Sep 27, 2015
Explore God – Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?-Part 1
Series: Explore God
Explore God
Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?-Part 1
When pain and suffering strike, many believers find themselves completely caught off guard, panic stricken, confused, full of questions, and even begin to have doubts about who they had previously thought about God. Some people’s faith is even proven to not be genuine faith in times of pain and suffering as they prove as much by rejecting God when trouble comes their way. Sadly, some have fallen victim to the false belief that because they are a Christian, they are not to experience any pain or suffering, so when they do they then believe that they were sold something that was proven not to be true. Others believe the false doctrine of “Name it, Claim it,” “Gab it Grab it,” or “Speak it Receive it.” or Divine health and wealth, otherwise known as the “Prosperity Gospel.”   So when things don’t go right, they are told it is because of their lack of faith.   Is this the reason bad things happen, because a lack of faith? Now, I am assuming that most of us have not come from that background, but that way of thinking has sadly crept into the minds of a lot of believers.This can cause a radical since of uncalled for guilt when something goes wrong which leaves people stunted in their Spiritual growth. It can also cause people to feel completely side swiped, shocked to the core that something can go wrong in their life as a Christian.
What should our view on pain and suffering in this life be? Hopefully this message will provide some answers to questions that you may have, and better equip you for when pain and suffering do come into your life.
Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
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  • Sep 27, 2015Explore God – Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?-Part 1
    Sep 27, 2015
    Explore God – Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?-Part 1
    Series: Explore God
    Explore God
    Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?-Part 1
    When pain and suffering strike, many believers find themselves completely caught off guard, panic stricken, confused, full of questions, and even begin to have doubts about who they had previously thought about God. Some people’s faith is even proven to not be genuine faith in times of pain and suffering as they prove as much by rejecting God when trouble comes their way. Sadly, some have fallen victim to the false belief that because they are a Christian, they are not to experience any pain or suffering, so when they do they then believe that they were sold something that was proven not to be true. Others believe the false doctrine of “Name it, Claim it,” “Gab it Grab it,” or “Speak it Receive it.” or Divine health and wealth, otherwise known as the “Prosperity Gospel.”   So when things don’t go right, they are told it is because of their lack of faith.   Is this the reason bad things happen, because a lack of faith? Now, I am assuming that most of us have not come from that background, but that way of thinking has sadly crept into the minds of a lot of believers.This can cause a radical since of uncalled for guilt when something goes wrong which leaves people stunted in their Spiritual growth. It can also cause people to feel completely side swiped, shocked to the core that something can go wrong in their life as a Christian.
    What should our view on pain and suffering in this life be? Hopefully this message will provide some answers to questions that you may have, and better equip you for when pain and suffering do come into your life.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Sep 20, 2015Explore God – Is There a God?
    Sep 20, 2015
    Explore God – Is There a God?
    Series: Explore God
    Explore God: Is There a God?
    If there is no God then why is there something rather than nothing? The fact that anything in creation exists points back to an eternal creator that is supremely powerful and intelligent. An atheist might say that that if you can have an eternal God then they can have and eternal universe. In fact, there are only two possible beliefs on ultimate origins: Either the universe is eternal or something outside the universe is eternal. Either the universe has always existed and is therefore uncaused, or it had a beginning and was caused by something else. However, not only philosophically but also scientifically the evidence is clear that the universe had a beginning.
    Yes, there is a God, and He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, holy, righteous, just, and never changing. I know there is a God, you know there is a God, and everyone knows that there is a God. There is no denying it. Just look around and let the creation speak. What does this mean to us? God has given us not only his creation, but words from him to us. The Bible reveals not only is there a God, but it is to this God that every human must give account of their lives.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Sep 13, 2015Explore God – Does Life Have A Purpose?
    Sep 13, 2015
    Explore God – Does Life Have A Purpose?
    Series: Explore God
    Explore God: Does Life Have A Purpose?
    What is your purpose in life? Is there a purpose in life? Is there a point to all of this? All the hustle and bustle for what?Everyone wants meaning and purpose, but unfortunately many look to this world and what this world can offer for that meaning. And no such meaning and purpose can be found. If you look to the creation for your ultimate meaning and purpose then you will never find it. Only the Creator gives His creation meaning.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Sep 6, 2015What is the Gospel? – Part 3
    Sep 6, 2015
    What is the Gospel? – Part 3
    What is the Gospel?
    The Gospel is all about Jesus Christ!
    The promised good news has come. We can be saved, rescued, and forgiven by God's one and only Messiah/Christ/Savior Jesus. That is the greatest news ever given to mankind. What does the study of the gospel do for us? This should ground us in understanding that the gospel is an exact message, and no one gets to make up their own. In a world where all types of phrases are used to poorly describe the gospel it is up to us to know it, to defend it, and to speak it correctly. Also, it is a call for us to make sure we do not misrepresent the gospel by shortening it to something that is no longer the Gospel.
    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Aug 30, 2015What is the Gospel? – Part 2
    Aug 30, 2015
    What is the Gospel? – Part 2
    What is the Gospel?
    There is rescue from the wrath and punishment we deserve, but where? It is in the message of the gospel! Who will be saved? Those that go to church? Good people? All people? No, only those who believe in the Gospel will be saved. Christ died for sins in accordance with the Scriptures.
     
