Grace is on the move in an effort to be obedient to the Way. Whatsoever we do, we must do it in His name. This includes our relationships with one other another as well as how we manage our finances. Grace will host its 4th marriage and financial seminars on April 3, 2014 at GraceTabernacle church from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Everyone is invited as we all need to enhance our relationship with another, especially our spouses.
Note: The first round of these sessions will end on April 2, 2014
The Word at Grace is coming to us every Wednesday and Sunday. ARE YOU READY TO STRETCH? Sometimes you have reached out to what you think is your limit, but God can enable you to reach further, beyond your or my limit --- and when He tells you to STRETCH --- THEN STRETCH. Click Here for the Word.
"Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor his ear heavy, That it cannot hear." The key is to avoid allowing our iniquities to separate us from God, so that our sins hide His face from us "so that He will not hear." (Isaiah 59:1,2) (In context Isaiah 58:1 - Isaiah 59:15)
Word Study for the week: TEMPTATION!!
How many times have you allowed yourself to be tempted for something you know you shouldn't do and yet you did it anyhow and got someone else involved as well. What about Adam and Eve and the deception that occurred? Can it happen to us today? No. Yes. Maybe. Does temptation necessarily lead to sin? Good question. Holman's dictionary provides an in-depth analysis of this word.
Isaiah 52:7. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Matthew 4:23. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
The amazing, awesome Jesus was doing three things: Teaching, preaching and healing. Are we being occupied and doing the same things --- till he comes?
Hello and welcome to Grace Tabernacle. Isn't it good to know that Jesus Christ has the answer for each and every situation that we will face. Do you have a "mountain" that needs to be moved and cast into the sea? Like your ability to pay your bills? 2013 is proving a busy year for Grace and we are positioning ourselves to expand the kingdom of God.
"Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive" (Matt. 21:22).
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Reachingout beyond boundaries
Acknowledging the true Word of the Lord
Committed to teaching the Word
Excited about what God has in store for all of us
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name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We thank and praise God th
at you visited our site today. Feel free to come out and join us for any of our services, a place where the grace of God is sufficient. Hope to see you there!
The Youth Sunday School Department
At Grace, we pay particular attention to our children. We have Sunday school for all ages, beginning with youth and adult Sunday school at 10 am. For the other age groups, we break them out by age groups where they are assigned to teachers who have a passion for teaching your child the true word of God. Sister Hermione Patrick is the Department Leader for this ministry. Please click here for more information on Sister Hermione's role in our community.
Another of our devoted teachers is Ena McCall who is doing an aoutstanding job teaching our children about the kingdom of God. Ena has completed Search for Truth II and is also a Certified Sunday School teacher. Each month, we will give attention to at least one of our Sunday teachers.
Conflict and Certainty (Logos Bible)
Text: James 1:9–18
"Conflict drives fiction and riveting movies, but if we had it our way, we’d live stable, stress-free lives. We might crave the excitement or change of a vacation, but we rarely welcome an unexpected complication. So when James says to “count it all joy … when you meet trials of various kinds” (Jas 1:2), we are tempted to dismiss his perspective as something that works on paper but should not disrupt our real lives.
James shows us how to internalize a faithful response to unwelcome conflict. He starts by describing a negative reaction: When difficult times come, we might be like the person who prays and then doubts that God will provide him with wisdom for the situation. This person complicates the conflict by internalizing it with uncertainty and doubt. He is “like the surf of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed about” (Jas 1:6).
The irony is that, although we only create more conflict when we doubt, we like to think we can trust ourselves. As long as we remain in control (we tell ourselves), we can avoid the storms of life. It’s tempting to manufacture an attitude of stubborn self-sufficiency—of inner strength.
That’s the opposite of how we should respond. God wants us to meet the chaos by trusting in Him. We might feel tossed about by life’s events, but God provides us with wisdom for the chaos we encounter. When we ask Him and trust that He’ll provide us with wisdom, He gives generously and without reproach (Jas 1:5).
Stability isn’t an inner strength, but certainty in God’s provision is. We can meet the uncertain with the certain when we trust God to help us work through the chaos. We can also remember that, at the end of the novel, the protagonist who endures conflict is changed by the experience. In the same way, God is working through the conflict in our lives to make us more wholly devoted to Him, since “testing produces steadfastness” (Jas 1:3). And there will be an end: We’ll “receive the crown of life that he has promised to those who love him” (Jas 1:12)."
How are you turning to Christ in the midst of difficult circumstances?
There is so much going at Grace!
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Our teachers and children at Grace are marvelous and we especially applaud our teachers for the passion they have to train up our children in the way of the Word.Things can happen so fast...at the twinkling of an eye!
Praise dancing is what I do! Click Here!
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Wow! What is going on over there?
We are just playing and loving one another...for such are the children
We laugh, learn and live for the Lord!
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