Reverend Julio Orozco Jr. On How The Account Of Abraham & Isaac Points To The Cross

Reverend Orozco continues his odyssey in the Old Testament to show us how the story of the Messiah Christ is embedded in every account that has been recorded for us. This time, it’s  the very well known story of Abraham and Isaac recorded in the 22nd chapter of Genesis. Pastor Orozco exposes the parallels between the account of Abraham & Isaac and that of Jesus in the new Testament. I will invite you to listen to the message in its entirety. Please be sure to subscribe to GCC on Youtube to receive our latest sermons Please join us on Sunday for Worship at at 11amRead More →

The Sting Of Pride & The Lord’s Discipline

Originally posted on Tayibs.com The 32nd chapter of the book of Job begins with , “So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes” I’ve  purposely avoided the book of Job because I wasn’t ready to deal with the concept of suffering. I failed to recognize that the story wasn’t only about suffering, but about the connection between pride and suffering, the Lord’s discipline and its righteous fruits. But dodging  reading about suffering didn’t guarantee that  I wouldn’t experience  the reality of hardships. The last few years have been marked with one trial after the other, and it isRead More →

Agape love on Valentines day

Originally posted on ASH   Inside my Church, my friend Jamie and I decorated our outreach bulletin board to reflect the upcoming holiday, Valentine’s Day. This is a day celebrated by many to show love and affection to our loved ones . While this is true, I had to ask myself how much more does the Heavenly Father want to shower us with His love . The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:19 ,”We love him, because he first loved us.” Why is knowing the love of God important?  Have you felt lonely or unloved on Valentine’s Day, wondering why you don’t have a date toRead More →

Noah's Ark Through The Lens Of The gospel, A prototype of the Cross

Reverend Julio Orozco Jr. started  a new series on February the 9th with the sole purpose of preaching nothing else but the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He dove into the Old Testament and explored the account of Noah and the Ark recorded in Genesis 6 to reveal that the message of  the Cross has always been in the mind of God from the beginning. Be sure to watch the sermon in its entirety and please join us on Sunday for Worship at at 11am every Sunday morning at: Neelsville Presbyterian Church 20701 Frederick Rd. Germantown, MD 20876   Be Sure Subscribe to Grace Community ChurchRead More →

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God

Originally posted on Tayibs.com Without faith it is impossible to please God, because He who comes to Him must believe that He exists and He rewards those who earnestly seek after Him. ( Hebrews 11:6) I have heard myself and several people say that they want a faith that can move mountains. I’ve  realized by the grace of God that I didn’t have a clue what walking and living by faith really meant. I don’t claim to fully understand what faith really is  but I believe the Lord in His grace has given me some insight on the meaning of faith, and I’m under obligationRead More →

Rev Julio Orozco Sr. On Hoe To Share The Gospel Effectively Like Jesus

In the sermon delivered on Sunday February the 3rd, Rev Julio Orozco Sr. gave some very practical advice on the do(s) and don’t(s) of sharing the good news. The stories of the gospels where he drew his inspiration from came out of  John 3 and 4, the instances where Jesus had encounters with two individuals with diametrically opposed backgrounds,  Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman. These two accounts demonstrated  how Jesus met each one of these folks  where they were. As each one of us is transformed by the renewed life in Jesus, it becomes a necessary result to share this good news with a spirituallyRead More →

Are You Heavenly Minded Together Tuesday With The Youth

We are reminded in Colossians 3: 1 to set our hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  There wasn’t one soul on Sunday that wasn’t affected by the tragic deaths of Kobe, his daughter and the other individuals who boarded that helicopter and never planned on dying on that day. As the youth got together on Tuesday January the 28th, they  talked about the importance of keeping one’s mind on heavenly things. Josue Ramirez, who is one of the leaders took the time to share with us some of the important things that were discussed, We spoke aboutRead More →

Yesterday all the GCC small group leaders met at Rev Julio A. Orozco’s house for a quick report on the Fall semester activities. We were treated to a very delicious meal and great conversations prior to talking “small group” business.   The small groups were birthed out of a desire to deepen the relationships between the members of the congregation. As good as the weekly worship time on Sunday is, it doesn’t allow for more intimate connection within the body, hence the small groups.  As the body of Christ, we are called to love God completely, love each correctly and love our community compassionately andRead More →

Bring Your Brokenness To The Lord Delivered By Rev. Julio A Orozco Jr.

After a week that seemed to last a year, Pastor Julio shares some personal thoughts from his private study time about the Whirl-Wind of life.  Pain and suffering on this side of eternity are inevitable, as a matter of fact our Lord and Savior Jesus made the following statement,  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. john 16:33 The trials of this life are intended to draw us closer to Jesus. They are deep and need to be considered with an Eternal Perspective. Please listen toRead More →

Who And What Controls Your Daily Decisions Together Tuesday With The Youth

Daniel Orozco of GCC is not just on the worship team as a drummer,  he is also very involved in the development of the youth of our congregation. If you’ve missed the past week Together Tuesday’s meeting, you can check the post below to get an idea of what the event was all about What Does the Bible Mean To You? Together Tuesday With The Youth The youth leaders have been very diligent in keeping us updated with the topics of their meetings and yesterday I received the recap below courtesy of Daniel Orozco, Yesterday with the youth I shared a small devotional on controlRead More →