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Posts by Paul Mermilliod

Posts by Paul Mermilliod

A Better Name

“Having become superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs” Hebrews 1:4 Have you ever taken time to consider the significance of a name? Historically, names have been important because they carry meaning and purpose that is being attributed from parents to their children. Even in our culture today, much time, energy, and consideration are given in the choosing of names. As a parent of four children, a lot of time, conversation, and…

Elder Ordination

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care…

Equipping Others To Find Joy In Jesus

October 18, 2022 Equipping Others To Find Joy In Jesus Elder Letter by Paul Mermilliod   I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, Philippians 1:25 we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. 2 Corinthians 1:24   One of the great privileges we get as God’s…

Eternal Security

October 12, 2022Eternal Security Elder Letter by Paul Mermilliod  For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the…

NextGen Update

August 10, 2022NextGen And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… Acts 2:42 When we read about the early church in the book of Acts, one of the things that stands out about their pursuit is the word “devotion.” They were devoted to Jesus, and devoted to pursuing Jesus alongside Jesus’ people, the church. We live in a cultural moment where it has become normalized for our pursuit of…

Devoted

August 4, 2022DevotedElder Letter by Paul Mermilliod And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… Acts 2:42 When we read about the early church in the book of Acts, one of the things that stands out about their pursuit is the word “devotion.” They were devoted to Jesus, and devoted to pursuing Jesus alongside Jesus’ people, the church. We live in a cultural moment where it has become normalized…

Discover TCBC

August 24, 2022Discover TCBC And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… Acts 2:42 When we read about the early church in the book of Acts, one of the things that stands out about their pursuit is the word “devotion.” They were devoted to Jesus, and devoted to pursuing Jesus alongside Jesus’ people, the church. We live in a cultural moment where it has become normalized for our pursuit…

Equip The Saints

August 17, 2022Equip And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… Acts 2:42 When we read about the early church in the book of Acts, one of the things that stands out about their pursuit is the word “devotion.” They were devoted to Jesus, and devoted to pursuing Jesus alongside Jesus’ people, the church. We live in a cultural moment where it has become normalized for our pursuit of…

We Promise To Equip You To Serve One Another… To Love You

July 14, 2022We Promise To Equip You To Serve One Another… To Love YouElder Letter by Paul Mermilliod Sometimes a well-timed question can become an instrument used by the Holy Spirit to change us from the inside out. When I was in college, the youth pastor at our church asked me a question that would end up leaving a permanent mark on the trajectory of my life. It was a simple question that on the surface seemed to be of…