Messages by Brian Rhen

Listening, 9/25/22

MESSAGE The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. As we study James during this 11-week series, Faith That Works, we hope to see the connection between faith and works, gain a new perspective, and experience living out the Word in all aspects of life. Message Resources

Temptation, 9/18/22

MESSAGE The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. As we study James during this 11-week series, Faith That Works, we hope to see the connection between faith and works, gain a new perspective, and experience living out the Word in all aspects of life. Message Resources

Trials, 9/11/22

MESSAGE The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. As we study James during this 11-week series, Faith That Works, we hope to see the connection between faith and works, gain a new perspective, and experience living out the Word in all aspects of life. Message Resources

His Grace For Us, 8/14/22

MESSAGE There may not be a better tribute to the Holy Scriptures than the one that is provided in Psalm 119. Every verse in Psalm 119 exalts the Word of God and the God of the Word. During this 10-week summer series, Finding The Way, we get back to the basics of allowing Scripture to help us grow in gratitude, awe, and dependence on God and His Word. In doing so, we believe it will guide us in the best…

Our Guiding Light, 8/7/22

MESSAGE There may not be a better tribute to the Holy Scriptures than the one that is provided in Psalm 119. Every verse in Psalm 119 exalts the Word of God and the God of the Word. During this 10-week summer series, Finding The Way, we get back to the basics of allowing Scripture to help us grow in gratitude, awe, and dependence on God and His Word. In doing so, we believe it will guide us in the best…

Persistent Dependence, 7/17/22

MESSAGE There may not be a better tribute to the Holy Scriptures than the one that is provided in Psalm 119. Every verse in Psalm 119 exalts the Word of God and the God of the Word. During this 10-week summer series, Finding The Way, we get back to the basics of allowing Scripture to help us grow in gratitude, awe, and dependence on God and His Word. In doing so, we believe it will guide us in the best…

A Humble Heart, 7/10/22

MESSAGE There may not be a better tribute to the Holy Scriptures than the one that is provided in Psalm 119. Every verse in Psalm 119 exalts the Word of God and the God of the Word. During this 10-week summer series, Finding The Way, we get back to the basics of allowing Scripture to help us grow in gratitude, awe, and dependence on God and His Word. In doing so, we believe it will guide us in the best…

Joseph, 6/19/22

MESSAGE During this 9-week series, we will focus on what it means to be called by God. Simply put, we are Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings. We each have an ordinary call that takes a unique shape in a specific place. Our ordinary call is 3-fold: Loving God & others (Connection), making disciples (Multiplication) and healing a broken world (Restoration). The SHAPE it takes is based on our Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences. The place we find ourselves…

Phoebe / Lydia, 5/29/22

MESSAGE During this 9-week series, we will focus on what it means to be called by God. Simply put, we are Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings. We each have an ordinary call that takes a unique shape in a specific place. Our ordinary call is 3-fold: Loving God & others (Connection), making disciples (Multiplication) and healing a broken world (Restoration). The SHAPE it takes is based on our Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences. The place we find ourselves…

Faithful 4 Roofmates, 5/22/22

MESSAGE During this 9-week series, we will focus on what it means to be called by God. Simply put, we are Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings. We each have an ordinary call that takes a unique shape in a specific place. Our ordinary call is 3-fold: Loving God & others (Connection), making disciples (Multiplication) and healing a broken world (Restoration). The SHAPE it takes is based on our Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences. The place we find ourselves…

Intro: General Call, 5/1/22

MESSAGE During this 9-week series, we will focus on what it means to be called by God. Simply put, we are Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings. We each have an ordinary call that takes a unique shape in a specific place. Our ordinary call is 3-fold: Loving God & others (Connection), making disciples (Multiplication) and healing a broken world (Restoration). The SHAPE it takes is based on our Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences. The place we find ourselves…

Easter: From Suffering to Glory, 4/17/22

MESSAGE The intent of our Lenten 5-day Devotional format (linked at the bottom) is to give you an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and realize that “He Knows” your suffering. After celebrating Easter, we now focus on how Jesus can truly help uson our road of suffering through His Presence. Message Resources

Misrepresented, 4/10/22

MESSAGE The intent of our Lenten 5-day Devotional format (linked at the bottom) is to give you an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and realize that “He Knows” your suffering. During this HOLY WEEK of Lent, we focus on how Jesus knows beingmisrepresented and His journey to the cross. Message Resources

