Patriotic Sunday Celebration – Sunday, July 2

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Make plans to celebrate with your church family in our Patriotic Services, Sunday, July 2.

Sunday Morning will feature patriotic music and message at 11AM.

Sunday Evening we will gather in the gym at 5PM for dinner and an early service.  Enjoy hot dogs with all the trimmings, and every family is asked to bring a dessert and chips.  We will have a gospel sing-along and an early service.  

Bring the whole family, bring a guest and join us for Patriotic Sunday Celebration, July 2 at GPBC!

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GPBC Prepares for the Lord’s Supper

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GPBC Prepares for the Lord’s Supper

This Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6pm

Almost 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ left two ordinances for the New Testament Local Church.

  • The first was Believer’s Baptism, Matt 28:19-20, Acts 2:41
  • The second was the Lord’s Supper Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32.

Neither are a means of grace or salvation. Both are to call believers to remembrance of the wonderful grace of God extended to every believer.

This Sunday night, June 25, 2017, GPBC will once again serve the Lord’s Supper in obedience to Christ’s commands.

As your pastor, let me encourage every member to prepare themselves both scripturally and spiritually for this important event.

According to Christ’s command, we are called to “examine” our own selves; and as a church, we are to be in one accord with the Lord, His Word, and one another.

As we come to the Lord’s Table, may we remember what George F. MacLeod said years ago: “Jesus was crucified, not in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves”…and He did it all so that we could be forgiven and have a home in Heaven forever with Him.

The exercise of the Lord’s Supper must be much more than just a religious ritual. It must be a personal discipline and exercise of worship and devotion of every Christian “in spirit and in truth.”

Coming to the Lord’s Table allows us to both personally and corporately say:

 “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 read and study 1 Corinthians 11 to prepare for this ordinance.

God bless you and I look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

Pastor Rick Adams

 

Preacher

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“I’m Not Raising Grass, I’m Raising Boys!”

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This Sunday We Will Celebrate Father’s Day at GPBC!

June 18, 2017 11am

A few years ago I read the story about the great baseball player, Harmon Killebrew, who tells in his autobiography about growing up in a home with four boys. He says that on one occasion his father was out in the front yard playing baseball with him and his brothers and a neighbor walked by and said, “Killebrew, if you keep playing baseball out on your front lawn, you won’t have any grass left in your yard.” Mr. Killebrew said, “Sir, I’m not raising grass, I’m raising boys!”

I love that story not only because I had to learn that lesson personally, but also because I believe that there are a lot of men like me that may have forgotten that of all the things that God demands of us as men, few are more important than being a godly father!

God commands us to honor our fathers! Exodus 20:12. This Sunday we will celebrate Father’s Day and honor every father present here at GPBC.

We have a special gift for every Dad that attends this Sunday! Please invite your Dad to be with you if he is able. If not please invite any father that you know and make this Sunday a day that he will remember in eternity!

I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Pastor Rick Adams

God bless!

Preacher

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Do you know what will happen on June 20, 2017 at 9:24 pm?

Posted in E-News Alert, Pastor's Notes

Answer: Summer officially arrives!

One of my favorite times of the year is summer! Summer, no matter what the weather or temperature, is a great time of the year to rest, relax, and to spend time together with family and friends!

My prayer is that each of the GPBC families gets to enjoy this summer season together!

As your pastor, let me challenge you to determine not to let this season of our year and life pass without making it our greatest summer ever! How can we do that? The answer is simple!

Let’s make sure that we “honor and glorify God in all that we do!”  1 Cor 10:31; Col 3:17.

Here are just a few ways that we can honor and glorify God this summer:

  • Determine to be faithful to Jesus even though it is summer!
  • Remember to be a faithful steward to your Church even while you are out of town. You can give online or use the church app to do this!
  • Personally guard your heart and testimony during the summer months!
  • Be a faithful witness and be ready to share Christ with others wherever you are!
  • Please inform others when you are going to be gone on vacation so we can pray for you!
  • Make sure that your responsibilities at Church are covered before you leave!
  • When you get back home, come back to church and tell us all about!

On another very serious note, if you are not a Christian, please do not let this summer end without knowing Christ as your personal Savior! 

Jeremiah echoes this truth when he said, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20

Please trust in Christ today if you have never done so before. Romans 10:9-13

Before you know it summer will be over! Solomon tells “He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.” Proverbs 10:5

Let’s make this not only a great summer, but one that “honors and glorifies our Lord!”

God bless and Lord willing I will see you this Sunday!

Pastor Rick Adams

Preacher

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