And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

2 Corinthians 9:8

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Our Mission is Clear!

Luke 24:36-49 tells us that when Christ appeared before His followers after His resurrection, His purpose was threefold:  [1] He [Christ] wanted them know that He had finished His mission [to die on the Cross to pay their sin debt and ours] and that He was alive and real; not [...]

Much Fruit?

Many little clover seeds fell into the ground of one of the fields that I am privileged to use.  There they died, and as a result, much clover grew back.  Because of that, we were able to harvest a plentiful crop of clover hay [mixed with some other grasses].  Death [...]

Are you Growing?

GMBC’s theme verse for 2012 is 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.”  The word ‘grow’ means ‘to be continually growing’.  Believers are challenged to grow in ‘grace’ which is [...]

You are loved!

Our 59th Homecoming was great, our 12th annual Mission Conference was encouraging, our daughters’ wedding was beautiful, God & Country Day was uplifting, and Thanksgiving week was blessed!  Now we are headed into the Christmas season which reminds us of the GREAT NEWS of Jesus Christ coming to dwell among [...]

The Haystack Prayer Meeting

I recently read that “on an August afternoon in 1806, Samuel Mills and four of his college classmates trudged through Sloan’s Meadow in western Massachusetts to find a place to pray and discuss Christ’s command to go and preach the Gospel to all nations.  The five students’ intense discussions about [...]

Keep On Believing!

Psalm 105:19 says, “Until the time that his word came [came to pass]: the word of the LORD tried [tested] him.”  There were many tests and trials that Joseph had to endure while the LORD was preparing him to be exalted to the throne in Egypt.  He faced rejection from [...]

What Is On Your Mind?

What is occupying your mind these days? Is it Earthquakes? Tsunamis? Family issues? Finances? Retirement plans or funds?  Recent events in Japan have clearly reminded us again that we are truly in God’s hands, and it is futile to try to live our lives apart from Him. I have wondered [...]

Seasons of Life

I woke up this morning to a beautiful snowfall which tells us that winter is here!  It seems to me like winter has come earlier this year, or does it seem that way because of how fast time is moving!  My wife and I enjoy living in a place where [...]

The Future Looks Bright

The Lord greatly encouraged our hearts as we closed out our 11th annual Mission Conference.  Bro. Ron Ehmann, Director of Northwest Baptist Missions, brought a wonderful closing message from Philippians 4 which ended with God’s promise found in verse 19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to [...]

There is Joy in Serving Jesus

Many times periods of success in a believer’s life are followed by seasons of discouragement.  The apostle Paul understood and experienced this.  What is The Lord’s remedy for times like this?  I Corinthians 15:58 gives us the answer; “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the [...]

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