Exceeding Our Goal (By Dan Barfell)

On Sunday, November 19, we took a special offering for our annual Thanksgiving Offering. Our goal was to raise $20,000 on this one Sunday to help supply clean drinking water to our newly adopted village of Ahumbe, Nigeria. I am so glad to report to you that by God’s grace and your generosity, we exceeded our goal!
 

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Serve Like Jesus (By Dan Adams)

To be like Jesus…it’s one of our highest callings, greatest challenges, and supreme privileges. To be like Jesus has been, and will continue to be, my life-long goal. Christians often talk about being Christ-like. But what does that really look like? I want practical steps.

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Give Thanks: Part 2 (By Matt Williams)

Last week, I noted that we had entered the Christmas season, but tucked away in the middle of all this hullabaloo is a neat little, often unnoticed holiday called Thanksgiving. We briefly looked at Psalm 138:1, “I WILL GIVE you thanks WITH ALL my heart” (emphasis added), and you were challenged by David to truly GIVE THANKS.

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Give Thanks (By Matt Williams)

 We have officially entered the Christmas season, yet my calendar says we’re still 53 days away. And tucked in the middle of all the holiday madness is an often under-noticed holiday…Thanksgiving.

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Community Connections (By Pam Scott)

God weaves the tapestry in our lives in such a way that it helps us to point others to Him. Just recently, I attended a celebration for a double lung recipient. There were approximately 150 people from the community there. Most of them I didn’t know.
 
As I entered, I was asked if I would be willing to pray before we enjoyed dinner together. Of course, what a privilege to be able to share that this was truly a miracle and give glory to the One who made the miracle happen.

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A Guest: What’s It Like? (By Kraig Anderson)

I’ve been motivated and inspired by Pastor Dan’s approach to the renewal at PHBC. His message series on renewal starting with each of us individually, with me, is certainly where church renewal must start.

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Stony Glen Campout (By Dan Adams)

One of my favorite places in the entire world is Stony Glen Camp, which is conveniently only about an hour’s drive from home. I love this place for so many reasons: the beautiful sets of waterfalls, the comfortable and quiet cabins, the peaceful lake, and the endless paths through the forest. When I want to get away into nature, this is the place.

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ReNEW Me: The ABCs of Personal Revival (By Dan Barfell)

Can we be honest for a moment? I mean, really honest? There have been periods in my life where my spiritual life – my walk with Jesus – felt worn out, distant, tired, and empty. Truthfully, there have been times where I have been ready to quit. You ever felt that way? I’m guessing if you’re anything like me, red-blooded human, you have. There comes a time when what we really need is nothing short of a personal, spiritual renewal from the Lord Himself!

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Designed for a Purpose (By Tim H.)

Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it. These all look to you, to give them their food in due season. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground. May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works… (Psalm 104:25-31)

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Investing in Others (By Pam Scott)

What an honor and privilege it has been for me to serve at PHBC for 42 years. And one thing the Lord has really shown me is the importance of being invested in lives for the long haul.

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