About the Series

June 2016

Sweet tea. Ice-cold lemonade. The laughter of children. A walk on the beach. Sleeping in. An all-day fishing trip. A crispy-bacon breakfast. An afternoon nap in a hammock. How does God feel about these earthly pleasures? How much does God want us to enjoy summer vacations and seasons of rest?

We are praying that this upcoming sermon series offers a breath of fresh air to Christians who are burdened by false standards, impossible expectations and misguided ideas of holiness. God certainly calls us away from idolatry, but He welcomes us to a banquet of rest where we can taste and see that He is good. Pastor Shawn Thornton, Bible Center’s former Senior Pastor (1997-2008), will be joining Pastor Friend for this series by preaching here on Sunday, June 12th.

May this four-part sermon series invite us into greater worship and gratitude for the God of all good gifts!

Messages in this Series

June 5 –
Who Invented Pleasure?

June 12 –
When the Resort Becomes the Cave
(Guest Speaker: ShawnThornton)

June 19 –
What Dads & Kids Teach Us About Vacation


Series Resources

Recommended Books

book_Abba's ChildJune 19 –
Sermon: What Dads & Kids Teach Us About Vacation
Book: Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning


book_all but normalJune 12 –
Sermon: When the Resort Becomes the Cave (Thornton)
All But Normal: Life on Victory Road by Shawn Thornton


book_becoming worldly saintsJune 5 –
Sermon: Who Invented Pleasure?
Book: Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? by Michael E. Wittmer


Bulletin (June 26, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! On behalf of our pastors and staff, it’s our joy to have you here today. Apart from watching the NBA championships (our prayers are with you, Warrior fans), my favorite show last week was the PBS documentary on...

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Bulletin (June 19, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! We’re thrilled to have you with us on Father’s Day and are praying this service will be restful for you. Do you ever get tired? Sure. To be tired is to be human! But have you noticed how normal it is for us to be...

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Bulletin (June 12, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! We’re thrilled to have you with us today. People ask me often, “What’s the secret to Bible Center’s success?” My response always includes the gospel and a 73-year heritage of being Bible-centered. However, I also...

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Bulletin (June 5, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Good morning and welcome to Bible Center Church! Whether you are fully rested or barely hanging by a thread, we pray today’s service will be a special blessing to you. On a scale of 1-10 (with “10” being fully rested and “1” being far...

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