In 1 Samuel 25, we see Abigail live out her calling to be an Ezer, or an essential counterpart, who comes alongside both David and her husband, Nabal, to bring strength and security. She partners with both men as she shields Nabal, her fool...

We use LinkedIn and Instagram to promote all of our positive attributes. Buried knee deep in the identity we broadcast to others, we often lose sight of our actual weaknesses and shortcomings. Yet, doing life on our own is an isolated and dangerous journey that...

Men and women relate to and experience the corruption of work in different ways. Check out these additional resources referenced by Bill White from our Men's Roundtable study, A Man and His Work, and a session from our recent Ezer conference, A Woman's Words, for...

When we open the first pages of the Bible, we see God working. Where there is darkness and chaos, God brings light and order. Where there is a vast sea, He forms dry land. He is working—creating, shaping, and forming a world. And He said...

This past weekend we kicked off our new series, Work: A Sacred Calling. We are excited to study this topic together as a church body and look at what it means to work with excellence for God's kingdom. As Matt Williams mentioned, here's a look...

Here at Grace Church, we believe that the church is not a religion, institution, or building. Rather it is God’s redeemed people whom He protects, guides, and nurtures. As a church, we are striving to be prayerfully dependent, biblically oriented, culturally engaged, courageously generous, ministry...

Recently while sitting in my home office, I glanced over at the bookshelf and noticed several dozen journals that I've kept over the years. In those journals are prayers for my husband and children, details of both joyful and difficult life experiences, my successes and...

Ephesians 2:15 says, 'He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups.' So what bearing does Old Testament law have on Christians...

We all want to know and understand the Bible better, but when it comes to putting all the pieces together and making sense of the bigger story of Scripture, things can get complicated. How do we glean the meaning and message of a particular book?...

As we continue in the One series and explore the topic of singleness, we wanted to pull together some additional resources for both adults and students that we've produced in the past to further equip our church body. Below are some past sermons and articles surrounding...

In a time when our country finds itself facing many difficult issues, we as Christians must be reminded that we are first and foremost citizens not of this world, but of heaven. Despite the Bible’s repeated claims that we are strangers and foreigners here on...

This weekend we began our new mini-series, 'Citizens,' addressing some important issues related to our identity as Christians living in the world (as strangers and aliens). For more teaching on the subject of living as foreigners in the world as seen in the context of...

As we come to the end of James’ letter, we see that his emphasis on the communal aspect of faith becomes more apparent as he encourages believers to contend for one another in mutual confession, prayer, and looking out for one another. In the varying...

After already warning those who have oppressed believers with their vast wealth and resources about the coming judgment, James now directs his attention to the church and what the response of faith should look like. He will make the case that in the face of...

That James’ original audience had developed an infatuation with the wealthy is clear from the many passages in which he offers warnings to the rich or criticizes the church for giving deference to those with great means (1:9–11; 2:1–13; 4:13–17). In the face of great...

“It’s my life, I’ll live how I choose.” Though very few Christians would have the audacity to actually vocalize such an attitude, most — if not all — functionally live as though we believe it is true. Often we plan days, weeks, months, and even years...

As a church, it's important to be unified on things such as foundational doctrines and core values. If you are new to our church or have yet to become a member, one of the things we ask in order to commit to being a member...

Throughout our study in James’ letter to the early church, we have seen a constant reminder of our fickle, double-minded nature. While God is true, steadfast, and enduring in his devotion to us, we are easily led astray by our sinful desires to pursue those...

When you think of the word wisdom, what comes to mind first? Is there someone in your life that you consider to be wise and understanding? In this section of his letter, James distinguishes the wisdom that comes from God from the wisdom the world...

“A whole world of wickedness” — that’s how James describes the tongue in his infamous section on our trouble with words. But what does that mean practically? For the Bible here to claim the tongue to be a whole world of wickedness, certainly it would...

"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Ouch. Jesus' words from Matthew 12 apply just as much to us as they did to the Pharisees who first heard them- perhaps even more so. Our sinful hearts make it tricky to navigate communication...

Each year as spring comes into bloom, families & friends come together and the world takes a break from the busyness of life to celebrate the Easter season. As Christians, this time is especially sweet for us as we get to come together and celebrate...

Integrity. It's the state of being whole or undivided, having a thorough consistency throughout. It's about more than just honesty- it's about conduct, direction, and action. You could define integrity quite simply as "doing what you say you will do." So what does it mean...

James 1:14-15 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. If we put these 2 verses on a continuum it would...

When reading through the Scriptures, one of the things that becomes clear is that there is a great gap between the world's values and God's values. One area where this is particularly notable is in the way we view and treat those who are poor....