All posts by Joel Hayes

Pastor Joel grew up in grace churches. Fell away. Hit bottom. Came back to the Lord. Became Fellowship Bible Church's Librarian. Then Associate Pastor. (He barely graduated from "The Bekemeyer Grace School of Hard Knox.") Began preaching. Stumbled into podcasting. Wrote a book. And he absolutely loves everyone. Seriously. He does.

Intro to Philemon

[Below are the notes to my first Philemon conference message at Grace Life Bible Church. These notes as well as the PowerPoint (with really really pretty photos) are also available for download here. Philemon is awesome! Enjoy!] Here we have the story of the servant who betrayed his master. He stole some valuables and ran ...

101 Spiritual Blessings The Moment We Believed

We are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Rom 3:24, Tit 3:7) We are “justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” (Rom 3:28, Rom 5:1) Our “faith is counted for righteousness.” (Rom 4:5) We “have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom 5:1) We ...

Exceeding Greatness of His Power

Eph. 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, ...

The Ultimate Expression

In that horrific scene of Christ hanging on that cross, we find the ultimate expression of both hatred and love, of sin and grace. Christ hanging on that cross was the most vile display of evil, the worst conceivable expression, of man’s hatred against God. However, from God’s perspective, Christ hanging on that cross was ...

250 Things the Holy Spirit Does for Us

The Gospel is the power of God to us revealed through the Spirit (Rom. 1:16). The Word of God that He inspired affirms the timeless principle of faith (Rom. 1:17). He also affirms those things we already knew instinctively: that God exists, that He created all things, as well as His eternal power and Godhead ...