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Study Introduction

12/8/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Core Values
Inviting, Welcoming and Friendly Gatherings

We believe that God wants us to live together, study His word together, worship together, invest in His kingdom together but not be an exclusive group that is unwelcoming to new friends. God is building His church, He adds to and takes away from His church as He sees fit. We want to make sure we do not repel those God calls to worship here,

12/1/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Core Values
Real, Participatory Worship

Worship and its many styles have been a source of contention from the beginning of the church through today. Churches split over conflicts dealing with worship. We too often get angry with others who disagree with us about worship. Some hate singing, some love singing. Our 5th core value is worship that is real and participatory…

11/24/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Core Values
Investing in God’s Work Here and Around the World

The resources and talents that we have we often use with little to no thought that everything we have is a gift from God and we are going to give an accounting of all of it to Him one day. We hold on to our time, talents and money as if it is really ours but in truth it is all His. Our 4th core value reminds us that we want to invest in His Kingdom and not ours…

11/17/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Core Values
Authenticity (accuracy, credibility, legitimacy)

We value being authentic with each other, in the world we live in and ultimately because we will all stand before God. We believe Authenticity is seen in how we handle God’s Word, how we treat each other and if what we say is reliable and true. We want to be authentic because God Himself is authentic, genuine and true. He calls us to put on His own character and places us in a world that is starkly the opposite.

11/10/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Core Values
Relationships that are Honest & True

The 2nd value we hold to here is the relationships formed by having a passion to know and obey God’s word. God brings us together, we live life together, we come together to praise Him, learn about Him, serve Him and this creates the community we call Prairie Baptist Fellowship. Are you contributing to this community or simply taking from it? We come together to be a mutual aid society in a world that seems to care less for us…

11/3/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Core Values
Passion to Know and Obey God's Word

We are going to look at our core values as a church. Core values are what define and direct the mission of the church. All of us have core values, we use them to make decisions on moment by moment basis. We use our core values to determine what we spend money on and prioritize our time and talents. As we look at our church’s core values, what are your personal core values?

10/27/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 16

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Final Instructions

Paul’s final words are certainly specific for the church at Corinth, but also filled with ideas that are practically important for us as well. The challenge comes for us to know what is meant to be directly applied and what requires us to uncover the underlying principle. There is plenty here for all of us to consider: If I am a saint, am I acting like it?

10/20/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 16

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
The Collection

Nothing makes church members more uncomfortable than a pastor talking about money; but there is nothing more uncomfortable for a pastor than speaking on money. One of the issues Paul was straightening out with Corinth was this collection he was gathering for the poor and needy in Jerusalem. More about giving will be included in the 2nd letter to Corinth but he lays down some practical principles in this 1st letter.

10/13/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Communion
Communion

We remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in song, word and by partaking of the communion elements together.

10/6/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 15

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Personal Resurrection

It is one thing to believe in Jesus resurrection, but what happens to me and my loved ones when we die? Jesus is God, resurrection makes sense for Him, but what about us? This personal nature to resurrection is important for several reasons. It gives hope, it provides a purpose for the sufferings we endure and it compels us to serve one another.

9/29/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 15

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
The Importance of the Resurrection

Can one be a follower of Jesus while also doubting His resurrection? Paul clearly says "No" as the resurrection is the keystone to all of Christianity. For many it is a stumbling block and hinderance to belief who want something provable and scientific; but that is the whole point of faith -  it can't be proven and scientifically or else it wouldn't be faith. If it is true, nothing else matters.

9/22/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 15

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
The Power of the Gospel

What separates Christianity from all other religions? It is the resurrection. The resurrection is the heart of the gospel, without it there is no good news just an obituary about a good religious man. Without the resurrection there is no hope for us defeating death or of God’s acceptance of Jesus as our substitute. Without the resurrection we are part of a 2,000-year-old scam. With the resurrection though is hope, life and forgiveness.

9/15/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 14

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 4

Paul’s final words on spiritual gifts seem to zero in on the main problem with gifts and Corinth: speaking in tongues. There seemed to be a worldly self-centered approach to this issue, and it was not in a worshipful way but an unloving and ungodly way. Paul emphasizes the importance of order out of chaos and decency out of fleshly behavior.

9/1/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 13

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 3

It is easy to reduce religion down to a series of commands: do this, don’t do that, clean your life up! Most people would prefer a religion that they have to simply obey; even if that religion asks them to do hard things. What God expects of His children isn’t simple obedience; God asks of us to do the impossible—love like He loves. Our words, thoughts and actions are to be bathed in His kind of love.

8/25/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 12

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 2

As God sovereignly distributes gift to His children, He has a purpose and a plan. All of us matter to accomplishing the goals God has for our church. In our unity there is diversity and, in our diversity,, there is unity. Not all of us see things the same, but together we can begin to function more fully as the body of Christ.

8/18/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 12

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Spiritual Gifts, part 1

As he works through the questions and problems of the church, Paul places a huge emphasis upon the use of their spiritual gifts. He wants them to confidently use the blessings God has given them to ministry with and to one another; but they were using it as a weapon instead. Let us consider how God has gifted us and evaluate whether we too are using God’s blessings wisely.

8/11/2019

BNN Director Dave Lunsford

Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker

8/4/2019

BNN Director Dave Lunsford

Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker

7/28/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

Communion
Communion

We remember the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in song, word and by partaking of the communion elements together.

7/21/2019

Pastor Phil Perry

1Corinthians 11

Letters to Corinth: Be Who You Are
Organization: Communion

Paul’s detailed instruction about observing Communion is the basis for how the church should partake of it. The gospels record the factual basis of the meal, but it is Paul’s instruction here that extends it into the normal activity of the church. There are 2 ordinances that we partake in, Baptism: a 1 time event; and Communion: a regular event. Both are intended to remind us of the unity we have together in Christ.