GPBC Blog

A Big GP Thank You!

Posted by Sally Bland on

Thank you, Greater Portland Bible Church, for coming together over the last two weeks to remember and celebrate how God is working through our Global Partners! I was inspired to hear how God is moving around the world and enjoyed the opportunity to fellowship and pray for our Global Partners...

King David's Invitation

Posted by Wayne Williams on

As I hope you heard last Sunday, the theme for this year’s Global Partner Emphasis is “An Invitation from the King.” It’s taken from Jesus’ parable of the great banquet. When the invited nobility refused to come to his banquet, the master sent his servants into the...

Come to My Home

Posted by Troy Ready on

Global Partners Emphasis is one of my favorite seasons in the life of Greater Portland Bible Church. It provides us an opportunity to reflect on God’s faithfulness, to celebrate how He is currently moving among our city and the nations, and it inspires faith for the future of His Kingdom...

The Pathway to Rest

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Posted by Rebekah Middlebrooks on

I had finally made it to Portland. My friend, Kristin, and I rolled into town the evening of February 18, 2020, only a day later than planned due to an interstate closure in Wyoming. Kristin was able to take off work to accompany me on our trek across the country that started in Kentucky. We got...

Following Jesus

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Our church’s purpose statement (which, if you are part of our church family, I hope you can quote without looking) is “…helping people follow Jesus together.” It’s our version of Jesus’ command to his church to “go and make disciples.” And when he...

Back-Breaking Joy

Posted by Gina Smith on

It is said that the Bible references “joy” 430 times, while “happiness” is referenced only ten times. Not only are joy and happiness not the same, but there are people who apparently count this sort of thing! Happiness is a human emotion to a happy circumstance while joy...

Eat, Drink, and be Merry

Posted by Dave McLaren on

It has been almost two years since I’ve had the opportunity to share things on my heart that the Lord has placed there. As many of you know, I have been leading a men’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings with a group on men who are mostly members or regular attendees of Greater...

Playing With a Stick

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Tuesday morning this week an inch of snow appeared in our yard, and it was such a surprise! As my husband, Doug, and I were having breakfast, we noticed a father walking his two boys (maybe age 8 and 6) to the bus stop. The oldest was holding his father’s hand, and lagging about twenty...

Articulating Our Story with Jesus

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

“Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.” Psalm 66:16 I read a book years ago called Almost Christian by Kenda Creasy Dean that made me realize something: We have been quickly losing the ability and skill of articulating our story with...

Ruts

Posted by Jack Won on

Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve been in a rut. Ruts of doing the same things day in and day out. Everyone looks the same, and I have a hard time sometimes differentiating one week from another. When someone asks you what you did yesterday or last week, and you can’t honestly...