Posts with the category “testimonies”

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Fighting for Joy: Psalm 42
February 25th, 2020
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him. My salvation and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you…”P...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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The Purpose of Parables
January 28th, 2020
A common definition of a parable is “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning” (Barclay & others).Depending on how you evaluate, the Good Book contains somewhere between 40 and 60 parables. Most of th...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Pursuing Clarity in 2020
January 27th, 2020
It seems the buzz word for 2020 is “CLARITY,” no doubt inspired by 20/20 perfect vision. I don’t think I’m alone in craving what this word gives. In our increasingly divided culture, fast-paced lives,...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Wisdom from Culture Shock: Earthly Sojourner, Kingdom Citizen
January 15th, 2020
Have you ever felt so out of place that you were reminded of being back in middle school? You know that super awkward feeling that you just don’t fit in, and you are way too aware of your every moveme...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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What is Your Life?
January 2nd, 2020
As a mom, I have found that the demands of this very chaotic life have shaken me to evaluate how I manage my days.In Ephesians 5:15-16, Paul urges, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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We Never Saw This Coming: What Happened After the Storm
October 22nd, 2019
Words and photos by Steve Timmons, Facilities Manager Maybe it was His way of saying, “Watch me bless you.”On Sunday, June 30, we lost air conditioning in both the sanctuary and one hall of the 3rd fl...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Taking a Step Back: Testimonies from the Retreats
October 16th, 2019
From Jennifer:“The Women’s Retreat last weekend focused on Isaiah 30, and one verse that resonated with me was verse 15: “For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: ‘You will be delivered by ...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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To Lynchburg and Beyond: Update on Global Missions
October 10th, 2019
God is doing amazing things all around the world, and we get to be a part of it! Not only do we have our Fall Festival, our next local outreach event, coming on October 31, we have also been sharing s...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Creating Rhythms of Remembrance
September 10th, 2019
By Abby Barr, Director of OperationsI’ve found that the older I get the more forgetful I become. Just as my life has become more complicated and packed than ever, my mind has also become sleep-deprive...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines
August 15th, 2019
As a 21st century, American culture, we have become obsessed with food and image. It takes nothing more than a scroll through social media or a walk down the magazine aisle to see that something is as...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Recourse Against Giants
July 17th, 2019
Written by Dorian WatsonLately, I’ve been meditating on 1 Samuel 17. This chapter gives the account of David and Goliath. The Lord put these scriptures on my heart about a week ago as I was processing...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Refining Season
July 10th, 2019
Written by Christiana BoyerI love the four seasons of the year because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter! I basically just knew hot, fo...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Joining in God's Work: Karen's Story
July 3rd, 2019
This story was shared by Karen Nichols at the College Hill Interest Meeting on Sunday, June 30; we’ve included it here because we appreciate her heart of service and wanted to share her story with eve...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Healthy Rhythms
May 21st, 2019
Building Rest Into Your LifeGospel Community Church,About two years ago, right around the time that our daughter Eva Mae was born, my wife and I realized (again) that the pace of our lives was unsusta...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Love
December 17th, 2018
by Fred Volk, Ph.D.In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul describes what love is when he states unequivocally that no matter what we have gained in our lives in terms of accomplishments and material w...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Peace
December 5th, 2018
by Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed.In the protestant tradition, the focus of Advent is most often on the arrival of Jesus—Emanuel, God with us.But one season, that focus dramatically shifted for me. Five years...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Expressing Gratitude to the Lord
November 20th, 2018
by Andrew Moroz, Teaching Pastor“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Gospel Community,What is the will o...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Making Room for Hospitality
November 14th, 2018
by Abby Barr, M.Ed., Director of OperationsGenerally speaking, my husband and I are not shy people. In fact, I’m convinced that Ryan knows over half the population of Lynchburg by name, and likewise, ...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Not Thankful?
November 6th, 2018
by Andrew Moroz, Teaching PastorThanksgiving is only a few weeks away. For most people that means family, friends, and food, and, usually, at least some consideration of things that we’re thankful for...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Meet the Teaching and Outreach Team
October 10th, 2018
by Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed., Communications TeamDid you know this December marks 10 years since Pastor Andrew and his wife Samantha started serving at GCR? So much has happened over those years, all of...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Ministry of the Puzzle
August 15th, 2018
by Dorian Watson, M.A.My dad loves jigsaw puzzles, especially ones with 1,000 or more pieces. He recently bought several for us to put together as a family. As we worked on them, I noticed that more t...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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For the Days We Doubt God's Goodness
June 19th, 2018
by Beth Joseph, Women’s Ministry LeaderEvery week, I have the blessing of nannying two children in Lynchburg. One of the children has the sweetest heart of any child I have ever known. He is constantl...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Serving Your Community
May 23rd, 2018
by Spenser Foley, Director of Hospitality and ConnectionsMy name is Spenser Foley, and I am the new Director of Hospitality and Connections.  I am the tall handsome gentleman that may you have seen wa...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Mother's Day
May 9th, 2018
by Kelcie Cornett, Kid City CoordinatorFor many, Mother’s Day is a joyful holiday. The day is celebrated with cards, candy, and gifts for mom. For others, Mother’s Day can be hard. For me, my grandmot...  Read More
by Karen Nichols
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Ambassadors for Christ
May 3rd, 2018
by Brandon Cutshall, Kid City Elementary ResidentEveryday, we encounter a wide range of individuals. These people include neighbors that you greet, baristas that give you your cup of coffee, and cowor...  Read More
by Karen Nichols

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