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December 4, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“What does God Want??

~Selected Scriptures

With Christmas around the corner, and the getting of presents on our minds, we often ask each other, “What do you want?” Our intent is to get something for each other that is wanted.  Have you ever thought, “What does God want?  What could I give Him?”

  • He wants us to be saved.

 

  • He wants us to obey.

 

  • He wants us to serve.

 

  • He wants us to witness.
November 27, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“What’s the Temperature of Your Heart?

~Colossians 3: 23, 24

Jesus said, “In the last days, men’s hearts would grow cold.”  (Matthew 24) When Jesus Christ wrote to the church at Laodicea, (Revelation 3: 15-16) He condemned their “lukewarmness.”  What are you passionate about in your life?  Do you have a passion to serve and love God?

  • Passion’s Scope

 

  • Passion’s Strength

 

  • Passion’s Source
November 20, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“Thanksgiving Ingredients”

~Colossians 1:12

Thanksgiving is once again upon us. Today’s message looks at the idea of the ingredients of Thanksgiving.  What specific things are a part of being thankful and expressing thanksgiving in our daily lives?

  • An Appropriate Attitude
  • The Acknowledge Agent
  • The Acceptance of Abundance
November 13, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“Unacceptable Excuses”

~Luke 14:15-24

 

In our scripture text, Jesus is teaching about salvation, the gift of eternal life.  He tells a story of a Great Supper that a certain man was giving.  Those whom the man invited made excuses why they could not come.  Their excuses were unacceptable and they lost out.

 

  • The Supper

 

  • The Excuses

 

  • The Results

 

November 6, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

   “Understanding Obedience”

~Selected Scriptures

 

        Obedience is an essential part of the Christian faith.  The act       of obedience in our lives determines the depth of our relationship with God.  In fact, Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”  (John 14:15) If we love God, we will obey Him.  Obedience to God’s commands will make us light and salt in a dark and tasteless world.

  1. What is Obedience?

 

  1. Two Concepts of Obedience

 

  1. Does God Reward Obedience?

 

October 30, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“Seeing through Deception”           ~Selected Scriptures

 

     The days in which we live are filled with deception.  There is probably not one area of our lives where we are not witnessing some kind of deception in the form of falsehood, dishonesty, misleading and lying.  Perhaps the most egregious form of deception is being found in our government and its leaders.  God’s Word has warned us that this would happen and that we must be on guard against it.

  • Areas of Deception

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  • Areas of Direction

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October 23, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“Devouring What God has Created”

~Selected Scriptures

We are living in destructive days in which Satan and demonic forces are attacking and trying to destroy the things that God has created. As Christians, we need to understand our times and stand and live out the Word of God.

  • Attacks on the Family

 

  • Attacks on the Government

 

  • Attacks on the Church

 

October 16, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

True Children of God”

~1 John 3: 1-10

 

It is easy to say that you are a Christian, but is there evidence that supports the claim?  John gives warning to us that in today’s world and in the church, there are counterfeit Christians.  In this passage of Scripture, God gives us a clear description of God’s children.

  • God the Father Loves Us

 

  • God the Son Died for Us

 

  • God the Holy Spirit Lives in Us
October 9, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Living with Integrity”

~Psalm 26

 

 

What a challenge it is to live with integrity in our corrupt society and world.  The Bible describes integrity as the condition of being without blemish, uprightness, blameless, honest, and an adherence to a pattern of good works. King David asked God to check out his integrity.  This message does that for us with four examples of Biblical Integrity.

  1. Integrity doesn’t cover sin, but forsakes it

 

  1. Integrity isn’t faultless, but blameless

 

  1. Integrity isn’t manipulation but pure motives

 

  1. Integrity isn’t hypocritical but genuine
October 2, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

                                  “Dealing with Shame and Guilt”

Luke 22

How does one deal with shame and guilt in their life?  The apostle Peter provides us insight to this question.  Following Peter’s denial of Jesus, Peter experienced shame and guilt. He had made a promise to Jesus but didn’t keep it.  We can probably identify with Peter on promises made, but not kept.

