There will be no evening worship for GRBC tonight, September 18, 2016.
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No evening worship tomorrow, April 5, 2015. Regular morning worship, meal, hymn-sing. We meet at Holiday Inn in Palmdale, 5th St. West and Palmdale Blvd, 10am.
GRBC will NOT be meeting at Holiday Inn Dec. 21, 2014. We will meet at 10am and 5:45pm at 349 Sunrise Terrace, Palmdale, CA 93551.
Question #1 – Pastor Barcellos, let’s start from the very beginning. Was a law given by God to the first man, Adam? And if so, how was this law given, and what was its purpose? (cf. 1689 London Confession of Faith, Chapter 19, paragraph 1). A: The short answer is yes. What’s interesting, though, is that the text in Genesis does not say, “God gave to Adam a law of [ Read More ]
Some Thoughts on Interpreting the Confession 1. Like the Bible, the Confession is often self-interpreting, latter statements shedding interpretive light on former statements and former statements upon latter. 2. Unlike the Bible, however, the self-interpreting phenomena of the Confession are not infallible. 3. Like the Bible, the Confession is progressive in its formulation, latter statements assuming the former and building upon them. 4. Like the Bible, inner-biblical (i.e., inner-confessional) exegesis/intertexuality [ Read More ]
“There are some professing Christians who can speak of themselves in terms of admiration; but, from my inmost heart, I loathe such speeches more and more every day that I live. Those who talk in such a boastful fashion must be constituted very different from me. While they are congratulating themselves, I have to lie humbly at the foot of Christ’s cross, and marvel that I am saved at all, [ Read More ]
Part 4. Luke 15:5-6 – Jesus’ commentary on the one who left the ninety-nine 5 “When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ (Luke 15:5-6 NAU) He finds his lost sheep (v. 5a). When sheep get lost [ Read More ]
GRBC will not have an evening service tonight, Dec. 29, 2013.
A new book entitled The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory will be out soon from Christian Focus Publications. You can view it here.