Why say no to breakfast and fellowship? Come enjoy breakfast with other men of Grace Church and hear Paul Thompson share the compelling story of his time in the U.S. Navy and how God led him to believe in Jesus Christ. Sign up here at the City to bring a dish or help setup/teardown.
Time: 9:15-10:15 am

When: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Where: In the 4-6 year olds GraceKids area

Not on The City? Request an invite here.

Sermon Title:  Gideon Takes Revenge
Sermon Text:  Judges 8
Speaker:  Jonathan Matias, Lead Pastor
Series: Judges: {Un}Faithful

I. A Soft Answer… (8:1-3)
II. Out of Control (8:4-17)
III. Personal Vendetta (8:18-21)
IV. A True King (8:22-28)

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Sermon Title: Teach Us How to Talk to God
Sermon Text: Luke 11:1-13
Speaker: Ron Bean, Elder
Series: How to Talk to God When…

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Are you a woman who has an abortion in your past? Do you know of a friend who may benefit from talking through an abortion that happened in their story?

Surrendering the Secret is a course designed to bring the healing of Christ to women who have experienced an abortion. It’s for the people of Grace Church, and anyone you know who has had an abortion. Grace Church is pleased to promote this compassionate, supportive course which is being led by a trusted counselor through a course written by a woman with an abortion in her past. It’s hosted by Sanctity of Life Ministries, our ministry partner in Alexandria.

What: Surrendering the Secret Post-Abortion Bible Study
Who: For any woman who has had an abortion.
Where: SLM’s Alexandria office. 8800-E Pear Tree Village Ct, Alexandria, VA 22309
When: Mondays, 7-8:45 pm, Sept 15-Nov 3, 2014

To attend, call Myra at SLM at 703.870.4700.

If you’re looking to find healing after an abortion, this study is for you. Perhaps you don’t think you need to recover from your abortion experience, this is a place you can offer help to someone who does.

Learn more about SLM, the host of this study, here and here.

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Sermon Title:  The God Who Delivers
Sermon Text:  Judges 7
Speaker:  Jonathan Matias, Lead Pastor
Series: Judges: {Un}Faithful

I. A Dramatic Force Reduction (7:1-8)
II. An Astonishing Dream (7:9-15)
III. An Improbable Victory (7:16-25)

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At Grace Church of Alexandria, we’re singing 10,000 Reasons during July worship services to give us a window into the incredible mercies and kindnesses of God. New to the song? Check out the lyrics and music video below.


Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes


You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find


And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore


Jesus, I’ll worship Your holy name
Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name

You can purchase the song here and add it to your music collection.

Sermon Title: Gideon: The Man Who Struggled To Believe
Sermon Text: Judges 6
Speaker: Jonathan T. Matías, Lead Pastor
Series: Judges: {Un}Faithful

I. The Situation (6:1-10)
II. Gideon’s Call (6:11-24)
III. Follow Through (6:25-32)
IV. Clothed with the Spirit (6:33-35)
V. Second Thoughts (6:36-40)

1. God’s sovereignty frees us to act boldly and take risks for the kingdom.
2. God’s word gives us the roadmap for God’s will.
3. God’s mercy makes him immensely patient with flawed and faithless people.

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Sermon Title:  The Honey Bee, Lightning, and the Mountain Goat
Sermon Text:  Judges 4 & 5
Speaker:  Jonathan Matias, Lead Pastor
Series: Judges: {Un}Faithful

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The Glory of Singleness

June 15th, 2014

Sermon Title:  The Glory of Singleness
Sermon Text:  1 Corinthians 7:25-28
Speaker:  Dr. Matthew Hoskinson, Pastor of First Baptist Chruch, NYC

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Leading Adoption and Fostering Expert
Are you in a complex adoptive or foster situation, or preparing to welcome a child into your home via fostering or adoption? This conference is for you! Dr. Karyn Purvis, a leading expert in the field of research-based intervention for children from hard places, will be leading an Empowered to Connect Conference at Reston Bible Church on September 12-13, 2014.

For Pre- or Post- Adoptive Families And Any Orphan Advocates
Christy and I have attended Dr. Purvis’s teaching and have found her analysis and care of children from hard places to be insightful for our own adoption journey. Empowered to Connect will be an invaluable experience pre- or post-adoptive families from our church and for anyone who want to help their church be adoption and foster friendly.

Conference Details
Title: Empowered to Connect Adoption Conference
When: September 12-13, 2014
Where: Reston Bible Church Dulles Campus
45650 Oakbrook Court, Dulles, VA 20166

Cost: Early-Bird Registration is $45/individual or $60/married-couple (Early-bird pricing is available through August 1, 2014).

*Special offer: All registrations will be an additional ½ off for a limited number of seats, thanks to a generous donation from Focus on the Family. Use the promotional code FOCUS when registering online.


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Conference Sponsors
Show Hope–the adoption advocacy group led by Stephen Curtis Chapman–is sponsoring this conference in conjunction with Empowered to Connect. One caveat–while we have benefitted greatly from Dr. Purvis’s  guidance, we still filter the significant amounts of psychology we hear from Empowered through the grid of Scripture. As helpful as clinical research can prove to be, hold up everything you hear at this conference to the light of Scripture. Yet this is a tremendous opportunity to hear from the leading expert on orphan care for children from difficult situations. We hope to be there, and hope you will join us!