September 9, 2018

(note: I know I started a series based on my evolution of discipleship, but I've since had to put it on the back burner because , first, I was getting set for a sermon, and second, I am also preparing for the Marriage Retreat.  BUT I just saw this and had to share!)

Thi...

August 21, 2018

I used to have a “drug” problem. 

Every child in my family did.  Dad and mom were leaders in their churches, so we got “drug” to church every time the doors were open: Sunday morning before anyone got there, Sunday lunches, frequent evening meetings, Wednesday night pr...

July 29, 2018

If you come to Grace, you know that we serve communion (or the Lord's Supper) every Sunday.  And before we - as a group - practice the corporate discipline (or Sacrament if you desire) of Communion, we have brief thought by one of the pastors.  

Some may ask a coup...

March 18, 2018

Hear the words of the Prophet Isaiah from Isaiah 53: 

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to...

January 9, 2018

One of the hard parts of discipleship is that God develops character in is by not avoiding problems but teaching us to get through them with Him.

I think that's why James wrote in James 1:2-4 

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of ma...

December 31, 2017

As the end of the year closes – and as I think about one of the gifts I received for Christmas – I’m overwhelmed by a couple of details from last week’s message Rick gave.   Don't forget to check the stuff at the bottom!  

First, a take-away from his mess...