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Messages from Grand Parkway Baptist Church in Richmond, Texas.

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Messages from Grand Parkway Baptist Church in Richmond, Texas.

    Peace - Presence of the Desirable

    Peace - Presence of the Desirable

    Dec 4, 2022
    Peace - Presence of the Desirable
    Ephesians 2:11-22, Philippians 4:7

    Peace 
    Absence of the undesirable

    Peace
    Presence of the desirable

    Reconciliation (v16)
    Citizenship (v19)
    Dwelling place (v22)


    How to have it - Romans 5
    Faith in Jesus  image.png Righteous image.png Peace


    What does having Peace look like - Philippians 4:4-7
    Rejoicing

    Graciousness
    Conform to the belief that God is in charge

    "God is outside of humanity’s full experience, perception or grasp."

    Peace is the absence of the undesirable and a presence of the desirable 

    Mental Worship
    1. In which area of your life are you at peace? Where are you not at peace?
    2. What habits could you develop to remind you of who God is and who you are in Him?
    3. In what ways could you demonstrate peace?
    4. Do you focus more on the absence of the undesirable or the presence of the desirable?

    • 35 min
    The Power of Hope

    The Power of Hope

    Nov 27, 2022
    Hebrews 6:13-20
    The Power of Hope

    1. Our hope is based on certainty, v.17

    a) to show
    b) more convincingly
    c) to the heirs of the promise
    d)the unchangeable character of his purpose

    “There is tremendous relief in knowing that His love for me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery can now disillusion Him about me, in the way that I am so disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me.”

                       -J.I. Packer, Knowing God
    e) he guaranteed it with an oath
    f) so that by two unchangeable things

    The two unchangeable things…

    1) God’s promise
    2) the oath that confirms it


    2. Our hope gives us a refuge, v. 18

    “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah”
                       -Psalm 62:5-8

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
                       -Psalm 91:1-2

    3. Our hope encourages us to continue, v. 18


    4. Our hope is in what has been accomplished, v. 19

    "And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’” This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.”
                     -Hebrews 7:20-28





    Mental worship…

    Is it enough for God to show you or does he have to convince you of certain things?
    Is there anybody or anything you are close to giving up on?
    Is your life more about “from” or “for?”
    If God were to accommodate you this Advent season, how would He come to you? 
    What encourages you when you feel hopeless?

    • 46 min
    COMMUNION NOV 20 2022

    COMMUNION NOV 20 2022

    "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

                                                                                            -Ephesians 4:32

    • 10 min
    Final Words

    Final Words

    Nov 13, 2022
    Malachi 3:13-4:8
    Final Words

    1. Our motives matter, v. 13-14

    "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.”
                    -C.S. Lewis

    2. Judgement takes many forms, v. 15

    Here is an example of progressive judgment…

    a) sexual impurity, v. 24- “therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity”
    b) unnatural affections, v. 26- “God gave them up to dishonorable passions”
    c) a debased mind, v. 28- "God gave them up to a debased mind"


    3. You need positive spiritual friendships, v. 16


    4. Remember these realities, v. 4:1-6

    a) the day of the Lord
    b) the Word of God
    c) the mercy of God



    Mental worship…

    What motivates you to live as a Christian?
    Do you spend more time talking God into forgetting or rejoicing that He remembers?
    Who do you spend time with that reminds you of your faith and reinforces your faith? 
    If God left you a voicemail today, what would it say?

    • 37 min
    Why Conditional Living Will Never Satisfy You

    Why Conditional Living Will Never Satisfy You

    Nov 6, 2022
    Malachi 3:6-12
    Why Conditional Living Will Never Satisfy You

    1. God is patient, v. 6

    2. God is covenantal not conditional, v. 7b-9

    If you are married to someone who is conditional not covenantal three things happen in your marriage…

    a) rarely feel heard or understood in an argument, much less validated
    b) rarely feel closure after an argument because they are never wrong
    c) you will come to believe that for this to work you have to compromise


    “By the curse you are being cursed, yet me you are robbing.”

     To anyone who believes tithing is an OT concept and no longer applicable I would say two things…

    a) grace makes you capable of more

    “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”   
                      -Matthew 5:27-28

    b)  Jesus indicates tithing continued into the New Testament

    “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.  You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!”
                   
                    -Matthew 23:23-24



    3. God is invitational, v. 10

    “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.”
                    -Malachi 3:10-12




    Mental worship…

    1. What are some of the generational sins that you want to end with  you and not be passed on to your children? 
    2. Is your life one of stewardship or ownership? 
    3. Are you covenantal or conditional in the way you relate to God? Why do you think you are that way?
    4. What is God inviting you to this morning?

    • 35 min
    How To Live When It Feels Like It Doesn’t Matter

    How To Live When It Feels Like It Doesn’t Matter

    Oct 30, 2022  Malachi 2:17-3:5
    How To Live When It Feels Like It Doesn’t Matter


    1. Keep believing despite what you see, v. 17

    Five mistakes they made…

    a) they ignored God’s word
    b) they spoke their words to one another, not to God
    c) they contradicted the character of God
    d) they spread their unbelief to each other and to the community
    e) they failed to encourage one another to love and trust God

    “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”
                         -Psalm 34:1-3

    2. Remember that God’s answer to the problem is often a person, v. 3:1

    3. Remind yourself that God refines to reconcile, v. 2-4

    4. We need to hold on to the fear of God, v. 5

    “To be fearless means we fear God above all and all other fears must come under that primary fear. Then fear becomes a signal from your body to navigate life by rather than a trauma or a tyrant to suppress or repress you. As a result we become less afraid and more loving. Fear is an indicator to our souls that something is seeking primacy in my life that wasn’t created to be primary.”
                        -John Mark Comer



    Mental worship…

    Do you ever feel as if living right doesn't matter?
    Who do you consistently spend time with that encourages you spiritually?
    Have you been tolerating something that you are in danger of becoming? 
    Is there any relationship in your life that needs reconciliation? 
    Do you fear God out of love or love him out of fear?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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Chris B in MN ,

Ross King - Fantastic message !

Stumbled upon this looking for something to encourage our Care groups. Ross visited our church, and this is just what I was looking for!

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Blessed

I’ve been a member of this church several years. The more I go the more I grow!
I may not agree 100% with everything, but I agree 100% that the heart of our Lord is here!!
Sound doctrinal teaching is at a lot of churches. It is also here
Mission focus is at lot if churches. It is also here
Great kids programs are at a lot of churches. It is also here
Great sermons and worship are at a lot of churches. It is also here
People who love on others is at a lot of churches. It is also here
Great men’s and women’s studies are at a lot of churches. It is also here
Focus on prayer is at a lot of churches. It is also here
Non legalistic behavior is at a lot of churches. It is also here
Real, authentic people are at a lot of churches. It is also here

This church allows each individual to grow according to our Holy Spirit working in us.

It is for freedom that Christ has set me free!

Thank you Grand Parkway Baptist Church 🤸🏻‍♂️🤾🏿‍♂️

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