This image displays a few of the bibles used by Pastor Michael.

Bible Based Church Eugene

Gilham Community Church is a Bible Based Church Eugene. So, what is Gilham CC’s definition of a Bible Based Church Eugene? As Senior Pastor at Gilham CC I preach and teach out of God’s Holy Inspired Word; the Bible! EMC Beliefs

Gilham CC is a  Bible Based Church Eugene. this image displays some of the  bibles Pastor Michael uses to research sermons.
Just a few of the Bibles I keep handy in my office. I also have some Swedish bibles from my great grandmother!

I usually preach out of the New King James Version however I have also used other translations: the NASB 95, The ESV, and the NIV 1984. Occasionally I will use a paraphrase bible i.e. The Living Bible to paint a clearer picture of what God is trying to tell us. This can be of use especially when in the Old Testament.

All scripture I use or researched to develop the sermon is always listed in our bulletin. There is also a section for sermon notes and a section for prayer requests from our church family.

Scripture References used in the sermon or researched for the sermon.

Here are a few quotes regarding scripture.

  1. “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.” -Charles Spurgeon
  2. “We are the Bibles the world is reading, we are the creeds the world is needing, we are the sermons the world is heeding.” -Billy Graham
  3. “He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it, when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real. His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret purpose framed from the very beginning [is] to bring us to our full glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7 NEB).” -Ann Voskamp
  4. “When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.” -Lysa TerKeurst

One of my favorites is Lysa Terkeurst’s quote! I believe and have lived long enough to realize that there is no event in my life that our Heavenly Father could have prepared me for in His Holy, Inspired Word.

Looking for a Bible Based Church Eugene? You are invited to check us out!!


Pastor Michael

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