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Al Pittman

Blessed For Success Part 6 - Philadelphia part 1

October 7, 2019

We’re going to talk about body building on today’s program, but don’t start working up a sweat -  we’re talking about Body Building God’s Way. We’ll be looking at the Lord’s letter to the church in Philadelphia, found in Revelation chapter three, verses seven through thirteen.  Again - the topic will be building up the body of Christ, something the Philadelphians were very good at.

References: Revelation 3:7-13

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We’re currently in the beginning stages of an exciting and interesting study through the book of Revelation.  As we continue our look at chapter three today, we’ll examine once again the message from the Lord to the church in Sardis. There’s no mystery at all about the Lord’s displeasure with things going on in this city. Many of the believers there had become hypocritical Christians. They talked a good game, but the evidence wasn’t there.
October 4, 2019
Today we continue our study of Revelation as we open our Bibles to Revelation chapter three. On our next two programs, pastor Al Pittman will take a look at the Lord’s message to the church in Sardis. "Zombies” might very well be an accurate way of describing the members of the church in Sardis, and that’s why the Lord gave them a stern message in the form of a letter. 
October 3, 2019
We’re currently studying the message from the Lord to the church in Thyatira, found in Revelation chapter two, verses eighteen through twenty-nine. Without the ability to recognize false teachings, the church of Jesus Christ will eventually be corrupted with all sorts of idol worship, pagan rituals and other assorted sacrilege. That’s precisely what’s going on here as we study this section of scripture.
October 2, 2019
Today on The Dwelling Place,  Pastor Al Pittman continues his study of the book of Revelation and we reach the Lord’s letter to the church in Thyatira. These Christians had a lot going for them, but they also had some problem areas...  and one of them was growth. They had allowed false teaching to creep into their fellowship, and they received a stern warning from the Lord. 
October 1, 2019
As we continue our study of the seven churches of Revelation today, we look again today at the compromise of the church of Pergamum.  Opportunities for compromise are everywhere today, and as believers, we must not only beware of them, but we must understand the consequences of succumbing to them. The members of the church in Pergamos are a great example
September 30, 2019
Satan is on the prowl, and looking for those he can devour.  It’s interesting to note that he used the same methods to attack the church back in the first century as he does now.  One of the primary ways he attacks the church is through bad doctrine, as we’re about to discover today on the broadcast.  So join us in Revelation two as we study the Lord's letter to the church of Pergamos.
September 27, 2019
The church in Smyrna was suffering persecution for their faith, and also tribulation and poverty. This little passage containing just four verses is a great reminder for us to stay faithful, and that the persecution we experience will pass. If you’re encountering problems or persecution in your life today, I think you’ll find today’s program uplifting, and so join us by turning to Revelation chapter two, verses nine through eleven.
September 26, 2019
Today, pastor Al Pittman will turn our attention to the Lord’s message to the church in Smyrna, found in Revelation chapter two, beginning in verse eight. You know, pain is never fun to experience or even talk about, but pain - both physical and emotional -  are facts of life. The church in Smyrna was suffering a barrage of persecution and tribulation, yet the Lord reminds them that they have no reason to be fearful.
September 25, 2019
Last time on The Dwelling Place, we learned that the church of Ephesus had lost their first love for God, and this prompted a warning from Christ in the form of a letter.   Just as the church of Ephesus lost their first love, some still fall into that trap today.  The good news for those that have is there is a remedy, and pastor Al Pittman will reveal the solution today. 
September 24, 2019
For the next two weeks our eyes will rest on the seven churches described in chapters two and three.  Today we’ll be looking at the Lord’s postcard to the church in Ephesus. The Ephesians were firm in their belief in the Lord as Savior, and their doctrine was strong, but they had walked away from their emotional attachment to Him.  Their love had grown cold.  It happened to the Ephesians and it’s still happening to Christians today. 
September 23, 2019
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The Dwelling Place features the teaching ministry of Al Pittman, where the aim is to help deepen your faith, one step at a time.

About Al Pittman

Al was born in Panama City, Florida in 1955. His father was a career soldier, so the family traveled extensively. In 1973, when Al was seventeen years old, the family returned from a tour in Germany and settled in Colorado Springs. Soon after, Al realized God’s call on  his life and began serving in the music ministry as a bass guitarist with a Christian band  called, “The Rays of Light.” It was during this time that Al met Norma, and they were married on July 19, 1975. 

Al attended Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, graduating in 1977 with a degree in Biblical Studies. In 1991 Al and his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and two years later he joined the staff of Calvary Chapel Albuquerque as an assistant pastor and co-worship leader. In the spring of 1997 the Lord called Al and his family back to Colorado Springs to pastor Calvary Worship Center. In 2006, Al earned his Master’s degree and in 2012 he earned his Doctorate degree in Ministry from Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Al and Norma are the proud parents of three children, Renee, Nathan and Reggie, as well as proud grandparents. They covet your prayers for their family and ministry as they endeavor to live a life pleasing to the Father.

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