Anniversary Celebration 2005

Monday, October 24, 2005 Dear Family of Friends, “œWhat on earth am I… oops! are we here for?” That is the question we have been seeking to answer during the 40 Days of Community over the last few weeks. The most important part of the whole program is the “we” part. We are better together. It is true. So many …

20th Anniversary 60 Second Radio Spot (text)

Grace Church is celebrating 20 years of ministry in Central Iowa this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we want to invite you to celebrate with us! On Friday join us at 7 PM for Jamey Ragle. Jamey both inspires and motivates audiences with his unique humor and powerful message. Then on Saturday there’€™s an indoor carnival for the kids starting …

50 Days of Love Promo Letter

September 29, 2003 Dear Family of Friends, We are now underway with our fall spiritual growth emphasis we are calling “50 Days of Love.” Jesus told us there is no greater commandment than to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul and mind and to likewise love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Most of us …

Testimony

Philippians 2:9 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name.”  We have hit on many topics this week: reputation, integrity, honesty, gossip, and character. The Ninth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness,” touches each one of these issues. The following poem is a good summary for this week’s topic …

Examination

Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?  I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind.” It’s difficult to write a week’s worth of devotions on truth and lying without the incredible image of President Clinton flashing into our minds. Regardless of your political persuasion and whether you believe President Clinton …

Courage

Joshua 2: 3-6 “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land…” She said, ‘I don’t know which way they went.’… (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid on the roof.”  The Hiding Place …

Deceit

Ephesians 4:17 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?  I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind.”  At this point in our study we have learned about the evils of lying, gossip and criticism. But as Paul so clearly teaches in Ephesians 4:17-25, we can learn to walk according to the truth. …

Slander

Proverbs 15:4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. One of the most valued possessions a person has is their good name. Someone has said that it is better to die with a good name than to live with a bad one. Solomon said, “A good name is to be …