Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome, Willard Dale!

Anthony and Heather Buller are pleased to announce the birth of Willard (Will) Dale, born March 16, 8lbs, 7ozs.

Friday, March 22, 2013

House for Rent

A Tenth member sent the following in:

Available for rent: A single family home, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, full basement, and attic for storage. Located in Westville, NJ; 2 minutes from I-295 and 10 minutes from the PATCO high speed line. Asking $1,200.00 /month. Interested parties contact 856-845-5076

Confident Fear

Proverbs 14:26

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.

The fear of the Lord produces confidence, for to properly fear the Lord is to recognize him as the Sovereign God who rules over his creation for his glory. It is to recognize that nothing takes place outside his control and that he always carries out his will, a will that is higher than our understanding as the heavens are higher than the earth.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

MCO lunch on Sunday, April 7

Rev. Will Spokes will be speaking on evangelism at the next Medical Campus Outreach lunch on Sunday, April 7, 12:45-2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall West. All allied healthcare students and professionals are invited. Will served for several years as a campus pastor with Reformed University Fellowship at Duke University, so he is experienced with sharing the gospel in a secular setting.
Tenth Church Preschool is accepting applications for a part-time teacher. If you are creative, love children, and have experience teaching preschool or early elementary grades, you are encouraged to apply! The full job description is available here. For further information or to submit your resume, please email Terri Taylor.

CRTS Books

Looking for good Reformed books translated into Chinese? Check out this site.

Saving Truth

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

The witness who truthfully testifies to the innocence or guilt of a suspect...the witness who brings to light criminal conduct...the witness to truth who is willing to expose false teaching and refute false reasoning or accusations...the witness who speaks the whole truth, not merely what is critical or congratulatory...the witness who led by the Witness bears testimony to the truth of the Gospel and to Jesus Christ - such a witness saves lives, be they physical, intellectual, or spiritual.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Rise of the "Nones"

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has come out with a survey revealing that the number of Americans with no religion affiliation is rapidly growing. Here is the report.

Centurions Program

The Centurions Program is a study program started by Chuck Colson intended to prepare Christians to think and act biblically in today's culture. Tenth members John and Lori Kempen participated in 2006 and recommend it. For more information, go to this site.

Sunday Services 3/24/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Remember Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:8–13). Hymns: All Glory, Laud, and Honor; Hallelujah!; My Dear Redeemer and My Lord; Jesus! The Name High Over All. The service will include communion.
Parish 2 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Bryan Anderson leading a “Hymns of Passiontide” Hymn Service.
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Tempted: Adam, Jesus, and Me—Our Ancient Foe” (Ephesians 6:10–20). Hymns: Fairest Lord Jesus; Praise the Lord; Ye Heavens Adore Him; Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him!

Biblical Stewardship

For online Bible and Bible reference work, I typically use the popular site, You can now sign-up for a variety of daily and weekly devotions or newsletters. The latest weekly newsletter is by Tenth elder Bryce Bartruff, called Biblical Principles Governing Stewardship. Sign up for it here.

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The Jesus Story Book Bible

Marion:  I just found out that the Kindle edition of  The Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is currently available for only $1.99! 
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The Wealth of Wisdom

Proverbs 14:24

The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.

Wisdom often leads to literal financial wealth, for though the wise do not prize wealth, they nevertheless prize the behavior that is conducive to building wealth. They are not spendthrifts, wasting money on what is trivial, vain, and of low quality.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Host Family Needed for a 7-year-old

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) at Bethany Christian Services received a request for help from the mother of a 7-year-old boy. She will be hospitalized for five days in mid-April and has no one to care for her child. In order to host through SFFC a family must successfully complete an approval process that includes an application, references, clearances, online training and a home screening. The 5-day hosting will include 3 school days. Transportation to and from the child's school in the Overbrook section of the Philly will need to be provided by the host family or another volunteer that has completed clearances. If you would consider hosting this child or providing transportation, please contact Jill Page at or 215-376-6200 ext 6123.

Employment Opportunity: Fourth Grade Teacher, Spruce Hill/CCA

Spruce Hill Christian School/City Center Academy is seeking an exemplary fourth grade teacher. Teachers are responsible for executing the Spruce Hill curriculum for planning, instructing and assessing students while maintaining a rigorous academic program. The teacher filling this position must have a commitment to Christ and urban Christian education, and must be relentless in their pursuit of academic excellence as biblical principles are integrated throughout the curriculum.  The desire to disciple students and partner with parents is a must.
Contact: Stephanie M. Hook, Principal
215-382-7839 or      
For more information, click here.


Tenth member David Walton has come out with his second novel. His first book, Terminal Mind, won the 2008 Phillip K. Dick award for best paperback science fiction novel published in the U.S. This novel, Quintessence,  is an alternate-history fantasy novel that takes place in the sixteenth century: the time of the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Age of Discovery.
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Mind and Cosmos

Do you find yourself uneasy, even fearful, with the attacks of materialist scientists against belief in God? You might find this review of an atheist philosopher's book of interest - Mind and Cosmos. It seems that even an atheist can find the claims of materialistic science unreasonable. It is a long article but well worth reading to the end.

Profitable Labor

Proverbs 14:23

In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Or to put it in modern terms - just do it! Be reluctant to make promises; be resolved to carry out commitments. And definitely let the making of excuses be rare. If you demonstrate through your actions that you keep commitments, that you labor conscientiously, taking pride in your work, then you do not need excuses for the few times you might fail. Your work reputation is developed by the actual work you do, not by your ability to talk about your ability and especially not by your ability to make excuses for yourself.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Home for Lilly

I am looking for a home for my uncle's dog Lilly. Lilly is a lab mix, 10 1/2 years, 60 lbs, and healthy. She has a gentle demeanor. The catch is that three times in the last year, she has attacked three different dogs in or near her house. So, we are looking for a home without other pets. Email me if you are interested or know of a home for her.
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Grace and Peace Video

Westminster Seminary has made a great 11 minute video of Jonathan Olsen's ministry with Grace and Peace. Check it out here.

Welcome, Emmanuel David de Jesús!

Jonathan and Rachel Olsen are pleased to announce the birth of Emmanuel David de Jesús, born 1:45pm, March 11.

Bethany Walk

On June 1, 2013, Bethany Christian Services is hosting "A Home for Every Child Walk &; 5K" at Mondauk Common, Ambler, PA.

Event benefits Bethany Christian Services in Elkins Park who believes every child should be in a loving and stable family.
Bethany "helps families stay together and finds families for kids who need them."
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What We May Meet

Proverbs 14:22

Do they not go astray who devise evil?
Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.

Those who devise evil certainly go astray from the path of righteousness; they also go astray and miss what they desire (unless they believe such things do not exist) - steadfast love and faithfulness. Who does not desire to have friends and family who love them and will remain faithful to them? The most wicked man wants someone to count on. If he claims that he doesn't, it is only because he is disillusioned, believing that love and faithfulness are empty dreams. He does not connect his behavior with his failure to find such things.
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