Celebrate Christmas this Sunday at GPBC!
You are invited to GPBC’s Christmas Service, this Sunday, December 25, at 11am.
I pray that every member of GPBC will use this Christmas season as an opportunity to share the joy that Christ has given to all of us that know Him as their personal Savior!
Let me also encourage you to invite your unsaved and unchurched friends and family to our Christmas Day service.
The Bible sends a clear message concerning Jesus Christ! The Old Testament prophets declared that Jesus was coming! The Gospels document the fact that Jesus has come! The Epistles and Revelation assures us that Jesus is coming again!
As a matter of fact, Christmas can be summed up with the documented evidence that Jesus was born, Jesus lived, Jesus died, Jesus arose, and Jesus is coming again!
The question that demands an answer is “What should we do while waiting for Christ’s Second Coming?”
That’s the exciting part that involves you and me!
First, there is an invitation for each of us. Jesus invites everyone to receive His gift of salvation! This “unspeakable gift” provides the forgiveness of sin and peace with God! If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior, you can invite Christ into your heart right now, asking Jesus to forgive your sins and make you His child. Eph 2:8-9; Rom 10:9-13
Then, for those of us who have already received this gift of love, Jesus left us with these words before He returned to Father: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature…”Mark 16:15
We are to be His witnesses! We are to share the JOY of the Gospel so that all the world may hear and be saved!
Joy to the world!
The Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart,
Prepare Him room!
Don’t forget that Christmas, December 25th is this Sunday and we will have ONE UNIFIED SERVICE AT 11AM. Please mark your calendars now and make plans to Celebrate the Messiah!
Remember that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season!”
See you on Sunday!
God bless you!
If you are planning to make a year-end contribution that you would like credited to your 2016 giving record, please note these important dates:
- ONLINE GIVING—transactions must be submitted by Wednesday, December 28 with a processing date no later than Friday, December 30 for credit on your 2016 giving report.
- OFFERING PLATE GIVING—Wednesday, December 28 will be the last opportunity for a year-end gift in the offering plate to be counted in your 2016 giving record.
Thank you for your faithful stewardship in the support of Greater Portland Baptist Church. Your giving makes it possible for our local ministries as well as the support for 100 missionaries around the world to be possible.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38Read More
Due to icy conditions on side roads and in parking lots, we will not be running our buses and vans to pick up children today.
All drive in children (1st-5th) will have regular Sunday School classes at 9:45am, and will then combine for one Super Church at 11am in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Kids of Praise.
All teens will have regular Sunday School classes at 9:45am, and will then come to the auditorium for the 11am service.
We will gather together for one unified service on Christmas Day for music, preaching and fellowship with God’s people.
(Please note we will not have 9:45am Sunday School or 6pm Evening Service on Christmas Day.)Read More