  1. Dealing with Shame
  2. Dealing with Guilt
  3. Experiencing Conviction

 

September 25, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

                                 “What Happens When God is Removed?”

Selected Scriptures

 

     Consider this thought in your life, “If God was removed…” How would this affect your life, your values, and your world?  What would be the consequences in society if God was removed? Are we witnessing the reality of the removal of God in our country and our lives?

  1. We Lose Our Standard

 

  1. We Lose Our Purpose

 

  1. We Lose Our Worship
September 18, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

                                       “The Faith of the First Christians”

Acts 1  (Part 2)

The faith of the first century Christians changed the world by the advancement of the Gospel.  Through the power and leading of the Holy Spirit in the believers’ lives, the message of Jesus Christ was proclaimed.  Our world today needs a change. Are you available to change the world through Christ Jesus?

 

  1. They Believed in the Risen Christ

· Luke 24: 44-53

· Acts 1: 1-11

· John 7:39, 14:26, 15:26-27, 16: 7-11, 13-15

· Ephesians 1: 13-14

· Galatians 5: 16-ff

  1. They Believed in Each Other

 

  1. They Believed in Prayer

 

  1. They Believed in God’s Leading

 

September 11, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“The Faith of the First Christians”

Acts 1

The faith of the first century Christians changed the world by the advancement of the Gospel.  Through the power and leading of the Holy Spirit in the believers’ lives, the message of Jesus Christ was proclaimed.  Our world today needs a change. Are you available to change the world through Christ Jesus?

  1. They Believed in the Risen Christ

 

  1. They Believed in Each Other

 

  1. They Believed in Prayer

 

  1. They Believed in God’s Leading

 

September 4, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“Why Work?”

Selected Scriptures

There are numerous answers to this question, “Why Work?”  How our answer is determined, will depend on our vantage point.  Work occupies much of our thinking and can dictate most of our lives.  The Apostle Paul provides us with some Godly advice on, “Why Work?”

  1. The Nature of Work

 

  1. The Purpose of Work

 

  1. The Result of Work

 

August 28, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

 

“Wearing Jesus”

Colossians 3: 12-14

In our text, Paul provides us with some important imagery of “taking off” and “Putting on.”  This is in keeping with the idea of being dressed spiritually according to God’s plan for our lives.  Romans 13:14 says, “…put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh…”

  1. Clothe Yourself with Compassion

 

  1. Put on Kindness

 

  1. Bundle Up with Humility

 

  1. Wrap Up with Gentleness

 

  1. Cover Up with Patience
August 21, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

 

“Times of Refreshing”

Acts 3: 19-21

There are times in our lives that we need to be refreshed spiritually, physically, emotionally, and in relationships. These times of refreshment can only be found permanently in Christ Jesus.  There are three areas in your life that, if they are refreshed in Christ, everything becomes new.

  • Attitude

 

  • Behavior

 

  • Commitment

 

August 14, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Sermon notes                Pastor Kirk Larson        August 14, 2022

“Before & After Christ”

Ephesians 2: 1-10

What a contrast there is in the life of a person who knows Jesus and one who doesn’t know Him. Knowing Jesus takes us out of the great hopelessness of sin and places us in the glorious riches of Christ Jesus. Our text describes the contrast of life before and after Christ.

 

  1. Sin’s Work Against Us

 

  1. God’s Work For Us

 

  1. God’s Work Through Us
August 7, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Living Forward             Selected Scriptures

Both Paul and Peter exhort believers to live forward as they face challenging and disturbing times.  They remind us of the things to come, but also on how we should live.  Their words are good medicine and provide needed direction as we live forward.

  1. Safeguards to Live By

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  1. Why Stand for Something?

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  1. Directives in Living Forward

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July 31, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

In Tune with God

Selected Scriptures

Can we live our own lives and be in tune with God? Can you do your own thing and be walking with God?  Our relationship with God requires each of us to make some adjustments in order to be in tune with Him.

 

  • What You Believe

 

  • What Areas of Adjustment

 

  • What Will You Do?

 

 

 

July 24, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Don’t Worry About It!””

