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May 2014

The Gospel of Mark – The AGONY of the CUP

Have you ever met anyone who said their prayer life was adequate? Most of us feel guilty when the subject of prayer is brought up. In fact, if you want to prophecy doom over a scheduled gathering, call a prayer meeting. If “Prayer is the Work” then why are we not working at prayer, believing in prayer? If prayer is so mighty and powerful then why do God’s people shy away from praying? Some polling suggests that the average declared Christian believer prays less than five minutes a week. As bad as that sounds the average Christian Pastor prays on the average of only six minutes a week. In this week’s message Pastor Pete outlines the story of Jesus prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. Title: “The AGONY of the CUP” (The Pleading Prayer Life of Jesus) Mark 14:32-42 In answer to the question why we should pray we discover: 1.) For Goodness Sake! (Mark 14:32); 2. For Jesus Sake! (Mark 14:33-35); 3. For God’s Sake! (Mark 14:36); 4. For Pete’s Sake! (Mark 14:37-40); and 5. For Heaven’s Sake! (Mark 14:41). Listen for Life!




April 2014

The Gospel of Mark – Peter’s Predicted Denial of Jesus

We’ve all done it… gone from Sunday singing and jubilant worship to miserable failure. This week Pastor Pete will be sharing the predicted failure of not only the Apostle Peter but of all the disciples of Christ who insist they would never betray their Lord. When the Shepherd is struck the sheep scatter. It is God the Father Himself who struck the Shepherd. (Mark 14:27b.) The Outline for this message is: 1. From singing to failing. (Mark 14:26,27); 2. From failing to comfort. (Mark 14:28); 3. From comfort to an empty promise. (Mark 14:29); 4. From an empty promise to a sobering prediction. (Mark 14:30); 5. From a sobering prediction to a vehement vow. (Mark 14:31); 6. From a vehement vow to a humbled brokenness. (Mark 14:66-72); 7. From a humbled brokenness to Jubilant Song! (John 21:15-19) We all fail but we are not failures if we simply surrender Lordship to Christ alone. Listen for Life!




Easter – In Christ Alone

The Rolling Stones coined the phrase: "I can't get no satisfaction. And I try, and I try, and I try, and I try." What is the heart of Biblical, Historical Christianity? In this Easter / Resurrection message Pastor Pete will bring great comfort from the book of Romans via the great hymn of the faith: In Christ Alone. In these four stanzas we have the entirety of the gospel celebrated and expressed. The church should sing in jubilant triumph and song. “Christ has risen, He has risen indeed!” Romans gives us the answer to where we are to find truth and our ultimate satisfaction: In Christ Alone. In the Scriptures Alone. In Grace Alone. In Faith Alone. In God's Glory Alone. 1. Condemnation. Romans 1:1-3:20; 2. Justification. Romans 3:21-5:2; 3. Sanctification. Romans 6:1-8:39; 4. Vindication. Romans 9:1-11:36; and, 5. Application. Romans 12:1-16:27. Listen for LIFE!




The Passover Prepared and Celebrated

There are only two ordinances (requirements, laws) for the church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, (or) Communion, Passover. In this section of Mark’s Gospel, Pastor Pete will explain where this Christian rite came from (Exodus 12:), how it was prepared by our Lord (Mark 14:12-16), how it was celebrated by Christ and His disciples (Mark 14:17-21), What the spiritual significance and meaning of the bread and cup speak to (Mark 14:22-25) Who, ultimately the Lord’s Supper, Communion, Passover points to (I Corinthians 5:6-8) and lastly, the warning for the believer in partaking (I Corinthians 11:17-34). This mystery of the believer’s union and communion with Christ is wrapped up in the beauty of broken bread and crushed grapes. Our hope is that as listeners we will never view the ordinance of communion the same and that our wonder and appreciation for the sacrificial death of Christ will cause us to be forever grateful as we bow before His Majesty. Listen for Life!




Your Future Itinerary as a Christian

With this Sunday’s message, we will embark upon what is perceived as the most fantastic journey that God has in store for the believer in Christ; we will be discussing your future itinerary as a Christian. The “stops” along the way include: ‘what happens when you die’, the Rapture of the Church, the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Return of Christ, the Millennial Kingdom, and the Eternal State. People often wonder what the future beholds when all one needs to do is receive the answer in Scripture.




Journey into Discipleship

Ever wonder what it meant to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ? What does it mean today? Join us as we take a journey into discipleship and see what real or true discipleship looks like.




March 2014

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Jesus was perfect - 365 days a year. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Listen to find out more!




The Gospel of Mark – A Question of How to Betray Jesus

Have you ever been betrayed? How did that make you feel? Betrayal is one of those emotions that tend to stick with us to the bitter end. How do you forgive someone who has betrayed you? How do you seek forgiveness if you were the one to betray someone’s faith or confidence? Pastor Pete shares the story of one of the twelve disciples: Judas Iscariot, from Mark 14:10,11. Judas Iscariot has become synonymous with the ugly portrait of betrayal. To be a Judas is not a compliment. The Outline for Sunday: The Etymology of Betrayal: What does it mean? The Anatomy of Betrayal: What does it look like? The Economy of Betrayal: What does it produce? The Integrity of Betrayal: What have we learned? Listen for Life!




The Gospel of Mark – A Question on How to Waste Your Life

The world doesn’t get it, it doesn’t get us, the believer! We are fools to them for wasting our lives, our gifts, our opportunities for something foolhardy and something that sounds a lot like a fairy tale. Why would God come to die? The same questions asked even by the disciples of Jesus are being asked today. Pastor Pete will share from Mark 14:3-9 the story of the woman who broke her alabaster vase and poured out the fragrant contents on the head of Jesus. The world asks us today these same five questions: 1.) Are You Wasting Your Life? 2.) Are You Wasting Your Gifts? 3.) Are You Wasting Your Opportunity? 4.) Are You Wasting Your Death? 5.) Are You Wasting Your Witness and Testimony? The Christian life is a wasted life to those who are perishing. The questions and bewilderment of people still abounds today. What does a true wasted life look like, not in this life but in eternity? “He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot, martyr to the Auca Indians in South America. Listen for Life!




From the Heart

If we are crucified with Christ Jesus then all of our old passions and desires are found in serving Him with the passion and desire we once had for sin. Let's repent, casting fear and doubt aside and choose to be great for God and doing great things for His glory.