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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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A Testimony of Grace | 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 second home. However, these losses were frivolous in comparison to what I gained. In accepting Christ, I gain...

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