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The LORD is God Everywhere

This is the second part of a series I’ll be posting based on the study of the lives of Elijah and Elisha from our Sunday morning Adult Christian Ed class (formerly known as Adult Sunday School). Our second week, we looked at 1 Kings 17:1-24.

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 5 | 0 Comments

God always fulfills His word

This is the first part of a series I’ll be posting based on the study of the lives of Elijah and Elisha from our Sunday morning Adult Christian Ed class. Our first week, we looked at 1 Kings 17:1

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Posted by David Fenton on Sep 26 | 0 Comments

Another Thought on Worship

Should we ever use the words “casual” and “worship” together?

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Posted by David Fenton on Aug 26 | 0 Comments

Working with Kids not Second Rate Ministry

Brent Osterberg writes over that the Gospel Coalition: “Children’s ministry in the local church can often be seen as second rate ministry, not much more than crowd control and waiting out the clock.” Then he explains why it isn’t.

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Posted by David Fenton on Jul 12 | 0 Comments

How can God be love?

Justin Taylor recently posted some quotes which show that for God to be love (1 John 4:8), He must be triune.

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Posted by David Fenton on Jun 11 | 0 Comments

More on Daily Bible Study

Stephen recently posted a blog about the importance of daily bible study. I’ve recently seen a couple of things along the same line. First, David Mathis quotes Jerry Seinfeld (yes, that Jerry Seinfeld) to stress the importance of daily time in God’s word: When his wildly successful sitcom ended, Seinfeld went on... Keep Reading...

Posted by David Fenton on Feb 14 | 0 Comments

Holy Week: What Happened Each Day?

Justin Taylor has started a helpful series of posts on the chronology of Holy Week from the Gospels. Check it out as you prepare your own heart for Easter.

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Posted by David Fenton on Apr 18 | 0 Comments

Evidence of the resurrection

Following up on Stephen’s post about evidence of Jesus’ trial, I ran across this video which discusses evidence of Jesus’ resurrection.

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Posted by David Fenton on Apr 6 | 0 Comments

Childlike Wonder

They have never lost their childlike wonder that they have been called God’s sons.

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Posted by David Fenton on Mar 30 | 0 Comments

Tips for Talking to your Kids about the Sermon

One challenge many of us as parents face each Sunday is how to talk to our kids about the sermon. It is something that we need to do – by talking with them, we teach them that they should be listening, that they can learn from it, and that we... Keep Reading...

Posted by David Fenton on Mar 25 | 0 Comments

Previous posts on Church Membership

We thought it would be helpful to everyone at PCF for us put all the posts we made previously on the Elder’s Blog about membership in one place. Please read these as you think and pray about improved church membership at PCF.

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Posted by David Fenton on Mar 21 | 0 Comments

Translating God's Word

Chris and Elizabeth Tachick are our missionaries to Cameroon doing Bible translation. Here’s an amazing video of what Bible translation means to the people who receive the translations.

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Posted by David Fenton on Mar 5 | 0 Comments

Encouraging our Pastor

As we prepare to ordain Stephen, here are some great ideas about how we can encourage him as he ministers to us!

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Posted by David Fenton on Feb 26 | 0 Comments

This explains so much...

This explains so much about me!

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Posted by David Fenton on Jan 11 | 0 Comments

It’s the End of the World (and I feel fine)

Now that we are in the year 2011, we are approaching predicted dates for the end of the world. What are we, as Christians, supposed to do with this?

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Posted by David Fenton on Jan 5 | 0 Comments

Contentment in Hebrews 13

I recently read Hebrews chapter 13 as part of the PCF Bible Reading Plan. I also recently saw an analysis of verse 5 about how our contentment and freedom from the love of money are based on God’s presence. Read more to see how the writer got there.

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Posted by David Fenton on Nov 21 | 0 Comments

A great overview of the Bible

As we near the end of our 2 year Bible Reading Plan, I recently heard a great overview of the Bible from beginning to end.

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Posted by David Fenton on Nov 4 | 0 Comments

How we can serve the church on Sunday morning

I found some great suggestions on how we can serve the church on Sunday morning.

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 30 | 0 Comments

Teaching our Children to Worship

A recent question from the Facilities Task Force got me thinking about why we love having our children in the worship service. Here are some ideas about how all parents can use this time to teach our kids to be worshipers.

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 24 | 0 Comments

Planning for Growth at PCF (Part 3)

This is the final part of a series looking at growth at PCF. In this post, we consider what it means for PCF to become a church planting church.

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 13 | 0 Comments

How do we understand the warnings in Hebrews?

Our passage on Sunday included one of the warnings from Hebrews 6:4-8. I was asked after the service how we should understand these warnings in light of God’s sovereign work and salvation by grace through faith. My answer is…

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 12 | 0 Comments

Expecting God to Speak - October 10th

Stephen is away this Sunday, so we’ll be taking a break from 1 Samuel. If you’d like to read the passage for the sermon before Sunday, here it is!

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 7 | 0 Comments

Planning for Growth at PCF (Part 2)

This is the second part of a series looking at growth at PCF. In this post, we consider how PCF is growing, and how we can grow by conversion.

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Posted by David Fenton on Oct 1 | 0 Comments

Planning for Growth at PCF (Part 1)

At the recent All-Church Gathering, the elders spoke about planning for growth at PCF. This post describes the immediate, short-term actions the elders are taking.

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Posted by David Fenton on Sep 27 | 0 Comments

Why I believe the Bible

I ran across this great quote that explains why I believe in the infallibility of Scripture.

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Posted by David Fenton on Sep 16 | 0 Comments

David’s Longer Books for Summer Reading

I find that on vacation my mind is less cluttered, and that I can read books that would be too heavy any other time of year. If you’re like me, then here are some thicker books to consider taking with you on your vacation this summer!

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Posted by David Fenton on Jun 20 | 0 Comments

The case of the missing verses in Mark

For those of you following along in our two-year Bible-reading plan, well done! You’re almost there! In only six more months, you will have read through the entire Bible – what a profound gift from God. I’m so thankful to God that many of you are still reading and that... Keep Reading...

Posted by Stephen Witmer on Jun 19 | 0 Comments

The Danger of Riches

Our reading from Mark 10 tells us that it is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of God. This reminds me of things I’ve heard and read recently that warn of the dangers f the Prosperity or Health and Wealth Gospel.

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Posted by David Fenton on Jun 11 | 1 Comments

Preparing for Sunday - June 6

To continue to prepare ourselves to be “Expository Listeners”, this Sunday I will be preaching on 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

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Posted by David Fenton on Jun 2 | 0 Comments

Making the most of your commute

Do you have a long commute to and from work every day? Have you ever thought about how you can use that time to grow your walk with Christ? Here’s an idea I came up with to do that!

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Posted by David Fenton on May 25 | 0 Comments