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Grace Evangelical Society (GES) was founded in 1986 to promote the life-giving truth that God offers man the free gift of everlasting life through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, apart from works done before or after the new birth (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:35, 47; 11:26).

Another of our aims is to promote Christian growth by emphasizing the Biblical truths about eternal security, assurance, and eternal rewards.  Read more about what we believe.

Grace in Focus Radio

Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar discuss the promise of everlasting life to all who simply believe in Jesus for it, and the related yet distinct message that all who faithfully follow Christ will receive eternal rewards. They do so from a Dispensational and Free Grace perspective.

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What Does it Mean to Know God?

Bob and Shawn wrap up this week’s broadcasts discussing 1 John 4:7-11. God loves us and commands us to love others in return. Because of

How Do We Overcome the Spirit of the Antichrist?

In 1 John 4:3-6, John warns believers of the danger of the antichrists. In today’s broadcast, Bob and Shawn encourage you to listen to the

God’s Spirit in Our Fellowship

In today’s discussion on 1 John 3:24–4:6, Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar talk about the importance of abiding in the Holy Spirit.

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Grace in Focusa free bimonthly publication, is filled with easy-to-follow topical and exegetical articles dealing with the gospel and assurance.

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GES maintains a list of Free Grace Churches in order to direct people just like you to congregations that preach the gospel of grace. It is our hope that this list will help you find a church that preaches the gospel of grace.

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The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, published semi-annually, contains scholarly articles regarding the gospel and assurance.

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What Is Free Grace Theology?

Free Grace theology is the view that

  1. everlasting life is a free gift that cannot be lost, received by faith alone in Christ alone, apart from works of any kind;
  2. assurance of our eternal destiny is based solely on believing Jesus’ promise to the believer, and not on looking to our works, experiences, or behavior;
  3. believers are accountable for our actions before God, and will be judged at the Bema to determine our eternal rewards, but not our eternal destinies.

From What Is Free Grace Theology? by Bob Wilkin


Visit our video page to see video messages from GES speakers at our conferences and other meetings. You will also find some of our friends’ stories of how they came to understand Free Grace, and many other helpful videos.


GES offers a variety of excellent messages on grace issues by outstanding speakers such as Zane Hodges and Bob Wilkin. Special attention is given to problem passages and problem issues. You can go here to listen to MP3s of various messages.


GES has published several tracts that are designed to share and clarify the Biblical message of grace. The online versions of these tracts are designed for ease of use. Please share these tracts (here) with your friends and family so that they can know of the wonderful message of eternal life through faith alone in Christ alone. Some are also available in Español and русскоязычный.

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Upcoming Events

2019 Chicago Regional Conference @ Cornerstone Community Church of Brookfield
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

Please join us for this year’s GES Regional Conference in the Chicago area!

The theme is “The Epistles of John” featuring speakers Pastor Gary Karwoski, Ken Yates, John Niemelä, and Lucas Kitchen!

Cost is FREE!! Register Here!

***Childcare for 12 months+ may be available if we have enough interest. Upon registering, email with number and ages of kids needing childcare during the conference.


Friday June 28, 2019

6:20-6:30           Welcome + Disclaimer

6:30–7:00          John Niemelä, Introduction to 1 John and 1 John 1:1-4

7:10–7:40           Gary Karwoski, 1 John 1:5–2:2: Fellowship Via Walking in the Light and Confession

7:50–8:20          Ken Yates, 1 John 2:3-11: Knowing Him in our Experience

8:30–9:00         Lucas Kitchen, 1 John 2:12-27: Beware of Deception by Antichrists


Saturday Morning June 29, 2019

9:30–10:00       John Niemelä, 1 John 2:28–3:10a: How We Show Others We’re His Children

10:10–10:40      Ken Yates, 1 John 3:10b-23: The Role of Love in Fellowship, Part 1

10:50–11:20      Gary Karwoski, 1 John 3:24–4:6: The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error

11:30–12:00      Lucas Kitchen, 1 John 4:7-19: The Role of Love in Fellowship, Part 2

12:00–1:30       Lunch


Saturday Afternoon

1:30–2:00        Ken Yates, 1 John 4:20–5:5: Obedience by Faith

2:10–2:40        Lucas Kitchen, 1 John 5:6-13: The Role of Assurance in Fellowship

2:50–3:20        Gary Karwoski, 1 John 5:14-21: Closing Concerns (Prayer & Hold True, Reject False)

3:30–4:00        John Niemelä, 2 & 3 John: Support the Good Teachers, Not the Bad Teachers

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