Saturday, March 13, 2010

Raising Kingdom Minded Children

Rev. Jerry McFarland has come up from the Carolinas to join us for the first class in the series. So come join us all in the Warwick Hotel at 9:00 am tomorrow (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME -- otherwise you will miss nearly the whole class!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An Inscription

Another selection from James Boice's writings. Has anyone seen what he describes?

In the city of Philadelphia, where I live, there is a beautiful drive that leads out of the city along the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River. Along the drive there is a section of the riverbank lined with boathouses, called Boathouse Row; and across from Boathouse Row there is a statue of a pilgrim with a Bible under his arm. Many who pass the statue by car never see more than the pilgrim. But if a person is on foot and is exploring the riverbank, he soon finds a stream that empties into the Schuylkill near the pilgrim, as well as a trail that winds along it. If he follows this trail up over Sedgley Hill toward Brewery Town, he comes upon the source of the spring. There, over the spring’s source, he sees an inscription once placed by the city government—“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.”

Volunteer Coordinator Position

I work on the board of a local non-profit that provides food for clients in the Chestnut Hill area. There is job opening for a Volunteer Coordinator. The hours are from 8:30am to 12:30 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information contact Sena McInnes.

Spring Forward

That is what you will do Saturday night or early Sunday morning, unless you are living in Arizona. Don't walk in during the middle of the sermon this Sunday because you failed to turn your clocks one hour ahead.

Group Bible Study

Boice on the value of group Bible study:

Between 1963 and 1966, when I was studying at the University of Basel in Switzerland, my wife and I were invited to attend a Bible study group that met on Friday evenings. It was a small group at first, but it grew. By the time we had gone through Acts and Romans together and through several other books of the Bible, the numbers had doubled and several people had become Christians. Along with the Bible study grew personal commitment to Christ and a concern for others.

In time the group began to meet on Sunday mornings. A church was founded, and the original Bible study, which was in English, was supplemented by another conducted in German. Soon there was a noon group for secretaries. Over the years people left the church to return to their homes in various parts of the world, and they founded groups there. At last count I knew of eleven such Bible study groups, all of which grew out of the original group in Basel. Through them many more are coming to a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Revival 2K10

Lance Lewis, pastor of Christ Liberation Fellowship PCA (a plant of Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia, Pa.) is joining with a handful of other African-American teaching elders to host “Revival 2K10: Worshiping God Through Preaching, Prayer, and Praise,” June 4-6 in Baltimore, Md., at New Song Community Church. To read more, click here.

Along with Lance, Kevin Smith and Doug Logan will be participating.

Room Needed

Senior (age 22) at Tyler Art/Temple Univ., and Liberti Church attender, seeks immediate living situation with female household or married couple in center-city area. References available. Email or call 215-850-452.

Young Boice

I preached my first sermon when I was thirteen years old, and the text I preached on was the one to which I have now come in this verse-by-verse exposition of Ephesians (6:10-12). I preached that first sermon with visual aids. I played football at the time. So I brought my football equipment into the pulpit and held it up as I developed the parts of the sermon. When I talked about the “breastplate of righteousness” I held up my shoulder pads. When I talked about the “helmet of salvation” I held up my helmet. So it went through the other parts of the Christian soldier’s armor. I can visualize how that sermon went, because I had my notes taped to the back of the pieces of my uniform.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What should I do if my husband or wife is caught in a pattern of sexual sin? by David White

There is a new post at the passion/purity blog.

Shaw Tunes

Two singles from Tim Shaw's new CD, Rejoice! Devotional Hymn Settings, are available for download (mp3 format) through CD Baby. Each track is $.99, and you can access the site here. Pretty soon, they will also be available through iTunes and Amazon.

Tom in Venezuela

Tenth elder Tom Elliott heads off to Venezuela tomorrow to study a popular music prgram that is positively affecting the lives of children living in poverty. You can follow his trip at his blog site, Tom in Venezuela.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Sparrows Saturday

Saturday, March 13, 2009, 1:00-3:00pm
Fellowship Hall

Girls (age 5 and up) are invited to Sparrows on Saturday, March 13, 1:00-3:00pm, in Fellowship Hall. Sparrows is an intergenerational ministry for girls and women. All teens and women are especially encouraged to come and befriend a younger girl and participate in all the fun!

Come be part of a team to play games and activities as we learn about being a member of the body of Christ. Julia Peterman and Kirsten Ryken have planned a great afternoon of fun for everyone. Our devotional speaker will be Dora McFarland. Please come to make friends, be taught from the Word, and be part of the community in Christ! Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register (which would be appreciated but not a requirement for attending the event!), please email Amy Voorhis call 856-429-4519. Check at for garage parking information. Metered parking is available around the church.

SMI Philly

The Summer Medical Institute (SMI) is returning to Philadelphia! Students and professionals in healthcare are encouraged to join Esperanza Health Center and Medical Campus Outreach to learn how to integrate faith in their daily work as a healthcare provider. SMI Philly will be held in North Philadelphia June 12-26, 2010. Information and the student application are available online at (application deadline March 15). Healthcare professionals may apply as faculty. Questions? Please email


We have a name for Baby McCarthy - Calvin Ross Kenneth. Welcome, Calvin!

Open House at DC Christian School

Date: Tuesday - March 9, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Prospective families are invited to come and learn more about the DC community at an Open House on Tuesday, March 9th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at our Upper Campus on Malin Road.
The evening will consist of a teacher panel discussion, question and answer time followed by campus tours of both our elementary and upper school.

HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL: Join us as DC high school students guide you through our new science and computer labs, band and choir rooms, the art building, library and athletic facility. You will have the opportunity to dialogue with both our students and teachers.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Parent guides will be available at our elementary campus to tour parents of primary age students. Your guided tour will allow you the opportunity to explore our computer labs, band, choir and art programs, as well as chat with our teachers and administrators.

We hope you will be able to join us March 9. We are always eager to see more and more children come under the excellent instruction of godly teachers. Our goal is to partner with you and your church to educate your children to “think and act biblically” as they serve God and their world in the future. Please call 610-353-6522 for more information.