Archived Teachings

Archived Teachings

Men’s Retreats

PBCC Men’s Retreat, November 8-10, 2019Speaker: Mike Romberger Our speaker was Mike Romberger, President and CEO of Mt. Hermon. Friday Night Saturday Morning Saturday Night Sunday Morning 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…

Sunday Elective Classes

Life Together This class was taught January 5 – February 23, 2020 by Shawn Reese. Shawn lead us through the amazing book, Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and we spent time connecting through small group discussion. 1/5: Handout / Slides 1/12: Handout 1/19: Handout M’Cheyne Bible Reading (1 Year) M’Cheyne Bible Reading (2 Years) 1/26: Handout 2/2: Handout 2/9: Slides What We Believe This class was taught May 7 – July 9, 2017 by Bernard Bell. Using the PBCC doctrinal statement as a…

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 Romans 12: Overcoming with Good (Bernard Bell, 2013) PDF Revelation: The Seen and the Unseen (Bernard Bell, 2001-2007) PDF | EPUB The Good, the Bad, the New, and the Perfect: The History of Redemption (Bernard Bell, 1999) PDF | Booklet

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

Reading Scripture With Eastern Eyes 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 Honor-Shame Gospel for the Sake…

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…