Newsletter

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

On December 1st, 2014, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

Your church is mightily blessed.  Surely you know this.  I have the privilege of experiencing this more than most members, since my involvement is broader by virtue being pastor.  If I were forced to prioritize our blessings, which is not really possible, I think it is how the Lord glorifies Himself by continually adding  to..

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News Flash

On September 1st, 2014, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

News Flash . . . Summer’s over! Yep, you don’t want to hear it, but it’s true. Now, I know fall does not “technically” start until September 22 (my birthday, hint, hint) but, when the kids go back to school and football games get fired up it is, for all intent and purpose, the end..

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May 2014 Newsletter – Money Matters and More

On April 29th, 2014, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

It seems to me that last winter was the harshest in years. The unrelenting snow fall and cold took their toll on all of us. They also stressed our church’s budget. The increased costs of heat and snow removal were considerable. The weather also affected attendance and when members stay away their contributions usually do..

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April 2014 Newsletter

On March 31st, 2014, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

Although it’s late March the temperature outside is in the twenties and snow is in the forecast as I write this article. This has been a winter to remember (or forget). I’m sure we all look forward to a long break from the cold. We know it is coming, but not exactly when. That’s the..

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March 2014 Newletter

On March 1st, 2014, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

Lifelines is great way to bring you the latest happenings at our church. I hope you enjoy reading about what the Lord’s doing through PBC. I had a recent conversation with one member who usually works on Sundays. She relayed that she and four co-workers take time to listen to our radio ministry when she’s..

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New Years News

On January 1st, 2014, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

As most of you know, on Sunday, December 22, the church approved plans and financing for the renovation of the fellowship hall and it’s restrooms. Amen! What a needful project. Although we will experience some inconvenience, I think you’ll agree it’s worth it. Our goal is to be finished by early March. Church planters, Adam..

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October Newsletter – Anticipation

On September 30th, 2013, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

I’m old enough to remember the Carly Simon song, “Anticipation.” I recall it was used for a Heinz Ketchup commercial to build a sense of tasty expectancy in consumers. I’m young enough to still enjoy the experience of anticipation. This is especially true when considering what the Lord has in store for Pittsburgh Baptist Church...

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September Newsletter – Will There be Mormons in Heaven?

On August 26th, 2013, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

While preaching through Obadiah I asked the questions, “Do you think there wont be Catholics in heaven; do you think there wont be any Mormons in heaven?” Though I thought the context of my query was well framed, it’s been brought to my attention that these questions stirred even more in some listeners. So, a..

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August Newsletter – The Cost and Consolation of Discipleship

On July 31st, 2013, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

Martin Luther said, A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.” -Galaxie Software. (2002). 10,000 Sermon Illustrations. Biblical Studies Press. The Lord’s most recognizable lesson on the cost of discipleship invokes the cross. Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and..

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July Newsletter – It’s Not Right

On June 30th, 2013, posted in: Newsletter by 0 Comment

Pittsburgh Baptist Church has been on an aggressive investment track for the past five years. Not long after I became pastor the we started the process of renovating the church. Most of you know it cost over $400,000.00. It is an investment that has paid sizable dividends. In this time Sunday attendance has grown 300%...

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