Skip to main content

Grace Bible Church is committed to the preaching of God's Word and Loving People!



Grace Bible Church

Sermon Notes

July 18, 2021


Luke 22:54-60

54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. 55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”

57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.

58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”

“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.

59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 

Slippery Slope  

Do you ever feel discouraged?  Do you regret and are humbled by something you have said or done?  Do you seem far away from Jesus, the One your soul loves? 

Well, it is not uncommon. Remember Peter, the bold one of Jesus’ primary three?  Where was he the night Jesus needed him to pray and support him?  He fell asleep and later “followed Jesus at a distance.” (Luke 22:54-60) And denied him three times.  But afterwards, at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came and empowered Peter and the others, and wow! The world was changed!

When things are tough in an unfriendly environment, are you discouraged and following Jesus at a distance in spite of your resolve, dedication, and commitment?  We are all prone to drift away from Jesus into discouragement. The distractions, demands, and fears of the world take its toll. 

 Nevertheless, as with Peter, He still loves you, forgives you, and never gives up on you.   He never leaves nor forsakes you.  The Holy Spirit is still the awesome power of God we all need today to overcome every fear and discouragement.  He is also our Encourager, our Helper, Counselor, our strength and our shield.  Ask for His help!  He is listening for your voice, and He is faithful.  Be encouraged!  Tomorrow is a new day.

Sunday Service's new time is 10:30 AM.   You are cordially invited to join us in person or online at You will be blessed by our new dynamite interim pastor, Russ Rathier.  Need prayer?  Please call us, standing by 214 616 7848. Or email Michael at: Prayer Requests always welcome!

Sermon Notes Prepared By: Sherry Bell (Church Treasurer, Pastoral Search Committee Member)

Sunday Service 10:30  You are cordially invited to join us for a fun time to meet or reconnect at our annual church picnic, July 25, immediately following service. Interim pastor, Russ Rathier. Please call for prayer -  team standing by 214 616 7848.  856 Moscow Road, Moscow, VT.


Salvation Is As Easy As A B C

If you don't know Jesus as your personal savior, never asked Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, Here's the place to start

A - Admit

Admit what you have done wrong and ask forgiveness.

Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 The wages of sin is death.
I John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

B - Believe

Believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again as a payment for your sins.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4  Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

C - Confess and Choose

Confess and choose to allow God to the be in charge of your life

Matthew 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Romans 10:9  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Pray this short prayer:

"Dear God, I want to be a part of your family. You said in Your Word that if I acknowledge that You raised Jesus from the dead, and that I accept Him as my Lord and Savior, I would be saved. So God, I now say that I believe You raised Jesus from the dead and that He is alive and well. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior. I accept my salvation from sin right now.

I am now saved. Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is my Savior. Thank you, Father God, for forgiving me, saving me, and giving me eternal life with You. Amen!" 

If you prayed this prayer give us a call. 1(802) 585-3343. 

    Site Mailing List 
    Preaching the Word... Loving People
    Grace Bible Church
    P.O. Box 218 | Moscow, VT 05672| PH: 802.585.3343