PBC Latest Sermons The latest sermons from Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto California. https://www.pbc.org/libraries/sermon en-us Copyright 2017 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:29:03 -0700 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss traci_sterner@pbc.org Following Jesus in Silicon Valley The latest sermons from Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto California. Traci Chen traci_sterner@pbc.org No A Neutral Gospel? https://www.pbc.org/messages/58d175686526a94cd1b26012 https://www.pbc.org/messages/58d175686526a94cd1b26012 Throughout Acts, the Gospel has met a variety of responses. In today's story, the message creates a riot in the city of Ephesus. We will see the concern that Jesus challenges their way of life and economic stability. But just before it gets completely out of control, things are calmed down by one simple idea. Is that a good thing or not? We'll find out as we compare the way our culture considers the Gospel and its impact on life. Podcasts Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Paul Taylor No Throughout Acts, the Gospel has met a variety of responses. In today's story, the message creates a riot in the city of Ephesus. We will see the concern that Jesus challenges their way of life and economic stability. But just before it gets completely out of control, things are calmed down by one simple idea. Is that a good thing or not? We'll find out as we compare the way our culture considers the Gospel and its impact on life. Throughout Acts, the Gospel has met a variety of responses. In today's story, the message creates a riot in the city of Ephesus. We will see the concern that Jesus challenges their way of life and economic stability. But just before it gets completely out of control, things are calmed down by one simple idea. Is that a good thing or not? We'll find out as we compare the way our culture considers the Gospel and its impact on life. When Evil Does Its Worst https://www.pbc.org/messages/58c6df426e719c490303657d https://www.pbc.org/messages/58c6df426e719c490303657d Jesus sends us into the world—a world from which evil has not yet been vanquished. As he does so, we encounter all sorts of problems, some of which are wrapped up with evil. What do we do in the face of such problems? Podcasts Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 Scott Grant No Jesus sends us into the world—a world from which evil has not yet been vanquished. As he does so, we encounter all sorts of problems, some of which are wrapped up with evil. What do we do in the face of such problems? Jesus sends us into the world—a world from which evil has not yet been vanquished. As he does so, we encounter all sorts of problems, some of which are wrapped up with evil. What do we do in the face of such problems? A United Front https://www.pbc.org/messages/58c6df436e719c490303657e https://www.pbc.org/messages/58c6df436e719c490303657e Paul travels to Corinth and attempts to persuade the local Jews that the Messiah is Jesus. His message is met with significant opposition in the synagogue, enough so that he makes a new plan—to take the Gospel to the Gentiles in the city. Paul will stay in Corinth for a year and a half, even as Jewish opposition intensifies. How will he withstand those who want to harm him? Podcasts Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Corrie Gustafson No Paul travels to Corinth and attempts to persuade the local Jews that the Messiah is Jesus. His message is met with significant opposition in the synagogue, enough so that he makes a new plan—to take the Gospel to the Gentiles in the city. Paul will stay in Corinth for a year and a half, even as Jewish opposition intensifies. How will he withstand those who want to harm him? Paul travels to Corinth and attempts to persuade the local Jews that the Messiah is Jesus. His message is met with significant opposition in the synagogue, enough so that he makes a new plan—to take the Gospel to the Gentiles in the city. Paul will stay in Corinth for a year and a half, even as Jewish opposition intensifies. How will he withstand those who want to harm him? Connecting with Culture https://www.pbc.org/messages/58af8f4c64ac4d289556dd3a https://www.pbc.org/messages/58af8f4c64ac4d289556dd3a After being called to a new area of the world, Paul arrives in Athens, one of the most symbolically important cities of the ancient world. His engagement with the culture there gives us an incredible model of how to apply the Gospel of Jesus to a culture that needs to hear it. His method is different than what we would expect. And so are his results. Podcasts Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Paul Taylor No After being called to a new area of the world, Paul arrives in Athens, one of the most symbolically important cities of the ancient world. His engagement with the culture there gives us an incredible model of how to apply the Gospel of Jesus to a culture that needs to hear it. His method is different than what we would expect. And so are his results. After being called to a new area of the world, Paul arrives in Athens, one of the most symbolically important cities of the ancient world. His engagement with the culture there gives us an incredible model of how to apply the Gospel of Jesus to a culture that needs to hear it. His method is different than what we would expect. And so are his results. Hold It Up To The Light https://www.pbc.org/messages/58af8f4c64ac4d289556dd39 https://www.pbc.org/messages/58af8f4c64ac4d289556dd39 What are the good things from our culture that we should embrace? What are the bad things that we should shun? In Acts 17:1-15, we meet some people who will help us tell the difference. Podcasts Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Scott Grant No What are the good things from our culture that we should embrace? What are the bad things that we should shun? In Acts 17:1-15, we meet some people who will help us tell the difference. What are the good things from our culture that we should embrace? What are the bad things that we should shun? In Acts 17:1-15, we meet some people who will help us tell the difference. Unlikely People