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Deacon Ministry in a Reformed Baptist Church

One of the hallmarks of reformed theology is captured in the cry of Sola Scriptura! We recall from 2 Peter 1:3 that the Lord has given us all we need for life and godliness – and this applies no less to life in the local church than to the individual ...

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Grace Family Instituteā€¦a Family-only Enterprise

By David Shiflet As elders of two autonomous reformed Baptist churches (Grace Family Baptist Church Spring & Grace Family Baptist Church Conroe), we’re very excited about one of the most tangible expressions of both our associational unity and also our shared commitment to the Great Commission, church planting. Our unified ...

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The Lord's Table at GfBC

Questions about the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, are nothing new to confessional and reformed churches. Our forefathers wrestled with many of the same questions we often receive, and in fact, the divines who wrote our Confession of Faith (2nd London Baptist Confession, 1689) included eight paragraphs to express the ...

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The Apostles: Faithful to Death

Was one of Jesus’ apostles really crucified upside down? Which apostle gave his name to a type of cross? Why does that cross appear on the flag of a great nation today? How many of the apostles became martyrs? Did any of them die natural deaths? The answers to questions ...

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Life's Ultimate Questions

Life’s Ultimate Questions Every human being who has ever lived or will ever live has asked, is asking or will ask four basic questions:Who am I? Why am I here? What is wrong with the world? and How can what is wrong be made right?While we may ...

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Adoption

At GfBC, we understand the responsibility that we have as Christians to care for the fatherless. God commands us in His word to, “Visit the fatherless...” and Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son ...

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Men's Book of the Month

Our men meet on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss reading assignments that have been given.  The books below are what will be discussed at each meeting. 2011 Lifestyle Evaluation November 2nd The Tragedy of American Compassion by Marvin Olasky December 7th How Can I Change ...

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FIC Ministry Model

Ministry to Families (D.E.F.E.N.D.) Families are falling apart all around us.  The divorce rate is at an all time high; The birth rate has plummeted to an all time low.  Children lack discipline and self control, and are falling away from the faith at rates ...

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Is the Church a Family of Families? Part 2

What We Are Trying to Say Perhaps it will be helpful to describe the origin of the term ‘family of families’ within the GFBC context.  As we were meeting to form the core group that would ultimately plant GFBC, we had a number of discussions about the distinctives of the ...

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Is the Church a Family of Families? Part 1

Any church that does not look like the ‘norm’ is always trying to explain itself.   This is a fact we know all too well at Grace Family Baptist Church.  We explain ourselves to those who visit us, those who call us trying to determine if it is a good idea ...

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