Covid-19 Updates: May 2022

The Ultimate Act of Surrender
(Good Friday Message)

By Christian Noubi Let’s turn to the book of Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. As we go in depth with todays; the last words of our savior, I would like everyone to ponder these two questions; … Read more

My Personal Attitude Approaching God’s Throne of Grace

By Minister Nallely Dickson (Hebrews 4:16, New Living Translation)So let us come (proserchomai) boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:16, NASB 1995)Therefore let us draw near (proserchomai) with confidence to the throne of … Read more

Leaders as Slaves of Christ – May 2017

Dear Peddie Church Family, In the next several columns, I would like to share reflections on leadership from the Bible. We live in a time when promoting oneself is an accepted norm and asserting one’s right is encouraged even from a young age. In such a time, it’s strange to hear that in the Bible … Read more

The Way of the Cross on Good Friday

Six historic churches and one non-profit organization in downtown Newark will take part in the 32nd annual “Way of the Cross” procession on Good Friday, March 25, from noon to 3 p.m. This ecumenical event, recalling the walk of Jesus to his crucifixion in Jerusalem, has been sponsored every year since 1985 by Newark’s Downtown … Read more

The Cost of Non-discipleship – February 2016

Dear Peddie Church Family, As we continue to move forward one step at a time, it would be good to remind ourselves of the simple plan that our Lord Jesus instituted for our spiritual growth: discipleship. Disciples are apprentices of Jesus who follow Him moment-by-moment and learn from Him whatever situation they face. One of … Read more

Accepting Our Calling

(Eph. 2:1-10; John 17:1-5)

–Pastor Felix Tingson

We are called for a holy and noble purpose! You were put on earth to make a contribution. You were not created just to consume resources, to eat, breathe, and take up space. God designed us to make a difference with our life.

While many best-selling books offer advice on how to “get the most out of life”, that’s not the reason God made us. We were created to add to life on earth, not just take from it. God wants you to give something back. This is God’s purpose for your life, and it is called your “ministry” or service.

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How First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church of Newark, NJ, Became an International, Multicultural church

Written in 2006 by retired pastor Glenn Hatfield, at the request of and in consultation with Rev. Felix Tingson.

Some churches call it “multicultural” to rent space to a church of another culture, or to have more than one cultural or language group as part of one church, but with separate meeting times or rooms. Under some circumstances, these can be valid approaches. However, Peddie’s approach to multiculturalism is to have all groups involved in one church, interacting with each other as Christian brothers and sisters in most activities. Although Peddie still uses the terminology “multicultural,” this form of being “multicultural” is now increasingly called being “intercultural.”

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