In many ways, we are familiar with how Jesus lived, what he said, and the fact that he died on a cross.  In this sermon, we see the real work behind all of these things that Jesus was doing, and still does for us today.

Key Verses: Colossians 1:15-23

Key Words: Jesus, creation, incarnation, reconciled

Direct download: GCC20200920.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:51pm CDT

In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he begins his address with a prayer for maturity and growth. In this sermon, we look at how we become mature under God’s love and care.

Scriptures: Colossians 1:1-14
Direct download: GCC20200913.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

Paul’s words in Ephesians help us realize who and what, as children of God, we are and are called to be. All in the Family of God are called to love each other, pray for each other, and grow together in wisdom.
Scriptures: Ephesians 1:1-23
Keywords: family, community, Father, Ephesians
Direct download: GCC20200906.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:02pm CDT

Through his teachings, Jesus is trying to lead his followers to joy. In this sermon, we look at the Beatitudes can help us find true and lasting happiness.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: joy, happiness, rejoicing, heaven
Direct download: GCC20200830.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:22pm CDT

Jesus makes the startling claim that those who suffer persecution are near to God. In this sermon, we see how we can find God in the midst of being treated unfairly, and how to endure for the sake of the Kingdom.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: persecution, suffering, pain, injustice, kingdom of heaven
Direct download: GCC20200823.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:28am CDT

God gives us his peace through Jesus so that we might become “peacemakers” to those around us. In this sermon, we see what God’s peace fully means and how it can move our hearts to pursue peace in our world.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, adoption 
Direct download: GCC20200816.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:49pm CDT

Jesus proclaims that the flourishing life of His kingdom is for those with pure hearts. The good news of the Gospel is that he offers his purity in place of our own impure motives and actions.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: beatitudes, purity, heart, obedience, sincerity
Direct download: GCC20200809.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:49pm CDT

Jesus tells us that life with God centers around mercy. In this sermon, we look at what mercy is and how God’s mercy towards us leads us to show mercy towards others.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: mercy, grace, love, compassion, forgiveness, beatitudes
Direct download: GCC20200802.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:34pm CDT

What will give us a happy life? In this sermon, we see that
true happiness only comes when we seek after God and
his righteousness.
Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: righteousness, holiness, beatitudes, happiness
Direct download: GCC20200726.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:55pm CDT

The meek are those that do not assert themselves to further their own agendas in their own strength, but who will nonetheless inherit the earth because they trust in God to direct the outcome of events.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: beatitudes, meek, tender, gentle, humble, 
Direct download: GCC20200719.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:36pm CDT

Too often, life either gives us what we don’t want or does not give us what we most want. In this sermon, we see how mourning our reality can lead us to a deeper relationship with Jesus. 
Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: grief, sadness, despair, mourning, comfort, hope
Direct download: GCC20200712.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

This summer, we will walk through some of Jesus’ most famous sayings — the Beatitudes. In this sermon, we see how having a poor spirit helps us receive God’s power and mercy.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:1-12
Keywords: beatitudes, sermon on the mount, discipleship, trust, poor in spirit, mercy, poverty
Direct download: GCC20200705.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:31am CDT

In the book of Revelation, John gives us a hope-filled vision of where our world is headed. In this sermon, we look at how this vision can help us endure through our current times and situations.
Scriptures: Revelation 1:4-8

Keywords: revelation, end of the world, end times, new heavens and new earth, hope
Direct download: GCC20200628.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:59pm CDT

Too often we picture God as a divine authority who is cold and removed from our lives, and is most concerned with correcting us. In this sermon, we see that God has something that lies underneath his authority and motivates all of his actions towards us: tenderness.

