12 Difficult Things We Must Do Today
by Steve Marshall on January 12th, 2024
In the last eight verses of Romans 12, we find twelve of the most difficult actions we are commanded to do in this life. Here is my version of the list:1- Speak well of and act kindly towards those who oppress and harass you (12:14)2- Rejoice with rejoicers – weep with weepers (12:15)3- Get along with each other (12:16)4- Do not be self-important (12:16)5- Share life with the downhearted and downc...  Read More
Why Pray... Together?
by Steve Marshall on January 5th, 2024
Church Family: Every living plant has roots that do the life-giving hard work of strengthening the plant for seasons of drought and storm. The work of roots is hidden but you definitely see the effects of the life-giving root work. The work of prayer is the same. It is hidden work that strengthens our faith to endure during times of hardships, sufferings, tragedies and spiritual drought. Plants wi...  Read More
Our Unchanging God
by Kyle Mills on December 29th, 2023
Church Family: Our world is constantly changing. Some of the change is predictable. Most of it isn’t. But the truth is, the only thing that won’t change is that life will always change. Let me say it a different way: the only thing that is certain is that life is uncertain. However, as redeemed followers of Christ we can take comfort in the truth that God will never change. He is the CONSTANT in a...  Read More
Christmas Peace
by David Love on December 22nd, 2023
Church Family: Jesus was never God’s second plan. From the creation of the universe itself, the Godhead was pleased to work out the salvation of man before there was ever the first sin committed or even the first man created! The plan had been set in eternity’s past, but there was to be a moment destined in history for that plan to come to fruition.  The Word became flesh, and God Himself dwelt am...  Read More
Leaping Like a Calf at The Christmas Sunrise
by Steve Marshall on December 15th, 2023
Church Family:  Sunrises seem to make all things new. The sunrise declares "here comes a fresh new day." The colors are new every morning. Every second of the hour before sunrise brings another color into focus. The sunrise brings forth heat and light to bring growth and warmth to all of creation. The sunrise brings light to reveal what was hidden in the darkness just moments before. The sunrise r...  Read More
The Joy of Christmas
by Steve Marshall on December 8th, 2023
Church Family: God is joy. Joy is not only essential to the being of God but also Joy is the ultimate purpose of God in creating you and this world. Right now God is leading everything in His purposeful plan for creation and His Church to experience everlasting joy (Is. 35:10; 55:12-13). What is joy? Joy is a delightful feeling produced by the Holy Spirit that lives in your soul, opening your eyes...  Read More
Hospitality: Intentionally Loving the Stranger
by Steve Marshall on December 1st, 2023
Church Family: The Son of Man has come to do what? Seek and save the lost - Yes. To serve and not to be served - Yes. To give His life as a ransom for many - Yes. And Luke adds, "the Son of Man has come eating and drinking" (Luke 7:34). Jesus’ life was filled with having meals and interacting with strangers. He was eating with strangers, prostitutes, tax collectors, pharisees, neighbors and discip...  Read More
Hope In Christ, Not This World
by Steve Marshall on November 25th, 2023
Church Family: Do you ever wake up in the morning wondering if God loves you or if He still delights in you? Do you doubt if God even really likes you any longer? Has fear flooded your heart with thoughts that you will never be good enough to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Have you lost passion or given up the fight to live a holy life because you doubt that God even exists? Nothing extinguishes you...  Read More
Do You Serve God With Zeal or Lukewarmness?
by Steve Marshall on November 17th, 2023
Church family: God loves for us to serve Him with zeal. What a great word... Zeal! Zeal is another one of those powerful words in the Bible that informs our lives. What is zeal? Zeal is an eagerness to do something with your greatest ability and all your strength. To be zealous means that you are not slow or lazy or half-hearted in your pursuit of some object or purpose. God loves zeal. He calls u...  Read More
Thursday's Reward
by Steve Marshall on November 15th, 2023
Church Family: Will you please join together every Thursday for the next 53 weeks for a time of fasting and prayer for the purpose of GCT to:1) Have deep cravings to see God’s power in action.2) To see God reveal Himself and His reward through answering, moving, directing in the construction of our building.Why fasting?We fast to declare our absolute dependence on the Lord.Nehemiah 1:4-6 As soon a...  Read More
Honor: You are worthy and valuable and precious to me.
