Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church
Nehemiah 2:7-10 ~ The Journey to the Obstacle Course ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Nehemiah 2:7-10 ~ The Journey to the Obstacle Course ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 17, 2016

When we do the Lord's Work the Lord's way, we can expect obstacles and severe opposition from the world and from Satan.  It goes with the territory.  Nehemiah is our example of how those obstacles are overcome and how opposition is conquered.

Nehemiah 2_1-8 ~ The Mountains Start to Move ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Nehemiah 2_1-8 ~ The Mountains Start to Move ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 11, 2016

How do we exercise "mustard seed" faith that moves mountains? What does it look like?  Nehemiah is our example of how each one of us can experience what it means to move mountains. 

Nehemiah 1:5-11 ~ The Power of Prevailing Prayer ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Nehemiah 1:5-11 ~ The Power of Prevailing Prayer ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 4, 2016

When Nehemiah prayed and wept before the Lord for months on end, God began to reveal to Nehemiah how he would be specifically used as an essential part of the answer.  From Nehemiah's prayer, we learn how we collaborate with God in what He is doing. Prayer is how we stay in step with God in our families, in our churches, and in our communities. Prayer is spending time in God's presence, waiting on Him, until we know what to do.

Nehemiah 1:1-4 ~ The Trouble with Rubble ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Nehemiah 1:1-4 ~ The Trouble with Rubble ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 1, 2016

When you begin to see a severe need; when you see the devastation and rubble in someone's life or maybe a ministry need that concerns several troubled and "rubbled" people, how can you begin to discern that God wants you to be specifically involved?  How do you know when God is calling you to a ministry or to serve in a particular way?  With Nehemiah as our example, we will see three particular principles from God's Word that will give you insight and direction.

Nehemiah 1_1-4 ~ From Rubble to Restoration to Revival ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Nehemiah 1_1-4 ~ From Rubble to Restoration to Revival ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

September 19, 2016

There's a lot of talk about walls these days:  The building of the wall along our border with Mexico; The walls that divide people or prevent them from opportunity. Are walls a good thing or a bad thing? And what happens when walls continue to be breached and a toehold of the enemy becomes a stronghold and then a stranglehold?

1 Corinthians 2:6-9 ~ How Things Go in God’s Awesome Presence

1 Corinthians 2:6-9 ~ How Things Go in God’s Awesome Presence

August 20, 2016

The prophet Isaiah's prayer was, "Lord, show us the awesome things You do in Your Presence." When God comes down, He makes known His inescapable presence. The cry of Isaiah was answered when Christ came to earth as a man.  It will be answered at Jesus's coming again. Isaiah's cry was answered on the Day of Pentecost.  And it is also answered in each one of us who are filled with the Spirit of God.  We should expect to see God do awesome things when we are aware of His presence.

2 Peter 1:19-21 ~ Inspiration - How the Holy Spirit Leads - Pastor Bill Slabaugh

2 Peter 1:19-21 ~ Inspiration - How the Holy Spirit Leads - Pastor Bill Slabaugh

August 16, 2016

While I was preaching this message, we were interrupted by the sound of a violent hail storm outside the church. God gave us a  pertinent object lesson.  I had talked about how at Pentecost there was the sound of  violent rushing wind and the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. As  I was talking about how Scripture is God-Breathed and men were carried by the Holy Spirit in writing Holy Scripture, we heard the noise of the wind and the hail storm. 

Exodus 33:12-17 ~ The Spirit Led Church ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Exodus 33:12-17 ~ The Spirit Led Church ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

August 1, 2016

This message begins the series on what it means to be a Spirit Led Church.  How does the Holy Spirit lead us by the Word, in our Worship, Service, Evangelism, Fellowship, and in our Prayers?  This is a base camp level orientation for the exciting Christian Walk.

Christians, Government, and Politics ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Christians, Government, and Politics ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 13, 2016

The presidential candidates are promising to "Make America Great Again."  But no politician ever made America great nor can he or she make it great again. Likewise, a government cannot make a nation great. America's greatness can be traced solely to the work of God through His Church. And when we discover how, each one of us will also discover what our individual roles need to be if America is to be great again.

“America’s Best Citizens” ~1 Peter 3:13-17 ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

“America’s Best Citizens” ~1 Peter 3:13-17 ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

March 7, 2016

America's Best Citizens! It is true biblically and historically that when Christians sanctify Christ as Lord in their hearts, they are the best citizens any nation has--including Rome and the United States of America.  This timely message will give you hope in this unfair world.