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Family Camp - testimonies, video and wrap up


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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Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Whether merely a kind neighbor or someone from a very distant country that you have never heard of (let alone spell), does not our freedom of religion extend to sharing Christ with the world?...

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Testimonies from the Nations and Prayers for our Nation


This was one of the highlights of the year to hear testimonies from those who have been serving among the nations, and praises and prayers for our nation. There is also a great testimony from a newlywed couple in our church, Max and Brittany at the end. Below has time markers you can click on to go to certain parts of our recent praise and prayer time: Kaitlyn Gregg s...

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Resources on Woke Movement and Critical Race Theory


Last Sunday (6/20) I preached on God's wisdom for the woke movement and critical race theory (CRT). Here are links to some of the resources I mentioned. Click here for the link to the audio, video, and full notes, and I've added related links below. For a shorter version of a study I took our Young Adult Group through last June with audio clips from Voddie Baucham (and PD...

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Praying for Our Veterans (by Kirby Smith)

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By Kirby Smith -Presentation and prayer shared at June 6, 2021 prayer meeting. You can also view and listen here ------------------------ "Today is the 77th anniversary of D Day, when the United States led the Allies back into France resulting in freedom and liberty for all of Europe. Just this past Friday was the 79th anniversary of our American attack on the Japanese f...

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The book of James - a video introduction

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Sunday 5/25 we resumed our series in James where we left off on Sunday evenings last year. I mentioned in the sermon (click here) this may be helpful to watch and reflect on The above gives a visual message of the aim of James for our lives (think James 3:10-14, 1:22-27, etc.). How we speak of and to each other and the consistency of our faith and works is seen by Go...

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Legacy of the Saints - Katie Luther


Last Sunday Jaime and I visited Church at the Cross in Pine Grove, where I was a guest preacher to help out their pastor who has had some health struggles and was taking a break from the pulpit. It was such a blessing to be with these sweet saints and also to watch this video in their service that was put together by our sister in Christ there, Holly Franco. It was moving ...

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Pray for our brethren in Canada - UPDATE


CLICK BELOW FOR SOME OF THE FACES OF CANADIAN PASTORS TO PRAY FOR The weekend of May 2nd another church building in Canada (this time in Ontario, Trinity Bible Chapel) was seized by the government for gathering to worship according to their biblical convictions rather than man's restrictions. Their pastor is a graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentuck...

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“Wokeness” and our Witness


In last week's message, the "woke movement" was mentioned by Pastor Corey briefly in relation to our witness for the gospel (I also referenced the "woke mob" in the prior week on why people rage against oppression in Psalm 2). For those unfamiliar with the term, the slang term "woke" arose in popular culture with the Black Lives Matter movement and describes those who are ...

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Prayer Card for Last Week’s Visiting Missionary to Italy


"I am eager to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome ... for it is the power of God unto salvation to all who believe ..." (Romans 1:15-16) Cesare (pronounced Chess-uh-ray, or Caesar) was in town this last week and shared of his heart for Italy, where his family plans to return in a few months. According to some estimates, 99.5-99.7% do not know the true gospel and few...

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