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Kids Christmas Choir Song - "Isaiah 9:6-7" (Corner Room Music)

Below is the song with a lyric video for the song that we'd love for your kiddos k-6th grade. What a great song to help us sing a beautiful CHRISTmas text! It is the exact English Standard Version (ESV) text of Isaiah 9:6-7. Begin learning and practicing and we'll keep you posted for group rehearsal times soon. ...

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Not "just an old man": The Gift of Gray Hair in the Family of God

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"Back when I was in my prime..." We've all heard it: the former athlete reminiscing about bygone years of glorious competitions and victory. The talk show interview with the 70's rockstar who can't quite hit those notes anymore, but loves to boast of stadiums packed to the last seat. As we age, it's tempting to think that our greatest achievements were "back then" whe...

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Jonathan Edwards on 1 Corinthians 13, Part 1

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This past Sunday I introduced the message on 1 Corinthians 13 talking about Jonathan Edwards and his teaching on this passage during the Great Awakening. Here's more on that from a paper I wrote for my D. Min. seminary research project paper (this is part 1, with part 2 to follow). Click here for a more print-friendly version (5 pages in PDF followed by end notes) or cli...

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Quotes from Kids (and others) on “Love is Kind”

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"Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. And walk in love ..." (Ephesians 4:32). Last Sunday's messagewas on "love is kind" from 1 Corinthians 13:4 and I shared how my son's class at Providence Christian School gave me some help talking about what love in kindness looks like. Here's from the 6th grade cla...

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Love is Patient

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Last Sunday we looked at the first phrase in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Love is patient ..." Here are a some further reflections to help us continue to meditate and make this our pursuit together, to glorify God, be more Christlike, and grow in the fruit of the Spirit. Phil Ryken explains: 'Children get impatient with their parentsParents get impatient with their childrenAt...

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Quarterly Family Meeting (September)

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Meeting Family Meeting Recap 9/16/21 (video/audio here) INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Life Groups We desire to grow more home groups in the future. For now, we are prayerfully considering how to raise up additional leaders in this ministry. If you would like to open up your home a couple evenings a month to host a group as there is a need and would like mo...

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Loving the Way Jesus Loves

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Yesterday we kicked off the series on "The Supreme Excellence of Christ's Way of Love" and I pray this will study will change us in our families and in our church family. I mentioned this book by Philip Graham Ryken that I'd like to recommend to you all further as a "book of the month" and as a great resource to read along in this series to get even more from this chapt...

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Love Never Ends

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Love Never Ends ("The Corner Room" Music) A Musical Memorization Aid for 1 Corinthians 13 Several months through first Corinthians 13 - arguably the most famous passage in the Bible on love - promises to be a rich, and transformative time. We are looking forward to all the Lord will teach us and how we will grow together in genuine love as a Body. One way to help prepar...

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Our next study on love - and how you can pray and be a part

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Last week our message considered what is most important to Jesus Jesus said, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other command...

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Family Camp - testimonies, video and wrap up

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GCBC Family Camp 2021 was such a blessing, so thankful to Jen and Kiana and Brittany for coordinating and all who helped and served and shared.For pictures of family camp set to videoclick here Below are links to the testimonies shared by Cory and Hannah Freeman and Ethan and Lisa Trepepi, the Beauchamp family (new to our church) and Jerry and Donna Layton. The messages...

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