Scriptures: Luke 15:1-2, 11-24
Keywords: father, love of God, tenderness, Luke 15, prodigal son, mercy, grace
Direct download: GCC20200621.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

Paul’s prayer for the church at Colossae is a prayer for those Christians to grow in their knowledge of God’s Will, to walk in a manner that pleases God, and to begin to reflect the character of God as they begin to know him better. 
Scriptures: Colossians 1:9-14
Keywords: prayer, knowledge, obedience, character, heart
Direct download: GCC20200614.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:39am CDT

The events of the last two weeks have brought many of us to places of sadness, anger, confusion, and reflection. In this sermon, we will look at the reality of racism in our country and explore some possible steps we can take to confront this injustice.
Scriptures: Ephesians 5:1-2, 8-10
Keywords: racism, injustice, the Good Samaritan, forgiveness, grace
Direct download: GCC20200607.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

While Jesus lived on this earth, he constantly pointed his followers to eternity. In this sermon, we see the importance of remembering that we were created for a life beyond this one and the comfort that this truth can bring.

Scriptures: John 17:1-5

Keywords: hope, life, eternity, heaven, hell, judgment, grace


Direct download: GCC20200531.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

Right now we are all experiencing something, not only physically, but spiritually. We’re all experiencing trials. Trials are test to our lives and faith and when trials come so do heavy emotions, emotions like sorrow. In the midst of our sorrow we lose sight of God and the joy He brings. So how do we see and respond to God as we go through the sorrow that comes from our trials? How do we turn sorrow to joy?

Scriptures: John 16:16-24

Keywords: Joy, Sorrow, Trials, John

Direct download: GCC20200524.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:58am CDT

Jesus gives us a great invitation — that, through him, we can be friends with God. In this sermon, we look at why friendship with God is important and how we can experience it in our lives today.

Scriptures: John 15:12-17

Keywords: friendship, peace, security, assurance, obedience, love

Direct download: GCC20200517.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:49am CDT

Jesus tells us that pain can be a sign of God’s pruning work in our lives. In this sermon, we learn how to endure through our pain — by putting our lives under and in the love of God.

Scriptures: John 15:1-11

Keywords: pain, pruning, abiding, love, joy, hope

Direct download: GCC20200510.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:54am CDT

Jesus offers us a gift of peace, even in the midst of troubled times. In this sermon, we look at what the peace of God actually means and how we can see it grow in our hearts today.

Scriptures: John 14:27-31

Keywords: peace, calm, serenity, trouble, anxiety, fear, worry, 

Direct download: GCC20200503.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:42am CDT

The gift promised to us by the Father, at the special request of Jesus, is to receive the comforting nature of Jesus in the person of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is promised to be with us forever and will never leave us alone in the world. 

Scriptures: John 14:15-26

Keywords: comforter, peace, truth, spirit, trinity, Holy Spirit, helper

Direct download: GCC20200426.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

When uncertainty surrounds us, Jesus tells us “Don’t let your hearts become troubled." In this sermon, we look at how we can experience peace in the midst of anxiety and disappointment.

Scriptures: John 14:1-7

Keywords: anxiety, depression, worry, fear, peace, hope,        grace, surrender

Direct download: GCC20200419.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:56am CDT

As we celebrate this Easter season, we look at the well-known story of Jesus’ death and resurrection as a tragedy, a silence, and a gift.
Scriptures: Luke 24:1-9

Keywords: Easter, Luke, resurrection, hope, new life, grace


Direct download: GCC20200412.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:18am CDT

As we end our series on Job, we see that God finally reveals himself to Job. In this sermon, we look at how this revelation humbles Job and ultimately transforms him into someone that knows God in profound ways.

Scriptures: Job 42:1-6

Keywords: holiness, suffering, pain, evil, faith, hope

Direct download: GCC20200405.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:28am CDT

When suffering strikes us, it almost always leaves us feeling lonely and alone. In this sermon, we see how God can use our loneliness to move us closer to him.

Scriptures: Job 19:8-19

Keywords: suffering, sadness, loneliness, pain, grief, hope

Direct download: GCC20200329.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:39pm CDT

So often in the midst of suffering, we naturally rely on our own attempts to relieve the pain and discomfort only to discover that it doesn’t work.

