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We are glad you have decided to read through the Bible this year. Whether you are reading it for the first time, or you have read it for years, you will benefit greatly from cultivating a lifelong habit of spending time daily in his word. You will be growing in your familiarity with the story of Scripture, and you will be accepting God’s invitation to meet with him and hear his voice....
Last week, we began a series that we’ll periodically explore together in the 2023 email updates. We’re going to consider and reflect on the question: How Does God Change Us? As we briefly explored last week, the first and foundational piece in how God changes us is that we must grow deeper into Christ to experience real change. We must be deepening into the real Christ. Into the tenderness of Christ. Into who he truly is. Into who he said he is: gentle and lowly in heart (Matthew 11:28-30)....
In this week’s update, we’re going to continue our periodic series of exploring together the question: How Does God Change Us? So far, we’ve considered that God changes us by deepening. Into the real Christ, the One who is tender. Into our lack and despair. Through repentance and faith. That takes and turns us deeper into the grace of God. This week, we’ll consider together: how do we turn deeper into the grace of God? In other words, how do we access him? ...
Let us grieve the losses, confess the sin, forgive those who have hurt us, thank God for the little joys, and hope for heaven together. We have been changed by this year....Keep Reading
by Dave Martin Due to physical factors, I chose to do a media fast during our church's week of fasting a couple weeks ago. Although it wasn't as physically uncomfortable as a food fast, I believe it had a bigger impact on my use of time than a food fast would have, and I'm glad for that. I chose to abstain from social media, news media, entertainment media, opinion media...Keep Reading
This week we are fasting and praying together as a church. This is a way that, together, we can abstain from food (or something else) as an expression of our need for God and a reminder that he lovingly sustains and provides for us. We've also started a GBC podcast called "Life Together." In the first episode, which went live yesterday, pastors Josh and Mike discuss praye...Keep Reading