Sermons by Pastor Gary Freel

Pastor Gary Freel is Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Church of Fresno and sits on the board of the Fundamental Evangelistic Association.

The Purpose of Life: God‘s Glory

Church ministry is not about self indulgence (as illustrated by Israel in the wilderness wandering), but rather focusing on others and the glory of God in all we do, as did Paul!
[Series] Consider the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 15)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 5/19/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1ojwuByoE

Don‘t Be Offensive

Instruction is given regarding those who are strong in the faith (mature), on how to treat those who are weak in the faith, preferentially and respectfully.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/28/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pyCZ5FhuZo

Christ- Firstfruits of the Resurrection

Christ’s death is most often addressed as the essential component of the Gospel message. However, equally imperative is His bodily resurrection. Without the Resurrection of our Lord, we do not have the Gospel! The Gospel is both the Death of Christ as payment of our sins, and His Resurrection, proof positive that payment was accepted!
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/21/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthian 15:1-4, 12-24; Romans 1:1-4
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8QgSDK84o

Ministering with a Biblical Sense of Urgency

Paul’s counsel, during a specific time of distress, is for those who desire to serve the Lord to put off marriage, temporarily, as the “time is short,” and the task is difficult enough without additional temporal concerns of a spouse and family.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/14/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGcOE1v1pRE

Because, Now I Belong to Jesus

Christ has redeemed each believer, body and soul. Therefore, each believer should conduct his/her life body and soul in light of this truth, because we are not our own!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 10)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/31/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8vdnu0VHuQ

The Company We Keep

Rather than removing wicked immorality from their midst, the church at Corinth did not simply tolerate it, but they were found boasting about its presence within their fellowship. This wickedness had a serious leavening influence in the church body, that required disciplinary action on their part.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/17/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ccj6EXL3cs

Awaiting An Accurate Assessment

The requirement for Biblical ministry (service) is no success or popularity, but simply faithfulness! This will be determined only by Christ when He returns!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/10/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6fTkaoLcmI

How Firm a Foundation

A Christian ministry must be build upon only Christ as the foundation, and utilize the materials that will withstand His evaluation, those He deems worthy of His building!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/3/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 3:9-23
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqoyMsjVOZ0

What‘s On the Menu?

Consuming the “meat” of God’s Word is vital to the growth and stability of the NT Church
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt 5)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/24/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 3:1-8
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv-ejMnD-_U

Words Taught by the Holy Ghost

scripture reference -1 Corinthians 2:6-14
Paul’s role in revealing God’s “mystery” for this age is on display through the Scripture with which He was entrusted.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/17/19
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10JNT9umR1o

A Message, Witness, and Testimony

Baptism is an important step of obedience for the believer in Christ, as it proclaims a message, bears witness of Christ’s work of salvation, and as an opportunity to present the gospel of Christ.
[Series] The function and purpose of the ordinance of Baptism of Believers in Christ.
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/10/19
[Scripture Reference] Matt. 28:19-20; Rom. 6:1-4; 1 Cor. 12:13; Col. 2:12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvtTELnexcY

A Clear Message from a Simple Preacher

Paul’s proclamation was clear, concise, and consistent focusing on the message of the Gospel of God that saves sinners and sanctifies His saints
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 3)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/3/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Cor. 2:1-5
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8P36AcV-4

Man‘s Wisdom vs. The Wisdom of God

scripture reference -1 Corinthians 1:10-31
The Gospel is a demonstration of the great wisdom of God and the power of God to save sinners, yet man regards it as foolish, a stumbling block to man’s pride.
[Series] Carefully Considering the Church of Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 2)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 1/27/19
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfLi1pSnDOs

How Many Problems Can One Church Have?

An Examination of the founding of the Church in Corinth, and a survey of some of the problems Paul had to address in this first letter to the saints of God.
[Series] Carefully Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 1)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 1/20/19
[Scripture Reference] Acts 18:1-17; 1 Cor. 1:1-9
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T88nXtVjU8M

O Come, Immanuel

The Virgin Birth of our Lord is not simply sustainable, based on this text, but firmly established. Some 700 years before the Lord’s Birth, Isaiah proclaimed how God would bring it about as a sign to David’s line that He would never forsake His promises!
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/16/18
[Scripture Reference] Isaiah 7:14
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_M7LXUoE5A

Why Do We Believe in the Virgin Birth?

The Virgin Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is a core doctrine of Christianity. It stands as an undeniable truth for believers now as it has throughout history.
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/9/18
[Scripture Reference] Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:27
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hM4N7NFpSU

Credentials of the Christ: Why They Matter

From Gen. 3:15 through Gen.12:1-3, and continuing through the OT text, God promised a Redeemer from sin. There was only one who met those credentials, Jesus of Nazareth (Matt. 1:16-23).
[Series] None
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/2/18
[Scripture Reference] Gen. 3:15; 49:8-12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6UNmZ-V2V4

Comforting Words of Israel‘s Hope: Christ‘s Resurrection

The last chapter of Mark’s Gospel contributes 3 very important truths to His account of Christ’s life: it verifies the resurrection, it provides further information on the Great Commission, and establishes Apostolic Authority and credentials.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 24)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/25/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 16:1-20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsDz_stRmXQ

Giving Thanks Always

The gratitude and appreciation believers in Christ have must continually be within us and externally flowing from us
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/18/18
[Scripture Reference] Psalm 105:1; 107:1
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx6WkCWbzXw

The Determined Destination: The Cross

After enduring illegal and unjust trials, Christ is placed on a cross, bearing the sin of the world, subsequently dying to pay the penalty for sin. Being dead He is placed in a tomb, as witnessed by numerous people.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 23)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/18/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 15:1-47
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u12hZw40vqU

A Discourse from Olivet

scripture reference -Mark 13:1-13
In response to two questions, Christ outlines what the future will be for Israel after His death and resurrection, until His return.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 18)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 10/28/18
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DJ8vcpSzM0