Baptism Celebration (and Time Change!)

On a cold day in November, a special–heavy–delivery arrived in front of Grace Bible Church. With the help of five strong men, and a bit of extra pushing up the steps from the camera-woman, our church welcomed its first baptismal into the sanctuary. We have...

New Life International Baptist Church

We had a wonderful service at Grace yesterday. My kids were thrilled upon entering the sanctuary from 12th Avenue and finding the Christmas tree next to the fireplace, and the whole sanctuary bedecked for the great celebration of the Christ Child! The best part of the...

We Relapse…He Restores (Gen 20)

Big Idea:  The God who redeemed you from sin is the God who restores you when you sin. I.  Abraham relapsed into lying to protect himself 1-2 1 Abraham moved away from there into the Negev Desert. He lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar.  2...

The Costs of Spiritual Compromise (Genesis 19)

Big Idea:  The cost of compromising your faith is always too high, and will always demand more than you ever thought you’d have to pay. I.  The Depravity of the men of Sodom 1-9 A.  Lot hosted the two angelic visitors in his own home 1-3 1 The two angels arrived at...

God on the Porch (Genesis 18:1-15)

http://gracebiblechurchpdx.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/8-31-14-gen-18-1-15-god-on-the-porch-pastor-ken.mp3[/audio Big Idea:  God’s People Never Leave God Standing on the Front Porch of their Lives. I  The LORD Appeared to Abraham 1-2 1 Now the LORD appeared to him by...