Granite Creek Community Church Sermons
Pastor Joshua Kaphinsky discusses that feeling you get when you've had your focus on something for some time and you finally achieve it. Once you've managed that success, how do you define and measure yourself?
God is great. So great, in fact, that we can't deal with it.
Pastor Josh confronts our own desires to define and control God and explores why we tend to do it.
Get in the friendship zone.
Spiritual friendship is another level of friendship to examine as we continue to explore friendship in all of its glory.
Examples abound in the Bible of friendship with sinners.
Though it is a modeled behavior, it can provide challenges -- even centuries later.
Friendship with sinners. One week is not enough time to even begin to cover this topic.
In this follow-up, Pastor Josh examines more of the external and internal challenges that accompany living a Godly life in your relationships.
You probably feel as if you are living in the margins of the paper of your life. How could you possibly be able to offer care for anyone else?
Jesus offers care for those who care for the poor. This doesn't mean that Jesus only cares for the wealthy or those who can otherwise afford to care for the poor.
It means so much more.
Small things done with great love will change the world.
Steve Sjogren pioneered the modern serving/outward-focused church movement more than 30 years ago when he planted a church in Cincinnati. The church grew from 5 people to over 6000, primarily through a strong emphasis on caring for the needy, small groups, and showing God’s love in practical ways such as cleaning toilets for local businesses, giving away bottles of water at busy stoplights, and delivering hot dogs and hamburgers door-to-door.
Steve has observed in more than 30 years as a church planter and coach: that a church’s greatness has less to do with thousands in weekly attendance, the size of the sanctuary or the number of books the pastor has published. Instead, greatness is an ongoing process that is moved by the presence of God among His people.