Most of our small groups are starting up this week but there’s still time to get connected! We have a variety of groups, including ones that are studying the sermon passages.
If you’d like more information, or would like to sign up, you can find all the information you need on out small group's tab here
GBC Phone Team returns!
You’ll likely remember, in the early months of the Covid lockdown I had a group of people who were doing weekly call-outs to make sure we all stayed connected. Once we reopened we stopped doing that. I’ve been thinking of late, while we have a lot of you who’ve come back there are a number who aren’t able to or are not comfortable returning until this is all over.
So, I’d like to resurrect the Phone Team. I’m looking for two or three people who would be willing to call some members of the GBC family who’ve not been coming out as well as our shut-ins. This time I’d like those calling to connect every two-three weeks, to say hello, see how people are doing and perhaps pray with them.
Interested? Let me know and I’ll get you connected.
Join Jacob and Karen Ginter for a time of prayer on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm here at GBC in the Side Auditorium.
For questions or further details please contact Jacob at– email@example.com or text 519-803-4453
Thought for the day: Fear God instead
Yes, you read that right! Remember when we talked about this in the summer during our series on the Psalms? There’s a type of fear in the Bible that is completely opposite to the spirit of fear. It is the fear of the Lord. It is the type of fear that is encouraged in the Bible. Every Christian should have this fear.
If we are to get rid of fear, we must replace it with the right type of fear. In the Bible, there are a lot of passages that commands us to fear God. Here’s a couple:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7).
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
If we are to fear, we must fear God instead. But what does fearing God really mean?
Fearing God means that we must respect and revere Him. Fearing God does not cripple or paralyze us, but rather it keeps us from sinning. When we fear God, we submit to His will and we follow His commandments.
Instead of fearing what the future holds for us, we must fear God who is able to deliver us from all types of danger. By fearing God, we can delight more in his commandments (Psalms 112:1), be wiser (Proverbs 9:10), and ultimately, be saved from eternal death (Matthew 10:28). And that’s the right kind of fear!
In His grip,