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Thirsting For God

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We live in a thirsty world. A popular song by Bruce Springsteen said, everybody's got a hungry heart. Everybody's got a thirsty heart too. Spiritual thirst is a universal human condition. We are born with a thirst for something that this world just can't ever seem to quench. In John 7 Jesus goes to the Feast of Booths and calls on anyone who is thirsty to come to him for ...

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Faith, Forgiveness, Friendship and Five Guys

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Welcoming the Outsider

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Done and Don't

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Praying and Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Praying for those in Texas hit by Harvey....

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2017 Pig Roast

We had a perfect afternoon enjoying fellowship and fun at our annual pig roast. Kudos to Tim and Mike Rawleigh for using their pig roasting chief skills (starting at 3am) and to all the Rawleigh community group for hosting a super fun party! ...

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Explore Grace With Us

If you're interested in becoming a member or just want to learn more about who we are and what we believe - this class is for you....

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Kingdom Relationships Part Two

Resolving Conflict......

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For further study: Evolution and Creationism

For further study about the issue of evolution and creationism...

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Grace on Mission - Serving Others

This morning let's look at the third point of our mission statement:Serving Others. Let's turn together to Eph. 4 again. ...

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VBS Week!

Last week we had a fantastic VBS, full of fun and learning about Jesus!...

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The Work is (Almost) Done...Now the Work Begins!!

With the work on the building almost finished, the work of reaching out to our community with the gospel begins with fresh vigor!...

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Almost there!

We are almost ready to move in to our new home!...

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Last Workday Before the Carpet Goes In

Prepping the building for carpet...

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The Work Goes On

The work on the building is definitely coming along....

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Let the Walls Go Up!

We begin to hang sheet rock in our new church home!...

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New Sermon Series

Get ready for a new sermon series from the book of Galatians. Where better to start than with chapter one!...

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Let The Walls Come Down!

The building renovation begins with a demolition team tearing down walls to make a larger sanctuary...

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Slack Send Off This Sunday!

GCC will be holding a send-off service for the Slacks as they head to Florida to plant a church in Sarasota. ...

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What Are Spiritual Gifts: A Book Recommendation

Are the spiritual gifts special abilities that the Spirit gives to believers, or ministry assignments that the Spirit gives to believers?...

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It's Official: We Now Own A Building!

We just closed on the building at 580 West Water St. in Painted Post and look forward to it becoming our new church home...

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A New Home for GCC!

Grace Community Church is in the process of purchasing a building in Painted Post that will serve as a new church home for our congregation....

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The First Shall Be...First?

Jesus said the first shall be last, and normally that's true. But Andrae Seu Peterson offers a unique way that we can go first and still be first....

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Separating from Sovereign Grace Ministries

After much consideration and prayer, the leaders of Grace Community Church have decided to formally end our association with Sovereign Grace Ministries....

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The Indispensible Man

When we think we're indispensible to God, this simple poem can set us straight!...

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How Does Jesus Come To Newtown?

John Piper's article on how Jesus comes to a site of tragedy and heartache such as Newtown, Connecticut....

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New Tribes Missions and the Bennetts

In July we had New Tribe Missionaries John and Becki Bennett share at each of our community groups and it was a powerful reminder of Jesus' commission to "go ...and make disciples of all nations"....

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The Creeping Charlie of Legalism

I am fighting a battle right now with an enemy that is relentless, merciless, and only multiplies when you try to mow it down. You guessed it, I am battling with the weed called "creeping charlie"! It began behind my shed and is now taking over not only my lawn, but two of my neighbors lawns as well. I bought some weed killer specially formulated to kill creeping charlie b...

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Living in the Awareness of the Father's Love

Living confident of the Father's love is another way we can honor Him with our lives and express confidence and appreciation for the amazing, lavish, and generous love He shows us every day....

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Thoughts On How To Schedule Your Day

For those of you who, like me, are always looking for ways to increase your effective use of the time God has given us, here's a helpful post from Matt Perman's blog, What's Best Next......

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Spirit-filled Boldness and the Gospel

This past Sunday I shared from Acts 3-4 and focused on the quality of boldness that the Holy Spirit brought to the disciples and will increasingly bring to us as we are filled with the Spirit. On Monday my family was sharing a devotional time from The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent and I read an entry called My Manifesto and all I could think was, "I wish I'd seen this be...

