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Pottstown Bible Church

Spring Newsletter

www.pottstownbible.org


So, what’s happening at PBC??

First, as we continue to see what’s going on in our world, I feel compelled to share some scripture with you.

integrity

The quality of being honest, (free of deceit and untruthfulness) and having strong moral principles.


Integrity stems from the Latin word ‘integer’ which means:

whole and complete, Not a fraction.

This speaks of an inner sense of ‘wholeness’ and consistency of character.


When you are in integrity, people should be able to visibly see it through your actions, words, decisions, methods, and outcomes.

When you are ‘whole’ and consistent, there is only one you.

You bring that same You wherever you are, regardless of the circumstance.

You don’t leave parts of yourself behind.

You don’t have a ‘work you,’ a ‘family you,’ and a ‘social you.’

You are YOU all the time.

(So-Young Kang is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum)



Let’s look at some scripture


Proverbs 11:3 ¶ The integrity of the upright will guide them,

But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.


Proverbs 11:13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,

But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.


Lev 19:16 'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people,

and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.


1Peter 3:16 ¶ and keep a good conscience

so that in the thing in which you are slandered,

those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.


Ex 20:14 "You shall not commit adultery.

Ex 20:15 "You shall not steal.

Ex 20:16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.








So, what then makes a good and faithful friend??


True friends accept one another, they love each other understanding that they each have imperfections. (1 Peter 4:8)


True friends encourage one another protecting each other’s name. (Hebrews 3:13)


True friends appreciate one another, serve each other, and believe in each other’s gifts and talents (Gal 5:13)


True friends listen with empathy, learning the hopes, dreams, fears, and struggles of each other. (Gal 6:2)


True friends are trustworthy, maintaining all confidences shared with unimpeachable honor and self-respect, knowing that gossip separates the best of friends. (1 Cor 4:2)


True friends are loyal, respecting and defending one another’s character, reputation, and motives as far as truth allows while addressing any issues or concerns between them promptly and privately, ensuring misunderstanding never fester (Gal 5:14-15)


“A friend is someone who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts who you have become, and still gently invites you to grow”


Some diagnostic questions to ask ourselves,

Am I a person who has integrity?

Am I truthful and honest in how I treat people?

Am I transparent and people can visibly see it through my actions, words, decisions, methods, and outcomes?


Once again, I want to list our:

Seven Foundational Distinctives of Pottstown Bible Church


Preaching Solid Expository Preaching of Scripture

Discipleship One on One offered to anyone who wants to grow.

Prayer Available to anyone who wants to join us each week.

Fellowship Mid-week Bible study, Divorce care. Celebrate recovery.

Worship Live worship service every Sunday to glorify God.

Mission Feeding those who are hurting and homeless.

Leadership Elders and deacons to lead and guide PBC.


What’s happening right now at PBC??

1. We continue to feed an average of 75 meals every Sunday after service.

Due to COVID-19 and loss of jobs we are still seeing many folks in desperate need, some families we give

up to ten meals to take home for their families.

2. We are continuing to live stream our church services live via Facebook and sermon audio, and place them on

Our YouTube channel.

3. Our Divorce Care program for singles who have gone through a painful divorce is still in operation.

4. We’re looking to begin some outdoor worship events hopefully starting in June.

5. Monday night prayer meeting and Thursday night bible study are going well!!



As with many churches, we are entering that time of year when giving becomes lean.

Please keep us in your prayers as expenses have gone up.

For those who give faithfully each month, we THANK YOU!!!

Your financial donations help make what we do possible!!

Donations can be made online at:

www.pottstownbible.org

or by mail at Pottstown Bible Church PO Box 551 Pottstown Pa. 19464

Blessings, Pastor Jack







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