Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sunday School, March 22, 2015 – Matthew McDonnell: Encouragement For The Fainting (Psalm 142:3)

3  When my spirit faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have hidden a trap for me.

 

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Richard Bennett: Why Did 50 Roman Catholic Priests Leave the Priesthood?

Grace Community Church (Laredo, Texas) – Zeek Coleman: The Spirit Helps Us In Our Weakness (Romans 8:26-27)

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) March 21, 2015 – Tim Conway: Men’s Systematic Theology Study #12 (The Names Of God)

Using Robert Reymond’s “A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith” as the supplementary textbook after the primary text, the Holy Scriptures.  Please check the GCC Livestream channel for streaming availability of future classes.

Today’s class: Chapter Seven – The Names of God.

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Paul Washer: The Gospel Is Only Good News To A Needy Man

From I’ll Be Honest: “The moment when you take your first step through the gates of hell, the only thing you will hear is all of creation standing to its feet and applauding and praising God because God has rid the earth of you. That’s how not good you are.” – Paul Washer

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Grace Community Church (Laredo, Texas) – Jeremy Vuolo: Foundational Truths Of The Faith – The Doctrine Of Man (Ephesians 2:1-3)

1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sermon, March 1, 2015 – Tim Conway: Christ The Destroyer (1 John 3:8)

From I’ll Be Honest: In Mark 1:24 the demons said to Christ, “Have you come to destroy us?” and as 1 John 3:8 says, “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” Yet what work of the devil is this referring to? The devil’s work to get men to practice sin and to sin against God. Christ has appeared to destroy the practice of sin in a person’s life. His power alone can destroy such a practice; as 1 John 3:9 says, “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.”

8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

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81 Weeks Of Art (Azurdia, That Is) Preaching Through The Book Of Revelation: The Final Seven Plagues (16:1-11)

Arturo Azurdia III is one of the pastors of Trinity Church, Portland, Oregon. Almost fifteen years ago, while pastoring another church in California, he preached through the book of Revelation over a course of 81 sermons.  In the interest of full disclosure, Dr. Azurdia’s approach to this book may be a little different than what you may be accustomed to.  If you will be patient with him, I think you will find that he brings much light to what can be a confusing book and makes it rather easy to understand.  If you do not attend a Sunday evening service, this would be well worth your while as a substitute. You will need your bible open in front of you while listening to this series.

This week: Chapter sixteen, verses one through eleven.

1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
4 The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say,

“Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
6  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”

7 And I heard the altar saying,

“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
true and just are your judgments!”

8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9 They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.

Grace Church, Austin (Texas): Brandon Davison – Fulfillment And Security Found In Christ (John 6:35-40)

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Tim Conway: The Man Who Lied Only Once

From I’ll Be Honest: Tim responds to this question: If someone is a true Christian, and honestly wants to follow the Lord and keeps His commandments to the best of his abilities, would that someone still go to hell if he tells a small lie to someone, 5 minutes before Jesus returns, and he doesn’t have time (or forgets) to ask God to forgive him? What would happen to him if he’s got only one small sin?

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