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Jesus shows us a radically different way to understand what it means to be a King and a Priest, as well as what it means to triumph.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups…
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Jesus really is the best choice, so we can choose, confess, and follow without fear of missing out.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accepted, included, and val…
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The great enemy is death. Once death is “defeated”, then we are free to live (and die) with hope. It’s weird how easy that is to lose sight of.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized pe…
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Jesus is better and offers us a better way of living. This might not make logical or rational sense, but it can make emotional sense.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people group…
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We have been given everything we need not just to preserve but to flourish through our apprenticeship to Jesus. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other ma…
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Sabbath can’t truly be practiced alone. It takes a unique community and helps build and maintain the community it needs.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accept…
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God emphasizes God’s self in a specific time as opposed to a fixed geographical place. Our practice of Sabbath is a response to this emphasis that helps us keep and tell time properly.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those wit…
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Practicing Sabbath can be an expression of freedom from the confines of our acquisitional and oppressive society.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accepted, inc…
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Sabbath is a way of signifying our allegiance to someone and something other than that of the world, empire and consumerism. You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel a…
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Sabbath teaches us to rest differently, for different reasons, from different meanings. Ultimately practicing Sabbath is an act of faithful witness.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginaliz…
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SUPRISE! IT'S JOY!Joy is complicated. Joy is a promise, a gift and in some ways the goal of our life in God.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accepted, included…
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Peace has been proclaimed since the time people first came into conflict, but we still struggle to really know what that means or how to receive and practice it.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and oth…
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How do we receive the hope of Jesus’ life? How would we have heard the prophecies of the future prince of peace? This Sunday is Jesus' club - Kids Sunday! Let's celebrate the first Sunday of Advent: HOPE.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities …
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In a world clamoring for a king who will exert power, even violence on our behalf, following Jesus as king requires a very different set of expectations and practices.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, a…
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While a definitive definition of “the meaning of life” is impossible to give, one way of defining it might be to say the meaning and goal of a person’s life is to experience and respond to the glory of God and be fully alive because of it.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA…
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God and God’s grace are fully accessible to us, but a healthy and constructive relationship requires intentionality, obedience, and ongoing efforts to create a holy space. God deeply cares about these efforts.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnici…
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Our desire for absolute assurance is often frustrated by our interactions with God. Paradoxically, giving up the demand for assurance on our terms is what allows for a way forward.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with di…
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How we organize and plan our lives reflects what is essential to us.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accepted, included, and valuable to the life of our commun…
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We need Sabbath rest. We were never and will never need to earn rest. Embracing Sabbath rest allows us to come back to the wholeness that God created us for. It is about taking time to delight and be refreshed by all that God has created.Text: Exodus 31:12-17 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority …
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The idea that God maintains agency within covenant can cause us to struggle. We all want a God we can control, hold accountable, but often we are forced to deal with situations that challenge this. So what do we do then? Text: Exodus 33:19 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Chur…
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Week 7 of our Fall 'Known' Series. We can’t love who we don’t know. Love can’t exist in isolation. There is no substitute for proximity, mutuality and season(s)ing.Text: John 13:34 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those w…
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JESUS CLUB - Also known as week 6 of our fall "Known" Series. This week the KIDDOS take over and teach us what culture in our community is all about.This is our LAST SUNDAY at CLAPP AUDITORIUM in person on Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR at 10:15am - there will be signs to guide you. Oct 1st and thereafter until we complete renovations on our bu…
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Week 5 of our fall "Known" Series.Our values inform our practices, just as our practices reveal our values. Being firmly planted in our values provides the rootedness for curiosity, growing, and, in some cases, changing our mind.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make L…
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Week 4 of our fall "Known" Series. Our Church vision is “to be a Jesus-led, Spirit filled and God-formed church committed to growing in grace to reach our community and beyond for Christ.”You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those…
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Week 3 of our fall "Known" Series.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accepted, included, and valuable to the life of our community!…
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Week 2 of our fall "Known" Series. This week we're delving into our history... Understanding the things, events, people and ideas that have formed us help us live more faithfully in the present.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races,…
