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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...

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...

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...

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...

Which is greater, Christmas or Easter?

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

The two biggest Christian holidays of the year are Christmas and Easter. And each year as each of them approach, I find myself wondering which one is most important, which one should we celebrate most. Of course in our culture, Christmas gets the most hype and the most lead time, beginning these...

Getting Energized!

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

As I thought about what to write for the blog this week, I asked myself the question, “What has energized me recently on what God is doing in our own church?” Once I started, I couldn’t stop writing. Let me share!   Sunday mornings at 9:15am at Greater Portland is a...

The Integrity of our Faith

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Posted by David Smith on

Every Sunday, the Worship Ministry meets from 9:15-10:15am for a time of small group interaction. It gives us an opportunity to check in with one another, pray for one another, and study God’s Word together. For the past couple of months, we have been gradually making our way through the...