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Evangelism Part 1: Embrace Your Calling as a Minister of Reconciliation
by Ed Dannemiller on September 29th, 2022
Think back to the day that God convicted you of your sin that you knew would deservedly send you to hell. In turn God drew you to Himself with the realization that by His grace you could find forgiveness of your sin. How? The plan of salvation became clear to you. God loved you so much that He sent his only Son Jesus to suffer and die in your place, taking the punishment that you deserved so that ...  Read More
Reading Recommendation: "The Meaning of Marriage"
by Joe Bennett on August 3rd, 2022
It’s August, which means anniversary posts are all over social media. So, this month I am recommending Chloe’s and my favorite book on marriage: “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller. Every year Chloe and I aim to read another book on marriage or parenting together to keep learning and growing towards Christ as a couple. Below are six quotes from the marriage book we have found to be the most in...  Read More
Reading Recommendation: "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment"
by Joe Bennett on June 28th, 2022
“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.” – Charles Spurgeon I plan to publish a regular reading recommendation each month to help members of our local church find “good books” to “visit” alongside their love of the Bible. This first reading recommendation comes from an early 17th-century Puritan Pastor named Jeremiah Burroughs. It is a 200-page meditation on Philippians 4:11 where Paul say...  Read More
Living a Worthy Life - A Call To Christian Unity
by Josiah Smith on October 6th, 2021
The worthy life is a unified life. Rather than jumping at every opportunity to draw theological, practical, or preferential lines, those whom Paul says are walking "worthy" of the Gospel spend time building bridges of grace rather than fortresses of "correctness."  Read More
The Case for Theological Humility
by Joe Bennett on September 29th, 2021
Do you ever have minor theological differences with people at church? We all do at times. "The Case for Theological Humility," encourages us "to always share our theology with humility, to value being righteous over being right, and to emphasize the person of Jesus over the particulars of theology."  Read More
What Kind of Preaching Can I Expect at Grace Bible?
by Joe Bennett on April 9th, 2021
Searching for our next senior pastor means asking the question, “what kind of preacher are we looking for?” There are many different answers that can be given to this question, including many good answers, but that makes it difficult for us as a search team and as a church to get on the same page as to what we are looking for. The goal of this article is to help us clarify what kind of preacher we are looking for in a way that draws biblical lines regarding sermon substance, yet intentionally leaves room for the different personalities and stylistic nuances that God may bring to us as we search for our next lead pastor.  Read More