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Summer with Jesus

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Summer?! Already?! Yes, it’s official, we are in the first full week of Summer. It has become the norm in almost every conversation for someone to comment, “my, how time flies. Why, it seems like Easter was just two weeks ago and Christmas just the week before that.” Do you feel ...

When did your story become God's story?

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

I’m sitting here in my office at home looking at my beautiful garden being watered by the rain. Of course, I love the sunshine but when it rains I’m so grateful because that means I don’t have to do the watering! I also began thinking about how God has been so good to me and I ...

Reflecting Jesus

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Posted by Sally Bland on

The school year is almost over! Summer brings new opportunities for us to reflect Jesus to those around us. Whether we are at the pool cooling off from another hot day, gardening in our yard, or just out for a evening stroll we can interact with our neighbors. Do you take advantage of these ...

The Good Life

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

In just over a month, the students of Ignite Student Ministry will be headed out east to Montana. We will be on a mission trip to the Black Feet Nation Native American Reservation in the northwest part of Montana. It is shaping up to be quite a trip already, and we are not even there yet! A few of ...

God's Spirit Is With Us

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Posted by Janet Nordlund on

“All over the country—Judea, Samaria, Galilee (Portland)—the church grew. They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully.”  Acts 9:31 This Sunday, May 28, is Community ...

Together for the Gospel

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Posted by David Smith on

On behalf of the Global Partnership Team and leadership of GPBC, I want to say “Thank You!” to you, our faith community, for helping make our Global Partnership Emphasis a great success. And when I say success, I not only mean the amount of pledges we have received but the overall ...

Thank You, Mom

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Allow me if you will, on this Mother’s Day weekend, to pay homage to my own mother. She is 92 years old and I’m sure as I can be that she won’t make it to 93. She is in the last days of her life— on this earth, that is. Dad finished his life here and has been with our Lord ...

Prayerful Giving

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Posted by Sally Bland on

This is the third and final Sunday of our Global Partners emphasis.  God continues to impact the world through our Global Partners. It has been inspirational to hear them share how God is transforming people through their service! Our Global Partners may be the ones on the front lines of ...

God is a Missionary God

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Posted by David Smith on

The Living God Is a Missionary God. This is actually the title of the first lesson in the discipleship course, Perspectives On the World Christian Movement (perspectives.org). God has been on mission since the creation of the world. What is that mission, that purpose? “God is on mission to ...

On The Road With Jesus

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

In about a week Lana, Thea, and I will be making the 25+ hour trip back to our home towns. Each day that we get closer I find myself getting more excited, but for things I never would have expected. For instance, as I was driving across town today and ...