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Pastor Mark Knetsch

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October 24th, 2021: Captivated by the King: A King from Another Realm

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch

 

Passage: Matthew 21:1-11

 

This Sunday we continue our series through Captivated by the King by focusing on the Triumphal Entry.  Our passage parallels last week’s story of the Magi in a number of ways: an entrance into the city of Jerusalem, Old Testament prophecy, a city-wide shake-up, and another looming question about Jesus’ Kingship. This Sunday we will be asking, “Who is this?” It’s imperative we get the answer to that question right, where we are shaped by who Jesus is rather than us giving shape to who he is.

October 17th, 2021: Captivated by the King: A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch

 

Passage: Matthew 2:1-12

 

This Sunday we embark on a new adventure. Plenty of planning led up to this point, and I am thrilled that ResLife is surrounded by such stellar and talented individuals who are stepping up to the plate to lead the charge. May the Lord bless this decision by drawing deeper together in faith and by growing broader in Gospel influence!

October 10th, 2021: God WILL Give you More Than You Can Handle!

Speaker: Pastor Tom Cox

 

Passage: II Corinthians 1:8-11

 

This Sunday marks the last planned service we have at Grace Church of Cary. We will be welcoming back to our ‘pulpit’ Pastor Tom Cox. Tom preached for us a few weeks ago and is eager to preach the word for us once again. He will be preaching on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 with the title God WILL Give You More Than You Can Handle!

October 3rd, 2021: Captivated by the King: A Divine Dynasty

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch

 

Passage: II Samuel 7:1-17

 

This Sunday we continue our series called Captivated by the King by focusing on a dynasty set up by God himself. We have the opportunity to read one of the most significant chapters of the entire Bible: II Samual 7:1-17. I have referenced it many times because describes the eternal covenant God made with King David. But it’s a tricky covenant to fully understand. The promise was that a ruler would always reign from the line of David. A dynasty was promised, but yet 400 years, with the fall of Israel, that dynasty appeared to end! The Old Testament ends with this paramount question: Did God forget about His promise?  Come this Sunday to discover how God didn’t ultimately forget, and how in life it can be difficult to fully comprehend God’s promises to us given our current struggles.

September 26, 2021: Captivated by the King: Let Us Marvel

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch

 

Passage: Genesis 1 and Romans 1:18-25

 

We have a large amount of scripture reading ahead for us this Sunday. We will be focusing on Genesis 1 and Romans 1:18-25, two passages that focus on creation. In Genesis 1, we read about how God created. In Romans 1:18-25, we discover how humanity made what was created god. Did you get that? We made what which God made good into god. This human habit reveals the thirst for meaning and purpose, but each attempt will fall flat without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. So this Sunday we will spend some time marveling over the wonders of creation and all that which the King spoke into being. Our response is to be captivated by our Creative King before we are captivated by creation. Creation’s beauty comes in the context of our Creator King.

September 19, 2021: Captivated by the King: Take II

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch


Passage: Romans 6:1-6


Never have I ever preached from the same passage two weeks in a row, but that is about to change this weekend. On Monday, I woke up and realized that I need to go back to Romans 1:1-6 and better communicate how it gives shape to our mission statement. Some of the context will be similar, much of it will be different. It’s a passage so rich in content, we could spend several weeks just on these short 6 verses. Romans :1-6 beautifully introduce the most importantly theological treatise in the history of Christendom, and my prayer is that I will better communicate its depth and better apply it to our lives.

September 5, 2021: Fig Tree Fellowship

Speaker: Pastor Tom Cox


Passage: Micah 4:1-5Zechariah 3:6Luke 13:6


On this Labor Day weekend we invite Pastor Tom Cox to our pulpit at Grace Church. He will be preaching focusing on “Fig Tree Fellowship” from three Bible passages.

August 29, 2021: View from a Mountain

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch

 

Passage: Passages from Deuteronomy

 

This Sunday will be marking an exciting new transition for us as a church. I have been doing significant thinking, reflecting, and prayer for our church the past few weeks, and we have been working on a new mission statement for us. Up to this point, our mission statement has been stated: We are a Family of God, drawn to Jesus, challenged, by his message, and released as missionaries. 

Recently, however, I have been convicted more with what we are called to be doing more specifically and tying our mission statement to the name of our church. So, this Sunday we will be rolling out our new mission statement. Rather than reveal what that is in an email, I’d love to share it from the pulpit in real time. So this Sunday will be a one-off preaching focus called ‘View from the Mountain’ as we take a look at who we are and what we are called to be doing from a 10,000 foot level.

August 22, 2021: Love Letter Wrap Up

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch


Passage: 1 John 5:13-21


This Sunday’s message marks the final Sunday of our summer series called “Love in Motion.”  The passage is yet another complicated one, but with a little bit of work and patience, the message of I John 5:13-21 produces a tremendous amount of hope and confidence. Especially in a day and age when there is much uncertainty, division, and conflict, the Christian can cry out, “If God is for us, who can be against us!” (Romans 8:31).

