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Abortion resources

This past Sunday I preached on "Our Infinite God and Infants in the Womb" and the audio and video and notes and footnotes are at this link. In Sunday School we also had a discussion on abortion arguments and the gospel and some shared of their own abortions and God's grace and how we can share it. Here is the link to that audio. Several asked for the link to the video we ...

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Pray for Utah trip

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Early this morning, Saturday July 23rd, our team left for Utah. Several gathered to send them off with prayer and love. It will be a long day, over 10 hours driving, and I know they would appreciate prayers for travel mercies, and a blessed time together. Below is a link to their day-by-day itinerary and how you can be praying for them: www.gcb.church/utahtrip ...

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A Prayer of Praise for the End of Roe v Wade

A prayer of praise for the end of Roe v. Wade Our Father in heaven, you are the infinite Creator who has infinite care for all of life you create in your image, from the unloved to the unborn. Your Word speaks of pregnant Rebekah and Mary and Elizabeth and others as having children inside them. You say in Ps 139 "you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you...

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Teach Us to Lament

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Last Sunday, we prayed a corporate prayer of lament. Below is slightly edited transcript of that prayer, as a model for how to lament biblically. ...

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Law Enforcement Sunday

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This past Sunday we were blessed to have an estimated 20+ officers with us in person for our Law Enforcement Support and Outreach Sunday (click here for background). With some out of town for a holiday weekend and others unable to be with us as they serve and protect elsewhere, we wanted to provide the links to share with friends or those you know who may be encouraged. T...

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Law Enforcement Support and Outreach Sunday

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Last Sunday (5/1) I was honored to pray before an an honor ride for fallen Elk Grove PD officer Ty Lenehan, a member of our church killed in the line of duty early this year (click here for some of what I shared before I prayed or click here for more of the back story and testimony). This week there also was the CA Peace Officers Memorial in our State Capitol, and Sunday ...

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Stewardship Update and Praises

Great is Thy Faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me! A couple months ago I shared about God's faithfulness in providing all our needs as a church by His hand and we continue to see new mercies and provision. I also talked about how we need to be faithful in light of His faithfu...

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Praising God for His Love

"Not to us O LORD, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness" (Psalm 115:1) Today (3/31/2022) by God's love and grace, I passed my oral examination of my dissertation on God's love in 1 Corinthians 13! There is still some work to do on my final paper but "just a few hours" so I am set to graduate on May 8th with my D. Min. in Expository Preach...

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God’s Goodness in the Loss of A Spouse

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In the past 13 months (January 2021 to February 2022), there have been 12 in our church family who have lost their spouse. Many of those were from old age, but one of those was in his 40s and another in his 50s (car accident and heart attack). Last Sunday I preached on the sovereign goodness of God (link here), and I wanted to share more on that below. Ps 119:68 says to G...

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Kids, Communion, and Corporate Worship

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Encouraging and Helping Your Children in Worship All children are welcome in our worship services. We love that God has blessed us with many young families, and little ones! The following are some helps for parents who want to help their children understand worship and how to "listen with understanding" (Neh. 8:3) Young children and singing The joyful noise of chi...

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