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Did God Really Say?

Did God Really Say?

Our Series, "Did God Really Say?" examines the foundations God designed for human flourishing, the brokenness and confusion that exists in areas such as authority, life’s sanctity, race, gender, sexuality, responsibility, and justice, and then God’s path for...

Care Groups: Re|Engage

Care Groups: Re|Engage

Care Groups: Re|EngageThere's no marriage that is beyond the hope of the Holy Spirit.Recent statistics estimate 41% of first time marriages end in divorce. That is a staggering figure. If it is true, then almost half of all first time marriages will end in broken...

Providence Church Planting

Providence Church Planting

Providence is currently planning on planting a church in the Wakefield area of northeast Raleigh in the Spring of 2024. Below are frequently asked questions surrounding the topic of Church Planting. The first reason is driven by biblical precedent.  When Jesus rose...

Middle East Conflict & The Gospel

Middle East Conflict & The Gospel

We are living during a time of tremendous conflict and within a culture that is feeling a famine that is “not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord” (Amos 8:11). Most people know far more about what’s happening in the world...

The Idol of Money and Materialism

The Idol of Money and Materialism

We live in a world filled with opportunities to replace God with fake gods. The Bible calls this practice idolatry and warns us to “keep” ourselves from it (1 John 5:21). Idolatry is finding what is and should be ultimately found in Jesus Christ in created things....

Culture Connection — A Family Ministry Resource

April 12, 2024 Absent Minded What it is: Data from the American Enterprise Institute found that during the 2022-2023 school year, 26% of students met the definition of “chronically absent,” meaning they missed ten percent or more of the school year.  Who it impacts:...

Why Isolation Feels Heavy And Hard

Why Isolation Feels Heavy And Hard

It should catch our attention that less than two full chapters into the Bible, God includes a remarkable and perhaps frightening declaration, “It is not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). This declaration comes in stark contrast to every other declaration...

Get Connected with Providence Men

Get Connected with Providence Men

Today, the term “Father” can evoke a wide range of emotional responses, from deep and abiding affection to visceral anger to complete ambivalence. We all have opinions on what a dad is and isn’t. We all have experiences, good and bad, that shape those opinions. If we...

Pressing Into The Mess

Pressing Into The Mess

Have you ever been hurt by someone in a Life Group? Or maybe you have met someone in a group that you just don’t see eye to eye with? If you have, you’re not alone. Providence Life Groups are made up of people, and people have baggage. Because we’re sinners (to sin is...

Care Groups: DivorceCare

Care Groups: DivorceCare

Care Groups: DivorceCareWhether you're navigating through a Divorce, or have been through one and are wrestling with the emotions afterward, DivorceCare is a place to find healing, support, truth, and hope. This is a 13-week, video-based support group program where...

Life Together In Jesus’ Family

Life Together In Jesus’ Family

Life Together In Jesus' FamilyDo you feel lonely? Do these feelings reemerge frequently? If so, you are not alone. According to recent studies compiled by the Surgeon General's office, the majority of American teenagers and adults feel "noticeably lonely." This...

Care Groups: GriefShare

Care Groups: GriefShare

Care Groups: GriefShare Navigating grief and loss can seem overwhelming. While everyone’s response to loss is unique, people facing it will experience many of the same challenges. We offer a group that will help you or someone you know better navigate the challenges...

BLESS Weekend How to Guide

BLESS Weekend How to Guide

BLESS Weekend How To GuideLet's be a BLESSing this Christmas On the weekend of December 8th, 9th, and 10th we want to see everyone at Providence be a blessing. Check out this How To Guide with examples, ideas, and even some recipes you could use.HERE'S THE...

Disciple-Making Training with Dr. Sam Chan

Disciple-Making Training with Dr. Sam Chan

COMMUNITY is the most powerful factor in determining BELIEF in something."Dr. Sam Chan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is a member of The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics. Based in Australia, Chan's life is dedicated to coaching and teaching...

Who is Everyone Thanking?

Who is Everyone Thanking?

It is interesting to me to think about Thanksgiving in America in 2022. I hear people on TV and on the radio talking about thanksgiving, but they make no mention of God. Who is everyone thanking? Psalm 100 makes it clear that our thanks should be directed to God. 1...

The Idol Of Career

The Idol Of Career

We live in a world filled with opportunities to replace God with fake gods. The Bible calls this practice idolatry and warns us to “keep” ourselves from it (1 John 5:21). Idolatry is finding what is and should be ultimately found in Jesus Christ in created things....

Six Roads That Lead To The Idol Of Career

Six Roads That Lead To The Idol Of Career

While our ultimate fulfillment can only be found in God, sin often tempts us to seek it in other sources. This leads to idolatry, where we turn to people, activities, or things as false providers of hope, peace, and satisfaction.  A prominent idol that many of us face...

Janet and Rodger Saul’s Story

Janet and Rodger Saul’s Story

We know He can, we just don't know His plan.Rodger and Janet Saul's life together was seemingly interrupted when Rodger was diagnosed with a tumor that was growing out of his ear. They were shocked, and they weren't sure of what the outcome would be. But, what they...

