PBCC Family Values
We’ve spent four out of the first five Sundays of 2024 planting our feet in our PBCC Family Values, the commitments we believe in and hold ourselves to as followers of Jesus Christ. We have one more left to explore: “Participation in God’s Work”. Join us as we reflect on how participating in God’s work might just win us the favor of the world.
On the day of Pentecost, the Apostles received the Holy Spirit and were empowered by Him to be Christ’s witnesses to the ends of the earth. The evidence of this empowerment was the miraculous gift of tongues: The Apostles began speaking in all kinds of languages. The manifestation of the Holy Spirit among those who believed the Apostles’ message was no less miraculous: They began to love one another. Join us as we continue our series on the PBCC Family Values and reflect on what it means to live in the Spirit through grace.
When Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame accepted a lifetime achievement award in 1997, he used his time in the spotlight to redirect it onto the people in his life and in the lives of everyone in attendance who helped them become who they are. “All of us have special ones who have loved us into being,” Rogers said. “Would you just take along with me 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are […]?” No person is an island — a universal truth, but one especially applicable when it comes to being a Christian. Join us as we resume our series on the PBCC Family Values with a reflection on our commitment to “Discipleship through Relationships”.
Having planted our feet in our mission of “Knowing Jesus & Making Him Known”, we turn now to the primary way we receive this knowledge: Devotion to the Word. Many churches claim to be devoted to the Word of God — our own middle (ish) name is ‘Bible’ — but what does this look like in practice? How do we bring our whole selves in devotion to the Word of God? Join us for the second installment of our series on our PBCC Family Values!
Sunday, January 7, 2024 Music: Kevin Patao and TeamHost: Becca SingleyMessage: Eugene Kwon “Knowing Jesus & Making Him Known”Selected Texts from Acts 2:1-41 Announcements Every Sunday: Sunday AM Prayer Meeting 8:30amEvery Sunday: Body Life in Mandarin 10:30amEvery 2nd/4th Sunday: Church-Wide Prayer 7amEvery Wednesday: Intercessory Prayer 6:30am (Zoom)Jan 7th: Life Together: “What is the Gospel?” Second ServiceJan 26th-Jan 28th: Women’s Retreat Call to Worship: Psalm 9:1-2, 13:5-6 (NIV) 9:1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I…
Matt 28:16-20 This Sunday we finish our PBCC Family Values series looking at Discipleship through Relationships. At PBCC, we aim to be a discipling community because in the Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20), Jesus commands his followers to do one thing – make disciples. But, how do we make disciples? And, what is the nature of this discipleship? Join us as we discuss these questions this Sunday.
Eph 4:11-16 This Sunday we return to our PBCC Family Values series looking at Participation in God’s Work. The concept of God’s Work is easily misunderstood, so what do we at PBCC mean by God’s Work? What do we mean by Participation? And what does it look like for us at PBCC to Participate in God’s Work?
2 Tim 3:14 – 4:4 “Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.” (Deut 8:3 ESV) Do you realize that there is something more important to our lives than food? The Word of God is our daily bread that nourishes our soul. Through the Scriptures we feed on God’s revealed truths that are indispensable for spiritual life and growth. As we continue our four-week series on key family values this week we turn our attention to the importance of God’s Word and how that shapes who we are at Peninsula Bible Church.
Col 1:15-20 The apostles never grew tired “reminding” their hearers of the essential truths of the gospel that they held dear. To be reminded of the “essential” values of our faith helps us keep the “main thing” the “main thing,” lest we drift, which is so easy to do. It is also helpful to articulate our particular distinctives as a local church to help you connect, serve and worship. During the month of September we will expounding on the values we hold dear at PBCC. The goal is to give us roots and wings, but as the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez writes, “let the wings take root and the roots fly.”