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Al Pittman

Praising a Praise-Worthy God

September 30, 2020

The word Christian is a word we use every day, but let’s ask ourselves this: what exactly is the definition of the word “Christian”? If God had a dictionary and you looked up that word, what do you think it would say? Think about that as you join us for today’s edition of The Dwelling Place, as we take a closer look at Psalm 135.

References: Psalms 135

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In times of national trial, like COVID-19, where should we turn? In times of personal tragedy, which we all experience from time to time, where should we turn? It doesn’t matter if it’s a viral pandemic or a seemingly insignificant loss on a personal level, we should always turn to God. 
September 29, 2020
We all have a pretty good idea of just how powerful and loving God is. We’re taught in Sunday School from an early age that He is everywhere, and knows everything. So what can we possibly have that would be a worthy gift for God? How about devoted praise and worship! That’s the topic in Psalms 131 and 132
September 28, 2020
Today we will jump right back in to our series through the Psalms, with a look at Psalm130. This is a short and beautiful Psalm, and it’s all about having faith in God when things seem hopeless. Hopeless. Ever felt that way? We should never give up hope, because we serve a mighty and loving God.
September 25, 2020
Pastor Al will take us once again to the book of Psalms today, and if I had to describe today’s message in one word it would be - Challenging! Our world is spinning out of control. What was once considered evil is now commonplace, and the things of God are increasingly under attack. Did you know that as a Christian, you are an intolerant bigot? That’s what the world is telling you. Today’s message is based in Psalms 127 through129.
September 24, 2020
Today we once again open our bibles to the book of Psalms, as we cover Psalms 127 through 129. Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, and he also wrote several of the Psalms, including Psalm 127, where we begin today. It’s the best of two worlds, isn’t it? Solomon was known as one of the wisest men who ever lives, and he had a heart for praising God as well. Join us by opening your bible to Psalm 127
September 23, 2020
If you look around these days, you’ll see a lot of people instantly look for someone else to blame when hardship comes their way. As Christians, we should always look to the Lord first, when we face hardship. Is that what you’re doing as we try to cope with the COVID-19 situation?
September 22, 2020
For centuries Israel has been under attack, and has sought refuge in God’s safe arms. The Psalmist who wrote Psalm one twenty wrote some of his most eloquent words on this subject, and we’ll take a look at some of them today on The Dwelling Place
September 21, 2020
Today marks our final study in the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119. Pastor Al will once again share some thoughts on this amazing chapter of poetry and praise. The bottom line truth we find here is that the Psalmist has discovered, just as we can, that God’s word contains everything we need in the way of advice and direction for a happy, prosperous life.
September 18, 2020
As one wise person once said, The worst day with Jesus is better than the best day with anyone else. As Christians, we may not always be happy, but we will always have that true joy that is found only in Christ Jesus. In our study of Psalm 119 today, pastor Al shows us that receiving the word of God means a changed life, and a new set of priorities.
September 17, 2020
This world certainly offers a lot of opportunities to make the wrong decisions, doesn’t it? Where can we turn for reliable, consistent advice for life? God’s word is the answer! Join us in Psalm 119, as we near the end of our study in the longest chapter in the bible.
September 16, 2020
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About Dwelling Place

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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