Philippians 4: 6-7

There are many things in life that can cause us to worry or be anxious.  But God does not want us to live a life full of worry and concern. He tells us to pray about worrisome situations so that we can be filled with peace.

 

  1. Worry About Nothing (4:6)

 

  1. Pray About Everything (4:6)

 

  1. God’s Peace will Guard You (4:7)

 

July 17, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“A Faith to Stand On!”

Selected Scriptures

What is it in the Christian’s life that empowers us to stand?  That enables us to overcome? That makes it possible for us to be victorious? It is our “faith,” and that “faith” is in the person of Jesus Christ.  Faith plays a vital part in our everyday living and without faith, it is impossible to please God.

  1. Four Facts about Faith

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  1. How to Know if You are Living and Acting by Faith

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  1. How to Encourage Faith to Grow

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July 10, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

Dealing with Sin

1 John 1:5- 2:2

The Christian, even though he is saved, will at times, sin.  Because of those times of sin in the life of a Christian, how is the believer to deal with sin?  In 1 John, John lays out the steps to deal with sin in the believer’s walk.

  • Recognize God for Who He is
  • Recognize Sin for What it is
  • Assume Responsibility for Sin
  • Confess Your Sins
  • Take Your Position in Christ
July 3, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

The Declaration of Independence

Selected Scriptures

The Declaration of Independence in this country points us to the One who provides true freedom.  The early settlers were people who came primarily looking for religious freedom.  They proclaimed that they came to the new world for the “glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

 

  • Self-Evident Truths

 

  • The Mayflower Compact

 

  • America’s Demise

 

  • What Must We Do as God’s People in America?
June 26, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

A Walk of Life

Psalm 1, Romans 12:21

Your walk of life is a choice.  It’s a place of decision, a choice of the will, a walk of obedience.  You and I are not to be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.  We must eliminate compromise!

  • Two Ways

 

  • Two Illustrations

 

  • Two Results

 

 

June 19, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

A Man of God

Micah 6:8

How would you describe a “Man of God” or “Person of God?” In Micah 6:8 we find God’s description of what the Lord requires. To do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.

  • To Do Justice

 

  • To Love Mercy (Kindness)

 

  • To Walk Humbly with God
June 12, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Born of God

II Peter 1:1-4

Birth!  What a miracle of God in which He forms and shapes us according to both our physical birth as well as to our spiritual birth.  It is God who makes it possible to be born.  When we are born of God, there is a change that occurs within our hearts and lives that assures us that we are children of God.

  • You Don’t Practice Sin

 

  • Your Life is Motivated by Love

 

  • You Overcome the World

 

  • You Overcome the Devil

 

June 5, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

What’s Shaping Your Life?

1 Timothy 4: 7-8, 12

There are many things that influence our lives; some are good and some can be very destructive.  God, in His Word, provides us with discerning truth to evaluate the things that can shape our lives. What are you allowing to shape your life?

 

  • A Life Shaped by Everything and Anything

 

  • A Life Shaped by What is Only Temporary

 

  • A Life Shaped by What is Permanent

 

 

May 29, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

What it Means to be a Soldier

Selected Scriptures

Memorial Day is a special time in our country to remember and honor the men and women who have fought and died to secure and protect our freedoms.  These soldiers have made tremendous sacrifices for our country and its citizenship. As Christians, we too, are called to this higher service of sacrifice.

 

  • Called and Equipped to Fight (Psalm 18: 31-35)

 

  • Fighting is Necessary for Freedom (Matthew 10:34-38)

 

  • Fighting Can Also Be Good (1 Timothy 6:12)

 

  • A Good Soldier is Committed (2 Timothy 2: 3-4)

 

  • A Soldier is Faithful Until Death (2 Timothy 4: 7-8)

 

May 22, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Life After Graduation

Selected Scriptures

Graduating from High School, a Trade School or College is a great achievement.  Hard work and lots of energy has been required and now new opportunities are ahead.  But there are some important pursuits to keep in mind as one lives life after graduation.

