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.

Practical Positives

A final matter of concern along with some concluding admonitions to the Corinthians!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 27)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 9/1/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 16:1-24
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcCfk2AA7vA

What Will It Be Like?

A description of the resurrection body we will possess, even those who are “raptured” at the last trump.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 26)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 8/25/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWdU8Yb5FRY

Why It Matters If the Dead Rise Not

If there is no resurrection, why be baptized (“identified”) in connection with those who have died? Why subject one’s self to the onslaught of persecution that believers face on a daily basis, if the resurrection is not true?
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 25)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 8/4/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 15:29-34
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzaUScf73wo

The Impact of His Resurrection

Christ was risen from the dead as the Firstfruits, the downpayment, the guarantee, of our resurrection. If He did not rise from the dead, then neither will we rise in the order specified.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 24)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 7/28/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 15:12-28
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7zohSIkHXA

Biblically Building the Body

The intent of all the gifts, especially the “sign gifts” (“tongues” and “prophesying”) was to “build up” the local body of Christ in communication of divine revelation. With the completion of the canon of Scripture the supernatural sign gifts are not necessary today. Moreover, they are impossible, given the apostles are no longer present today!
[Series] Considering the Church in Cornith in the 21st Century (pt. 22)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 7/14/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 14:1-40
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZeCOb0KwZ8

Diversity Brings Unity and Harmony

A a human body has many “parts,” each with a specific intended function, together the parts comprise the body to make one whole/complete. So also, the church “body” has many “parts,” each with specific purposes, yet each necessary to make the local church body whole/complete.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 20)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 6/30/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdKZJDR7Fi8

All for One, One for All

Paul’s teaching on “spiritual” gifts, to be used in the church for the building up of the body, not individuals.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 19)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 6/23/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txUUKhVm0vg

Teaching Table Manners

Paul’s correction of the conduct of the Corinthian believers extended even to their abuse of each other at the Lord’s Table. Here he insists on specific decorum and manners as they “remember the Lord’s death till He come.”
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 17)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 6/2/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sewVRf0UMJI

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

Necessity Is Laid Upon Me

Though he was an Apostle, Paul was willing, and often did, forego any privileges inherent in that office for the sake of the gospel being freely presented in absolute sincerity and integrity.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 13)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 5/5/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 9:1-27
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJ3U8TqIEA

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

Marriage Matters

The importance and permanence of the marriage relationship a matter to be considered and taken very seriously, in such a cavalier and decadent society.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt 11)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/7/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki0yDwvcVLk

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. It proclaims a message, bears witness of Christ’s work of salvation, and serves as an opportunity to present the gospel of 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