Friday, January 25, 2013

Regional Program Director for Scripture Union

Scripture Union is searching for a Regional Program Director. The Director has three areas of responsibility within an assigned region:
1. Coordinate and Implement Ministry Development Plan
2. Cultivate Church and Community Relations
3. Generate Regional Financial Support For more information contact Scripture Union.

Delaware County Christian School Open House

Delaware County Christian School invites you to an open house on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:30-11:30. DC is an independent preK-12th grade college preparatory Christian school in the Philadelphia area that combines spiritual vitality and academic rigor. DC's promise is: To help students identify, understand & apply their God-given unique design for optimum achievement to impact the world through biblical thought and action.
Please call 610-353-6522 for more information or visit the website.

Fountain of Life

Proverbs 13:14

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.

How well are you tuning into wise teaching? Are you reading daily the wise teaching of Scripture? Do you read the wise teaching of the Gospels, of Christ himself? Do you listen to the sermons of wise preachers, to the lessons of wise teachers? Do you read the writings of wise men and women of God?
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

An Unlikely Convert

Marvin Olasky recently interviewed Rosario Butterfield, author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. "The engaging thing about the interview (and book) is to see the weird way in which God turns a lesbian, feminist professor at Syracuse University into a homeschooling mother and pastor’s wife [which is not something one reads about every day]." Click here for this interview at Patrick Henry College.

Heed the Word

Proverbs 13:13

Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself,
but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.

The proverb sums up Jesus' parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus. Because the rich man did not heed "Moses and the prophets," he brought destruction upon himself in Hades. Lazarus, though he suffered in his earthly life, was rewarded with heaven, no doubt as a keeper of the commandments.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunday Services 1/27/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Praise Matters” (2 Samuel 22:1–51). Hymns: Join All the Glorious Names; O God beyond All Praising; My Hope Is in the Lord.
Parish 6 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Soprano Fay Voshell will offer vocal music to the glory of God.
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “To the Ends of the Earth” (Acts 28:1–30). Hymns: Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim; Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him!; Jesus Shall Reign.

Duncan's War

Were you unsure what Pastor Goligher was referring to when he talked about“crown and covenant” in his sermon illustration about a marker for three dead boys this past Sunday?  Well, if you or your kids want an easy way to learn more about it, come down to the church library and borrow “Duncan’s War”  by Douglas Bond.  It is the first novel in a three book series called “Crown and Covenant” set in 1666 that follows the family of a young Scottish Covenanter probably not much different from the boys commemorated by that marker. You can also purchase these books online. They would be a nice cold winter night read-aloud for your family to enjoy together while learning about the history of our faith and the land of Scotland, which might give you insight into Pastor Goligher too!
(submitted by Sylvia Duggan for Tenth Church library)

Fulfilled Desires

Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Remember this proverb on motivation. If you desire a person to work hard towards a goal (produce more, win a competition, be nice to you, etc.), then see that desires are fulfilled along the way. Provide rewards. Positive motivation is more effective than negative motivation.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunday Sermon Saved!

We are thankful that our worshiper who fell ill during the 11:00 service is home and doing well. Thanks, especially to all who tended to him. One of the EMT's said to a deacon, "I can see that you care for one another, a community. You are a true church."

If you missed out on the full sermon whether at the 11:00 or the 9:00, when the speakers when mute for a number of minutes, do not despair. Here is the full sermon, Of Giants and Men.

Music Director/Organist and Contemporary Worship Leader Needed

The Armenian Presbyterian Church of Paramus NJ at 140 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ is looking for a full time Organist/Music Director and a part time/full time contemporary worship leader who will lead the worship during the newly established morning services. For more information or to submit resumes, contact Pastor Berj by email or phone at 201.819.2915.

Accumulating Wealth

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

This is a proverb we don't like. We all dream of being surprised by a large inheritance from an unknown relative or winning the lottery (from a ticket someone else bought for us). If only I could get rich now! But this proverb teaches that wealth gained quickly without effort is likely to dwindle easily. For it is those who, through diligence and wisdom build wealth, who will more likely use the same diligence and wisdom to maintain it.
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Real Freezing Weather

I know that the weather feels very cold today, but one person has asked prayer for Los Angeles which is also undergoing severe cold temperatures, as well. Here is a report.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Receiving Advice

Proverbs 13:10

By insolence comes nothing but strife,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.

This is insolence of pride. The insolent person rudely rebuffs help and counsel, especially from others whom he deems below himself. He believes it is beneath his dignity or a sign of weakness or a giving in of his authority. Thus the insolent professional does not need advice, especially from a nonprofessional. The person in authority will not take counsel from those under him.
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