Sermons

Prayer for the Harvest

Prayer for the Harvest

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

In 1949, Dr. Ed Gray began serving at the Waterfront Rescue Mission to help sailors battling alcohol addiction after World War II.  After retiring, he continued serving at the mission and co-founded the Association of Christian Thrift stores that has helped establish over a 100 other stores around the US. For seven decades, Ed Gray was a tireless advocate for people to be the hands and feet of Jesus, reaching out with compassion to the ‘least of these’ in his community. He saw people as Jesus saw them, hurt as Jesus hurt for them, and did for them what Jesus would have done for them.

Jesus taught His disciples to pray about the need for workers in the Kingdom of God, like Ed Gray, because He wants other people to live eternally with Him in Heaven, too. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38).

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 03.14.2018

Citizens of Heaven

 

PBC Missionary Wayne Denny challenges us to live lives that are worthy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as citizens of Heaven. Wayne, his wife, Hillary, and their two kids served as missionaries in Senegal, West Africa, before moving back to the U.S. to continue education and minister to West African immigrants in the Memphis, TN area.

sermon by: Wayne Denny
date: 03.04.2018

Prayer from Temptation

Prayer from Temptation

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

One of the things that made Billy Graham’s message so meaningful is that he lived it consistently for over a long lifetime. He consistently preached a message about salvation from sin by faith in Jesus Christ without allowing personal sin to rule or ruin his own life. He went the extra mile to avoid sinful traps that would derail his ministry or discredit his message. He said, “It’s not the temptations you have, but the decision you make about them that counts.”

Jesus taught His disciples to pray in light of our weaknesses to sin and our real enemy who wants to deceive us into sinning. He taught us, “And do not bring us into temptation but deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13).

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 02.25.2018

Prayer for Forgiveness

Prayer for Forgiveness

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

Fear often keeps us from dealing with reality and relationships, doesn’t it? Studies show that most people fear going to the dentist. So, when a tooth starts to hurt, what do we do? We procrastinate. We become paralyzed. We pretend the problem and pain will just go away. As human beings want to avoid certain truths because of the fear of what it might cost or the fear of what it might require of us.  Many escape through busyness or and others thru addictions. We run. We hide. Even when we know that someday we’re going to have to deal with a problem or problems. We’d rather just ignore it and cover it up.

That’s why we need to talk about a significant problem that is neither politically correct or personally comfortable: SIN.  Rather than hiding, covering, or ignore it, we need to admit it personally, address it specifically, and ask forgiveness for it.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 02.18.2018

Prayer for Our Daily Needs

Prayer for Our Daily Needs

by Tom Constable | PBC Sermons

Jesus gave His disciples a model prayer known commonly as “The Lord’s Prayer.”  Jesus commanded His disciples to bring their personal needs to God in prayer. “Give us this day, our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11). Daily bread refers to the necessities of life, not its luxuries, so the request is for God to supply our needs day by day.  It also reminds disciples that we only live one day at a time, and each day we are dependent on God to sustain us.

God wants us to ask for our daily needs to remember that we are dependent upon Him and so we’ll thank Him for supplying all we need.

sermon by: Tom Constable
date: 02.11.2018

Prayer for God’s Will

Prayer to Our Father

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

“How can I discover God’s will for my life?” “How can I be sure of God’s guidance in my decisions?” “God, what do you want me to do?” “What should I ask and how should I pray?” Practically all followers of Jesus have asked questions like these, especially at critical decision points in their lives.

In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), teaching His disciples about the coming Kingdom of God, Jesus said to them: “You should pray like this: ‘Our Father in Heaven, Your name be honored as holy.  Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” Jesus taught His disciples to talk with our Father about anything, anywhere, at any time. But specifically, we are to pray for God’s Kingdom and God’s will to be accomplished in our lives here on Earth until He comes for us or calls us to our Eternal home.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 02.04.2018

Prayer to Our Father

Prayer to Our Father

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

What comes to mind when we think about God impacts how we pray and influences what we pray.

When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He taught them to think of Him as our heavenly Father. Matthew 6:9 “You should pray like this: ‘Our Father in Heaven, Your name be honored as holy.’”  Luke 11:2: “Whenever you pray, say: ‘Father, Your name be honored as holy.’

“Father” sums up the entire basic relationship of the believer in Christ with God. When we come to the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of the world, we are to address him as “Father.”

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 01.28.2018

Prayer in Jesus’ Name

Prayer in Jesus’ Name

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

In John 14-16, Jesus looks beyond His death and resurrection to the time when He will be in Heaven seated at the right hand of the Father’s throne and preparing an eternal home for those who believe in Him. It is not surprising, then, that we should find in such a context Jesus’ promise about prayer.

John 14:12-13 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
John 16:23–24 “I assure you: Anything you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.”

What an incredible promise from Jesus our Savior: When we believe in Him and pray in His Name for God to be glorified, He promises to do anything we ask.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 01.21.2018

How Should We Pray?

How Should We Pray?

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

In Luke 11:1. Jesus was praying at a certain place and when He finished one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” They wanted the same reality of prayer and vitality of relationship with God that Jesus experienced. So, He taught them. And He teaches us.

5 “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! 6 But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 When you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words. 8 Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him. –– Matthew 6:5-8

Prayer is talking with God (individually and/or corporately) about anything, anywhere, anytime with the right attitude.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 01.14.2018

HEBREWS:
Jesus is Greater

2018 Sermon Series

The letter to the Hebrews was written to a 2ndGeneration of Believers who were dealing with questions, concerns, and controversies among believers. The Book of Hebrews offers great instruction and comfort for us as Plano Bible Chapel begins the next 50 years of following Jesus. While there are some grand doctrinal themes, we find generous amounts of faith, multiple portions of hope, and enthusiastic helpings of love. Hebrews transforms our understanding of Christ, our Christology, from abstract theology to intimate relationship. JESUS IS GREATER!

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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Adult Life Connection Classes
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11:00 am
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K- Grade 5: Children enjoy worship service in the main auditorium with their families. Children will be dismissed to Children's Church midway through the service.

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