“Overcoming a Broken Heart” – June 20th, 2018

“Overcoming a Broken Heart” – June 20th, 2018

Dear Church Family, One of the most debilitating things in life is discouragement. Nobody wants to be discouraged. It feels terrible, affects us physically, and prevents us from operating at our optimum level. One of the most challenging types of discouragement to overcome is the discouragement that we experience when serving others. This Sunday morning we will be studying 2 Corinthians 2:12-16. The title of the message is “Overcoming a Broken Heart.” Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s Word are Psalm 106:47, Romans 15:15-16, and Colossians 3:23-24. I am looking forward to sharing a few causes of and solutions to discouragement with you. May the Lord be “ the One who lifts up your head,” Psalm 3:3, as you live for Him today. God bless you and keep your eyes on Jesus! Because of Him, Pastor...

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“The Perfect Father” – June 13th, 2018

“The Perfect Father” – June 13th, 2018

Dear Church Family, It’s a tremendous blessing to have a wonderful father. The benefits are countless and will last a lifetime. Believers have the blessed benefit of also having a perfect heavenly Father. We can  learn a lot from God as He cares for us as the perfect Father. This Sunday morning we will celebrate Father’s Day. Our text is Matthew 6:9-13. The sermon title is “The Perfect Father.” Other verses that will help prepare you for our time in God’s Word are Psalm 121:1-4, Exodus 34:6-7, and Proverbs 16:9. Getting to know our heavenly Father is a key to living life successfully. I trust that our time together will bless everyone. May you enjoy your heavenly Father today and glorify His name. God bless you and have a great day! In His Matchless Grace, Pastor...

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“The Nonnegotiable Virtue: Forgiveness” – June 6th, 2018

“The Nonnegotiable Virtue: Forgiveness” – June 6th, 2018

Dear Church Family, In his excellent book, “The Art of Forgiveness,” Lewis Smede writes, “We Forgive when we feel God’s Spirit nudging us with an impulse to pull ourselves out of the sludge of our disabling resentment.” Forgiveness is crucial for individuals and for a local body of Christ. The spiritual, emotional, and perhaps physical aspects of our lives are dependent upon heart felt  forgiveness. On Sunday we will be looking at 2 Corinthians 2:5-11. The message title is “ The Nonnegotiable Virtue: Forgiveness.” Other helpful verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s Word are Matthew 18:15-18, John 20:22-23, and Genesis 50:15-21. May the Lord bless our time together as we study this important passage and theme of forgiveness. Have a wonderful day as you bask in the glory of having been forgiven by your Lord. God bless you and have a great day! Because of Him, Pastor...

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“The Marks of a Godly Leader” – May 31st, 2018

“The Marks of a Godly Leader” – May 31st, 2018

Dear Church Family, It is remarkable how much of a difference good leadership can make in a home, a church, an athletic team, or a business. It is fascinating to see how secular thinkers are coming around to conclude the same things that God’s Word has said for a few thousand years. On Sunday we will be looking at 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4. The sermon title is “ The Marks of a Godly Leader.” Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s word are Matthew 20:25-28, I Thessalonians 2:4-8, and Acts 20:17-24. I am looking forward to being with you and worshipping the King of Kings on Sunday morning. If you have the chance, stop in to visit the church rummage sale on Friday or Saturday anytime from 7:00 am -3:00 pm.  It is a first class operation! Thanks for being such a fine representation of Jesus! Have a great day. Because of Him, Pastor...

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“Caring for Mother’s” – May 9th, 2018

“Caring for Mother’s” – May 9th, 2018

Dear Church Family, It is common to preach a message on Mother’s Day that is an exhortation or an encouragement to mothers as they fulfill their holy calling as care givers. I know, I have preached such messages and they have their place. It is less common to preach a Mother’s Day message that is aimed more at those who are cared for by mothers and other care givers. Such a message is primarily encouraging to mothers and a healthy reminder to the rest of us to honor them for their sacrificial and honorable ways. This Sunday morning we will be looking at John 19:25-28. The message title is “Caring for Mothers.” Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s Word are I Timothy 5:3-4, Proverbs 18:21, and Proverbs 20:20. I am looking forward to lifting up motherhood and care giving on Sunday morning. On Saturday from 10:00am  to 1:00 pm the church family will be washing cars for mothers and others in the community as we seek to show the kindness of Jesus. Come help us serve or pray for us as we reach out to our community. Until Sunday, God bless you and have a great day! Because of Jesus, Pastor...

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“The Nature and Benefits of Integrity” – May 2nd, 2018

“The Nature and Benefits of Integrity” – May 2nd, 2018

Dear Church Family, Years ago we at The Canton Grace Church identified 5 core values that should drive everything that we do. Over the years I believe that we have come to reflect these core values to a great extent. Our 5 core values are worship, dependence, excellence, grace, and integrity. The leaders of the church have tried to model these values and of course we teach them as the Spirit leads. This Sunday morning we will have the privilege of looking at one of these core values, personal integrity. The title of Sunday’s message is “The Nature and Benefits of Integrity.”  Our passage is 2 Corinthians 1:12-14. Other verses that will prepare you for our time in God’s Word are Psalm 26:1-2, Acts 24:16, and I Thessalonians 2:4-10. I am looking forward to being with you and sharing truths from God’s Word about integrity. May the Lord honor you as you honor Him by walking before Him with integrity. God bless you and have a wonderful day! Because of Jesus, Pastor...

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