Mocked, 3/27/22

MESSAGE The intent of our Lenten 5-day Devotional format (linked at the bottom) is to give you an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and realize that “He Knows” your suffering. During this 4th week of Lent, we focus on how Jesus knows beingmocked. Message Resources

Exhaustion, 3/20/22

MESSAGE The intent of our Lenten 5-day Devotional format (linked at the bottom) is to give you an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and realize that “He Knows” your suffering. During this 3rd week of Lent, we focus on how Jesus knowsexhaustion. Message Resources

Intro: He Suffers & We Suffer, 3/6/22

MESSAGE As we begin the Lenten season, our hope is you will understand that we have a Savior that suffered much for us. The intent of our Lenten 5-day Devotional format is to give you an opportunity to reflect on His suffering and realize that “He Knows” your suffering. Message Resources

Seek Justice, 2/13/22

MESSAGE The Book of Acts details the start of the early church. In this seven-week series, we will call ourselves to strive toward our six PCC values as we are inspired by those who did the same as they established the Church. And if we do so, both individually and corporately, we will experience freedom and become a part of His glorious movement in a needy world. This week we reflect on what it means to Seek Justice. Message Resources

Give Generously, 2/6/22

MESSAGE The Book of Acts details the start of the early church. In this seven-week series, we will call ourselves to strive toward our six PCC values as we are inspired by those who did the same as they established the Church. And if we do so, both individually and corporately, we will experience freedom and become a part of His glorious movement in a needy world. This week we reflect on how Giving Generously can change our world. Message…

Relate Well, 1/30/22

MESSAGE The Book of Acts details the start of the early church. In this seven-week series, we will call ourselves to strive toward our six PCC values as we are inspired by those who did the same as they established the Church. And if we do so, both individually and corporately, we will experience freedom and become a part of His glorious movement in a needy world. This week we reflect on how relating well can change our world. Message…

Our Values, 1/9/22

MESSAGE The Book of Acts details the start of the early church. In this seven-week series, we will call ourselves to strive toward our six PCC values as we are inspired by those who did the same as they established the Church. And if we do so, both individually and corporately, we will experience freedom and become a part of His glorious movement in a needy world. This week we reflect on how commitment to common values can change the…

LIGHT, 12/24/21

MESSAGE December 24 Message Overview:Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls to celebrate the extraordinary birth of Jesus that has blessed the world. During our Advent series, Together We Sing, while integrating our year-long theme of Together We Are PCC, we will focus on key Scriptures and known songs of the season that point us toward our Savior, Christ, who brings us Hope, Peace, Love, Joy, Light, and Faith. This week we focus daily on Light and…

JOY, 12/19/21

MESSAGE December 19 Message Overview:Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls to celebrate the extraordinary birth of Jesus that has blessed the world. During our Advent series, Together We Sing, while integrating our year-long theme of Together We Are PCC, we will focus on key Scriptures and known songs of the season that point us toward our Savior, Christ, who brings us Hope, Peace, Love, Joy, Light, and Faith. This week we focus daily on Joy and…

HOPE, 11/28/21

MESSAGE November 28 Message Overview:Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and souls to celebrate the extraordinary birth of Jesus that has blessed the world. During our Advent series, Together We Sing, while integrating our year-long theme of Together We Are PCC, we will focus on key Scriptures and known songs of the season that point us toward our Savior, Christ, who brings us Hope, Peace, Love, Joy, Light, and Faith. This week we focus daily on Hope and…

Care for the Vulnerable, 10/24/21

MESSAGE October 24 Message Overview:In this series, we learn from the Israelites’ story, found in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy. This week, we focus on remembering that we are to care for the vulnerable. Peninsula Covenant Church · October 24, 2021 – Care for the Needy Message Resources

Together Gathering, 10/17/21

WORSHIP & PRAYER October 17, 2021:Today we worshiped God, reflecting on our PCC family’s season of transition and our new Stakeholders. We prayed for unity, interdependence, grief, the survey and search team, our staff, the surrounding community, and the world. We also heard a message from our current series, Together: Remembering Experiences that Inform Our Future. Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Tuesday. Peninsula Covenant Church · October 17, 2021 – Fight Evil with the Lord…

Love the Lord Your God, 09/26/21

MESSAGE September 26 Message Overview:In this series, we learn from the Israelites’ story, found in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy. This week, we focus on remembering that God gave us commands that are best for us. Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Monday. Peninsula Covenant Church · September 26, 2021: Love the Lord Your God Message Resources