    Ephesians 2:1-3
    And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
     
    Christ, Died, For our Sins, Buried, Raised, Appeared
     
    Paul delivered to the Ephesians the most important message that could ever be delivered. He preached and what did the people do? They believed and were saved by the gospel. A proper study of the Gospel demands the question be asked even of ourselves: Have I believed in this gospel for my salvation? If there is only one God, one Savior, and one Gospel that has the power to rescue from sin, then have you believed in it?
     
    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes
     
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us every Sunday at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Aug 16, 2015The Lord’s Supper
    Aug 16, 2015
    The Lord’s Supper
    The Lord's Supper
    As Israel was told to continue the Passover in order to remember their freedom from bondage and their escape from the wrath of God by the provision of the sacrificial Lamb, so we too now look back to the Lord’s supper as the fulfillment of the Passover. That only through Jesus the Lamb of God, can we escape the bondage of sin, have a new beginning, and have our sins removed by his perfect sacrifice.
    However, even the Lord’s Supper points to something even greater! What could be greater? Matthew 26:29 “I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” It also serves as a reminder of the New Covenant that God has made with all who are in Christ. We partake of the Lord’s Supper as a reminder that Jesus is the only way that we can be set free from the bondage of sin. He is the supreme Lamb that was slain. There is now no need for a lamb to be killed for the Passover Meal, because Jesus has truly and fully accomplished that which those lambs only pointed. Those whom have believed in him are now covered and protected by His blood. The wrath that we deserve as sinners has been placed upon Jesus on the cross, so that now all believers are passed over because of the blood of the Lamb of God. Let this be a visible symbol for all of those who are truly one with Christ, who receive Him as their Savior.
    Are you behind the blood? Are you in the New Covenant? Have your sins be paid for by another? If so, rejoice! If not, repent and believe in Him today!
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us for our "Grand Opening" service on August 23, 2015 at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Aug 9, 2015Ephesians 6:10-24 – The Armor of God
    Aug 9, 2015
    Ephesians 6:10-24 – The Armor of God
    The Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-24
    10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;  17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
    Final Greetings 21So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. 22I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts. 23Peace be to the brothers,e and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.
     
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. We invite you to join us for our "Grand Opening" service on August 23, 2015 at 10am. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Aug 2, 2015Ephesians 6:1-4 – The Christian Home
    Aug 2, 2015
    Ephesians 6:1-4 – The Christian Home
    The Glorious Marriage - Household Roles Redeemed by Grace
    Ephesians 6:1-4
    Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Jul 26, 2015Ephesians 5:22-33 – The Glorious Marriage – Household Roles Redeemed by Grace
    Jul 26, 2015
    Ephesians 5:22-33 – The Glorious Marriage – Household Roles Redeemed by Grace
    This week we continue the God and Grace series with another message from our Associate Pastor, Andrew Anderson. Pastor Trey Talley will be back next week with the next sermon in this series.
    The Glorious Marriage - Household Roles Redeemed by Grace
    Ephesians 5:22-33
    22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
    25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a] 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
    Thank you for listening. The Church at Pecan Creek is a new church plant in Denton, Texas. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.
  • Jul 19, 2015Ephesians 5:1-21 – A Lesson in Walking
    Jul 19, 2015
    Ephesians 5:1-21 – A Lesson in Walking
    A Lesson in Walking
    Ephesians 5:1-21

    Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

    But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

    “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

    15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

    Thank you for listening. For more information about The Church at Pecan Creek visit our website, www.thechurchatpecancreek.com. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. God bless.