Nov 4, 2018
Louder Than Words – Week 5 (James 3.1-18)
The letter of James (in the New Testament) shows one of the church's early pastors going about his work of confronting, diagnosing, and dealing with areas of misbelief & misbehavior that had turned up in congregations committed to his care. DEEP & LIVING WISDOM is the topic. Now WISDOM is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that. It is also the skill of living out that truth. What good is TRUTH if we don't know how to live it out? And what good is INTENTION if we can't sustain it? Join Grace Family for this series of conversations... seeking God's WISDOM so our lives will become Louder Than Words.
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We live in a world where we can say what we want to whoever we want whenever we want.  We are bombarded with the words of others (whether spoken or written) almost constantly - yet it seems that our words do much more to divide and wound each other than to bring us together.  We discuss the importance of what we do with our words and how wisdom must inform our speech as we continue in our Louder Than Words series this morning.
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  • Nov 4, 2018Louder Than Words – Week 5 (James 3.1-18)
    Nov 4, 2018
    Louder Than Words – Week 5 (James 3.1-18)
    The letter of James (in the New Testament) shows one of the church's early pastors going about his work of confronting, diagnosing, and dealing with areas of misbelief & misbehavior that had turned up in congregations committed to his care. DEEP & LIVING WISDOM is the topic. Now WISDOM is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that. It is also the skill of living out that truth. What good is TRUTH if we don't know how to live it out? And what good is INTENTION if we can't sustain it? Join Grace Family for this series of conversations... seeking God's WISDOM so our lives will become Louder Than Words.
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    We live in a world where we can say what we want to whoever we want whenever we want.  We are bombarded with the words of others (whether spoken or written) almost constantly - yet it seems that our words do much more to divide and wound each other than to bring us together.  We discuss the importance of what we do with our words and how wisdom must inform our speech as we continue in our Louder Than Words series this morning.
  • Oct 28, 2018Louder Than Words – Week 4 (James 2.14-26)
    Oct 28, 2018
    Louder Than Words – Week 4 (James 2.14-26)
    The letter of James (in the New Testament) shows one of the church's early pastors going about his work of confronting, diagnosing, and dealing with areas of misbelief & misbehavior that had turned up in congregations committed to his care. DEEP & LIVING WISDOM is the topic. Now WISDOM is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that. It is also the skill of living out that truth. What good is TRUTH if we don't know how to live it out? And what good is INTENTION if we can't sustain it? Join Grace Family for this series of conversations... seeking God's WISDOM so our lives will become Louder Than Words.
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    Belief & faith is central to the tenets of the Christian faith - and to the human condition as a whole!  However, beliefs are never really separated from our actions because what we do displays what we truly believe about anything.  We dig into that reality this morning as we continue the discussion in our Louder Than Words series.
  • Oct 21, 2018Louder Than Words – Week 3 (James 2.1-13)
    Oct 21, 2018
    Louder Than Words – Week 3 (James 2.1-13)
    The letter of James (in the New Testament) shows one of the church's early pastors going about his work of confronting, diagnosing, and dealing with areas of misbelief & misbehavior that had turned up in congregations committed to his care. DEEP & LIVING WISDOM is the topic. Now WISDOM is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that. It is also the skill of living out that truth. What good is TRUTH if we don't know how to live it out? And what good is INTENTION if we can't sustain it? Join Grace Family for this series of conversations... seeking God's WISDOM so our lives will become Louder Than Words.
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    One of the clearest teachings in the Bible is God's desire for humanity to be united and free from prejudice ... in fact, the Good News about Jesus is deeply concerned with the idea that He paid the price so that we could individually and corporately be restored to God and (through that) restored to one another.  Today we discuss this idea and how it should impact our lives.
  • Oct 7, 2018Louder Than Words – Week 1 (James 1.1-18)
    Oct 7, 2018
    Louder Than Words – Week 1 (James 1.1-18)
    The letter of James (in the New Testament) shows one of the church's early pastors going about his work of confronting, diagnosing, and dealing with areas of misbelief & misbehavior that had turned up in congregations committed to his care. DEEP & LIVING WISDOM is the topic. Now WISDOM is not primarily knowing the truth, although it certainly includes that. It is also the skill of living out that truth. What good is TRUTH if we don't know how to live it out? And what good is INTENTION if we can't sustain it? Join Grace Family for this series of conversations... seeking God's WISDOM so our lives will become Louder Than Words.
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    How we live is the best indicator of what we truly believe, not necessarily what we say about our beliefs.  In essence, what we do is louder than our words.  As we begin exploring this ancient letter, we dive into the deep end of looking at the trials we face in this life and how our response to them declares who we're trusting to see us through these difficult times.
  • Sep 23, 2018Let’s Talk About That! (Week 4 – The Problem of Grief)
    Sep 23, 2018
    Let’s Talk About That! (Week 4 – The Problem of Grief)
    Life is filled with questions. Some of those questions are hard to answer. Some of them are even hard to ask. Sometimes, there are questions that we think we’re not allowed to ask in a church. At Grace Family Church, we believe that church should be a safe place to discus any topic, from the bedroom to the bank account, so we’re chatting about some of these “touchy” subjects all month long in September. Invite your friends to be part of the dialogue!
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    The world we live in was designed to be a perfect place ... but that's not how things worked out.  In each of our worlds, we encounter pain, sorrow, loss, and heartache.  How can we navigate through the grief that seems to pervade every area of our lives?  Why does a loving God allow this pain to exist?  Join the discussion on the problem of grief today.
  • Sep 9, 2018Let’s Talk About That! (Week 2 – Mental Health, Medicine, And Trust In God)
    Sep 9, 2018
    Let’s Talk About That! (Week 2 – Mental Health, Medicine, And Trust In God)
    Life is filled with questions. Some of those questions are hard to answer. Some of them are even hard to ask. Sometimes, there are questions that we think we’re not allowed to ask in a church. At Grace Family Church, we believe that church should be a safe place to discus any topic, from the bedroom to the bank account, so we’re chatting about some of these “touchy” subjects all month long in September. Invite your friends to be part of the dialogue!
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    During our second week of discussing what is often left un-discussed in the church today, we examine some of the principles that followers of Jesus need to engage with when it comes to interacting with issues surround mental health concerns.
  • Aug 19, 2018For Our Neighbors – Week 8 (Good News for All of Life)
    Aug 19, 2018
    For Our Neighbors – Week 8 (Good News for All of Life)

