Jack Wilson is our founding pastor and a lifelong resident of Western PA.
Jack graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in music education. He studied at Ligonier Valley Study Center with Dr. R.C. Sproul and then went to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to study with Dr. John H. Gerstner where he received the Master of Arts degree magna cum laude.
Jack and his wife Connie live in Murrysville, PA.
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
Duration: 26 mins 31 secs
We will be continuing our studies in Hebrews this week, moving into chapter two. Actually pretty much picking up this week right where we left off last week. Why we need to pay attention and watch out for the danger of drifting off.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Duration: 28 mins 41 secs
Getting back to Hebrews and looking at the rest of chapter one. Something odd seems to be going on. Lots of quotes from the Psalms and a lot about angels. Some think there was some kind of strange angel worship going around but that seems quite unlikely. Others think there were folks thinking Jesus was some kind of angel but that’s doubtful also. I think it is simply the beginning of what we will see throughout our studies and the theme of the book. We’ll see what you think Sunday.
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Duration: 31 mins 18 secs
It will be a week and a day after the vile and horrible tragedy at The Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill but it is still very much in the news and on our hearts. So I thought we should talk about it. Or at least some things related to it. In the adult class Sunday morning we were set to consider the resurrection, ascension, and session of Christ, and we still can and might. But first I want us to reflect a bit on some of the “Christian” roots of antisemitism and allow some time for reflection, questions, prayer, whatever. Then I thought we would even at just the second week step away from Hebrews and think a bit about hatred, love, and trying to understand Judaism.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
So we are finishing up Colossians this week with a last look at some very important instruction from the Apostle. Very practical advice about the Christian life. What follows is mainly names, greetings, and a few instructions rather specifically for the church there so we will, Lord willing, move on after this week.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Duration: 27 mins 58 secs
It was great seeing a couple of new folks at the Senior Saints Bible study this morning. This is a fun group and we are always ready to welcome more. One of the highlights of it is sharing prayer requests with one another and spending some time together in prayer. This leads to what we will be doing Sunday morning. Prayer for sure, but also thinking together about prayer as we venture into chapter four of Colossians and near the end of our studies there. Interesting to me that our Senior Saints study today also took us into Hebrews which is where I am planning on going next for our sermons.
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Duration: 24 mins 30 secs
This week we reach the end of Paul’s “household rules” section in Colossians 3. He speaks to slaves and masters and so we will briefly address that situation especially in Colossae but also as a biblical and historical theme. Then we will relate the principles he gives to our work lives today. As the first Lord’s Day of the month we also will be coming together to our Lord’s Table. And of course praying for our nation and many needs. Oh, and, for those who sometimes look it up – the sermon title is a song by Jason Isbell mostly about his father.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
Duration: 28 mins 41 secs
I think every day this week the famous line from a Beatles song has come to mind, “I read the news today, oh boy!”. I try to keep politics and news and such out of the sermons as we seek the timeless truths of the Word of God. But there are times when this present darkness and biblical light collide and we must stop and look. As we talk a bit about the family, parents and children, especially fathers and children we come to one of those moments. That’s what’s up this week.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Duration: 30 mins 14 secs
Moving on in Colossians we get to a set of “household rules” as they have been called. These are parallel to Paul’s development of them in Ephesians but somewhat more brief and some of the differences are interesting. Though brief, we are probably going to take them in three sermons. This week marriage, next week (Lord willing) parents – especially fathers – and children, and then the section on slaves and masters. We will need to address why this is there at all as well as what it means and then explore how it speaks to our employee/employer relationships. Hope there is something for everyone there each week.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Today we finish our study in this section of Colossians 3 we have been lingering over, thinking together about what it means to do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
Duration: 22 mins 25 secs
New month, holiday weekend, Lord’s Day. We will be continuing in Colossians 3 and thinking about peace and gratitude. Great way to prepare for communion together.