Archived Teachings

Archived Teachings

Men’s Retreats

PBCC Men’s Retreat, November 9-11, 2018 Speaker: Bruce Hindmarsh Our speaker was Bruce Hindmarsh from Regent College. Prayer is hard for most people, especially men. In our current sermon series, Living Right Side Up in an Upside Down World. At the retreat, Bruce will be giving us some practical ways to pray. Here’s where he’ll be going in terms of different approaches to prayer: Short Prayers: Learning to welcome God’s presence every moment of every day (like the Desert Fathers).…

Sunday Elective Classes

What We Believe This class was taught May 7 – July 9, 2017 by Bernard Bell. Using the PBCC doctrinal statement as a springboard, this class provided a venue to ask question: How did we get the Bible and can we trust it?  Is The Shack good or bad theology?  What about the future?  And many more! Week Date Topic: Concerning… Handouts Audio 1 4/23 Introduction 01-statement 02-Introduction mp3 (1:16:59, 35.1 MB) 4/30 no class: Service Sunday 2 5/07 …the Bible–1…

Sermon Series

Sermon Series Genesis 1-11: Our Story of Origins (Bernard Bell) PDF version | EPUB version Revelation: The Seen and the Unseen (Bernard Bell) PDF version | EPUB version  

Women’s Retreats

2018 at Mount Hermon, February 9-11 The PBCC Women’s Retreat returned to Mount Hermon February 9-11, 2018 with speaker Patti Pierce!  Patti is the Founder and President of Wellspring as well as part of the leadership team of SoulCare, a retreat series for pastors and leaders. Patti’s theme was “Invitations From God”.  Listen to the sessions here: Saturday Morning Session: (right click to download) Saturday Night Session: (right click to download) Sunday Morning Session: (right click to download)   2014 at…

Seminars

Anxiety Forum 11-04-2018 Qualified counselors from the Christian Counseling Center, led by Janie Sacks MFT, will discuss how anxiety affects us at various stages of life from childhood to young adulthood and throughout our later years plus help us know how to support others. We will also consider how Silicon Valley culture, technology and idolizing busyness impacts us. right-click here to download the recording Presentation Slides Forum: Religion & Violence The command to devote Jericho and its inhabitants to the…

Summer Series

Summer Series 2015 – Foundation Stones June 28 – Worship The apostle Peter uses the metaphor of stones when he writes in his first epistle. “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Pet 2:4-5 ESV) Both Peter and Paul indicate…

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 added the stained glass window in 2007.  It is described in Bernard Bell’s sermon “The Big Picture” shown below and also available as a PDF file.  The window was featured in the Cupertino Courier in the April 25th, 2007 edition.  View the PDF of the article. Subsequent Teachings on the Window PENINSULA BIBLE CHURCH CUPERTINO Bernard Bell Catalog No. 7244 March 18th, 2007 Our service today is shaped around our new window. You’ve had a couple of weeks to look…

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…