    If you've been to church at some point in your life, you've probably heard the term "gospel" at some point ... but what is this gospel? This summer, we'll be looking at the story of good news of that God illustrates throughout all of Scripture. We'll discover our own place in the gospel story and how to communicate it in powerful ways. We'll also look at how the Gospel has actually given us a new identity in Christ and how to live out the truth of this gospel identity in the normal rhythms of everyday life.

    The good news that we've been talking about for two months as a church family is bigger than just a ticket to heaven - it's for all of life and has (or should have!) incredible impact on everything we do.  We conclude our message series today as Pastor Tim challenges us all to be For Our Neighbors in all of life.
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    During our For Our Neighbors series, we will be tapping into resources offered by Caesar Kalinowski, particularly his missive entitle The Gospel Primer. (https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/)
  • Aug 12, 2018For Our Neighbors – Week 7 (Motivation & Identity)
    Aug 12, 2018
    For Our Neighbors – Week 7 (Motivation & Identity)

    If you've been to church at some point in your life, you've probably heard the term "gospel" at some point ... but what is this gospel? This summer, we'll be looking at the story of good news of that God illustrates throughout all of Scripture. We'll discover our own place in the gospel story and how to communicate it in powerful ways. We'll also look at how the Gospel has actually given us a new identity in Christ and how to live out the truth of this gospel identity in the normal rhythms of everyday life.

    Why we do what we do has everything to do with who we believe ourselves to be and what motivates us to be that ... we wrestle through those ideas today as Pastor Tim continues in our For Our Neighbors message series.
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    During our For Our Neighbors series, we will be tapping into resources offered by Caesar Kalinowski, particularly his missive entitle The Gospel Primer. (https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/)
  • Aug 5, 2018For Our Neighbors – Week 6 (The Two Lenses)
    Aug 5, 2018
    For Our Neighbors – Week 6 (The Two Lenses)

    If you've been to church at some point in your life, you've probably heard the term "gospel" at some point ... but what is this gospel? This summer, we'll be looking at the story of good news of that God illustrates throughout all of Scripture. We'll discover our own place in the gospel story and how to communicate it in powerful ways. We'll also look at how the Gospel has actually given us a new identity in Christ and how to live out the truth of this gospel identity in the normal rhythms of everyday life.

    Followers of Jesus are called to live this life (and to view the world around them) through two primary "lenses" ... discover those with us today as Pastor Tim continues in our For Our Neighbors message series.
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    During our For Our Neighbors series, we will be tapping into resources offered by Caesar Kalinowski, particularly his missive entitle The Gospel Primer. (https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/)
  • Jul 22, 2018For Our Neighbors – Week 4 (Hearing the Story)
    Jul 22, 2018
    For Our Neighbors – Week 4 (Hearing the Story)

    If you've been to church at some point in your life, you've probably heard the term "gospel" at some point ... but what is this gospel? This summer, we'll be looking at the story of good news of that God illustrates throughout all of Scripture. We'll discover our own place in the gospel story and how to communicate it in powerful ways. We'll also look at how the Gospel has actually given us a new identity in Christ and how to live out the truth of this gospel identity in the normal rhythms of everyday life.

    Last week we discover the vital importance of truly hearing - truly listening to - the story of God's good news.
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    During our For Our Neighbors series, we will be tapping into resources offered by Caesar Kalinowski, particularly his missive entitle The Gospel Primer. (https://www.caesarkalinowski.com/)