Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gospel Reading Plan and Online Forum

Here's a copy of the 30 Day Gospel Reading Plan. If you haven't received one, go ahead and print this out and start reading today.

Also, if you would like to join the online Gospel reading forum at PCC, go here and jump into the conversation.

One last thing, check out the practical tips below on how to spend 30 minutes
with God each day as you read through the Gospels.

Gospel Day #2

Luke 2:52 "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man."

As a result of Jesus' submissive spirit to the authority in his life, namely his earthly parents at the time, Luke tells me that he grew in wisdom and favor with God and man. The key to spiritual growth is a submissive spirit. Jesus walked this earth with a humble heart.

"God, give me a submissive heart to the leading of your Spirit. May I live in such a way that I can learn from anyone. Lead and guide me today through your Word, your Spirit, and others that I encounter. I humble myself and ask you to help me grow and give me your favor with everyone I meet."

The Gospel in the Old Testament

Check this awesome video out by Tim Keller. It's about how to preach the gospel message from the Old Testament. Great stuff. Thanks Levon for sending me the link.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Day One

Luke 1:37 "For nothing will be impossible with God."

In Luke 1 we find a string of miraculous events surrounding the birth of Christ: a barren woman named Elizabeth conceives (mother of John the Baptist), angelic appearances, an understanding husband, a mute husband (both would be miraculous events in my house) and most notably - a virgin birth.

The very birth of Christ reminds me that nothing is impossible with God. In fact, it appears that God specializes in taking seemingly impossible situations into possibilities laden with unlimited potential.

Areas for God to work the impossible in my life this week:
  • my unsaved friend who is seeking Jesus / Lord save her
  • another friend who's marriage just ended in divorce / that God would heal them and put the pieces of their life and marriage and ministry back together
  • for God to heal my friend who just found out she has breast cancer
  • for supernatural provision of staff, leaders, volunteers and finances for our church
God, nothing is impossible with you. You are a God of miracles. Please work miracles in my life, church and family for your glory. Forgive me for my doubts and strengthen me in my faith.


This past weekend we kicked off a brand new series at PCC called Gospel. In addition to the weekend services, we are reading through the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) in thirty days. I'll be sharing some of my personal thoughts as I make my way through this reading plan. I'm excited about how we are all going to grow closer to Christ and develop an increasing hunger for his Word during the next month. If you missed this past weekend services, check back later and I will post a copy of the reading plan and some practical tips on how to spend time with God each day through Bible reading, journaling and prayer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jim Collins on Church Leadership

Check out this video from Catalyst Leadership Conference where Andy Stanley talks with Jim Collins about life in the trenches of church leadership. Great stuff!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

National Fine Arts Festival Winner!

Last week, Kaela Edwards, one of PCC's own, won the National Fine Arts Festival Merit of Honor Award for Female Vocalist. She competed in Detroit, Michigan along with thousands of other contestant and represented Christ and PCC with class.

We are so proud of Kaela and her accomplishment. She is a sophomore at Stroudsburg high school and the daughter of PCCs worship leaders, Derek and Nadeen Edwards.

Kaela has a special anointing on her life and it's exciting to watch her blossom in God. She not only has a great voice, but also a sweet spirit.

To watch Kaela's performance, go here.

(Fast forward to the last 5 minutes of the video to see her.)