https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac743a753b666226b4e865 https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac743a753b666226b4e865 After receiving a vision from the Lord, Paul and his companions now sail across the Aegean Sea to the Roman province of Macedonia, eventually arriving at the city of Philippi. Here, in Philippi, they encounter three very unlikely people--people whom God used in the founding of the Philippian church. They encounter a Gentile businesswoman, a demon-possessed slave girl, and a Roman jailer. May God use this passage to encourage each of us, helping us to realize that he can use unlikely or ordinary people--people like ourselves--to accomplish his purposes and to genuinely make a difference! Podcasts Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Andy Burnham No After receiving a vision from the Lord, Paul and his companions now sail across the Aegean Sea to the Roman province of Macedonia, eventually arriving at the city of Philippi. Here, in Philippi, they encounter three very unlikely people--people whom God used in the founding of the Philippian church. They encounter a Gentile businesswoman, a demon-possessed slave girl, and a Roman jailer. May God use this passage to encourage each of us, helping us to realize that he can use unlikely or ordinary people--people like ourselves--to accomplish his purposes and to genuinely make a difference! After receiving a vision from the Lord, Paul and his companions now sail across the Aegean Sea to the Roman province of Macedonia, eventually arriving at the city of Philippi. Here, in Philippi, they encounter three very unlikely people--people whom God used in the founding of the Philippian church. They encounter a Gentile businesswoman, a demon-possessed slave girl, and a Roman jailer. May God use this passage to encourage each of us, helping us to realize that he can use unlikely or ordinary people--people like ourselves--to accomplish his purposes and to genuinely make a difference! Finding the Path https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac7439753b666226b4e572 https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac7439753b666226b4e572 Having settled the question of the Gentiles at the Jerusalem Council, Paul formulates a plan to revisit the churches planted on his first journey and embarks on what will be called the Second Missionary Journey. But as the trip begins, he faces the questions about who to take, how to prepare, and where to go. Watching him make those decisions helps us as we try to discern how God is sending us in our lives. Podcasts Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Paul Taylor No Having settled the question of the Gentiles at the Jerusalem Council, Paul formulates a plan to revisit the churches planted on his first journey and embarks on what will be called the Second Missionary Journey. But as the trip begins, he faces the questions about who to take, how to prepare, and where to go. Watching him make those decisions helps us as we try to discern how God is sending us in our lives. Having settled the question of the Gentiles at the Jerusalem Council, Paul formulates a plan to revisit the churches planted on his first journey and embarks on what will be called the Second Missionary Journey. But as the trip begins, he faces the questions about who to take, how to prepare, and where to go. Watching him make those decisions helps us as we try to discern how God is sending us in our lives. In Search of Oneness https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac7439753b666226b4e213 https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac7439753b666226b4e213 Throughout the book of Acts, we have seen the issue of Gentiles coming to faith bubbling up in different ways. In this chapter, we see a council at Jerusalem address the theologically critical issue of what Gentiles must do to be saved. As we do so, we'll learn about how to remove distinctions in the community of Christ and turn together toward Jesus to live in oneness. Podcasts Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Paul Taylor No Throughout the book of Acts, we have seen the issue of Gentiles coming to faith bubbling up in different ways. In this chapter, we see a council at Jerusalem address the theologically critical issue of what Gentiles must do to be saved. As we do so, we'll learn about how to remove distinctions in the community of Christ and turn together toward Jesus to live in oneness. Throughout the book of Acts, we have seen the issue of Gentiles coming to faith bubbling up in different ways. In this chapter, we see a council at Jerusalem address the theologically critical issue of what Gentiles must do to be saved. As we do so, we'll learn about how to remove distinctions in the community of Christ and turn together toward Jesus to live in oneness. The Rise of the Reconcilers https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac7437753b666226b4df91 https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac7437753b666226b4df91 undefined Podcasts Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Efrem Smith No undefined undefined Satisfied Hearts https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac743a753b666226b4e71d https://www.pbc.org/messages/58ac743a753b666226b4e71d People around here have been blessed; they just don’t know it. Oh, they may say they’re blessed, but how many of them believe in a bless-er? Jesus sends us, first of all, to the places where we live, work, and study. Might he be sending us to tell them that they’re blessed? Podcasts Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Scott Grant No People around here have been blessed; they just don’t know it. Oh, they may say they’re blessed, but how many of them believe in a bless-er? Jesus sends us, first of all, to the places where we live, work, and study. Might he be sending us to tell them that they’re blessed? People around here have been blessed; they just don’t know it. Oh, they may say they’re blessed, but how many of them believe in a bless-er? Jesus sends us, first of all, to the places where we live, work, and study. Might he be sending us to tell them that they’re blessed?