Scriptures: Job 16:1-8

Keywords: Pain, Suffering, Dreams, Pleasure, Escape, Avoidance, Numbing, Childlike, Greatest dream

Direct download: GCC20200322.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

When we encounter suffering, the first thing we usually question is God’s goodness. In this sermon, we we look at how we can believe in a good God in the midst of our pain.

Scriptures: Job 10:1-8

Keywords: suffering, pain, loss, goodness, sovereignty, Job, hope

Direct download: GCC20200315.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

Suffering often leaves us with feelings of depression and anxiety. In this sermon, we look at why suffering causes these two emotions and how we can find hope in their midst.

Scriptures: Job 6:1-7, 7:1-6

Keywords: suffering, pain, sadness, depression, anxiety, hope, Job

Direct download: GCC20200308.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT

As we begin our series on Job, we look at why suffering exists in our world and, more importantly, how we face it when it comes near to us in painful and personal ways.
Scriptures: Job 3:20-26

Keywords: suffering, pain, disappointment, trials, tribulation, Job, peace, assurance


Direct download: GCC20200301.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

We love to gather at certain places, football games, our favorite restaurant, an incredible theme park, but when it comes to gathering at the most fulfilling place on earth, the church, we tend to struggle. We often don’t see the value or feel like we have to out of obligation. But what if we approached our fellowship on Sunday’s with the same motivation that the first Christians in the early church did? How might that change our heart, lives, faith, and world?

Scriptures: Acts 2:44-47

Direct download: GCC20200223.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:10am CDT

In my mission to follow Christ, I will be asked by God to deny myself through both temporary inconveniences that help me draw close to Him, and through permanent practices that help move me towards service to others. Letting these rhythms of self-denial challenge my own sense of entitlement and preferences is a fight worth fighting for; because it is through these challenges, that I can find joy and freedom in following Christ.
Scriptures: Mark 8:34-38

Keywords: service, sacrifice, self-denial, fasting, preferences



Direct download: GCC20200216.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:35pm CDT

We are never more like God than when we're generous. In this sermon, we look at how we can become more generous in light of God’s generosity to us.
Scriptures: Acts 20:32-35
Keywords: giving, generosity, money, service, forgiveness,
spiritual growth



Direct download: GCC20200209.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:21pm CDT

Every human heart was created to worship. In this sermon, we see why God asks for our worship and how he changes us when we put him at the center of our existence and meaning.
Scriptures: Revelation 22:1-5

Keywords: worship, singing, sacrifice, spiritual growth


Direct download: GCC20200202.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:25pm CDT

One of the rhythms of grace God offers us is really difficult, Community. Community doesn’t sound too difficult, but those of us who have lived long enough know that community is hard to be a part of. Many of us would rather exclude ourselves from community instead of embrace it, but believe it or not we were made for community. But why? And how do we embrace it?

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:14-26

Keywords: community, rhythm, Grace, habit, vulnerability, Paul, 1 Corinthians, body, image, give, grow



Direct download: GCC20200126.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:10am CDT

Pulling away to be alone with God has the power to change us like nothing else. In this sermon, we look at the rhythm of solitude and why we need to practice it regularly.

Scriptures: Luke 5:12-16

Keywords: solitude, alone, silence, stillness, prayer, spiritual formation


Direct download: GCC20200119.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:50pm CDT

The Bible is central to our growth with God. Too often, however, we avoid reading it. In this sermon, we will look at what the Bible actually is, why we need to understand it, and how can better practice the rhythm of reading it.

Scriptures: Luke 4:1-13

Keywords: spiritual formation, growth, bible, word, story

Direct download: GCC20200112.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

How do we make real progress in our relationship with God? As we begin our new series on spiritual growth, we look at how prayer is the foundational practice by which we come to know God,
and ourselves.
Scriptures: Romans 12:9-21

Keywords: prayer, spiritual growth, disciplines, rhythms, knowing God


Direct download: GCC20200105.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:48am CDT

Healing and Real Change Can Only Come from Being Known

Scriptures: Psalm 139:1-16, 23-24

Keywords: Healing, Change, Known, Loved

Direct download: GCC20191229.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:07pm CDT

When Jesus was born, King Herod felt threatened by the arrival of the true king. In this sermon, we look at how Herod’s insecurities led him to try to get rid of the very person he needed most - and how we can avoid doing the same.

