Pastors’ Blog

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    Looking for Evangelistic Success in All the Wrong Places
    Dustin Speaks—May 15

    I have been concerned with many of the questions that I have gotten recently about being a witness for Jesus. I’m not really concerned about the fact that I’m being asked questions on the topic, but rather by the content of the questions themselves.

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    Learning the Music
    Mike Yoder—May 13

    For the past two weeks at Grace, we’ve highlighted what it means to walk in the Spirit and bear the fruit of the Spirit. The two are intricately related. Both require intentionality. Both require understanding. Both require more than simply a script.

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    What’s Grace?
    Zac Hess—May 11

    I was talking this weekend with a group of people from our church about “insider” language: the “stuff Christians say” that can be difficult for people outside Christian circles to understand. It doesn’t necessarily mean we shouldn’t use terms like justification, sanctification, sin, Gospel, or infralapsarianism (ok, maybe we shouldn’t use infralapsarianism).

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    The Tension of Crisis
    David Nicodemus—May 8

    If you’re anything like me, when you hear news of disasters in our world you find yourself deeply moved by the tragic circumstances but also paralyzed by the magnitude of the needs of the affected people. Feelings of helplessness overwhelm me to the point of tuning out the news and then reverting back into the familiar and comfortable ways of my unaffected life.

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    How to be Full
    Mike Yoder—May 6

    Being filled with the Spirit is a hallmark of life in Christ. It is when we are submitted to Him and responding to His leading in all kinds of practical ways. We highlighted that wonderful invitation this past Sunday at Grace.

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    Three Reasons You Should Pray Polaris
    Dustin Speaks—April 24

    Deciding how to use your Saturday morning is never easy because there’s always more to get done than we often have time for. The last thing any of us need is another event to attend and another thing to do. Our time is valuable, and it shouldn’t be spent on things that just keep us busy. Pray Polaris, though, is well worth our time!

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    Defining Moments of Prayer
    David Nicodemus—April 17

    The world is full of books and strategies on prayer that outline great ways to encounter God by approaching His throne with confidence. The Bible is filled with stories and passages that instruct us to pray and demonstrate how to do so. In addition to Scripture and good books, God has used some other “teachers” in my life that have shaped my prayer habits to this day.

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    Theological Starvation and Hungry Leaders
    Zac Hess—April 13

    I’m not much of a statistician. I have never been very good with numbers. In fact, I tell people that once numbers get beyond chapter and verse, I’m lost. But recently I was confronted with some numbers and statistics that I can’t stop thinking about.

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    To Haiti and Back
    Dustin Speaks—April 10

    As I walked into Grace’s worship service on Easter morning, my heart ached as I remembered where I was just one week prior (and the stark differences between the two places). It wasn’t long ago that I was worshipping at an orphanage in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, with the children living there, a handful of locals, and our short-term team from Grace.

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    What Does the Resurrection Mean for Us?
    Zac Hess—April 6

    Just yesterday we celebrated Easter—or Resurrection Sunday. This may be the most important day of the year for the Christian Church, but many do not understand why. Sure, some recognize it’s important (kind of like Christmas), but few can explain its centrality to the Christian faith.