Grace Hill Church - Collierville, Tn

Sinopse

Grace Hill Church exists to glorify God by accepting people where they are and helping them transform into authentic followers of Jesus Christ. This podcast is an archive of the sermons preached at Grace Hill Church in Collierville, TN.

Episódios

  • Grace Hill: No Other Gods

    Grace Hill: No Other Gods

    11/10/2020 Duração: 31min

    “Do not have other gods besides me.” ⇠ Seems pretty straightforward, doesn't it? There's only One who's almighty & sovereign over all. The only One who can be counted on to work all things out for his glory and ultimately our good, and to whom we should turn when things seem chaotic, confusing or even desperate. But if it's so simple, then why did God's people seem to struggle so much with abiding in this great truth? And why do we, as God's people in 2020, continue to struggle with this even today? Let's unpack this and more in today's very timely message…

  • Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #04—Serving Others

    Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #04—Serving Others

    04/10/2020 Duração: 36min

    Jesus serves undeserving people. ⇢ In Jesus, the form of God wasn't exchanged for the form of a servant—it was revealed in the form of a servant. Jesus did something he didn’t have to do, for people who did not deserve what he did. And the evening before the torture of the cross, Jesus didn't think of Himself. He thought about His disciples. He showed his deep love to them in a profound way, and then painted a beautiful picture inviting us into that story with him. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #03—Responding to Jesuss Story

    Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #03—Responding to Jesus's Story

    27/09/2020 Duração: 32min

    How will you respond? ⇢ When Jesus’ story intersected with one man’s, he responded by enthusiastically telling everyone he could find how Jesus changed him. When Jesus’s story met with others, they were moved to begin deliberately teaching others about Jesus's story. And when Jesus’s story converged with some, they responded by turning him away from their story altogether. How will you respond when Jesus meets your own story? Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #02—Choosing People Who Help Our Faith Grow

    Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #02—Choosing People Who Help Our Faith Grow

    20/09/2020 Duração: 26min

    To help our own faith grow, we revisit the familiar story of a paralytic man suddenly lowered through a hole in the roof so he could connect with Jesus for a few minutes. And we consider this highly unusual event through the eyes of the four men willing to do this faithful and courageous act for him—people so committed to their friend they're clearly willing to do whatever it takes for him. As we continue discussing “Spiritual Habits” in this session, let’s consider how and why we need such people as this in proximity to us who are persistent in their own faith, and how our hope in this is to cultivate a sincere outpouring of praise. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #01—Making the Right Choice

    Grace Hill: Spiritual Habits #01—Making the Right Choice

    13/09/2020 Duração: 25min

    Our hope over the next 4 episodes is to encourage you in taking steps towards starting, re-starting or improving some profoundly meaningful spiritual habits in your life. Spending time with God is our first habit to consider together—a simple choice with a profound & lasting impact. Let's unpack this and more in today's message as we look at the "right choice" for one woman that made all the difference...

  • Grace Hill: Lessons on Responding to Crisis

    Grace Hill: Lessons on Responding to Crisis

    31/08/2020 Duração: 42min

    People all around us are facing crisis of some sort right now. How should we see this—how should we respond? As Christ-followers, we're called to (i) see these things through the lens of Jesus, and (ii) to step into them—to engage them as Jesus would, be a blessing, carry each other's burdens and advance the gospel of Jesus in doing so. Today we visit the early Church to see what we can learn about how to do these things for the people facing crisis around us today…

  • Grace Hill: Lessons on Worship

    Grace Hill: Lessons on Worship

    25/08/2020 Duração: 41min

    We were all created to worship. And we absolutely will. The question is not will or won't we worship, but who are what will we worship? Today we're dropping into perhaps one of the most awkward places in scripture. But it's also a beautiful place we get to see an example of pure, raw, unadulterated worship of Jesus. We also get to see the gospel on full display in response. It’s truly beautiful and there’s much we can take away from a better understanding of it. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: Following Jesus in Crisis

