Pastor Andy continues our series on biblical stewardship with a message on contentment. We believe that God doesn't just give us enough, he gives us more than enough so that we can use the extra to serve the church and bless others. But, how much is enough. Can you be content on 90% of what God has given you? 85%? 80%? Contentment is the bedrock of biblical stewardship, and the Bible has much teach us about how to cultivate an attitude of contentment in your life.
Stewardship probably isn't one of those words you use in your every day vernacular. Yet, from cover to cover, the Bible's pages are filled with the call to biblical stewardship. Stewardship is a management term. But, in order to understand stewardship, we must also understand ownership. God has given us all things that pertain to life & godliness. We are managers of all that he has given to us and He has given to us according to our abilities.
This message is the final message in a series on the Core Four. Today, we expand the understanding of what it means to be a disciple. One aspect of discipleship is "outreach." How is outreach different than social justice or organizations? How can Pontiac Bible Church increase it's footprint in our community? How does the gospel affect culture? It is our desire to make an impact with the gospel locally, regionally & globally.
In week 3 of our Core Four series, we take a look at the words of Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4-7 and discover how those words define and even dictate how we view and pursue our Next Generation Ministries at PBC. Above all else, we believe the most important thing we can teach our children and teenagers is to love God with all they are. This is the essence of the Old Testament Law and the essence of our ministry to children and teenagers at PBC.
"One of the surest barometers of the quality of your Christian life is the quality of Christian relationships in your life." Biblical Community as defined by the leaders of PBC is simply "deep, abiding relationships in the body of Christ." We tackle similar questions as we did last week. We are in week two of our series, "The CORE Four." As we look at the compass of discipleship, Biblical Community has to be...at the CORE.
We believe our mission is connecting and equipping people to follow Jesus. We accomplish that mission as we celebrate, connect, and contribute together in four key contexts: WORSHIP, BIBLICAL COMMUNITY, OUTREACH, and NEXT GENERATION. The four primary areas, driven by the power of PRAYER become the core principles that guide the ministries of PBC and form a pathway to follow in Jesus's footsteps. In this message, Pastor Andy preaches on the first core principle, Worship: Together in God's Presence Glorifying Father, Son, and Spirit. We'll examine three important questions: 1) What is worship? 2) Why is it important to worship together? 3) How do we worship together as PBC?
PBC Elder Mike Todd brings a message for 2017. Psalm 1 presents two "ways," the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked. Every human being has the freedom to choose their way. The way of the righteous brings many benefits and ultimately leads to eternal life. The way of wicked brings death and eternal separation from God. Which way will you choose in 2017?
What away to end our Advent series...On Christmas! Our series ends with "Jesus: The Great Light." Our world--and sometimes our own lives--are filled with darkness. There are so many things that we try to substitute for light groping about trying to find our own way. Isaiah prophecies that the people once walked in darkness but now they have seen the great light. Paul exhorts us to walk as children of the light. John tells us that Jesus is the light of the world. What a relief to have the Light in utter darkness.
Jesus is the Son of God. We are in week three of our Advent Series. Today, our special guest speaker, Josh Anderson, explores the correlation between the Old & New Testament proofs that Jesus is, in fact, the Son of God. The challenge will be to not pass over the more familiar stories and doctrines surrounding the identity of Jesus and the Christmas Story.
As we celebrate who Jesus is this Advent, we see that not only is He the Passover Lamb, but He is also the Kinsman-Redeemer. Join us as we journey through the story of Ruth in this sermon, and see the many ways in which Boaz, Ruth's kinsman-redeemer, foreshadows Jesus, the Kinsman-Redeemer of all who believe.