Messages by Peter C. Steele (Page 3)

Messages by Peter C. Steele (Page 3)

Praying Together – securing our hearts to God

This week we continue learning about prayer. Pastor Peter asks the question, if prayer is personal do we need to pray in groups? He unpacks Matthew 6:9-13 to tell us God’s answer. 9 “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven,your name be honored as holy.10 Your kingdom come.Your will be doneon earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts,as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And do not bring us into temptation,but deliver us…

Prayer and Fasting – securing our hearts to God

This week Pastor Peter continued our series on prayer and taught from Matthew 6:16-18. These verses teach us that prayer and fasting are our way to declare our dependence on God. 16 “Whenever you fast, don’t be gloomy like the hypocrites. For they disfigure their faces so that their fasting is obvious to people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that your fasting isn’t obvious to others but…

Whenever You Pray

This week Pastor Peter asks the question: How do we maintain a personal and intimate connection to God where we recognize our deep dependence on Him regardless of our circumstances? 5 “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your…

The Lord’s Supper

Remembering & Proclaiming Christ Pastor Peter started a new series this week about The Lord’s Supper. Since Jesus gave His body, shed His blood, and rose from the grave to save us from our sins, we should worship by remembering and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ both in sharing communion and throughout our lives. 26 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is my body.” 27 Then he took…

A Savior Was Born For You

This Christmas Eve, Pastor Peter reads from Luke 2:8-14 (CSB). God’s heart is for everyone from the shepherds to the wise men. 8 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will…

The Lord is Preparing for Christmas – week 4

Righteous and Just This week Pastor Peter continues to unpack Exodus 34:6-7. Pastor Peter shares how God is Righteous and Just. 6 The Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: The Lord—the Lord is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth, 7 maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But he will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ iniquity on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation. Exodus…

The Lord is Preparing for Christmas – week 3

Forgiving Iniquity, Rebellion, and Sin This week Pastor Peter’s message is an extension of last week. He continues to unpack Exodus 34:6-7. Pastor Peter shares how God is Holy and God’s love is expressed in unimaginable forgiveness.

The Lord is Preparing for Christmas – week 2

This week Pastor Peter continued unpacking the question: How do we know who God is? Exodus 34:6-7 describes God as abounding in faithful love and truth. Abounding in Faithful Love and Truth 6 The Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: The Lord—the Lord is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth, 7 maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But he will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ iniquity on…

The Lord is Preparing for Christmas – week 1

This Sunday, Pastor Peter began our Christmas Series: The Lord is Preparing for Christmas. He asks the question, Who is God? In Exodus 34:6-7, God describes His own heart. No matter how discouraged we feel, God is compassionate and gracious. He is slow to anger. This series is for those who are discouraged this season and running on fumes. Compassionate & Gracious, Slow to Anger 6 The Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: The Lord—the Lord is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to…

Come Away and Rest

This week Pastor Peter teaches us what Jesus says about rest from Mark 6:30-31. We are called to work and then to rest. Rest grounds us in the gospel and is a form of worship – declaring all faith and trust in God’s control. 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and…