One thing I have noticed is that when a Christian is challenged on the subject of sexual morality, one of the responses that is most common is for the other person to say, “Well the Bible says you’re not supposed to mix threads together, but your shirt is a polyester cotton blend. So you’re a hypocrite and you just pick one rule out of your Bible and ignore the other...Keep Reading
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Physical services at Pearl PCA have been suspended for the month of April, including morning worship. The session will re-evaluate whether this suspension of services continues into the month of April. In the meantime, we will be posting new sermons each week and sending family worship guides as well as offering mid-week Bible studies and Sunday School lessons. Please read for more information....
But we should be careful to put music in its place and maintain a healthy perspective on its relationship to our own hearts. The ordinary means God has given us to grow are prayer, the sacraments, and the reading and preaching of the Bible. Let's start there, and build our spiritual health around those things first and foremost....
We as church members may have become accustomed to it, and for many of us it may be the norm, but all of us must admit, the use of grape juice in the Lord’s Supper is an innovation that was introduced by man and not by God. Not only has it been the historic practice of the church, but it is mandated for us in Scripture that we use wine in the Lord’s Supper. What then should we do? ...
Back at the end of September I decided to delete my Facebook account. I hope to mention a few reasons why this was the right decision for me, and then I’ll conclude by reflecting on what I’ve felt and experienced since quitting. I won’t say you should do the same thing, but I will challenge you to consider it....
Thomas Watson shares seventeen ways that Christians can glorify God in their lives....Keep Reading
Is the author of The Shack right? Is the cross really abuse? Is that a fair way to talk about penal substitutionary atonement? ...Keep Reading
Christian education does not exist in order to just keep the kids (or adults!) busy or even to create a knowledgeable group of people in the church. Rather, Christian education, with discipleship as its goal, exists to produce spiritual unity, knowledge, and holiness among Christians....Keep Reading
We will never fully plumb the depths of God and Who He is. We will never run out of questions. He is an infinite well of joy, pleasure, and mystery....Keep Reading
The year 2017 will be a year of warfare for our souls, as we tangle once again with our old enemies: the world, the flesh, and the Devil. Central to that warfare is the Word of God. ...Keep Reading
One of the sad realities of the day in which we live is that a small percentage (3%) of American churches are cancelling their Sunday services this year because it happens to fall on December 25th, 2016. We at Pearl Presbyterian Church will be having our morning services on December 25th this year, just as always. I want to share a few reasons why....Keep Reading
Luther was once asked by one of his parishioners why he kept preaching about the Gospel. Why not move on to other things? Luther is said to have responded, "I keep reminding you because you and I keep forgetting."...Keep Reading
Ernest Cline's best-selling book Ready Player One tells the story of a dystopian near-future in which the world has fallen into such depressingly hopeless disrepair that people have no hope for joy in the real world....Keep Reading