Apr 29, 2018
Too Good To Be True – S2E3 (Colossians 3.22-4.18)
If any of us has authentically encountered the love of Jesus, we can't remain the same.  Inevitably, we will be changed.  Sometimes, that change is hard, and today we talk about how encountering Jesus in this way needs to change how we respond to authority, how we pray, what we are known for, and how we live.
 
Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
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  • Apr 29, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E3 (Colossians 3.22-4.18)
    Apr 29, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E3 (Colossians 3.22-4.18)
    If any of us has authentically encountered the love of Jesus, we can't remain the same.  Inevitably, we will be changed.  Sometimes, that change is hard, and today we talk about how encountering Jesus in this way needs to change how we respond to authority, how we pray, what we are known for, and how we live.
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 15, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-3.21)
    Apr 15, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-3.21)
    There are times when the Bible seems like a complex rule book designed to be some kind of cosmic killjoy ... but this is a radical misunderstanding of the power of Scripture!  Instead of being a killjoy, the Bible directs us how to orient our lives in such a way as to enter into the greatest, most ecstatic joy that is humanly possible by helping to realign our living to our design. 
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 8, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E1 (Colossians 3.1-14)
    Apr 8, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E1 (Colossians 3.1-14)
    We spent our first season of Too Good To Be True looking at the amazing person, work, and prominence of this man called Jesus.  In our second season, we look at what impact He has on who we are and what we do.  We start by examining what change looks like for those who have encountered Jesus. 
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 1, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 5
    Apr 1, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 5
    The day that Jesus died on the cross, we was executed between two criminals, between two men that deserved the punishment they were experiencing, unlike Jesus.  One thief turned towards Jesus, one turned away ... and we learn today that we are all one thief or the other, and only one of them heard the words, "Today I will see you in paradise."
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 18, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 3
    Mar 18, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 3
    While Jesus hung dying on the cross, he cried out the words, "I thirst."  We explore today the richness of these simple words, pointing us to the uniquely human-yet-divine experience Jesus bore on the cross.  We learn that His example can point us to what matters most, both in this life and the one to come.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 11, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 2
    Mar 11, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 2
    As we continue to explore the incredibly human, unmistakably divine final words of Jesus on the day when He paid the ultimate price for our sins, we struggle through the idea of forgiveness today, wrestling with the thought that forgiveness is both one of the greatest needs we have while also being one of our greatest challenges to extend.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 4, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 1
    Mar 4, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 1
    Though it is a real and powerful truth that we can experience real joy in connecting with God, there still exists pain, suffering, and great difficulties in this life.  And yet - despite them all - we an rest in the fact that God is good, that He is with us, and that He is for us because of Jesus.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Feb 25, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E5 (Col 2.16-23)
    Feb 25, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E5 (Col 2.16-23)
    True life, true spirituality, true religion is not found in following complex sets of rules, in finding hidden or secret knowledge, or by denying all experience of pleasure in this world.  Instead, it is found in a single, eternity-shifting way of living:  following Jesus
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season One of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Jan 14, 2018Rewind / FAST Forward 2018 (Week 2)
    Jan 14, 2018
    Rewind / FAST Forward 2018 (Week 2)
    Today we explore the guiding principle that will help us drive us forward into our purpose and values as a church in 2018 - the idea of being INTENTIONAL in all that we do.
     
    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.  
  • Jan 7, 2018Rewind / FAST Forward 2018 (Week 1)
    Jan 7, 2018
    Rewind / FAST Forward 2018 (Week 1)
    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. We live in a sliver of history that sees 7.6 billion people alive who all need the hope and life that can only be found in Jesus.  What would it look like if we lived out that reality in our everyday lives?
     
    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.  
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