Grace Baptist Church

 Dansville, NY

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Contributors

Stacie Gibson is Matt's wife, a mother of 4, a busy homemaker and home-educator in addition to being a certified ACBC counselor.  She is a guest blogger at Biblical Counseling for Women.

Barb Leaman is a children's Sunday School teacher and a teacher's aide for the Hornell Jr and Sr. High Schools.  She is wife to Glenn and mother to an adult daughter.

Dave Theobald
is the preaching and teaching elder at Grace Baptist Church.  He is married to Jamie and has two sons, Job and Jonathan.

Rob Wilson is a deacon of Grace Baptist Church, a veterinarian specializing in large animals, a farmer, a husband to Kim, and father to 3 energetic kids.  

Ustad ("teacher," in local dialect) is a global partner of GBC, who shares stories and perspectives from the field, for our encouragement and to help orient us on things eternal. 

Grace Notes Blog Posts

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The Truth Shall Set You Free


Open up the Christian book catalogs or get on social media and you will see countless Christian books coming out for women. Some are very solid with good theology that I can’t wait to read, so I add them to my Amazon cart as soon as possible.  It’s unfortunate though, that the majority of these books written for Christian women assist in the feeding of our flesh and promote self help.  

At the mention of Halloween, most people think of kids having fun dressing up and collecting as much candy as they can. It is a time to have some extra fun with hay rides and haunted houses. Dusk comes early and there is ample opportunity to enjoy being scared of what is imagined to be in the dark. Yet, is there more to Halloween than just fun, games, and wild imaginations? Is there really something lurking in the shadows that we can’t see?

The Solution in Us

Why So Much Division and Hatred in our Country Part 4

By Rob Wilson

In my last blog post we saw how Jesus is the solution to mankind’s heart problem and to the problem of hate and division in the world around us. We saw how God, through Jesus’s death on the cross, served our death sentence for us, sparing us from an eternity in Hell (the greatest danger facing mankind). We saw how God gives each believer a new heart which is able to love God and other people with the same supernatural love which God has loved us with; and we saw how this heart change can change bitter enemies into loving brothers. So what does this mean to you?

The Only Lasting Solution

Why So Much Division and Hatred in our Country Part 3

By Rob Wilson 

My previous two blog posts (Part 1, Part 2) unpacked these truths in much greater detail, but left us in a depressing place. I am glad to say that we have now come to the solution! As bad as the problem is, the solution is disproportionally more amazing and wonderful!

Born Blind

Why so much Division and Hatred in our Country Part 2

By Rob Wilson

In my last post I asked the questions “Why is there such racial and cultural division in our country, and why are we seeing so much hate and bloodshed?” We looked at the commonly held belief that something must be wrong in the environment in which these “persons of hate” grew up in. In other words, the blame rests fully on flaws in our country’s culture and societal institutions. This widely held belief is based upon the premise that people are naturally good. Yet, this premise is the exact opposite of what the Bible says is true of mankind.
By Rob Wilson

It has been almost three months now since the ugly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in many injuries and three lives lost. The news no longer speaks of Charlottesville, but is the problem gone? Should we go on with our lives and forget what happened? Is the hate and racism gone that we saw the weekend of August 12th and 13th, or is it just festering under the surface waiting for the next trigger to send it spewing forth again?

God as Host

By Ustad

A common local proverbs states, "The guest is the friend of God," or even, "The guest is god." In other words, guests are to be treated like deity. Their every need is to be anticipated and met with a gush of extravagance. (To get a biblical picture of this, read the account of Abraham forcing hospitality on his angelic guests in Genesis 18).

Weakness is the Better Option

By Stacie Gibson

If you spend any time on Facebook or other forms of social media you will catch a glimpse of  various  quotes or memes that might seem inspirational  or encourage positive thinking. One that I see on a regular basis (usually posted by women) is “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the ONLY option you have.”  Not too long ago, I would have told myself this.

From Critical to Charis

By Stacie Gibson

Movie, food, and other kinds of critics are beneficial. Even within the church, we are to exercise discernment and value sound judgment. But, there is another type of critic that is not so helpful. There is a critic that runs around the local church passing judgment on her sister in Christ. You will also find her in her home, nagging and picking her husband apart like a vulture.