There is a Promised Land, 09/19/21

MESSAGE September 19 Message Overview:In this series, we learn from the Israelites’ story, found in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy. This week, we focus on remembering that God has made a covenant with us, which provides a place in this world and in His heart. Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Monday. Peninsula Covenant Church · September 19, 2021: There is a Promise Land/Covenant Message Resources

Remembering Matters, 09/12/21

MESSAGE September 12 Message Overview:In this series, we learn from the Israelites’ story, found in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy. They were called, by God, to remember in order to follow God well. Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Monday. Peninsula Covenant Church · September 12, 2021: Remembering Matters Message Resources

Together Gathering, 09/05/21

WORSHIP & PRAYER September 5, 2021:Today we worshiped God, reflected on our PCC family’s transition, ate together (in person and online) at the Lord’s table, prayed for our many global crises, prayed for all who pour into PCC, and celebrated baptisms, Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Monday. Peninsula Covenant Church · September 5, 2021: Together: We are PCC! Message Resources

Provides the Best Way, 08/29/21

MESSAGE August 29 Message Overview:We will look at how God’s great love provides the best way. In this message, we close out this series, focusing on John’s final thoughts—knowing about God’slove and a warning. Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Monday. Peninsula Covenant Church · August 29, 2021: God Provides the Best Way Message Resources

Provides a Discerning Spirit, 08/15/21

MESSAGE August 15 Message Overview:We will look at how God’s great love provides a discerning Spirit, guiding us and offering protection from other ungodly influences. Note: Podcast for this Sunday will be posted here by Monday. Peninsula Covenant Church · August 15, 2021 : God Provides a Discerning Spirit Message Resources

Provides Light & Forgiveness, 07/18/21

MESSAGE July 18 Message Overview: We will look at how God’s love provides light and forgiveness. Peninsula Covenant Church · Jul 18, 2021 – God Provides Light and Forgiveness Message Resources

Provides Life, Fellowship, Joy, 07/11/21

MESSAGE July 11 Message Overview: We cannot be the church well, unless we love well by accessing the unlimited well of God’s love. Peninsula Covenant Church · Together Responding to His Great Love Message Resources

Interdependence Day, 07/04/21

Watch: Listen: Peninsula Covenant Church · Jul 4, 2021 – Interdependence Day As we move forward into the unknown of our future, we can benefit being interdependent on God and each other. In this message, let’s find out what a puzzle piece, a head of lettuce, and the Declaration of Independence all have in common!

Farewell Gaddinis, 06/27/21

Watch: Listen: Peninsula Covenant Church · Jun 27, 2021 – Farewell Gaddinis We’re honoring Gary & Anne Gaddini and their 5 daughters for their ministry at PCC, beginning in 1997. Gary has been our Lead Pastor since 2003. Our theme is What God Has Done

Believe and Follow?, 02/21/21

Watch: Listen: Peninsula Covenant Church · Feb 21, 2021 – Follow: Believe and Follow? This two-week mini series is designed to help you reflect on where you are on your journey with Jesus. We will focus on what it means to passionately follow Christ in light of PCC’s mission, G4 Pathway, and values.

Zechariah’s Song, 12/20/20

Watch: Listen: Peninsula Covenant Church · Dec 20, 2020 – A Weary World Rejoices: Zechariah's Song Throughout the month of December, each Sunday and on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24), we will hear teachings based on songs in the Gospel of Luke. During this Advent Season, PCC is wanting to help a weary world rejoice by giving you, your family and/or friends, a daily focus to help you experience the hope, peace, joy, and love of God. Our series, A…

Peace in a Polarized World, 10/18/20

Watch: Listen: Peninsula Covenant Church · Oct 18, 2020 – THE ESSENTIALS: Peace in a Polarized World For those who identify as Christians, “the fruit of the Spirit” is a well-known phrase from a much-loved passage of Scripture. Though it is so well known, its life-altering impact can be lost on many Christians. Tragically, the character of Christ can be obscured through the lives of Christians. Never is this myopia more of a reality than in an election season. The fruit of…

Unity & Honor, 8/16/20

Watch: Listen: Peninsula Covenant Church · Aug 16, 2020 – ONE KINGDOM. INDIVISIBLE. Unity & Honor This 8-week series will provide an overview of the Kingdom of God, as it is taught throughout Scripture. During each week, we will focus on the theological foundation for the unity of the Kingdom of God, while making applications to our current national/cultural environment. The hope is to provide a Christ-like lens for how the Church can be a unified voice of good news…