    Grace Hill: Following Jesus in Crisis

    10/08/2020 Duração: 42min

    CRISIS ⇢ It has a unique way of revealing so much about our lives, doesn’t it? No one’s immune to it, and when life suddenly goes sideways you find yourself suddenly fact to fact with your deepest fears, core values & character. Crisis has a way of revealing unseen motives, anxieties & core beliefs you may not even be aware of yourself. And yes, crisis can even bring doubts in your faith...and that's OK. Who we get answers from in the midst of crisis may be more important than the answers we’re seeking. In this episode we'll explore John the Baptist’s struggle with doubt in the face of deep, personal crisis, and draw powerful truths from Jesus' response to him in his pain. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #7—Using Your Strength to Serve Others

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #7—Using Your Strength to Serve Others

    02/08/2020 Duração: 40min

    Are you using your strength to serve others? ⇢ As we continue exploring our calling to live a life “on the contrary”, let's consider for a few minutes Paul's challenge to us, that we cultivate the same mindset toward each other that Christ Jesus had. As we do, we can see immense peace and joy in store for us when using our strength to serve others, and serving others to God's glory. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #6—Disputable Matters

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #6—Disputable Matters

    27/07/2020 Duração: 39min

    Don't major in minors ⇢ Yes, there are some “closed hand” matters indisputably central to our faith that we should never lose sight of. But there are also many “open hand” matters that are disputable matters of conviction—things we should be approaching with immense grace, compassion and humility. Today we dive into Romans 14 to gain understanding of Paul's insights about how we should handle disputable vs. indisputable matters. We see many, rich takeaways for our church engaging today's culture. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #5—Who Are You Wearing?

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #5—Who Are You Wearing?

    22/07/2020 Duração: 41min

    Last time we talked about God and government—a lighthearted little sermon. ;-) This time we continue with Paul in Romans 13 as he shares an important metaphor in shaping our lives as Jesus followers: WEARING CHRIST. “Every believer has put on Christ by virtue of trusting in who Jesus is and what he has done for us. Yet we are also called to put on the character qualities and virtues that reflect our identity as children of God.” —Matthew Harmon Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #4—Government  the Gospel

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #4—Government & the Gospel

    13/07/2020 Duração: 34min

    Imagine this ⇢ A government so corrupt & convinced of its own power, that the administration has elevated themselves to a god-like status. Imagine a leader so brazenly drunk on his own power that he's willing to commit some of the most heinous acts in human history, and do whatever it takes to accomplish it’s own agenda. This is the precise context in which Paul is writing the book of Romans—and the place from which we can draw two very powerful conclusions for ourselves today: Government has been established by God to remind us that it isn't our God. Our relationship to our government is actually a gospel issue, whether we recognize it or not. Scripture speaks into our hearts & lives even when it's through uncomfortable truths. Let's unpack this and more together in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: The Way, The Truth, The Life—What Jesus Said Still Remains

    Grace Hill: The Way, The Truth, The Life—What Jesus Said Still Remains

    05/07/2020 Duração: 27min

    “I am the way, the truth and the life.” ⇠ There's more to this statement than seems apparent at first, in how deeply it impacts the brokenness, sin, and death in our world. Looking deeper into this, we can see three salient, life-changing truths: When we're lost in our brokenness & cutoff from God, Jesus provides the way back for us. When we're completely trapped in our sin, Jesus defeats Satan's lies by speaking truth into our lives. When we're sentenced to death & hopelessness, Jesus gives us life. These things are worth our time & attention to understand them on a deeper level. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #3—Others Need You

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #3—Others Need You

    28/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    Others need you.⇢ As we continue reflecting on how modeling Jesus means living life “on the contrary”, we consider how being consistently considerate of others fits into this, what it really looks like, and a sobering reality that 'love' is ultimately more about what you do than what you feel towards another. Then we look at the deep work of overlooking the personal offenses around us, and how you can exchange outrage, bitterness & revenge for peace, humility & love. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #2—We Need Each Other

