 Timothy 6: 9-10 & 17-19

Keywords: generous heart, finances, money, budget, giving, practical, tips, tithe, generosity, help


Direct download: GCC20131117.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

It’s easy to want to be generous but it’s so difficult to put generosity into action. How do we become people who sacrificially give when we want to protect and guard what we have? Join Michael Bayne as he helps us understand how to cultivate generosity in our lives.

Scriptures:  Matthew 6:19-21 & 31-33

Keywords: giving, sacrifice, generosity, invest, serve, priority

Direct download: GCC20131110.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

We all need money but many times it dominates and controls our lives. We never seem to have enough and we always want more. What could happen if we controlled the chaos and stopped allowing money to define our lives? Join Michael Bayne as he looks at the teachings of Jesus and the call to live generous, sacrificial lives.

Scriptures:  Luke 21:1-4

Keywords: money, giving, sacrifice, faith, generosity, greed

Direct download: GCC20131103.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

When it comes to telling the story of the Gospel, a lot of times, we are silent. Maybe because of a fear of rejection, a fear of not knowing what to say, or maybe just being politically correct, we just don't share our story. But followers of Jesus should say "I can't help but tell you about Jesus." Join Michael Bayne as he looks at the truth that followers of Jesus are storytellers of the greatest story ever written.

Scriptures:  Colossians 4:2-6

Keywords: Gospel, Evangelism, Jesus, Share, Story, Church, Discipleship

Direct download: GCC20131027.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

When people talk about being a Christian many times their entire motivation seems to be eternity. Is following Jesus only about what happens after we die? Join Michael Bayne as he walks through the truth found in Colossians 3 that reveals Jesus is interested in more than just where we spend eternity.

Scriptures: Colossians 3:5-10 & 12-17

Keywords: Life, Faith, Heaven, Hell, Eternity, Influence, Obedience

Direct download: GCC20131020.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Paul is writing to the Colossians about the powerful work that Jesus did on the Cross.  Join Dr. Kent Hughes this week as he shares the powerful news from Paul’s letter that Jesus conquered sin and death.

Scriptures: Colossians 2

Keywords: Death, Cross, Life, Prisoner, Law, Sinful, Nature, Freedom, Condemned, Alive

Direct download: GCC20131013.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

When it comes to our life, the daily grind can be consuming and it can be easy to throw Jesus in with the other segments of your life. Your career, your family, your finances, and your relationships tend to take priority over your relationship with Jesus. Join Michael Bayne as he walks through the truth found in Colossians that Jesus is Supreme.

Scriptures: Colossians 1:15-23

Keywords: Colossians, Jesus, Supreme, Priorities, Significance

Direct download: GCC20131006.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Understanding our "sentness" is an important step in the discipleship process for all followers of Jesus.  In this message Eddie Christenberry will uncover the importance of living sent lives and unveil our strategy for taking the Gospel to the nations in 2014.

Scriptures: Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; John 20:21

Keywords: Sent, Go, Sending, Global, Nations, People Groups, Missions, Mission

Direct download: GCC20130929.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

At Grace Community Church our strategy (gather, connect, and serve) has been the compass that has guided our church to fulfill our mission to help people become growing followers of Jesus. Join Michael Bayne this week as he asks the question of why we serve?

Scriptures: Acts:16:16-40

Keywords: Give, Serve, Sacrifice, Invest, Go, Send

Direct download: GCC20130922.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

If you are going on a journey it's important to be headed in the right direction. Our church is pushing every day to help people to become growing followers of Jesus and our strategy (gather, connect, and serve) acts as our compass. Join Michael Bayne and Daron Dickens as they ask the question why connect?

Scriptures: Hebrews 10:23-25 

Keywords: community, connect, relationship, growth, family, belong


Direct download: GCC20130915.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

At Grace Community Church our strategy (gather, connect, and serve) has been the compass that has guided our church to fulfill our mission to help people become growing followers of Jesus. Join Michael Bayne this week as he ask the question of why we gather?

Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8

Keywords: gather, worship, church, mission, strategy 

Direct download: GCC20130908.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:30am CDT

Many times, we live with the assumption that the more we have, the more satisfied we will be. That assumption, however, is actually an illusion. Join Nate Edmondson as he looks at what Jesus has to say about true satisfaction.

