Category Archives: Theology

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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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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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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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sunday School, March 15, 2015 – David Butterbaugh: Biblical Saving Faith

Continuing his series on the Ordo Salutis (the Order of Salvation). The chart he references is shown below, courtesy of Challies.com.

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Tim Conway: What Songs Should The Church Be Singing?

From I’ll Be Honest: In this Ask Pastor Tim we look at these questions: Do the Scriptures explicitly command the church to sing from the book of Psalms and only the Psalms? Also, should we sing a song that is full of sound doctrine but something about the author’s past was questionable?

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) March 7, 2015 – Tim Conway: Men’s Systematic Theology Study #11 (Introduction To The Doctrine 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 Six – Introduction to the Doctrine of God.

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sermon, March 1, 2015 – Tim Conway: The Conversion Of Paul (Acts 9:1-20)

From I’ll Be Honest: Until the conversion of Paul he was the one doing the talking, but when the Lord came to Paul his mouth was shut. He was no longer boasting in his own righteousness, but instead was like Job who said, “I lay my hand on my mouth.” In true conversion God shuts the mouth of the self-righteous boasting sinner. Paul had been the one thinking that he was lord and thinking Christ was an impostor. Yet upon true conversion a person sees that Christ is Lord of all and they bow to Him.

(Technical note: The crackle and drops in the audio are fixed by 11 minutes.)

9 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. 4 And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5 And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”

 

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) James Jennings: Has Your Ransom Price Been Paid? (Psalm 49:7-9, 15)

7  Truly no man can ransom another,
or give to God the price of his life,
8  for the ransom of their life is costly
and can never suffice,
9  that he should live on forever
and never see the pit….15  But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah

 

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sunday School, March 1, 2015 – Ves Chancellor: The Jealousy Of God (Exodus 32:12-16)

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Tim Conway: When Is Confessing Jesus As Lord Not Enough? (Romans 10:9-10)

9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

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