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God Defines Marriage

“The Fourteenth Amendment requires States to recognize same-sex marriages.” So wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U. S. Supreme Court in his edict issued by fiat on June 26, 2015. Judge Kennedy, along with four other judges, has attempted to tell the American people, and the world, that the U. S. Constitution clearly states that marriage is between two people...

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Finding Christian Fellowship at Stanford University

Praise God for Christian fellowship! Of all the concerns I carried into my first year of collegiate study, how the university and its attendees would greet my faith particularly weighed on me. Is college as liberal as I had heard? Is campus a hostile environment for the Christian student? As a member of an athletics team, what would they think of me as a Christian? Would I...

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Engage | Contemporary Church Culture and the Future of Grace Bible Fellowship

The Church is precious. She is precious because she is the Bride of Christ, redeemed by His blood and purified by his Word. When we speak of “the Church,” we are usually speaking of the “universal Church”—a designation that transcends space and time and includes all true believers from Pentecost onward. Or, we might talk about “the Churc...

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Song Spotlight | The Solid Rock

When I graduated from high school and began my undergraduate studies at Point Loma Nazarene University, one thing became very clear when it was time to find a local church congregation—there was a war going on in the Evangelical world about the style of music appropriate for congregational worship. Although the arguments and division surrounding musical preference i...

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Where Does Faith Come From? | Reflections on Romans 10:17

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 that unbelievers need faith. But they understand the nature of faith differently than just explained above....

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Fighting for Joy at Work

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 couldn’t help but see God’s hand of providence at play. Because finding joy in my work is somethi...

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Song Spotlight | "Man of Sorrows"

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 modern hymn “Man of Sorrows,” written by Brooke Ligertwood & Matt Crocker of Hillsong Churc...

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The Biblical Basis for the GBF Fellowship Meal

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 sociological hallmark embedded in the fabric of just about every culture that exists on our planet. Generally ...

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The Pastor's Study | Caring for the Conscience

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 even some specifics of church life can often burden Christians because they seem to preclude clear, straigh...

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Science Spotlight | More Glorious Than the Galaxies

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 are commanded to “lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads fort...

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