Holding It Down

In these days, followers of Christ confront multiple challenges. The Fall of 2020 brings a season rocked by anxiety around COVID-19 and division around our nationwide election. 

Walls are high, separating us from God and one another. Here’s our challenge from the Scriptures. Being God’s ambassadors in a hostile world calls us to divine maturity, where despite the profound dissonance, our Gospel message occupies higher ground. For the sake of the Kingdom, we point to a place of peace and reconciliation for our city, our country and our souls. 

“Holding It Down” defines our place: growing in maturity to be more like Christ. How? The Scripture says much of it rests on our capacity to hold competing truths in such a season – mercy and justice, grace and righteousness, truth and love, judgment and forgiveness, fear and trust, love (good) and hate (evil), and so many more.

Together we’ll be “Holding It Down” this September – November, 2020. In this difficult season GraceCity, you’re invited along with all of Baltimore to join the call to maturity in Christ as we learn what it means to hold it down with confusion all around. 

Grievance and Goodness
Pastor Corey Barnes
Jeremiah 25:11, 29:11
September 13, 2020

God’s Ableness and Willingness
Pastor Corey Barnes
Daniel 3:16-17
September 20, 2020

The Placebo and The Glory
Pastor Bob Bingham
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 1 Corinthians 10:31
September 27, 2020

Truthing In Love
Pastor Bob Bingham
Ephesians 4:13
October 4, 2020

Independence and Interdependence
Pastor Corey Barnes
Romans 12:4-5
October 11, 2020

Fear and Trust
Pastor Corey Barnes
Proverbs 3:5-6, 1:7
October 18, 2020

Unabridged: Freedom and Captivity to Christ
Pastor Bob Bingham
Matthew 11:28-30, Galatians 5:1
October 25, 2020

Unafraid
Pastor Bob Bingham
Matthew 11:30, John 16:33)
November 1, 2020

Faith and Works
Pastor Corey Barnes
Ephesians 2:8, James 1:27
November 8,2020

Grace and Justice
Pastor Corey Barnes
Ephesians 2:8, James 1:27
November 15, 2020

The Power Paradox (This Is Us)
Pastor Bob Bingham
Matthew 20:17-28, 2 Corinthians 6:8-10
November 22,2020