Ministry Overview: Life Groups

GRC’s Discipleship Focus   GRC exists to glorify God and make him known as we join God in bringing life-changing transformation to individuals, families, and communities wherever we live and serve. We believe that happens through discipleship, which is the very thing Jesus tasked his church to do in the “Great Commission” when he gave us the fundamental job to …

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Last-Minute Lessons

Hey, Sunday School senior high girls: Listen up! This year I’ve been co-teaching the Senior High Girls’ Sunday School class with Sheryl Mathew. As the school year is winding down, I’ve been thinking of things I want to share with these special young women, things that relate to the question, “What is it that makes Jesus really awesome?” So, heads …

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Discipleship

In his sermon last Sunday, Pastor Peter clearly, convincingly, and correctly stated that to be a Christian and to be a disciple of Christ are one and the same.  On the back of the Announcements handout was a drawing and explanation of the path of discipleship here at Grace Redeemer Church.  The summary statement says it well: “Here at GRC …

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Ministry Overview: Worship

“Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;Praise him in his mighty heavens.Praise him for his acts of power;Praise him for his surpassing greatness.Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,praise him with the harp and lyre,praise him with tambourine and dancing,praise him with the strings and the flute,praise him with the clash of cymbals,praise him with resounding cymbals. Let …

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Reveal My Heart

Two years ago, a sister in Life Group shared a strange prayer request, “I want God to show me my sin for what it is, and for me to be grieved by it,” I didn’t quite understand her prayer request. “Who asks God for that?” I wondered, “Is it something I need to do?” I was confused that this sister …

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Tested and Approved

Hello GRC! Do you have a nightmare that recurs every now and then, and follows the same theme, even if some details are different?  Mine is related to my job/ministry:  I show up somewhere – sometimes at GRC, sometimes another church, sometimes a random place – and I’m expected to preach, but I have no idea until people are looking …

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Ministry Overview: Discovery Group

What do you hope to see happen in your life through your connection to the church?    Based on my experience, not many of us think much about that question.  It’s far more common to think about what we hope the church will provide us and our families:  dynamic worship, Biblical preaching, engaging children’s and youth programs, fellowship opportunities, Bible …

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Passover Promises

This Good Friday as we gather for worship, Jewish people all over the world will be celebrating Passover. The feast of Passover has always been a favorite of mine. Growing up in Israel each year my family would celebrate this holiday. The traditional celebration includes the retelling of Israel’s exodus from Egypt and how the Lord freed us from being …

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Quality, Not Quantity

When I train for a long-distance race, I firmly adhere to a running schedule which lays out how many miles to run, when to run, and what kind of run (speed, tempo, long, etc). Similarly, I adopt this approach to my Bible reading: I decide what books to be read and the start to finish timeframe. My goal is to …

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Hope Explored Overview

In this week’s Voice of Grace, I want to talk about a new series that can help us share our faith with others called Hope Explored. The end of the movie Braveheart is a visual of hope lost. It’s the moment William Wallace realized his dreams for an independent Scotland were no more, after he was betrayed by fellow countryman Robert …

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