Sep 18, 2022
2022-09-18 The Ultimate Altar
"The Ultimate Altar"
(Matthew 27:32-37 • Mark 15:21-26 • Luke 23:33 & 44-46 • John 19:16-18)
 
Every altar in the Old Testament had three components: stone or earth, wood, and a sacrifice.  In the New Testament we see that Jesus on the Cross on the Hill of Golgotha forming the components of the perfect altar - the Ultimate Altar.
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  • Sep 18, 20222022-09-18 The Ultimate Altar
    Sep 18, 2022
    2022-09-18 The Ultimate Altar
    "The Ultimate Altar"
    (Matthew 27:32-37 • Mark 15:21-26 • Luke 23:33 & 44-46 • John 19:16-18)
     
    Every altar in the Old Testament had three components: stone or earth, wood, and a sacrifice.  In the New Testament we see that Jesus on the Cross on the Hill of Golgotha forming the components of the perfect altar - the Ultimate Altar.
  • Sep 11, 20222022-09-11 Investing in the Blessing
    Sep 11, 2022
    2022-09-11 Investing in the Blessing
    "Investing in the Blessing"
    (1Kings 18:21-39)
     
    We all want God's blessing on our lives and ministries, but we neglect the fact that we need to first invest in that blessing before it is given.  Elijah's altar on Mount Carmel guides us into what we need to do to invest in the blessing.
  • Sep 4, 20222022-09-04 When Self Burns
    Sep 4, 2022
    2022-09-04 When Self Burns
    "When Self Burns"
    (1Chronicles 21)
     
    King David was one of the great men of God in the Bible, but he was still human.  In this message, Pastor Matt explores David's altar, how it is an altar that we all need to build in our lives.  An altar where SELF; our pride and our self-preservation are burned in the fire of self-sacrifice.
  • Aug 28, 20222022-08-28 Which Altar Are You Missing?
    Aug 28, 2022
    2022-08-28 Which Altar Are You Missing?
    "Which Altar Are You Missing?"
    (Judges 6:11-28)
     
    When Gideon began his spiritual journey of faith with God, he began it with not one but three altars!  Each of these altars has incredibly significant meaning to us in our own spiritual journeys with Jesus.
  • Aug 21, 20222022-08-21 Our Greatest Test-Our Highest Altar
    Aug 21, 2022
    2022-08-21 Our Greatest Test-Our Highest Altar
    "Our Greatest Test - Our Highest Altar"
    (Genesis 22:1-18)
     
    In our walk of faith with Jesus, we will be led by God into places that are not comfortable - that are at times shocking and bitter places.  We need to remember that it is at these places that we experience our greatest tests of faith and where we build our highest altars of faith!
  • Aug 14, 20222022-08-14 The Altar Beyond Failure
    Aug 14, 2022
    2022-08-14 The Altar Beyond Failure
    "The Altar Beyond Failure"
    (Genesis 13:14-18)
     
    Our lives with God aren't always perfect - we fail.  While failure is devasting and at times the consequences can be life-changing the great message of Abram's third altar is that there is an Altar Beyond Failure!  In this message, Pastor Matt speaks about the hope of restoration beyond failure.
  • Aug 7, 20222022-08-07 Go! Live! Build! Grow!
    Aug 7, 2022
    2022-08-07 Go! Live! Build! Grow!
    "Go! Live! Build! Grow!"
    (Genesis 12:4-8)
     
    Abram had reached a place of great spiritual blessing and insight at his first altar, but he went on further to build another altar!  In the same way we're always being called to keeping going, keep living, keep building, and keep growing in our faith in Jesus.
     
  • Jul 31, 20222022-07-31 Where Will I Build?
    Jul 31, 2022
    2022-07-31 Where Will I Build?
    "Where Will I Build?"
    (Genesis 12:1-7)
    The location of where we build a structure determines the success or failure of that structure.  In this message, we learn that where we build our altar - our faith in Jesus - is critical to our Christianity.
  • Jul 24, 20222022-07-24 After Deliverance, Blessing!
    Jul 24, 2022
    2022-07-24 After Deliverance, Blessing!
    "After Deliverance: Blessing!"
    (Genesis 8:13-9:1)
    The first altar ever built in the Bible was the altar built by Noah after the Flood.  The message of this altar is that God's blessing will always follow our deliverance from whatever storm, trial, or traumatic events we experience in our lives.
  • Jul 17, 20222022-07-17 Our Church Renewal
    Jul 17, 2022
    2022-07-17 Our Church Renewal
    "Our Church Renewal"
    (Titus 3:5)
    Sometimes our need for spiritual renewal isn't due to any sin - it's due to our mistakes.  While we are often devastated by our mistakes, God holds out His hands full of abundant mercy to us!
  • Jul 3, 20222022-07-03 Our Home Is Coming
    Jul 3, 2022
    2022-07-03 Our Home Is Coming
     Our Home Is Coming
    (Revelation 21)
    It can be so easy to get caught up in what this life brings us-both good and bad. However, in this message, Pastor Jeff reminds us there is a greater day coming and we can live with hope!
     
  • Jun 26, 20222022-06-26 Our Church Closet
    Jun 26, 2022
    2022-06-26 Our Church Closet
     Our Church Closet
    (1 Corinthians 10:1-11)
    There are things we all like to hide and if we are not careful, we will forget about those things and will cause us a lot of heartache. In this message, Pastor Matt reminds us that it is the same way in the church. We must take care of the things hidden. 
  • Jun 19, 20222022-06-19 Our Church Dress Code
    Jun 19, 2022
    2022-06-19 Our Church Dress Code
     Our Church Dress Code
    (Revelation 3:18, 6:9-11, 7:9, 19:14)
    In most places we find ourselves, there is a dress code we have to abide by. In this message, Pastor Matt explains that the Church is no different-there are certain things we have to wear when entering the presence of God. 
  • Jun 12, 20222022-06-12 Our Church Service
    Jun 12, 2022
    2022-06-12 Our Church Service
     Our Church Service
    (Psalm 95)
    There are reasons why we do things. For example, grocery shopping, laundry, work, doing the dishes among many other things. A church service is no different and in this message, Pastor Matt explains the reason why we do things a certain way.
  • Jun 5, 20222022-06-05 A Reason to Rejoice
    Jun 5, 2022
    2022-06-05 A Reason to Rejoice
    A Reason to Rejoice
    (Psalm 96:11-13)
    In this message, Pastor Matt encourages us to live in light of the return of Jesus, even when everything around us is going wrong.