All posts by Josh Strelecki

Josh Strelecki, Pastor-Teacher of Twin Cities Grace Fellowship

A Call For God’s Fast

The historic echo chamber of fleshly wisdom of the world has and continues to unveil man’s utter foolishness to address the substantive conflicts of each subsequent day to provide everlasting results. Man’s search for worldly salvation and peace always quickly turns into individual, partisan, or national self discovery. Moreover, religious groupthink is so malleable. Religion ...

The Foolishness of God Pt. 1

“To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”{Romans 16:27} God’s wisdom is expressed, manifest, revealed throughout the testimony of history. “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens. By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew (Pro. ...

A Case & Thoughts for The Gathering of The Local Church

In 2020 the church at large was faced with an extremely difficult dilemma. COVID and the recommendation of the experts pressed us into our homes. For many Christians this wasn’t so awful seeing they could attend church via livestream. In a survey completed just prior to the concerns of COVID one question asked, “Worshiping alone ...

A Father in the Faith

Grace and Peace, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” {Philippians 4:9}                    It is a sheer post Cross provision to be sons and daughters of God.  Having received the Spirit of adoption we are granted to ...

Grace Upon Grace

“Provide Things Honest in the Sight of All Men.” ~ Romans 12:17 ~ Our Father instructs us not to recompense evil for evil in the preceding proposition.  Yet, now He instructs us what to “provide…in the sight of all men.”  The simple thought that we are to “provide” something other than “evil” for the “evil” ...

Recompense to No Man Evil for Evil

“Recompense to no man evil for evil.” ~ Romans 12:17 ~             We are God’s children, His sons and daughters, taught by His very Spirit and taught His spirit.  Thus, understanding the glory of our Father increases our esteem of Him, as well as, glorify His instruction to us.  As our Father is holy, peculiar, ...

Foolishness to Life Everlasting

“Let no man deceive himself.  If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” {1 Corinthians 3:18}             Arrogance and most ignorance is rooted in pride.  Pride is natural to man and has power over us to hinder us when in comes ...

Behold, All Things Are Become New

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17 So often we pronounce something as “new”, yet it really isn’t. A new year is just another year with one digit difference. In fact, a new year makes us ...

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

“Now to Him that is of power…to God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”{Rom 16:25-27} To conclude this extraordinary treatise the apostle Paul hearkens, one last time, to where the power and wisdom of the son and daughter of God comes from. The power and wisdom of the son and daughter ...

The God of Peace

“Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”{Romans 15:33} Arrangement of words declare the glory of God. Words cannot be thrown in a blender for any sense to come of them. Although God’s Word is likened to food, we are not to make word shakes and smoothies with holy writ. Childs play with ...

Can You ‘Stomach It’?

Being ‘sick to your stomach’ expresses one’s ailment, where it may be coming from, or where it may be effecting.  Bowel issues produce a sickness that isn’t some other ailment.  A headache, the cold, or the flu are just some sicknesses that can, but do not always involve the stomach.  It isn’t until one of ...

Secret, Mysteries, The Mystery

Man has a burning desire to know and to make known. To be “in the loop” and keeping people “in the loop” can lead to much ungodliness. Whispering, backbiting, and gossiping are some sins of knowledge. These abuse wanting to know and make known. Yet, desiring to know and to make known isn’t the issue. ...

A Charge for the New Year

The time for edification of Christian’s has never been more important than now. The season we are entering demands all the more, a strong, resolute faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as, a profitable faith for all men to see. Now is not the time to cower and evade the call of our ...

Unto Us A Child Is Born

The meanest estate wasn't in His fragility as a "babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger" (Luk. 2:16), but in the Son of God, made sin, wrapped in sins swaddling iniquity and deaths grip, hanging on the Cross of Calvary.

The Joyful Church

The judgment from the world concerning the church is oftentimes correct. Although denominationalism, by some, is an attempt to preserve doctrinal purity it commonly ends upholding errors. For the dishonest, divisions bolster distinction that satisfy the ego. With numerous schisms the world naturally sees the lack of love, unity, and godly joy. On the other ...

Israel’s Spiritual Things Are Yours Pt. 2

It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.   {Romans 15:27} Of course one thing is to not understand that we are partakers of Israel’s spiritual things, but another thing ...

Israel’s Spiritual Things Are Yours

“It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.”~ Romans 15:27~ Rightly dividing the word of truth is a precise skill done by the workman that studies God’s Word. Cutting straight ...

The Reconciling of the World unto God

The grace of God given to Paul for the Gentiles is glorious. Its glory is like the radiant colors manifest by a ray of light streaming through a diamond.

The Offering Up of the Gentiles

God’s work in Christ exercising His unsearchable judgments to reconcile the world unto Himself, usher in the dispensation of His grace, conclude His good news in His Son, and give it to the apostle Paul to give it to the Gentiles would make known His manifold wisdom and reveal the depths of His grace.

Admonish One Another

Admonishing pursues righteousness. It discerns fault, wrong, and evil. Admonition warns of it, counsels against it, cautions ahead of it, and teaches in accord of righteousness.