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  • 9.27.20   guest speaker:  bonnie floyd

    Bonnie Floyd is an International Speaker, Author and Bible Teacher and will share her story at both services.


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  • 9.20.20    There is Hope

    Psalm 42

    As a deer pants for flowing streams,
        so pants my soul for you, O God.
    2 My soul thirsts for God,
        for the living God.
    When shall I come and appear before God?
    3 My tears have been my food
        day and night,
    while they say to me all the day long,
        “Where is your God?”
    4 These things I remember,
        as I pour out my soul:
    how I would go with the throng
        and lead them in procession to the house of God
    with glad shouts and songs of praise,
        a multitude keeping festival.

    5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
        and why are you in turmoil within me?
    Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
        my salvation

    6 and my God.

    My soul is cast down within me;
        therefore I remember you
    from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
        from Mount Mizar.
    7 Deep calls to deep
        at the roar of your waterfalls;
    all your breakers and your waves
        have gone over me.
    8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
        and at night his song is with me,
        a prayer to the God of my life.
    9 I say to God, my rock:
        “Why have you forgotten me?
    Why do I go mourning
        because of the oppression of the enemy?”
    10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,
        my adversaries taunt me,
    while they say to me all the day long,
        “Where is your God?”


    11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
        and why are you in turmoil within me?
    Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
        my salvation and my God.


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  • 9.13.20   "absolute chaos" ~ cancel culture, politics & pandemics

    Sermon Series: “Absolute Chaos”~ Cancel Culture, Politics & Pandemics (Part 4)


    Romans 14.4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.


    Charles Swindoll: No one has ever put a list together and put your name at the head of the list saying you are in charge of all these Christians.


    Today, September 13, we will conclude Pastor Jeff’s 3-year retention vote to be held by the active members who are in good standing of Community Grace Brethren Church. Votes submitted electronically have been counted. No one can vote twice regardless of voting method. Today votes can be cast only in person by paper ballot. This occurs individually in the lobby before, between, or after worship services. Deadline is 12 noon.


    “Thanks to all who are involved enough to be members of Community Grace & for voting today.” Pastor Jeff


    “Absolute Chaos” ~ Cancel Culture, Politics & Pandemics Discussion Questions: 

    • In your opinion, what is the worst part of the “absolute chaos” we see daily?
    • Much of dealing with COVID-19 has to do with perspective. Is your perspective on the impact of the virus primarily pessimistic or optimistic at this point?
    • Though the numbers are daily in flux, current stats indicate that each of us have a 99+% chance of not dying from COVID. How does this make you feel?
    • The CDC reports that only 6% of those who died from COVID, died from the virus alone. Thus 94% had an average of 2.6 other medical conditions that contributed to their death. How do you process this information?
    • Why do you think people are so worked up over COVID? Why can’t we more easily have a calm & reasonable response?
    • Do you tend to be pro mask or anti-mask? Please explain why.
    • How do you respond to those who have a different opinion than you on COVID?
    • How can we each respond to the other side with more love and grace?
    • Do you see a correlation between eating meat in Romans 14 and people’s reactions related to Covid today? What biblical guidelines from that chapter might help us today?
    • Read Ps. 16.8 & 37.39. How can these verses help us face the current crisis?
    • Read Eph. 4.31-32. How can we avoid the negatives mentioned here and add the positives to our daily lives?
    • THANKS for all the encouragement & support through this challenging sermon series. You help me be bold! PJ
  • 9.6.20   "absolute chaos" ~ cancel culture, politics & pandemics

    Sermon Series: “Absolute Chaos” ~ Cancel Culture, Politics & Pandemics (Part 3)


    Galatians 3.28   There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.


    Norman Geisler: All barriers are destroyed in Christ, and all believers are truly created equal.


    On September 13 we will conduct Pastor Jeff’s 3-year retention vote to be held by the active members who are in good standing of Community Grace Brethren Church. Votes can be submitted electronically on this website under "Events" or on the church's group Facebook page (deadline Sept. 10); or votes can be cast in person by paper ballot at the church on September 13. (This voting occurs individually in the lobby before or after the worship service on Sept. 13. Deadline is 12 noon.)


    “Absolute Chaos” ~ Cancel Culture, Politics & Pandemics Discussion Questions: 

    • What is your view of the organization Black Lives Matter?
    • How would you respond to the criticism that if you do not support Black Lives Matter you show yourself to be a racist?
    • How have your views about race changed through the course of your life?
    • Whether you agree or disagree with it, discuss the quote from Dennis Prager, “To the degree that color matters to you, you are a racist”.
    • Read Galatians 3.28 & Colossians 3.11. How do these verses shed light on the race issue?
    • Read and discuss the importance of Titus 3.2 and how we respond to current crisis.
    • Professor Sarah Yeomans has stated, “Never before has humanity been so well placed to confront medical crises”. Do you agree? Please explain.
    • Much of dealing with COVID-19 has to do with perspective. Is your perspective on the impact of the virus primarily pessimistic or optimistic at this point?
    • Though the numbers are daily in flux, read the following statistics: 1.7% of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with COVID19 (thus over 98% has not); 3.1% of diagnosed cases have resulted in death; this means only .05% of the population has died from COVID19. How do these stats make you feel?
    • How can we give a reasonable response to this serious virus without living in fear?
    • Do you tend to be pro mask or anti-mask?
    • How can we each respond to the other side with love and grace?