Gracepoint Teachings

God's BIG Story (lesson 02) - Act 1: "Creation"

Lesson Two of our "God's BIG Story" teaching series. The trajectory of God’s BIG story is one of unfolding creation! There will be plenty of subplots as this marvelous drama unfolds but the trajectory of unfolding creation must not be subordinated to any of the various subplots that develop later in the drama. The overall trajectory to which all actors must adhere is that of unfolding creation. Redemption is a piece (a very important and crucial piece no less) but the story didn’t begin with redemption, the story begins with creation (a purpose never rescinded)... 

The Book of Revelation (lesson 01) - Introduction

It’s not controversial to say that the Book Revelation has often been a controversial book. Speaking about the many ways that Revelation has been read over the last two-thousand years, New Testament scholar Warren Carter writes, that the book of Revelation, "has frequently been used as a weapon against opponents. It has been used to ‘scare the hell out of people and people out of hell.’” Today we begin our new study series in the hope of taking a fresh look at the final book in the New Testament. Join us for a glorious exploration of John's vision of Jesus Christ! 

God’s BIG Story (lesson 01) - Introduction: Story?

Human life is story-formed (that is to say it is shaped by some story). The question is this, according to which story will we live? Life decisions are shaped and ordered by our sense of how they fit within a larger story or tradition. I can only answer the question, “What am I to do?” if I first answer the question, “In what story do I find myself?” Join us for this exciting series exploring God's BIG story!

Transformed by the Renewal of the Mind (Part 2 of 3) - Lesson 8 in our "After You Believe" Teaching Series

Paul identifies the renewal of the mind as key to the transformation of a Christian's inner person. In today's lesson we will continue from last week and look at the role of conscience in the life of the believer.  

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Transformed by the Renewal of the Mind (Part 1 of 3) - Lesson 7 in our "After You Believe" Teaching Series

Paul identifies the renewal of the mind as key to the transformation of a Christian's inner person. In today's lesson we will explore two key metaphors in how Paul understands this process of renewal: (1) being daylight people and (2) dressing for the occasion.

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The Kingdom Coming and the People Prepared (Part 2 of 2) - Lesson 6 in our "After You Believe" Teaching Series

Jesus identifies our real issue to be that of the heart. Diagnosing the condition however, is not the last word. Jesus also taught that his kingdom-project contains, at its core, a cure for this sickness of the heart. Jesus goal is that those who hear and accept his kingdom-announcement will have their hearts cleansed so that they might learn to live in the present as signs of the coming renewal of all creation. 

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A Season of Prayer and Fasting

If we are going to fulfill the great commission given by Jesus to His followers — the call to be disciples making disciples — then we must be people of prayer. As individuals, we need to pray more. As a church, we need to pray more. Not just more words, but more focus, more intensity, more passion, and more commitment. So for the next 30 days we will be uniting in focused prayer and fasting for our community, our families, and our church.

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The Kingdom Coming and the People Prepared (Part 1 of 2) - Lesson 5 in our "After You Believe" Teaching Series

 

The Beatitudes are neither a set of rules, nor a call to some existentialist or romantic inward follow-your-heart orientation to life. They are a radical call to anticipate in the present, the genuine human existence which God has always intended for humanity—which he has begun to bring about in and through Jesus—that will come to fulness at the great day of the Lord.

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