China Town Presbytery

Thursday, 20 March 2014 by

  Our church belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterian community, which means we value being connected to a larger family then just our local congregation. Twice a year our pastors and selected Elders travel to meet with other pastors and elders within our region (which stretches from West Texas to Northern California).  We call this meeting

Take Up Your Cross

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 by

This week in worship we’re going to tackle one of Jesus’ least understood teachings. In Matthew 10:34 He says: Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. What do you think Jesus means by this? How does it apply to

Prayer Connection

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 by

At HCPC we value prayer, because God values people. We take it seriously, so if you have a need please submit it below. When God answers your prayer please come back to this page and let us know. Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful

Worship: Idols or Elevators?

Monday, 17 March 2014 by

A long-time member of our church sent me an article that she had read concerning worship services and idolatry. She was appropriately moved as it challenged the workings of her heart with the Gospel. Here is an excerpt from it: Idolatry can be active in my heart even when I’m gathered with the church. Whenever

How valuable is the Bible?

Monday, 17 March 2014 by

Ask these Chinese Christians who just received it for the first time.  

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Text Criticism sounds a little intimidating.  What is it?  It’s what we talked about this last Sunday in “the Book” class.   Its the science of determining what the original texts of the Bible were through comparing the different transcribed copies we have  today, whether they are fragments, manuscripts or quotes from Church Authors.  

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  We discussed Biblical canon formation in our Discovery Class, “The Book,”  this last Sunday.  The canon are the books in the Bible that are authorized as the scriptures of the Church.  We talked about how the early Apostles were self aware that what they were writing was to be considered scriptural and authoritative.  We

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“The Book” Begins

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 by

We recently began our second class in the Discovery Series called “The Book.”  The purpose of the class is help equip people with basics of how the Bible came to be, how it fits together and how to read it.   If you are curious as to what our denomination believes about the scriptures I

Why We Worship The Way We Do

Friday, 21 February 2014 by

Some of the best worship services I’ve ever been to have taken place in the woods. A guitar, some scripture, a few people who love God worshiping in the greatest cathedral ever constructed. Except of course for a times where I literally sat in a Cathedral, marble floors, ancient song flying from hundreds of pipes

Forty Days with Jesus

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 by

How long has it been since you thought about Lent? For many Christians Lent is just that rather somber time of year when we consider “giving something up for God.” Actually though Lent can be a really powerful and exciting tool in our spiritual lives if we’ll let it. The secret is to see Lent