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Spiritual Gifts and Graces – What is cessationalism?

Cessationism is the belief that the miracles performed Jesus and the apostles occurred  solely to attest to the authority and inspiration of the New Testament, and that spiritual gifts ceased after the writing of the NT was finished. As writers such as Jack Deere have argued, this is a position with no biblical foundation. He […]

YouVersion – a new way to read the bible

There are plenty of places to read the bible online—the best being BibleGateway and the increasingly popular YouVersion. a completely fresh approach to engaging with the Scriptures. When the Bible is always nearby, you can use any moment to read and share God’s Word. *Use it on nearly every mobile device *Enjoy 150+ Bible translations […]

Seniors Ministry

Last weekend, the Leadership Team shared breakfast with those in our Seniors Team.  John Smith spoke about some of biblical values which underlie this ministry. Today, there are more people over 65 than under 18-olds in our nation. By 2020 number of retired people will grow from 11 to 15 million. 1 in 20 of […]

Bible Readings at GBC

When the original Bible documents first emerged, they captured exactly what God wanted to say in the language and idiom of ordinary people. There was no friction between hearing God’s Word the way it was written and understanding it the way it was meant. The original audience experienced a unique fusion of these two ingredients. […]

What is RSS?

RSS is the way that millions of web users around the world keep track of their favourite websites. In the ‘old days’ of the web to keep track of updates on a website you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and manually return to them on a regular basis to see what had been […]

Open Doors: Right to Believe

On Sunday Trish encouraged us to support the Open Doors “Right to Believe” campaign.  You can find out more details and sign the petition on-line by clicking this link: http://advocacy.oduk.org/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=77&ea.campaign.id=7285

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Some Biblical Principles of Giving

As I am by preference an expository preacher, I rather hesitate to approach the subject of giving (or any other for that matter) as a “topic”.  I assume – and I think it is usually true – that as people grow spiritually, they will give more, or serve more, or hope more, or understand more.  […]

The Practice of Fasting

Richard Foster’s book “Celebration of Discipline” is a timeless classic has helped millions to discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace and a deeper understanding of God. It is still in print after over thirty years [Amazon] and highly recommended. About fasting, Foster advice is: In the beginning you will be fascinated with […]

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