Beyond Christmas at GPBC

Merry Christmas! As we celebrate Christmas with our family in Georgia, I’ve been thinking about this last year. 2019 was a significant year for Green Pond Bible Chapel in many ways: Highlands Bible Church Our first church plant, Highlands Bible Church, matured into full independence. God’s gracious provision has been clear throughout the entire processContinue reading “Beyond Christmas at GPBC”

A Gift to Be Shared

After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. -Luke 2:17-18 Merry Christmas! I certainly hope that your Christmas celebration with your family and/or friends is a time of joy and celebration over the birth of JesusContinue reading “A Gift to Be Shared”

Christmas Is About God’s Glory

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors! -Luke 2:14, Christian Standard Bible The glory of God is the ultimate end of redemption, and therefore Christmas. I must confess that sentence is a tough one for me to believe. I readily affirm its truthfulness, but man, it’s hardContinue reading “Christmas Is About God’s Glory”

Don’t Waste Your Christmas

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—making the most of the time, because the days are evil. -Ephesians 5:15-16 We have crossed the point of no return: Black Friday. The holidays are officially upon us. Welcome to the season of holiday traditions, awkward family gatherings, gift giving, andContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Christmas”

We Really Need This Christmas

So, it’s been a rough year. Maybe not in actuality worse than others, but as a nation, we are reeling. Our news feeds have been filled with constant crises- conflict between ethnic groups, an embattled and shocking election, a string of deadly and destructive hurricanes, an avalanche of high profile sexual assault accusations, more embattledContinue reading “We Really Need This Christmas”