Pastoral Ponderings

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Strength in numbers

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Last Sunday we started a new series called “Biblical Community 101.” We saw that the Trinity both models perfect oneness and desires fellowship with us too. This Sunday we’ll continue our series by looking at a few Old Testament examples of Biblical community. I’ll be referencing Veggie Tales classics as well as a song popular on Christian radio right now.  My hope is that we’ll see the importance of strength in numbers.  Please join us in person on Sunday at 9:30 for English and 11 for Chinese! If you can’t make it in person, you can still join us online by going through […]

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Avoiding the “Post-Easter Crash”

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It was a great and glorious Easter weekend, wasn’t it? And it was also busy. So busy, with extra activities that you might now find yourself in the midst of a “Post-Easter Crash.” Maybe it is all the Easter candy. Maybe it is reintroducing food or something else you fasted during Lent. Or maybe it is the feeling of going through the motions; “life goes on!” So how do we avoid, or dig out of, the “Post-Easter Crash?” We turn to God. We fellowship with Him and with other believers. And we try to build on the resurrection power available for […]

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Evidence that demands a decision

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Holy Week is upon us once again. The week that we focus even more on the Lord Jesus’ death for our sins and resurrection on Easter morning.  But what evidence do we have for this celebration? On Sunday we’ll look at 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, and we’ll examine clear evidence that demands a decision.  Please join us in person on Sunday at 7:00AM for our combined English and Chinese Sunrise Service with communion! If you can’t make it in person, you can still join us online by going through our website: www.tcbcf.org then hit “watch livestream.”  We’ll follow our sunrise service time with a special combined […]

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Fascination with royalty

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We seem to have a fascination with royalty. A recent interview with part of the British royal family sent that family and the rest of the world into a tizzy. (That’s a good Southern word by the way.) Wedding ceremonies for members of that same family were some of the most watched weddings ever. We seem to take royalty seriously. Or do we? This Sunday we’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday once again. We’ll see the nation of Israel going through the motions of welcoming a king into Jerusalem. But we’ll also see that they missed the bigger picture. They had […]

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Grace on the run

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Many of us (but not all) have never had to literally run for our lives. We haven’t faced a situation that called for it. Most of us have pretty routine, day to day lives. Some might even call our lives “boring.”  The reality is, we should probably be doing a lot more “running” than we are! We all have deadly enemies seeking to do us in. Often, we don’t realize it until it is too late. Then we’re trapped once again! That’s the bad news. But there is good news.  We can flee temptation.  When we do, there is always […]