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Another entry into the “Cult Series Library”

At this week’s Wednesday evening service, Gabriel Gonzalez continued with the GLBBC Cult Series with his lesson on Seventh Day Adventism. His presentation has been added to the blog page called “Cult Series Library“, the repository for the Cult Series lessons. The permanent link to the new library can be found in the column to the right under the heading, “Pages”. As the presentations are given, the PowerPoint files will be added.

Note: These files will require “Microsoft PowerPoint”, “OpenOffice Presentation”, or other software capable of reading this file format. OpenOffice is a freeware software package that can be downloaded here.

The new “Cult Series Library”

This blog is now the home of the PowerPoint presentations used for the GLBBC Cult Series lessons. A new blog page has been created, called “Cult Series Library“, which will be the repository for the lessons presented during our Wednesday evening services. The link to the new library can be found in the column to the right under the heading, “Pages”. As the presentations are given, the PowerPoint files will be added.

Note: These files will require “Microsoft PowerPoint”, “OpenOffice Presentation”, or other software capable of reading this file format. OpenOffice is a freeware software package that can be downloaded here.

Web Blog Driving Directions

Somehow, someway, in your travels around the web, you’ve found yourself here at the GLBBC blog reading this nonsense. Fear not dear friend, your web experience is about to get more interesting. Let me direct your attention to two new and exciting blog additions, one here and one elsewhere.

First, head on over to Julia Giardino’s blog by clicking on her picture in the right hand column of this blog or just click here. You will find not one, not two, but fourteen photographs from the recent visit to Music College by our folks from Gospel Light. And of course, Julia writes about her impressions also. Crazy Mateo just can’t resist making faces at a camera.

Next, new to this blog, is a list of Numbers in the Bible and their biblical meanings. Where, you ask, can you find this intriguing list? If you look to the right at the farthest column, you will find a heading called “Pages”. Underneath that heading is a title called “Biblical Numbers Chart”. Go ahead and click the title or click here. One word of caution though, the list was compiled using just one source (because your friendly neighborhood blogger is lazy). I wouldn’t mind a few “bible brainiacs” going over the list and checking for accuracy. If you find something that is not quite right or just plain wrong, let your blogger know, OK?

Take a Two Minute Break

In our hustle-bustle world, we rarely have time to relax, be at peace, and listen to God’s voice.  Please take a just two minutes of your time to sit back, close your eyes and listen to this simple and familiar hymn: Praise Him! Praise Him! The solo classical guitar arrangement is performed by Rick Foster and is one of his favorite hymns.

For more about Rick Foster, go to  Rick Foster Biography. Note: This video is available only on YouTube.

Viewing Twitter on Your Desktop

In a past blog post, we provided instructions on how to view Gospel Light church “Twitters”: see Instructions: Viewing the GLBBC Twitter Page from March 30. Important church announcements, pastor’s prayer requests, and blog postings are available for those following GLBBC on Twitter.

A simple, convenient, high-quality application is available (free) that lets you use Twitter from your Windows desktop or even your mobile phone. The program is called blu and can be downloaded and installed from the web-site: blu – Twitter desktop client. With blu you can view unlimited tweets from any or all the people you are following on Twitter, all from your desktop without using a web browser. The program interface is colorful and simple to use.

Note: You will need to create a Twitter account to use blu.

Instructions: Viewing the GLBBC Twitter Page

Gospel Light Bible Baptist Church has many ways of communicating information: from Sunday bulletins, Pastor Giardino’s e-mails, ministry meetings, Facebook, the GLBBC web-site, and gossip (just kidding). We have recently added Twitter to the list.

1.) What is Twitter?

Twitter is a messaging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts (up to 140 characters) that are displayed on the author’s Twitter page. The posts are delivered to the author’s subscribers, who are known as “followers.” All Twitter users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website or external applications. Gospel Light now has it’s own account at www.twitter.com/glbbc.

2.) Why do I need Twitter?

Pastor Giardino has been looking for a more rapid and reliable means of broadcasting information to GLBBC members. Announcements, prayer requests, and other comments will now be posted to Twitter by Pastor G. on a daily basis. His tweets will be accessible on-line within seconds of his posting to Twitter. Church members looking for the latest GLBBC news can now monitor the church web-site, www.glbbc.com, or use their own personal Twitter account. Note, the titles to new blog postings will also appear on on the GLBBC Twitter page.

3.) How do I view the GLBBC Twitter page?

Two basic ways of viewing the church’s Twitter page (with Pastor G.’s messages) exist:

a.) The first method is for people without Twitter accounts.

  • At your computer, open your internet browser and go to www.glbbc.com.
  • You are now at the GLBBC home page. Click on the word Twitter at the bottom right-hand corner of the web page.
  • You are now at the Twitter home page. In the search box, type glbbc and click on Search.
  • You will now be able to view the Twitter posts for Gospel Light.

b.) The second method assumes you already have a Twitter account and are an experienced user. You need simply to subscribe to the GLBBC Twitter as a follower and view the posts via your PC, smart phone, or PDA.