Category Archive for: ‘March 2014’

Pastor Portraits- Rev. Tracy Gruggett

  I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, where I currently live and serve as the minister of Grace RCUS. I did not grow up in a covenant household, yet Christ brought me to Himself through His Spirit and Gospel around the age of 22. That was about 23 years ago. I did have some exposure to the Gospel …

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A Religious Relationship

Some people say, “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.”  I am curious why one thinks that these two ideas are mutually exclusive.  A religion is a relationship, a connection between God and man expressed in certain defined doctrines and practices. One would be hard pressed to find anyone within Christianity who would actually say that the empty performance of …

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Resurrection Living for Today’s Christian

  “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear …

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The Gospel and Resurrection

What benefit do we receive from the “resurrection” of Christ? “First, by His resurrection He has overcome death, that He might make us partakers of the righteousness which He has obtained for us by His death. Second, by His power we are also now raised up to a new life. Third, the resurrection of Christ is to us a sure …

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BELIEVER, YOU ARE IN CHRIST: A Look at Our Union in Christ

One of the major themes of Scripture is the reality of the believer being united to Christ in a spiritual and mysterious way, through faith alone, by the grace of God past, present, and future. This biblical topic is extremely important for us today because the Apostle Paul made it important for us in several places, but especially in this …

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