Sermons

"As a man thinks in his heart so is he." Prov. 23:7. Therefore it is imperative to receive good instruction in the Word so that we may have our hearts transformed to think like God thinks. The Bible tells us, "be not conformed to this world, but be transformed!" It then tells us how; "by the renewing of our minds." Rom 12:2. Our job is to get the Word in us, and then the Word will do the work. But this happens only when we understand it correctly! That is why the Lord gave us gifted and anointed teachers in the body of Christ; To effectively sow His Word into us. Though the world throws it’s problems at us, the Word of God teaches us how to face each and every situation of life and to do so victoriously and with Joy. The Lord did not say that we just have to put up with the problems in the world. He said that "We are to be more than conquerors through Him who loved us!" Rom. 8:37 As we hear the Word through anointed teaching, it comes alive inside of us and begins the transformation process. Hallelujah! Good teaching brings life! Good teaching will set you free! Come sit under the teaching at Agathos, and you can be assured to see more victory and more joy in every aspect of your life!

A Picture of Our Spiritual House

10/5/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

We are being built up as a spiritual house. The foundation that Jesus built for us puts us in right standing with the Father, and we can build on that foundation!

Grace: Our Spiritual Foundation

9/28/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

"For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Cor. 3:11) The foundation has been laid by Christ. We cannot re-lay it, but we can build on it. It's time to build on top of that foundation!

Practical Steps Towards Seeking First the Kingdom

9/21/14
- Peter DeWitt
Audio Blog Post

Seeking first the Kingdom of God requires a decision - a decision to be spiritually employed by God for His Kingdom purposes. Renewing our mind to His Word, avoiding the fear of man, and keeping our schedule open for Him are action items that pave the way for more of His Kingdom to come through us.

Seeking First the Kingdom is a Decision

9/14/14
- Peter DeWitt
Audio Blog Post

We carry a powerful message. The Gospel is alive. We need to wake up to the work that needs done in the Kingdom of God! Matt 6:33 "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." If your thinking doesn't line up with the Word, tell your mind to get in line. Matt 6:33 is a decision. Seek FIRST the Kingdom!

9/7/14
- Peter DeWitt
Audio Blog Post

What you believe changes everything. We don't need a change in context - we need a change in belief. There is more. We are responsible to what we have seen. WAKE UP! There are things to be done in the Kingdom of God!

Introduction to the Series

8/31/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

Jesus' obedience purchased our right standing with God, but our obedience matters as well. First, our obedience is essential to our transformation (i.e. maturation) process in the Lord. Secondly, our obedience carries with it great gain/reward both here on earth and in heaven. Christ's obedience is the foundation on which we build with works not FOR righteousness, but FROM righteousness.

8/24/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

“But now, the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed...even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.” (Romans 3:21-22 ) When Adam sinned, it was by one man’s disobedience that sin entered the world, and death through sin. So, just as through one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” (Rom 5:19) What a powerful truth! Our righteousness is based upon the obedience of another – Jesus! The righteousness we stand in is based on the work of ONE! And His work is done! There is ONE Man who made me right with God! Not me! It is solely based on the finished work of Christ! This is why Paul instructs us to "take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." (2 Cor. 10:5)

8/17/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

Second part of a message on what the New Testament teaches about confession. When we sin, our sin comes as new news to us, but not to God. Remember that God saw it all and paid for it all in His Son. Thank God for what He has given you as a gift - right standing with Him (righteousness)! (Romans 5:17)

8/10/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

First part of a message on what the New Testament teaches about confession. Many believers think we must confess our sins to God in order to "be reconciled" to Him. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to do that, it is not necessary according to the New Testament and actually can serve to perpetuate a "sin focus" for the believer wanting to "stay right" with God. While we need to confess our sin and thereby our need for a savior to receive salvation (1 Jn 1:9) and confess our transgressions to one another in order to be restored relationally to each other (James 5:16), God has already dealt with ALL of our sin from His perspective and simply needs us to believe in what Jesus did on the Cross on our behalf!

8/3/14
- Peter DeWitt
Audio

As believers, one of our greatest calls is to bring the Kingdom of God to this earth! We all were born with a deep, abiding hunger for that call. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done - a hunger for the great commission! But "a satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” (Prov. 27:7) So the question is, "how hungry are YOU?"

7/27/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio Blog Post

There is no more important message than the message of grace. The truth of grace is the foundation on which all other truth is built. Unfortunately very few children of God have a solid foundation in grace. This message is a SUMMARY MESSAGE on grace that Pastor Brad Ettore gave at Christian Fellowship Church. Worth a review for all of us!

7/20/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio

Brad concludes his sermon on the Person of the Holy Spirit - HE IS GOD!

7/13/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio

The Holy Spirit is the Power of God to create, sustain and raise to life!

7/6/14
- Brad Ettore
Audio

You are the temple of the Holy Spirit. He lives in you, and wants to work out of you.

6/29/14
- Peter DeWitt
Audio Blog Post

We will be judged by our production, not by our consumption. Our identity as the righteous of God in Christ is meant to embolden us to step up and produce. When we think of ourselves as unrighteous, we avoid action - trying to make ourselves right first. But "the just shall live by faith!" Those that know they're righteous are as bold as a lion! Step out of the the classroom and onto the field!

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