Mar 18, 2018
“March 14 Wednesday Service Sermon”.
Series: Lent
Glen Mertz 1st. Sermon at Grace
  • Mar 18, 2018“March 14 Wednesday Service Sermon”.
    Mar 18, 2018
    “March 14 Wednesday Service Sermon”.
    Series: Lent
    Glen Mertz 1st. Sermon at Grace
  • Mar 18, 2018“March 18, 2018 Late Service Sermon”.
    Mar 18, 2018
    “March 18, 2018 Late Service Sermon”.
  • Mar 11, 2018March 11, 2018 Late Service Sermon
    Mar 11, 2018
    March 11, 2018 Late Service Sermon
    John 3:14–21 Because of God’s love for us, Jesus was resurrected on the third day giving us the gift of eternal life. He is the Light who brings life instead of condemnation. Just as the Israelites looked to the bronze snake in the desert to be saved, we must look to Jesus to be saved. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16[Jesus said:] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”
  • Mar 7, 2018“March 7 , 2018 Wednesday Service Sermon”.
    Mar 7, 2018
    “March 7 , 2018 Wednesday Service Sermon”.
    Series: Lent
    Exodus 14:13–31 13 And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” 15 The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. 16 Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground. 17 And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” 19 Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them, 20 coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the night without one coming near the other all night. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 The Egyptians pursued and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 And in the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down on the Egyptian forces and threw the Egyptian forces into a panic, 25 clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily. And the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from before Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians.” 26 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.” 27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal course when the morning appeared. And as the Egyptians fled into it, the LORD threw the Egyptians into the midst of the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen; of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, not one of them remained. 29 But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses.
  • Mar 4, 2018“March 4, 2018 Late Service Sermon”.
    Mar 4, 2018
    “March 4, 2018 Late Service Sermon”.
    1 Corinthians 1:18–31 The message of Christ crucified on the cross seems asinine to this world. However, what the world sees as foolishness is actually the wisdom and saving power of God, which is wiser than any philosopher or teacher. 18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
  • Feb 28, 2018February 28, 2018 Wednesday Service Sermon Return from Exile
    Feb 28, 2018
    February 28, 2018 Wednesday Service Sermon Return from Exile
    Series: Lent
  • Feb 25, 2018February 25 Late Service Sermon
    Feb 25, 2018
    February 25 Late Service Sermon
    Mark 8:27–38 When Jesus spoke to his disciples about His coming suffering and death, Peter rebuked Jesus. Clashing with Peter’s scold, Jesus then rebuked Peter of his human concerns instead of Godly ones. Calling a crowd, Jesus explained the weight of being a disciple- losing your own life for the sake of the Gospel and denying yourself on earth to someday gain eternal life. 27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him. 31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” 34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37For what can a man give in return for his life? 38For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
  • Feb 18, 2018February 18 Late Service Sermon
    Feb 18, 2018
    February 18 Late Service Sermon
    Mark 1:9–15 After Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, he was sent by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days where he would be tempted by Satan. Jesus then began preaching the Gospel to those in Galilee proclaiming the good news. He preached repentance for “The Kingdom of God has come near.” 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” 12The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
  • Feb 11, 2018February 11 Late Service Sermon
    Feb 11, 2018
    February 11 Late Service Sermon
    Mark 9:2–9 At the Transfiguration, Jesus conversed with two Old Testament pillars—Moses and Elijah. A voice from heaven proclaimed, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” and immediately Jesus was left standing alone in front of Peter, James, and John. This pivotal moment displayed Christ as the hope of the world as He would provide a New Covenant through His death and resurrection, bringing light and life to this dark world. 2And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” 8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. 9And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
  • Feb 4, 2018February 4 Late Service Sermon
    Feb 4, 2018
    February 4 Late Service Sermon