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Christmas Marketing

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I know, I know, I know. Every year we complain about how much earlier the stores begin their Christmas push. We all do it. So much so that complaining about it has become one of our holiday traditions. You would think that we wouldn’t be surprised anymore by how soon the Christmas selling...

Sabbath

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Let me take this opportunity, on behalf of Paulette and myself, to say “Thank you!” in writing to Pastor Jay, our Elders, and to the people of our beloved Greater Portland Bible Church for the spectacular and gracious dinner party in early June, for the generous financial gifts, and...

Thank you GPBC

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We are at that point in our pastoral transition process where I am finding myself saying, “This is my last______ [fill in the blank: staff meeting, sermon, elder meeting…] as lead pastor.” So, this is my last blog as lead pastor. It’s a good time for some thank...

Jesus is our Pastor

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At least once a month since last October, I have used this space to comment on the transition of the lead pastor role from myself to Pastor Jay. Are you getting weary of hearing about “The Transition”? I hope not because I still enjoy thinking, talking, and writing about it.The...

How's it Going?

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A couple of questions have been coming up very frequently in recent weeks: “How’s the transition going?” and, “When are you leaving?” Two quick answers: “Very well, thank you,” and, “I’m not.” It’s becoming increasingly clear as...

The Next Chapter

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This week we have turned the page on the next chapter in the life of Greater Portland Bible Church. The next lead pastor, Jay Gjurgevich, is on-site and eagerly engaging the steep learning curve of the culture and structures of our community. After working together for just these first few days...

A New Chapter

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I have been impressed anew this week with the spiritual and emotional health of Greater Portland Bible Church. Our Lord Jesus certainly has been and is doing a good thing among us. Generosity is one evidence of church health. Without brow-beating, without guilting, without sophisticated...

Happy New Year...Again

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May I squeeze in one more “Happy New Year!”? (I promise not to say anything about resolutions.) With all of the exciting things that were going on in our community at the end of 2017, the beginning of 2018 feels pretty tame. But that’s about to change.  Pastor Jay...

It's Christmas!

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How well I remember the gleeful shouts of “It’s Christmas!!” from my boys as they bounded down the hall toward the tree on Christmas morning. Paulette and I spent hours on many a Christmas Eve staging the living room for maximum delight. The brightly wrapped presents were...

Reminders

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Just a couple of important reminders for you this week: On Sunday, we will be celebrating 40 years of the Lord’s faithfulness to Greater Portland Bible Church. Many of our former pastors, leaders, and members will be here to celebrate with us and evangelist Luis Palau will be speaking...