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First Christian Church, Grand Junction – Praising God, Changing Lives!

Below, you will find the text of Pastor Brad’s sermons (and occasionally the sermons of guest speakers.)  If you would like to see all the sermons pertaining to a particular topic or series or book of the Bible, or even if you would like to view sermons by the date they were preached, please click on the appropriate box to the right.

September 24 2017 Meditation Image Jacob is Israel is Us

Jacob Is Israel Is Us

I guess what I’m trying to say is this: don’t test God by expecting something quite as mind-blowing as changing a tumor from malignant to benign. And don’t wait for God to show you a stairway to heaven like God did for Jacob. Instead, watch for the ways God is with you in every moment of your journey of life, offering you again and again the gifts of grace, presence, and steadfast love. Don’t just watch for the ways God is working in your life, but ENJOY the ways God is working in your life. Because God IS working, and your recognition of that reality will make life a lot more worth living!

September 17 2017 Meditation Image

Action

Y’all, a church building that had been reduced to rubble just a few years prior to that service now stood as a beacon of hope for a community and a testament to what faith-in-action can do. Which gets me wondering: what can God accomplish when and if WE, First Christian Church, Grand Junction, put our faith into greater action?

September 10 2017 Meditation Image 2 God Rested

God Rested

Y’all, the answers to these questions, the direction of the choices you make – every SINGLE choice – they will determine the future of humanity, of this world, of creation? Because God doesn’t ALWAYS work but sometimes, lots of the time, chooses to rest, and God has given us, YOU, the power to participate in creation. What will your participation be?

August 13 2017 Meditation Image Ephesians WHat's the Point

Ephesians: What’s the Point

What’s the point? Thanks to Jesus, whatever it is that you are lacking in your life, and particularly the stuff that we seem to be MORE lacking today than 2,000 years ago – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, THESE kinds of things – whatever it is that you’re lacking in THIS kingdom, it IS available in that other kingdom, the Kingdom of God. And thanks to Jesus, you can access that other kingdom and all the wonders it offers while you still live here on this planet, in THIS life. But, of course, there IS a catch. You’ve got to wholly commit to living in that other kingdom to access its wonders. Which kingdom will you choose?

August 6 2017 Meditation Image Christ is Our Peace

Ephesians: Christ is Our Peace

August 6, 2017 Sermon “Ephesians: Christ is Our Peace” Scripture Reading – Ephesians 2:11-12 11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— 12 remember that you were at that time without Christ, […]

July 30 2017 Mediation Image Ephesians 1

Ephesians: It’s All About God

I hope you’re starting to get a sense of God’s plan from this. It’s the best of the best, the best place you can possibly imagine, better than anything that could be promised to you by human beings. And all it takes for the Kingdom of God to start spreading rapidly, for the kingdom of God to start breaking into this world and growing exponentially, is for YOU to decide to live into it, for you to decide to do what Paul did and focus on God more than anything else.

July 23 2017 Meditation Image How Shall We Return

The Minor Prophets: How Shall We Return?

The first step is to give over your first fruits, the best of whatever material possessions you have now and the first fruits of all that you will get in the future, give them over to God so that you won’t have ANYTHING competing for God’s attention in your life. The first step is to trust that God will guide you to all you need, and God will best lead you to what you truly desire in life, to what is truly best in life.

July 16 2017 Meditation Image Gods Kingdom on Earth

The Minor Prophets: God’s Kingdom on Earth

The secret to our future success as CHURCH: it’s not about the music; it’s not about the color of the carpet; it’s not about the roof or the parking lot; it’s not about how well the lawn is maintained; it’s not about how good our fellowship coffee tastes or smells; it’s not about how well stocked our library is. NO. Our future success depends ENTIRELY on whether or not First Christian Church, Grand Junction becomes God’s kingdom here on earth.