Scriptures: John 6

Keywords: Jesus, Satisfaction, Food, Drink, Life, Eternal, Temporary, Faith

Direct download: GCC20130901.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

We all want to be in control but we serve a God who asks us to surrender. Join Michael Bayne as he reveals the illusion we all face in thinking we need to be in control. 

Scriptures: Matthew 26-35-26 Proverbs 3:5-6

Keywords: Surrender, Control, Plans, Jesus, Influence, God's, Will

Direct download: GCC20130825.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

In today's world we find ourselves more connected than ever but still stuck in cycles of loneliness. We all want to be individuals of independence but many times we find ourselves isolated. Join Michael Bayne this week as he reveals the illusion of independence. 

Scriptures: Genesis 1:26-27 and Genesis 2:18-22

Keywords: independence, isolation, community, connection, relationship, friendship

Direct download: GCC20130818.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Happiness. We all want it and at times we will do anything to experience it. Many times every choice we make becomes dependent  on the amount of happiness it will yield. Join Michael Bayne as he asks the question, should the illusion of happiness drive the choices we make from day to day?

Scriptures: Philippians 4:2-9

Keywords: illusion, joy, peace, salvation, direction

Direct download: GCC20130811.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Whether we know it or not, we all approach God with expectations. We have preconceived ideas about how God should act. The problem is that many times God doesn’t act the way we think He should. Join Nate Edmondson as he explains how we should react when God doesn’t meet our expectations

Scriptures: Luke 7:11-23 

Keywords: Faith, Doubt, Disappointment, Confusion, Surrender, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20130804A.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

It's one things to follow Jesus personally but when we try to tell others about Jesus many times we back away from the challenge. Join Michael Bayne as he examines the reaction of the Samaritan Woman in John 4 to Jesus and how we can have her same courage to speak up about our faith to people around us on a daily basis.

Scriptures: John 4:1-42

Keywords: gospel, evangelism, share, connect, hope, reach, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20130728.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Imagine having a job but not having any idea of what you were supposed to do at that job! That is how many people feel about being a Christian. Join Dr. Mark Green as he helps us process how followers of Jesus can connect saving faith and obedient action.

Scriptures: Luke 14:25-35

Keywords: follow, obedience, Jesus, life, instruction, direction

Direct download: GCC20130721.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

All families fight but it can be so confusing when families fight about faith. Join Michael Bayne as he processes how we should respond when our faith and the faith of our family are completely different.

Scriptures: Mark 6:1-6

Keywords: Family, Faith, Persecution, Disagreement, Connection

Direct download: GCC20130714.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Surprises always catch off guard and life is full of surprises. Join Michael Bayne as he helps us understand how we can shape our "knee jerk" reactions when life brings those constant surprises. 

Scriptures: Matthew 9

Keywords: React, Respond, Obey, Faith, Scripture

Direct download: GCC20130707.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:37pm CDT

In the story today, we can see three groups of people all with different motives for pursuing Jesus.  And all three reacted differently to Him.  Dr. Kent Hughes will challenge us to evaluate our own motives and answer the question:  "Why am I here today?"

Scriptures: Mark 2:1-12

Keywords: Faith, Jesus, Needs, React, Motive, Comfort, Zone

Direct download: GCC20130630.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

At times, our life seems fairly ordinary, simple, and nothing extravagant. But God calls ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His Kingdom. Join Eddie Christenberry as he looks at the call of the first disciples as proof that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Scriptures: Matthew 4:18-22

Keywords: Disciples, Ordinary, Extraordinary, God, Jesus, Calling, God's Will

Direct download: GCC20130623.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Many times the challenges we face in life overwhelm us. Join Michael Bayne as he looks at the truth that Jesus is stronger than any situation or opposition we face in life.

Scriptures: Mark 5:1-19

Keywords: Spiritual, Warfare, Enemy, Jesus, Strength, Opposition

Direct download: GCC20130616.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

Many times when people encountered Jesus they walked away. Join Michael Bayne as he looks at the truth that just because someone walks away from Jesus does not change who Jesus is.

