Friday, March 15, 2013

2013 Liberia Short-Term Team Donations

The 2013 Liberia Short-Term Team is also in need of a few old suitcases in order to transport medical supplies for the clinic. You can bring them to the donation table in Reception Hall on Sunday, March 17.

Christian Advocates

Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia is having their annual conference on "Christian Advocacy" March 22-23. Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome, Asher Edward!

Ron and Juli Hoch are pleased to announce the birth of Asher Edward, born March 13. He came in 6lbs, 10oz, and 20 in.

Sunday Services 3/17/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Active Service” (2 Timothy 2:1–7). Hymns: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; In Christ Alone; Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.
Parish 1 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Trombone/bass trombone/tuba ensemble playing works of Grieg and Bach.
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Tempted: Adam, Jesus, and Me—The Bondage of the Will” (Ephesians 2:1–10). Hymns: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!; The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.
The service will include communion

Neighborly Sin

Proverbs 14:21

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

This proverb is likely intended to complement the previous proverb:
The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
but the rich has many friends.

The poor may be disliked by his neighbor, but that neighbor then is sinning. Here's the point. Our attitude towards out neighbor is not to be controlled by the condition of our neighbor. Remember Jesus' teaching through his parable of the Good Samaritan. The question is not to be Who is my neighbor? but To whom will I be a neighbor? And the answer is that we are to treat everyone as our neighbors whom we are to love.
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TCF Member and Star Tennis Player

Alex Ion plays tennis for the University of Pennsylvania but also faithfully comes to Tenth and TCF! She is highlighted in Penn's student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, for her great match during spring break.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Short-Term Trips Seminars

Are you called to short-term missions? Plan to attend the first training seminar this Sunday, March 17 in the 315 building following the 11:00 AM service. Lunch is provided. Attending training is a requirement for Tenth trip participation.

Liberia Short-Term Team Donations

The 2013 Liberia short-term team will collect toiletry items in Reception Hall this Sunday, March 17, in preparation for ministering in the orphanages.  Requested items include: children's Tylenol, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bandages, gauze, antibiotic ointment, soap, washcloths, undergarments, children's and teens' summer shirts, and used laptops.

The Poor and the Rich

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
but the rich has many friends.

This is an "observation" proverb, not one intended to instruct us on how we should be. It makes the unpleasant observation that a poor person must go through extra effort to prove himself to be a "good" person, while a rich person would have to make the effort to prove himself not a good friend.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spruce Hill/CCA Open House

Thursday, March 21 at 9:30 am
Spruce Hill Christian School/City Center Academy
Elementary and Middle School Campus
4115 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia
At Spruce Hill/CCA, our mission is to train students' minds, disciple their hearts and bring light to the city--one child at a time. In keeping with this mission, we are committed to making our college-preparatory Christian education accessible for families from diverse backgrounds. We invite you join us on Thursday, March 21.

Come, see God's work in our community.

Full-Time Accountant Position

The Defender Association of Philadelphia has a full-time position open for a Financial and Benefits Accountant. Below is the information. If you have questions, you may contact Donna Paganucci.

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The Veritas Forum

Liam has renewed an interest in the church for apologetics - the defense of the Christian faith. A member sent this website in as a resource - The Veritas Forum.

Sexual Abuse Recovery

Sexual Abuse Recovery Group For Women
Spring 2013

The experience of sexual abuse has long term, far reaching, and deeply wounding effects for those who have been impacted, and the road to recovery – and, eventually, hope – can be anything but simple.
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Speaking the Truth in Love

I have published on Kindle and Nook my manuscript on Speaking the Truth in Love. Click the respective publishers to access the page that presents the three ebooks I have. Nook also lists Come to the Waters, which is available on Kindle, as well.

Bow Down

Proverbs 14:19

The evil bow down before the good,
the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

How galling for the wicked! They are wicked precisely because they refuse to bow down before the good. We may be quick to point out that many do not bow down, that they get away with their wickedness; perhaps, but many also do have to bow down. Typically, the good do not end up in jail; quite often, the wicked are brought to justice. For every instance of injustice in the courts, they are many instances of justice carried out.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

A Response to Richard Dawkins

A Response to Richard Dawkins’ March 12th Lecture, from a Panel of Christian Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania:

Prof. Peter Dodson, Paleontology (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Prof. Jim Kirkpatrick, Ultrasound Imaging & Cardiovascular Ethics (Perelman School of Medicine)
Prof. David Skeel, Corporate Law (Penn Law)
Prof. Ray Townsend, Physiology, Renal Hypertension Division (Perelman School of Medicine
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Proverbs 14:18

The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

The simple complains about his bad luck. He can't seem the find the right job; he always gets the unfair teacher; he never gets a break. He can't see what everyone else sees - that his folly leads him into further folly. The prudent, on the other hand, because he is prudent learns and benefits from his experiences so that he turns both bad and good experiences into opportunity for knowledge that benefits him.
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