Contributed on Aug 28, 2020
The introductory message to the Gospel of Luke.
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor Watch this message at: https://youtu.be/s-261UnKZCA Introduction I heard on the news of a woman who was on an overseas flight. She called the flight attendant over to her and told her she was having a ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2020
Does God hear our prayers? What will we do when He sends an answer?
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor Watch this message at: https://youtu.be/JxKW-ry9SGc Introduction Does God hear our prayers? That’s a question we have all asked. Does God really hear me? I remember several years ago, I returned home ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2020
It is possible for faithful people to doubt, but the cost for that doubt is high. In a world of darkness, God is is looking for the faithful. What is the cost of doubt
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor Watch This Message at: https://youtu.be/H3G0p7eublg Introduction On a scale of 1 to 10 where would you rank your faith today? Every day, I marvel at the things and people we put our faith. We drive our ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2020
How can we know who Jesus was and that he is coming again?
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor Watch This Message on our Youtube Channel Introduction How many of you as parents knew every detail of your child’s life before they were even born. Every single one of us remembers distinctly the moment ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2020
Life is full of surprises. Life is full of stresses and burdens. When we chose to follow God's will, the stresses and burdens of life can pull against His perfect will. That's why believers need each other and need to encourage one another.
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor www.GraceCommunity.com Watch this message https://youtu.be/dmWN4pn5UVY Introduction Have you ever had a situation, where you did the right thing, but the people around you were actually disappointed or angry with you? Over ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2020
What is the significance of John's birth and Zechariah's subsequent psalm of praise? You might be surprised
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor Watch This Message https://youtu.be/CORgr5C5ky8 Introduction Today we’re going to get right into this message. I’m not going to spend much of my introductory time covering announcements or thoughts on ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2020
Upon John's birth, Zechariah's mouth is reopened and he speaks. His voice speaks of God's plan to redeem all who put their faith in him. Today, the church is like a modern Zechariah and our mouth must open to the coming of our Lord
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Rev. Bradford Reaves, Sr. Pastor Watch This Message https://youtu.be/bkWj1VQbePg Introduction We are in a portion of Scripture that many people read through quickly. This is part of the coming of Jesus. We usually turn our attention to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2020
Why is the birth of Jesus significant and what does it mean to us today. Is there a connection between the world and world events during his first coming and his imminent return?
Grace Community Church Winchester VA www.gracecommunity.com Watch this sermon on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/LiIFk7xq1pM Introduction In our journey through Luke, we finally come to the birth of Christ. Just in time for the celebration of Christmas. In typical Lukean style, he packs volumes of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2020
What happens when the Divine enters the ordinary?
Rev Bradford Reaves Grace Community Church, Winchester, VA www.gracecommunity.com Watch this message on Youtube: https://youtu.be/XoQ2v6xn_tM Introduction We are here in the heart of the birth Narrative for Jesus. This is what we have spent the last few months. Yes, months. This is not something ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2020
Simeon is an amazing Jew who comes in and out of the scene of the Christmas narrative, but with power and significance to attest of the birth of Christ. What can we learn from him as we await the return of Christ
Pastor Brad Reaves Grace Community Church Winchester VA www.GraceCommunity.com Watch this Message on Youtube: https://youtu.be/XoQ2v6xn_tM Introduction This coming Friday, most of us will be waking up to another Christmas morning. Certainly, as with everything else this year, it will be much ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2020
Anna was a woman of devout faith. The coming of the messiah brought great hope. This year we need that hope more than ever
Introduction If you have followed us over the last few months, you know that we are deep into the study of the Gospel of Luke. So on this Christmas eve, I wanted to take a moment and bring a concluding thought to Luke’s Birth Narrative in his Gospel. It is here we find a woman with a remarkable ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2020
What does true repentance look like? This message is based on John's ministry against a backdrop of political turmoil and religious oppression.
Introduction We’ve spent the last few months leading up to Christmas and the birth of Christ talking about how the world was being prepared by God religiously and geopolitically for the arrival of Christ. We saw prophetic fulfillment and covenantal fulfillment through the coming of Jesus Christ, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2020
What does it look like for someone who truly repents versus someone who is religious and self-righteous? Let's take a look
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA Pastor Bradford Reaves Watch this message at: https://youtu.be/XeBqmU3cLVI Introduction I want you to think back to the time of your salvation when you truly repented for your sins before God. Some of you know the moment and for some of you, I shared that ...read more
Contributed on Dec 24, 2020
What does a successful ministry look like. How should we gauge the success of a preacher or a church. By worldly standards, John's ministry was a failure. By Jesus' standards John the Baptist was the greatest of all prophets.
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.gracecommunity.com Watch this message on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/eu6yP42Qz2o Introduction Have you ever asked yourself how you identify the mark of a great pastor or preacher? What are the hallmarks of a great ministry? By worldly standards, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2021
Why did Jesus need to be baptized and why is that important to us?
