Dwelling Place

Al Pittman

Holy Anticipation part 1

July 22, 2019

According to Romans eight, verses 19 through 25, we should be eagerly anticipating the renewal and transformation of ourselves and everything around us. To see a blighted area of town get renewed and upgraded is a wonderful thing, but when renewal happens in a person's life, that's truly amiracle.Today’s message is part of pastor Al’s verse by verse series through Romans.

References: Romans 8:19-28

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Today we revisit a precious verse in the Book of Romans, one that has brought great comfort to Christians through the ages - Romans chapter eight, verse twenty-eight. Today our aim is to come to a better understanding of what God is communicating to us through this great verse.
July 19, 2019
Today on The Dwelling Place, we’ll discover that the moment we receive Jesus Christ as Savior, we begin a new relationship with our adopted father, a relationship that eventually takes us to an everlasting home with Him!  Paul says as believers in Jesus Christ, we have received a spirit of adoption. What does that mean exactly?
July 18, 2019
If you took a survey of Bible scholars and pastors, and asked them which book of the Bible was most important for the believer to read, Paul’s epistle to the Romans would receive a significant number of votes. It’s rich with insights on living a life pleasing to God, and that should always be the goal of the Christian. And within Romans is the amazing chapter eight - a chapter that has so many rich assurances for the believer, it’s difficult comprehend it’s awesomeness! Today we’ll continue our look at chapter eight of Romans as we study verses twelve through eighteen. 
July 17, 2019
We’re studying Romans chapter eight right now, and today we’ll make a return visit to the first several verses. This is a wonderful chapter in that it reminds us that through Jesus Christ, we have nothing to fear as far as our eternal future is concerned. He paid the price for us on the cross and no matter how badly we foul things up, he’s there waiting for us. And we will find out today, how to be a “Par” Christian! 
July 16, 2019
today on The Dwelling Place, we’ll begin a study of Romans chapter eight, as we learn about the one thing in life that really is an absolute, one hundred percent sure thing! You can bet your eternal life on it! Pastor Al Pittman has a great reminder for us today about the assurance of our salvation through Christ. That’s what this wonderful chapter is all about. 
July 15, 2019
As Christians, we delight in the law of God. Unbelievers don’t care about God’s law - they couldn’t care less. And though it’s a battle - ultimately there is victory! Today on The Dwelling Place we’ll be encouraged in the fight. 
July 12, 2019
When we come to Christ, does that mean all of a sudden we stop sinning?  Well First John makes it clear that if we claim to be without sin we’re a liar.  While we’re certainly not sinless, we will sin less than before we met our Savior.
July 11, 2019
Jesus Himself said so many times that we can’t keep the Law no matter how hard we try. Of course, that’s why it’s so wonderful to know that we have a Savior who paid the debt once for all. This is The Dwelling Place and we’re pleased to bring you another study from Romans today. 
July 10, 2019
Moses gave three hundred sixty five prohibitions and two hundred forty eight positive commands. David reduced them to eleven in the Psalms, Isaiah made them six, Micah binds them into three commands, and finally Habakkuk reduces them all to one great statement: The just shall live by faith. Living by faith has great freedom, but it also has great responsibilities. We’re in Romans seven, and today pastor Al underscores the freedom we have from the law. 
July 9, 2019
Slavery has been a part of mankind's existance for almost as long as we have existed. That is an unfortunate truth. For the Christian, we may not be completely free from sin, but we are no longer slaves to it. There is indeed a difference. Join us in Romans six, verse fifteen,
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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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