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Doing Spiritual Good to One Another: Practical Steps for Busy People

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Pastor Oliver shared this at church camp. From Romans 12:1-8, we see that because we have received God's mercy, we do spiritual good to one another....

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Telling All the Lord Had Done


Pastor Oliver reminds us that we who have received deliverance ought to tell others of all the good that God has done in our lives, and shares with us how we can do so....

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Into God's Presence With Joy


Pastor Oliver meditates on the grace that has been granted to us to be in the presence of a holy God. We may not always feel this way, but the reality of this truth grounds us and changes the way we live....

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How to Reflect on Scripture?


Reflection is an important part of learning, but how can we do so for the sermon? Pastor Oliver shares a simple strategy to help us reflect on sermons and Bible studies, both individually and with others. ...

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Living Between the Promise and Fulfilment


As the Generations of Grace series ends, Pastor Oliver leaves us with five encouragements for our lives in the valley. How have you been encouraged to press on through our series in Genesis?...

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Gospel Partnership with ACTS Baptist Church


One of our aspirations as a church is to establish gospel partnerships with other churches to fulfill Christ's commission. Pastor Oliver shares with us about this opportunity to partner with ACTS Baptist Church. ...

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God's Faithfulness Across the Generations


Pastor Oliver explains why the Bible includes lists of genealogies and how they point to God's faithfulness across generations....

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Lent: Jesus Gave His Life as a Ransom for Many


Pastor Oliver reflects on Jesus' sacrificial, ransoming death and marvels at what it means for us. ...

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We Aspire to Train and Send


Pastor Oliver shares with us why training and sending is important to the church, and how we are doing so at Grace. ...

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Waiting for Jesus Christ’s Return


Pastor Oliver shares his reflections on waiting during the Christmas season, and encourages us to wait well. Waiting grows our patience, cultivates our desires, and strengthens our heart. ...

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The Personal Approach to Disciple-Making


Pastor Oliver encourages us to consider how we can disciple in the local church. It may sound daunting at first, but discipling is simply doing spiritual good to others and Pastor Oliver also shares some simple ways that we can do it. ...

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Mark on Discipleship #2 - Following Christ the King

When we make disciples, we call Christians to respond to God’s grace by following King Jesus - you are to act in response to grace with a life of following Jesus Christ. Today, we continue our biblical reflections on discipleship and disciple-making by examining Mark 1:1-15 where we learn what marks a disciple....

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Mark on Discipleship #1: The Gospel of Mark

The vision for Grace Baptist Church is for us to be a disciple-making church that transforms lives with the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. However, what is disciple-making? Or a better question, what exactly is a disciple?...

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Care Group Ministry: 'Your Walk with God is a Community Project' by Dr. Paul Tripp

Pastor Oliver encouraged GBC care group leaders to attend the Equip Conference hosted by Adam Road Presbyterian Church featuring Dr. Paul Tripp...

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Book Review: True Community - The Biblical Practice of Koinonia, by Jerry Bridges

Pastor Oliver’s review of a book for those in the church who want to grow in the understanding of what biblical fellowship looks like in practice....

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