David: A Man after God’s Own Heart |IN THE PRESENCE OF TRUE GREATNESS in 1 Samuel 18:5-16

David: A Man after God’s Own Heart |IN THE PRESENCE OF TRUE GREATNESS in 1 Samuel 18:5-16

How do you measure greatness?  Is true greatness seen in how much money a person has?  Can it be determined by the car they drive, the size of the house they live in, or in the status that have achieved in life?  Is true greatness recognizable by one’s achievements in life?  For instance, if an actor wins an Oscar […]

David: A Man after God’s Own Heart |SURVIVING GIANT COUNTRY in 1 Samuel 17:32-40

David: A Man after God’s Own Heart |SURVIVING GIANT COUNTRY in 1 Samuel 17:32-40

Intro:  Part of God’s training plan for David involved God placing the young man in some difficult situations.  In those difficult times, David learned to trust the Lord and walk in the power of God, not the power of the flesh.  David learned the lessons necessary to survive life, and not just to survive, but to thrive in […]

David “A Man after God’s own Heart | HOW GOD BUILDS A KING in 1 Samuel 16:14-23

David “A Man after God’s own Heart | HOW GOD BUILDS A KING in 1 Samuel 16:14-23

At one point in his life, King Saul had been used of the Lord to accomplish great things.  Yet, these verses find the king living through desperate days.  Because of Saul’s rebellion, God removed His Spirit from the king and allowed an evil spirit to torment him.  Saul was gripped by depression, v. 23, and violent mood swings, 1 Sam. […]

David “A Man after God’s own Heart | How God Chooses in 1 Samuel 16:1-13

David “A Man after God’s own Heart | How God Chooses in 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Three thousand years ago, God chose a young man named David to be the king of Israel.  Out of all the sons of Jesse, the favor of God landed on a lad named David.  David was the youngest son of a poor farmer from the tiny hamlet of Bethlehem.  David was a young man who was not even respected by […]

Happy Thanksgiving | Psalms 136

Happy Thanksgiving | Psalms 136

On this Thanksgiving, my family and I have so many things to be thankful for. We’ve been blessed in so many different ways. In the same way you, have many things to be thankful for. So today, it is my prayer that we reflect on Psalms 136. Charles H. Spurgeon in The Treasury of David […]

THE CASE OF THE VICIOUS VIPERS | Numbers 21:1-9

THE CASE OF THE VICIOUS VIPERS | Numbers 21:1-9

The events in this passage occur very near the end of Israel’s 40 year journey through the wilderness. God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt 40 years earlier. It took them 2 years to reach the Jordan River. During that time, the Lord gave them His Law, and taught them about worshiping Him. When […]

THE CASE OF A MAN NAMED LEGION | Mark 5:1-20

THE CASE OF A MAN NAMED LEGION | Mark 5:1-20

This text sits in the middle of several hopeless situations. Just prior to the events we just read, Jesus and His disciples were sailing the Sea of Galilee when a tremendous storm overwhelmed their boat. The disciples were certain that they were going to die, Mark 4:38. Those men were seasoned fishermen, but they were […]

THE CASE OF THE BIG BAD BULLY | 1 Samuel 17:1-54

THE CASE OF THE BIG BAD BULLY | 1 Samuel 17:1-54

One of the unfortunate realities of living is this world is the existence of bullies. There are some people, and we all know who they are in our lives, who enjoy pushing others around. Bullying is not a new phenomenon. Bullies have existed in our world since Cain killed Abel at the dawn of the […]

Your Health is Important To Us…. GCFBC 2nd Annual Health Fair

Your Health is Important To Us…. GCFBC 2nd Annual Health Fair

Join Us! Tomorrow October 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Greater Community First will be having our 2nd Annual Health Fair. We are asking all to come because your health is important to us. I invite as any men as possible to come and participate in the Bone Marrow Testing in honor of our own […]

THE CASE OF THE DYING THIEF |Luke 23:32-43

THE CASE OF THE DYING THIEF |Luke 23:32-43

This text presents three men. It speaks of three men who have been nailed to three crosses, dying three terrible deaths. The differences in their suffering were minimal. The differences in the men were enormous. First, on one side there is a thief dying in his sins. He has lived a life of crime, broken […]