New Grace Church Website & Blog Home

17 07 2008

Take a moment to visit Grace’s new website. A few things you’ll find there are:

  1. Much more accessible information about Grace Church
  2. The GC blog is included in the website, but you can also subscribe to the RSS feed to more easily keep up with new posts.
  3. There is an events calendar allowing you to click each event and stay on top of pertinent information.
  4. The information throughout the site has been condensed and is better organized.

* Though the new site has been launched, we will continually be adding new information to the site and ironing out any bugs. As you see something that we can enhance or needs correction please supply a comment on this post or through the new site.

Nigeria Meeting

15 07 2008


This Thursday evening we will be having a meeting for those interested in either going to Nigeria this November, or if you would like to know more information about the pastors we are supporting and areas for intercession.

Location: Nathan and April Sawyer’s house

Time: 6:30p

Psalm 96:1-4

On Christ’s Glory

14 07 2008

From First Importance:

“On Christ’s glory I would fix all my thoughts and desires, and the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead and putrid, impossible for me to enjoy.”

– John Owen, The Glory of Christ (Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994), 7.

Resolution For Responding to Sinful People (like Preachers)

13 07 2008

“…We’ll return to church in the late afternoon to once more hear a sinful brother preach what I’m sure will be an excellent but somehow-imperfect sermon.”

That’s a quote from Tim Challies’ post. He’s aiming at how to develop an appropriate response to living in a sinful world. He uses examples of his selfish children, sinful pastor, personal sin, and fallen friends. So, how should we respond. I think the answer he found from a 300+ year old friend is the right response…

Read Tim’s short post & the answer from the 300 year old.

Modern-Day Acts 4

12 07 2008

This story sounds like a modern-day version of the things Bryan shared with us from Acts 4.

Whoever Wishes to be Great Shall be Last of All

12 07 2008

“Well would it be for Christendom, if empty boasts of churchmanship and orthodoxy were less frequent, and practical attention to our Lord’s words in this passage more common. The men who are willing to be last of all, and servants of all, for Christ’s sake, are always few. Yet these are the men who do good, break down prejudices, convince infidels that Christianity is a reality, and shake the world.” – J.C. Ryle

Needy Always

12 07 2008

Commenting on Mark 9:14ff:

Let us learn a lesson of humility from the failure of the disciples. Let us strive to realize every day our need of the grace and presence of Christ. With Him we may do all things. Without Him we can do nothing at all. With Him we may overcome the greatest temptations. Without Him the least may overcome us. Let our cry be every morning, “leave us not to ourselves–we know not what a day may bring forth–if your presence does not go with us we cannot go up.” – J.C. Ryle