In-building corporate worship set to return on Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 @ 10:50am.
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.

Easter Sunday 2021 Sermon: When the Sabbath Was Over

Which brings me to the modern Church…to today…and, more specifically…to First Christian Church, Grand Junction on THIS Easter Sunday of 2021.  Today is my last day to guide you as Senior Pastor.  You know this.  You’ve been preparing for it.  Your leadership has been preparing for it.  The Regional Office and Regional Minister have been assisting your leadership in preparing for it. But all the preparations in the world can’t change what’s going to happen tomorrow: you will enter into a transition space.

Easter Sunday 2021 At-Home Worship Plan

Easter Sunday At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction April 4, 2021   PREPARATION Easter Breakfast/Brunch – I know, we can’t eat Easter Brunch together as a congregation.  But, you can make an at-home Easter brunch that reminds you of resurrection (think “eggs” and even greens to remind you of the new life of […]

March 28, 2021 At-Home Worship Plan

At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction March 28, 2021 6th Sunday of Lent/Palm Sunday   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 […]

March 21, 2021 Sermon – Return from the Wilderness: Wrath

So…yeah…wrath happens, even with otherwise ordinary people…most likely involving those with whom we’re closest to in life because they are the people over whom we have enough power to act out of wrath… So…yeah, wrath is bad.  Wrath is dangerous.  It harms the people toward whom we act with wrath, and it harms us…. So, my friends, leave wrath to the realm of God, and prevent the pain – to others and yourself – that results from wrath.

March 21, 2021 At-Home Worship Plan

At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction March 21, 2021 5th Sunday of Lent 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.  […]

March 14, 2021 Sermon – “Return from the Wilderness: Greed”

So, please, be careful.  Remember that, while God loves you, God ALSO loves everyone else.  While God loves you, God doesn’t want you, and you alone, to have it all.  When you GET that, when you get past the selfish desires of greed, you will live into a way that benefits YOU even MORE than your greed, and you will live in a way that benefits everyone around you.  In other words, you will replace the ways of death with the ways of life…for you and for everyone else.

March 14, 2021 At-Home Worship Plan

At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction March 14, 2021 4th Sunday of Lent 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.  […]

March 7, 2021 Sermon: Return from the Wilderness – Gluttony

My friends, today God calls to us to return from the wilderness of the sin of gluttony, of worthless living, of purposeless living and actions and speech.  God calls us to return to living the way of purpose God places before us, the way that is best, given and directed by the One who made us and KNOWS what is best.

March 7, 2021 At-Home Worship Plan

At-Home Worship Plan First Christian Church, Grand Junction March 7, 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent 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.  […]