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.

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

Credentials of the Christ

333 OT prophecies were fulfilled by Christ at His First Advent. Jesus of Nazareth is the only Person in history to be the Lord’s Christ/Messiah
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/24/17
[Scripture Reference] Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; et. al.
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcV1PJAm6w

God Sent Forth His Son

scripture reference -Galatians 4:4; Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:18ff
Another look at the importance and reality of the Virgin Birth of Christ
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/17/17
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dW0oSmtDs

Always Giving Thanks

Giving thanks to God is imperative, especially for the seemingly ordinary daily care and provisions He graciously allows us to experience
[Series] None
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/19/17
[Scripture Reference] 2 Cor. 1:11; 2:14; 8:16; 9:15
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fObZFvTQCTA

Salvation: How Certain Can We Be?

As believers in Christ, we can be 100% assured that we have salvation from sin and that we can know this is true based on the character of God and the sure promises He has made in His Word, which promises He always keeps
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/12/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Timothy 1:12-17; 2 Tim. 1:12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ZGoc1et9M

Justification: What‘s In It For Me?

The doctrine of Justification by faith “alone,” is the lynch pin doctrine of Biblical Christianity and is the primary benefit of our great salvation from sin.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/5/17
[Scripture Reference] Romans 1:17; 3:23-24; 4:25; 5:1
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbSKCwizcmU

He Is Not Here

A survey of excuses commonly used to explain the empty tomb all fall short of both common sense and biblical explanation. The simple fact is that Christ arose from the dead on that first Resurrection Sunday!
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 9/24/17
[Scripture Reference] Matthew 28:1-15
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhzo49bLZ9g

Behold, the Lamb of God

The only way of salvation, the only message that saves sinners, is that Christ died for our sins. The death of Christ is the only possible payment to satisfy the God’s wrath against sin. It must be accepted individually, by faith alone
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 9/17/17
[Scripture Reference] John 1:29; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; 1 Peter 1:19, 20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJvu11vWV5Q