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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.

January 17, 2021 Sermon – Lament in the Time of COVID: Cry Out to God

And it’s important to remember what our ancestors in the faith learned and revealed to us, it’s important to remember what God made sure to record in the scriptures so it could be transmitted to us after thousands of years – the single most important thing we can do in the midst of difficult times, especially in the midst of generationally difficult times,  in the midst of COVID, is to take our real feelings to God FIRST, to keep the relationship with God going as our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.  It will make all the difference.

January 17, 2021 At-Home Worship Plan

At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction January 17, 2021 Second Sunday After The Epiphany   PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian Church […]

January 10, 2021 (Epiphany Sunday) Sermon: Go Search Diligently for the Child

And those magi, they HAD those experiences precisely because they searched diligently for the child and never stopped.  If YOU spend your life searching diligently for Jesus…and never stop…you can have some amazing experiences, as well – experiences that will change you and experiences that will change all the world. 

January 10, 2021 (Epiphany Sunday) At-Home Worship Plan

Epiphany Sunday 2021 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction January 10, 2021 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Sermon and Hymns – A video of Pastor Brad preaching will be on the First Christian Church Youtube site.  Visit […]

At-Home Worship Plan for January 3, 2021

Christmastide 2 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction January 3, 2021 The Music of Christmas 2 PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Worship Service and Hymns Playlist – A video of Pastor Brad reading the background of the […]

December 27, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan – The Music of Christmas, Part 1

Christmastide 1 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction December 27, 2020 The Music of Christmas 1   PREPARATION Communion Elements A computer/tablet/phone for looking up the worshipful songs.  You could also use a hymnal and an instrument. YOUTUBE Worship Service and Hymns Playlist – A video of Pastor Brad reading the background of […]

Christmas Eve 2020 At-Home Worship Service

Christmas Eve 2020 At-Home Worship Service Preparation If you have a nativity scene in your home that you could incorporate during this worship service, remove baby Jesus, so He can be placed at the proper time in the service. If you have something you can use as a Christ candle, place it in your worship […]

December 20, 2020 Sermon: Jesse Tree – Joseph: It’s Up to Us

If you would simply spend your days listening very specifically for how God is guiding you to help preserve and share the message of Jesus, the message of Messiah, and then doing whatever you hear God directing you to do, YOU, yes YOU, will influence the future of creation in accordance with God’s will.  It’s up to YOU.  THAT is God’s message of Joseph this Advent and Christmas season.

December 20, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

4th Sunday of Advent 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction December 20, 2020 PREPARATION Communion Elements Your At-Home Worship Space Advent Decorations (from the Hanging of the Greens Service) – Most importantly, have some kind of candle, so you can light a candle during the Advent Wreath Candle Lighting A computer/tablet/phone for […]

December 13, 2020 Sermon, Jesse Tree – Josiah: Returning to God

As one of Jesus’ ancestors, as OUR spiritual ancestor, Josiah calls upon us during this Advent and coming Christmas season to evaluate everything we do as individuals and as congregation against what we learn from Jesus.  Josiah calls us to take our celebration of Jesus’ birth each year as an opportunity to consider in what ways Jesus is like our lost book of the law.