September 2016

How Should I Vote on November 8, 2016?

What a mess! Have you ever witnessed such confusion and vitriolic hatred for the upcoming elections? What is a true believer to do when facing the 2016 elections or any election for that matter? Should we just give up sincerely believing God has it all under control and what we do or don't do won't affect the ultimate outcome? What if our vote and our involvement in government really made a difference? Can we just sit this one out believing other candidates and elections will come along where the choices are more palatable to our liking? What are the consequences to our Constitutional Republic if we choose to not get involved? Why are we where we are as a nation? What must the church and individual believer do to make a difference regardless of the outcome? Let's Bring it Home as we Listen for LIFE!

Narrow Gate, Narrow Way

This Sunday’s message is an expository message that uncovers the climax of the Sermon on the Mount, as we read in Matthew 7:13-14. It discusses how God presents us with daily choices, but most importantly, the ultimate choice. Will we choose the narrow gate or the broad gate, the narrow way or the wide way? Will we choose God or choose mammon? Will we choose life or death? Without delving too much into God’s perspective of foreordination, this message focuses on the human perspective of choice and free will.

What Jesus Wants

What is legalism in contrast to real religion? The Pharisees in Jesus time were legalists. Is there legalism in the church today? Are there Pharisees in the church today? What Jesus wants is grace not legalism, mercy instead of a condemning attitude. Scripture says that the multitudes heard Him gladly. Why? Because He meets us where we are. And thank the Lord He doesn’t leave us there!

Why Does Evil and Fear Reign Supreme in our World?

Is evil on the rise? Does God not see the problem? Habakkuk asks these questions when it seemed as if there was no reasonable solution for the condition of God's people. Listen as Grif leads us through the process with Habakkuk, from fear to confusion to faith and trust.

August 2016

The Greatness of God

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Lloyd and Jan Chinn – Ghana Africa

Lloyd and Jan Chinn of World Venture and Directors of the African Continent of over 100+ missionaries were used of the Lord to sing and share the Biblical truths of the nature and character of God in our lives. The Exodus account and the life of Moses as he was charged of Yahweh to deliver His people from the land of bondage out from under the heavy hand of Pharaoh is the topic under consideration in this message. What if the Book of Exodus wasn't so much about the exodus at all but all about God's glory seen through man's sin and obstinacy? We pray God Brings it Home as you Listen for Life!

From Sinking to Swimming

Psalm 13: seems like an unlikely song to be sung to the Lord. And yet, the Psalmist, not unlike you or me struggled with whether or not God was and is listening to our heart cry and watching our struggle here on earth. I love the psalms for their honesty and transparency. A universal weakness in all of us human beings is our impatience. We can tend to overdramatize the situation when we sing our pain aloud to anyone who will hear us. While we are being honest enough to tell Him the truth of our impatience could we, would we take a moment to consider that God does indeed care for each one of us as He does the sparrow. When we look back in time and consider all God has done for us, we should draw comfort that the same God who was there with us and for us in the past will be with us in the present and future. Our confidence cannot come from our feelings and circumstances but in an inner assurance of God's goodness and loving kindness. Let's Bring it Home as we Listen for Life!

The Last Days – Signs of the Times

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July 2016

The Believer’s Hope of Glory

Have you ever wondered why God created the fly or mosquito? They don't seem to have any purpose whatsoever but possibly be food for other birds and animals. Their very buzzing presence seems to make our life an unacceptable and miserable annoyance. It's almost as if we can't rest until that pesky fly or mosquito is squashed and put out of its existence. In the same way we might ask what the purpose of our present day sufferings are all about? The Apostle Paul spoke to these concerns for the believer in Romans 5:1-11. In this amazing section of God's Word we find the Believer's Hope of Glory and five results of justification by faith. Paul clarifies for our finite minds the reason and purpose of suffering. Not unlike that fly or mosquito pain and suffering is a tool used by Almighty God to perfect us, grow us, mature us and assist us in our Christian walk and journey towards spiritual maturity. This lesson is of the utmost importance for every believer as we navigate the bitter experiences of life and ministry. Let's Bring it Home as we Listen for Life!


"What in the world is going on?" These are words we hear more and more as we collectively watch our world careen into anarchy, rebellion and ruin. What's a true believer to do? How then do we live in such a hostile and morally bankrupt environment? Knowing we are at war and who we are at war with is a beginning. This war between God our Creator and you and I, His creation, began in the garden of Eden and has escalated throughout every generation since the beginning of time. We need peace: Peace with God and the Peace of God. The Apostle Paul gives us a summary of the Doctrine of Justification in Romans 5:1-21 Pastor Pete begins this amazing section in the first two verses of this amazing chapter. "War and Peace" (Know God, know peace; No God, No peace) Let's bring it home as we Listen for Life!