Grace Is Pardon — and Power.

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By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored harder than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling […]

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God Works for You.

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I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber. (Psalm 121:1–3) Do you need help? I do. Where do you look for help? When […]

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The Faith of a Child: Renee Parker’s Story

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Renee Parker learned the importance of faith as a child, and that is what compels her to ensure other children have the same opportunity. You will find Renee serving most Sundays in the graceKIDS! hallway at the Winter Garden campus, teaching preschoolers three basic truths: “God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to […]

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From Russia with Love: Misha Zverev’s Story

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Misha Zverev is a missionary, but his story is not what you’d expect: he found Jesus through Christian missionaries in Russia, and later was called to reach people for Christ here in America. He currently serves at Grace’s Lake Nona campus. “When I became a Christian, God gave me this amazing love for him and […]

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Dealing with Doubt and Difficulty

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When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to this?… After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.” (John 6:60, 68) These are two of the saddest verses in the Bible. This section of the book of John is the […]

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Worship and Your Witness

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In the early chapters of John, Jesus is still in the beginning of his public ministry. His followers are growing; his fame is building. His ministry will eventually spread though beyond his death and explode around the world to include people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. And we as Christians are entrusted with continuing […]

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Jesus Vs. the Crowd

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Jesus lifted his eyes; on the horizon, he saw an enormous crowd make its way toward him, like a tidal wave determined to breach the seawall. With his gaze focused on the mass of people, he said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat” (John 6:5)? That day, Jesus […]

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Spirit and Truth: Worshiping the Real Jesus

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But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24). It’s a worthy goal. An extraordinary aspiration. A […]

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What is Lent?

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The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the heart of the Christian gospel, and Good Friday and Easter are two of the most significant celebrations of the Christian year. Lent is a 40-day season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate Good Friday and Easter. Just as we carefully prepare for big […]

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the truth about resolutions.

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The word “resolution” betrays itself right from the start. It sounds like a new beginning, but it promises an end — a “resolving” of things that are broken — the hope of being perfect and finished — the assurance that we can bring conclusion to ourselves. In Colossians 2:2, Paul makes a resolution for the […]

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