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Our sermon archive. Click Listen Icon to listen to the message; click on a Bible verse to read the passage; click on the small links for sermon supplements.


November Sermons
Nov 26, 2017 - Come, You Who are Blessed by My Father  Matthew 25:31-46
Nov 19, 2017 - Check Your Pockets  Matthew 25:14-30
Ready or Not, Here Christ ComesNov 12, 2017 - Ready or Not, Here Christ Comes  Matthew 25:1-13
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Living as A Christ-like Servant LeaderNov 5, 2017 - Living as A Christ-like Servant Leader  Matthew 23:11
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October Sermons
Sola Scriptura – Scripture AloneOct 29, 2017 - Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone  John 5:39
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Sola Fide – Faith AloneOct 22, 2017 - Sola Fide – Faith Alone  Ephesians 2:8– 9
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Sola Gratia – Grace AloneOct 15, 2017 - Sola Gratia – Grace Alone  Romans 11:6
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Solus Christus – Christ AloneOct 8, 2017 - Solus Christus – Christ Alone  John 14:6
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Heart TransplantOct 1, 2017 - Heart Transplant  Ezekiel 18:25-32
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September Sermons
A Living SacrificeSep 24, 2017 - A Living Sacrifice  Romans 12:1-8
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We Belong to the LordSep 17, 2017 - We Belong to the Lord  Romans 14:5-9
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The Hound of HeavenSep 10, 2017 - The Hound of Heaven  Luke 15:1-7
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Sep 3, 2017 - A Day of Prayer (No Sermon)  

August Sermons
Aug 27, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey (No Sermon)  
Table ScrapsAug 20, 2017 - Table Scraps  Matthew 15:21-28
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Faith or FearAug 13, 2017 - Faith or Fear  Matthew 14:22-33
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The Food of FaithAug 6, 2017 - The Food of Faith  Matthew 14:13-21
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July Sermons
Fake NewsJul 30, 2017 - Fake News  Romans 8:28-39
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Farming is Messy WorkJul 23, 2017 - Farming is Messy Work  Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
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GodJul 16, 2017 - God's Boomerang Word  Isaiah 55:10-13
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ItJul 9, 2017 - It's a Tug of War  Romans 7:14-25a
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What Speed Limit Sign?Jul 2, 2017 - What Speed Limit Sign?  Romans 7:7-13
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A Praying Life: Paul E. Miller
Thanking God (Chpts. 30-31)Jun 25, 2017 - Thanking God (Chpts. 30-31)  Luke 17:11-19
Prayer Work (Chpts. 28-29)Jun 18, 2017 - Prayer Work (Chpts. 28-29)  Mark 4:26-29
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Learning To Listen To Your Father (Chpts. 19-25)Jun 11, 2017 - Learning To Listen To Your Father (Chpts. 19-25)  John 6:44-52
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Ask Your Father Anything (Chpts. 12-18)Jun 4, 2017 - Ask Your Father Anything (Chpts. 12-18)  Luke 11:5-13
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Spending Time with Your Father (Chpts. 5-8)May 28, 2017 - Spending Time with Your Father (Chpts. 5-8)  John 5:16-23
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Becoming a Child of Your Father (Chpts. 3-4)May 21, 2017 - Becoming a Child of Your Father (Chpts. 3-4)  Mark 10:13-16
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Why Is Prayer So Hard?  (Forward-Ch. 2)May 14, 2017 - Why Is Prayer So Hard? (Forward-Ch. 2)  Matthew 5:5-13
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April Sermons
Futility Falls as Christ RisesApr 30, 2017 - Futility Falls as Christ Rises  1 Peter 1:23
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Hope Is AliveApr 23, 2017 - Hope Is Alive  1 Peter 1:3
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God Will Turn Your Tragedy Into Triumph!Apr 16, 2017 - God Will Turn Your Tragedy Into Triumph!  Psalm 31:7-8
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He Chose to Give Us Confidence!Apr 9, 2017 - He Chose to Give Us Confidence!  Philippians 2:7-8
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He Chose to Give Us Victory!Apr 2, 2017 - He Chose to Give Us Victory!  Romans 8:37
