self-sufficiency

  • Our spiritual strength comes from our surrender to God.

    Along the path of Christian growth, sometimes we can feel like we’re stuck in a traffic jam on a one-lane highway. The pace slows sometimes with trials and afflictions, and other times it speeds up. The Lord determines the pace.

    As Genesis 32 begins, Jacob’s pace is picking up. He’s reminded that divine help always goes with him along the way. Likewise, Christians have angelic forces that minister to us, always working to help us be more like Christ.

  • 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.