Dear Governor Inslee: A Request from Chelan and Douglas County Churches

Dear Governor Inslee: A Request from Chelan and Douglas County Churches

It is with the utmost respect for your office that we reach out to you as pastors of Chelan & Douglas County. Regarding closing our state due to Covid-19: We appreciated the steps you took early on in the face of this pandemic to protect our state. We understand...

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Dear Governor Inslee: A Request from Chelan and Douglas County Churches

Dear Governor Inslee: A Request from Chelan and Douglas County Churches

It is with the utmost respect for your office that we reach out to you as pastors of Chelan & Douglas County. Regarding closing our state due to Covid-19: We appreciated the steps you took early on in the face of this pandemic to protect our state. We understand...

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Chelan & Douglas County Local Business Leaders Letter to Governor Inslee

Chelan & Douglas County Local Business Leaders Letter to Governor Inslee

We write this letter with tremendous respect for your office. We do not presume to know the burden of your position, especially during the Coronavirus Pandemic, and believe your decisions have not been easily or whimsically made. For that, we are very grateful for your service to our State...

 

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Refocus: When Your Routines Are Canceled

Refocus: When Your Routines Are Canceled

Over a month into this new era of COVID-19, many of our families are still trying to discover what the new normal should be. Spring Break, Easter, and the novelty of online learning all provided some anticipation, but now those are past, and an uncertain span of quarantine still lies ahead of us.

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Church @ Home With Kids

Church @ Home With Kids

At Grace City, we have always placed a lot of value on having our kids engaged in the life of the church as much as possible. We want our kids to know from a young age that gathering with God’s people and sitting under the teaching of His word is valuable and life-giving...

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You Will Die (a 7 minute summary of a 40 minute sermon)

You Will Die (a 7 minute summary of a 40 minute sermon)

Star-date log is April 2020, and death is everywhere. Newsfeeds, newspapers, empty streets and schoolyards all daily remind us that death looms as close as a sneeze. The possibility and inevitability of death has pushed its way to the forefront of our global psyche like never before in our lifetime.

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You Will Die Sermon Outline

You Will Die Sermon Outline

Star-date log is April 2020, and death is everywhere. Newsfeeds, newspapers, empty streets and schoolyards all daily remind us that death looms as close as a sneeze. The possibility and inevitability of death has pushed its way to the forefront of our global psyche like never before in our lifetime.

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The Granddaddy of ‘Em All

The Granddaddy of ‘Em All

Jesus is in the tomb, but the Chief Priests and Pharisees are still afraid. What if his disciples come and steal the body? He did say after all that after 3 days he would rise?

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The Strangest, Most Historic Easter Ever

The Strangest, Most Historic Easter Ever

Without question, this will be a strange weekend. For the first time in our nation’s history, almost every church will close its doors for Easter.  

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What Do You See?

What Do You See?

After Jesus’ arrest, using all four gospel accounts, here’s a compilation of what happened to Jesus:

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Trust in the Face of Pain

Trust in the Face of Pain

This night, the Thursday before Easter, Jesus, overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death, cries out in the Garden of Gethsemane - “Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.

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The Clouds of Darkness Grow

The Clouds of Darkness Grow

With all the teaching that Jesus did on Tuesday, it’s no surprise that Wednesday is a much quieter day for Jesus in the gospel accounts. But his enemies got busy. Luke tells us that it was on Wednesday that Satan actually entered Judas, leading him to pursue his plan of betrayal. 

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The Stakes are High

The Stakes are High

Tuesday was a full day of teaching for Jesus. Nearly 5 full chapters of Matthew’s gospel (ch. 21-25) record all the teaching that Jesus gave on Tuesday. On this day Jesus re-entered the temple courts to teach the people and engaged in more standoffs with the chief priests and Pharisees. And Jesus didn’t hold back! 

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Where Is The Fruit? Easter Devo 1

Where Is The Fruit? Easter Devo 1

On Monday of his final week leading up to the Cross, Jesus again entered Jerusalem after retreating to Bethany (where he likely stayed with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead). 

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Family Dinnertime: Changing Quantity Time into Quality Time

Family Dinnertime: Changing Quantity Time into Quality Time

We’ve all heard how regular dinners together are vital for a healthy family, but the reality is that most Americans struggle to carve out the time to sit down at the table with the people they love. That is, at least, until a global health crisis shuts down...

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Do You Ever Need To Be Reminded Why We Live In Community?

Do You Ever Need To Be Reminded Why We Live In Community?

Here's a passage of Scripture that I've turned to before as a simple reminder of "why" we live as a family of missionary servants, making disciples in City Groups. Why we do normal life, learning to follow Jesus in life-giving relationships.

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The Power of Unity

The Power of Unity

This week, Pastor Josh lead our staff through the 4 Principles of Unity that applies to any team, church, marriage, or business relationship. It was a powerful reminder that God blesses any team that puts personal preferences

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