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Beauty Will Rise

I got Steven Curtis Chapman's new album Beauty Will Rise for Christmas and I have been listening to it a lot since. It is a psalm-like album journaling the pain and faith that the Chapman's have walked through since their adopted daughter Maria was killed in an accident. It is a beautiful and honest album and it has challenged me to the heart in many ways....

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Did Noah Float Over Mount Everest?

Here is the article i promised on the possible cataclysmic effects of the flood......

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Life is Wasted by Driblets

Recently I've been reading from one of my favorite morning devotionals, Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon and the devotional from November 24 was challenging to me and I thought I'd pass it on. It follows up well with Matt's last post too....

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Christ's Blood Speaks A Better Word

I love this quote from Spurgeon on the difference between what Abel's blood cried out to God and what Christ's blood cries out to God!...

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Welcome to our new website!

Hey everybody, welcome to our new website! A loud shout out to Jon Maxim and the incredible folks at Church Plant Media. You guys are the greatest! I hope that all those who visit this site will find it interesting and helpful for getting to know Grace Community Church better....

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Watching and Waiting

Confession time: when I was a teenager and a new Christian I really was excited about end times teaching - you know, the books that have the timelines and dates and all that. I saw nuclear warfare, high tech helicopters, and maybe even Henry Kissenger, in the pages of Revelation. I am slightly embarrassed today to admit that I was certain that Jesus was going to return bef...

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Why It's Good for the Church to Have It's Faith Stretched Regularly

Just when it seemed as though we had enough going on to "stretch our faith", the Lord seems to be stirring my heart and the hearts of others in GCC to prayerfully consider some fresh steps of faith. I think of that old phrase "being on the stretch for God"....

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Let the Word of Christ Dwell In You Richly

One of the characteristics of the Spirit-filled life as described in Ephesians 5:18 is found in the parallel verse of Colossians 3:16, where the same evidences of being filled with the Spirit are produced by the word of Christ dwelling richly among us....

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God In the Attic or God the Playwright?

I found this great thought in Timothy Keller's book, The Reason for God, and I thought I'd pass it on. Enjoy!...

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I Hit 100% With My Predictions

It's no small accomplishment to be 100% wrong about the results of last weekend's playoff games. I didn't get one game right! What are the odds of that happening? I'm kinda proud about it......

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Play-off Predictions

Well, here we are again, it's play-off time. As a Giants fan, I am pretty jazzed about Sundays game against the Eagles. I can't deny I'm hoping for a Superbowl repeat, but I realize that the Eagles are coming in hungry, with momentum, and with a win over the Giants in their last regular season meeting. So there is no arrogant cockiness here (well ok, maybe a little, but on...

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He Restores My Soul

In Psalm 23 David writes of the Lord our Shepherd, "He restores my soul." I am not sure I fully appreciate how important it is that my soul be regularly restored, but I want to grow in the awareness of my soul's need to be restored. We have a hard time ignoring the signals of a physically sick body, but I suspect for many of us it is all too easy to limp along with a thin ...

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Applying the Word

At the close of this past Sunday's message entitled Saved By Grace Alone I asked some application questions. My family spent some time this week discussing them and found them to promote good interaction (and some pretty interesting observations!) over the truths in Ephesians 2:1-10, so in the hope that these questions might also serve you and your family, here they are......

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Saying Goodbye...

This past Monday we thought Janice's mom was going home to be with the Lord. Mom Lehman is a godly, humble, loving woman who served the Lord Jesus faithfully for many, many years, but has had advanced alzheimer's for over 15 years and no longer seems to recognize even her closest loved ones. She is ready to go home to be with her Lord....

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Of Theology, Mystery and Worship

Last night in care group we were discussing the necessity of accepting mystery in our understanding of who God is, what God has done, and how He does it. As Spurgeon says, "I worship a God I never expect to comprehend. If I could grasp him in the hollow of mine hand, I could not call him my God ; and if I could understand his dealings so that I could read them as a child r...

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Why the Name Change?

You might be wondering, so what's up with the name change? Many churches in our family of churches are changing to Sovereign Grace Church, and here we are changing from Sovereign Grace Church to Grace Community Church. Let me just say that I love the name Sovereign Grace Church! Always have and always will. Our decision to change our name began with a sense that God was br...

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