  • Seek the Lord
  • Continue your Education (Learning)
  • Concentrate on People
  • Go to Work
May 15, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

A Full Course Meal

Selected Scriptures

The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of God’s redemptive love and grace through Jesus Christ.  It is a meal in which everything is provided for you and me by God.  This message takes a look at each of the servings of this “Full Course Meal.”

 

  • The Serving of the Elements

 

  • The Serving of Fellowship

 

  • The Serving of Anticipation
May 8, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Happy Birthing Person’s Day~

Selected Scriptures

We are living in changing times and many of the changes are destructive to the foundation of society.  One such change is how we identify God’s created order of mankind. In the beginning God said, “The woman will bring forth children.” That has not changed and will not change. Women bear children. Women become mothers. Follow the science. Better yet…FOLLOW GOD.

  • Exchanging the Truth of God for a Lie

 

  • The 24/7 Tasks of Being a Mother
May 1, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

“Responding

to God’s Ways”

John 6: 16-21, Mark 6: 45-52

 

God speaks to us in different ways and at different time, but it is at these moments that our response is critical. We have a choice given by God to choose to obey God’s voice or not.  Our response affects our relationship with God, as well as with others.

 

  • Understanding God’s Ways

 

  • Responding to God
April 24, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

God is with You!

Selected Scriptures

God has promised that if we call upon Him, He will be with us in times of trouble and challenge.  He will walk through our trials with us, to be our Refuge, Strength, Shepherd, and Supply.  Do you trust in Him when you walk through the fire?

  • God’s Promises
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  • When Do You Need God?

 

  • Walking Through the Fire

 

 

April 17, 2022 Easter Morning Worship Service

Believe it or Not

Selected Scriptures

What do you believe about the person of Jesus Christ?  While you may not completely understand everything found in the Scriptures, what do you believe concerning the life and ministry of Jesus?  How critical is His death and resurrection to your faith and belief?

  • The Women Came   (Matt. 28:1)

 

  • The Earthquake Came  (Matthew 28:2)

 

  • The Angel Came  (Matthew 28: 2-8)

 

  • Peter and John Came  (John 20: 1-9)

 

  • Jesus Came

 

April 10, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

"Who is This?"

Have you ever had someone ask you about a person and they said, "Who is that?"  I'm sure that we all have experienced this question. As Jesus entered Jerusalem, there was great excitement and wonder about who this Jesus was.  The multitude of people on that day answered the question, but gave the wrong answer.  How would you answer thie question, "Who is this?"

  • Who is This?
  • Three Lessons from Jesus' Entry
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April 3, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

The Mission of Edification

Selected Scriptures

We live in the midst of a culture that is tearing down the fabric of our society, our value system and even the mission of the church.  This “dog-eat-dog” mentality is tearing down others in an effort to somehow elevate self. As God’s people in this world, we have the opportunity to build up and edify one another both inside church and in society.

 

  • Edification- It’s Building up Others

 

  • Edification- It’s What We Pursue

 

  • Edification- It’s How We Care

 

  • Edification- It’s About God’s Word

 

March 27, 2022, Morning Service

Faithfulness Till He Comes

Matthew 25: 14-30

God wants us to do business until He comes.  This business is not ours, but His.  In Matthew, we find the parable of the talents, that challenges our lives to be diligent and faithful, and encourages us to look for His appearing.

· The Return

· The Responsibilities

· The Response

· The Reward

·   The Rebuke

· The Lesson

"Value Them Both" Amendment Special Meeting

March 27, 2022 Special Speaker, "David Beauchamp" from Kansans for Life gives information about "Value Them Both Amendment" that Kansans will vote on in August, 2022.

Roma Harris Funeral Service Livestream

Thursday, March 24, 2022

 

~Roma Harris, obituary~

 

Roma E. Harris, 90, died March 17, 2022, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.  Roma Elaine (Strate) Harris, born January 24, 1932, went to be with her Savior on March 17, 2022.

 

Roma graduated from Kinsley High School and married her husband of 68 years, David Lee Harris of Kinsley.

