culture

  • What does an ungodly nation need from the body of believers?

    This psalm asks a significant question on this July 4th weekend, a question relates to the current moral character of our country. Any ungodly nation needs believers in its midst to send out God's light and truth to individual men and women.

  • Divine Patience with Our Spiritual Growth.

    This passage shows the spiritual change of three individuals – Jacob, Judah, and Joseph. Two of them had made significant mistakes in their younger years, yet God showed patience with them. By His grace, they progressed in their maturity and now show virtues of obedience. This can encourage us not to measure spiritual growth by hours, a day, or even a month of a person’s life. Instead, look at big-picture growth. Do you know God more than you did a year ago? Are you more Christ-like?

  • The Difference Between Godly and Cultural Stability

    Genesis 33 ended with Jacob’s family worshipping together. They were in God’s will living at Shechem on their way to Bethel where God had called them. The next chapter shows how quickly things can change. Jacob’s family got comfortable and settled down in the culture around them. Their hearts were no longer inclined toward Bethel. They became under-whelmed with God’s will, and the results were tragic.

  • Faith Thrives When We Turn from Sin.

    Have you ever acted impulsively and hurt those closest to you? Abram was a godly man of faith, but he still acted out of emotion on occasion. He was given God’s word seven times, yet in this chapter he deflects it and takes his own way.

    As Christians, we will never be without sin, but our goal should be to sin less. As we persevere in our walk, like Abram, we will hopefully succeed more than we fail.

  • God’s sovereign mercy on nations provides eternal opportunity for the Lord’s people — Part 2.

    The Bible is not a history book, but it contains history. We can learn much from what the Holy Spirit chose to record.

  • Theme: Investigating our Eternal Foundation, part 1

    Why is the church glorious? Because she has a glorious head, foundation, and shepherd – Jesus Christ. When the church is promoted as a marketing tool of social good and philanthropy, she is robbed of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ and His power to save. God’s grace is what makes the church glorious.

  • Theme: The theme of the book of Ephesians is The Church Glorified.

    At Grace Church of Mentor, you will primarily hear expositional preaching of a whole book in its parts and not many topical series. We preach this way because:

    • It cultivates the discipline of starting and finishing.
    • It helps God’s people sharpen their interpretation skills through learning context and hermeneutics in order to apply truth to the culture.
    • It reveals each person’s spiritual strength and weakness
    • It strengthens spiritual maturity.
    • It protects the flock from wolves within and without.
    • It helps us to systematically focus on truths mentioned in other places in the Bible.