November 2017

“The Mighty Works of God”

This Week Pastor Pete will introduce you to a fundamental study in the doctrines of creation, and revelation. These two misunderstood doctrines are the very foundations of our faith and understanding of God and how things are supposed to work. If we get these two doctrines out of their proper Biblical and God centered alignment the fallout will have incalculable consequences. Psalm 19: written by the Psalmist David, speaks to the Creator and the Revelator. Creation clearly proclaims a Creator just as the revelation of the Biblical account and record clearly points to a Savior and an all sufficient sovereign God. The church in America has lost its moorings in large part because of the lost, forsaken and abandoned doctrines of Creation and Revelation. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



“King David’s Thanksgiving Song”

Approaching the American holiday of Thanksgiving gives each of us cause to consider what we are thankful for and how we choose to give thanks. Of course, Thanksgiving is not just the third Thursday of each November, most of us understand thanksgiving is a daily exercise of our conscious will in spite of the trouble that comes to us with each new day. A thankful heart speaks to a strong theology of God and of His providence regardless of life’s circumstances and suffering. It rains on the just and the unjust. What God allows and permits in our lives for good Satan desires for evil. God is in the construction business: He seeks to build us up and equip us for the trials and trouble tomorrow will inevitably bring. Satan is in the destruction business and he seeks to kill, steal and destroy. Life and godliness, joy and happiness are inextricably linked to a thankful heart. How about you? Are you thankful… in everything? We will look to Paul in I Thessalonians 5:18 and King David in Psalm 18: to discover how to give thanks in all things. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



Fervent Prayers of a Soul Survivor

What do you do when under the gun? Where do you go when under great stress? Who do you turn to when at your wits end? These questions, and many more speak to the inevitable conflicts that come in trying to live our lives well. Whenever we seek to glorify God stuff happens and hits the proverbial fan. Often the difficulties and stresses of life are self-inflicted. We tend to bring much of the stress and turmoil of life upon ourselves. We can hardly play the victim card when our poor choices have taken us down. But when we do our utmost to live life well, giving God glory in all we do, and are still persecuted and brought low what do we do then? The Psalmist: David gives us some refreshing ideas from his own life experience from Psalm 17:1-15 Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



October 2017

Reformation Sunday

Sunday, October 29th is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In the worship service Pastor Pete leads the congregation in a celebration of Martin Luther’s life and the influence he provided for the reformers during the time of the Reformation. A collection of Responsive Scripture Readings, Church Hymns and a overview retelling of Martin Luther’s life will be the focus of this week’s worship service. Bring it Home 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!



“COVENANT”

This message may be one of the most important messages at Family Bible Church. The very first institution created by God Himself was marriage. Biblical marriage, the home and the family is under attack today. One might ask, ‘WHY?’ Simply put, because it is the very moral foundation of every civilization. A society cannot continue to grow and flourish if marriage and the family are redefined and changed by man. We are reaping the consequences of the foolish recreation, by man, of God’s institutions. Pastor Pete leads FBC in a collective Covenant Marriage rededication service by explaining the meaning of ‘COVENANT.’ He will explain the significance of a blood covenant in the Old and New Testaments. He will teach why the oaths and promises in a covenant marriage are so binding. When we say ‘I Do’ we are essentially extending God’s grace, mercy, forgiveness and His unconditional love. Covenant marriage may be the most powerful illustration of the Gospel message we could ever live out before one another and the world. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



September 2017

Yada, Yada, YADA

In this second installment teaching of the Great Commandment from Matthew 22:23-40 we see the powerful truth of an authentic believer: a living, breathing, loving passion for Christ. The attitude, altitude, fortitude and servitude of a true believer is born out from a loving passion for Christ and a desire for His preeminence and glory to be revealed in our lives. A passionate love for Christ always manifests itself in a true love for others. Love in action towards other believers and other human beings is what the world so desperately needs to see. Too often professing Christians have exuded a lifeless faith and religion. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE.



“A New Commandment”

Have you lost your joy? What I mean is... have you lost the true sense of who and Who's you are in Christ? Are you going through the motions as a professing believer? This week Pastor Pete will bring the last message in the Ten Commandment series by offering one more eternal truth: A New Commandment - (Moving from lifeless religion to living passion) from Matthew 22:23-40. The Pharisees and Saducees were and still are perfect examples of the imperfect religious mentality and lifestyle. Religion is a never ending misery, "ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." We will compare lifeless religion to the living, passionate, intimate relationship we can have with and in Jesus Christ. Bring it Home as you listen for LIFE!



July 2017

The Ten Commandments – Part Ten

I don’t think anyone would ever nominate Mick Jagger as a great theologian. He is known for one of the most famous rock songs of all time that has this famous lyric: “I can’t get no, satisfaction!” Unfortunately, most people, including Jagger, are still seeking for something and or someone to give them the satisfaction and contentment they so desperately long for. True contentment can only come through the person of Jesus Christ in the redemption only He can bring from sin and hell. God has created us for Himself and only He can give us what we really need and are really looking for. In this last installment of the Ten Commandment series Pastor Pete will use the Old Testament character of Job to illustrate this amazing principle in practice. Godliness with contentment is great gain. 2 Timothy 6:6 Bring it Home as you listen for LIFE!



The Ten Commandments – Part Nine

The Ninth Commandment, “Protecting the Sanctity of a Clean Conscience” in (Exodus 20:16), tells us we are not to bear false witness against our neighbor. Jesus asked the Pharisees the penetrating question of who then is our neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) Essentially, any lie is a serious contradiction for the believer, for we serve Christ who’s name is “TRUTH.” Satan is a liar and the father of lies. So whenever we lie or slander another we are doing Satan’s work for him. One of Satan’s names, ‘Diabolos,’ is the word for slanderer. As born again believers we are told that the truth of Christ and His Word starts in and from our hearts. When left to ourselves our hearts will lie and deceive us. This is why we must come to the Truth: Christ Himself, and believe the truth of the Bible, submitting our thinking and behavior to the Way, the Truth and the Life. When Christ indwells our lives, our thinking and behavior will show forth a lifestyle of truthfulness and our conscience will bear witness to Christ in us, the Hope of Glory. Shall we Bring it Home as we Listen for LIFE?