Sermons

20/20 Vision for Growing

20/20 Vision for Growing

by Jeff Edmuinds | PBC Sermons

As we begin a new year, one of the most important aspects of following Jesus is growing in our personal relationship with Him. Our biblical purpose and desire as the body of Christ is to be a growing church. The Bible instructs and encourages every believer in Jesus Christ to keep growing and maturing, but that’s easy to forget.

What is the goal of growth? Knowing Christ (Philippians 3:4-9). What is the imperative of growth? Knowing Him (Colossians 2:6-7). What is the means for growth? God Himself.

sermon by: Jeff Edmunds
date:01.26.2020

20/20 Vision for Going

20/20 Vision for Going

by Craig Williams | PBC Sermons

As we begin a new year, one of the most important aspects of following Jesus is going out to our community and world to tell others about Him. Our biblical purpose and desire as the body of Christ is to be a going church. We go to people and invest in people because our mission is leading all people to a relationship with Jesus. As we grow spiritually ministry opportunities arise for PBC to participate and partner with in the future.

sermon by: Craig Williams
date:01.19.2020

20/20 Vision for Worship

20/20 Vision for Worship

by Ryan Rives | PBC Sermons

As we begin a new year, one of the most important aspects of our lives is worshipping God. Our biblical purpose and desire as the body of Christ is to be a worshipping church.

What is worship? It’s valuing God above all other things and people. Like a 35mm film negative, when we see God clearly, we can worship Him for who He is and for what He has done.

Romans 12:1 guides us in our worship saying, “In view of God’s mercies, present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.”  We worship God with our heads (knowledge), our hearts (surrender), and our hands (love).

sermon by: Ryan Rives
date:01.12.2020

20/20 Vision for our 2020 Mission

20/20 Vision for our 2020 Mission

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

With so much going on in the world around us as well as our homes, families, and church, we need some clarity for living life today. As we begin a new year, it’s crucial that we clearly see our mission as followers of Jesus Christ. When we understand why we are here in light of our hope of eternity, we can move on from simply surviving to successfully living for Him.

Our mission is to lead all people to a life-changing, ever growing relationship with JESUS.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date:01.05.2020

Mary Did You Know?

At the very heart of the Christmas story lies the all-important doctrine of the Atonement. How can sinful people, separated from God in their sin and selfishness, be reconciled to a Holy God? By atonement. Atonement is the process by which two (typically estranged) people or parties are made “at-one” or at peace with each other. By sending Jesus as our atoning sacrifice, God graciously provides a way for sinful people to live with Him forever.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season (1 John 4:10). In the same way, Leviticus is the basis for Christmas (Leviticus 16:30) because God sent Jesus to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins, once and for all (Hebrews 10:3-5, 11-14).

Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.  

Mary did you know that He would be the Atoning Sacrifice for the sins of the world?

sermon by: Larry Murray
date:12.15.2019

What Child Is This?

According to recent studies, the majority of the world’s population believes in God or a universal deity. Of course, people describe God in very different ways: personal deity, transcendent divine, higher power, or universal spirit. Nonetheless, we believe something or someone is above humanity and the universe as we know it. So, when a particular person claims to be God, it’s a big deal. And Jesus—the baby born in Bethlehem in the first century CE—did just that. Who is He? What Child is this? 

sermon by: Larry Murray
date:12.08.2019

Devotion to Doing Good

As we gather with family and friends celebrate Thanksgiving, we begin the Holiday season that provides significant time with family and friends. For many, however, the extra time with people is not a time of celebration, but of significant stress — maybe even many years of arguments, heart-ache, and pain. So much of Scripture addresses this kind of conflict because of sin and our need for reconciliation, forgiveness, grace. The greatest conflict resolution in history was initiated by God Himself (Titus 3:3-5).

In Titus 3:9-15, the conjunction,“BUT,” introduces us to the contrast between the priority of the Gospel and what must be addressed practically in avoiding foolish arguments or, if necessary, avoiding factious people in order that we might do good to all people.

It’s relatively easy to talk about God’s grace, sing about His love, preach the Gospel, and share its message, but it’s in resolving conflict that we prove the Gospel’s worth and work. God’s grace leads to a life of good works in the church, in our relationships, and in the world. 

(For more on resolving conflict from Larry Murray’s blog, Following Jesus, click here.)

 

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 11.24.2019

The Theology of Becoming Good

Saving Private Ryan follows a group of U.S. soldiers after the WWII Normandy Landing who go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper, Private James Ryan, whose three other brothers have been killed in action. The ending battle scene portrays the final words of Captain John Miller who gave his live to save  Ryan, “Earn this…earn it…”

For the rest of his life, Ryan tried to “earn” the life he’d been given by Captain Miller and others. At the end of his life, however, Ryan was left wondering if he was a good enough man, if he lived a good enough life, and if the sacrifices of others were worth it.

Here’s the Good News from Titus 3:4-8: There is absolutely NOTHING you can do to earn your salvation. Your life has been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. That’s the theology of becoming good and doing good. We’re not left wondering if we’re good enough, if we’ve done enough for God. God’s salvation by His grace is what motivates us to do good works. Our rescue from spiritual death, eternal separation from God, is not earned by our good works, but only by God’s goodness, mercy, and grace. But it’s our salvation by grace that inspires us to take thought about and take initiative in doing good to others.

 

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 11.17.2019

Doing Good in the World

What is your reputation? What do people think about when they hear your name? When people in your school, neighborhood, workplace talk about you, what do you think they say? Most importantly, because of your life, what do others think of Jesus Christ?

Paul’s concern that he expresses to Titus on the island of Crete is the church’s godly witness for Christ in a godless world. It’s the good works of believers that provide a platform for verbal witness that points others to God’s grace.

In Titus 3:1-3, Paul gave Titus his third assignment: “remind them” and keep on reminding them to do good in the world. Reminders of God’s grace motivate us to reveal His grace to others by doing good.

 

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 11.10.2019

Sunday Service Times

9:30 am
Adult Life Connection Classes
Estudios Biblicos en Español
Children's Classes
Junior High Senior High 

10:30 am
Coffee and Fellowship

11:00 am
Communion Worship Service in English (Auditorium)
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.

Servicio de Adoración en Español
11:00 am (Fellowship Hall)

 

Dr. Constable’s Bible Study Notes

Dr. Constable’s Notes are freely available providing commentary on all 66 books of the Bible. Click HERE for Web-based format (best for viewing on-line) or click HERE for PDF format (best for printing).

 

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