Scriptures: Matthew 2:1-4, 8-12, 16

Keywords: Christmas, Advent, Herod, Jesus, idols, fear, anxiety

Direct download: GCC20191222.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT

 In our second week of our Christmas series, we look at how Jesus’ lonely, poor, and humble birth created the foundation for the Kingdom of God.

Scriptures: Luke 2:1-7, 21

Keywords: humility, manger, Christmas, advent, baby, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20191215.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:09am CDT

As we begin our Christmas series, we look at one of its most important details - the virgin birth. In this sermon, we’ll see what the virgin birth means and why it matters to us today.

Scriptures: Luke 1:26-38

Keywords: Christmas, advent, Jesus, virgin, incarnation, grace

Direct download: GCC20191208.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:21am CDT

Won’t you be my neighbor? It’s a question many of us were asked growing up by a good television neighbor, Mr. Rogers. But this was a question that Jesus was calling His neighbors too long before it became popular by Fred Rogers. Jesus, Paul, and over and over again throughout scripture we’re called to be good neighbors, but what does it look like to be a good neighbor? Why is it so important? How can being a good neighbor remind us of our greatest neighbor Jesus, and lead others to know Him?

Scriptures: Matthew 22:36-40 36

Keywords: Neighbor, Jesus, John 4, Fred, Rogers, Love, Welcome, Impact, Encourage, Grace, Clarksville, TN, Community, Church

Direct download: GCC20191201.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:29am CDT

As Paul closes his letter to the Philippians, he encourages his readers to look to God for their needs — including their greatest need of all: their need for grace.

Scriptures: Philippians 4:14-23

Keywords: grace, provision, prayer, trust

Direct download: GCC20191124.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:40am CDT

Life is uncertain, but Paul describes a “secret” to living that enables us to face uncertainty. In this sermon, we see how Jesus can give us contentment in any situation.

Scriptures: Philippians 4:10-13

Keywords: contentment, satisfaction, happiness, joy, strength

Direct download: GCC20191117.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT

When Jesus ascended back into heaven, he told his followers to wait for his return. In this sermon, we see how we are supposed to live while we endure our waiting.

Scriptures: Philippians 4:2-9

Keywords: gentleness, anxiety, worry, prayer, peace

Direct download: GCC20191110.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

When Jesus ascended back into heaven, he told his followers to wait for his return. In this sermon, we see how we are supposed to live while we endure our waiting.

Scriptures: Philippians 3:17-4:1

Keywords: waiting, citizens of heaven, end of the world, suffering, glory

Direct download: GCC20191103.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:57am CDT

After his conversion, how did Paul see himself? In this sermon, we see that Paul saw himself as not perfect, but still loved by God, and on a journey to become more like him.

Scriptures: Philippians 3:12-16

Keywords: perfection, freedom, chosen by God, self-righteousness, Philippians

Direct download: GCC20191027.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

We all want to experience joy. We all want joy in our lives. We live for it, want to achieve it, and are looking to be marked by it. For many of us we are deep in the pursuit of joy. But what if the reason we are still pursuing joy instead of experiencing it is because we’ve been searching for joy in the wrong things? What if we have missed, forgotten, or lost what allows us to be marked by joy? Paul explains how we can be people that not only experience joy daily, but can fully be marked by joy, and not only the pursuit of joy. 

Scriptures: Philippians 3:1-11

Keywords: Joy, Philippians, Paul, Happy, Happiness, Rejoice, Jesus, Christ, God, Life, Living

Direct download: GCC20191020.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:19am CDT

The humble life called for in Philippians is not impossible. It is proven in the examples Paul gives us of Timothy and Epaphroditus and they ways they both poured their own lives out in sacrifice and service. We are challenged to choose personal sacrifice over our own personal security, when we live with the mind of Christ.

