GCA Sermon Discussion Guide

Pastor Garrett Lee has written a handy sermon discussion guide to help you get the most out of sermons at Grace Church. View and download it here. I’m a big fan of this tool Garrett has created! I believe it will help you get the most out of the Bible.

Sermon Discussion Guide – Grace Church of Alexandria by gracealexandria

How To Use The Guide

This study aid is a practical tool to use for personal, family, or small group settings. Use the guide to:

  1. Lead your community group in applying the latest sermon;
  2. For personal application, apply a sermon to yourself by using the guide.
  3. For your family devotions, discuss Sunday’s sermon from GCA.

Highlights

Four elements make this a highly effective tool to use for applying God’s Word to your life as expounded and preached to you in your local church setting.

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1. Major Biblical Events Grid: The colorful timeline on the back draws your attention to the plan of God for history and where that particular sermon & passage rests in that plan. Does it teach you about creation and fall, exodus and conquest, exile and return, death and resurrection, or return and consummation?

2. About the Sermon: The opening section helps put your mind around the sermon by leading you to state the big idea of what you heard preached.

3. About the Passage: The next section leads you to think about God in Trinitarian terms and about the gospel and its relevance to your life.

4. About the Body: This final section reminds us that spiritual growth is a community event. God doesn’t intend for you to live out the Christian life in a vacuum, but rather closely connected to other Christians.  This section leads you in applying the passage to yourself and to your relationships in your local church.

Give the guide a try.

Salt and Light

September 14th, 2014

Sermon Title: ”Salt and Light”
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:13-16
Speaker: Aaron Kraft, Pastor, Franconia Baptist Church
Series: Guest Speaker

Click the link below to listen to an audio recording of the sermon.

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Words can hardly capture the magnificence of the Lord’s extravagant grace. Songs and hymns help us capture the wonder of salvation and channel our hearts to praise of God. Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder is one such song that exults in the gospel.

This month at Grace Church we’re singing this moving hymn, first published in 1774 and put to new music by Indelible Grace in 2001. Other GCA songs of the month can be found here.

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder
1. Let us love and sing and wonder
Let us praise the Savior’s name
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He has brought us nigh to God
2. Let us love the Lord Who bought us
Pitied us when enemies
Called us by His grace and taught us
Gave us ears and gave us eyes
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He has washed us with His blood
He presents our souls to God3. Let us sing though fierce temptation
Threatens hard to bear us down
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqu’ror’s crown
He, Who washed us with His blood,
He, Who washed us with His blood,
He, Who washed us with His blood,
Soon will bring us home to God4. Let us wonder grace and justice
Join and point to mercy’s store
When through grace in Christ our trust is
Justice smiles and asks no more
He Who washed us with His blood
He Who washed us with His blood
He Who washed us with His blood
Has secured our way to God5. Let us praise and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high
Here they trusted Him before us
Now their praises fill the sky
Thou hast washed us with Thy blood
Thou hast washed us with Thy blood
Thou hast washed us with Thy blood
Thou art worthy Lamb of God

©2001 Laura Taylor Music.

Sermon Title: ”How To Talk To God When You’re In Trouble”
Sermon Text: Genesis 32
Speaker: Ron Bean, Elder
Series: How To Talk To God When…

A sermon about how to (and not to) approach God in times of crisis.

Click the link below to listen to an audio recording of the sermon.

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Sermon Title: When Worldliness Seeps In
Sermon Text: Judges 11
Speaker: Jonathan Matías, Lead Pastor
Series: Judges: {Un}Faithful

I. Negotiating with Gilead (vv 1-11)
II. Negotiating with Ammon (vv 12-28)
III. Negotiating with God (vv 29-40)

Click the link below to listen to an audio recording of the sermon.

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BeyondSameSexMarriage

Grace Church of Alexandria’s counseling team is hosting a seminar that will look at gender, identity, and same sex attraction from a biblical perspective. Grace Church members and attenders are invited and encouraged to attend.

When: September 19, 2014, 10 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington
Who: For anyone who wants to come, church members, pastors and friends
Cost: $15 without lunch; $20 with lunch
Register: here. (Use the discount code CHURCH if you’re from GCA, to get a discount).

What To Expect

Professor, author, and pastor Dale Kuehne will lead a timely discussion on a biblical understanding of human sexuality and its place in human relational and personal fulfillment. We will look at the world views that have shaped our perspectives on sex and marriage, and try to understand the times we are in, as well as where we might go from here.”

“Even as the broader culture has deviated from the traditional understanding of sexual ethics and marriage, so have Christians. . . .Given the rapid shift in the sexual behavior of Christians, it should come as no surprise that when the church attempts to respond to the questions posed by the Sexual Revolution, it does so with mixed messages, a muted voice, and little impact. . . .

The answer for the church is not to withdraw permanently from the public debate about sexual morality. Instead we need to step back, think deeply about what we believe, and re-articulate it in a better way. Most of all, we need to practice what we profess and in doing so, reengage the culture in a dialogue about the meaning of sexuality.” 

- Dale Kuehne

 

 

Two new Bible classes have launched in for kids ages 7 to 10 and for adults! Join us Sundays at 9:30 am for these special offerings that are a key part of the Grace Church experience.

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Church History Adult Bible Class – 9:30 am Sundays
This 13-week class retells stories of how Christ is building his church. Hear of the gospel’s advance in

  • the early church,
  • the Middle Ages,
  • the Reformation,
  • the English Reformation,
  • the Great Awakening,
  • and the 21st century.

Along the way, learn about key Christian doctrines and how the church has guarded the core set of Christian beliefs known as orthodoxy. Bring your questions for this interactive class! Let’s grow together in the Christian faith!

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Children’s Bible Class for Ages 7-10 – 9:30 am Sundays
Drop your children off ages 7 to 10 for  Children’s Bible Class while you go attend the 9:30 am Adult Bible Class. Your kids will hear a lesson from The Gospel Project which traces God’s redemption plan through the Bible at a level your kids can understand. Please arrive prior to 9:30 am to check in your children in the library where the class meets.

Sermon Title: Defeating Sin
Sermon Text: Judges 10:1 – 11:1
Speaker: Jonathan Matías, Lead Pastor
Series: Judges: {Un}Faithful, Part 9

A sermon on how (not) to repent.

Click the link below to listen to an audio recording of the sermon.

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This Thursday August 21 is a historic day in Alexandria history. It’s the 75th anniversary of the Alexandria Library sit-in led by Samuel W. Tucker, what is believed to be the first civil rights sit-in in American history. On this occasion, our lead pastor Jonathan Matías retold Samuel Tucker’s story and preached a synopsis of what the Bible says about race.

Listen by clicking the play button below, and follow along with this visual presentation.

Race, Cross, and the Church: Toward a Biblical Theology of Race by gracealexandria

Sermon Title: Race, Cross, and The Church: Toward a Biblical Theology of Race
Sermon Text: Genesis 1:26-28, 8:13-17; Ephesians 2:11-22; Revelation 7:9-10

Read more about the historic sit-in here and here.

Click the link below to listen to an audio recording of the sermon.

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Why Can We Talk to God?

August 10th, 2014

Sermon Title: Why Can We Talk to God?
Sermon Text: Hebrews
Speaker: Ron Bean, Elder
Series: How to Talk to God When… (Part 2)

Click the link below to listen to an audio recording of the sermon.

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