Podcast by GraceChapelKnoxville
The Church on Mission
Today we heard from two beloved ministries: Donna Boone & Julio, from Josiah's House, shared an update from the Dominican Republic and Andrew & Dira Soreano shared their upcoming opportunity to serve in Indonesia with Compassion First.
The Church In Acts - Pt. 3
In the Old Testament, the presence of God dwelled in places built by humans who were given very specific instructions by God. His temple was sacred and holy and could only be entered by a select few people who had to go through very particular and detailed instructions to bring sacrifices on behalf of the people. However, that was never the way we were created to know God. He always intended his people to be in intimate fellowship with Him. When Jesus came and died, the veil in the temple was torn allowing us to have access to God the Father through the Holy Spirit, and Jesus did the work of creating that sacred space so that we can enter His presence at any time or place. This amazing gift allows us to carry His presence with us, to bear his likeness, and to wield His power in ways that we cannot even ask or imagine.
The Church In Acts - Pt 1
Today we are excited to start a new series titled, “The Church in Acts.” When we look back to its origin we see that, from the very beginning, there was a very clear mission for the early church. We also see that there was a very clear message they were to carry to the rest of the world. All of this, powered by the Holy Spirit, is what we are being called into today as Christ followers. We must understand our roots and commit ourselves to this ministry!
Spiritual Warfare - Pt. 4
The enemy uses many methods to attack us, so it is important for us to be aware of his tactics and ready to stand firm. Distortion, distraction, discouragement, deception, and division are all tools that the devil uses against believers in our daily lives. If we are unprepared, these, often subtle, strategies are able to derail us from the life that God intends for us. This week, we discussed the ways that these schemes can creep into our lives and minds, and some of the tools that we have at our disposal to fight back.
Spiritual Warfare - Pt. 3
Jesus holds the ultimate victory against the enemy, however, while we are living in this fallen world, God invites us to participate in spiritual warfare against the forces of evil. When we are going into this fight, it is important to remember that our battleground is on a spiritual level, not among flesh and blood. We must identify strongholds that the enemy may hold in our lives and work to replace them through the healing power of Jesus. We also need to be aware of the weapons that we have at our disposal. He has fully equipped us with everything we need to fight a winning battle, but we must be willing to put on His full armor so that we do not fall victim to the schemes of the devil. Jesus is fighting battles on our behalf, so let us join with Him to defeat the enemy and topple the strongholds that we cannot bring down on our own.
Spiritual Warfare - Pt. 2
Spiritual warfare seems so intimidating and overwhelming, but it is really just about truth and lies. The enemy has convinced the world of so many lies and many of them are very tempting to believe. We want to make spiritual warfare about the “big sins” in the outside world, but that is how the enemy gains a foothold in our lives. He is able to convince us about lies in our own lives and distract us with shame or self-righteousness, but the good news is that Jesus was able to defeat his lies in the desert and then ultimately with his death and resurrection. Now it is up to us as believers to choose whether we want to choose to live within the truth that Jesus offers or succumb to the lies that can entangle us.
I have been a member of the Grace Chapel Liepers Fork family for years. I love the teaching and biblical truth Pastor Steve brings each week live. However, I started listening to Pastor Jake via Podcast since the pandemic started. I enjoy listening to his soft, calming, reassuring voice. As I walk my dogs at 5:00am my ear is not only filled with this calm reassurance, I am filled with biblical truth in a way that is easily understood and applicable to my daily life.
Thank you Pastor Jake for your wisdom and Spirit-filled teaching.
Love this church!
Great teaching and great church body!