GPBC Blog

I Knew I Couldn't Do This Alone

Posted by Steve Muir on

I think we can all relate to stories, so I thought it would be helpful to share with you a story about how a Stephen Minister so wonderfully and personally provided a reminder of God’s presence in the midst of someone’s painful circumstances. We’ve seen this happen over and...

When God Does Not Make Sense…To Me

Posted by Miriam Won on

The Bible holds stories that are difficult for us to digest either because, in our eyes, they are too gory, too unkind, too harsh or simply too annoying that God was ok with that!In Genesis, there’s the story of the forbidden fruit and Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Why God would...

God's Sovereign Plan Includes Us!

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Posted by Joyce Arnold-Kemmerer on

I began studying God’s Word in October 1982, when I was invited by a friend to Bible Study Fellowship (which I had never heard of). I had attended church for about three years as a teenager with my family when my dad became a Christian, but I walked away from the church when I...

A Change in the Seasons

Posted by Mike Smith on

The summer is almost over! Soon it will be September, and we will be saying goodbye to all this heat and summer fun. Fall will begin to set in and with it will come the cooler days and eventually the rain. Trees will start to lose their leaves in preparation for winter.   I was thinking...

Reflecting on Loss

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Posted by Holly Mejia on

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV Last June my dad died. We were not in touch much of my adult years. When he died, It hurt. I was thinking of what we could have...

Look Where You Want To Go

Posted by Pat Murphy on

When I retired, I bought a motorcycle, and took a class through Team Oregon to renew what I thought I had learned when I had owned my first motorcycle as a young man. I was amazed how little I knew about the physics of motorcycle riding. Over the next year or so, I went on some very challenging...

Who Will Stay Awake With Me?

Posted by Jane Lewis on

One of the many blessings that have come to me in watching The Chosen, is that I am more aware than ever of Jesus’s humanity. I never thought about Jesus doing the menial everyday things that people normally do. How many of us would picture Jesus alone in the wilderness, rubbing sticks...

Living the Sermon

Posted by Dick Middlebrooks on

I am very encouraged of late in our vision as a church of developing more and more into a church truly committed to discipleship. From our very beginning we have always valued discipleship at Greater Portland Bible Church. As leaders we have a renewed passion to see us as a church of disciple...

A Biblical Event

Posted by Myrna Hill on

Did you know that the annual GPBC All Church Campout is biblical? Yes, it is in the Bible!! Okay, well, maybe our GPBC campout is not literally in there, but camping sure is. Remember Abraham and Sarah, the patriarchs of the Children of Israel. What did they live in? TENTS!! And God instituted...

Living in Christ As Almost Ninth Graders

Posted by Sara Bettinger on

Interview of Myles Ready & Emmett BettingerBy Sara Bettinger It is a gift to be reminded, daily, that there is no junior Holy Spirit. That the same Holy Spirit that lives in an adult who has followed Jesus for decades is the same Holy Spirit that lives in our Jesus-following children. The...