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Seeing Behind, Looking Ahead - We kickoff our fall "Known" Series.The stories we understand about ourselves and tell ourselves define who we are and who we are becoming.You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities,…
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To get the most out of our freedom, we must recognize God’s desire to be in relationship with us.Text: Exodus 29:25-26 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel ac…
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Betty Wilton teaches this Sunday!We are part of the priesthood of all believers and as such, we are called to represent God to the people around us and to represent the people around us to God in prayer.Text: Exodus 29:20 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGB…
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Shannon Barrowcliff teaches this Sunday!Throughout the text we are called to protect the foreigner, the orphan, and the widow, but if we fail to do so, God will hear their cry and respond justly.Text: Exodus 22:21-27 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+…
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Jennifer Acuff teaches this Sunday!Fear is one of the biggest drivers in our day-to-day lives, and we can use our imaginations to let fear push us into a spiral of what-ifs or into courageous hope.Text: Exodus 20:20 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+,…
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God is the Ultimate Restorer: God Rescues the Israelites from the bondage of slavery, God Restores Identity, Purpose, and Relationship.This Sunday we have the privilege of hearing from Minister Suzanne Bridges who is the Director of Evangelism at St. James Missionary Baptist Church here in Fayetteville. Suzanne is a passionate teacher, mother, and …
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Welcome back this week after GRACECAMP last week!Understanding what enough is, and trusting there really is enough is a practice of faith. It can only happen when we are in community.Text: Exodus 16: 17-31You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities…
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We usually fall into one of two ditches, the one that wants to stay put and revel forever in the moment, and the one who wants to move on immediately to the next thing. Finding a good rhythm of work and rest, celebration and grief, remembering and looking ahead takes practice.Text: Exodus 15:18You can find out more about us at our website www.grace…
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Come listen to Lowell Taylor guest speak this morning about how both Juneteenth and reparations are for us because they invite us to know the truth and be set free by it. www.reparationsnownwa.comText: Exodus 14: 13-14You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, al…
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The Kingdom of God is the ultimate place of individual freedom in perfect tension with Gospel unity.Text: Exodus 12:37 You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel accepte…
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History is a complex mix of joy and pain, specific incidents can be mean very different things to different people.Text: Exodus 12:31-32 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized peo…
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Christ followers are to be deliverance people, not just for ourselves, but for all people everywhere. Pentecost is the dramatic demonstration of this reality.Text: Acts 2: 1-12 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with …
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What we pay attention determines so much about how we comprehend and move in the world. It plays into what we determine is good, true and beautiful.Text: Exodus 10:1-2 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilit…
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Our choices demonstrate what it is we truly believe, what it is we truly love, who it is we are learning from, and where our ultimate allegiance lies.Text: Exodus 8:18 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilit…
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Take the time to not only understand that you belong to God’s story but that God’s story is about freedom and upholding that freedom for those who society keeps confined.Text: Exodus 5:1 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgKirjoittanut Grace Church NWA
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The story of Exodus provides us with both a major formative history of Israel and a way of exploring our own identities, idols and where we need a similar exodus experience.Text: Exodus 2:23 During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because …
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The story of Exodus provides us with both a major formative history of Israel and a way of exploring our own identities, idols and where we need a similar exodus experience.Text: Exodus Intro (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgNeed prayer? Email us at administrator@gracechurchnwa.org or text (479)966-9550It is …
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Following Jesus means orienting our lives to the reality of the resurrection. The resurrection gives us the assurance and the invitation to proclaim the Kingdom of God among us, here and now.Text: Matt 28:1-10 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all e…
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The way of Jesus is the ultimate subversion and overthrow of the ways of the world.Text: John 12:12-16, 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups …
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Lamentations 5 is a picture of how our relationship with God is living, breathing, and big enough to hold both great love and great suffering.Text: Lamentations 5 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, …
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The poetry and confession of Lamentation is an example and invitation to practice our own lament.Text: Lamentations 3 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, and other marginalized people groups feel acc…
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Lament is an invitation to deal honestly with loss, trauma, grief, sadness and frustration. It invites us into it so we might get through it.Text: Lamentations 1 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a priority for us at Grace Church NWA to make LGBTQIA+, all ethnicities and races, those with disabilities, a…
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Better understanding Jesus not only helps us understand God, but also ourselves, others, and the world we live in. While knowing things about Jesus is essential, it always has to be done in conjunction with an experiential knowing of Jesus himself.Text: Matthew 17:1-13 (NET)You can find out more about us at our website www.gracechurchnwa.orgIt is a…
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