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #2—We Need Each Other

    21/06/2020 Duração: 21min

    As we turn our attention to chapter 12 of Romans, we see Paul describing 5 things that are important dynamics for a Christ follower's life lived “on the contrary”: 1: Humble Evaluation 2: Gracious Cooperation 3: Faithful Participation 4: Consistent Consideration 5: Extreme Condonation Starting with the first 3 of these, we begin to see a core truth that we were made to need each other. And we need each other now more than ever. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: On the Contrary #1—The Christ Followers “New Normal”

    Grace Hill: On the Contrary #1—The Christ Follower's “New Normal”

    15/06/2020 Duração: 28min

    A “new normal” for Christ Followers? ⇢ We begin a new series called “On the Contrary” looking at Paul's writing to the church in Rome, a very diverse group of people with mixed beliefs, and struggling with how to live their Christian faith out in their world. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? As Christ followers we've never had a better opportunity to let the love of Jesus more brightly than when world is screaming for hope, compassion, empathy & purpose. Today we explore how a life live “on the contrary” is a life: ➊ that's truly dependent on God, ➋ actively pursues pleasing God, and ➌ battles the easy work of conforming to the world, and embraces the ongoing work of transforming the mind. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: A Biblical Posture Towards a Hurting, Broken World

    Grace Hill: A Biblical Posture Towards a Hurting, Broken World

    07/06/2020 Duração: 25min

    Essential Empathy—In this brief departure from our "First Thing First" series, we attempt to make better sense of how we can (and should) be responding to the storm that's raging all around us right now. We all tend to view these things through our own lens, which is often filtered by political convictions, circles of influence, and personal experiences. As Christ followers, it's most critical that we do our best to view these events and the people involved through a biblical lens above all. How shall we respond to the pain, heartache & brokenness roiling around us right now? An important question we'll unpack together in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: First Thing First #3—The Baseline for Love

    Grace Hill: First Thing First #3—The Baseline for Love

    31/05/2020 Duração: 27min

    Amid a global pandemic, an election year with the highest of stakes, and the evils of racism exploding in front of us—fear, anger & anxiety are at an all-time high for almost all of us. How should we respond to the “perfect storm” of adversity roiling around us right now? As Christ followers, it's important—urgent even—that we do whatever we can now more than ever to LOVE the people around us. And I'm not just talking about the people it's easy to love. Not just family, friends, or the people we agree with about most things. Not just the people who treat us well, and with whom we typically see eye-to-eye on things that matter. The fact is, as Christ-followers we share a profoundly challenging mission to actively love even those people around us who we find the most off-putting and hardest to love or even understand. Is this even possible? And if so, how? What does it really look like? Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: First Thing First #2—Changing Who  How You Love

    Grace Hill: First Thing First #2—Changing Who & How You Love

    24/05/2020 Duração: 27min

    Last time we began looking at the life changing truth that God loved us first. This time we consider an important byproduct of this great truth: God loving us first changes not only our lives, but also HOW we love and WHO we love. Reflecting on “The Good Samaritan” we'll see how Biblical love is sacrificial and often surprising. Just imagine if we worked together to outlove each other! So many of the fights and arguments we have with each other and in our society would simply dissolve. Let's unpack this and more in today's message…

  • Grace Hill: First Thing First #1—God Loved Us First

    Grace Hill: First Thing First #1—God Loved Us First

    17/05/2020 Duração: 26min

    Be Honest: What do you see as the “first thing” in your life right now? From the myriad of priorities & concerns in any given day, which one would you genuinely aim to have first on the list? And what might an unbiased audit of your thoughts, actions & choices in any given week reflect your “first thing” to be? As we all consider “what’s next” in our lives after quarantine, it's a perfect time to honestly introspect and make sure the first thing in your life is right today and everyday. Let's begin this thoughtful reflection together in today's message…

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