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The Importance of College Fellowship Jan 23 ⋅ by Jared Cochrum One of my favorite parts of working in college ministry for Tenth is that there is no gap between Tenth College Fellowship (TCF) and the church where students are able to encounter and worship the living God. This kind of proximity between campus and worship is essential to the discipleship and growth of the students who are a part of our congregation and who are becoming true worshipers of the Father. According to Bob Kauflin in his book True Worshipers, everyone seeks what is important to them. The Father, according to Jesus in John 4, seeks true worshipers because our worship is important to him. If this is the case, our efforts must reflect this enormous truth. 

One of the most common New Testament metaphors that Jesus gives to us is that of food. Everyone has felt and then satiated hunger, and most everyone can remember the kind of thirst that causes an overwhelming desire for a drink. In the story of the Samaritan woman in John 4, Jesus uses this common exper...
The Importance of Internationals Worship Jan 23 ⋅ by Enrique Leal The universal church is a clear demonstration of God‘s sovereign power. Think about this for a moment.  People from all nations gather together on the Lord’s Day with the same purpose, to worship God. Though we have various expressions of worship around the world, the Holy Spirit has the sovereign power to keep us together in one mind, which is to give glory and honor to the gi...
On Nature and Nature’s God Jan 7 ⋅ by Onsi A. Kamel The twentieth century was unkind to classical Reformed theology. While theological conservatives often blame liberals for undermining traditional Protestant doctrines, the staunchest conservatives and the neo-Orthodox also revised several key doctrines. One such was the doctrine of natural revelation. In his otherwise thunderous “Nein!” to Emil Brunner’s defense of natural the...
Worship Conference Jan 2 ⋅ by Gavin Lymberopoulos Join us for the 2020 Worship Conference as we learn from Dr. John V. Fesko, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Fesko will guide our thoughts as we consider how the worship of God should motivate our apologetic. In addition to Dr. Fesko’s lecture, we’ll have workshops on prayer, Biblical exposition, and the sacraments. Dinner will be...
Venite Adoremus Dec 22, 2019 ⋅ by Colin Howland How does Christmas motivate you? How does it shape your calendar during the final weeks of the year?  Is it a time filled with activity, or a time for you to stay out of the fray? Each year when Christmas is on the horizon, we anticipate the emotions which come with the season. We see Christmas in our future, and what we foresee Christmas being like determines much of what we do.

A Time for Giving Thanks Nov 26, 2019 ⋅ by James Boice Our lives are filled with many responsibilities. Our days are usually taken up with useful activities. Much of our time is spent working. We have five days a week for that, and for many of us the other days are filled with work too. Sometimes our days are taken up with fighting—not physically for most of us, but for causes or sometimes even against colleagues who want to cut corners or do...
30 Years of God’s Faithfulness Nov 19, 2019 ⋅ by Del Wesley The story of Esperanza Health Center (EHC) is a story of God’s faithfulness, and Tenth Church has been a vital part of this story. Since 2001, Tenth has supported Esperanza for a total of $177,646. The mission of EHC is fulfilled in cooperation with the church and others—this is unchanged in over 30 years of service. No patient is turned away because of inability to pay, and thousan...
2019 Nominees Nov 6, 2019 ⋅ by As a Presbyterian church, our leaders are elected from a pool of nominees to represent and serve the members of the church.  All Christians are to be engaged in service to the world and each other, but special responsibilities for service are given to some specifically equipped for the task. 

This year, we have 26 nominees for your consideration, each of whom would be ele...
Of Mercy and Grace Nov 5, 2019 ⋅ by Douglas E. Baker Born in the shadow of New York City, David Apple never knew life apart from urban America. As the grandson of Russian immigrants, he quickly learned as a child that life in Patterson, New Jersey, was not for the faint of heart. His high school days at Eastside High School proved to be a challenge from the start. Apple was a bookish sort of young man—always interested in reading and writin...