 

Roma was a home maker, avid gardener, and mother three.  She was known for creating beauty, which included sewing, hand work, flower arrangement, gardening, and decorating.  Roma was a faithful believer in Jesus and a charter member of Grace Community Church of Dodge City.

 

Roma was proceeded in death by her husband, David, her parents, Fred Strate and Gladys (Ary) Strate, and her siblings Delpha (Strate) Vomberg, Lionel Strate, and Dave Kay Strate, and granddaughter Casi (Harris) Rott.

 

Her surviving relatives include her three children.  Brent and his wife, Pat Harris, Chadd and his wife Cindy Harris, and Shelley and her husband John Thaemert.  Six grandchildren: Jamie Rajewski and her husband Kyle, Katie Harris and Rusty Carpenter, Cari Harris, Rachel Miller and her husband Austin, James Thaemert, and six great-children.

 

Funeral service will be held at Grace Community Church on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 2:00 PM with Pastor Kirk Larson presiding.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City.

 

Memorials are suggested to Grace Community Church or Franklin Graham Ministries in care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.

March 20, 2022 Morning Worship Service

Knowing the Time of Christ’s Return

Selected Scriptures

We are just like the disciples, who were curious about the Lord’s return.  When the disciples asked Jesus concerning His return, He answered them, but He didn’t give them what they wanted to know; He gave them what they needed to know. What do we need to know about His coming as we live with expectancy?

 

  • Who Knows When Jesus Will Return?

 

  • The Danger of Setting a Date

 

  • Attitudes the Lord Warned Against

 

 

 

March 13, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

Godly Transformation

~Psalm 19:7-14

              Humans suffer from many different physical ailments, and we have many types of medication to treat our conditions. It would be really nice if there was one pill to cover all sickness, but that has not been invented yet. Thankfully, there is one solution that solves all the spiritual problems we face and that is the Word of God!

I.            God’s Word Can Transform Us, 19:7-9

 

II.            Proper Perspective of God’s Word, 19:10-11

 

III.          Evidence Of Transformation, 19:12-14

March 6, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Service

Troubling Headlines

Selected Scriptures

As we look at the headlines. We could easily throw up our hands and say, “We’re headed toward destruction.”  We are facing increasing trouble in our world and things in our own country seem to be in disarray.  But, in the midst of all that is happening, God’s Word provides us with perspective and how we should respond.

 

  • A Prophecy

 

  • A Parable

 

  • A Picture

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  • A Prescription

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Memorial Funeral Service Link for Pauline Schnitzler

This is the link to the livestream feed from the funeral of Pauline Schnitzler.  Her funeral was at Grace Community Church on Thursday, March 3, 2022.  Pastor Kirk Larson officiating.

February 27, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Mesasge

Let No One Deceive You

Selected Scriptures

We are living in days of deception within the church and in the world.  Jesus tells us to “take heed that no one deceives you…” (Matthew 24:4). We must be on guard against deception. We must be aware where it comes from. We must recognize it and know how to overcome it.

  • Who is Behind Deception?

 

  • Principles of the Deception

 

  • Power Over Deception

 

  • Common Deceptions
February 20, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

Who are you Listening to?

Selected Scriptures

In our world, we live in the midst of all kinds of voices and messages.  Everyone has an idea or opinion.  So, how do we decided what to believe? What voices should we listen to and whose opinion really matters? There is one voice we ought to hear above all the others…the voice of Jesus Christ!

 

  • What Jesus Said About the Future

 

  • Why Jesus’ Words Should
    Be Heard Above All Others

 

February 13, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

The Love of God

Romans 5: 6-8

How would you describe the love of God? We define love in different ways and with different things.  The Apostle Paul, in Romans 5, provides us with a powerful understanding of depth and measure of God’s love for you and me.  It is the love like none other.

 

  • The Action of God’s Love

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  • The Nature of God’s Love

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  • My Response to God’s Love

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February 6, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

Being Set Free

Matthew 6: 9-15

One of the greatest needs in the Christian’s life is to “walk in forgiveness.”  When we withhold forgiveness, it places us in bondage and cripples our spiritual life.  Unforgiveness provides Satan an opportunity in our lives that can rob and steal the joy of our salvation and hinder our relationship with God and others.

