Granite Creek Community Church Sermons
View More » November 22, 2015 | The Gospel According to Star Wars | Speaker: Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
Pastor Josh is talk about the Gospel According to Star Wars. In this series we explore the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the movie. From the Force to the dark side, the issues discussed in the films a moral and spiritual complexity that, if paid attention to, can help us better understand our place in the world and our relation to others and to God.
View More » November 15, 2015 | Being The Church In Times Of Terror | Speaker: Pastor Larry Kapchinsky
Pastor Larry talks about being the church in times of terror. To ask, “What does it mean to be the church in times of terror?” is really to ask a question about our identity. How does a people gathered by, in, and around the Crucified and Resurrected One respond to inexplicable evil and suffering? Besides that, terror has many faces. The destructive terror of evil is a prodigious shape-shifter. Terror may take the form of cancer or infection or grave injury. It may be a wildfire or flood that wipes out entire communities. Or perhaps an addiction or mental illness that steals someone we love, making them unrecognizable to us. Point is, not every terror confronting the church will be unleashed by a madman who kills with a gun or a madman who kills by royal decree. And for a people determined by the Cross and Resurrection, I don’t know how much of a difference it makes if the terror that comes to us takes the form of a man with a gun, or starvation, or famine, flood, fire, or plague. Being the church means having the capacity to absorb suffering and evil rather than inflicting them.
View More » November 15, 2015 | Africa Team | Speaker: Pastor Larry Kapchinsky
The missions team came back from Africa. The team talks about what they experienced and what they saw happen there and the time they had with pictures.
View More » November 8, 2015 | My Power Is Made Perfect In Weakness | Speaker: Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
Pastor Josh talks about Paul and how our power is made perfect in weakness. Paul said that God allowed the weakness in his life to protect him from pride, assuring him that, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is perfected in weakness.” So if you feel weak today, you can give God praise for it. You can say, “Lord, thank You for protecting me from spiritual pride and keeping me in a place where I can speak for You. I can go to anybody in the city and say to them, ‘The Lord has been merciful to me. I am not the strongest of people in His kingdom, yet He has touched me. His healing is beginning to flow in my life and He is changing me sovereignly by His power.’” I know you feel that God is asking you to do something that works against your strengths. But God has called you and that means his strength is working through you and that will make you sufficient for the task. God’s Word says your weaknesses, doubts, and insecurities are no surprise to God. You may try to hide them from others, but you can’t hide them from the one who created you. The truth is, God created you with weaknesses. And, since he’s God, he couldn’t have made a mistake. Is it possible he created you with weaknesses in order to keep you on your knees before him? With you dependent upon him, you’re able to do all things through him who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13–14).
View More » November 1, 2015 | My Grace Is Sufficient For You | Speaker: Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
View More » October 25, 2015 | Life as an Adventure in a Mundane World | Speaker: Guest Speaker
View More » October 18, 2015 | Psalms | Speaker: Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
View More » October 11, 2015 | Overcoming Fear and Anxiety | Speaker: Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
View More » October 4, 2015 | Psalms | Speaker: Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
View More » September 27, 2015 | Because Justice Matters | Speaker: Pastor Larry Kapchinsky