Scriptures: Mark 3:1-6

Keywords: Doubt, Faith, Resistance, Hope, Truth

Direct download: GCC20130609.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

When people in Scripture encounter Jesus there is always a reaction. Join Michael Bayne this week as he processess  the truth that when we encounter Jesus we never leave the same.

Scriptures: Luke 19:1-9

Keywords: salvation, hope, repent, turn, change

Direct download: GCC20130602.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

Behind The Music Series Worship is more than emotion, singing, or a service we attend. Worship is a response. Join Michael Bayne as he processes how our perspective of God determines our response to God.

Scriptures: Psalm 66, John 1:15-18

Keywords: Honesty, Feelings, Needs, Suffering, Trust

Direct download: GCC20130526.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

Dr. Kent Hughes  will look at David's Psalm and expose the pain behind the music of our lives and the open door we have with God to be honest and open about our suffering.

Scriptures: Psalm 143

Keywords: Honesty, Feelings, Needs, Suffering, Trust

Direct download: GCC20130519.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

God's forgiveness and His grace are amazing, but have there been times in your life where you begin to wonder if your choices and circumstances may disqualify you from God's grace? Join Brandon Reed as he unpacks the story behind the music from Psalm 51 and reveals the truth that your sin doesn't change God's unfailing love. 

Scriptures: Psalm 51 ; 2 Samuel 11

Keywords: Grace; Love; Truth; Gospel; David; Bathsheba; Sin; Mistakes; Brokenness

Direct download: GCC20130512.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Who we are privately always shapes the choices we make publicly. Join Michael Bayne as he goes behind the music to unpack Psalm 63.

Scriptures: Psalm 63

Keywords: Faith, Growth, Struggle, Discipleship, Integrity

Direct download: GCC20130505.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Most of the time we are not afraid of commitment but rather overwhelmed with so many commitments in life! Listen to Michael Bayne process how our commitment to Jesus should shape all other commitments in life. 

Scriptures: Acts 20:22-24 Hebrews 10:19-23

Keywords:   Commitment, Endurance, Strength, Faith

Direct download: GCC20130428.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Faith goes without knowing how, where or when. That's the constant challenge of the believer. Join Ron Edmondson as he looks at the original story of faith and unpacks how that story impacts us as believers even today. 

Scriptures: Genesis 12:1-9

Keywords:   Faith, Abram, Abraham, Genesis, Obedience

Direct download: GCC20130421.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Join Michael Bayne as he shows how having faith in God today invites God to do the unmistakable tomorrow. 

Scriptures: 2 Kings 4:1-7 and Hebrews 11:6

Keywords:   Faith, Hope, Desperation, Need

Direct download: GCC20130414.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

Until you are grateful for what you have, you will not be able to see and join what God is doing around you.

Scriptures: Luke 17:11-19

Keywords:   Gratitude, Unmistakable, "Be" before "Do"

Direct download: GCC20130407.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Your doubt doesn't change the reality or power of the ressurection. Following Jesus is not doubt or faith it's doubt plus faith!

Scriptures: John 20:1-31

Keywords:   Doubt, Questions, Resurrection, Faith

Direct download: GCC20130331.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Even in the middle of confusing circumstances Jesus is still with us, in us, and working around us.

Scriptures: John 16:29-33 

Keywords:  confusion, trouble, suffering, hope, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20130324.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, a missions leader, and a church planter. As a result of his work with cold cases, Wallace has been featured on numerous television programs including Dateline, FOX News, and Court TV. Wallace's visual presentations in the courtroom have revolutionized how capital offense trials are presented in Los Angeles County and across the country. A vocal atheist for many years, Wallace is now an apologist for Christianity with a master's degree in theology and the founder of the PleaseConvinceMe.com blog and podcast.

Keywords:  Cold-Case Christianity, Homicide Detective,  J. Warner Wallace, Atheist, Apologetics

Direct download: GCC20130317.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

When there is so much evil in the world where is God? How can I believe in a God who would allow this much pain?

