April 2012

The Gospel of Mark – One Tempted in the Wilderness

This message covers the temptation of Christ in the wilderness in Mark 1:12,13 with the parallel accounts in Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. Pastor Pete covers six practical principles of our Lord’s temptation and our temptations as well. Spiritual warfare is real and Satan and his demons stand ready to see believers fall and fail under a constant flood of temptation. His objective is to ruin the believer whereas God allows the temptations in our lives to build in us character and strength as believers. In this message you will hear: The timing, power source, place, purpose, Tempter, and lastly, the testimony that comes from our temptations. ________________________________________

The Gospel of Mark – One Obedient in the Wilderness

This week’s message on Mark 1:1-11 speaks to the obedience of Christ. Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to submit Himself to John’s baptism of repentance? Wasn’t Christ perfect, sinless? What then could possibly be the reason for Christ’s insistence on being baptized by John in the wilderness? This was Christ’s first public act that had in attendance all three Persons of the trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This message gives fascinating insight into the mind of Christ and His expectation for each one of us as His followers / disciples.

The Gospel of Mark – One Crying in the Wilderness

In Mark’s Gospel chapter one, verses one through eight, Pastor Pete shares the story of the opening pages of Mark. An introduction to the One Crying In The Wilderness: John the Baptist. The Herald of the New KING! What was John’s ministry and why did Christ Himself refer to John the Baptist as the greatest of all the prophets? In this message you will hear: the best news ever, (1:1a) the best KING ever, (1:1b) the best promise ever, (1:2,3) the best prophet ever, (1:4) the best message ever, (1:5-7a) the best place and job ever, (1:7b) and lastly, the best birthday ever! (1:8). The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Repentance that leads to salvation.

March 2012

An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark – Part Five

Pastor Pete begins Mark in chapter one verse one introducing the author: John Mark, his background, his mark on the early church, the key verse and outline for the book, the time of writing, the style and the theme of the book. Why is Jesus Christ seen, in the Gospel according to Mark, as the Servant King and what is the application of the word “Servant” for us today?

An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark – Part Four

Pastor Pete shares the meaning of the term, “Gospel.” The subject and meaning of our redemption is carefully explained in what was purchased, to whom was the price paid, who paid the price, who stands to benefit from redemption and who stands to suffer the most from our redemption? Why four gospels? The distinctive character of each gospel writer and their audience in the first century to the present time, Christ is presented as the theme of our Bibles from the Old to the New Testaments

An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark – Part Three

Pastor Pete shares from selected Scriptures what the Word of God is good for and how we can open its pages to find instruction for practical application for our lives. A presentation of the reason for the four gospels is given as well as a definition of the gospel itself. The message presents John Mark as the writer of the Gospel of Mark in his name, his background, his training, and his mark on the New Testament church. In this lesson Pastor shares the time, style, theme, outline and scope of Mark’s Gospel as well as the Person of Jesus Christ as the primary subject matter within its pages

An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark – Part Two

Pastor Pete shares from selected Scriptures the doctrine of Bibliology and how we got our English Bibles. A careful presentation of the Bible’s authority, inerrancy, infallibility, clarity, necessity, sufficiency, continuity, historicity and integrity is discussed. Needed clarity is given for the confusion over the many Bible versions, translations and interpretations

February 2012

An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark – Part One

This week’s message introduces the Gospel according to John Mark. Pastor Pete will give some historical background on how we got our English Bible and how we can know its accuracy and reliability as being God breathed. An overview presentation of the book will include a description of Mark: the time, style, theme, scope and emphasis on Christ throughout the second gospel of the New Testament.

Three Coffins; Three Tombstones

This is the last message in Pastor Pete’s Series on Genesis. From 2/2005 – 12/2005 Pastor Pete preached through the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis. From 9/2009 to the present Pastor Pete has been off and on teaching in the book of Genesis from chapters 12-50. In this time we’ve looked at the Patriarchal record of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph and have discovered the beginnings of faith in the nature and character of God. In this 88th message Pastor shares the concluding thoughts on the deaths of Jacob and Joseph and the parallel between Adam’s death and its implications to all of humanity and the death, burial and resurrection of the second Adam: Jesus Christ and what His death wrought for all of mankind. We need not fear death. The last enemy to be destroyed will be death and the grave. One day even sin will be put to death once and for all. The good news Gospel message for everyone is that because of Christ we can be assured of not having to die that second death and gain an assurance of life everlasting with Christ.

January 2012

A Father’s Blessing On His Children

Pete shares from the Word of God from Genesis 49: the importance of a father’s role in the home and family and of leaving a godly inheritance to those we leave behind.