Christian Living

Developing A Zeal for Personal Prayer

 

Prayer is relational before it is transactional.  Prayer is a discipline that even the greatest of prayer warriors would desire improvement on a personal level.  Cowper said, "Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees."  Prayer is an investment where listening is as essential as speaking.

I AM the True Vine

Pastor Jarrod continues our I AM series on Palm Sunday with Jesus's statement, "I am the truth vine."  Jesus is the source of the fruitful life God intends for all of us to live!

How to Cultivate Contentment

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.

The Core Four: Worship

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?

Which "Way" Will You Choose?

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?

Missions Sunday

The Great Commission could easily be renamed The Everyday Commission.  It is a call to discipleship.  It is a call to disciple.  It is more than a call to evangelism, or missions or Bible study.  It is a call to worship, instruction, fellowship and evangelism.  It is a pattern of life for all believers.  The question shouldn't be, "Are you discipling someone?"  The question should be, "Who are you discipling?"

Road Rules: Lessons from Paul's Journey to Rome

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.

No Other Gods

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.

Meanwhile, There Was This Guy...

Who doesn't love an epic story with stories inside the story?!  We get that in this passage about a man by he name of Apollos. Luke turns the page for a period of time to move away from Paul's third missionary journey to focus on what was happening in a synagogue in Ephesus.  Apologetics and discipleship are at the core of this story. Tune into the new scene.

How Can I Get Into God's Word?

There are so many reasons why we don't study the Bible.  I wish we had a longer list of reasons why we DO study the Bible.  Today's message is very practical.  We need to get a grip on God's Word.  Do you have a high view of God's Word?  If you do, then you are probably a student of the Word as well.  The purpose of personal Bible study isn't to simply gain more knowledge but to know the Author of the Book.