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Light, Darkness and Little Bear

Posted onJuly 31, 2012 | 2 comments

There are people everywhere ruled by the kingdom of darkness that need to hear the good news of the Kingdom of Light. Yes, many will reject this message but some will receive it. But in order to receive it and beleive it they need to hear it. And we are the messengers; the small lights sent to point out the main Light. Share the good news, spread the seed of the gospel of Jesus Christ liberally. Like Big Bear, show them The Light; the all consuming, all powerful, loving and merciful Savior, Jesus Christ. Because Jesus is who they need and Jesus is all they need....Keep Reading

This Momentary Marriage

Posted onMay 11, 2012 | 0 comments

The idea and purpose of marriage is under attack in our society today. Even for those who follow Christ it can be challenging to maintain a God glorifying, grace centered marriage; a marriage that reflects the relationship between Christ and His church. But despite the challenges, that is what we're called to display-the gospel of Jesus Christ....Keep Reading

The Creeping Charlie of Legalism

Posted onApril 3, 2012 | by: Allen Snapp | 0 comments

I am fighting a battle right now with an enemy that is relentless, merciless, and only multiplies when you try to mow it down. You guessed it, I am battling with the weed called "creeping charlie"! It began behind my shed and is now taking over not only my lawn, but two of my neighbors lawns as well. I bought some weed killer specially formulated to kill creeping charlie but from what I've read the stuff is really hard to get rid of. One person joyfully recounted how they finally took a blow torch to it and watched each leaf wither and burn with a kind of cruel pleasure. Creeping charlie reminds me of a spiritual weed that can run amok in the Christian's life and in the church if we're not careful. It's the "creeping charlie of legalism" - the noxious weed of trying to earn God's approval through our own efforts....Keep Reading

Saint Patrick's Day: A Christian Response

Posted onMarch 16, 2012 | 4 comments

Saint Patrick's Day is tomorrow and that means shamrocks, green beer, parades and leprechauns all in celebration of...wait...what? Is it the celebration of the little short guy with the red beard and funny hat, the Irish heritage or just the color green? I'm not sure-any excuse for a party, right? Well, like most holidays today, the meaning and significance of St. Patrick's Day has been lost to commercialism and pleasure seeking. But there is an appropriate Christian response to this "holiday". Let's start with some history....Keep Reading

A Good Reminder

Posted onMarch 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Below is a post that Mary left on the GCC Facebook page. I was encouraged and provoked by it and thought we would all benefit from a reminder of the "why" behind what we do. Thanks for posting Mary. The following is written by Tam Hodge, the wife of Pastor Brent Hodge (Cross Point Hendersonville near Charlotte, NC) and I thought it would encourage GCC servants of the Lord!...Keep Reading

Baptism-February 2012

Posted onFebruary 16, 2012 | 6 comments

Last Sunday we all had the priveledge of participating as 6 of our friends were baptized. What a joy it was to hear the testimony of Gods saving grace at work in their lives. And our faith was built up as we watched their public professions of faith in Jesus Christ....Keep Reading

Fear of Failure

Posted onFebruary 9, 2012 | 0 comments

Nobody likes to fail...but we all do. As human beings who are weak and finite, we often find ourselves on the other side of decisions, goals and ambitions picking up the pieces; thinking about what went wrong; what we did wrong; what "they" did to wrong us; what could have been if... Our experience with failure starts early in life and our learned responses to failure often shape how we deal with it in the future. Likewise, our responses to failure reflect our understanding of how God works in us through our successes AND failures so that he can work through us to accomplish His will for our lives and bring Him glory....Keep Reading

Video of Grace Community in 2011

Posted onJanuary 20, 2012 | 4 comments

Enjoy this video of Grace Community and give thanks to God for His goodness and faithfulness in 2011. We look forward to 2012 with faith and eager expectation of God's power, grace and love....Keep Reading