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Luke Series: The Character of God

A message based on Luke 13:31-35.  Come learn about God's character through Jesus' interesting response to the death threat from Herod. 
February 26, 2017
Spalink, Benjamin

The Myth of Control

A message based on John 4:42-53. This talk explores the myth of control, the idea that we actually have control of our lives and can manage them so as to get the best possible outcome. Believing ...
Spalink, Benjamin

Luke Series: The Narrow Door

A message from the Gospel of Luke Series based on Luke 13:22-30. This message explores the things that we mistakenly think count in God's eyes (which actually don't) along with the three things that ...
February 19, 2017
Spalink, Benjamin

Luke Series: How to Get Rich

A message based on Luke 12:13-21 on generosity. 
January 8, 2017
Spalink, Benjamin

Advent: Herod's Rage

An advent message based on Matthew 2:1-18.  This message examines how the coming of the Savior challenges the various forms of "false peace" that we live under, thereby challenging us to shed our ...
December 11, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Advent: Mega joy for your mega fear

This Advent sermon looks at the Incarnation from the perspective of the shepherds.  See how God's Gospel message of good news is about taking our deepest fear and replacing it with mega joy because ...
Spalink, Benjamin

Advent: Mary's Perspective

The Incarnation is filled with meaning and purpose. This Advent series will examine the birth of Jesus and its significance from the perspective of those involved.  This message focuses on Mary, ...
November 27, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; Finale

Abraham's life is the life of faith. Though filled with ups and downs, he remained faithful to the end and God blessed him abundantly. Find out how to leave a legacy like Abraham. 
November 20, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; The Sacrifice of a Son

A message based on Genesis 22:1-19 by Pastor Benjamin Spalink at City Grace Church.  This sermon examines the nature of the horrifying test that God uses to discern Abraham's heart. In the end, this ...
November 6, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; The New Math of Grace

A mesage from the Life of Abraham series based on Genesis 18:16-19:29. In this surprising text, Abraham challenges God not to destroy the righteous along with the wicked. The result is as an ...
October 30, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; From Jaded to Joyful

A message based on Genesis 18 by Pastor Benjamin Spalink. This message explores how God encourages us to move beyond naive faith, beyond jadedness, and into joyful hope. 
October 23, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; Invited into a deeper walk with God

A message from Pastor Ben Spalink based on Genesis 17 and the covenant of circumcision that God made with Abraham. 
October 16, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; The Challenge and Fulfillment of Faith

Based on Genesis 15, Pastor Ben explores the challenges to the life of faith. Sometimes God's promises seem to be jeapordized by external circumstances.  God responds to Abram's struggle to believe ...
October 2, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Life of Abraham; Threat, Leadership and Glory

A message from Pastor Benjamin Spalink based on Genesis 14. This sermon is based on a very difficult Old Testament passage in which Lot, Abram's nephew, is carried into exile, and Abram meet's ...
September 25, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Pray like Jesus

A message based on Luke 11:1-4 on the Lord's Prayer. Learn about the kind of prayer that launches you into the collision of the Kingdom of God with daily experience. 
June 19, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Jesus and the church

A message based on Luke 10:1-21 by pastor Benjamin Spalink.  This message explores how Jesus' sending of the 72 disciples has implications for the church today. 
June 5, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

The Big Questions

A message based on Luke 9:18-27 by Pastor Ben Spalink. This sermon explores the three most important questions of life: 1) Who is Jesus to you?  2) What are the implications of believing in Jesus? ...
May 29, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Parable of the Sower

A message by Pastor Benjamin Spalink on the parable of the sower and the soil based on Luke 8. 
May 22, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Pentecost; The Spirit and the Forming of Christian Community

This sermon explores the "Pentecostal Moment," when the Spirit descends upon God's people, forming a new community and empowering God's people to live boldly in proclamation of his name. 
May 15, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Offended by Jesus

A message based on Luke 7:18-35 that explores the meaning of Jesus' saying, "Blessed is he that is not offended by me," after being questioned by John's disciples as to whether Jesus is indeed the ...
May 8, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Amazing Faith; The Faith of the Centurion

Based on Luke 7:1-10, this message explores the true nature of faith by examining the story of the Roman centurion who impressed Jesus with his faith. 
May 1, 2016
Spalink, Benjamin

Vision of City Grace 2015

The Vision of City Grace for 2015-2016.
September 13, 2015
Spalink, Benjamin

Strategic Objectives #2: Making Disciples

Based on Matthew 28:18-20 and Romans 8:14-17, this message explores City Grace's 2nd long term strategic objective of making discipleship who make disciples, a vital part of achieving the vision of ...
October 4, 2015
Spalink, Benjamin

Community, Hospitality and Reconciliation

Guest speaker Rev. Jim Kirk, church planter in upstate New York, shares a message based on Paul's letter to Philemon.
November 1, 2015
Kirk, Jim

Jesus' continued work through the Spirit

Based on John 16:5-16, this message explores the ongoing work of Jesus that he accomplishes through his Spirit which is active among beleivers even today, doing more than Jesus would be able to do ...
May 24, 2015
Spalink, Benjamin
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