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.

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

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

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

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