Scriptures: Philippians 2:19-30

Keywords: sacrifice, service, Timothy, Epaphroditus, humility

Direct download: GCC20191013.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:04am CDT

God’s gift of salvation is not just about spending eternity with him. It is also about deep, lasting, and significant change in our character. In this sermon, we look at how God’s saving grace inspires us towards a daily pursuit of growth.

Scriptures: Philippians 2:12-18

Keywords: growth, salvation, justification, sanctification, power, grace


Direct download: GCC20191006.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:31am CDT

Every relationship will face the problem of conflict. In this sermon, we see how Paul guides us to the truest solution — humility.

Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-11

Keywords: humility, pride, arrogance, conflict, peace, grace


Direct download: GCC20190929.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:23am CDT

How we handle suffering is perhaps the defining skill of a life well-lived. In this sermon, Paul shows us three ways in which we can not only endure our sufferings, but grow through them, as well.

Scriptures: Philippians 1:18-30

Keywords: suffering, joy, growth, optimism, hope

Direct download: GCC20190922.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:41am CDT

While Paul is facing the unexpected hardship of prison, he had every reason to despair. In this sermon, we see how Paul discovered the resources for a different kind of response instead — one of deep joy.

Scriptures: Philippians 1:12-18

Keywords: joy, happiness, hardship, suffering, gospel

Direct download: GCC20190915.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:17am CDT

As we begin our series on the book of Philippians, we encounter one of Paul’s main themes of his work - living a life “in Christ.” In this sermon, we explore what this important phrase means and how it helps us grow in our relationship with God.


Scriptures: Philippians 1:1-11

Keywords: Philippians, joy, in Christ, thanksgiving, freedom, obedience

Direct download: GCC20190908.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:31pm CDT

One of the greatest factors for if someone comes back to church is if they felt welcome. Why? Within each of us we carry a desire to be welcomed, known, and loved, but for far too many people they don’t feel that. They don’t feel it daily, and sadly they don’t feel it on Sunday at church. So how can we, the church, begin to truly live as if everyone is welcome?

Scriptures: Romans 15:5-7

Keywords: Welcome, Love, Loved, Known, Romans, Jesus, Eternity, Life, Hospitality

Direct download: GCC20190901.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:05am CDT

What is a “good" life? How do we become “good" people? As Moses faces his death, he shows us how to answer these two important questions in light of his long, steady, and deeply personal experience with God.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 34:1-8

Keywords: Moses, Deuteronomy, legacy, death, spiritual growth, goodness

Direct download: GCC20190825.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

Our spiritual maturity is often tested by our emotional response to the circumstances and people that provoke anger in our lives. From the life of Moses, and his experiences with God, we can see how anger and outrage can result in love and healing, and not lead us down the sinful path of self-destruction. 

Scriptures: Exodus 32:15-22

Keywords: anger, sin, covenant, atonement, righteousness

Direct download: GCC20190818.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:41am CDT

After finding God through fantastic miracles, Moses now must find God through the management of his daily life. In this sermon, we will see how God meets Moses through an unlikely voice and offers him the help he truly needs.

Scriptures: Exodus 18:13-24

Keywords: Moses, Exodus, Jethro, daily life, spiritual growth, delegation, humility, surrender 

Direct download: GCC20190811.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:57am CDT

After finally escaping from Egypt, Moses now must lead God’s people towards another trial: the Red Sea. In this sermon, we will look at how God meets us in our trials and uses them to work redemption into our lives.

Scriptures: Exodus 14:10-18, 21-22

Keywords: Moses, Exodus, trails, hope, suffering, patience, endurance

Direct download: GCC20190804.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

God is calling us all to something. No matter who you are, where you’ve been, or what you believe, God is calling us all. This seems so unbelievable, because we tend to miss that calling. We miss it through fear, doubt, denial, or just simply not listening. In the Life of Moses we see Moses responding the same way, but we see the greater truth that God doesn’t give up calling His people. 