 

  • The Importance of Forgiveness

 

  • How Do We Forgive?

 

  • How Do We Walk in Forgiveness?
January 30, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“Overcoming Temptation”

Matthew 4: 1-11

Temptation is a part of life, especially if we are living for the Lord.  Our enemy will try to attack and discourage us from glorifying God.  This should come as no surprise as Jesus was also tempted by the devil.  Thankfully, Christ shows us how we can overcome temptations and pass the test.

 

         The Test Begins (4: 1-2)

 

       Temptation #1- Independence (4: 3-4)

 

       Temptation #2- Manipulation (4: 5-7)

 

           Temptation #3- Idolatry (4: 8-10)

 

           The Test Ends- (4:11)

January 23, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“The Importance of Life”

Selected Scriptures

Human life is sacred and is rooted in the Judeo-Christian teachings. Our Western culture continues to be engaged in a war of values concerning life.  As Christians, how do we join the battle concerning the sanctity of human life?

Why Should We Value Life?

 

How and Why has the Importance of Life Eroded in our Culture?

 

How to Stop the Erosion

 

 

January 16, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“Mary’s Act of Love”

John 12: 1-8, Mark 14: 1-9

How do we express love to God?  Our Scripture text reveals what Mary did to express her love to Jesus and the outcomes from that act of love. She provides a good model for us for loving Jesus.

 

  • The Fragrance Filled the House

 

  • Loving Jesus Brings Criticism

 

  • Jesus Defends and Commends

 

  • Leave a Memory of Loving Jesus
January 9, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“Will You Follow Jesus?”

Joshua 1: 1-18

A new year always offers an opportunity to change and seek a different direction in one’s life.  It provides a break from the past and its influences with a hope of better days ahead.  We look at the life of Joshua as God counsels us about who or what we are following.

  • The Past is Over

 

  • By Faith Move Forward

 

  • Obey God’s Word

 

  • Be Prepared when God Calls

 

January 2, 2022 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

“Our Objectives in Ministry”

Acts 2: 41-47

It’s been said, “Ministry is like mercury…it’s hard to get a grip on it, and if you grasp it too tightly, it can slip away.”  Hopefully, today’s message will increase our awareness of how God has planned His body to function and to stay on course. Four major objectives…

  • Worship

 

  • Instruction

 

  • Fellowship

 

  • Witness

 

 

December 26, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“Has Christmas Made a Difference?”

Selected Scriptures

When you think of Christmas and what took place with the coming of Jesus to earth, everything changed. Everything took on a different meaning.  Life as they knew it and life from that point on, would never be the same.  Has Christmas made a difference in you?  In your life? In your future?

 

  • The Difference Jesus Makes

 

  • The Difference You Can Make

 

December 19, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

“Anticipating the Birth of Christ”

Luke 2: 36-38

The woman called Anna provides us with the testimony of spiritual commitment and passionate witness. Her life was difficult and filled with sorrow and loss, but the priority of her life was to be pleasing to her God.

 

  • The Woman of Witness

 

  • The Message of Her Witness
December 12, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Message

Please view this video from the live stream on our Grace Community Church FaceBook page.

https://www.facebook.com/GraceDodgeCity

 

“Anticipating the Birth of Christ”

Luke 2: 25-35

Anticipation is a powerful force in our lives.  It can bring a range of emotion and activity. It can intensify our feelings about events and situations.  A man called Simeon was anticipating the coming of the Messiah and it impacted every facet of his life.  How does the birth of Christ impact you?

 

  • The Life of Devotion

 

 

  • The Life of Hope

 

 

 

 

"A Living Nativity" December 11, 12, 2021

 

                                                                                      "A Living Nativity"

                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEp0IkbM7W4

Click on the link above, or copy and paste it into your browser,  to view  the filming of the "Living Nativity" that Grace Community Church presented on December 11 and 12, 2021.  Please note that the video is dark to begin with, but as the story unfolds, you will be able to see the set. Thank you for watching our presentation of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

December 5, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Message

Please view this video from the live stream on our Grace Community Church FaceBook page.

