Sermons by Pastor Joe Grabowski

Sermons by Pastor Joe Grabowski

Jesus is Peace

What does it truly mean to experience peace? Is it just the absence of turmoil, or could it be something much more profound? As we continue our journey through the Advent season, let’s reflect on the true essence of peace in ‘Jesus is Peace.’ Join Pastor Joe as he illuminates the profound meaning of peace beyond mere absence of conflict. Discover the biblical concept of “Shalom” – a deep, soul-encompassing sense of completeness and harmony. Journey with us and embrace the peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, as we prepare our hearts for the joyous celebration of His birth.

A Living Thanksgiving

Embark on a transformative exploration in ‘A Living Thanksgiving,’ where the narrative of the Ten Lepers unfolds, revealing the dynamics of gratitude. Investigate the reasons behind ingratitude and learn to overcome them by understanding God as the benevolent Giver. Delve into the profound impact of gratitude on relationships and be equipped to release entitlement, doubt, apathy, and pride. Join us on a journey of cultivating a perpetual attitude of thanksgiving that echoes God’s grace in our lives. I. Introduction II.…

The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving: From Ritual to Relationship

In the Old Testament, God was approached through a system of sacrifices and offerings. However, amidst these rituals, God emphasized the importance of relationship over mere tradition. Join Pastor Joe as he unravels this timeless truth, revealing how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament system, elevating it to the highest meaning—the profound relationship between God and mankind. As believers, we are called not just to observe rituals but to embody a lifestyle of thanksgiving through worship, attitudes, and interactions with others. This episode extends an invitation to reflect on presenting God with a true Sacrifice of Thanksgiving. Tune in for a transformative exploration that goes beyond routine to embrace the essence of a genuine relationship with the Almighty.

Jesus the Master Storyteller

Who doesn’t love a good story? Join us as we consider the parables of Jesus and why the resonate so deeply with us. This thought-provoking sermon promises to reveal the depth and significance of your place in the greatest story of all, and the call to lead others to find their place in it as well.

From Joash to Jesus: Lessons in Faithfulness

Have you ever noticed how faith can sometimes start off as a passionate flame but gradually cool over time? Join Pastor Joe on this episode of the Acres of Hope podcast as he unravels the captivating story of King Joash, a young ruler who began his reign with fervor but saw his faith wane as he grew older. Picture yourself stepping into the shoes of a 7-year-old king, just like Joash did. This episode guides you through a brief overview of Joash’s life, marked by providential protection, early restoration efforts, and the influence of his mentor, Jehoiada. But, like many of us, Joash faced a pivotal turning point. As you listen, consider your own faith journey and how your enthusiasm may have shifted over time. Joash’s rise and fall hold profound lessons and lead us to a message about the ultimate King we all need—Jesus Christ, who can reignite the flames of faith in our hearts. Tune in for a reflective exploration of Joash’s story and its relevance to the ebb and flow of faith in your own life.

Forgiveness Triumphs over Judgment

Have you ever found yourself caught between judgment and compassion, torn between the letter of the law and the depth of mercy? In this thought-provoking podcast episode, we dive into a powerful passage from John 8, where Jesus encounters a woman caught in the act of adultery. The question he faces becomes the question we all must answer: How do we respond when faced with the mistakes and shortcomings of others? Join us as we explore the tension between judgment and grace, unraveling the profound message of redemption that unfolds in this timeless story. Prepare to be inspired and challenged as we journey through “Forgiveness Triumphs Over Judgment,” an episode that reveals the transformative power of mercy.

The Depths of God’s Love

Have you ever stood under a canopy of stars and considered how vast the universe is? Our finite minds simply cannot grasp the concept of the infinite or the eternal, much less our place in it all. In our latest Acres of Hope Podcast episode, we delve into Ephesians 3:14-21, where we explore the theme of God’s boundless love and its transformative power. This sermon takes us on a journey to understand the unfathomable depths of God’s love and how…
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Beauty for Ashes

Have you ever felt like your life was in ruins? Like everything you hoped for was turned into ashes? You are not alone. God has a plan to restore you and give you beauty for ashes. In this episode of Acres of Hope, we will explore how God can transform our pain into purpose, our sorrow into joy, and our despair into hope. God’s promise of beauty for ashes is not just a poetic metaphor. It is a reality that…
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God Will Calm All Your Fears

Fear is a natural human emotion, necessary at times for survival, but if we are not careful, it can rule over us, affecting the decisions we make, the relationships we keep, and God’s calling upon our lives. The Bible tells us over and over again “do not fear.” But is it really that easy? Thankfully, we don’t have to battle fear in our own strength. God has promised us so much more if we will just place our faith in…
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