Posts by Jason Piteo

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Know Your Enemy

by Jason Piteo

I’ve been reflecting lately on the surreal first two chapters of the book of Job. I approached the book with the expectation that I’d be thinking and processing a lot about human suffering and God’s sovereignty. And while I’ll be wresting with those topics for sure as I make my way through the book, I […]

Women’s Retreat 2018

by Jason Piteo

“A Handmaiden of the LORD” Signup using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/McVTK00kSIRTNtZy1 Who are we as women chosen of God? What does it mean to be a woman, not a man? A simple but profound answer is “a servant.” Luke 1:38. What is our primary calling as women, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, church members, neighbors and laborers? Do […]

What Is True Repentance?

by Jason Piteo

I set out to write a blog post this morning on the doctrine of repentance. After a few short years as a pastor, I am convinced that a key problem in the church is that people don’t know what true repentance even looks like, let alone putting it into practice by “bearing fruit in keeping with […]

Resolutions & Bible Reading Plans

by Jason Piteo

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions (mostly because they tend to quickly fizzle out or are abandoned), but I AM a fan of developing good Christian habits. On that note, I was encouraged by the following blog post written recently by another pastor in our presbytery. He lays out 10 suggestions to […]

Pastoral FAQ

by Jason Piteo

Recently in preparation for a Sunday School class about how the gospel meets reality, I realized that there are a handful of questions I am asking regularly in my various encounters with God’s people. At times, I feel like a broken record. I find myself saying and asking the same things over and over. While […]

Holy Week: Thursday

by Jason Piteo

Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your […]

Holy Week: Wednesday

by Jason Piteo

Compared to the three previous days of Holy Week, Jesus didn’t make a lot of noise on Wednesday. Jesus made it a practice during Holy Week to visit and teach in the temple. Of course He would spend time at the temple. Where else would He be if not His Father’s house? What’s interesting to […]

Holy Week: Tuesday

by Jason Piteo

By Tuesday of Holy Week, we see that Jesus is making it very clear that He is picking a fight with the Jewish authorities. He had begun that fight the day before by cleansing the temple. He begins his assault on Tuesday by explaining to His disciples that the cursing of the fig tree was […]

Holy Week: Monday

by Jason Piteo

It is now Monday of Holy Week, and as we walk together through Jesus’ last days on his journey to Calvary, we would do well to remember how Jesus spent this time. What was important to Him during these precious several days? What happened between Palm Sunday and Good Friday? The first thing we know […]

Holy Week: Palm Sunday

by Jason Piteo

As we enter into Holy Week on the church calendar, I thought it would be helpful for me (and you) to take some time and remember what our Lord Jesus went through on our behalf some 2,000 years ago. It’s as relevant today as anything else that has ever happened or will ever happen in […]