We often get asked about Pinecrest’s logo on our church sign and bulletin. Where did it come from? What does it symbolize? Pastor Rhett addressed these questions during his Sunday morning sermon on Decemeber 31, 2023, which is linked below.
There are three important Biblical lessons from our Pinecrest logo that remind us and help us to explain to others what is important to us here at Pinecrest.
The Trees are on a Hill
Here at Pinecrest we want to follow Jesus’ instructions of being a blessing to others and by pointing them to God and Jesus Christ in how we live our lives. We do not want to have a hidden faith but an authentic faith that shows in how we live (See Matthew 5:14-16).
The Trees are Green
Pine Trees are part of the evergreen family. Pine trees show the life that they have in every season by remaining green all year round. The evergreen tree reminds us that we have everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ (See John 11:25-26). Also, the evergreen tree reminds us that we should be bearing fruit of this new life in every season and circumstance (see Psalm 1 & Galatians 5:22-25).
There are Three Trees
The three trees on a hill should remind us of the three crosses on Golgotha where our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died for our sins. Also, the three crosses/trees should remind us of the three walks/relationships which we believe all Christians should have in their life.
Upon the three Crosses/Trees were Jesus (God), a thief who repented (Friend/Believer), and a thief who did not repent (Neighbor/Unbeliever). The three trees remind us that we should all be
Walking with God (see James 4:8),
Walking with a Friend (see Ecclesiastes 4:9-10), and
Walking with a Neighbor (see Luke 10:25-37).
Pinecrest wants to produce members who are mountain climbers that constantly look for opportunities to meet with God and consistently go where God leads them even when the path is difficult.
This is demonstrated in our members by regularly attending church worship services.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”
Pinecrest wants to produce members who are hiking buddies that come alongside other believers to encourage and assist them in their worldly and spiritual journeys. Ideally they will receive the same in return.
This is demonstrated in our members by regularly attending a weekly discipleship group.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
Pinecrest wants to produce members who are trail guides that seek out others in the church or community who are lost or in trouble and then helps them find their way.
This is demonstrated in our members by regular involvement on a service or outreach team.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”