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God is Working Around the World

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By Sally Bland-- “People will come from east and west and north and south and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.”– Luke 13:29 I love this time of year when we at GPBC celebrate how God is working around the world through our global partners! It’s...

Loving our Neighbors at Family Jam

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By Sally Bland-- How do we love our neighbors? In Mark 12:31, Jesus says to "love your neighbor as yourself." I have seen our church do this well by providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community! Meeting those needs is an important part of loving our neighbors, but...

Wrestling

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By Sally Bland-- Today is my son, Isaac’s, 17th birthday!! Every year I praise God for molding Isaac into who he is and for the many blessings Isaac brings into our lives! As I look back on Isaac’s past year, it breaks my heart to see him struggle with the loss of school...

Kingdom Adjustments

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By Sally Bland-- Normally, during this time of year our church would be eagerly running around getting ready for our community fall festival—Family Jam/Pumpkin Slam. However, like so many other planned activities—vacations, sports, school, and church, we had to cancel Family Jam...

Blossoming Friendships

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By Sally Bland -- God moves in miraculous ways! During this pandemic we have seen God continue to draw people closer to Him by freeing up our time and breaking down the walls and distractions in our lives. One of the opportunities God put before us was to reach out to the families living in...

Summer Children's Ministry

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By Sally Bland -- I know that not being able to meet as a faith community is difficult. I want to take a moment to encourage you by sharing what God is doing in Children’s Ministry! As our church moved to online worship services, Children’s Ministry created online content for our...

Helping in Times of Need

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By Sally Bland --  WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON!?! Our lives have drastically changed in the last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are adjusting to a new normal, and we don’t know how long this new normal will last. Kids don’t have school, people are isolating themselves...

New Year...Time to Renew

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By Sally Bland --   Welcome to 2020!  The start of a new year often inspires people to better their lives in some way, maybe even make a New Year's resolution or two.  To me New Year's resolutions quickly become lists of things I actually will not follow through on...

God is Faithful to His Children

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By Sally Bland --  Last Sunday we had the amazing opportunity to worship God as SW Church Together (a partnership between Missio, Riversgate, Multnomah Presbyterian, and Greater Portland Bible Church). Something special happens when we tear down the walls and boundaries of our individual...

Kids Day Camp

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By Sally Bland -- Next week we have an amazing opportunity to reach beyond the walls of GPBC and bring the gospel to kids in the Southwest Portland community! We will be partnering with Missio and Riversgate to host Kids Day Camp—a fun and engaging week of VBS. Throughout the week, we...