From The Pastor

March Came Like A Lion

You’ve probably heard that old expression about the month of March:  It comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb.  That was certainly the case for a lot of people in our community this year.  On March 1 an F2 tornado seemingly came out of nowhere and descended down on our community,…

Beauty Will Rise

…And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2b Another night at the bedside of a dying church member… Another counseling session with a couple whose relationship has been ravaged by the enemy… Another heartbroken mother for her wayward daughter… These are just a few moments of the last few hours…

What This World Needs

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 (ESV) Paul delivers great news to the saints at the church at Rome here. He tells them that “we have peace with God.” By no means is Paul talking about a “sense of peace” or…

Does Church Membership Matter?

 We’ve been asking that question quite a bit at Grace Life in recent days and I think the resounding answer from God’s Word and God’s people is “Yes! Membership matters a great deal.” No, you can’t find a chapter and verse that says, “join a church” but the writers of the New Testament just seem…

Our God Saves!

We sing songs that declare that our God saves and we say we believe that our God saves but sometimes while we walk thru the nittty gritty of life it can become easy forget that our God indeed does save.  Recently, our church family came face to face with a spectacular reminder of the power…

I’m Still 99.9% Sure That I Am Saved

Recently during a sermon I declared that I am 99.9% sure that I am saved.   By no means, did I mean that I believe that I could lose my salvation.  My salvation is a free gift from God based only on the finished work of Jesus.  I did not receive it by my efforts nor will I keep…