Scriptures: Exodus 3:14-15

Keywords: Moses, God, I AM, Calling, Next Steps, purpose, mission

Direct download: GCC20190721.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

We live with an internal tension or struggle as we give over our hearts and minds to Christ.  We know that is a “God way” to do things, a way to live our lives that reflects His principles and desires.  Yet, we have our own will and have the capacity to make our own decisions.  

Scriptures: Exodus 2:11-22

Direct download: GCC20190714.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:18am CDT

Moses is the chief instrument of deliverance for God's people, serving as in iconic example of faithfulness to God. In the origin of his story we see how God uses the courage and ingenuity of his family to preserve Moses' life and eventually set his course towards one of great promise and faithfulness. In his story we can see our own story and God's providence in our own lives. 


Scriptures: Exodus 2:1-10

Keywords: Moses, purpose, providence, family, weakness



Direct download: GCC20190707.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

Grace changes everything. This is the central belief throughout all other Christian beliefs. In this sermon we look at how grace heals our hearts and makes us new.

Scriptures: Ephesians 2:8-9

Keywords: grace, new life, mercy, Ephesians



Direct download: GCC20190630.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

If we want to know God, it is essential that we spend time with his truths. In this sermon, we look at how to approach the Bible in a way that connects us to the living God.

Scriptures: Psalm 119:97-104

Keywords: bible, study, meditation, prayer, scripture, knowing God

Direct download: GCC20190623.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:13am CDT

Part of following God includes admitting where we are wrong. In this sermon, we see how God’s kindness is meant to motivate us to do this more easily and frequently.

Scriptures: Romans 2:1-4

Keywords: repentance, kindness, spiritual growth

Direct download: GCC20190616.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

Our hearts are trick things - sometimes they lead us towards God, while other times they lead us away from him. In this sermon, we look at what Moses means when he tells us to "circumcise" our hearts and how this practice can help us know God in more meaningful ways.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 10:12-17

Keywords: spiritual growth, stubbornness, pride, renewal, heart, circumcise


Direct download: GCC20190609.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:01am CDT

Everyone is, at some level, dealing with a deep need for approval. In this sermon, we see how God frees us from seeking approval from others and our own selves, instead calling us to rest in the approval that comes from him alone.

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Keywords: approval, anxiety, comparison, relationships, insecurity, confidence, freedom


Direct download: GCC20190526.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:35am CDT

It is practically impossible to live in our world without money. But, too often, money can become an idol. In this sermon, we look at how God wants us to see our wealth and possessions.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:19-21, 24

Keywords: money, wealth, possessions, stuff, comparison, generosity, freedom, contentment


Direct download: GCC20190519.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:20am CDT

God designed us to have feelings, but often our emotions end up controlling our lives. In this sermon, we look at how to live for something greater than what we feel.

Scriptures: Luke 10:38-42

Keywords: feelings, emotions, self-control, Mary, Martha, idols


Direct download: GCC20190512.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:16am CDT

When my identity is found in Christ alone, I can live for something greater than the fulfillment of my own desires. The true measure of success is then found in my faithfulness to do the will of my Father, and to accomplish his work from where I live and in the way he's uniquely created me. 

Scriptures: Ephesians 1:7-14 

Keywords: work, success, identity, performance, idols

Direct download: GCC20190505.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:24am CDT

The Bible talks a lot about idolatry. In this sermon, we look at how this practice is still prevalent today - just in different ways and forms - and, in turn, how we can live free from its dangerous affects.

Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

Keywords: idols, idolatry, spiritual growth, freedom, repentance

Direct download: GCC20190428.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:23am CDT

When Jesus rose from his grave, he gave us the greatest of gifts: new life in the face of death. In this sermon, we look at our need for this kind of life and the hope we can now have because of the Resurrection.

