January 29, 2023 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Smoke & Mirrors

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Colossians 2:18-19

Series Introduction: The best way not to be taken in by that, which is false, is to know (from facts to experience) that which is true. The false teachers in the first century taught about a four-headed monster that consisted of intellectualism, ritualism, mysticism, and legalism.

Introduction: Mysticism is the attempt to perceive and experience spiritual reality. It is the belief that one can have a direct experience with the spirit world and with God, apart from Jesus and the revelation God has given through His Word. Modern mysticism expresses itself through what today we call the New Age Movement.

Definition of New Age Movement:  A general term for the thousands of spiritual groups that have embraced and blended various elements of Asian religious philosophy and popular psychology.

The Elements of Mystical Exploration

Asceticism—extreme practices of self-denial (Colossians 2:18a) (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

Spiritism—attempts to contact disembodied beings such as a person or an angel (Colossians 2:18b) (Revelations 22:8-9)

Spiritual Elitism—supposedly higher knowledge only available to some (Colossians 2:18c) (Hebrews 10:19-23)

Bottom Line: Mysticism promotes self and demotes Jesus.

The Elements of Spiritual Experience

A Living Relationship (Colossians 2:19a)

A Growing Relationship (Colossians 2:19b) (1 Peter 2:2) (2 Peter 3:18)

Bottom Line: In Scripture, spiritual growth takes place in connection to the Church.

Footnote: Jesus: 1) Is Head of the Body 2) Nourishes the Body 3) Unites the Body 4) Increases the Body.

Application:  Do you realize there are spirit worlds that are seeking your attention? Beware of those who desire to lead you in spiritual maturity apart from Jesus, God’s Word and the Church.



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March 3-4

The heart of Unite is to bring
together students from different churches, schools, & cultures as the body of Jesus Christ & to empower them to make a difference in their communities. Unite will be packed with worship, teaching, games, serving, & food but also some
surprises to stretch students to be intentional about their faith. 

Cost for all Middle & High Students:  $25

To Register, Click: HERE


Experience the Holy Land

November 8-17, 2023

Join PCC for a 10-day tour of Israel! Hosted by Bryan & Jonathan Glisson, this trip will visit sites such as Galilee, Mt Carmel, Bethlehem, & Jerusalem!

Cost (all inclusive): $4,747
Pick up a brochure at the iDesk


Single Moms Connect Group

Sundays—9:30am—Room 1

We are the only single mom’s ministry in Cleveland county!  We strive to help these moms feel welcome, supported and part of a community studying God’s word in a practical way. Come join us!

For More Info, contact Gary:


Clubhouse Camp

July 31-August 3

Your 3rd-5th Grader (2022-2023 school year) will not want to miss this Christ-centered, kid-friendly, week of Summer Camp at Look-up Lodge in Travelers Rest, SC!

Cost: $260

Registration Opens February 5th.  Click: HERE


Student Pastor

PCC is looking for a Student Pastor. If you or someone you know
would like to apply, click: HERE


Welcome New Members

Denise Cobb
Roger Cobb
Devilynn Davis
Joseph Davis
KaSaundra Davis
Serenity Davis
Mary Farrow
Robert Farrow
Loann Meekins
Ralph Meekins
Erica Runyon
Joey Runyon
Scott Spears
Makiyo Taylor
Brian Tessener
Vickie Tessener



Right Now Media

Right Now Media is an extensive, faith-based video library you can access (completely FREE) whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or at home on your TV.

To sign up, click: HERE 


Clubhouse Kids Ministry

To view Clubhouse Resources which include: Worship Experiences (Bible Story), Godtime Cards, and Parent Guides: Click HERE


warehouse247 Student Ministry

Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm.  A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students.  Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching

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