Friday, August 30, 2013

Sinfonia Sacra

Sinfonia Sacra is Tenth's chamber orchestra for high school–adult instrumentalists. Rehearsals are Sundays from 4:45-5:45pm and performances are monthly on Sunday evenings for Soli Deo Gloria. For more information, please contact Luke Carlson.

TCF Prayer Request

Pray for our firsts. Pray for the first campus groups that started this last week and pray for our first metro large group that starts this Sunday! Pray that the gospel is both effectively shared and exemplified.

A Bubbling Brook

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters;
the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

This proverb seems to be presenting a contrast between the words of sinful man that hide motive, like the deep waters which hide what is underneath, and the words of the wise which is refreshing and clear like a bubbling brook. We are as likely to use words to miscommunicate than to communicate. We use words to hide our true feelings, to camouflage our real intentions. We sometimes use words to disguise our ignorance. So-called intellectuals and scholars will at times rely on esoteric (hard to understand) words merely to seem deep.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Looking for Housing

I am a member of PCA church. I am looking for short term and/or long term housing situation. I am interested in sharing an apt. or house. I work / do research / study in biomedical engineering at Drexel. Please contact me at: 484-354-8070.  Thanks. Daryoush Ekhterae:


Camp William Penn Celebration

You are invited to help Celebrate Historical La Mott and Honor the United States Colored Troops 150th Anniversary and the founding of Camp William Penn.

Date: September 21, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Historical La Mott
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Women's Bible Study in New Jersey

A women's Bible study in South Jersey begins Wednesday Sept 18 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 520 Kings Highway South, Cherry Hill. Childcare available. The study runs from 9:30-11:30 and includes time for fellowship and prayer. We will be studying Hebrews using Nancy Guthrie's study guide, Hoping for Something Better. For more information contact Jessie Yang - jjbyang(AT) or Amy Voorhis - amy(AT) Study guides are available on 9/15 after morning services on Spruce Street.

What Wickedness Brings

Proverbs 18:3

When wickedness comes, contempt comes also,
and with dishonor comes disgrace.

One would think that a truth so obvious would have a sobering affect on the wicked. And yet, far from avoiding behavior that leads to disgrace, they all the more pursue their immoral and wicked ways, even basking in the notoriety that results. For the wicked are also fools who mistake shame for honor and contempt for respect. They value the praise and respect of other fools and disdain the opinion of the wise and honorable. They also value being in the spotlight for whatever reason. If it must take wicked behavior to stand out, then so be it. Indeed, that is the behavior they enjoy most.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sunday Services 9/1/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The Gospel According to Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel” (Isaiah 1:1). Hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Be Thou My Vision; Immortal Honours.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Christina Corbett, soprano; Eve Hyzer, mezzo-soprano
(6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “That You May Believe… The Word Became Flesh” (John 1:1–14). Hymns: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; Fairest Lord Jesus; Thou Art the Everlasting Word.

Looking for Housing

I am looking for an apartment to share or a room in a house starting the end of August or beginning of September, near public transportation. I'm also looking for a job for at least a semester. I'm a good cook! I just finished my second year at Oberlin Conservatory in piano and have often worked as an accompanist.  Contact Joshua:


The Amazing Journey of Flat Liam

A tragic thing happened this summer: a shelf of books fell on Liam as he prepared his Sunday sermon instantly flattening him. At first perturbed, the staff quickly saw the opportunity to send him abroad while he could travel for the price of a stamp and the second-graders at WOW busied themselves writing explanatory letters and sending him on a world tour.

Our friends, Matt and Tara in West Africa, recently posted an account of his visit with them. It's a must-read as you conclude the summer:

A visit with Pastor Liam: part 1, part 2, part 3

P.S. Liam wants to be sure everyone realizes it's "Flat Liam", not "Fat Liam."

For Sale: The Expositor’s Bible Commentary

Twelve volumes. Set is like new - many of the volumes have never been opened. Edited by Frank Gaebelein, with contributions from evangelical scholars such as Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., D.A. Carson, Merrill C. Tenney, James Montgomery Boice, and Leon Morris (to name a few).  Comments are comprehensive and detailed. Organization is verse-by-verse. Great for use with leading small groups, teaching Sunday school or any class on the Bible, or personal study.  $150 or best offer. 
Contact Kelsey Pfeifer

The Opinionated Fool

Proverbs 18:2

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.

It is hard to get in a word in a conversation with a fool. Even when he asks you a question, he interrupts before you can say much. He must give his opinion, tell his story, listen to his own voice. And all the while he thinks that he is earning your good opinion of him. Surely he must be wise to be able to have an opinion about everything; certainly he must be intelligent to know so much. Of course the truth is that he has revealed his foolishness and ignorance. If only he would heed the counsel of Proverb 17:28 and keep silent; at least then some may mistake him for being intelligent.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Grace and Peace Wishes

Grace and Peace now has an Amazon wish-list where you can purchase items to help the ministry.

New Believers In Colombia

Pray for the many people, like this group of boys below, who made professions of faith during the Tenth short-term trip. Pray also for the encouragement and building up of the churches in Santa Marta, Varela, Taganga, and Barranquilla.


Proverbs 18:1

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.

The thought here is not that it is wrong to seek solitude or even to work alone. Rather, it speaks to the person who has fortressed himself against companionship. He may be like the hurt lover of Paul Simon's song "I Am a Rock," who isolates himself from relationships so that he might not be hurt again. He may be the disenchanted idealist who gives up his dreams and loses respect for his neighbors. Or he may be the epitome of the American hero - the person who "goes it alone," who lives for himself.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Silent Value

Proverbs 17:28

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

The point of this proverb and the previous one is that the best use of words comes from a measured restraint, or to use a common phrase - think before you speak. The problem with the fool is that he speaks quickly without considering his words. He speaks on impulse. He does not consider how others perceive him as he is speaking.
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