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Glory Seeking

Tom De’lea lived in my neighborhood as a kid. Everyone knew that Tom was the best soccer player in our school. Not only that, he was incredibly cool. I distinctly remember walking past Tom’s house on a sunny summer afternoon and recognized that he was pretty gifted individual—not only was he a great athlete, he was funny, and most everyone seemed to really like Tom. The next thought that popped into my 8 year old head was “I wonder what I’m best at?”

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Piety and Worship

You’re there on a Sunday morning, enjoying the time of corporate worship and suddenly it hits you; you remember the sin you had performed yesterday. “It wasn’t even 24 hours ago” you say to yourself. And suddenly, in that moment, you feel less capable of worship.  There is now an obstacle—even though the sin has been confessed (often times more than once). You still find yourself plagued with guilt and you look forward to that time, a few days from now perhaps, when the wound won’t quite be so …fresh.

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Baptisim | Sunday May 24th

Noah King

My name is Noah King I was 10 years old when I accepted Christ in my heart. The reason I am getting baptized is to let everybody know that I am a Christian and that I have accepted Christ in my heart. My family went through a hard time about a month ago when we took in a child for respite care. He just turned 7 this month and is in 1st grade. We got him because he had a horrible life his mom did not care for him, and they were living in a homeless shelter, and he behaved horribly. Read more

Soul care and the body of Christ

I get it. We talk a lot about the importance of the body at Grace. We push membership pretty hard. We emphasize the body gathered (Sunday morning worship) and the body scattered (LIFEgroups). Like Paul, we think that the body of Christ is a pretty big deal.

I wanted to give you a bit of a different perspective today; that of the church counseling room. I just want to step out on a limb and say that most of the counseling I do could likely be handled by the body of Christ. Ideally, I wouldn’t have my job

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Worship: Old and New

The longer I work in music ministry, the more I realize how confused people are in regard to difference between the Old and New Testaments. It was just recently that someone confessed in a counseling session that they don’t read the Old Testament. Honestly, I didn’t even follow up (though, I should have); I’ve heard the same arguments for years—its too bloody, too hard to understand, or too far removed from where we are in our more “civilized” society.

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Announcements for May 3rd

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of  Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

TODAY’S TEXT : Ephesians 6:17  | ARMOR OF GOD |   PREACHER : DANNY WRIGHT (Pastor of teaching)

WELCOME TO GRACE CLASS  |  If you enjoy coming to Grace and would like to learn more about who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we hold to, we are offering a three-session class on Apr 19, May 3 and May 17(all Sunday evenings) beginning at 6:30pm here at the church. While this class is required for those pursuing membership at Grace, it is open to all who are interested in learning more about Greenville Grace Church. Register by signing the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office at office@greenvillegrace.org or via phone at 937.547.0065. Childcare will be made available if needed.

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A Letter to the Body of Grace.

During our Vision Night, we expressed that one area the elders would like to focus on is Biblical rest. One specific application was offering the Bradshaw family an 8-week sabbatical. (If you missed our Vision Night, or would like to review, you can find it here.) As we quickly approach the start of their sabbatical, we want to remind/re-announce it to you, answer questions, and let you know how you can be involved.

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Help Jason & Jodi have an Epic Sabbatical!

While rest is one of the goals of a sabbatical, Jason and Jodi are taking very intentional steps for it to be a time that impacts their ministry indefinitely. In the same way, their sabbatical will impact Greenville Grace in ways we can’t fully predict.

As was mentioned previously (click here to see the previous mention, click here to hear the Vision Night audio when we first presented the concept), the Bradshaws have a game plan with CrossPoint that will allow them to take full advantage of their sabbatical. The following are ways you can help support them and maximize the effect of the sabbatical upon all of us:

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Sabbatical Q&A’s [yep, our phone’s a’ringin!]

As has been mentioned (here and here), gifting a pastor with a sabbatical is new territory for our church. We have sought advice and have asked questions. The following are questions we’ve heard since Vision Night and that we ourselves have asked. (If these questions do not address something you are wondering, please contact us. Someone else is probably wondering the same thing you are.)

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Announcements for April 26th

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of  Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

TODAY’S TEXT : Ephesians 6:15-16| ARMOR OF GOD |   PREACHER : DANNY WRIGHT (Pastor of teaching)

WELCOME TO GRACE CLASS  |  If you enjoy coming to Grace and would like to learn more about who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we hold to, we are offering a three-session class on Apr 19, May 3 and May 17(all Sunday evenings) beginning at 6:30pm here at the church. While this class is required for those pursuing membership at Grace, it is open to all who are interested in learning more about Greenville Grace Church. Register by signing the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office at office@greenvillegrace.org or via phone at 937.547.0065. Childcare will be made available if needed.

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