Bauman’s Harvest Festival – Teen Student Ministries Activity – Saturday, October 14

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The GPBC Teen Student Ministries invites all Middle School & High School Students for a great activity at the Bauman’s Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 14, from 11:30am-7pm.

The cost is $17 per person (plus $7-$10 cash for food/snacks).

What to bring: Wear Warm Clothing; Bring Shoes that can get Muddy; Money for snacks or additional activities

The bus leaves at 11:30am sharp! We will return to GPBC between 6:30pm-7:00pm.

Register Online at this link. 

Deadline for signing up is October 11.

GPBC Activity Permission Form must be completed and turned in.  You can download a printable Activity Permission Form Here:

2017 Baumans Farm Activity Permission Form – Copy

Visit www.baumanshf.com for details about all there is to do on this activity.

For more information, contact Pastor Greg Adams at 503-761-1136 or PastorGreg@greaterportland.org 

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How Long?

Posted in E-News Alert, GPBC Events, Pastor's Notes

I can still hear the voices of my children from the backseat of our car as we were traveling asking that constant question, “Daddy how long until we get there?” To be honest, I can’t even begin to count the times I have asked my Heavenly Father that same question! Lord, how long until you answer my prayer? How long until you meet that need? How long until you show me your plan? How long…? No doubt, you have done the same! The good news is we are in good company!

In Isaiah 6 we read where God says, “Whom shall I send and who will go for us?” Isaiah answers, “Here am I, send me!” but just a few more verses into the text we find Isaiah asking “How long?” Simply, “How long am I to go and preach and warn the people?” The Lord respond “…until there is no one left in the land!”

For the last 35 years we have been involved in Faith Promise Missions! A few months ago I was asked “How long are we going to keep doing this?” My response was “Till the whole world knows!” And that is our theme and our mission as a New testament Church! “Till the whole world knows!”

I am thankful that this past year we have partnered with over 110 missionaries to make this effort a possibility! The GPBC Missions Emphasis month is to remind, rekindle and recommit “Till the whole world knows!”

Over the next four weeks we will have many guests and missionaries that desire to help us with this task. In return, we need to help them to do that.

I have often said that our church will hold the most important business meeting of the year during this month of Missions Emphasis! In these meetings we will determine how we will vote for worldwide evangelism!

Please be in prayer as we prepare for the next four weeks and our special guests:

  • Sunday, September 10 – Terry and Peggy Ellis – Rock of Ages Prisons Ministry
  • Sunday, September 17 – Bradly Kubik – Missionaries to Mongolia
  • Sunday, September 24 – Jesse and Faith Turpin – Missionaries to Indonesia
  • Sunday, October 1 – Kevin and Stacie Byers – Church Planters in Astoria, Oregon

The answer to the question “How long?” really has two answers: “Till the whole world knows!” or Until Jesus comes back!”  Until then, “we must be about our Father’s business!”

Please make plans to be with us THIS Sunday in Sunday School at 9:45 am as we start this great Missions Emphasis month!

Pastor Rick Adams

God bless you!

Preacher

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Ladies Fellowship – Movie Night – Friday, August 25

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Ladies, get your tickets for the Ladies Fellowship Movie Night, Friday, August 25 at 7pm.

Bring your favorite picnic dish; drinks and popcorn will be provided.

A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested to cover event costs (including film license fee).

Please note:  There is no childcare provided for this event.

Stop by the table in the foyer after any service to register for this event.

 

 

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In the Shadow of the Cross

Posted in E-News Alert, Pastor's Notes

There is a tremendous amount of energy and excitement being generated here in the Northwest about the total solar eclipse scheduled for August 21, 2017.

To be perfectly clear the shadow cast by the moon coming between the earth and the sun is nothing compared to the shadow that was cast by the Cross of Jesus, the SON, when He died for our sins 2,000 years ago!

From a Christian perspective, a total solar eclipse should remind every believer that we are in the “shadow” of the Cross personally, positionally, and prophetically!

Paul said, 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 

Let there be no question that the preaching of the Cross can effectually change a person’s life because it still pictures, proclaims and promises salvation to all that will believe!

As Christians, our glory is not in a denomination or in any deed that we can or have performed!  Our glory comes by the high price of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Galatians 6:14 “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.“

I love what W.A. Criswell once preached, “The shadow of that Cross not only overshadowed the life of our Lord in all of His ministry, but the shadow of the Cross has fallen across this world and the centuries of time.  In the center of the world, and in the heart of time, our Lord has planted His cross.  And the world can never be the same again because He lived here and died here.” 

Yes! I still love the words to this old song:

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross, the emblem of suffering and shame.
And I love that old Cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged Cross, till my trophies at last I lay down,
I will cling to the old rugged Cross, and exchange it some day for a crown! 

Amen!

Like a total eclipse of the sun casting its shadow upon the earth, the Cross and empty tomb casts the wonderful message of the Gospel proclaiming that Jesus is Lord!

This Sunday I will be preaching on The Christian Path of Totality!

Pastor Rick Adams

I hope to see you in Church!

God bless!

Preacher

 

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