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What does the unbeliever need to be saved? He needs faith! But what is the origin of faith? The answer to this question is part of the nexus that sets biblical apologetics categorically apart from traditional apologetics. Traditional Christian apologists would agree ... Keep Reading

Fighting for Joy at Work

May 6, 2017 by: Stephen Salinas

Truth be told, I often struggle to find joy in my work. Even though I really do like my job, it’s not uncommon to find myself waking up on Monday morning and dreading going into the office. So, when I was asked to write an article about finding joy at work, I co... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Christian Living

Song Spotlight | "Man of Sorrows"

April 29, 2017 by: Jesse Quesada

There is a strand that runs through the hymnal of the church from its beginning until today: We sing about Jesus. He is the uniting theme of our praise, for He is our head, and He shall have preeminence (Col 1:18). Continuing this tradition, we will be looking at the ... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Music

The Biblical Basis for the GBF Fellowship Meal

April 22, 2017 by: J. R. Cuevas

Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart - Acts 2:46 Sharing meals is as ancient a communal practice as any other in human history—a soc... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Church Life

The Pastor's Study | Caring for the Conscience

April 15, 2017 by: Dr. Cliff McManis

In the fourteenth chapter of his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul provides his readers with several vital principles to help them navigate gray areas—matters that the Scriptures do not directly address. Questions about holidays, movies, entertainment, and ... Keep Reading

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The magnitude and splendor of the heavens testify to the power of God in a way that other aspects of creation cannot. In Isaiah 40:25, God puts forth the challenge “To whom will you liken Me That I would be his equal?” In response to this question, we ar... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Science

A Testimony of Grace | Jasmine Patton

April 1, 2017 by: Jasmine Patton

Upon accepting Christ, I lost everything I once thought I needed. I lost the approval, association, and even the love of my own family members. I lost a connection with several of my closest friends. I lost the ability to freely visit a country I once regarded as a se... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Testimonies

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” - Psalm 27:13-14 For GBF members Kevin and Lusi Chien... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Marriage and Family

The beauty of the Genesis narrative is found in the harmony of its simplicity and its explanatory power. Through the pen of Moses, God reveals with straightforward prose the origin of man and woman, providing us with insight into one of the most glorious realities in ... Keep Reading

As a wife and mother, I find joy at home in creating, planning, and anticipating our family traditions. In a Brown family favorite, the lead character Tevye explains how people in his village keep their balance: “with one word...TRADITION.” He then conclud... Keep Reading

|Posted in: Marriage and Family