GPBC Blog

CORE

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Posted by David Smith on

This past Sunday, not only did we wrap up our “I AM” series, but a group of about twenty-five of us finished our fourth and final week of CORE 2. This was my and my wife, Ruth's, first CORE experience. If you’ve never taken CORE 1 or 2, it is “an intensive discipleship...

Fall Is The Best Time Of Year

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Oh fall, you just can’t beat this time of year! There is so much about it that is just great. The leaves are changing, the temperature is finally bearable, the rain and clouds are back, and the hunting seasons are starting. Yes, fall is the best time of the year.  At least I think so...

The Preaching Guild

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

If you’ve been in church with us in the last few weeks, you’ve witnessed the implementation of a new advance in our philosophy of ministry, the preaching guild. While there are several capable preachers and teachers in our church, this is the first time we have formed a team to...

Run the Race

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Several times in the Bible our everyday life in Christ is described as running the race. Our whole life is described like a marathon. This past weekend was the 2016 Portland Marathon and I can’t believe it was 10 years ago on October 6, 2006 that Doug and I walked the Portland Marathon...

Cornerstone

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Posted by David Smith on

This week in both our Sunday gathering and our Women’s Conference, we are introducing a new song called Cornerstone by Hillsong Worship. This song is based off the well-known hymn, The Solid Rock (My Hope Is Built). The verses are very similar to the hymn, but there is a new chorus added...

Modeling

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Posted by Sally Bland on

Have you seen the HomeFront monthly magazine at church? My family loves going through these magazines to find creative ways to bring God into our everyday lives. There is something for everyone from crafts, storytelling, family memory verses, recipes, and so much more!  October’s...

The Book of John

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

The book of John was the first book that I studied as a seeker and new believer. I can remember being so excited to read the story of Jesus at his birth. I told my husband, “The story of Christmas is in the Bible!” This was in 1970.  Burl and Bernita Shoemake, a pastor and his...

An Eventful Trip

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Over Labor Day weekend, Lana and I had the chance to get away and go up to Alaska. It was a fantastic trip. We had a couple of days of just the two of us traveling from Anchorage, through the Keni Peninsula, and back to Anchorage. We saw and experienced so much. Hikes in the Alaskan woods using...

The Great I AM

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Posted by David Smith on

Before Abraham was, I am. I am the bread of life. I am the light of the world. I am the door. I am the good shepherd. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the true vine. I am the way, the truth and the life. This week, Wayne is beginning a series on these eight “I AM” statements...

Fall

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Here it is Labor Day weekend, the official end of Summer, but it feels like Fall started a week ago. Many Portland area kids started school last Monday and the weather today is autumn—ish. I hope you had a chance to get some down time this summer or at least a slower pace of life for a...