December 2017

“The Spirit of Adoption!”

This week’s sermon (Romans 8:12-17) is on one of the most neglected and yet most fundamental topics in all of the Scripture: The person and Work of the Holy Spirit. Many believers today are woefully ignorant of this third Person of the Trinity. The Apostle Paul introduces us to Him in Romans chapter 8: The entire chapter speaks to the Holy Spirit’s deliverance, adoption, redemption and regeneration. He is our Helper in intercession, our Savior in so great salvation and the One who empowers us to complete our destiny through His empowerment and guidance. This message will speak to our new family as adopted sons and daughters. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



October 2017

“There is Therefore Now NO CONDEMNATION”

You may not realize it but the whole of your life, now that you are a born again believer, assuming that indeed you are, is wrapped up in the focus of glorifying the God who saved us from sin and death. It is an egregious contradiction in terms when professing believers either have no desire for spiritual victory over their sin or are ignorant they have already been granted it through the gift of grace in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The reality of freedom and liberty in Christ should be a stunning realization, to the believer, of the wonder of Christ and of Christianity. The reality of our freedom in Christ is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. The reason for our freedom in Christ is our justification. The route to our freedom in Christ is His substitutionary life, death, burial and resurrection. The result of our freedom in Christ is the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. The nature of our freedom in Christ is a lifestyle of ongoing victory over our sin and the ultimate glory of God being manifest in our lives. Romans 8:1-11 may be the most powerful section in the entirety of Scripture! Please take this one home with you as you Listen for LIFE!



“Who is the Man of Romans Chapter Seven?”

In these verses we see a historical tension between four points of view when it comes to understanding the quest for spiritual victory over sin in the Christian’s life. Who is this man, Paul speaks of in Romans 7:14-20? Is he speaking of himself when he was an unsaved man? Is the Apostle Paul speaking of himself as a believer but a carnal, fleshly, immature man? Is he speaking of himself under the conviction of the Holy Spirit or is he speaking of a mature believer who realizes the utter depravity of his own sin as well as his utter dependence upon the Holy Spirit to gain victory over his sinful human nature? This biblical controversy demands an answer, for with the answer comes understanding, hope and spiritual victory for the daily walk and victory of the true believer. Bring it home as you Listen for LIFE!



April 2017

“What Shall We Say Then”

Unfortunately, much confusion exists inside and outside of the church today on the subject of the Law of God and its purpose to reveal, provoke, lead and settle its holy, righteous and perfect purpose. The Apostle Paul, in Romans 7:7-12, leads his readers to a thoughtful conclusion as to the Law of God and its purpose in our lives. "What Shall We Say Then?" - (Is the Law, SIN?) Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



Dead to the Law but Alive to Christ – Part Two



Dead to the Law but Alive to Christ

After being away from our Romans study for a few months we are back with this week's message covering Romans 7:1-6. "Dead the the Law but Alive to Christ!" (Married? YES, But to Which Husband?) 1. We have been released from the law (Romans 7:1-3) The Old Law and Old Marriage) 2. We have been joined to Christ! Romans 7:4-6 (The New Liberty and New Marriage) We have a new freedom, a new family, a new fruitfulness and a new life in Christ! Let's bring this home as we listen for Life!



January 2017

Do the Needful SOUL WORK

Over the last number of weeks we've been going through the Book of Romans line by line, word by word, precept by precept. The practical application sometimes gets lost in the overwhelming avalanche of Biblical truths and life principles. In this week's lesson we take a brief departure from the Book of Romans to do a physical and spiritual check-up to see what adjustments need to be made to our diet and overall health, both physically and spiritually. Our souls, our bodies, our hearts, our lives and minds matter to God and should to us as well. "Doing the Needful Soul Work" What story will our physical and spiritual check-ups tell us as the Body of Christ? Soul Sickness is curable if we are willing to take the right medicines. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



“Putting Sin to Death: from Principle to Practice” Part Three

Not all slavery is bad. Now there's a controversial statement! The Apostle Paul referred to himself as the writer of Scripture in many of his New Testament books as a slave of Jesus Christ. Romans chapter 6: suggests we are either a slave of Satan and of sin or we are a slave of righteousness and of God as our Master and LORD. We have already been given victory over sin. Claiming it, living in it, choosing to experience it is something else entirely. The old illustration of Fact: the Steam Engine, Faith: the Coal Car and Feeling: the Caboose serves as an excellent reminder of how we must choose to Know the Truth, Reckon it to be fact by faith and then to choose to yield our feelings and members to the truth by faith. When we climb out of the caboose of feelings and into the engine of faith we begin to see spiritual progress as we collect momentum in our life of faith. This week's message is part three in "Putting Sin to Death: from Principle to Practice" (The Doctrine of Sanctification in Practice - YIELD) Romans 6:15-23 Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



Putting Sin to Death: from Principle to Practice Part Two

This week's message from the heart of God is: "Putting Sin to Death: From Principle to Practice" (The Doctrine of Sanctification in Practice - RECKON) From Romans 6:18,19. This message from Pastor Pete is the nuts and bolts of putting sin to death in our practice. We may know what's right and even believe what's right but how do we practically put sin to death in our practice. Perfect makes practice! Listen for Life as we Bring it Home!



December 2016

“Putting Sin to Death: From Principle to Practice”

Most everyone has an excuse for their behavior. What's yours? Honestly, we have no excuse. Our sin lies at our own front door. We have no one else to blame but ourselves and our fallen, depraved human nature. Good News: We can have victory over our sin! The victory can only come through Christ's death, burial and resurrection. If we are IN CHRIST we have already been given the victory over our sin and the power of Satan and death. We must know the truth, reckon it to be fact and by faith yield ourselves to what God, in Christ Jesus, has already accomplished on the cross of Calvary. This is Good News Indeed for every true believer in Christ. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!