Monday, December 14, 2009

New Year's Eve Get-Together and Gospel Reading

Peninsula Baptist is planning to host a New Year’s gospel reading and get-together on Thursday, December 31st, starting at 8pm. The plan is to read the entire Gospel of Luke aloud, as well as having other activities available for breaks and for the younger set. All are welcome come to the church and read the Bible and fellowship together on New Year’s Eve!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Program

The Peninsula Baptist Church Christmas Program has been scheduled for Thursday, December 17th at 6:30pm. All are welcome to come enjoy an evening of music! We pray that this will be an opportunity for all of us to learn more about and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ together.

The plans include a simple presentation about the events surrounding the birth of Christ, choral and solo versions of various historical and traditional carols, and everyone singing along with favorite Christmas songs.

Just as a sampling, some of the songs we plan to share are:
"There's a Song in the Air" (traditional American carol)
"Remember Adam's Fall" (Renaissance carol by Thomas Ravenscroft)
"Star in the East" (traditional American song)
"Andjeli Pevaju" (Serbian carol)
"Sussex Carol" (traditional British)
The program also includes favorite Christmas songs like "O, Holy Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful, and "Joy to the World."

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Friday, July 24, 2009


We're having Vacation Bible School August 17-21st, from 9am -12 each morning. All ages are invited to have fun together with Bible stories, songs, Scripture memorization,crafts, games and snacks. If you're reading this and would like to register or get more info, email us at peninsulabaptist@gmail, or call 503-708-8980.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Music Festival!

Come to our free Summer Music Festival!

More info on our website, and on the poster below:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer choir at Peninsula Baptist

Summer choir is starting at Peninsula Baptist church. We will be meeting at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays through August 19th, and will sing at the Christian Music Festival on Saturday, August 22nd. All ages are welcome to come sing with us!

New website!

There is now a new website! Please visit us at!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Gospel in 6 minutes

Here is an excellent short article by John Piper that was featured recently in the Peninsula Baptist Church bulletin:

What's the Gospel?

What’s the gospel? I’ll put it in a sentence.

The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.

That’s the gospel.

You Can't Outgrow the Gospel

You never, never, never outgrow your need for it. Don’t ever think of the gospel as, “That’s the way you get saved, and then you get strong by leaving it and doing something else.”

No! We are strengthened by God through the gospel every day, till the day we drop.

You never outgrow the need to preach to yourself the gospel.

How the Gospel Strengthens

Here’s an illustration, and I use it not because it’s any big deal to speak from my life, but because it’s what I walked through and where I most pointedly in the last year experienced the power of the gospel to make me strong. (Many of you are walking through things much heavier than prostate cancer—much heavier.)

Do you remember the verses that I shared with you back in February that were almighty for me? It was that moment right after the doctor says, “I think we need to do a biopsy,” when this stab of fear comes. It didn’t last long, mercifully.

And then came—what? 1Thessalonians 5:9-10. It’s just as pure gospel as you can get.

God has not destined you for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,who died for you so that whether you wake or sleep you will live with him.

Settled. Peace like a river.

The Gospel Is Perfect for Your Needs

That’s just gospel—perfectly timed, perfectly applied, perfectly suited to my need. That’s why the Bible is so thick—because there are so many different needs that you have. And there are suitable places where the gospel is unfolded for you, so that if you immerse yourself in the whole book, always with an eye for what Christ has wrought for you and purchased for you in this thick, glorious history of God’s interaction with people, he will give you what you need.

Therefore, everything in me says, and I hope to say until the day I die, “Now, to him who is able to strengthen me, according to Paul’s gospel, to him—to that God—be glory forever and ever.”

God came into history in Jesus Christ; he died in order to destroy the power of hell and death and Satan and sin; and he did it through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Plea to Believe

I know that there are people reading this who are not trusting Jesus Christ, and therefore can only expect condemnation. So I’m just going to plead with you here at the end, lay down that rebellion. Lay it down. And simply embrace the gospel that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Righteous One, died for your sins. He was raised on the third day, triumphant over all his enemies. He reigns until he puts all of his enemies under his feet. Forgiveness of sins and a right standing with God comes freely through him alone, by faith alone.

I plead with you, don’t try to be strong in your own strength; it will not be there when you need it. Only one strength will be there—the strength that God gives according to the gospel.

Don’t put it off.

[This text is an edited transcript of the audio. It is excerpted from the sermon, “God Strengthens Us by the Gospel.”]

By John Piper. © Desiring God. Website:

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunday morning classes!

The church has recently begun two Sunday morning classes at 9:45 am. One of them is a Sunday morning bible study, led by Jason Schooler. This class is taking an in-depth look at the book of John. The second class is a Bible stories and memorization class, which will include crafts and activities. This one is taught by Ethan Hardy. All ages are welcome at either class!