Scriptures: Matthew 28:1-10

Keywords: Easter, resurrection, hope, death, Jesus, new life

Direct download: GCC20190421.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:09am CDT

In the final part of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus tells us that evil is a reality we must face. In this sermon, we learn about the nature of evil and how Jesus delivers us from it.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:9-13

Keywords: temptation, evil, Lord’s Prayer, prayer, freedom, deliverance 

Direct download: GCC20190414.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:16am CDT

How do we handle trials? In this sermon, we see how Jesus tells us to pray when we face difficult situations.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:9-13

Keywords: temptation, trials, testing, growth, maturity, Lord's Prayer, character

Direct download: GCC20190407.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:45am CDT

The Lord’s prayer is a prayer that is focused on us looking and living more like Jesus. One of the hardest pieces of this prayer is the truth that we’re called to forgive those who have wronged us. When we’ve been wronged, hurt deeply and personally we tend to want to ignore the pain, see the one who wronged us as evil and unforgivable, and return the pain they gave us. But typically the hardest thing about forgiveness is our misconception of it, what it really means to forgive, who it benefits, what it can offer, and how we can do it. During this sermon we look at the case for forgiveness in the way that God’s Word addresses it.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:9-13

Keywords: Forgive, Forgiveness, Forgiving, Trespasses, Debts, Debtors, Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6

Direct download: GCC20190331.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:10pm CDT

Jesus tells us that God will provide for our needs. In this sermon, we look at how God's care for us enables us to live free from anxiety and worry.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:9-13

Keywords: anxiety, worry, provision, prayer, the Lord's Prayer, daily bread

Direct download: GCC20190317.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

As we continue our series on the Lord's Prayer, we look at the how praying for God's Kingdom to be present with and around us can change the way we live.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:9-13

Keywords: prayer, Kingdom, Lord's Prayer, hope, spiritual disciplines

Direct download: GCC20190310.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 5:06pm CDT

How do we pray? Jesus gives us a helpful pattern in the Lord's Prayer. This week, we begin our series on prayer by remembering the importance of coming to God as our Father.

Scriptures: Matthew 6:5-13

Keywords: prayer, father, Lord's Prayer, spiritual disciplines

Direct download: GCC20190303.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:31am CDT

The Bible ends, in some ways, where it began: with a glorious vision of life spent near to God. In this sermon, we look at what God shows us about the end of the world and how we can live in light of this ending today.

Scriptures: Revelation 22:1-5

Keywords: revelation, John, end of the world, hope, judgment, worship, creation, prophecy

Direct download: GCC20190224.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:15am CDT

The Community that God establishes in the grand redemptive story told in the Bible, is a gathering of his people that will model what God expects of the entire world. God's hope for his church is for us to be formed by the Holy Spirit, so that we can be a people that will love God and love each other well.

Scriptures: Acts 2:42-47

Keywords: story, love, Holy Spirit, church

Direct download: GCC20190217.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:50pm CDT

When God gives Jesus to the world, he gives us what we most need: an answer for our greatest problem. In this sermon, we see how Jesus redeems us from our brokenness and invites us into new life.

Scriptures: John 3:16-21

Keywords: Jesus, gospel, salvation, hope, bible, John

Direct download: GCC20190210.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:42am CDT

As we continue our series on the Bible, we see how God's commands and instructions help prepare us to surrender to Jesus as our only hope.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:5-9

Direct download: GCC20190203.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:33am CDT

Scriptures: Exodus 3:1-10

Direct download: GCC20190127.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

After God creates the universe, the first human beings rebelled against him. In this sermon, we look at how this rebellion has affected us today and how God provides us the relief we most need.

Scriptures: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Keywords: fall, sin, Eden, creation, serpent, Adam, Eve, repentance, assurance
Direct download: GCC20190113.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:45pm CDT

As we start a new year, we explore how the Bible is one, grand story of God's redemption. In this sermon, we look at how God created the universe and what that tells us about how we can live today.

Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-5
Keywords: creation, story, bible, redemption, Genesis, humanity, sovereignty 
Direct download: GCC20190106.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

There are two types of people: those who make resolutions and those who don’t, but what if there’s something really important, deeply spiritual, about our resolutions? What if our resolutions not only impact our next year, but the new that God is trying to begin in you?

