Grow. On Purpose. - Part 2

Pastor Steve Hayes

1/14/18

Description:Personal Disciplines can be rather intimidating, or it can feel like something only super-spiritual people do. But it is something Jesus expected from us and God can certainly use it to grow our faith. Listen as Pastor Steve explains a few simple ways we can make Personal Disciplines more prominent in our lives.

Grow. On Purpose. - Part 1

Pastor Steve Hayes

1/7/18

Description:What are some of the things that have helped you grow in your relationship with God? Were those things out of your control? What if we could pinpoint the catalysts that grow our faith? Pastor Steve begins the new year with a new series designed to help you know how God grows our faith.

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Pastor Steve Hayes

12/10/17

Description:Giving gifts during Christmastime can be a wonderful and joyful experience. Unfortunately, if we aren't careful that experience can crowd Jesus out of the picture. Pastor Steve outlines a couple practical things we can do to remind ourselves and our loved ones that Jesus is with us.

The Gratitude Experiment - Part 4

Pastor Steve Hayes

11/26/17

Description:Unforgiveness can be a roadblock to a lot of things in our lives, but it almost certainly will inhibit our ability to be grateful. Pastor Steve looks at how Jesus described forgiveness and the gratefulness that flows from a heart that has truly been forgiven.

The Gratitude Experiment - Part 3

Pastor Steve Hayes

11/19/17

Description:Have you ever met someone who is truly generous? Is that person also a very grateful person? In this message, Pastor Steve explores the link between generousity and gratefulness and encourages us to foster a generous spirit in our hearts.

The Gratitude Experiment - Part 2

Pastor Jess Demarest

11/12/17

Description:Sometimes we can learn a great deal about something by examining it's opposite. Pastor Jess looks at ingratitude and highlights a few things gratitude is NOT to help us understand when we slide into being ungrateful.

The Gratitude Experiment - Part 1

Pastor Steve Hayes

11/5/17

Description:Being thankful does not come naturally, but it is something that is commanded by Scripture. To make matters worse, gratitude cannot be manufactured by willpower. Listen as Pastor Steve explains the two factors of gratitude and and how your life can be a more thankful life.

Hearing From God - Part 4

Pastor Steve Hayes

10/29/17

Description:In 2013, the word FOMO was officially added to the Oxford dictionary. The acronym stands for Fear Of Missing Out, and it describes the fear people have of what they might miss if they don't go to a party or check their phone for a few hours. But are we ever afraid of missing out on God speaking to us? Pastor Steve explains all the ways God has spoken in the Bible and how active he is in the world today.

Talk With God - Part 4

Pastor Jess Demarest

10/1/17

Description:Pastor Jess concludes the Talk With God series by highlighting 3 prayers that every Jesus follow should practice: Prayers of confession, Prayers of repentance, and Prayers of intercession.

Hosea - Part 1

Pastor Steve Hayes

7/16/17

Description:Pastor Steve begins a series on the Old testament book of Hosea, an uncomfortable story about a man who was told by God to marry a prostitute. What makes the story even more uncomfortable is how we might relate more closely to the prostitute than to the hero of the story.

Africa Mission Trip Recap

Missions Trip Team

7/9/17

Description:Pastors Steve and Jess and the team share their experiences and ministries during their trip to Uganda.

Be A Blessing

Guest Speaker David Grant

7/2/17

Description:Jesus had compassion on the people that crossed his path, and he also showeed that same compassion to us. Pastor David Grant explains some practical ways we can show compassion to the people in our lives and be a blessing.

Wkat To Do When You Don't Know What to Do-3

Jake Moore

6/25/17

Description:There are many problems and decisions that we are faced with that aren't directly mentioned in the Bible, and these issues require wisdom that only God can give. Worship Leader Jake Moore shares some practical steps from the book of Proverbs to help with those decisions.

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do-1

Pastor Steve Hayes

6/11/17

Description:Many decisions in life are easy, some things are so black and white that everyone knows the right thing to do. However, we are faced with decisions throughout life that are in the gray areas, and we need God's wisdom to navigate through those situations.

A Visitor From The Future

Guest Speaker Ryan Sanders

6/4/17

Description:Our culture has been moving away from Christianity for several decades, and the temptation is to withdraw from culture and keep to ourselves. Pastor Ryan points out that when Paul was faced with those circumstances, he engaged the culture. In order for us to do the same we must know our King, know our enemy, and know our role.

Family Matters - Part 5

Pastor Steve and Kim Hayes

5/21/17

Description:Listen as Pastor Steve and his wife Kim share a conversation about some of the things that have worked for them and their family...and some of the things that haven't.

Family Matters - Part 3

Pastor Jess Demarest

5/7/17

Description:Teenagers are at a difficult time in their lives and because of that, can make life difficult for those around them. Pastor Jess shares three principles that can help create a family culture that encourages growth and harmony.

Family Matters - Part 2

Pastor Steve Hayes

4/30/17

Description:Everyone wants an ideal marriage, ideal kids, and an ideal church. unfortunately, real life often gets in the way of that idealand our families and our faith suffer. In this message Pastor Steve shares the one question that can turn the ideal into real life.

