Pastor Pete delivers down-to-earth, life-changing messages that address today’s real problems. Sunday School classes, Connect Groups, and Bible Study classes show us how to apply God’s Word to our lives on a daily basis.
It's good to build quality habits. Consequently, bad habits can enslave you and keep you focused on the negative instead of all the positive things that the Lord would love for you to experience. One of the great habits that we need to form is the habit of starting our day off with a thoughtful conversation with the Lord. We call this prayer. “Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24). If your prayers are not answered, ask yourself: How is my relationship with the Lord? “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Psalm 6:6). Anything that adversely affects your relationship with the Lord also affects your prayers. Friendship gives you favor; intimacy gives you access. All great relationships in the world work like this. If you struggle with intimacy in marriage you will struggle with your life; because it affects your thoughts and will eat at you in the back of your mind. If we struggle with our relationships with those closest to us, like parents, friends, professors, or anyone that we truly care about, the struggle will pop into or mind when we least expect it. Finally, intimacy with the Lord will open doors of reconciliation with the other important people in your life and enable you to resolve conflict and allow you to walk in freedom from the inner turmoil that can grasp your thoughts and take over your physical presence. God has a promise to fulfill in your life, in His time. So endeavor to receive the joy of the Lord today; starting with great moments of communication with Him. We are blessed Pastor Pete ... See MoreSee Less