Sermons and talks by Ryan Wentzel. Ryan serves as a pastor at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California. His ministry ranges from preaching, teaching, and writing, to listening, being present, and walking with others through some of life’s most difficult experiences. For more resources, visit ryanlwentzel.com.
A Mission-Shaped Church | Romans 15:14–33
In this sermon on Romans 15:14–33, Ryan explores three characteristics of a mission-shaped church. A mission-shaped church:
Is grounded in the gospel
Reaches the unreached
Builds gospel partnerships
This sermon was preached on February 18, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.
God's Sovereignty — Part 1
How does God’s sovereignty intersect with my daily life?
This talk was given on February 11, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.
Getting Along Despite Our Differences
One of the beautiful things about a church is its diversity. It’s full of people with different backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. This diverse community comes together as one family in Jesus Christ, worshiping the same God and following the same Savior.
One of the challenging things about a church is its diversity. Our differences have the potential to cause conflict. The gospel of Jesus Christ binds us together, but we work out the implications of our faith in different ways. We don’t see eye-to-eye on a range of secondary issues.
How do we get along with fellow Christians despite our differences? Ryan seeks to answer that question in this sermon on Romans 14:1–12.
This sermon was delivered on January 28, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.
Do No Harm | Romans 13:8–14
In this sermon on Romans 13:8–14, Ryan preaches about loving our neighbors.
This sermon was given on January 21, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.
The Christian Funeral – Part 2
In this second of two talks on Christian funerals, Ryan discusses the nature and purposes of a funeral and provides a suggested pattern for a gospel-centered funeral service.
This talk was given on January 14, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.
The Christian Funeral – Part 1
The Christian funeral has fallen on hard times. In this talk, Ryan discusses the ways funerals have changed over the past few generations and proposes a recovery of a more robustly Christian practice of marking death.
This talk was given on January 7, 2024, at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California.