Family Matters - Part 1

Pastor Steve Hayes

4/23/17

Description:In this first part of a series on the family, Pastor Steve shares four principles that help us realize the influence we have on the next generation, in our families and our church.

Empty

Pastor Steve Hayes

4/16/17

Description:Empty is such a negative word in our culture. No one wants an empty wallet, an empty fridge or an empty heart. But Pastor Steve reminds us that an empty cross changes everything for us.

Our Real Enemy Part III

Pastor Steve Hayes

4/9/17

Description:Hell is not a place that people normally discuss in polite conversation. But hell is a real place, a place of agony and desperate concern. If the people in hell are desperately concerned for us, we should share that concern and make sure that we do everything in our power to keep others from going there.

Our Real Enemy Part II

Pastor Steve Hayes

4/2/17

Description:Satan will do whatever he can to keep us from following God fully. One of his favorite ways to distract and discourage us is to fill our lives with clutter and keep our eyes off Jesus. If he can keep our eyes on this life and this world he can keep us from being effective for the Kingdom of God.

Our Real Enemy Part I

Pastor Steve Hayes

3/26/17

Description:Satan wasn't always the enemy. The angel Lucifer once was the lead worshipper in heaven, but he developed throne issues. He no longer wanted to deliver worship to God, but wanted the throne for himself. In this message, pastor Steve challenges us to look into our own hearts because throne issues can happen to anyone.

Jesus Is Better - 25

Pastor Steve Hayes

3/19/17

Description:In the last sermon of the series, Pastor Steve examines how the writer of Hebrews chooses to close the letter. He reminds us that God is a God of peace, a great shepherd who is always at work in our lives.

Jesus Is Better - 24

Pastor Steve Hayes

3/5/17

Description:There are a lot of things and people vying for our love and attention. In this passage of the book of Hebrews, the writer exhorts us to love one another, stay faithful to one another and to follow Christ no matter the cost. Strong words, but an important reminder amidst our distracted lives.

Jesus Is Better - 23

Pastor Steve Hayes

2/26/17

Description:So much of our lives is shakable. Our relationships, our government, our money, our health, all can be torn to shreds in a moments notice. But our God is unshakable. From now to eternity we can trust in His word and His faithfulness.

Jesus Is Better - 22

Pastor Steve Hayes

2/19/17

Description:During trying times and especially after our failures, it can seem terribly difficut to be strong. Pastor Steve urges us to get a grip on God during those times, which brings us peace and holiness.

Jesus Is Better - 21

Pastor Steve Hayes

2/12/17

Description:No one enjoys discipline, but any good father will discipline his children. In this passage, Pastor Steve reminds us that Jesus has taken our punishment, and that's God's discipline will never bring up those past sins. God desires a better relationship with us, one of trust and communication.

Jesus Is Better - 20

Pastor Steve Hayes

2/5/17

Description:Have you ever seen a runner carrying something heavy? Of course not, such a burden would only slow the runner down needlessly. Yet we often carry around burdens from our past that serve no purpose other than to distract, disorient, and discourage us. Fixing our eyes on Jesus is the only way to get rid of those burdens for good.

Stories - Part 4 - The Story of God's Work

Pastor Steve Hayes

1/29/17

Description:God is always at work around us in ways that we may never notice. One of the ways God is always working is through his people, we are his ambassadors to the world. Let's join with God to share his story of redemption to anyone who will listen.

Stories - Part 3 - Your Neighbor's Story

Pastor Steve Hayes

1/22/17

Description:Christians love to talk about "Loving Your Neighbor", but how many of us know our next door neighbor's name? Pastor Steve urges us to take Jesus' words seriously, and literally love our literal neaighbors.

Stories - Part 2 - Your Story

Pastor Steve Hayes

1/15/17

Description:You might not be proud of your story, but it might be exactly what someone around you needs to hear. Listen as Pastor Steve shares his story and explains a few principles to help you understand and share your story.

Stories - Part 1 - God's Story

Pastor Steve Hayes

1/8/17

Description:Pastor Steve explains some goals for Grace Community Church during 2017 - knowing God's story, your story, your neighbor's story, and the story of God's work in our world.

Happy New Year!

Pastor Jess Demarest

1/1/17

Description:2016 had some ups and downs, as will 2017. Pastor Jess shares his testimony from the past year and encourages us to trust God in the ups and the downs this coming year.

No Room at the Inn

Pastor Steve Hayes

12/11/16

Description:Jesus came to this earth in the most unassuming way possible. Pastor Steve challenges us to make room in our lives for our Savior even though there was no room for him in the inn.

Church Christmas Lights

Pastor Steve Hayes

12/4/16

Description:This Sunday we opened our new Children's area, "The K-Zone", dedicated in memory of Kinsler Davis. Pastor Steve lays out the vision for our Children's Ministry and challenges our church to let our light shine in the darkness.

Africa Family Rescue

Missionaries Ben and Melody Pahlow

11/27/16

Description:Guest missionaries Ben and Melody Pahlow recount their story of moving to the mission field and their work in Africa.

Outrageous Faith - Part 11

Pastor Steve Hayes

11/20/16

Description:In the final part of this series, Pastor Steve examines the last few verses of Hebrews 11. Many of these saints trusted God under terrible circumstances and never saw deliverance. Their faith was truly Outrageous.