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How to Gather this Lord's Day


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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How Coming to Worship Changes Us (And a Great Video for Sunday’s New Song)


Our last Lord's Day's message (click here) considered the Word of the Lord that calls us to come to worship corporately as His people, in psalms like this: "Oh come, let us sing to the LORD ...Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving ...Oh come, let us worship..." - Psalm 95:1-6 As we come to worship and sing with thanksgiving, we transition to the Christmas seaso...

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The Purple Tier and How to Pray for Church and State - and our Hearts

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1 Timothy 2:1-8 (NASB): "First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension" (or "anger and quarreling" ...

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Sacramento Gospel Conference Audio and Video Now Online


Click herefor the audio and video of the Sacramento Gospel Conference hosted at GCBC last month, featuring Conrad Mbewe from Zambia (African Christian University). ...

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Men’s Conference Audio and Video from last week


A bunch of our men were blessed and refreshed in person by these messages and we wanted to share with all and encourage you to share far and wide (not just for men, good for all believers!) Click herefor the audio from last weekend at the Man of God Conference, shared by our friends at Grace Bible Church Fair Oaks. I was so blessed to be with men of God and to hear t...

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Christians, Politics, and Praying for Government

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How are we to pray for our government? As our President and the First Lady have been diagnosed with COVID-19, as the Supreme Court now has a pivotal vacancy, and as we see political turmoil in American cities, how should we then pray? Frank Erb has a unique perspective as a pastor who serves those who work in our Sacramento Capitol building. Click herefor the audio and ...

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Voddie Baucham on Racism, Black Lives, Critical Theory, Social Justice, and the Gospel


Clickhere for helpful clips from interview by Pastor Voddie Baucham on Racism, Black Lives Matter, Critical Theory, Social Justice, and how these concerns relate to the Gospel. Some of you have heard this before earlier this summer but it's well worth the 15 minutes or so to listen again with further links to study more, as these topics dominate the media. Click here ...

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More on BLM and CDC from last Sunday’s message (9/6)

Unborn lives matter

Some have asked about the BLM and CDC source information mentioned in last Sundays sermon here. Below are some of the statements from the message with the website data for reference: I would argue biblically "unborn lives matters" (Psalm 139:13-14). I said in the message "Black lives matteris a profoundly true argument. They matter to God and don't miss the cry behind t...

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"Sacramento Gospel Conference" on missions (Oct. 17 at GCBC)


"Sacramento Gospel Conference" Hosted by GCBC - with Conrad Mbewe The "Sacramento Gospel Conference" - anImmanuel Baptist Churchconference - is coming to GCBC this year. CONFERENCE INFO REGISTRATION Due to the COVID-19 situation and Sacramento county restrictions on indoor gatherings, the leadership of GCBC has offered to host...

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Elders Study: Judging, Assuming, and Loving

This was the study we went through as Elders Tuesday night, good convicting clarifying considerations from scripture that are very timely for leaders and believers alike! Judging, Assuming, and Love 4:5 "do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives ...

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