Posts in Sermons
Outdoing Jesus | Doug Pagitt

GracePointe was delighted to host author, speaker, and pastor Doug Pagitt as he tours for his latest book, "Outdoing Jesus"! Listen to this moving talk on Jesus' first recorded miracle, and be sure to check out his book! If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Does the Bible Clearly Say Anything? | [Un]Conventional Wisdom

This week, we continue our series contrasting conventional and unconventional wisdom. How many times have we heard or said “the Bible clearly says” followed by a statement that is assumed to be orthodox?

But does the Bible clearly say anything?

That’s what we’ll unpack in this teaching.

If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Does God Help Those Who Help Themselves? | [Un]Conventional Wisdom

This week we continue our series contrasting conventional and unconventional wisdom. When someone says, “God helps those who help themselves,” it’s rarely in the context of things going wrong. It’s actually a statement born of (unconscious) privilege. In this message, we unpack that privilege and talk about a better way to think about God. If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Does Everything Happen for a Reason? | [Un]Conventional Wisdom

This week, we continue our series contrasting conventional and unconventional wisdom. People often say, “Everything happens for a reason,” a phrase which seeks to find meaning in the events of life. But is that true? Would it even be comforting if it were? Perhaps, if we look for it, there is an unconventional approach to finding meaning in the circumstances we experience.

If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to partner with us as we realize belonging together.

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God Doesn’t Put More On Us Than We Can Handle | [Un]Conventional Wisdom

This week we continue our new series, [Un]Conventional Wisdom, by talking about a commonly used phrase, “God doesn’t put more on us than we can handle.” Where does this phrase come from? Is this true? Or is there a more encouraging and life-giving way to see it? If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Baptism & Progressive Christianity

This week we continue thinking about the role ancient rituals play in Progressive Christianity in the 21st century. Where did baptism come from? What did it mean in its original context? Does it make sense to continue this practice today? We speak to all this and more in this teaching. If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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[Extra]Ordinary Time

The largest chunk of the Christian Calendar isn’t celebrations of Easter or Advent. It’s a period referred to as “Ordinary Time.” There's something about that word, “ordinary”, that sounds just so… ordinary. Unremarkable. Forgettable. We live for the opposite, the extra-ordinary. We await and orient our lives around those moments that transcend ordinary, yet the vast amount of our lives are spent in anything but.

What are the gifts and lessons of ordinary time?
How can we allow it to teach us to be present and engaged in the everyday-ness of our lives?

If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Just Breathe | Pentecost Sunday

This week, we marked the day of Pentecost—a day to reflect on the meaning of being the Church. In this teaching, we centered on four words–Peace, Sending, Breath, and Forgiveness–that bring that meaning into focus.

If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Longing for Community | Week 7 | Contagious Series

Community is about presence.

Seeing and being seen,
knowing and being known,
giving and receiving.

Let's do that together, and let's do it well.

If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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Embracing Peace | Week 6 | Contagious Series

Peace is about:
telling ourselves the truth;
carving out intentional space to cultivate "shalom";
seeking to be a non-anxious presence.

Pastor Josh Scott leads us into a sermon of peace, wholeness, and how we can experience God's love in our very presence.

If you're interested in joining us, we gather every Sunday at 10:30AM at 4710 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville. We also have a podcast on your platform of choice! Follow @gracepointetn on every social media platform for regular updates and Progressive Christian content, and text "GracePointe" to 77977 to donate if you are so inclined.

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