Unity In An Age Of Division

Unity In An Age Of Division

Looming Danger 2020 has been a strange year. It started with a global pandemic, and now, we are in our second week of worldwide protests over racial inequality, racism and demands for changes in policing. Both of these issues have proven to be incredibly divisive....

The Last Days

With many different views of what will happen in last days on earth, what can we know for sure as Christians? Listen to Dr. Andy Davis teach from Bible to give clarity to this complex topic.  https://vimeo.com/58402025

A Biblical View of Financial Debt

A Biblical View of Financial Debt

When a church proposes the possibility of incurring debt we examine what the Bible says about borrowing money. Below are six questions and answers that will help guide your thinking about what the Bible has to say about this important topic. Question 1: What is a...

I’m Anxious…What Now?

I’m Anxious…What Now?

40 million Americans struggle with some form of chronic anxiety. Every generation is 3x more likely to struggle with anxiety than their parents. Life is anxious for us all at different degrees, and when we face the stress that whips up the waters of our hearts,...

A Kingdom Custom-Built For Kids

A Kingdom Custom-Built For Kids

One of the bittersweet experiences of being connected together occurs when love leads us to feel and carry one another’s pain. Many in our church family recently tasted this when a little boy named Graham went home to be with the Lord. I cannot fathom a deeper pain....

Dying To Racial Indifference

Dying To Racial Indifference

My Experience Growing up in California, my earliest memories of elementary school buddies include Sean Taylor. Sean was funny, smart, athletic...and African American. That just didn’t matter. Like two kids playing catch as warplanes fly overhead, neither of us was...

From the Womb to the Tomb

From the Womb to the Tomb

This January marks the 45th anniversary of the infamous Roe V. Wade decision by the Supreme Court to legalize abortion in the United States. During these 45 years, nearly 60 million little lives have been taken under the protection of this law*. As a Christian seeking...

Loving The Different

Loving The Different

This article summarizes a few truths from our sermon series, Building Blocks of the Family and lays a foundation of how we can process and think through the issues of manhood and womanhood. There was a time in our culture when biblical teaching on gender identity...

Sanctity of Human Life

Sanctity of Human Life

I am aware that some will not finish reading what I am about to write. Some will dismiss it due to length; others by the sadness or personal regret it evokes. Some who are tired of the cultural debate may set it aside as one more voice on an already crowded stage....

The Two “C’s” Of Pornography

The Two “C’s” Of Pornography

Pornography may be one of the most dangerous things in the world facing the modern church. While it is enjoyed in private by a shocking number of people, it is not a struggle for a disturbed few. It is a challenge for people globally, and many church-going Christians...

So Close, Yet So Far Away

One day while teaching a curious crowd, Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). I find it hard to imagine a more sobering sentence....

Mercy After Abortion

Mercy After Abortion

In January of 2019, on the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, legislators in New York passed a law protecting a woman’s right to have a late-term abortion. Millions took to social media to offer their praise or protest. As I read numerous reactions, a question came to...

The Image Of God In Faces & Races

The Image Of God In Faces & Races

There are no words more important to understand the purpose of life than those that open the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds...Then...

Emily Rhyder’s Story

Emily grew up in a Christian home but never knew Jesus as Savior. When she got to high school, she immediately began to search for acceptance and satisfaction, and in doing that, was left empty…so empty that she began to look to drugs and partying in hopes of gaining...

Fighting Discouragement

Fighting Discouragement

Why do I feel so down? “Why do I feel so down?” If you have ever asked this question, you are not alone. The psalmist who wrote Psalms 42 and 43 asked this question. He asks it this way, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?” Most of...

Speaking Into An Ocean Of Outrage

Speaking Into An Ocean Of Outrage

We have a dilemma. On one hand, we know it’s wrong to be silent when seeing injustice. For example, if you were to see a child dragged on the floor by her hair, crying, and bleeding, it would be wrong to be silent, even if at some point you had previously decried the...

Politics, Peace & The Christian Conscience

Politics, Peace & The Christian Conscience

The political division can feel so oppressive these days, but for those of us who know Christ, this is our moment to shine. As the country trembles over the outcome and aftermath of the election, we get to demonstrate the peace of belonging to a “kingdom that cannot...

Amanda’s Story and Baptism

Amanda fought loneliness her entire life, from marrying a Muslim to having a son, nothing seemed to satisfy her. After several unlikely encounters, Amanda's heart was eager to hear more about Jesus. https://vimeo.com/199898898

The Pinder Family

The Pinder family attended Providence off and on for years. After several years, they were personally encouraged to attend a Life Group. They attended one week and never looked back! From there they planted themselves in the community of Providence by attending...

Fully Present on a Toronto Mission Trip

Fully Present on a Toronto Mission Trip

Our trip leader to Toronto told us that our trip wouldn’t have a specific project or thing we would accomplish, but we would instead be spending our time serving Trinity Life Church and its pastors and families. This made me a little nervous, because I'd never...

