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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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Considering Preaching

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014

As we enter the final chapter of this amazing book, we hear some of the Apostle Paul’s final words. He knows he is soon to die, yet his concern is not for himself, rather it...

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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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Considering Preaching

Considering Preaching

Sep 29, 2014

As we enter the final chapter of this amazing book, we hear some of the Apostle Paul’s final words. He knows he is soon to die, yet his concern is not for himself, rather it is for the a little church and a man assigned to lead that congregation. And in the first two verses of this chapter, Paul gives Timothy his chief jon description, which is to preach...

The Power of the Scriptures

The Power of the Scriptures

Sep 21, 2014

One thing that rings clear in the book of 2nd Timothy is the fact that the church is a church at war. Spiritual warfare is happening all the time, all around us. And, the church faces adversaries outside her wall, but even more challenging than that are the adversaries inside her gates. How do we develop the spiritual disciplines necessary to stand strong in...

Disciples who Disciple

Disciples who Disciple

Sep 14, 2014

As we continue in the third chapter of 2nd Timothy, Paul gives us marks of a disciple of Jesus. We see in this text that a disciple will be one who understands their mission, and who execute it faithfully for the glory of God. And we see that there is a reason why each of us should individually come to know and embrace our particular mission – it is...

Dealing with Creeps

Dealing with Creeps

Sep 7, 2014

Today, we completed the first paragraph in chapter 3 of 2nd Timothy. This paragraph shows forth Paul’s great love for the church and Ephesus, and also his great fear. Paul knew the church would face attacks. Those from the outside were certainly expected. But Paul was concerned that the church would not see the inevitable attacks from within. This text...