Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sermon, January 17, 2014 – Tim Conway: I Charge You To Preach The Word! (2 Timothy 4:1-2)
This sermon was preached at the ordination service for Brandon Davison as he was ordained as the elder/pastor of Grace Church, Austin, Texas, a church plant of Grace Community Church in San Antonio. This is an essential sermon if one wishes to know what Grace Community Church believes should be preached.
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sunday School, January 25, 2015 – Tawfiq Cotman-El: Christ: The Great And Royal Son (Luke l:31-33)
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32- He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33- and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
30 “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. 33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36 But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,
Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sermon, January 18, 2015 – Tim Conway: Antichrists And Anointings (1 John 2:18-23)
18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. 20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. 21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
81 Weeks Of Art (Azurdia, That Is) Preaching Through The Book Of Revelation: Enter The Dragon (12:1-6)
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 twelve, verses one through six.
12 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sunday School, January 18, 2015 – James Jennings: I Will Go On Rejoicing No Matter What (Philippians 1:18b-20)
Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
Grace Church, Austin (Texas): Brandon Davison – Hearing The Voice Of Christ Unto Life Or Unto Judgment (John 5:25-29)
25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sermon, January 11, 2015 – Tim Conway: Are Hip Hop, Weightlifting And Movie Watching Worldly? (1 John 2:15-17)
“When it comes to what it is to be worldly, isn’t it interesting how we have this tendency to come up with our own definitions of what is and what isn’t? We like to define worldliness in a way that doesn’t touch us; that’s typically what happens. Yet if the truth be known, there is worldliness to some degree in every single person in this room – and some more than others. Yet not a single one of us is overly given to admitting it.”
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.