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Wheaton, IL

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Living in Paradox – Eccl 7:1-14

10/21/2018
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Consider the following: “the first shall be last;” “to be great you need to be a servant;” “consider it all joy when you face various trials.” These are paradoxical statements that we can find in the Bible. A paradox should make us step back and think about the truth that is being presented. In our […] The post Living in Paradox – Eccl 7:1-14 appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Approach with Caution Eccl 5:1-7

10/14/2018
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How do you get ready to come to church? Oh yes we all choose our outfit. But what about our mindset? How do we prepare to join with others in turning our focus to God? Besides that, have you ever made a promise to God? Did you keep it? The Teacher reminds us each to […] The post Approach with Caution Eccl 5:1-7 appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

The Value of Community (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

10/7/2018
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Our digital age has provided opportunity for more and more people to be isolated. But God did not create us to live in isolation, but to live in community. The Teacher considers the importance of the most basic form of community, two people supporting one another. He leaves us with a mystery as we strive […] The post The Value of Community (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Stopping the Treadmill of Discontent (Ecclesiastes 4,5,6)

9/30/2018
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It seems that from the beginning of time as we know it, humanity has had an insatiable desire for some kind of personal prestige bound up in the false promises of wealth and power. We will take some time to look at these themes woven into Ecclesiastes chapters 4, 5, and 6. What we will […] The post Stopping the Treadmill of Discontent (Ecclesiastes 4,5,6) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Does anybody really know what time it is? (Ecclesiastes 3)

9/23/2018
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The teacher writes a beautiful poem describing the order in the universe. And yet he regrets that we still cannot know God’s work. He is frustrated by injustice and by the reality of desiring to know the future but only being able to live in the moment. So we are left with two options: adopt […] The post Does anybody really know what time it is? (Ecclesiastes 3) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Never Enough (Ecclesiastes 2)

9/16/2018
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What makes you stand in awe and wonder? What intrigues you? It seems as we live in this age of immediate information there is less that stirs wonder in our hearts. In Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 we discover that life lived on its own terms, no matter the pleasure, accumulation, or achievements is still a dead […] The post Never Enough (Ecclesiastes 2) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

It Doesn’t Make Sense…or Does it?

9/10/2018
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We search for meaning in a lot of places. We spend money trying to stave off the aging process. We amass wealth, and property, and grown up “toys” yet still as a culture we are not happy. We look to have greater influence and power and yet nothing really changes. What is the point? That […] The post It Doesn’t Make Sense…or Does it? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

It Doesn’t Make Sense…or Does it?

9/9/2018
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We search for meaning in a lot of places. We spend money trying to stave off the aging process. We amass wealth, and property, and grown up “toys” yet still as a culture we are not happy. We look to have greater influence and power and yet nothing really changes. What is the point? That […] The post It Doesn’t Make Sense…or Does it? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

God just wants me to be happy, right?

9/2/2018
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As we look at this last of our Christian Urban Legends it provides us an entry into our series in Ecclesiastes. Is my happiness really a priority to God? The answer to that question may surprise you. We will look at the concept of terms like happy, blessed, and joy in the Bible and in […] The post God just wants me to be happy, right? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Got Questions?

8/27/2018
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“Got Questions?” by Pastor Scott. The post Got Questions? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

A Ministry Method that Continues to Change the World

8/27/2018
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We live in a world of newer, and better ideas and gimmicks. Each promising to be better than the other. It is good to get back to basics. Today, we will discover that Jesus’ strategy to reach the world with the good news of salvation, is still applicable in 2018. The post A Ministry Method that Continues to Change the World appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Got Questions?

8/26/2018
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Over the past few weeks we have been collecting questions from our congregation. These have focused on matters in Scripture that have either been unclear or that have been unfortunately twisted into Christian Urban Myths. Today Pastor Scott will address those questions and seek to provide a Bible centered framework for thinking. The post Got Questions? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

A Ministry Method that Continues to Change the World

8/19/2018
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We live in a world of newer, and better ideas and gimmicks. Each promising to be better than the other. It is good to get back to basics. Today, we will discover that Jesus’ strategy to reach the world with the good news of salvation, is still applicable in 2018. The post A Ministry Method that Continues to Change the World appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

If I give 10% will God make me wealthy, right?

8/12/2018
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Some people look at God as an investment plan. They donate a percentage of income and God gives a return on their investment. But why is that not the case for every person? Where in the Bible are we commanded to tithe? What is God’s standard for giving? What does God promise me when I […] The post If I give 10% will God make me wealthy, right? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

“If I Have Faith I can do anything…right?”

8/5/2018
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Sometimes it seems people treat faith as a magic wand. We just wave it and God answers. Other times it can be used as a club to make God do what we want. So what is faith and how do we exercise it? We must be careful to trust God and not demand of God. […] The post “If I Have Faith I can do anything…right?” appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Does the Bible Teach that I must Forgive and Forget?

7/29/2018
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C.S. Lewis wrote: “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive…” (Mere Christianity p. 104). When we add to that reminder the idea that we must forgive and forget if we are to be Christlike, then forgiveness seems almost impossible. It is important to understand what forgiveness is, what it […] The post Does the Bible Teach that I must Forgive and Forget? appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Everything Happens for A Reason…or does it? (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28)

7/22/2018
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Does God manipulate situations and circumstances? Did God cause me to get sick and lose my job? Is it possible that some things just happen? As we think through the common statement “Everything happens for a reason” we have questions. For the Christ Follower they are questions about the sovereignty of God. We don’t know […] The post Everything Happens for A Reason…or does it? (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Do Everything In Love (1 Cor 16:13-14)

7/15/2018
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As the Apostle Paul wraps up his letter to the Corinthian church it seems that v. 14 stands out as the key reality. It is love that will compel the church to be generous, love that will guide them to listen to and follow leadership, and love that will truly refresh others. Ultimately, it is […] The post Do Everything In Love (1 Cor 16:13-14) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Eternal Makeover (1 Cor 15:35-58)

7/8/2018
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In some way, shape or form, we will each be changed. Our bodies that we have now are designed for this world. God will give us new bodies. Therefore, we do not need to fear the future or worry about physical death. Knowing what is coming should free us to serve fully right now. The post Eternal Makeover (1 Cor 15:35-58) appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.

Why Resurrection matters; even when it isn’t Easter

7/1/2018
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Resurrection is important to anyone who follows Jesus. Resurrection is important to the whole of the Christian faith. The resurrection of Jesus, proves our faith. The resurrection of Jesus gives us hope. The resurrection of Jesus holds us accountable for how we live as we will one day see him face to face. The fact […] The post Why Resurrection matters; even when it isn’t Easter appeared first on PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH.