This Christmas, there is one gift that nearly everyone hopes they will experience, PEACE. This is a central message of the Bible. The word peace is used over 325 times throughout the Scriptures and is a key theme of the Christmas story. One of the prophetic lines used 700 years before the first Christmas is […]
One of the most important aspects of the Christian life is prayer. It is truly a privilege for every believer. James closes out his practical and powerful book by talking about the practice and promises of prayer. It is helpful to read and apply the guidance that James gives.
God has gifted His church with pastors. Individuals who have been gifted and selected to lead and minister to His people. Pastors are not perfect, but 99% of them are called to care for the people like a loving shepherd cares for his flock. In the coming days, Portland Christian Center will be selecting a […]
No one wants to have weak faith. Everyone wants to face life with strong faith, make decisions with clarity, and face challenges with courage. James 2 focuses on true and authentic faith and helps the reader to understand the difference between “saving faith” and “showing faith” James 2 focuses on true and authentic faith and helps […]
This week we celebrated moms. They have one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs in the world. The Bible elevates moms, while the culture tends to diminish and at times dismiss the sacred role of mothers. Our study this week is intended to help us capture the importance and role of moms today and […]