Celebrate the Messiah with GPBC!

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Pastor Rick Adams

Pastor Rick Adams

Starting this Sunday we will Celebrate the Messiah at GPBC during the Christmas season! This Sunday morning I will bcelebrate_the_messiah-title-2-still-16x9e speaking on What Think Ye of Christmas?  and in the Sunday Evening service             Four Christmas Miracles!

Please come and remember that “Jesus is the reason for the season!”

Then, on Sunday night December 11 we will be hoisting our annual Christmas Musical JOY!

Be sure to invite unsaved and unchurched friends and loved ones!

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God bless!

Preacher

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This Thanksgiving GPBC Proved LOVE WORKS!

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Pastor Rick Adams

Pastor Rick Adams

Praise the Lord for the generosity of GPBC in our recent Thanksgiving Offering! After all the gifts and offerings were received a little over $4,100.00 came in!2016-thanksgiving-offering-web

This offering will be divided equally between two new churches: the Pacific Baptist Church in McMinnville, Oregon where Pastor Louis Wardrip and his wife and family serves and the Harvest Baptist Church in Hermiston, Oregon, where Pastor Brian LaBeau, where is serving with his wife and family. Both of these men are bi-vocational pastors and this will be a tremendous help to them.

You also made sure that 27 families were given Thanksgiving baskets for their families! Thank you!

Your generosity has made a tremendous difference not only to these new churches, the 27 families, but also to your own church here At GPBC! Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive!”  Remember God promised in Proverbs 19:17 “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” Truly, you have proven once again, “LOVE WORKS!”NEW LoveWorks WEB 3

Thank you for demonstrating God’s love to those that need it most! It is an honor to be your Pastor! I love you!

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we begin the Christmas season! Please make plans to be here!

God bless!

Preacher

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Thank You, Lord for Saving My Soul!

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Pastor Rick Adams

Pastor Rick Adams

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In the Gospel of Luke we are told “And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:  And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. ”   (Luke 17:11-19)

 

What a sad story! There were ten people who were very sick with leprosy. When Jesus saw them, He touched them and they were miraculously healed. They were so happy that they ran up and down the streets singing and dancing. But one of them stopped and went back to tell Jesus, “Thank You!” Jesus said to him, “Weren’t there ten who were healed? Where are the other nine?”

The sad truth is that thankfulness seems to be a lost art today! Warren Wiersbe illustrated this problem in his commentary on Colossians. He told about a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, who was part of a life-saving squad. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Edward Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue 17 passengers. In the process, his health was permanently damaged. Some years later at his funeral, it was noted that not one of the people he rescued had ever thanked him.

 

That is extreme but it is also a reality today! Most people live and work without giving a second thought to the Lord who not only created us but also conducted the greatest rescue effort in the history of mankind!

Right after I was saved I was taught a beautiful chorus that has long been a favorite of mine. Its words still warm my heart! They are:

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul,
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.

John 3:16 tells us “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us “For he hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

John testifies for all to hear, “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. “ 1 John 4:14

If you are not a Christian thank God for the opportunity that you have right now to believe, repent and be saved by God’s grace through your faith in Jesus Christ! Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9-13

If you are a Christian, remember that the Apostle Paul is an example to us with his expression of thanksgiving and praise when inspired of God he penned the words in 1 Corinthians 3:15, “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!”

If you are saved, take the time right now and thank God for the gift of Eternal Life!

Why not sing these words as a prayer of thanksgiving to our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul,
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.

 

Please make plans to join us tonight, Tuesday, November 22, for our Annual Thanksgiving Fellowship and Service.  Following our service of praise and testimony, we will gather in the gym for a dessert fellowship!  Every family of GPBC is asked to bring your favorite pie for tonight’s fellowship.  Guests are welcome!

(Please note that our midweek service is changed this week from Wednesday to tonight’s Tuesday service for the Thanksgiving Holiday.)

We look forward to seeing you then!

God Bless!

Preacher

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This Sunday is the 34th Anniversary Sunday at GPBC!

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Join us for a special day as we celebrate the 34th Anniversary of GPBC this Sunday, November 13.34th-anniversary-slide

Our special guests , The Brent Rochester Family, will bring their special flavor of bluegrass gospel music to all the services.  Evangelist Brent Rochester will be our guest preacher.

brent-rochester-family-11-13-2016Make plans to join us for this special day at GPBC!

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