Grace Downtown



Grace Downtown is an inwardly growing, outwardly serving church community in Downtown Washington, DC. Each week, we will share the latest sermon from Grace Downtown plus a second recording from the Grace Downtown archives, which include classes, events and sermons from throughout Grace Downtown's history.Grace Downtown is part of Grace DC, one church made up of a network of congregations serving and worshiping throughout Washington, DC.


  • Trusting the Plan

    04/05/2015 Duración: 31min

    By the time he hit his thirties, Joseph had rebounded from a youth beset by tragic injustice and had ascended to one of the most powerful jobs in the world. How he got there and how he handled it are very, very instructive...

  • Archive: Words Influenced by the Cross

    02/05/2015 Duración: 32min

    We received a request to re-run Glenn's three-part sermon series "Influenced by the Cross," exploring the ways in which understanding the meaning of the cross changes aspects of our lives. This week, we bring you part one, covering the words we use, what they reveal about what we trust and the purpose behind the things we say.

  • Leader in the Making

    27/04/2015 Duración: 31min

    We kick off a new series looking at biblical figures who have served God well in pluralistic settings.

  • Archive: The Compassion of the Servant

    24/04/2015 Duración: 36min

    This week, we are flashing back to a sermon Glenn delivered in March 2011. Israel is at a place we are well familiar with: feeling like a barren landscape. Their relationship with God is at a low point morally and spiritually. Injustice is rampant. By way of the prophet Isaiah, they have just learned that they will be sent into exile as severe mercy. However, almost in the same breath, they learn of God’s intention to forgive, restore and renew them. And these grand promises are attached to one who is referred to as “The Servant of the Lord.” In Isaiah 40 we learn of this Servant’s compassion.

  • Come to the Table

    20/04/2015 Duración: 29min

    Guest preacher Rev. Owen Lee unpacks the beauty and the power of the communion table.

  • Mercy: A Story of God's Grace

    17/04/2015 Duración: 11min

    Grace Downtown member Sarah Park shares the ways she has come to better understand God's grace through her experiences on the Mercy Team.

  • A Generous Revival

    13/04/2015 Duración: 33min

    "More money can't make you more generous." So, then, what can? And why should we care? Pastor Glenn Hoburg digs into the role generosity plays in our culture and why we probably teed to re-think our approach to it.

  • 2015 Mercy Workshop Opening Remarks

    08/04/2015 Duración: 34min

    The Grace DC network brought together over 100 people from throughout Washington, DC, for a half-day of lectures and discussions on how we can better love our neighbors and serve our city. This week on the Grace DC podcast, we bring you pastor Glenn Hoburg's opening remarks.

  • Emotional Resurrection

    06/04/2015 Duración: 35min

    Pastor Glenn Hoburg's sermon from Grace Downtown's 2015 Easter Sunday worship service.

  • Were You There?

    01/04/2015 Duración: 20min

    Pastor Russ Whitfield's song and sermon from the Grace DC network's 2012 Good Friday service. If you are in the Washington, DC, area, please join us Friday at noon in downtown DC for a 40-minute lunch-hour Good Friday reflection. The service will be hosted at Calvary Baptist Church (755 8th Street NW).

  • King's Entry

    30/03/2015 Duración: 37min

    Pastor Mike Park talks us through the story of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem as we prepare for Holy Week 2015. If you would like daily email reflections to help you reflect on the meaning of the holidays that pepper this week, sign up online at

  • Good Friday — 2010

    25/03/2015 Duración: 28min

    For the next two weeks, as our community prepares to celebrate Holy Week and Easter, we will be revisiting recordings from Good Friday services from earlier in Grace DC's history. This week, Duke Kwon, David Noble, Russ Whitfield and Glenn Hoburg bring us reflections on Jesus' arrest and execution all the way from 2010.

  • God's Prayer for Us

    23/03/2015 Duración: 36min

    Jesus' final prayer before his arrest is one of the clearest looks we get at what God wants for our lives. Visit for a response to this sermon from a member of our community.

  • The Trinity in Scripture, Part Three

    18/03/2015 Duración: 42min

    This week, we bring you the conclusion to Dr. Howard Griffith's three-part class on The Trinity in Scripture. This class was offered as part of the Grace DC network's 2015 Winter Term. The next Grace DC network-wide event is March 28's Mercy Conference. If you live in the DC area and want to learn to better love your neighbors and serve your city, visit to register for the free half-day conference.

  • Mary's Sacrifice

    17/03/2015 Duración: 45min

    "The last part of us to convert is our wallet." Pastor Mike Park kicks off our road to Easter 2015 with a sermon reflecting on Mary's sacrifice of a full year's wages in order to celebrate Jesus eating in her home.

  • Three in One, One in Three: The Trinity in Scripture, Part 2

    11/03/2015 Duración: 01h02min

    Dr. Howard Griffith, Dean of Reformed Theological Seminary, continues his three-part discussion of the nature and history of the Trinity.

  • Three-in-One and One-in-Three: The Trinity in Scripture (Part One)

    04/03/2015 Duración: 58min

    In this first official episode of the Grace Downtown Podcast, Dr. Howard Griffith shares the first of three talks on the foundations and the history of the concept of the Trinity. Dr. Griffith is a long-time friend of Grace Downtown and dean of Reformed Theological Seminary in McLean, VA. Dr. Griffith delivered this talk as part of Grace DC's 2015 Winter Term.

  • Grace Mosaic: Recognizing Faith

    04/03/2015 Duración: 30min

    Do you see God as an impersonal force in the heavens or as someone you can have a personal relationship with? How does your view of God shape your views on faith? Faith is ultimately about God's graciousness. How do we view God's grace? Do we see him as gracious only when we get what we want or do we see God's care for us even during trials? Our guest pastor, Glenn Hoburg reminds us that God has done enough in all of our lives to merit our trust in God. Consider this as he takes us through the book of Hebrews.

  • Grace Downtown: Lord of the Way

    23/02/2015 Duración: 33min

    Pastor Glenn Hoburg on Jesus as Lord of the Way and what that means for our relationships to our city.

  • Grace Downtown: Lord of Sacrifice

    09/02/2015 Duración: 39min

    It's the sacrifices people make for us that we remember. In this week's sermon from Grace Downtown, pastor Glenn Hoburg further unpacks Jesus' claim of being "the good shepherd" by exploring what kind of sacrifices shepherds are usually willing to make for their sheep.

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