Grace Community Church Sermon Podcast http://gracegso.org/podcast.php?pageID=5 en-us Grace Community Church Sermon Podcast Pastors and Guest speakers of Grace Grace Messages is the podcast for messages delivered by Grace's teaching pastor, Bill Goans and other guest speakers. Messages older than those listed here are available through our sermon archive at www.gracegso.org. Sermons and Messages from Grace Community Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Grace Community Church Grace Community Church churchadmin@gracegso.org "Love You Can Count On" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:7 For the last number of weeks we have studied the most important thing for a Christ-follower—the way of love. Of course it is not born of human effort or ability, the love the Bible talks about is love that is born of God, given to us to be expressed to all whom we meet. It is the love that is not primarily a feeling love, but a set of the mind, a set of the will that determines to seek the highest good for others. According to God’s word, love is a verb, it does something. Consider what love does in the following verses… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-08-24.mp3 Sun, 24 August 2014 11:00:00 EST 36:11 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "Forget About It!" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:7 I’ve chosen to spend our summer focusing on what the Apostle Paul called, “The most excellent way,” a way of life for a follower of Jesus Christ, the way of love. It is not the kind of love we often hear about, love that is feeling-based. This love that is from God is a set of the mind, of the will that determines to seek the highest good for the other person. Paul describes this love in the following famous passage. Listen to see if you are on this most excellent way in your life… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-08-17.mp3 Sun, 17 August 2014 11:00:00 EST 52:34 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "Where Is Your Treasure?" Davy Parsons Matthew 6:19-24 http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-08-10.mp3 Sun, 10 August 2014 11:00:00 EST 39:28 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Davy Parsons, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "Do You Really Love People?" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:7 In a world that elevates the gifted and exalts people of great ability, it might surprise us to read the disclaimer to those things in the New Testament. They are not the most important things about you. Jesus says the characteristic that far outweighs all others, the defining badge of discipleship is not theological training, or sacrifice and accomplishment, it is love. Love is what characterizes the Christ follower. Consider what real love does… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-08-03.mp3 Sun, 3 August 2014 11:00:00 EST 45:15 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "What is Love? (part 2)" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:7 What is the love that is real, that lasts? Listen to this familiar passage as God speaks through the Apostle Paul on what love really is… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-07-27.mp3 Sun, 27 July 2014 11:00:00 EST 47:50 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "What is Love?" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:7 I wonder how many people here are confused about love. What is it? How do you know if something really is love? These are the questions Paul answers in the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians. Consider what love is in these verses… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-07-20.mp3 Sun, 20 July 2014 11:00:00 EST 39:44 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "Community: The Soil in Which Spiritual Fruit Grows" Marshall Benbow Acts 2:37-47 There are many of us who are like seeds. You are in Christ and you have tremendous potential for a fruitful life, a life that shows off the glory of God and blesses those around you, but there is a missing ingredient, a missing catalyst that could make growth begin to happen. Our passage today shows what that catalyst, what that essential soil is. http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-07-13.mp3 Sun, 13 July 2014 9:25:00 EST 33:53 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Marshall Benbow, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "The Most Important Thing" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3 You want to get at what really matters as a Christ follower. In Corinth, spiritual gifts, spiritual experiences, feasts, overlooking the needs of others, the sins that need to be confronted and even disrespecting their leaders all seemed to crowd out what was of most importance. Paul addresses the divisiveness in the church caused by an emphasis on spiritual gifts in three chapters in 1 Corinthians, chapters 12, 13 and 14. As he closes out chapter 12 Paul restates the need for and place of spiritual gifts and then proposes what matters most in the life of believers in one of the most famous chapters in the Bible. See if you can determine what matters the most for any follower of Jesus Christ… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-07-06.mp3 Sun, 6 June 2014 11:00:00 EST 43:29 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "Placed and Gifted by God" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Only a post-modern western culture could come up with the notion of a Christ-follower disconnected from a local church. A Lone Ranger Christian is unheard of in the New Testament. Consider the following verses of 1 Corinthians and their implications on our church and your life... http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-06-29.mp3 Sun, 29 June 2014 11:00:00 EST 43:23 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church "Enough to Go Around" Bill Goans 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 You read 1 Corinthians and wonder if there is anything that church didn’t fight over. In response to a report from some leaders in the church and letter correspondence Paul is addressing their divisions and conflicts moving now from the concerns in chapter 11 in the overall topic of propriety in worship services regarding prayer and appearance, then the Lord’s Supper and now the divisiveness that comes from the improper use of spiritual gifts. Listen to these verses and see what you might learn about spiritual gifts… http://gracegso.org/wp-content/uploads/gracesermons/2014-06-22.mp3 Sun, 22 June 2014 11:00:00 EST 50:03 Grace Community Church Greensboro, Christian Church Greensboro, Bill Goans, Grace Greensboro, Grace Community Church