 

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What are You Presenting to the Lord?

Psalms 90:12

When it’s all said and done, life is between God and you!  The days we have are numbered, but how are we using them?  How are we investing these days?  May God give us the wisdom necessary to live out our days with eternal value.

 

  • Why Number Our Days?

 

  • Presenting a Heart of Wisdom
November 28, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

Why Grow in Christ?

Selected Scriptures

 

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Being a child of God is the greatest privilege in life and becoming more like Jesus is the greatest challenge for any believer.  The new birth in Christ is not the end of the Christian experience; it’s the beginning.  It’s God’s invitation to grow. Why grow?

 

  • Growth is the normal expression life

 

  • To bring joy to our Father

 

  • We can fulfill the purposes of God in our lives

 

  • We don’t want to waste the grace of God

 

  • We desire to be obedient to the commands of God
November 21, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

A Prayer of Thanks

Selected Scriptures

“Thanks!” A simple word but a far reaching impact. It says so much about the one saying it and mean so much to the one receiving it. Thanks is a word we are taught at an early age. It’s a virtue that expresses gratitude and appreciation for people, things and opportunity. Thankfulness is a quality that God desired in all of us.

 

  • God is Good

 

  • God is Great

 

  • God Deserves Thanks
November 7, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

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“Darkness and Light”

Selected Scriptures

We are living in a world that pushes and pulls us between light and darkness; between goodness and evil; between love and hate, and between creation and destruction.  Our problem isn’t just that we live in a sinful world, but that we live in a world of sinful people.  Our sin affects everything.  But Light, in the person of Jesus Christ, has come to overtake the darkness.

 

  • Darkness

 

  • Light

 

  • What are we to do?

 

"A Famine of Truth"

A Famine of Truth

Amos  8:11, 12

The Bible teaches that there will be a famine of truth in the last days.  This Biblical prediction was proclaimed by the prophet Amos, who said, “Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!” Even though there is an explosion of knowledge today, there seems to be no appetite for truth, especially the infallible truth of God’s Word.

 

  1. Spiritual Hunger

 

  1. Spiritual Malnourishment

 

  1. What are we to do?
October 24, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Message

“The Coming One-World Government”

Selected Scriptures

The Bible tells of a one-world government coming in the future.  However, the Bible records that there have been attempts to globalize the world into a single ruled world.  Knowing of this globalization in the future, how should we be living in the present?

  • Past One-World Rulers

 

  • Future One-World Ruler and Government

 

  • What are We to Do?
October 10, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

Message title:  Seeking Godly Wisdom    1 Kings 3     Pastor Nathan Davis

October 3, 2021, Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

Message Title, "The Essentials for Life"   Jude 20-21  Pastor Kirk Larson

 

“The Essentials for Life”

Jude 20-21

What is needed for life today?  What things are essential for living in today’s world?  What could you not live without?  Tucked away in the book of Jude, we find God’s instructions to believers of the essentials for living then, and now.

  • Building a Holy Faith

 

  • Praying in the Holy Spirit

 

  • Keeping in the Love of God

 

  • Living with Expectant Hope
September 26, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

“The Placement of Your Life”

Luke 14: 25-35

 

 Our society generally does not breed strong commitment. The level of commitment seems to be governed by the thought, “What’s in it for me?” The self-fulfillment ethic seduces us to believe that we have no higher loyalty than one to ourselves.  In our scripture text, Jesus provides us with a different placement of our lives.

  • The Conditions of Discipleship

 

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  • The Cost of Discipleship

 

September 19, 2021 Grace Community Church Morning Worship Service

Today’s Message

“Building Christ-Like Relationships”

Selected Scriptures

 

Jesus came to earth to connect with people and provide them a way to God.  We are most like Jesus when we are involved with people and touching their lives with the message of God’s love for them.   There were three main connections that Jesus had with people.

 

  • Redeeming Relationships

 

  • Restoring Relationships

 

  • Reviving Relationships