August 15, 2021: Three Witnesses

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch


Passage: 1 John 5:6-12


Sunday we have our penultimate sermon on our summer series called Love in Motion. Sunday we focus on three God-given witnesses that point to who Jesus is: water, blood, and the Spirit. We will be unpacking what (and who) these witnesses mean and what they have to say about Jesus. It’s a fairly complicated passage, but I do believe it challenges us on how we understand who Jesus is as the Son of God.

August 8, 2021: Love in Obedience!

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch


Passage: 1 John 5:1-5


We have only three weeks left in our summer series called Love in Motion. I John may be a shorter book, but it carries with it a powerful punch. This Sunday’s passage, I John 5:1-5, is no exception. We will be unpacking the connection John makes between God’s gracious love and His command to obey him. Love is supposed to be a freeing experience while obedience feels like a limiting experience. As we uncover how to live with boundaries this Sunday, may the Holy Spirit use it to give shape to your spiritual life as we are called to grow in Christ.

August 1, 2021: Love, Ya'll!

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch


Passage: 1 John 4:7-21


We’re back! After what has been a very unique July, I’m glad to back this Sunday to deliver God’s Word on I John 4:7-21. What encouraging verses to come back to!  It’s all about love, and I am looking forward to unpacking these verses for you once again. 

July 25, 2021: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Speaker: Danny Yancey

 

Passage: 1 John 4:1-6 

 

This week we welcome to our pulpit Danny Yancey, worship director at Christ the King Presbyterian. We’re grateful to have him come and bring the Word and please pray for him as he preaches the next text in our sermon series called Love in Motion. He’ll be preaching from 1 John 4:1-6.

July 18, 2021: The One Sin

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Denny 

 

Passage: Proverbs 16:18 

 

Pride. It's as old as the fall itself. Listen to this powerful message provided by Dr. Ryan Denny who helps us undertand the nature of pride and how, through God's help, we can overcome it.

July 11, 2021: How you Know Know

Speaker: Pastor Geoff Bradford

 

Passage: I John 2:28-3:3

 

This Sunday we get back to our sermon series called Love in Motion, focusing on I John 2:28-3:3. We will be focusing on how current reality (being children of God) and our future reality (made new) influences our journey from today into tomorrow. In other words, our current identity and future hope shape our journey of following.

July 4, 2021: Lavish Love

Speaker: Pastor Mark Knetsch

 

Passage: I John 2:28-3:3

 

This Sunday we get back to our sermon series called Love in Motion, focusing on I John 2:28-3:3. We will be focusing on how current reality (being children of God) and our future reality (made new) influences our journey from today into tomorrow. In other words, our current identity and future hope shape our journey of following.

June 28, 2021: Hospitality

Speaker: Pastor Juan Sierra

 

Passage: 1 Peter 4:8-11

 

We welcome Pastor Juan Sierra to our pulpit this weekend to bring the word from 

 

June 20, 2021: Living as Anointed

Speaker: Pastor Mark

 

This Sunday's message focuses on how Christians are called 'the anointed.' The Apostle John uses this label twice in our passage (I John 2:20&27) to describe the difference between Christians and Anti-Christ(ians). Christians, clearly, are called to a different way of living with the knowledge that Jesus is the Christ today and forever. There is an urgency to John's writing, where he is desperately trying to get his reader's attention, and I hope that that this sense of urgency is clearly communicated this Sunday as we hear and then respond to God's word.

 

June 13, 2021: All About Jesus

Speaker: Pastor Mark

 

This Sunday we focus on the person of Jesus, the work of Jesus, and our response to Jesus. It’s a simple message, one that reminds us all of the power of the Gospel and the importance of responding to the Gospel with the right perspective.

 

 

 

June 6, 2021: Christ Centered Fellowship

Speaker: Pastor Mark

This morning we begin a summer series through I John, and I’m excited to see how this will give shape to our community moving forward. Our sermon series on Acts focused on how the Holy Spirit used the early church to go out and preach. It records the nascent beginnings of the church. I John, on the other hand, comes later in church history, where troubles, heresies, and division had already impacted the church. Written between the 70s-90s, the Apostle John wrote this letter in his old age. He brings tremendous wisdom, wit, and urgency to his writing, desperately pointing the church to the Gospel and our response of love to God and others in response. I John reminds the church of the main things to hold on in response to the troubles that lie ahead.

 

 

May 31, 2021: Gospel Centered Service

Speaker: Pastor Mark 

 

 

Defying and Defining the Divine

Speaker: Pastor Mark

Never Give Up

Speaker: Pastor Mark

Gospel Elements

Speaker: Pastor Mark

God is Stronger

Speaker: Pastor Mark

Christ Alone

Speaker: Pastor Mark

Stewardship

Speaker: Ryan Denny

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