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
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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? ...
Christmas and Advent Worship One of the most wonderful things about this time of year is the music. We sing in joyful praise of Jesus' birth, and in the hope of his second coming. There is something irreplaceable about gathering together with others to sing Christmas hymns and carols, and it is a merciful provision from God that we can do that in limited ways now, even th...Keep Reading
Here we recommend David Platt's new book about Christians and elections, and a related podcast episode in which Platt discusses the book....Keep Reading
Here we’ve compiled a list of a few articles and posts that offer some perspective related to the election and what lies ahead. With all the information there is to consume out there, hopefully this can be a helpful selection of resources to guide your thinking. Most of these are current, published in the past few days, but a couple are from previous election seasons...Keep Reading
The topic of racial injustice comes up a lot these days. This issue and the tension surrounding it are not new in our country or in the world, but things have intensified again in the past several weeks since George Floyd was killed. We are all experiencing and processing these things differently, but what unites us as Christians is our identity in Jesus and our calling to...Keep Reading
We are bombarded with information, and it is challenging to sort through and know what we should be digesting. For a couple of months, we have been talking about how best we can lead and shepherd one another to share the mind of Christ, the heart of Christ, and display the actions of Christ. We’ve decided that one way to help us grow as disciples and as a church is by re...Keep Reading