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How to Pray for Your Church and Its Leaders

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Below is the prayer list referenced in today's sermon. Click here for a print-friendly bookmark size version of this you can keep in your Bible or prayer journal. How to Pray for Your Church, Shepherds and Teachers Humility - that we would be constantly fighting personal pride and cultivating humility, and striving to spread a high view of God and low view of self. ...

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Resources for Racism and Growing in Understanding (follow up to 12/6 sermon)

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Here are some the links pastor Phil mentioned in his sermon here on racism, divisions, and how Christ is sufficient Each of these in different ways I found helpful to hear conversations with our black brethren and to have compassion and sensitivity to their perspectives. Article by Shai Linne to a white friend on how he processes protests and prejudice Link to pod...

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Sing We the Song of Emmanuel (New Song)

Below are the lyrics and video for a new song that our kiddos will be singing on December 20th to bless us this Christmas season. Start listening, and have fun! Sing We The Song Of Emmanuel (Matt Boswell) Verse 1 Sing we the song of Emmanuel This the Christ who was long foretold Lo in the shadows of Bethlehem Promise of dawn now our eyes behold Chorus 1 God Most H...

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GCBC Safety Plan

Safety Plans for GCBC Services (as of August 2020, footnotes updated 11/20) The Elders shepherding the GCBC flock are very prayerful and careful for you all and want to gather safely and in unity for God's glory (Romans 15:5-6). We believe the details of how we gather in worship are the jurisdiction and responsibility of church leaders under Christ and His loving headship...

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How to Gather this Lord's Day

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Last week's article (click here) was on how coming to worship changes us. The previous week we wrote on how we want to come in safety (here), which we need to keep before us as things keep changing in our State. This week I want to share what we talked about this Friday morning in our leadership group: how the Bible changes our perspective on how we're to come to worshi...

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