Pastor Andy continues our series Fixer Upper with a message about Gutting the Rot. If we want to build our lives upon Jesus Christ and become who he’s calling us to be, we have to be willing to get rid of the sin that festers and rots our souls from the inside out. This process of turning away from sin and turning back to God is called “repentance,” and it’s something every Christian must walk in every day.
In week 3 of our series, Enough, Pastor Andy takes us to 2 Corinthians to see what Paul had to say about generosity. The Corinthians were very gifted and abundantly blessed... but a little on the stingy side. Paul taught them (and by extension, us) why it's important to be defined by generosity.
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.
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?
The journey matters. Luke began the story of Paul's journey to Rome in Acts 21, and spent the next several chapters describing all that Paul went through to get there. In this message from Acts 28:1-16, we see the end of Paul's odyssey–his arrival to Rome. As we reflect on Paul's adventure, we'll discover some "road rules" that will help encourage us to persevere in the trial we'll face on our own life's journey.
Daniel 4 is the only chapter in the entire Bible dictated by a pagan king. It tells the story of how King Nebuchadnezzar, a man who thought he was like a god, was humiliated to the point of becoming an animal, so that he would realize he was just a man and that God is ultimately in charge of the Universe. In this message, we learn how we can humble ourselves before the eternal, sovereign King of Heaven, and avoid the path of Nebuchadnezzar's humiliation.
Pastor Andy continues our series, In the Lion's Den, through the first six chapters of Daniel. This series examines what the Book of Daniel has to teach us about how to maintain our Christian faith in an increasingly hostile culture. In the sermon today, we learn a few strategies for how to resist bowing down to the idols of our culture.
Have you ever messed up in a big way? You failed, let down a friend, broke trust, hurt someone you love, shattered a relationship... Maybe you feel like damaged goods, useless and ruined. Take heart! Mark made that kind of life-changing mistake, but God picked up the pieces of his broken life, put them back together, and used Mark to do incredible things for the Church (including writing a book of the Bible)! This is Mark's story...
After Stephen was killed and Saul began to persecute Christians in Judea, many fled the area, proclaiming the gospel as they went. Some came to a city called Antioch, 300 miles north of Jerusalem, and shared the gospel with gentiles living there. This was the start of the church that would become the HQ for the Gentile Mission in the early days of the Church. Some of the greatest leaders and pastors in history served in Antioch, including Barnabas, Paul, Peter, Ignatius, Theophilus, Lucian, and John Chrysostom. It was in Antioch that the followers of Jesus were first labeled "Christians." As we study this amazing church, we'll learn six lessons about being a missionary church filled with mission-minded Christians.
The State of the Church Address. This is an unusual occasion for Pontiac Bible Church. There was no "message" Sunday, but there was a panel that shared the current state of our church. It was invigorating as we are thankful for where we have been and as we look forward to where God is leading. You will hear 3 main topics discussed: Keys to Growth for PBC; Keys to Buy-In for PBC partners & attenders; Keys to Dream Big & Pray Big. Enjoy! We are looking forward to 2016 & beyond