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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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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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