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Teaching and Word of Knowledge by Pastor Gary Ellis – Sunday, September 4, 2016 at The Center – 4011 Brady, Davenport, IA


Prepare To Be Amazed

An amazing life doesn’t happen by itself. You can experience many amazing things in your life. Although the limitations of natural life are real, it’s not God’s purpose or plan for you to be trapped in the limitations of a natural existence. However, preparation to be amazed is essential. You will either prepare to be amazed, or you will be trapped in a “maze” of confusion, and discouragement. Pastor Gary Ellis explains important principles in this teaching at The Sanctuary Church, Davenport, IA

The Unknown Truth About Grace (2 of 3)

In Part 2 of this series, Pastor Gary unpacks more of the rich gold of Grace.

The Unknown Truth About Grace (1of 3)

Grace is a term we consistently use without actually understanding all of it’s power.  In this series,”The Unknown Truth About Grace,”  Pastor Gary unwraps a very exciting package that, applied, will be a “game changer” for many people.  Here is part 1 of the 3 part series:

The Power of Misquoting God

We will only have as much power to navigate difficult and tragic circumstances in life if we know what God actually says. If we believe things that God doesn’t actually say, we lock ourselves into lack.

5 Keys To Developing Christ-Like Confidence

Pastor Gary gives 5 keys to helping us all to be more confident in our lives as Christ Followers:

Simple, Miraculous Options With God

Better Choices In 2015

This teaching by Pastor Gary Ellis has been edited.  Some of the illustrations were appropriate in the local church setting, but not for a wider internet audience.  Some very practical points are made that will help anyone to experience a more peaceful, joyful, and worship filled life with God.


Live From Your Heart (rather than your head)

This teaching by Pastor Gary from November 16, 2014 contains the core understanding of how to achieve the abundant life that Jesus promised in John 10:10…but that too few Christians actually experience.

We apologize for the sound quality. It is clear by tin-y. However, the quality of the content far outweighs the technical issues on this recording. Discover how you can live as God originally designed as “normal” for His children.

What If…

In this video, Pastor Gary summarizes in less than 6 minutes, 14 powerful questions that have the potential of totally changing the quality and substance of a person’s life.


Women’s Rights: God’s Idea

When did women change from being property and considered people? Kristin Bruchmann explains in this very encouraging teaching:

Your Grace May Be Insufficient

You may not be receiving the full advantages of God’s Grace. Pastor Gary Ellis explains in this Sermon Summary.

Forgiveness Misunderstood

Sincere Christians struggle for years with issues of forgiveness.  Yet, the pain and frustration continues.  Often it’s because there are basic misunderstandings in the process of forgiving.  In this 11:50 summary of a recent teaching, Pastor Gary explains:

Twisted Salvation

We have twisted the understanding of the most important truth revealed in the Scriptures, Salvation. By untwisting it we have access to the life God intended.  Pastor Gary Ellis shares important insights that bring about true life change from lesser to greater things:

How To Get Honey From A Rock

Do you feel like you’re between a rock and a hard place.  This Sanctuary teaching by pastor Gary leads us in how to find honey in the hard places of life.

“I Died” and The Fixed Heart

Bill McNeal died and experienced heaven. Now his message is about the need for a fixed, established heart and how to achieve it.

Becoming More Effective In Life And Love

Get God’s perspective on how to live well and love well. Pastor Gary explains in this 30 minute teaching from Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Discover Naturally Supernatural Love

The power of naturally supernatural love is what makes the Kingdom of God go round. This video clip explains further:

Your Incredible Power Source

It’s possible to spend one’s life being good and nice (sinless as possible) without accomplishing what God designed and destined for His sons and daughters.  Pastor Gary explains in this “Sanctuary Moment”

Unused Resurrection Power

Do you have unused resurrection power available in your life? Bill McNeal reveals the realities of what a Christ Follower has at the ready but often untapped.

When Everything Is Against You

How do we keep the pain of our present from defining our end? This teaching by Pastor Gary Ellis explains from the life of Jabez and obscure character who had a terrible beginning and a glorious finish.

How To Conquer Your Confusion

There are so many voices about the right things to believe and the right ways to act. This short video by Pastor Gary explains the heart of growing in wisdom.

Gary Jones – 10 Relationship Guideposts

This excellent teaching expresses, in practical terms,  the 10 commandments as 10 Relationship Guideposts.

Sanctuary Moments w/Pastor Gary

The following three “Sanctuary Moments w/Pastor Gary” are from a teaching at The Sanctuary Church, Davenport, IA on Sunday, January 12, 2014 and deal with the very practical side of spirituality and life:

Better Than McMuffins

By comparison to what’s available, we don’t have to settle for a McMuffin relationship with the Lord.

You Can Experience Contentment

You don’t have to wait til eternity to experience the warm blanket of contentment in life:

Experiencing The Joy’s of Jesus

There are three separate 5 minute or less videos that highlight the three significant sections of the Sunday, December 8, 2013 teaching by Pastor Gary entitled, “Experiencing the Joys of Jesus.”  Scroll down to see each one:

Surprised By Patience

We begin a journey that leads to an ever increasing harvest of patience if we “do it” God’s way instead of how we’ve always assumed and excused.

How To Discover Your Calling

There is a major difference between a person’s Calling, and their Assignment.  In a world that has major attention on discovering your gifts. destiny, and purpose, there’s good news.  It’s this:  You can know, for certain, your gifts and yet entirely miss your life’s calling.  However, you can never know “your gifts” and yet completely fulfill “your calling.”  This teaching by Pastor Gary on November 24, 2013 explains:

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When Jesus Took On My Lawnmower and Won

Here’s an example from last Sunday’s teaching that illustrates the blessing that comes from praying in all things:

Murphy’s “Law” or Messiah’s “Law”

I had a great Word of God’s Wisdom ready for yesterday’s Sanctuary service. I began to “know” in my spirit that if I insisted on bringing that teaching, it would have “0” anointing even though truth. God had a very powerful gathering planned. Here are a few practical thoughts that came from our time together that may be helpful to consider. The other teaching? It’s still from God…maybe next week. Maybe 🙂

Full Flavor Christianity

One of my most responded to teachings of the last several months. It’s packed full of truths that the Hebrew people as well as the early church understood that has often been misunderstood in today’s culture.

When Faith Comes Naturally

Faith is intended to become as easy as breathing.  Bill McNeal explains.

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The Juicy Fruit Life

Gary Jones gives us a very practical and applicable teaching on the fruit of the Spirit:

What To Do During A Government Shutdown

Threatened government shutdowns.  Being in the right place at the right time.  Making bitter water sweet.  These and more in this teaching by Pastor Gary.

When Emotions Are Leading You Around By The Nose

God has a wonderful, dynamic, abundant plan for our lives. It is not that our emotions (as necessary and potentially good as they are) are to lead us around by the nose. They won’t if we “know” some things most Christians don’t. This teaching from The Sanctuary this past Sunday deals with that.

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Effective Tips To Taming Your Anxiety

It isn’t God’s design that His children live lives where anxieties, stresses, and fears “eat their breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”  We can know the Prince of Peace and walk as He did.

Pastor Gary shares some valuable tips in this teaching from The Sanctuary Church.


Is It Faith or Self Imposed Stress?

Unfortunately, many sincere people are attempting to walk in faith when what they are actually doing is living lives of self-imposed stress, instead.  Pastor Gary gives us some important clues and solutions in this teaching from Sunday, September 22, 2013:

How God Measures – Little Is Big

Gary Jones shares with humor and wisdom a very encouraging word.


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