Our Ten Most Listened-To Sermons from Grace Bible Church

We're a small fellowship of believers, but our sermons have been listened by a surprising number of people.  Since November 2017, our sermons have been listened to or downloaded 6,583 times!  It's humbling to consider the impact that God is allowing us to have, and we pray that His Word would continue to work in the lives of all who hear it.  To mark the year end, here's a review of our most listened-to messages:

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#10: The Greatest Commandments | Mark 12:28–34

Jesus sums up the entire Law of Moses in these two commandments of love. Even so, that doesn't make keeping the Law any easier. What do these commands entail, and what hope do we have for pleasing God?


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#9: The Abomination of Desolation | Mark 13:14–23

Jesus clearly commands His disciples in Jerusalem and the surrounding area to flee when they see an abominable act in the temple. The question is whether He ultimately referred to the destruction of the temple in the first century. If not, when?



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#8: We Affirm the Sovereignty of God in Salvation

We don’t completely understand everything about God’s plan; as Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God.” However, we do know that His sovereign purposes include the realm of salvation, because Jesus Christ was “delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God” according to Acts 2:23. The question Ephesians 1 answers is just how detailed God’s sovereign reign over salvation is, and we’re going to highlight just a few points from there this morning.



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#7: Faith in, but not in, Prayer | Mark 11:20–26

When we pray, too often, our faith remains in ourselves. Sadly, some even misread this passage to support a misplaced faith; if you want something, just declare it in prayer, believe real hard, don’t doubt, and you will get it. This is not what our Lord teaches here. So, what do we see in this passage?


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#6: We Affirm a Biblical View of The End Times, Part 1 | Various Texts

What does Scripture say about the end-times? Today, we attempt to demonstrate the consistent biblical teaching on the topic. We can’t do that in one week, so this week, let’s focus on how we study the Bible and the unified testimony of Scripture found in the Old Testament. Next week, we will look at that testimony in the New and see what to expect on the prophetic calendar.


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#5: Why Jesus Decreed Destruction | Mark 13:1–4

Before we consider the end-times, we must understand that the Jewish leadership of His day were in serious error. In fact, the problems were so egregious that Jesus decreed destruction upon the temple itself. What does this judgment teach us about our personal faith, and how does it factor into the prophetic calendar?


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#4: Marriage, Not Divorce | Mark 10:1–12

The people of Jesus’s day here were still people. They were also made in God’s image, but also sinful. They faced the same, basic temptations we face. Those who were believers struggled with God’s will in the midst of marital conflict, just like we do.

That’s important because, just maybe, you are also having struggles in your marriage. If you are single, maybe you know someone who is. If you are young, maybe you want to begin to prepare yourself for idea of marriage. In any event, when Jesus addresses this issue, we would all do well to listen—divorce is not the inevitable outcome of every marriage.



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#3:  The Beginning of Birth Pangs | Mark 13:5–13

We all want to know what will be the signs of the end. Jesus's answer was not quite what the disciples expected, and it involved more suffering than they could have imagined. Still, His disciples can take comfort in the fact that they He will sustain them through even the roughest tribulation this world has ever known.



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#2: Marriage and the Question of LGBT | Mark 10:6-8

Our culture grows more confused by the day, and even non-Christians are scratching their heads as they witness what’s happening in our society. Christians should be the salt and light to help guide people to the truth. We need some clarity of thought, so let’s consider the confusion and Jesus’s response.



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Bible Readings

Before getting to number one, here are our two most listened-to Bible readings.  These also happen to be numbers eight and four of top MP3 downloads.

#2:Acts 13:44–52



#1: Acts 13:1–43



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#1: We Affirm Biblical Evangelism and Apologetics

One of our goals as a church is to help you mature, to help you know what you believe, so you won’t be uncomfortable with the idea of evangelism. Our hope is that, as time goes on here, you’ll not only know the gospel or the message of Scripture, but also be able to explain it. As you learn more about the Christ Who saved you, you’ll sanctify Him as Lord in your hearts, and then be able to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for your hope with gentleness and reverence. This verse gives us this template.



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Thank you, everyone, for listening
and your continued support our ministry!

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