“Welcome to Grace Church of Tallahassee. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us better.
As you browse through our website, I trust you will get a greater sense of our heart for God and His Word. You will see that it is our goal to glorify Him through strengthening the faith of believers and spreading the message of the gospel to our community and the world.
Whether you are just looking into the claims of Christianity for the first time or have been a follower of Jesus Christ for many years you will be welcomed by our loving congregation.”
The word “gospel” means good news. The Bible uses it to refer to the good news of God: specifically the news about Jesus and the way of salvation he provides. We believe that the gospel message is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). We encourage you to consider this message of hope today. To aid you in your consideration of the gospel, we provide you a link to a multimedia presentation of the message of Christianity called “Two Ways to Live” by Matthias Media.
Luke 17:1-4 ~ Speaking to a mixed crowd, Jesus begins to focus more on his disciples with teaching that describes how believers should live and draws comparisons to the way non-believers (like the Pharisees) live their lives. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the message being taught in this passage that covers two aspects related to sin: don’t offend other believers by causing them to sin and don’t be offended when other believers sin against you.
Luke 16:19-31 ~ Continuing his teaching, Jesus related a parable about the rich man and Lazarus that paints a clear picture of eternal suffering in Hell. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that Jesus wanted to drive his audience to repentance through the pleading of the rich man who thought he would find himself in Heaven but faced reality after death, failing to heed the warnings while he was still alive.
Luke 16:14-18 ~ After hearing Jesus teach about the dishonest manager and the impossibility of serving two masters, the Pharisees (who were lovers of money) ridiculed Jesus. Pastor Rod Bunton explores Jesus’ response to this ridicule where he identifies four things that characterized the Pharisees and other empty religions.
Mark, a missionary to Lebanon, gives us an update on his work — including the recently launched Shepherds’ Training Institute. This leads to a short message from Psalm 40 about trusting and waiting on the Lord.