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Attaining Faith – Pastor Gary Cortese – Beacon Hill Byron June 12, 2019
42:12 – Pastor Gary Cortese, Beacon Hill Assembly of God, goes “live” on Facebook for the very first time. Teaching from the Word of God, Pastor Cortese explains about FAITH and how to attain it.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday, June 19th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
28:29 – Wednesday June 19th 2019 message from Pastor Gary Cortese on the importance of giving no place to the devil, actively resisting him, and taking captive every thought.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Sunday June 23rd 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
17:51 – An excerpt from Sunday’s message on the Sower and the Seed (Mark 4:13-20). There are four types of soil conditions in which the Word can be planted.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday Jun 26th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
33:58 – Forget not all His benefits (Ps103:1-5)! “…Who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases.” One way not to forget His benefits is to bless the Lord–focus on Him. When you forget any of His benefits, there is an opportunity for the devil to steal.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday, July 3rd 2019- Pastor Gary Cortese
33:42 – Wednesday July 3rd 2019 message from Pastor Gary Cortese on staying seated at the table God has prepared for you (Ps 23). “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks” – Winston Churchill. It takes work to eat at the table prepared for us and pay no attention to the barking dogs.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Sunday July 7th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
50:03 – Faith is a substance (Heb 11:1); it’s not a religious persuasion. And, without it it’s impossible to please God. Consider Abraham–there are some things you need to do on your end to walk in God’s best for you (Rom 4:18-21). You are the believer; He is the performer.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday July 10th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
35:30 – Eternal life is found in His Son, not in religious preferences (I Jn 5:4,11). Life is about choices. It’s what got you where you are today. Who is Jesus Christ to you? The real identity crisis is not knowing who you are in Christ.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Sunday July 14th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
7:25 – This is a short excerpt from the Sunday 14-Jul-2019 message. Pastor Cortese talks about the importance of having the ministry office of pastor in your life (Eph 4:11) and the consequences of trying to walk the Christian life separate from the gifts He has provided.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday July 17th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
34:01 – God never changes, so if we’re going to be consistent with Him, we’re the ones that need to make adjustments. Sometimes we get into the mindset that if God wants to do something, He’ll just do it. However, He wants all men to be saved, but we still have to choose. So it is with the life of faith; it requires choices on our part. Mark 5:22-43
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday, July 24th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
36:39 – It’s important to understand that we’re New Covenant believers, on this side of Calvary. God empowered us to make choices in life (Phil 1:20-21, Deut 30:19). Perhaps we are living beneath our authority, our privileges, our choices in some areas of our life.
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Sunday, July 28th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
46:28 – We are yet to understand the power that is in us (Eph 3:20). The life within us is unrivaled, but the hindrances to this power are also in us (Rom 5:5-8). Take the victim out of your story, and put the victory there!
Beacon Hill Byron IL, Wednesday July 31st 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
33:10 – Tribulation, persecution and trouble are going to come in this life. Be prepared–it’s coming. Are you ready for it? (Jn 16:33). While you are in the storm, peace is available! He left us His peace, but it’s up to us to not let our heart be troubled (Jn 14:27). You don’t have to stall out in the storm!
The Gospel – The Power of God – Beacon Hill Byron, IL – Pastor Gary Cortese August 4, 2019
50:39 – The Gospel is the good news and the good news is that Jesus’s death (Crucifixion), burial and Resurrection and what that means to today’s Believer! You will need to listen to this more than once and we trust you will find out who you are In Christ.
Beacon Hill Church Byron IL, Wednesday August 7th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
30:15 – The feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14:12-21) – Just bring what you have to Jesus. Do what you can with what you have, and He will multiply it! Peter walking on water (Matthew 14: 22-32) – Keep your eyes on Jesus. Peter both succeeded and failed – the difference was where he was looking. It really does matter where your focus is, so choose to focus on God.
Beacon Hill Church Byron IL, Sunday August 11th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
46:19 – Always make time to study along the lines of faith and healing because the day will come when you will need to be strong in faith, either for yourself or someone you love. FF Bosworth wrote in Christ the Healer: “Some people wonder why they can’t have faith for healing. They feed their bodies three hot meals a day and their spirit one cold snack a week.”
Beacon Hill Church Byron IL, Wednesday August 14th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
37:01 – John 10:10 – Jesus warns us that the thief is coming, and we need to resist him (I Peter 5:8). Anything that is not locked down, the thief is going to take. And, he’s on the prowl, seeking and looking. When the Lord shows you a door in your life that is unlocked, lock it! If the window is open, close it!
Beacon Hill Church Byron IL, Sunday August 18th 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
30:41 – Luke 11:1-4 is Christ’s template for prayer. It was important to Jesus to keep Himself continually aligned with the Father’s plan–thus the repeated references to Jesus praying throughout the gospels. For an example of an actual prayer of Jesus, look to John 17:1-26.
Beacon Hill Church Byron IL, Wednesday August 21st 2019 – Pastor Gary Cortese
36:32 – Romans 8:2 and Colossians 1:13 mention two laws and two kingdoms. The laws associated with the kingdom of His dear Son are the ones you want to be acquainted with! Who enforces that law within you? You do! You have to understand what belongs to you, and that you’ve been empowered to enforce it.
Faith and Service
Setting the Course of Life – Part 1 – Segment 1
God is Not Mad at you
Living the Life and Fighting the Fight
Pastor Cortese uses stories from John 8 and Luke 13 to help us see the sharp contrast between Jesus, His love, mercy and grace, and the rules and regulations of religion today.
The Bible – God Eternally Speaking to You
“We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.”