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Exhortations from the Pastor

Thinking Out Loud – Gospel & Relationships

The Gospel & Building Relationships One of the challenges in our Western culture is that the more affluent an individual becomes, the more strings we attach to the priority relationships.  Surely, we see this in other cultures; but it is quite evident here.  For example, we tend to become more segregated with bigger houses, lands…

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Life after the MCS HS Retreat is over!

What Now?  The Middletown Christian High School Retreat is over!  This is both a good thing and a bad thing.  It is good because we [faculty, students, administration] were able to witness the work of the Lord in the lives of those attending and involved.  The fact that it is over is also a bad…

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The Worth of Jesus Christ

The Worth of Jesus Christ – the Gospel: Last week, our church family looked into John 12 for our study.  This passage takes place after Lazarus had been raised from the dead and just days before the death of Jesus Christ.  As the Passover is just ahead, Jesus has dinner with a family that is…

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Enough Said!

Enough said! As I was thinking about what to include in this blog today, I figured I would copy what someone else said [with hopes that you would find it as sufficient as I did]. Matthew 28:18–20 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in…

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2015 Project 8:4 Community Groups

2015 Project 8:4 Community Groups: This year various community groups will be held in different locations near you.  The groups will begin this July.  They will offer an opportunity to meet individuals in your local area and share time together in something you enjoy.  For more information click on the name of the email listed…

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Send Me I’ll Go!

Send Me I’ll Go! This past Sunday we had a blessed day, and I believe it was because the Lord honored the sole emphasis upon the His worldwide plan. We call this missions. The following is yet another quote from the book entitled “Send Me I’ll Go: Letting the Mission Choose Your Direction” by Jake Taube.…

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From the Pastor

GBC Church Family, this is for you: A Moment of Deja Vu: Have you ever had those moments when an event that happens causes you to relive, in mind, a past event? Sometimes it may be just a fragrance that brings back precious memories. It is called deja vu. Deja vu is the experience of…

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Seeing the Spiritual

Seeing the Spiritual Fannie Crosby said, “It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if…

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What I Would Tell Every “Christian” Teen

What I Would Tell Every “Christian” Teen What I have seen among Christian teens in our area is something that, I am certain, is true in other parts of our country. Upon graduation from high school Christian teens, not a few, graduate from their churches. I simply mean that the teens leave, as if they were…

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What I Would Tell Every Teen

The Word If there were one truth that I would continually emphasize to every teen, what would it be?  Love the Word of God and the God of the Word.  Read the Word.  Study the Word. Pray in response to the Word.  Obey the Word.  Allow God’s Word to be of greater use and importance…

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  • Principles of the Word

    Principle speaks of the guiding Word of God. Principles, as set forth in the Word of God, form the foundation for faith and practice in becoming Christ-like.

    "For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
    - Hebrews 4:12