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA Pastor Bradford Reaves Watch this Message: https://youtu.be/kvOMpzSODa4 Introduction There is a premise in physics called “The Fine-Tuned Universe.” In this premise, it is asserted that there are characteristics of the universe that are virtually ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2021
Jesus was tempted in every way. His battle in the wilderness underscores his authority and victory over temptation and sin
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.GraceCommunity.com Pastor Bradford Reaves Watch this message online: https://youtu.be/Km22OhiY8ng Introduction A few guys were on a men’s retreat together and one night they decided to share with each other their struggles and temptations. The first said, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2021
What was Jesus like as a child? Did he know that he was the messiah? Luke provides his own testimony as to Jesus' identity and mission as the Son of God.
Pastor Brad Reaves Grace Community Church Winchester, VA Watch This Message at: https://youtu.be/-KtxiQAOodk Have you ever heard or even met a child prodigy? We all believe our children will be baby geniuses. In the 18th century, Jean Louis Cardiac was known as the wonder child. Jean could recite ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2021
The first recorded message we have of Jesus defines for us the purpose of his arrival and the continued purpose of the church in the Great Commission
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.gracecommunity.com Watch this message at: https://youtu.be/jU3zxPM80MI Introduction I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?" One ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2021
There is one reason why someone who has heard the truth of the Gospel does not commit their life to Jesus. Do you know what it is?
Introduction In recent weeks, there have been concerted and coordinated efforts by the liberal left to silence - even exterminate conservative voice. The uprising by supporters of President Trump at the US Capitol has fueled that effort. Tech giants like Google (YouTube) Facebook, and Twitter are ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2021
This is a two-part sermon of the exposition of Luke 4:31:-37.
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.gracecommunity.com Watch these messages on our YouTube Channel: Part 1: https://youtu.be/pa9EOmyGiUU Part 2: https://youtu.be/B1nSk9KLkCs Introduction One of the greatest deceptions of our day is that Satan and his minions are not actively working in ...read more
Contributed on Feb 24, 2021
Does God still heal people today? Why do we read about so many healings in the Gospels but it seems that people aren't healed very much today? Is it because we lack the faith?
Grace Community Church Winchester, VA www.gracecommunity.com Watch this sermon on our youtube channel: https://youtu.be/4SDSKxp_K9k According to the World Health Organization, there are over 20,000 diagnoses of diseases. Someone may ask, if God exists and He is a loving God, why allow all these ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2021
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
Introduction It’s been a while since I’ve been on a fishing trip. I used to use fishing as a means of getting away and having some time of quiet. I also used to go fishing with my grand-pap on the Delaware Bay. We’d pull in stripers, croakers, and my favorite fish, fresh flounder. Out on the boat, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2021
At first reading, this story has the tones of a divine miracle but it is so much more.
Introduction At first reading, this story has the tones of a divine miracle. Something that would have been incredible to see as a member of the crowd. The image of a poor wretched man, probably on his last days on earth, begging the Lord Jesus for a new lease on life, and getting just that. In ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2021
Without Jesus we are paralyzed with sin
Introduction What would you do to help a friend in need? There are moments in my life when I was helped by my friends and I had an opportunity to be a help to a friend in need and there are moments in my life when a friend has been there for me. There’s always helping with things like moving, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2021
Who did Christ come to save: sinners or the righteous?
Introduction Human beings are inherently religious. We were created by God to worship Him. He wired us that way. When sin entered into man, our worship became inherently corrupt. In our post-modern world, the common idea is that God is high on a mountain and that if a man can climb that mountain, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2021
How does the gospel relate to our lives, our religions, and our methods?
Introduction I want to open this morning with a challenge for you. No matter who you are, your position or title; no matter what kind of degree you hold, or how long you’ve been coming to church. No matter how much or how little you read your Bible, no matter if you think I’m right or I’m wrong; ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2021
Where do the Law and Mercy intersect with God and in Christianity
Introduction ? 1 On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3 And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2021
What happens when 12 ordinary men answer the call of 1 Almighty God?
Introduction The story is told of a group of men who had been sailing in the Atlantic Ocean when they came too close to shore and crashed against the rocks. Out of concern for other sailors in similar conditions, the surviving group determined to build a lighthouse to warn others of the impending ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2021
Lukes gives a snapshot into the purpose and power of Jesus and the gospel
Introduction Whenever we gather together on Sunday as a church, it is to worship our God and Lord Jesus Christ. The Church is known as the Bride of Christ. It is our solemn duty, it is our great privilege, it is the very least we can do to exalt and praise the One worthy of all power ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2021
What does Jesus say about those who lead people astray?
Introduction This is my last sermon here at GCC. When the realization that I was going to resign and move on into other avenues of ministry came to me. One of the first areas I mulled over was what I would say during my last message. I had always considered this day to be much further ahead in the ...read more