Dwelling Place

Al Pittman

The Damascus Road Experience

November 19, 2021

In Acts chapter nine, we have an example of what God will do to get someone’s attention. The way God gets hold of our lives varies, because we are all different. Some are more dramatic than others. The Lord knows what we need, and He knew what Paul needed to see and hear. How gracious for God to meet Paul in the way He did.

References: Acts 9

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Today, Pastor Al will explore perhaps the most famous conversion in the history of the Church. In Acts chapter nine we read the account of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus to Paul the Apostle. Every conversion is a miracle, but some seem more miraculous than others, or at least more surprising. You’ll be encouraged as you read Saul’s story.
November 18, 2021
Today we make our way over to Acts chapter eight and observe a classic example of what’s been called a divine appointment. Philip is directed by the Lord to go to a man who was serious about searching for God and just happened to be reading the Scripture. But this man needed someone to help him understand it.
November 17, 2021
God is not only interested in changing us for the better and fitting us for eternity, but also influencing those around us. Today, we’ll see one of the ways the Lord does that. In Acts chapter eight, Philip is directed by the Lord to leave a thriving ministry to reach just one man. Philip’s obedience in following the Lord’s leading is inspiring.
November 16, 2021
As we know, Saul of Tarsus became the Apostle Paul - one of the greatest men in Christian history. That happened in Acts chapter nine. In our study today in Acts eight, we’ll get to know Saul, and another early missionary named Philip.
November 15, 2021
Today we’ll look at several verses of chapter two. Luke, the author of Acts, describes one of the most amazing events in human history - the descending of the Holy Spirit. As you might imagine, the people who witnessed this miraculous event were stunned and amazed.
November 13, 2021
Steven’s defense in Acts chapter seven is comprised of a good deal of “case law” from the Old Testament, and offers us a refresher course on some of the great men of the Bible.
November 12, 2021
Pastor Al has been sharing a series of messages based on the book of Acts, and today we’ll once again be in chapter seven. Defense Lawyers are well known for being dramatic and even sometimes over the top emotionally as they try to help their client. Here in Acts chapter seven, we see Steven acting as his own defense lawyer, and his words are quite remarkable.
November 11, 2021
at some point in your life, you will be persecuted in one form or another. It could be the loss of a friend, or even the loss of a job. How will you react when persecuted for your faith? Steven is a model we all should follow when it comes to persecution. He understood the Word, was able to defend his beliefs and glorified his Lord. Steven will be our subject today as we look at Acts chapter seven.
November 10, 2021
 Imagine what would happen if a crisis arose somewhere in the world, and the president’s advisors couldn’t find him because he was vacuuming the carpets in the dining room! That wouldn’t happen because the authority to clean carpets has been delegated to someone else. In the church, delegation of authority is important as well. the pastor cannot do everything! Al Pittman's  study is in Acts chapter six.
November 9, 2021
This book written by Luke tells us about the working of God through the Word of God in the hearts of the people of God. And there were many challenges as the church begins - among them,  some widows being neglected. This resulted in some hurt feelings and the need for the Apostles to deal with the problem in a straight forward manner, while keeping their own priorities in line. Our reference is in chapter six of the book of Acts.
November 8, 2021
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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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