by Steve Marshall on November 10th, 2023
Church Family: Honor is thought to be a lost experience. Do you ever think about showing honor to others? Do you know what biblical honor is? Honor is when you value someone as worthy and precious with your deeds and words. Biblical honoring can only be done with selfless motives informed by humility and admiration of the one being honored. When we honor someone we are “considering them more signi...  Read More
Let Your Love Be Genuine
by Steve Marshall on November 3rd, 2023
Church Family:  Jesus loves you. His love for you is genuine and He asks us to have the same genuine love for each other (Rom. 12:9). The night before Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins He met with His disciples and gave them a new commandment (John 13:34-35). What is the commandment? That they would love one another in the same way that He loved them. And then Jesus told His disciples th...  Read More
You Have A Spiritual Gift To Serve Others
by Steve Marshall on October 28th, 2023
Church Family: Every believer at GCT has been given a spiritual gift for the purpose of serving someone else’s need. This means that whenever you are in need at GCT there is somebody who has a spiritual gift to meet that need. This is what makes GCT an effective, loving body of Christ. But what if your needs are going unmet? Well, most likely if your needs are going unmet either you have not let a...  Read More
Be Informed: History of Israel, Islam, Hamas, Jihad, Romans 9-11, Eschatology, Just War Doctrine
by Steve Marshall on October 13th, 2023
Be Informed: History of Israel, Islam, Hamas, Jihad, Romans 9-11, Eschatology, Just War DoctrineChurch Family: Please take an hour of your day (sometime soon) and watch this video in link below discussing Hamas, Jihad, Political Muslims, History of Israel, History of Palestine, Romans 9, Romans 11, differences in eschatology, Christian Just War Doctrine, Secular Culture in support of Hamas and mor...  Read More
If Prophecy, In Proportion to Your Faith
by Steve Marshall on October 6th, 2023
Church Family: Have you ever been speaking to another believer who is struggling when all of the sudden a Scripture spontaneously comes to your mind that you know that this brother or sister in Christ in front of you needs to hear? You have this great conviction that this Scripture will lovingly bring great encouragement and it will build this believer up in the promises of God. So, what do you do...  Read More
Church Physiology 101
by Steve Marshall on September 29th, 2023
Church Family: Let's make up a new term. Let's start with "physiology," which is the study of how the human body works. Now lets apply physiology to one of Paul’s favorite metaphors of the Church as “the body of Christ” with Christ being the “head of the body.” Church physiology would then be the study of the life of the Church, the body of Christ. Paul's metaphor of the Church being the body of C...  Read More
Do You Think Highly of Yourself?
by Steve Marshall on September 22nd, 2023
Church Family: Do you think highly of yourself? How would you know? Well, are you self-sufficient, thinking that you do not need any help from anybody? Are you self-serving, always thinking how will this benefit me not others? Do you think of yourself as superior because of who you are or what you do or what you have or what you look like? Do you think that God would struggle without you on His te...  Read More
Wisdom to Know God’s Will
by Steve Marshall on September 15th, 2023
Isn't it interesting that as Christian’s we are never told in Scripture to ask God to reveal His plan for our lives? Yes, it is a daily temptation to beg God to get a glimpse of tomorrow. That is His secret will for you and He calls you to live by faith trusting that He has it all for your good and His glory. On the other hand, you are told repeatedly to plea to God for wisdom and to cry aloud for...  Read More
God's Will as a Way of Life
by Steve Marshall on September 8th, 2023
Do you know God’s will for your life? Which one of those ten options in front of you is God’s will? Are you waiting right now for God to reveal His will? Have you been waiting long? Are you looking at God’s will as something He is hiding from you as you seek it? Do you think you need to hear every part of His will before you take the first step? Can you miss God’s will? If you "missed" God’s will,...  Read More
Biblical Nonconformity
by Steve Marshall on September 1st, 2023
Church Family: How are you as a Christian to stand against the culture's demands for you to conform to all that it yells at you? Are you to get louder, make threats like them, write long social media rants, vandalize property, or maybe justify changing your moral standards to become more open and acceptable to those demands?Well, the Bible makes our response clear. God commands Christians to embra...  Read More
Yahweh: Your Portion - Your Cup - Your Lot - Your Beautiful Inheritance
by Steve Marshall on August 25th, 2023
Yahweh: Your Portion - Your Cup - Your Lot - Your Beautiful InheritanceChurch Family: Because of the work of Jesus Christ, you have an inheritance that is the greatest inheritance on earth and in heaven. What is your inheritance? Your inheritance is Yahweh Himself and His endless blessings. David uses four metaphors to describe your inheritance in Christ in Psalm 16:5-6, “The Lord is my chosen por...  Read More
Present Your Body As A Living Sacrifice
by Steve Marshall on August 18th, 2023
Church Family: Here is a heavy thought for you today. God demands everything from you as His child. He does not ask for 10% nor 90%. He commands everything, 100%. He calls you to be a sacrifice, a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). The implications of God's call for you to be a "living sacrifice" impacts every area of your life. You cannot hold back 1% of your life from God's reign and kingship and s...  Read More
It Is Not What You Do But Why You Do It
by Steve Marshall on August 11th, 2023
Church Family: Let's say that you have two friends that you see weekly. You really love and enjoy them both. They both appear to be living the same kind of life externally. They do good works in their neighborhood and community. They are nice, active, morally good, giving and concerned about the well-being of our nation and our world...  Read More
The Japanese: The World's Second Largest Unreached People Group
by Steve Marshall on August 4th, 2023
Hello Church Family: One of the ways in which GCT is obedient to the commands of Christ to reach the nations of the world with the Gospel is through the Brett and Taylor Rayl family work at Christ Bible Institute, in Nagoya, Japan as well as their church-planting work through Mission to the World throughout Japan.Nagoya, the Rayl's mission center, is Japan’s major manufacturing city. It is home to...  Read More



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