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.

And We Beheld His Glory

In fulfillment of the Lord’s prophecy in Mark 9:1, Peter, James, and John bear witness to the Lord in His majestic glory and splendor on the Mount of Transfiguration
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 13)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 9/2/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 9:2-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcL7q8vYHJo

Feeding Crowds; Making Disciples

Though desiring privately prepare the disciples for His approaching departure and the future ministry they will have, nevertheless, Christ continues to display His mercy upon the people, while instructing His followers as the importance of His identity, Christ, God come in the flesh!
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 8/26/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 8:1-38
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F18YrGiwUIs

Authoritative Teaching & Gracious Healing

Using the OT, Jesus not only rebukes the Pharisees and Scribes who continually challenged Him over His ministry, but He completely destroys their verbal arguments and accusations toward Him, exposing the inner evil within their hearts, all the while compassionately dealing with common people who sought His healing, love, and mercy.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 11)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 8/19/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 7:1-37
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmE9g0MmvFI

His Own Received Him Not

Returning to Nazareth, Jesus and His disciples find the rejection of His person and claims to be unchanged. Yet He continues to saturate Galilee with His message, coming to the attention of Herod Antipas. Additionally, He feeds 5, 000 men, and walks on water, coming to the rescue of His disciples.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 10)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 8/5/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 6:1-56
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrOA9FRaRRE

In the Field and On the Sea

After the nation rejected the offer of the Kingdom by Jesus, His strategy changes as He teaches in parables. Afterward, He again demonstrates His authority by instantly calming a raging storm of wind and waves of the sea.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 7/22/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 4:1-41
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zh7ti7mV00

Escalating Controversies and Conflicts Continue

The unpardonable sin, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was the ultimate complaint the Jewish leaders of Jesus’ day brought against Him, thus sealing their fate as well as those of the nation who followed them. After continually complaining about Jesus, this was the last straw as far as the Kingdom offer was concerned.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 7/15/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 3:1-35
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJt-up_eJl8

The Complaint Department

Upon His return to Capnaum, the Lord Jesus heals a man paralyzed, calls Levi, a tax collector to discipleship, addressing numerous complaints lodged against Him by His enemies, namely over the Sabbath.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 6)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 7/8/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 2:1-28
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA1ZZk-SXU

Beyond Jordan, In Galilee of the Nations

Upon His return to Galilee from Judea, the Lord Jesus regathers initial disciples, casts out a demon, heals Peter’s mother-in-law from a serious fever and others, spent time praying and healed/cleansed a leper, all authenticating His claims concerning Himself!
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 5)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 7/1/18
[Scripture Reference] Isa. 9:1-2; Mark 1:16-45
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrO9ZewD91k

Desperate Times Call for Drastic Measures

The Fall of Adam in Eden resulted in loss not just of dominion over the earth, but of fellowship with God Himself. The victory secured by Christ in the temptation He faced in the wilderness demonstrates once for all that He is the Victor, and He is worthy of our allegiance and worship
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 6/24/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 1:12-13; Genesis 3:1-24
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvXxf04MLrY

Declaration and Demonstration

The writers of the four Gospel accounts of the Life, Ministry, & teaching of Christ were credible, compelling, & complimentary in the information they left us in the records that they provided.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 2)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 6/10/18
[Scripture Reference] 1 Tim. 5:18; 2 Peter 3:15, 16
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luxar6HQxV0

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

A brief look at some background of the Lord’s Life and Ministry, divided into two distinct periods, as He made two specific claims about His identity.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 1)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 6/3/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 1:1-8
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSgjtHJazok

Ruth: Resolve and Reward

scripture reference -Ruth 1:1-4:22
A survey through Ruth, as an example of faithfulness resulting in God’s reward upon the woman as she diligently determined to follow the true God, despite the difficulties and discouragements of life. God honored her, allowing her to be in the line of the ultimate Redeemer, Christ!
[Series] Mother’s Day Message
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 5/13/18
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGNSD2BVs8

Works of God‘s ’Peculiar People’

The purpose and role of good works in the life of the believer is not to save or keep salvation, but to illustrate the work of God in His salvation of sinners and thus bring Him the glory He deserves.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/22/18
[Scripture Reference] Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 2:11-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soLOGxKGebE

What God Is Doing Now

God is at work today, in and through the ministries of local independent indigenous called out assemblies of believers in His Son. The local church is simply to preach and teach the Word of God, and the doctrines revealed therein, not reform society, or bring in some kingdom.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/15/18
[Scripture Reference] Ephesians 2:1-10
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2uBTlwAQT4

Why the Differences Today?

scripture reference -Ephesians 1:10-11; 3:2-6, 20-21; Titus 2:11-12; Gal. 2:16; 5:18
During this present age, from the Day of Pentecost to the Rapture of the church, God is at work in the lives of His people using His Grace, not the Law, as the way of life to teach and impel us to live for Him.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/9/18
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTSmG8fb3-s

Does Dispensationalism Matter Anymore?

At GBC, we embrace traditional dispensationalism. We interpret Scripture consistently in a normal, literal, historical, and grammatical manner which results in the following beliefs: a distinction exists between national Israel and the New Testament church; the New Testament believer is not under the Law for salvation or sanctification; Jesus Christ will sit on David’s throne in Jerusalem and ruling the earth for a future 1000-year period; and, God’s ultimate purpose is to glorify Himself.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/25/18
[Scripture Reference] Romans 11:35-36; Gen. 15:6; Eph. 3:2
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kUpri5sSYw

Baptized Into Christ‘s Body

The moment a sinner believes Christ died for his/her sins, and rose again, to the saving of one’s soul, that person is placed into the body of Christ, the Church, of which Christ is the Head. Spirit Baptism is NOT a second work, subsequent to salvation, but simultaneous to salvation.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/11/18
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye6tXXyh-g0

Satan’s Subtle Strategies

scripture reference -Gen. 3:1-4; John 8:44; 2 Cor. 11:14
A survey of some of the Denials and deception of Satan utilizes from his arsenal as he combats God through His people
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/11/18
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=254rshzYuwk

Our Adversary, The Devil: The Real Enemy

While many seek to deny his existence, the fact remains the devil does exist and he is alive and active in this world today, in particular seeking to carry out his program of attack against God and His people.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 1/28/18
[Scripture Reference] Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:11-19
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuaWgEsEFdI

Is Hell Really a Final, Eternal Destination?

A survey of texts dealing with “hell” demonstrating that 1) it is a place of punishment that is deserved, not a torture chamber and, 2) it is eternal in duration.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 1/21/18
[Scripture Reference] 2 Peter 2:4; Matt. 5:22, 29, 30; 16:18; Mark 9:44-48; 2 Peter 2:4; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 19:20; 20:10-14; Dan. 12:2
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dohygW0Z5aM

Looking Ahead

A Consideration of the glories and excellencies of heaven, our future eternal home
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/31/17
[Scripture Reference] John 14:1-3; Isa. 6:1-6; Rev. 4:6-11; Phil. 3:20-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmAqnaleAk