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    Welcome to Parkland First Baptist Church. Roam around and check out our community page. This is very similar to Facebook, but it is all about our church. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 253-531-0121 or email us at office@parklandfirst.com. Also note, we will not use the "For Sale" tab.
  • published a bulletin

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    Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • How Are You Doing Spiritually?

    How are you doing spiritually? Has anyone ever asked a question like that? I was reading an article recently about discipling others and entitled "Seven Questions To Use In A Discipling Relationship." One of the questions was simply, "How have you seen God work since we last met?"


    That's an interesting question, where have I seen God at work? Offhand I couldn't think of anything. Then as pondered a little more, I began to see God's hand at work around me. The first place was in my daily reading. The Holy Spirit pointed out to me that Solomon knew he was sinning against God when he married Pharaoh's daughter. So much so, that he had to build a house for her outside of Jerusalem because the city was a holy place as it housed the Ark of the Covenant. Apparently, he knew she was not a part of the covenant people, God's people, and she couldn't stay in God's city. A few chapters later we learn that Solomon married many more foreign women and God judged him for his disobedience.


    How many times do we sin and know it's a sin and do it anyway? We think we can hide it from God or others, so we go ahead and commit the sin. However, God knows everything we do and no matter how hard we sin where no-one can see, God still does. Our fellowship with God will be broken until we confess and repent.


    What has God shown you that is sinful in your life? Is it something that everyone else is doing, so it must be okay? Solomon like other kings married women to form alliances, yet God had strictly forbid that practice. Just because others do it, doesn't mean it's okay.

    1. published a newsletter

      ReadPFBC Notes
      Vol. 1 Issue 11 July 2, 2020
      Personal Note by Pastor Alan

      How are you doing spiritually? Has anyone ever asked a question like that? I was reading an article recently about discipling others and entitled "Seven Questions To Use In A Discipling Relationship." One of the questions was simply, "How have you seen God work since we last met?"


      That's an interesting question, where have I seen God at work? Offhand I couldn't think of anything. Then as pondered a little more, I began to see God's hand at work around me. The first place was in my daily reading. The Holy Spirit pointed out to me that Solomon knew he was sinning against God when he married Pharaoh's daughter. So much so, that he had to build a house for her outside of Jerusalem because the city was a holy place as it housed the Ark of the Covenant. Apparently, he knew she was not a part of the covenant people, God's people, and she couldn't stay in God's city. A few chapters later we learn that Solomon married many more foreign women and God judged him for his disobedience.


      How many times do we sin and know it's a sin and do it anyway? We think we can hide it from God or others, so we go ahead and commit the sin. However, God knows everything we do and no matter how hard we sin where no-one can see, God still does. Our fellowship with God will be broken until we confess and repent.


      What has God shown you that is sinful in your life? Is it something that everyone else is doing, so it must be okay? Solomon like other kings married women to form alliances, yet God had strictly forbid that practice. Just because others do it, doesn't mean it's okay.

      1. published a bulletin

        ReadParkland First Baptist Church
        Sunday, June 28, 2020
      2. published a newsletter

        ReadPFBC Notes
        Vol. 1 Issue 10 June 25, 2020
        Personal Note by Pastor Alan

        One of the marks of a healthy church is that it's a praying church. Prayer is hard work and I understand why many don't feel comfortable praying in public. The best way to learn to pray is by praying the Bible. In our Wednesday evening prayer meetings on Facebook, we are learning to pray the Bible by praying through a Psalm. I'd like to encourage you to join us on Wednesday at 6:00 PM to see how it is done. I can guarantee that if you do you will be blessed.


        Last week, I asked if we could make Habakkuk 3:2 our prayer as we return to worship. Just pray the verse back to God making it personal to you and our church. It says, “LORD, I have heard the report about you; LORD, I stand in awe of your deeds. Revive your work in these years; make it known in these years. In your wrath remember mercy!”


        Let's continue to pray and ask God to revive, renew, refresh His work in our church. As we are coming out of our "Stay at Home" time, our church is poised to move forward and accomplish God's mission for us here in our community. May God revive His work in our church as has done in the past!

        1. published a bulletin

          ReadParkland First Baptist Church
          Sunday, June 21, 2020
        2. We're Back!

          We had a great first day back worshipping together. This week, we hope to have all the kinks worked out so everything will run smoothly. We will continue to have our service on Facebook starting at 10:00 AM for those who are not ready to return or live outside our area. Yes, we do have a small group of people from outside the Tacoma area watching our services and we welcome them each Sunday. There may be a time in the near future when we have on online campus.


          Sunday I asked if we could make Habakkuk 3:2 our prayer as we return to worship. It says, “LORD, I have heard the report about you; LORD, I stand in awe of your deeds. Revive your work in these years; make it known in these years. In your wrath remember mercy!”


          Let's pray and ask God Almighty to revive, renew, refresh His work in our church. To make His name known in Parkland, Lakewood, Tacoma, Graham and all of Pierce county and use us in that endeavor. God, in the past, did some great things in our church. Now, after being in exile so to speak, we are coming back and have a chance to reset, retrench, or rebuild. If we only look to see where God is working and join Him, we'll be successful in rebuilding His church. So make Habakkuk 3:2 our prayer, look for where God is working and then join Him!

          1. published a newsletter

            ReadPFBC Notes
            Vol. 1 Issue 9 June 18, 2020
            Personal Note by Pastor Alan

            We had a great first day back worshipping together. This week, we hope to have all the kinks worked out so everything will run smoothly. We will continue to have our service on Facebook starting at 10:00 AM for those who are not ready to return or live outside our area. Yes, we do have a small group of people from outside the Tacoma area watching our services and we welcome them each Sunday. There may be a time in the near future when we have on online campus.


            Sunday I asked if we could make Habakkuk 3:2 our prayer as we return to worship. It says, “LORD, I have heard the report about you; LORD, I stand in awe of your deeds. Revive your work in these years; make it known in these years. In your wrath remember mercy!”


            Let's pray and ask God Almighty to revive, renew, refresh His work in our church. To make His name known in Parkland, Lakewood, Tacoma, Graham and all of Pierce county and use us in that endeavor. God, in the past, did some great things in our church. Now, after being in exile so to speak, we are coming back and have a chance to reset, retrench, or rebuild. If we only look to see where God is working and join Him, we'll be successful in rebuilding His church. So make Habakkuk 3:2 our prayer, look for where God is working and then join Him!