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March
14 2020
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Notice of Pastor John's health, temporary service change

Dear congregation,   Please keep Pastor John Farley in your prayers as his cancer has returned and has spread somewhat. He will have emergency surgery next week to remove a tumor and then will begin treatment after that. There are some positive treatment options that he has been informed of and we'll pray that those will be...
February
28 2020
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The Letter of James. Part 3: Faith.

  Recap of part 2 The letter of James addresses the subject of practical Christianity. The subject of practical Christianity answers the following question: After we have been justified forever by God, and given eternal life as well as other amazing permanent blessings, all by grace through faith….. HOW ARE WE TO...
December
28 2019
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Table for 1 Corinthians 13:8-12

Table for 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 Verse(s) Current time Future...
December
20 2019
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The Letter of James: Practical Christianity. Part 2.

Recap of part 1 The subject of practical Christianity answers the following question: After we have been justified forever by God, and given eternal life as well as other amazing permanent blessings, all by grace through faith….. HOW ARE WE TO LIVE? This is what the letter of James is all about.  It has nothing to say about eternal...
December
20 2019
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Appendix to James Part 2

Support for 44 AD- 48 AD as the time period for when James was written These Jewish  saints had been dispersed abroad according to James 1:1.  They had been forced to leave their home city or region. Jewish Christians were dispersed abroad after the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7:59.  This occurred in 34 AD.   This dispersion (scattering) is...
December
20 2019
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Good news at Christmas

If you are already  a Christian, you can use this message to witness to your family, relatives, associates, and neighbors. If you are not yet a Christian, this good news is for  you on this day.   The story of Christmas Luke 2:1-20 1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a...
December
03 2019
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The Letter of James: Practical Christianity. Part 1.

Practical Christianity The subject of practical Christianity answers the following question: After we have been justified forever by God, and given eternal life, as well as other amazing permanent blessings, all by grace through faith….. HOW ARE WE TO LIVE? This is what the letter of James is all about.  It ...
June
20 2019
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That question

I meet someone for the first time.  They want to know what I do. I tell them I’m a pastor.  Then they almost always ask the same question.  Even Christians ask it.  Do you know what the question is?  Of course you do! It’s…..  “How big is your church?” It’s annoying. ...
April
07 2019
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Orphans in need at the GBC Pakistan 3:16 home

  This is Shanaaz and Yousef.  They are orphans in the 3:16 home that GBC Pakistan runs. They need new financial sponsors - families that will also adopt them...
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