A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians
We believe the main reason the church exists is to learn about Christ so that we can proclaim Him to the world. Therefore, bible study is an essential part of our church.
We are also called to worship Christ with joy and build each other up in fellowship and service. Being apart of the church body is living life in a community that helps each other thrive.
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Prayer & Announcements
10:50 a.m. Fellowship
11:00 a.m. Worship
Pete Johnson serves as the Church Planting Pastor for Christ of The Hills Church. Pete grew up in Houston, Texas and married his high school sweetheart, Lori. They have three adult children who live in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Pete loves to be outdoors in God’s creation, especially riding his motorcycle or snow skiing. He and Lori love to watch movies together as they look for stories of redemption and hope in film. Pete also loves music and just about all forms of art and architecture, as they capture the creative nature of Almighty God.
Pete began his relationship with Christ as a sophomore in high school, while involved in Young Life. He began his ministry career as a volunteer Young Life leader in Lubbock, Texas where he attended college at Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, he then served as an Area Director in Oklahoma and Texas. He served as a Regional Director for Young Life for 18 years while living in Boerne, Texas. After retiring from a 33-year career with Young Life, Pete and Lori felt the Lord calling him to accept the position as our Pastor in October of 2019.
Pete is known to be a gifted communicator, team builder and shepherd of people as they walk more deeply with Christ on their journey of faith.
This week we will be discussing Lesson #10 2 Peter Chapter 1. This particular passage of Scripture is one of my favorite passages describing what the process of sanctification looks like. Sanctification is the ongoing process of becoming more Christ-like through the in-working power of His Spirit. This passage describes a journey of sorts, like the journey Christian takes in Pilgrim's Progress. Peter urges us to confirm our calling in Christ by practicing certain qualities in ever greater degrees. I appreciate that Christ has given me markers to test where I am in my journey. My desire is to stay on the straight path of righteousness and not take detours. I pray this for all of us.
This week Pete will continue to bring us God's message from Luke and I hope that we will all come to hear that message with softened hearts and active minds. Bring yourselves ready to express great praise for God's saving grace in His Son!
I look forward to hearing what the Holy Spirit has taught you in this week's lesson.
See you Sunday!