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, 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
Sun, Jun 03, 2018
Duration: 20 mins 41 secs
Sun, May 20, 2018
Duration: 18 mins 29 secs
This week we finish up with the short but so powerful section of poetic and passionate praise for our Lord Jesus. Paul wraps it up by moving from the Cosmic Lordship to the Head of the Church to personal application. It is so very important to know the glory and authority of Christ, but then essential to ask the question from the Christian song of my youth (and probably many of yours also) “What Is That to Me?”
Sun, May 13, 2018
Duration: 23 mins 44 secs
So having briefly, possibly too briefly, looked at Paul’s poetic picture of the cosmic magnificence of our Lord Jesus Christ we turn a corner to find more about our special relationship to him as believers. As we seek to unpack a few powerful words we should learn important things about the Church, about what we have to look forward to, and how we have any hope at all. It is a wonderful thing to gain insight into the glory of Christ, but then to learn this glory has personal application is truly and richly blessed.
Sun, May 06, 2018
Duration: 30 mins 22 secs
Really looking forward to this one. We will be starting on the beautiful, hymn-like passage extolling the magnificence of Christ. This is one of my very favorite passages in all of Scripture and I am praying the Lord allows me to convey to you something of the excitement I feel each time I read it. Listening to Leonard Cohen this morning and struck once again by his lyric, “If thine be the glory then mine must be the shame.” I will be ashamed indeed if you don’t come away with a renewed vision of the Glory of our Lord!