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, Aug 26, 2018
Duration: 28 mins 18 secs
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Duration: 25 mins 58 secs
I don’t think I have mentioned, or at least have not said enough, about the PCA dealing with racial reconciliation at both the presbytery and General Assembly levels for the past few years. There have been some strong expressions of guilt and repentance especially from some of the southern churches and presbyteries. Several large reports and lots of recommendations. We will at least touch on some of that as we move on just a little in Colossians to Paul’s call for unity and the necessary dropping of discrimination by those who are being renewed in Christ.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
In the age of social media things like anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive words seem so common as simply to be the way things are. The way people are now. But Paul tells Christians to put them off. But Paul didn’t have Face Book or Twitter! Does his thinking still apply? Is it possible to live in our day and age and not be this way? From the tone of Paul’s directions it better be possible.
But then he goes on to further step on our toes. Maybe as Christians we see ourselves as nice and kind and none of that nasty list really applies. But, how often in our efforts to be nice do we shade the truth? He goes after lying next. Ouch. Can it be? We’ll see.
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Duration: 27 mins 28 secs
As we begin a new month we will be going to the Lord’s Table together. And continuing in Colossians. Next up is essentially Paul warning about sexual sin. Might seem better to delay that a week and find something more “communion-y” but I really don’t think so. To deal with the negative side Paul highlights we must look also at the positive truth it denies and that takes us to Christ and the church and even to the Table. I think. We’ll see!
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Duration: 19 mins 15 secs
Today we leave chapter two (did I hear someone say “Finally”?) for chapter three of Colossians. The first two thirds or so of this chapter is one quite involved thought on living the Christian life. Even though it is something of a seamless whole we will pull at the seams and take at least three weeks to work through it. Probably more. Good stuff there though, you’ll see.
Sun, Jul 22, 2018
Duration: 29 mins 12 secs
I can't quite bear to leave Colossians 2 without one more look. Actually there are several things there that I think could be developed further but the one I can't leave behind is from the last verse. If these things are wrong, why do they have the appearance of wisdom? And, are they really no help at all? For anyone? Why not?
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
Duration: 23 mins 38 secs
This week we get to where Paul becomes more specific about the errors seeking to take folks captive. As we read about them they sound rather tepid and tame, not worthy of Paul's strong language. But if we realize these supposedly helpful additions actually come between us and Jesus we will begin to see the real danger. They are not tame but deadly and over the next two weeks, Lord willing, we will see that they are very much still with us and as dangerous as ever.
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Duration: 18 mins 27 secs
This week we move forward just a few verses in Colossians and consider Paul’s rather perplexing but ultimately beautiful and powerful references to both circumcision and baptism. This particular passage is, I believe, frequently misunderstood and misapplied – let’s see if we can untangle it!
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Duration: 23 mins 23 secs