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Pekin Manor Outreach – 2011

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

The 4th Monday of every month, a group of households from Providence Church gather at an area assisted living facility, Pekin Manor, to share the love of Jesus through song and...

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Investing Grace

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014

As we continue on in 2 Timothy, we come to the second chapter, a chapter that discusses endurance. And Paul starts off by giving Timothy a charge to be strong, in essence to endure....

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Events

The Reformation Day Faire

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013

For a review of the 2012 Faire, go here! October 17-19, 2014 “Register Today!“ “It is necessary always to stand upon this, that we must hold the glory of God in...

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Words from our Elders

Death of a Salesman

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014

Originally written July 30, 2008 James Michael McDonald, IV died this week. My father was 71. He was a salesman. In high school, I read Arthur Miller’s 1949 play, Death of a...

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Investing Grace

Investing Grace

Jul 20, 2014

As we continue on in 2 Timothy, we come to the second chapter, a chapter that discusses endurance. And Paul starts off by giving Timothy a charge to be strong, in essence to endure. But not based on his strength, rather, Timothy is to be strong in the grace that is in Jesus. And then, going on, he is called to commit the doctrines of Scripture to faithful me. We...

Evaluating Character

Evaluating Character

Jul 13, 2014

As we come to the last verses in chapter 1 of 2 Timothy, we see Paul mention three men. These men serve as examples of character. However, they are polar opposites. Two men live selfishly, one lives selflessly. Two men show forth conformity to the world, one shows forth courage to the Gospel. At one point, they all served together. But later, when opposition to...

Spiritual Deposits

Spiritual Deposits

Jul 6, 2014

Continuing on in 2 Timothy, we consider spiritual deposits, the deposit we make with God and the deposit God makes with us. These deposits are not based on a business agreement, but upon the relationship we are to have with Jesus. It is this relationship that gives us confidence, knowing that God is at work, and and through us, regardless of the circumstance. We...

Remembering God’s Gifts

Remembering God’s Gifts

Jun 15, 2014

Continuing in 2 Timothy, we start to see Paul develop the theme of loyalty to the Cross. Paul wrote this book, his final epistle, during a time of intense persecution. Christians around the Roman Empire were being arrested, incarcerated, tortured, and martyred. It was a time when standing for Jesus might mean the loss of all – including one’s...