Archived Teachings

Archived Teachings

Men’s Retreats

PBCC Men’s Retreat, November 5-7, 2021Speaker: Mark Mitchell Our speaker, Mark Mitchell, taught on Jonah: Runaway Prophet and Relentless God.Friday Night SessionSaturday Morning SessionSaturday Night SessionSunday Morning SessionTestimony with Dave and Luke Deal PBCC Men’s Day, November 7,2020Speaker: John Hanneman Our speaker, John Hanneman, taught on Living a God-Centered Life.Morning SessionAfternoon SessionHandout 1Handout 2Prayer of ExamenReflection Questions PBCC Men’s Retreat, November 8-10, 2019Speaker: Mike Romberger Our speaker was Mike Romberger, President and CEO of Mt. Hermon. Friday Night Session Saturday Morning SessionSaturday…

Conversation on Race

A Conversation on RaceRecent events have aroused the topic of race and racial injustice. But this time it seems different: the protests are larger, white participation is greater, and the national conversation is more urgent. We have started our own conversation at PBCC.  Each episode has followed the same three-part format: a talk by Bernard Bell, sharing of stories and/or presentation by PBCC family and friends, and a Q&A session. All episodes are available on our PBCC YouTube channel. Episode 4:…

Sermon Series

Sermon Series Genesis 1-11: Our Story of Origins (Bernard Bell, 2008-2011) pdf | epub The Tabernacle (Exodus 25–40) (Bernard Bell, 2016-2019) pdf Daniel: One King to Rule Them All (Bernard Bell, 2021–2022) pdf Romans 12: Overcoming with Good (Bernard Bell, 2013) pdf 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Faith, Love and Hope (Bernard Bell, 2020-2021) pdf Hebrews: Christ Before Us (Bernard Bell, 2022-, first 4 sermons) pdf Revelation: The Seen and the Unseen (Bernard Bell, 2001-2007) pdf | epub The Good, the Bad, the New, and the Perfect:…

Women’s Retreats

2020 at Mount Hermon, February 7th – 9th Seeing ClearlyCultivating the Vision of God in a Confusing WorldCarolyn Hindmarsh, our speaker this year, has taught New Testament Greek at Regent College in Vancouver since 2007 and is presently working on a DM in spiritual direction at Fuller Seminary. Seeing Clearly:  Session 1 (right click to download) Seeing Clearly: Session 2 (right click to download) 2018 at Mount Hermon, February 9-11 The PBCC Women’s Retreat returned to Mount Hermon February 9-11,…

Seminars

Seminar: Reading Scripture with Eastern Eyes – February 29, 2020 Scripture was written into pre-Enlightenment Middle-Eastern and Greco-Roman cultures, i.e.  cultures quite different from our post-Enlightenment Western one. On February 29, 2020, we held a seminar on how to read the Bible through an Honor–Shame lens. Taught by Jackson Wu, author of Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission (2019).Right-click here to download the entire day Seminar Handout Five Sessions:1. Honor & Shame in the Bible2. Applying an…

What We Believe Class

What We Believe Bernard BellSundays, 10:30–11:40 amApril 23 – July 9, 2017no class April 30 (Service Sunday)Fellowship Hall Week Date Topic: Concerning… Handouts Audio 1 4/23 Introduction 01-statement02-Introduction mp3 (1:16:59, 35.1 MB)   4/30 no class: Service Sunday     2 5/07 …the Bible–1 03-the Bible mp3 (0:07:17, 3.3 MB)first 7 mins. only 3 5/14 …the Bible–2 Bible translations mp3 (1:11:10, 32.3 MB) 4 5/21 …God 04-God: Trinity mp3 (1:11:55, 32.7 MB) 5 5/28 …God–2 04-God: Father, Son, Spirit mp3 (1:24:08, 38.2 MB) 6…

Creeds

A study of the PBCC doctrinal statement, and of creeds in general. Taught by Bernard Bell as a Sunday elective, January 5 – March 9, 2003. A Brief History of the Creeds 2nd cent. The Old Roman Creed, a baptismal creed used in Rome. Develops into the Apostles’ Creed. 325-787 The Ecumenical Church Councils. 325 Council of Nicea issued the original Nicene creed, rejecting Arianism (Christ is a created being), and affirming that Christ is fully divine, one in being…

20s Retreats (2006-2010)

2010 – Mark Kiekhaefer – Topic: Spiritual Formation Through the Psalms Psalm 62 – Rest Psalm 88 – Lament Psalm 25 – Discernment Psalm 92 – Worship 2009 – Rikk Watts – Topic: Christianity as History Friday Evening Friday Evening Saturday Morning Saturday Evening Sunday Morning 2008 –  Steve Jolly – Topic: Spiritual Maturity Growing Up Spiritually Spiritual Maturity in our Desires Spiritual Maturity in our Joys Spiritual Maturity in our Pain 2008 – Bill Hyatt – Wednesday Night Recordings Bill…

The Window

PBCC installed the faceted-glass window in 2007.  It is described in Bernard Bell’s sermon “The Big Picture” (below, and pdf). The window was featured in the Cupertino Courier (2007.04.25, pdf). Images of the Window: 2984 x 5404 jpg (3.4 MB)  |  2984 x 5404 tif (23.9 MB) 828 x 1500 jpg (341 kB) | 442 x 800 jpg (167 kB) Subsequent Teachings on the Window PENINSULA BIBLE CHURCH CUPERTINO Bernard Bell Catalog No. 7244 March 18th, 2007 Our service today…

Young Adult Retreats

2016 – Pat Harrison – Living Incarnationally: How the incarnation of Jesus sets the example for our daily lives Young Adults Ranch Retreat June 23-26, 2016 Booklet: PBCC Young Adults Retreat at the Ranch 2016 Friday night: Incarnation: strategy that changes the world Saturday morning: Friendship & Presence that changes the world Saturday night: Hospitality that changes the world Sunday morning: Silence that changes the world 2015 – Bernard Bell –  Coram Deo: Before the Face of God. Discovering Our Identity: Who is…
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