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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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Testimonies from GCBC Men - UPDATED


Here are the video testimony links from our recent men's event: BELOW IS THE AUDIO LINK ALL IN ONE FILE Very encouraging testimonies from GCBC Men's Breakfast April 10th. Time stamps for above link: 0:00 Sean 5:30 Jason H 20:00 Justin 32:00 Ty 51:30 Greg Jedeiah If the above link doesn't work,click hereto open in another browser ...

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The Church Can’t Be Stopped - Canada UPDATE


Let's keep praying for my seminary classmate and fellow soldier in the spiritual war zone up north! Putting him behind bars for 35 days didn't stop his church, so on April 7 they've put the church building behind bars - 3 layers of steel security fencing! Sad to see a church building taken over, but glad the church is not a building and that the story is not over for Chri...

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Practical Helps For Prayer

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We all need the Lord's help to enjoy and be more faithful in prayer. Here are some practical helps to assist us. Click here for a print-friendly 1 page version of below and Click here for the audio or video of the message on Colossians 4:2 where this was shared For Personal Prayer (A.C.T.S.): A Adoration of God (His attributes, who He is) C Confession of sin T...

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A Bunch of Ways to Pray for Your Church


Here's how we've been praying as a church for the last year or so in our corporate times of prayer......

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It's Sunday, but Friday's Coming (Palm Sunday to Good Friday)

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It's Palm Sunday But Friday's Coming Poem by Pastor Phil Layton It's Palm Sunday. A donkey is borrowed, a fig tree will be cursed tomorrow. Jesus will weep over Jerusalem in sorrow for what's coming for its sin. It's Palm Sunday. The first day of the week. All Israel is there for the feast. The city is filled with sheep, as the Lamb of God is coming ...

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Providence - God's Pervasive Sovereignty


The providence of God is his purposeful sovereignty by which he will be completely successful in the achievement of his ultimate goal for the universe. (John Piper)...

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UPDATE: Moving appeal from wife of jailed pastor James Coates


Here is a follow up tothis earlier post about my former classmate at Masters Seminary now in jail for leading and meeting with his church according to his conscience and convictions from God's Word.Be sure to scroll down to read the appeal of Erin Coates for her husband where she explains his convictions and the impact on her and their family. PRAYER UPDATE: On Friday 3...

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Updates on My Former Classmate in Jail for Church Gathering


Today let's soberly obey Hebrews 13:3 "Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." Scroll to the bottom for updated prayer requests for Pastor James Coates from his elders and updates from his wife. This hits close to home as this pastor is a classmate of mine in my seminary program at...

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How We Prayed For Our Nation & New President - by Greg Ross

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On January 24th, 2021 our Elders asked Greg Ross, a godly older man in our church, to pray for our new President (Joe Biden) and for our nation. Greg's prayer was a model of humility, dependence, and heartfelt honesty in light of challenging times in our nation. Below is the transcript from Greg's prayer. ---------------------- Good morning, I've been asked to pray f...

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