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March Sermons
He Chose to Love Us Forever!Mar 26, 2017 - He Chose to Love Us Forever!  John 9:1-7, 13-17, 34-39
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He Chose to Invite Us Into His Presence!Mar 19, 2017 - He Chose to Invite Us Into His Presence!  Hebrews 10:19-20
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He Chose to Forgive Us!Mar 12, 2017 - He Chose to Forgive Us!  Colossians 2:13-14
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He Chose to be One of Us!Mar 5, 2017 - He Chose to be One of Us!  John 1:14
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February Sermons
Speak (Prophecy) of What You Have Seen and HeardFeb 26, 2017 - Speak (Prophecy) of What You Have Seen and Heard  2 Peter 1:16-21
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Holy Bricks in a Holy BuildingFeb 19, 2017 - Holy Bricks in a Holy Building  1 Corinthians 3:10-23
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Changed to Be GrowingFeb 12, 2017 - Changed to Be Growing  1 Corinthians 3:1-9
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Not, No One, NothingFeb 5, 2017 - Not, No One, Nothing  1 Corinthians 2:1-16
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January Sermons
A Word That Does SomethingJan 29, 2017 - A Word That Does Something  John 1:1-14
Sermon Notes (PDF) ; "Church Plant" (Facebook: GRANDPARKWAYEASTCHURCHPLANT)
God IsJan 22, 2017 - God Is  Psalm 27:1-14
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First ThingsJan 15, 2017 - First Things  John 1:29-42
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Look Who Has Come!Jan 8, 2017 - Look Who Has Come!  Isaiah 42:1-9
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The Blessing of His NameJan 1, 2017 - The Blessing of His Name  Luke 2:21
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December Sermons
God is RealDec 25, 2016 - God is Real  John 1:1-14
The Sign(s) of Gods PresenceDec 18, 2016 - The Sign(s) of Gods Presence  Matthew 1:18-25
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Assurance During Uncertain TimesDec 11, 2016 - Assurance During Uncertain Times  Matthew 11:1-11
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ChristDec 4, 2016 - Christ's Kingdom is filled with Peace and Unity  Romans 15:4-13
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November Sermons
Nov 27, 2016 - The Journey Begins  Matthew 21:1-11
Nov 23, 2016 - Let There Be Thanksgiving  Ephesians 5:1-5
A Hard Word Against God?Nov 20, 2016 - A Hard Word Against God?  Malachi 3:13-18
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Faith for the Hopeless and HelplessNov 13, 2016 - Faith for the Hopeless and Helpless  Luke 21:5-28
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You Are a Child of GodNov 6, 2016 - You Are a Child of God  1 John 3:1-3
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October Sermons
Made Right with God by His GraceOct 30, 2016 - Made Right with God by His Grace  Romans 3:19-28
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Approaching the Throne of GodOct 23, 2016 - Approaching the Throne of God  Luke 18:9-17
Do Not Let Go of God, He Wants to Bless YouOct 16, 2016 - Do Not Let Go of God, He Wants to Bless You  Genesis 32:22-30
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God Will Always Take Care of YouOct 9, 2016 - God Will Always Take Care of You  2 Timothy 2:1-13
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Rooted and Established in ChristOct 2, 2016 - Rooted and Established in Christ  Colossians 2:6-19
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September Sermons
Time to Grow UpSep 25, 2016 - Time to Grow Up  Colossians 1:21-29
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GodSep 18, 2016 - God's View of Salvation  1 Timothy 2:3-8
Connect, Grow, Be Moved to ServeSep 11, 2016 - Connect, Grow, Be Moved to Serve  Luke 15:1-32
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The Cost of Being a DiscipleSep 4, 2016 - The Cost of Being a Disciple  Luke 14:25-35
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August Sermons
Life Lessons From the LordAug 28, 2016 - Life Lessons From the Lord  Luke 14:1-14
The Narrow Door is the Way of the CrossAug 21, 2016 - The Narrow Door is the Way of the Cross  Luke 13:22-30
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Jesus Turns an Upside Down World, Right Side UpAug 14, 2016 - Jesus Turns an Upside Down World, Right Side Up  Luke 12:13-21
