Peet Wallace

Peet Wallace

Role: Pastor
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Sun, Aug 14, 2016
Series: Philippians
Duration: 33 mins 6 secs
Where do we find joy? Paul, even while in prison and facing possible death, found joy in serving God and His people. While we are here on earth, God has called us to serve, with whatever unique gifts He has given us. We are not meant to look like the person next to us, but rather to take courage to be ourselves as God has made us, for His glory. In the church we need unity in diversity, with grace, as we step out from playing it safe and go ahead with the part God has written for each of us, to build up His church and share His good news. Can you truly say, along with Paul, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain”? Embracing this eternal perspective gives us joy for today. Additional Scriptures: Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 4:4-7
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Duration: 38 mins 50 secs
Joy thrives when we walk in our God-given purpose, even in the midst of trials and challenges. Additional scriptures: Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 5:5
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Series: Philippians
Duration: 40 mins 49 secs
We really need joy, but how do we find it? Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from prison, yet he mentioned a form of the word “joy" on average every 7 verses. He had great joy right in the face of tough times, trials and challenges. How is this possible? Biblical joy is an supernatural emotion present in us through the person of the Holy Spirit, as a result of our salvation, and not dependent on circumstances. This joy is a part of the fruit of the Spirit, which flourishes and grows as we invite and trust the the Holy Spirit to live in us and act through us more and more. The climate in which joy best thrives is an atmosphere of God’s grace, encouragement, peace and abundant love, along with our thankfulness and discernment to love the right things, namely God before all else. The more we know the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, the deeper our joy will become. Additional scriptures: 2 Corinthians 11:23-28, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Philippians 4:4, John 21:15-17
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Duration: 34 mins 55 secs
Do you believe God sees you and cares for you? Do you believe He is interested in your life? He sees you and cares for you when you are worshipping and desiring to please Him, but also when you have been mistreated like Hagar, when you are needy like Jerusalem, when you’re in dark distress like Isaiah, and even when you’re hiding in sin like Adam and Eve. He’s looking for us, not to condemn us, but to invite us to be reconciled to Him. He is the God of all seasons. Not because we’re wonderful, but because He is wonderful and has bought us with the precious blood of Jesus. Do you see the Lord? Additional scriptures: Luke 19:41, Isaiah 6:1-5, Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 7:55-56, Genesis 3:8-13, John 3:16.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Duration: 33 mins 7 secs
Just as Jesus was tempted by the devil when He was very hungry in the desert, Satan tempts us at our weakest moments, and questions our identity in Christ. And just as Jesus modelled for us, we can fight back effectively by using the powerful weapon the Lord has given us: His Word, the Bible. We can overcome the devil’s attacks in Jesus’ name by standing on the authority, power, and presence of God’s Word. To use this weapon, we must study it regularly and know it. In this world of passing fads and unstable times, God’s Word lasts forever and is our rock to keep us steady. Additional scriptures: Isaiah 55:6, Deuteronomy 8:3, 6:16, John 1:1-5.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
Duration: 39 mins 36 secs
Anger is a powerful emotion, which can be justified or unjustified. Even Jesus felt anger, but in His case it resulted in good actions promoting life, truth, healing and purity. This is because He was completely yielded to the Holy Spirit, walking in step with the Spirit, and He demonstrated self-control and good judgment even in the midst of anger. In the book of James we are commanded to be slow to anger. As we are not perfect like Jesus, we need to address our anger immediately, before we let it turn into sin. We need to be prepared to reign ourselves in with the self-control provided by the Holy Spirit working in us. God’s Word is more powerful than our anger, and can help us be set free from it. We must be honest, acknowledge if we have a problem with anger, confess it and receive (and give) forgiveness and restoration, with the help of the Holy Spirit and godly friends. As Proverbs says, self-control is better than conquering a city! Additional scriptures: Genesis 4:6-7, Ephesians 4:26, Psalm 4:4, Mark 3:1-5, Proverbs 14:17, Hebrews 4:12, 1 John 1:9, James 4:6, Proverbs 19:11, Galatians 6:1, Proverbs 16:32
Sun, Jun 12, 2016
Duration: 39 mins 42 secs
Our words are powerful, whether for good or evil. Are we using them to build up, encourage, and strengthen others? Are we making sure our words count for God’s Kingdom? James tells us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. The tongue is small but has the power to direct (like a bit or rudder), destroy (like fire or a poisonous animal), or delight (like a fountain or tree). In order to be able to hold our tongue and use it well, it really helps if we are full of the Word of God. Additional Scriptures: Matthew 12:36, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:17, Proverbs 10:19-20, Proverbs 17:27, Proverbs 18:4, Proverbs 10:11, Romans 15:32, Isaiah 6:5-7, Mark 14:69-72, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 4:8, 31, Acts 6:8-10
Sun, Jun 05, 2016
Duration: 36 mins 31 secs
In Romans and Galatians, Paul gives us some very practical instructions for how to respond to challenges in our lives. Are we facing persecution? Respond with blessing. Are we facing evil? Overcome it with good. Has someone done us wrong? Leave room for God to take care of the situation. When we respond to negative influences in the opposite spirit, we are wielding an important weapon God gives us to fight our daily spiritual battles. And as we submit to His Spirit and walk in step with Him, learning patience and self-control, He will step in and fight on our behalf. Additional Scriptures: Ephesians 4:15, 1 Peter 2:21-24, James 1:19-20, 2 Cor 13:14, James 4:6, Ephesians 5:21-33, John 2:15-17
Sun, May 15, 2016
Duration: 20 mins 35 secs
The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, or like a precious and costly pearl. Have you found and seen the treasure? Have you bought the pearl, which requires sacrifice? Some stumble across the treasure, while others purposely seek it out. If you’ve found it, do you still feel the incredible value of it, or has your enthusiasm waned? Jesus is our ultimate treasure, worth more than all we have, and He gives joy in our hearts. Will you make way in your life to take hold of the treasure and make Jesus number one, for the first time, or once again? Additional scriptures: Acts 2:1-21, Joel 2:28-32
Sun, May 01, 2016
Duration: 32 mins 55 secs
We are all in a spiritual battle every day. The devil is real. Under spiritual attack, step one is to submit to God, and step two is to resist the devil with the spiritual weapons given to us by the Holy Spirit. We need to know the Word of God and invite His Spirit to have control of our lives. It is key that we understand our position in God, that we are His chosen and beloved children. What are we doing to draw nearer to God and receive His strength for the battle? As we submit to God, we receive His covering of protection, and as we increasingly give control of our hearts and lives to the Holy Spirit and His fruit, we are better able to resist the devil’s attacks and stand our ground in Christ’s power. Additional scriptures: Galatians 5:22-25, Ephesians 5:21-22, Hebrews 13:17, Ephesians 6:1, 1 Peter 5:8-9, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, 1 John 5:4, Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:17, Ephesians 4:26-27
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