Feb 5, 2017
Jonah – Chapter 1
Series: Jonah 2017
 
Of all the stories found in the Bible, one of the most recognizable is that of Jonah, particularly the part of the narrative when he is swallowed alive by a gigantic sea creature and - miraculously - lives to tell the tale.  But could it be that there is much more to this account than fantastic oceanic adventures?
 
Join with us throughout the month of February to discover how the story of Jonah is really a story of ALL of us and how we can learn to discover the heart of the One who loves us, designed us, and has big plans for us.
 
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  • Feb 5, 2017Jonah – Chapter 1
    Feb 5, 2017
    Jonah – Chapter 1
    Series: Jonah 2017
     
    Of all the stories found in the Bible, one of the most recognizable is that of Jonah, particularly the part of the narrative when he is swallowed alive by a gigantic sea creature and - miraculously - lives to tell the tale.  But could it be that there is much more to this account than fantastic oceanic adventures?
     
    Join with us throughout the month of February to discover how the story of Jonah is really a story of ALL of us and how we can learn to discover the heart of the One who loves us, designed us, and has big plans for us.
     
  • Jan 15, 2017Rewind / Fast Forward – Week 3 (MISSION Matters)
    Jan 15, 2017
    Rewind / Fast Forward – Week 3 (MISSION Matters)
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    Just this past September, Grace Family Church celebrated 50 years of gathering together as a family in New Holland.  This half-century has been filled with memories, passion, and community.  As the New Year begins, we look back on some of what God has done in and through our church.  But we also look ahead to what He has in store for us in the days coming.  
     
    Guided by our past, but never enslaved to it, we peer eagerly into what the time ahead of us will bring.  Grace Family Church has an invaluable mission and a compelling vision for the future, and we set our eyes on how the hope, love, joy, forgiveness, and restoration that following after Jesus provides.
  • Dec 11, 2016Christmas Stories – Week 2 (God’s Great Plan)
    Dec 11, 2016
    Christmas Stories – Week 2 (God’s Great Plan)
     
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    This Christmas, we look at the grand story of God, how He seeks us, saves us, and sends us with His message of hope and healing.  Are you part of the story?  Because He deeply desires for you to be an active part of His great tale! 
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    We discover that, because of His great power, God has and is able to accomplish at great plan.  He invites us to be a part of that plan - of His great story.  Will I step into it?
  • Nov 6, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 6 (Money)
    Nov 6, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 6 (Money)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    It's been said that the last part of our lives that we give control over of is our finances ... and this is a subject that Jesus (and the whole Bible) talks about quite a bit.  Jesus shares some uncommon sense that, where our treasure is,  this is where our heart is.  Where is my heart then?
  • Oct 9, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 2 (Humility)
    Oct 9, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 2 (Humility)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    Our world pushes us to be the best, to beat everyone else, to come out on top, with others below us.  And if we can't be the best, we at least should be better than as many others as we can ... and we bite and devour and destroy each other in pursuit of this. Jesus shares a very different way for us, a very different way to be part of His family and for how we treat each other right here and now.  Take another look at the Uncommon Sense of Jesus.
  • Aug 14, 2016Pray & Go – Week 2 (GO)
    Aug 14, 2016
    Pray & Go – Week 2 (GO)
    Series: Pray & Go
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    During the month of August, Grace Family Church is embracing two often neglected facets of being Jesus-followers:  prayer and mission.  Join us as we change who we are to be more like who He wants us to be!
     
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    Our discussion today focused on the nature of what it means to GO as followers of Jesus - that is, what it means to be on MISSION, on His mission.  We discover that it is bigger, broader, and deeper that we so often believe it to be.  
  • Aug 7, 2016Pray & Go – Week 1 (PRAY)
    Aug 7, 2016
    Pray & Go – Week 1 (PRAY)
    Series: Pray & Go
     
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    During the month of August, Grace Family Church is embracing two often neglected facets of being Jesus-followers:  prayer and mission.  Join us as we change who we are to be more like who He wants us to be!
     
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    Our discussion today focused on the nature of what prayer really is, and we discovered that it is bigger, it is deeper, it is grander than what we might typically think.  We learned that prayer needs to move us into a growing soul-connection with God. 
  • Jul 24, 2016FREE! Week 9 (Galatians 6.1-10)
    Jul 24, 2016
    FREE! Week 9 (Galatians 6.1-10)
    Series: FREE!
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    FREE!  The mere word quickens the pulse. We'll learn what it means to be free and what a radical difference it makes as we look at the book of Galatians, centered on the good news about Jesus and the implications for our lives.  This good news is not just something that "saves us" ... it can and should sustain us as well.
     
    Last week, we discovered that real freedom means that I am released to live a life that aligns with God's original design for me.  This week, we walk through several ways that we can pursue that life.
  • May 29, 2016FREE! Week 1 (Galatians 1.1-10)
    May 29, 2016
    FREE! Week 1 (Galatians 1.1-10)
    Series: FREE!
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    FREE!  The mere word quickens the pulse. We'll learn what it means to be free and what a radical difference it makes as we look at the book of Galatians, centered on the good news about Jesus and the implications for our lives.  This good news is not just something that "saves us" ... it can and should sustain us as well.
  • May 15, 2016The Plot – Week 7
    May 15, 2016
    The Plot – Week 7
    Series: The Plot
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    At our core, everyone of us longs to connect to something bigger than us.  We pursue meaning and purpose in many places.  But all this world has to offer is ultimately empty - something called a chasing after the wind.  But there is a grand story that calls to all of us because the Author of that story designed us and this world, and He has a place for each of us in that story.
     
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    God's desire for all of people of all times is that they would follow Him ... not simply to have a favorable of Him, but to really, really, wholeheartedly follow after Him and unite our souls to the One who made them.  We discover that God wants FOLLOWERS, not just FANS.