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August 15, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Music, Worship, and the Regulative Principle

Here's what Martin Luther said about music: “I, Doctor Martin Luther, wish all lovers of the unshackled art of music grace and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ! I truly desire that all Christians would love and regard as worthy the lovely gift of music, which is a precious, worthy, and costly treasure given to mankind by God ......Keep Reading

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August 15, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Introducing Dan Cruver, our Director of College Ministries (Part 1)

To the church at Philippi, Paul wrote, "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now" (Phil. 1:3–5)....Keep Reading

August 14, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Resources for Growing in Godliness

It is helpful to think of our growth in godliness as growth. Things that grow take time, and things that grow usually take a measure of work. That's why Paul says writes to Timothy, "train yourself for godliness" (1 Timothy 4:7). How exactly do we train ourselves for godliness?...Keep Reading

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July 10, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

The Pulpit in July: The Beauty of Holiness

We're one week into our new July sermon series, The Beauty of Holiness. Abe Stratton, our Pastor for Member Growth, designed this series as a kind of preached biblical theology of holiness in the Bible. As he said this past Sunday in his sermon, "The Holy God," for a variety of reasons this is an often misunderstood subject. We may tend to think of holiness in merely ethical separatist terms. Or we may think of holiness as something for special Christians....Keep Reading

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June 1, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Meet our Summer Intern: Mark Centers (Part 2)

Two weeks ago we got acquainted a bit with Mark Centers, our intern for the summer. We'll finish up here with a few questions. ...Keep Reading

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May 30, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Meet our Summer Intern: Mark Centers (Part 1)

Paul exhorted Timothy to guard the gospel and then he said this: “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). We guard the gospel by handing it down to faithful men who will guard it....Keep Reading

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April 29, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

A Swift Kick: Four Reasons Why You Need to Be at Family Meetings

One of the strengths of our church is our commitment to meaningful covenant membership. One of the weaknesses of our church is our lack of commitment to meaningful covenant membership. Not in every way, but in a big way. ...Keep Reading

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April 9, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Closing Up Colossians: A Prayer for Fullness in Christ

One of the commands in the book of Colossians is that we would “continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful I it with thanksgiving” (4:3). We’ve heard God’s voice in the book of Colossians. Now, let’s pray a concluding prayer through the book....Keep Reading

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March 9, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

Guest Preacher this Sunday: Andrew Franseen

This Sunday we'll have the pleasure of hearing the Word preached by Andrew Franseen. Andrew has had the privilege of serving at Grace Bible Church for about 10 years. (Heritage planted Grace in the south Spartanburg area in 1994.) Originally a native of Kansas City, Missouri, he met Jessica his wife while serving on a mission trip to the UK. They've been married for 15 years and have five children, ranging in age from 11-4. Andrew studied at Bob Jones Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. ...Keep Reading

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March 1, 2018 by Trent Hunter 0 comments

God's Ordinary Means of Grace and Growth

How does God get his extraordinary work done in us and through us? He gets his work done through the ordinary things of the Word, fellowship with believers, singing, our weekly gatherings, and of course prayer. In Sunday's sermon, "Christ-Filled Prayer," we began by exploring this idea of God's ordinary means of grace and growth. It's an important paradigm as we think about our church, what we're doing, why we do it, what we should do, etc. ...Keep Reading

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