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.
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  • 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.
  • Feb 18, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E4 (Col 2.6-2.15)
    Feb 18, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E4 (Col 2.6-2.15)
    Eternity is a reality that doesn't start at some distant time in the future, but one that began with the inception of creation and for each of us when we were born ... we're already in eternity.  And that eternity - my eternity - pivots directly on how I believe about one central idea: who is 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.
  • Feb 11, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E3 (Col 1.24-2.5)
    Feb 11, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E3 (Col 1.24-2.5)
    God wants me to be happy ... and I should ALWAYS be happy, too, right?  Well, the bible makes it clear that while God does want us to be happy (in Him), the problem of sin and suffering is very real.  While we may never fully understand the why's, where's, or how's of pain, we can rest on the powerful truth that there can be very great and glorious good that comes out of suffering.
     
    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.
  • Feb 4, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E2 (Col 1.15-23)
    Feb 4, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E2 (Col 1.15-23)
    What makes something or someone worthy of my loyalty?  What factors are at play that bind me in allegiance to a cause or a person?  Episode 2 in our present series demonstrates that we serve that which is supreme in our lives ... and that there is someone supreme over all others that deserves our allegiance and loyalty.
     
    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 28, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E1 (Col 1.1-14)
    Jan 28, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E1 (Col 1.1-14)
    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 21, 2018Rewind / FAST Forward 2018 (Week 3)
    Jan 21, 2018
    Rewind / FAST Forward 2018 (Week 3)
    A special concluding message in our Rewind / FAST Forward series, Dr. Dan White (Lancaster Bible College) discusses with us the reality of what it would mean if love really lived wherever we are.
     
     
    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 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.  
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