Scriptures: Psalm 90:10-12
Keywords: Resolutions, Begin, Sanctification, New Year


Direct download: GCC20181230.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

As Christmas comes, we look at one of the most foundational truths in our Christian faith: Jesus first and foremost wants us to receive from him.

Scriptures: John 1:9-13
Keywords: Christmas, advent, John, spiritual growth


Direct download: GCC20181223.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

God's love for us is the foundation of everything that we might think or know about him. In this sermon, we explore how God loves us and how this love can have a deep and meaningful impact on our lives.

Scriptures: Romans 8:31-39
Keywords: love, Father, experience, prayer, spiritual growth


Direct download: GCC20181216.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:51am CDT

No matter how hard we try, we can't escape conflict with other people. In this sermon, we look at how to face conflict with love as our foundational guide.
Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-13
Keywords: love, relationships, conflict, enemies, friendships, peace


Direct download: GCC20181209.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:48pm CDT

In today's world we are often told to love to love ourselves, but what does this really mean? In this sermon we look at how to love ourselves in light of God and his truth.

Scriptures: Matthew 22:34-39
Keywords: love, self-esteem, self-care, mental health, emotional health
Direct download: GCC20181202.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT

One of the most important ways we give and receive love happens within our friendships. In this sermon, we look at why friendships are so important and the difference Jesus can make within them.

Scriptures: Proverbs 17:17, 18:24, 27:6, 27:9-10
Keywords: love, friendship


Direct download: GCC20181125.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:13am CDT

Loving our enemies is a central distinctive of the Christian faith. In this sermon, we see how important it is to extend love to those who have wronged us.
Scriptures: Luke 6:27-36
Keywords: love, enemies, relationships, anger, forgiveness, peace


Direct download: GCC20181118.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:29am CDT

The impact of the Good News of Jesus is verified in my love towards others. Through original Christian hospitality we begin to see strangers as neighbors, and neighbors as part of the family of God. This hospitality beckons mystery, births community, and bequeaths truth telling to those God has called us to love. 

Scriptures: Luke 19:1-10
Keywords: Love, neighbors, hospitality, acceptance
Direct download: GCC20181111.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:22pm CDT

Raising kids is filled with joy, pain, and countless sacrifices. In this sermon, we see how love can shape who we are as parents.

Scriptures: Proverbs 23:15-26
Keywords: children, kids, parenting, family, relationships, love
Direct download: GCC20181104.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

How we view our wealth ultimately shows how we view God. In this sermon we look at how money and wealth are meant to connect us to a life of fullness with him.
Scriptures: 1 Timothy 6:6-10
Keywords: money, wealth, love, rich, generosity, freedom
Direct download: GCC20181028.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Marriage is perhaps the greatest relationship in which we seek to experience love. In this sermon, we look at what it means to view marriage in the light of God's understanding of love.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 16:14
Keywords: love, marriage, divorce, relationships, covenant
Direct download: GCC20181021.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

We all carry standards and expectations that must be met to receive or give love, because of this we naturally treat our relationship with God the same. But what if we don’t have to earn His love, but simply receive it?

Scriptures: Matthew 22:36-40
Keywords: Love, Faith, Hope, Earn, Receive, Reckless
Direct download: GCC20181014.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:45pm CDT

Typically read at weddings, 1 Corinthians makes an astounding claim that goes far beyond a marriage ceremony: love is the highest calling for our lives. In this sermon, we look at how the pursuit of love is meant to shape everything that we do.

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Keywords: love, 1 corinthians, spiritual growth, calling, relationships, Paul
Direct download: GCC20181007.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:35pm CDT

The Bible is one long, grand story that begins and ends with the same thing: hope for the future. In this sermon, we will look at how hope in a God-filled future can lead us to hope for today.

Scriptures: Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-5
Keywords: hope, future, revelation, judgment, heaven, eternity, new heavens and new earth, afterlife
Direct download: GCC20180930.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT





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