Scriptures: Genesis 3:1-7 Romans 1:24-25 Romans 1:28-32 Romans 8:35-39

Keywords:  evil, suffering, hope, faith, salvation

Direct download: GCC20130310.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Many times of kids demand so much attention we neglect to work on our marriage. Here is how we can keep from forgetting our vows as we parent our kids. 

Scriptures:  Genesis 27:1-40

Keywords:  Marriage, Parenting, Focus, Faith, Health

Direct download: GCC20130303.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

Marriage can be difficult, and the things culture says we should do for our marriage, and in our marriage just doesn't work. But relationships and marriage succeed when we have an awareness of God's plan and when a connectivity to God is first in our mind and heart. Want to change the direction of your marriage? Join Brandon Reed as he opens Scripture to find God's design for the best for your marriage. 

Scriptures:  Ephesians 5:21-27; Genesis 2:24-25

Keywords:  Marriage, Relationship, Wedding, Couples, Dating, Love, Respect, Serve

Direct download: GCC20130224kw.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

We know where to go for the ceremony.  The Chapel.  But what role does the chapel play in our marriages after the ceremony?

Scriptures:  Genesis 12:1-5, Genesis 17:3-19, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 22:1-12, Genesis 23:1-6, Genesis 25:7-8

Keywords:  Marriage, Wedding, Vows, Spouse, Faith, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac

Direct download: GCC20130224.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Creating a strong healthy marriage has a lot to do with who’s involved.  The friends that surround the marriage have the power to strengthen or weaken the bond.  How are your friends affecting your marriage?

Scriptures:  Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 27:17, Romans 1:11-12, Romans 14:13, Ephesians 5:28-33

Keywords:  Marriage, Wedding, Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, Bridesmaid, Groomsman, Faith

Direct download: GCC20130217Audio.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Maintaining a healthy marriage takes work.  If we're not careful, it can quickly fall apart.  God always stands ready to build it back.

Scriptures:  Hebrews 12:10-13

Keywords:  Marriage, Wedding, Bride, Groom, Divorce, Reconcilliation

Direct download: GCC20130210.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:54am CDT

The Bible speaks of leaving our parents and becoming one with our spouses.  What exactly does “leaving” mean?  In part 1, we will examine the role our parents have in our marriages.

Scriptures:  1 Samuel 18:16-30, 2 Samuel 6:16-23, Genesis 2:24

Keywords:  Marriage, Wedding, Family, In-Laws, Husband, Wife

Direct download: GCC20130203.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

God created each of his followers differently, but as followers of Jesus we all have a common cause. The ONE cause that connects us all is living and telling the story of the Gospel. God invites all of his followers to tell the story of Jesus to people we connect with, and the good news is, God is going with us!

Scriptures:  Exodus 3, Acts 1:8

Keywords:  Story, Jesus, Gospel, Share, Evangelism, Dream

Direct download: GCC20130127kw.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:17pm CDT

There are many causes represented in each local church. Yet, there is one cause that unites us all. There is one that defines us:  life change.

Scriptures:  Acts 1:8-11, Acts 2:40-47, Lamentations 20:9

Keywords:  Church, Evangelism, Serving, Faith, Cause

Direct download: GCC20130127.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

One person truly can make a difference.  What would the effect be if you began fighting for the cause that moves you?  Representatives from Mercy Ministries share the effect of a cause.

Scriptures:  Mark 6:41-44

Keywords:  Cause, Charity, World Changer, Service, Mercy Ministries

Direct download: GCC20130120.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

We are all created to do more than support a cause.  We are to fight for a cause.  Yet finding that cause can be difficult.  Do you know the cause for which you have been created to fight?

Scriptures:  1 Samuel 17:1-51, Lamentations 2:11, Nehemiah 2:3

Keywords:  Cause, Passion, Experience, Gifts, Change, David, Goliath, Philistines

Direct download: GCC20130113.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Fighting for a cause is not a preference for some.  It is not even a gift.  It is how God designed us…all of us.

Scriptures:  Deuteronomy 10:18, Psalm 82:3, Isaiah 1:13-17, James 1:27

Keywords:  Cause, Protection, Justice, Fatherless, Widow, Orphan

Direct download: GCC20130106.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT



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