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God Desires to Fill Your Inner LifeAug 7, 2016 - God Desires to Fill Your Inner Life  Luke 12:22-40
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July Sermons
Stop CravingJul 31, 2016 - Stop Craving  Luke 12:13-21
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Ask, Seek, KnockJul 24, 2016 - Ask, Seek, Knock  Luke 11:9-10
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GigglesJul 17, 2016 - Giggles  Luke 10:38-42
Go and Do LikewiseJul 10, 2016 - Go and Do Likewise  Luke 10:25-37
Jesus Ties Together the Loose EndsJul 3, 2016 - Jesus Ties Together the Loose Ends  Luke 10:1-20
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June Sermons
Discipleship Means Single-Mindedly Following JesusJun 26, 2016 - Discipleship Means Single-Mindedly Following Jesus  Luke 9:51-62
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Why Are You Interfering with Me?Jun 19, 2016 - Why Are You Interfering with Me?  Luke 8:26-39
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Your Name is "Christian"Jun 12, 2016 - Your Name is "Christian"  Luke 7:36-8:3
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DonJun 5, 2016 - Don't Cry  Luke 7:11-17
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May Sermons
Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and LossMay 29, 2016 - Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss  Job 1:13-2:8
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Journey Through the Wall (The Dark Night of the Soul)May 22, 2016 - Journey Through the Wall (The Dark Night of the Soul)  Genesis 22:1-14
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Going Back in Order to Go ForwardMay 15, 2016 - Going Back in Order to Go Forward  Genesis 50:15-21
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Know Yourself that You May Know GodMay 8, 2016 - Know Yourself that You May Know God  1 Samuel 17:26-45
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The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy SpiritualityMay 1, 2016 - The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality  1 Samuel 15:7-24
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April Sermons
Jesus Loves All PeopleApr 24, 2016 - Jesus Loves All People  John 13:31-35
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Obedient ListeningApr 17, 2016 - Obedient Listening  John 10:22-30
Meals Prepared By JesusApr 10, 2016 - Meals Prepared By Jesus  John 21:1-14
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Jesus Approaches UsApr 3, 2016 - Jesus Approaches Us  John 20:19-31
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March Sermons
Victory Through DeathMar 27, 2016 - Victory Through Death  1 Corinthians 15:19-26
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We Have a Great High PriestMar 25, 2016 - We Have a Great High Priest  John 18:1-19:42
The Gates of Heaven are OpenMar 20, 2016 - The Gates of Heaven are Open  Luke 22:1-23:56
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God is Doing Great ThingsMar 13, 2016 - God is Doing Great Things  Luke 20:9-20
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God Loves All PeopleMar 6, 2016 - God Loves All People  Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
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God Makes Us Salt and Light to the World
Shine Like StarsFeb 28, 2016 - Shine Like Stars  Luke 13:1-9
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Walk in the LightFeb 21, 2016 - Walk in the Light  John 12:35-36
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You are the Light of the WorldFeb 14, 2016 - You are the Light of the World  Matthew 5:14-16
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You Are the Salt of the EarthFeb 7, 2016 - You Are the Salt of the Earth  Matthew 5:13
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January Sermons
The Future Has Begun!Jan 31, 2016 - The Future Has Begun!  Luke 4:31-44
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Jan 24, 2016 - The Savior: Revelation, Restoration and Rejection  Luke 4:16-30
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JesusJan 17, 2016 - Jesus' First Miracle  John 2:1-11
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God Saved Us; it Happened in our Baptism!Jan 10, 2016 - God Saved Us; it Happened in our Baptism!  Isaiah 43:1-7
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Jesus in the Temple:  Amazing and GuidingJan 3, 2016 - Jesus in the Temple: Amazing and Guiding  Luke 2:40-52
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