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Al Pittman

The Sovereignty of God Part 1

January 24, 2019

Our pastor and teacher is Al Pittman and today pastor Al will continue our study of the Book of Romans. Having just wrapped up chapter eight, we are now officially halfway through Romans and we’ll begin chapter nine here today. In this chapter, Paul hits on a few truths that may surprise you. In addition to some great, practical advice for us today, we’ll be touching on God’s incredible sovereignty and what it means to us.  Some might say this is like opening a can of worms, but as we turn to Romans nine it’s actually more like opening an ocean of grace.

References: Romans 9:1-17

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You’re listening to The Dwelling Place, a ministry of Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs and we’ll be joined by pastor Al Pittman in a moment. God’s love is greater than our minds can grasp, but can anything separate us from it?  That’s the question as we head back to Romans. Here’s pastor Al to begin our final message in Romans chapter eight.
January 23, 2019
Today we’re in Romans chapter eight, verses twenty eight through thirty-nine and we’ll be discussing the methods that God uses to bring about His desired results within us. We may not always understand what He’s doing, but as followers of Christ, we choose to trust Him. Pastor Al has given this message an interesting title - “The Buoyancy of Faith”. Trying to stay afloat in the trouble times we live in isn’t always easy, is it? 
January 22, 2019
We are three weeks in to 2019, and many people are struggling to make ends meet - just as they did in 2018. But God will indeed works all things for good to those who love Him. 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. To help us do just that, here’s pastor Al, beginning with a quick visit to Hebrews chapter twelve.
January 21, 2019
Remember those info-mercials a few years back in which an old rusted out car was rubbed with this secret liquid, and presto! It looked like a brand new car! Whether that product actually worked is subject to debate, but what’s not subject to debate is what will one day happen to this earth, and the people who live on it. According to Romans eight, verses 19 through 25, we should be eagerly anticipating the renewal and transformation of ourselves and everything around us. 
January 18, 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! Adoption is a word that has a negative connotation for may people, and that’s sad. When you think about it, being adopted means that your adoptive parents really wanted you badly! 
January 17, 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.
January 16, 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! 
January 15, 2019
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. We’ll find out today that chapter eight of Romans is particularly significant for believers in Jesus Christ...and extremely encouraging I might add.   We’ll be examining our “No Condemnation” status here today on the broadcast.  So let’s find our place there now as we return to pastor Al.
January 14, 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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