Jessica’s Battle With Postpartum Depression

Jessica's family didn't have a history of mental illness and she already had one child, but something changed after the birth of her second child that took her by surprise and leaving her feeling angry towards her own newborn child.   https://vimeo.com/316354417

Uganda Gave Me A New Perspective

Uganda Gave Me A New Perspective

Over the summer I heard God calling me to serve as an intern with Jordan Griffin for A Perfect Injustice (API). I could have spent my summer doing anything other than volunteering my time, but it was clear to me there was a reason God wanted me to get to know the...

A Three Circles Chalk Talk

A Three Circles Chalk Talk

Our team spent a week in a community just outside of Boston running a sports camp for children with a partner church. One of those children at the camp, Abraham, was a fourth grader who had almost no experience with sports, but he was a thoughtful and quiet learner....

You Don’t Look Depressed

You Don’t Look Depressed

I remember the first time I shared with a stranger about a big secret in my life. I was young, in college, and worked part-time at a bookstore. A customer approached me one day and asked if I knew of a book that could help her with depression. Much to my own surprise,...

Responding To The Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Responding To The Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced their decision to redefine marriage in all 50 states. With marriage being the most foundational building block to the home and society, I imagine the impact will be broad....

The Gospel For Marriage

The Gospel For Marriage

Marriage is a gift that God graciously gives to His people. Here we want to consider two truths about marriage and two ways we can celebrate the gift of marriage in our confused world today. Marriage is rooted in a complementarian understanding of gender. God designed...

The Gospel for Sex(ual Sin)

The Gospel for Sex(ual Sin)

How can we think about the issue of sex and how does the gospel specifically address the issue of sexual sin? Regrettably, all of us know the bitter taste of sexual failure in one way or another. Thankfully, God is a healer and restorer. In order to understand how the...

Fighting Passivity

Fighting Passivity

Passivity Is A Product of the Fall Let’s be honest, Adam dropped the ball. When God created him, He gifted Adam with purpose. The fact is, both man and woman were made God’s representatives on the earth, image bearers of the Creator, with characteristics that only...

PCM Summer Book Study

PCM Summer Book Study

Come grow with other individuals in PCM as we walk through different resources together over the Summer. Book Studies meet once a week over the Summer months of June & July. Take a look at the Book Study options & sign up here:

One Way To Heaven (Sermon Manuscript)

One Way To Heaven (Sermon Manuscript)

Romans 10:1-17 Today we conclude our series, “Did God Really Say,” looking at God’s design for human flourishing, the confusion that exists when we reject those designs, and then God’s path for restoration. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”...

The Sour Grapes of Injustice (Sermon Manuscript)

The Sour Grapes of Injustice (Sermon Manuscript)

Genesis 1:1; Ezekiel 18:1-32; Romans 3:23-26 Today we continue our series, “Did God Really Say,” looking at God’s design for human flourishing, the confusion that exists in areas of authority, sanctity of life, race, gender, sexuality, responsibility, justice, and...

HELP, I’M EXHAUSTED

HELP, I’M EXHAUSTED

HELP, I'M EXHAUSTEDAre you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to carry the heavy burdens of life? You're not alone! Many people feel buried under the unrelenting pace and pressures of life. Symptoms of exhaustion can include profound fatigue, despair,...

The Gospel for Singleness

The Gospel for Singleness

Both singleness and marriage are gifts from God. They are each gifts that a loving Father wisely gives to his children for specific purposes. Greater than being single or being married is being a child of God who participates in the mission of God. Both singleness and...

Life In The Womb To The Tomb (Sermon Manuscript)

Life In The Womb To The Tomb (Sermon Manuscript)

Genesis 1:25-27; Jeremiah 1:5 Today we continue our series, “Did God Really Say,” looking at God’s design for human flourishing, the brokenness that exists in areas of authority, life, race, gender, sexuality, responsibility, and justice, and then God’s path for...

Resources To Help You When You Feel Guilty

We are all guilty. We think that if we can deny our sin, we can find peace, but that is a lie. How do we avoid becoming overwhelmed by guilt? How can we be washed of all our sins? How is it possible that sin can just be blotted out? It is only by the cross. Our sin is...

How To Handle Hopelessness

Despair is the feeling of hopelessness and anguish that leads us to say, “My soul is full of troubles” (Psalm 88:3). Despair is dangerous because it tempts us to settle, sin, or self-harm for relief. When feeling hopeless, many compromise, many turn to self-numbing...

I Feel Abandoned…What should I do?

When we are bereaved by death, devastated by divorce, disowned by a family, broken by a break-up, rejected by a friend, discarded by a boss, and we look to God only to hear/see no help; this is what it means to feel forsaken. And yet, Jesus endured utmost loss to...

How Can I Fight Fear?

Fear is what we feel when facing the threat of harm, and we live in such a scary world, it can feel like fear is taking over our life. Nothing changes the tide of fear in our lives like knowing and remember who God is and that God is with us always. Even when we are...