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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.

August 9, 2020 Sermon – “Living in the Past, Present, and Future: The Future”

My friends, if we get this living out of our knowledge of God’s future plan thing right, we should never, NEVER miss the beauty and wonder of what’s in front of us in the present moment. Through Christ, God has freed us to cease our worrying, let go of our fears, ENJOY God’s creation, and truly live. With the knowledge that our future is secure, it’s time to stop worrying about the future and start enjoying the present.

August 9, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction August 9, 2020 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 […]

August 2, 2020 Sermon – Living in the Past, Present, and Future: The Past

I had the most overwhelming sense that we’re in a very URGENT time to remember and to call others to remember, so that God’s love will replace the hate, the pain, the anger, the vengefulness, and all the things that are dividing us.  I had the overwhelming sense that time is running short, but that if we could just remember and lead some others to remember, EVERYTHING can change for the better.

August 2, 2020 At-Home Worship Service

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2020 At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction August 2, 2020 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 […]

July 26, 2020 Sermon – Living the Christian Faith: Pray in All Circumstances

My friends, we could apply this concept to anything….ANYTHING.  That’s why James encourages us not just to pray without ceasing but to pray in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.  Name a circumstance, any circumstance, and we can easily discuss and discover together how taking your feelings about that circumstance to God and asking to be persuaded by God regarding how to respond and how to proceed will lead to an INFINITELY BETTER outcome than choosing to respond on your own.  That’s what this is about.

July 26, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 26, 2020 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.  […]

July 19, 2020 Sermon – Living the Christian Faith: Live for Today

Regardless of what’s going on in your life and what you’re planning for – whether it’s planning for something you would like to happen or planning for how you will deal with this pandemic or planning to protect yourself against a possible collapse of the systems of protection around us or planning to make significant changes to systems in our nation you perceive to be bad – regardless of what’s going on in your life and what you’re planning for, there’s really only ONE plan that’s worth pursuing, where “worth pursuing” means having lasting (even eternal) significance – and that plan is GOD’S PLAN.  That plan is the plan that will ultimately lead to good overcoming evil.  That plan is the plan that will lead to an eternity of peace.  What this means is that we’d all be better off putting our own planning aside and spending each and every day going to God in prayer to discover what to do for today. 

July 19, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 19, 2020 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.  […]

July 12, 2020 At-Home Worship Plan

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost  At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction July 12, 2020 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.  […]