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June 2019

Within The Shadows  by Travers Oliver

The Church as Mentor   by Douglas E. Baker

A New Hope   by Karen Swoyer

Equipping the Littlest Kingdom-Bearers   by Julia P.

When Mourning Comes    by Douglas E. Baker

Outreach Partners of the Week

F and N  Week of May 5

Todd and Kathleen   Week of May 12

C and K   Week of May 19

Phil and Joy   Week of May 26

G and G   Week of June 2

Neil & Wannee   Week of June 9

Jonas & Pattie Stava   Week of June 16

Jonathan Bromhead   Week of June 23

Place of Refuge   Week of June 30

April 2019

Worthy is the Lamb!   by Colin Howland 

Easter Pancake Breakfast    by Dora Phan

Easter Sacrificial Offering   by Dan Kunkle 

Sent Out as Sheep Among Wolves   by Douglas E. Baker 

Outreach Partner of the Week

John & Lori Kempen   March 31-April 6

Rock Spring Evangelical Reformed Presbyterian Church    April 7-13

Forgotten Voices International   April 14-20

Merkinch Church Plant   April 21-27

Integration House   April 28-May 5

March 2019

Serving God with One Accord by Jared Cochrum 

Westminster Brass by James W. Hala 

A Window into Adult Bible School by Deryck Barson 

Have Mercy. Follow Jesus. by David Apple 

Outreach Partner of the Week

Dennis & Judy  March 3-9

Lani Shade March 10-16

Joe March 17-23

Matt & Tara M March 24-30

John and Lori Kempen March 31-April 6

January 2019

God Is at Work in Our Midst    by Megan Siegle and Pam Nothacker 

Death Becomes Us    by Douglas E. Baker

Trinitarian Comfort    by Douglas E. Baker

Tenth Women's Committee   by Earline Schmid & Phil Scribano

The Friendship Factor    by Douglas E. Baker

Becoming a Student of Culture    by Debbie Langford

Outreach Partners of the Week

Nelly Vos    January 6-12

Jon & Mary    January 13-19

S & V    January 20-26

The City School    January 27-February 2

Stuart & Meriel Cashman    February 3-9

BoonChu   February 10-16

Liviu Lepadatu    February 17-23

Harvest USA    February 24-March 2

December 2018

Incarnation Matters    by Douglas E. Baker

Comfort & Joy    by Colin Howland

Who is Jesus?    by George McFarland

Surprised Foreigners Know About It   by Gavin Lymberopoulos

Outreach Partners of the Week

    Michael & Pearl Oh  December 2-8

    AlphaCare  December 9-15

    The C Family  December 16-22

    Partner Kids  December 23-29

    Hal & Rebekah  December 30 - January 5

November 2018

Electing Nominees

Leadership in Christ's Church   by Liam Goligher

Commissional   by Liam Goligher

New Mercies   by Debbie Langford

Immigrants & Refugees   by Mim Tilton

Outreach Partners of the Week

     Todd & Kathleen  November 4-10

     Esperanza Health Center  November 11-17

     Matt & Tara  November 18-24

     John & Terri  November 25 - December 1

October 2018

Ethnicity, Arrogance, and the Call of Christ   by Carroll Wynne

A Journey to Connect   by Ray Withers

Learning to Love through Stories   by Megan Siegle

A Modern Reformation   by Douglas E. Baker

Outreach Partners of the Week:

    Omar & Jennifer Cedeño  September 30 - October 6

    Calvin & Geeta  October 7-13

    Paul & Maggie Franks  October 14-20

    Moses & Eunice Wong  October 21-27

    Koji & Marcia  October 28 - November 3

September 2018

In Perfect Faithfulness  by Dora Phan & Maranatha Students and Leaders 

A Gospel Culture on Campus  by Douglas E. Baker

Music & Discipleship  by Colin Howland

Outreach Partners of the Week:

    John & Lori Kempen  September 2-8

    Ed & Tili  September 9-15

    Norm & Alison MacKay  September 16-22

    Whosoever Gospel Mission  September 23-29

    Omar & Jennifer Cedeño  September 30 - October 6