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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (April 2024 through June 2024)

Brooks, Richard. The Name High over All: A Commentary on Hebrews. Evangelical Press: Leyland, 2016. This is a volume within the Welwyn Commentary Series. They are usually collected expositional sermons from someone's series on a particular book of the Bible. However, Brooks seems to have taken that extra step to make this a true commentary (If his sermons are like what he...

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Youth Mission Trip to Kentucky

Recently our youth group took a mission trip to Henderson, KY from June 17-22. We had a great time there spreading the Gospel and being the hands and feet of Jesus! When we got to World Changers, we split up into different teams that would be working all throughout the community of Henderson to help with different construction and house projects for residents in need. Whil...

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PBC Women's Conference - April 2024

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.Let your reasonablenessbe known to everyone.The Lord is at hand;do not be anxious about anything,but in everything by prayer and supplicationwith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.Andthe peace of God,which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, bro...

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Daily Devotions

I am often asked, 'where do I start when I want to get more Word intake in my daily devotional?' I have several suggestions. Number one is just read a portion of a single book of the bible each day. Slow down and meditate upon that. A bible reading plan will help with this. But then there are some who would like a little more teaching and guidance as they read. So, are dai...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (January 2024 through March 2024)

Howe, Sean. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. Harper Collins: New York, 2012. I grew up reading comic books. I think my parents would tell you that is where my passion for reading first developed. Now, when you combine reading comics and history, you would think you would have a winner for me. Sean Howe traces the beginnings of Marvel with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby all the ...

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Why We Should Clean-up Our Membership Rolls

Recently we gathered for our annual business meeting and received many great testimonies of God's faithfulness throughout the year while looking forward with great hope and anticipation of the upcoming new year. During the pastor's annual update, we announced that we would be "cleaning up" our church rolls and focusing on those who are not functionally participating in our...

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How We Address the Absent Member

Hebrews 10:24-2524 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Dear Brothers and Sisters of PBC, In this season of the life of our church we have been thinking about and discussing the importance of meaning...

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2023 Elders’ Report

As we come to the end of the Annual Meeting, I would like to read our 2023 Psalm of the Year: Psalm 8 To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. [1] O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. [2] Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of yo...

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Pastor Blair’s Top Ten Books of 2023

Reviews can be found in previous blogs. Hamilton, Pauline. To A Different Drum. 10ofthose Publishing: Leyland, UK, 2023 Beale, G.K. D.A. Carson, Benjamin Gladd, and Andrew Naselli (eds.). Dictionary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Baker Academic: Grand Rapids, 2023. Ventura, Robin (Ed). A New Exposition of the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689....

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (October 2023 through December 2023)

Ascol, Thomas (ed.), Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry. Founders Press: Cape Coral, 2016. This is a collection of essays written in the form of letters to a fictional young minister ("Timothy") as he begins his first pastorate. The wisdom comes from a variety of well-respected Reformed ministers and scholars from the United States and International. Such names as...

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