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Local Outreach | Evangelist James Bynum

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives this command to His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Here at GBF, we encourage the saints to put this essential com...

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Practicing Hospitality

We love having people come over to our place. Here’s how God has developed our convictions regarding hospitality and how practicing hospitality looks for our family. We pray you will be encouraged. Helen’s desire for practicing hospitality in an intentional way started soon after she was saved. She noticed that her friends would comment on how “hospitabl...

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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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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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Joy at Home | Tips for Homemaking and Stewardship

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.~Proverbs 31:27 Homemaking can be frustrating. There's so much to do, and never enough hours to do it all perfectly. Here are the must-dos for increasing your homemaking productivity without sacrificing quality. Touch Each Piece of Paper OnceSort the mail as soon as it comes out of the m...

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The Pastor's Study | Thoughts on Suffering and Our View of God

I grew up on Gilligan’s Island back in the Stone Age (the 1970’s) when all we had were four TV channels to watch. No DVD’s; no YouTube; no Direct TV. No choices—you watched what was programmed. On one of those channels was the comedy, Gilligan’s Island. Everyone in America at the time watched it and was familiar with it. There was the main c...

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