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Giving Tuesday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have placed pressure on all Americans to buy, buy, buy! What a materialistic thrust we have endured - even before Thanksgiving! And this isn't even the "worst" of it - the greatest day of them all is the Saturday before Christmas when Americans will spend more on that day than any other! In response to such crass materialism, several organiz...

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A Thankful Heart

"Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above" It is an interesting thing to experience isn't it? The more we receive, the less impressed we are with what we have. We can become accustomed to our prosperity and lose the sense of gratitude for what we receive. This is addressed in several ways in Scripture. First, Paul admonishes the Corinthian believers...

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Deacon Enthusiasm

Last night the GBC elders had the joy of meeting together with the deacons for dinner and fellowship. It was a great time of unity and blessing. I walked in with dinner for everybody almost unnoticed as men were busy talking, sharing, and laughing together. I was struck by the joy of having 19 deacons, 10 elders, and 2 pastoral staff members (31 men in all) who were of on...

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God's Vote

The theological considerations of the US Presidential election held yesterday are again proven. The "pundits" stated that President-elect Trump pulled off an unprecedented upset unlike any other in political history. From a human perspective, regardless of what political party one favors, this is true. However, that statement eliminates the power of God to do what we have...

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Election Week

I cast my vote last night, one week early. It has been a long election cycle. The stories, slanders, and sleaze has been unprecedented. It has seemed that both major candidates have sought to insure that the other gets elected. Just when you thought it couldn't get any more bizarre, another "leak" or another outlandish statement captured the headlines. Neither candidate s...

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