It is our desire at Grace Fellowship Church to communicate God’s Word in a faithful and accurate way to build up the faith of believers in Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Grace Notebook is to give Christians solid, in-depth Bible instruction on major teachings in Scripture. It’s our hope that you will find these teachings both useful for understanding your faith and shaping the way you live.
|Adopted By God||George Pearson||207.9 KB|
|According to Webster’s dictionary adoption is defined as “to take into one’s family legally and raise as one’s own child.” This is what the Lord does for every believer in Jesus Christ. He takes us as an unwanted and hopeless child destined for death and causes us to “live” under the protection and care of His gracious wings (Ezekiel 16). Scripture’s teaching on the believer’s adoption into the family of God is both definitive and blessed. Let’s take a look at this wonderful|
|Our Eternal Reward||George Pearson||200.2 KB|
|Contrary to popular thought the Bible has much to say about the details and reality Heaven. According to God’s Word, it is a real place, filled with real people that experience real life (eternal life) to the fullest. Let’s take a glance at our eternal reward in Heaven.|
|Lost In Translation||George Pearson||190.0 KB|
|Have you noticed that picking out a Bible these days is a complicated matter? Step inside any Christian bookstore and you will find an ocean of versions with wave upon wave of study notes, materials and commentary. How in the world can people choose? Or what criteria should we use to select a Bible?|
|What Is Hell||George Pearson||201.6 KB|
|It isn’t very popular to talk about hell these days. The picture of hell that is expressed these days is one which portrays one big party where people can “dance with the sinners instead of crying with the saints”. But, according to the Bible, nothing could be further from the truth! Of all things, dear friends, we want to know the truth of what is in store after this life is over.|
|The Gospel||Terry Johnson||202.4 KB|
|P R O T O E V A N G E L I U M. . .|
“Proto what?” Can you spell it?
Maybe it’s like...
“S u p e r c a l i f r a g i l i s t i c e x p e a l a d o c i o u s.”
Sort of...but, not quite.
Protoevangelium is from a Greek word meaning “the first Good News.”
Proto = “first”; eu = “good”; aggelion = “message”; literally, “first good message.”
|Sin Is .||Terry Johnson||344.7 KB|
|Previously we looked into what God’s Word tells us about our sin nature and the transmission of this fallen sin nature by inheritance and imputation. In this article we will examine what God’s Word reveals about sin itself. |
What is sin?
|Doing What Comes Naturally||Terry Johnson||262.0 KB|
|Several years ago I enjoyed a movie featuring Robert Redford, entitled The Natural. This movie was about a man with a natural talent for hitting a baseball. When it came to playing the game of baseball, he was a “natural.” |
What about you? Are you a natural?
|Why Do I Need The Bible||George Pearson||200.1 KB|
|Why do I need the Bible? Well, if you find yourself asking about the uniqueness or even the usefulness of the Bible, today I would like to share with you the place of the Bible in a Christian's life.|
|The Solas Of The Protestant Reformation||George Pearson||437.8 KB|
|With the momentum pointing toward the conversion of Martin Luther in 1521, the Reformation surged with a critical transformation through the truth of God’s Word while rejecting the ritual and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Reformers such as Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli rebuked the Catholic Church by setting forth a new emphasis on the essential understanding of what Scripture declared to be true. The modern church would do well to recapture these precious and biblical declarations of long ago.|