We hold the Bible in high regard and each week we believe God meets with us through the preaching of His Word. God's Word - the Bible - is the keystone around which the whole life of the Church revolves. Like God Himself, the Bible is absolutely trustworthy and through it God speaks into our situations today.
We usually study the Bible in a series over a few weeks, carefully 'unpacking' the passages of Scripture to see what God is saying to us today.
The 'Listen' links will take you to our YouTube channel where you can listen to, or see videos of, sermons at the Church. Please subscribe to the channel whilst you're there. Alternatively, follow the 'Notes' link to find PDF notes associated with the various sermons. One-off sermons won't appear on these 'series' pages but can be found on our Youtube channel.
May the Lord bless you as you listen to God's Word faithfully proclaimed.
Running the Race: Growing disciples as church together
Paul's Letters to Timothy and Titus
The importance of these letters for us today:
Life is a bit like running a race. We have a starting point and a goal, and each step either leads us towards our goal or away from it. As disciples of Jesus we are in a race where the finishing line is to be with Christ forever, in complete peace and joy. The key in this race is about running faithfully in the right direction, getting stronger in Jesus as we go rather than weaker. And we don’t run this race alone – we run it alongside other believers, helping each other to be more sure about our faith in Jesus and growing together. Therefore, it’s important that we understand God’s purposes for the church, and life together – our personal transformation is linked to the health of the church, which is God’s vehicle for Gospel growth.
Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus are written to churches who are in that race – at the end of his final letter before his death, he says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). And his desire through these letters is that his hearers would run the Christian race together, keeping their faith in Jesus as their fuel.
The issues addressed in these letters are very relevant to the church in our day. Underpinning the letters is the priority of guarding the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how this influences our:
Discipling & investing in the next generation
Caring for the vulnerable
Suffering for Christ
Loyalty to each other
and Persevering in our faith to the end!
God has some exciting and challenging things to say and do in our lives through this series, as we seek to grow as followers of Jesus together at PBC. Let’s run this race together in truth and love!
4th Sunday: Lord's Supper
Every month we celebrate the Lord's Supper. this is a time when some of the children's groups also join us as we join together around tables. A separate teaching series is followed: for 2019 the theme is "The Fruit of the Spirit" from Galatians chapter 5.
For more details about these meetings, please see this separate page >>
1st September 2019:
The Gospel is worth fighting for!
Honouring Jesus in worship
Qualities of Christian leaders
Training in godliness
Discipling the whole church
Caring for the vulnerable
Grace and doing good
Loyalty to Christ – persevering through suffering
Loyalty to the Gospel – faithfully proclaiming the true word of God
Loyalty to each other – nurturing Christian relationships
Loyalty to the end – Finishing the race
2 Timothy 4:6-22 [Notes] [Listen]