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.

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

Finding Faithful Followers

The need of churches which embrace and proclaim the Gospel of Grace is the only remedy to the desperate situation faced by this present age in which we live.
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 10/7/18
[Scripture Reference] Romans 1:18-32;
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKgWAMYwCB8

How Firm a Foundation

Following the Triumphal Entry, over the next two days, the Lord takes possession of the Temple and exercises His Messianic authority as He never had up to that point in His ministry.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (Part 17)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 10/7/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 11:12-33
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peR-3qAt2x0

Instructing, Serving, and Giving

Along the way during the final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus takes the opportunities to give further instruction on a number of issues like marriage and divorce, trusting in one’s wealth and religious observances to gain eternal life, and humility, while reemphasizing the time of His crucifixion is approaching.
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 15)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 9/23/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 10:1-52
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z50NfGUHXgI

Three Crucial Warnings

The Lord teaches His own disciples the priority of humility & the reality of eternal hell fire
[Series] The Gospel of Mark (pt. 14)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 9/16/18
[Scripture Reference] Mark 9:33-50
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaPYqNUmDjE

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