Dec 4, 2022
2022-12-4 And Now There Remains…Hope
 "And Now There Remains...Hope"
(1 Corinthians 13:13) 
 
Out of everything we experience in this life, the only three things that will endure into eternity are faith, hope, and love.  In this message Pastor Matt shares what eternal hope in Jesus Christ really is.  And not to put our hope in the temporary things in this world but in the eternal hands of Jesus Christ. 
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  • Dec 4, 20222022-12-4 And Now There Remains…Hope
    Dec 4, 2022
    2022-12-4 And Now There Remains…Hope
     "And Now There Remains...Hope"
    (1 Corinthians 13:13) 
     
    Out of everything we experience in this life, the only three things that will endure into eternity are faith, hope, and love.  In this message Pastor Matt shares what eternal hope in Jesus Christ really is.  And not to put our hope in the temporary things in this world but in the eternal hands of Jesus Christ. 
  • Nov 27, 20222022-11-27 And Now There Remains…Faith
    Nov 27, 2022
    2022-11-27 And Now There Remains…Faith
     "And Now There Remains...Faith"
    (1Corinthians 13:13)
     
    1Corinthians 13:13 tells us that out of everything we experience and obtain in this life (even as Christians) the only three things that will endure into eternity are faith, hope, and love.  In this message, Pastor Matt shares what eternal faith really is and how we can develop it now.
  • Nov 20, 20222022-11-20 Water Baptism – The Way Forward
    Nov 20, 2022
    2022-11-20 Water Baptism – The Way Forward
    "Water Baptism - The Way Forward"
    (Acts 10:44-48)
     
    Many times, we think of water baptism as the summit of our Christianity - that once we do tha,t we've finally fulfilled every expectation of us.  Water Baptism, however, isn't the end goal of our Christianity, it is the beginning - it is the Way Forward!
  • Oct 30, 20222022-10-30 God is Calling You
    Oct 30, 2022
    2022-10-30 God is Calling You
    "God Is Calling You"
    (Exodus 3:1-10)
     
    Every single Christian has been and is being called by God to be someone different than they have been.  Too often we set boundaries and limitations on what God can and cannot do in us, through us, and for us.  In this message, we what God is calling us out of, into, and forward as followers of Jesus Christ.
  • Oct 23, 20222022-10-23 What Harm Is There In Halloween?
    Oct 23, 2022
    2022-10-23 What Harm Is There In Halloween?
    "What Harm Is There In Halloween?"
    (1Corinthians 15:33-34)
     
    At this time of year, we as parents, grandparents, and Christians are faced by the celebration of Halloween.  Many people (especially Christians) are ignorant of the origins, meaning, and message of Halloween.  In this message, Pastor Matt explores the question, "What Harm Is There In Halloween?"  
  • Oct 16, 20222022-10-16 A Former Sinner Finally Set Free
    Oct 16, 2022
    2022-10-16 A Former Sinner Finally Set Free
    "A Former Sinner Finally Set Free"
    (Luke 7:36-50)
     
    Sometimes, we experience great difficulty in receiving the gift of forgiveness that God offers through faith in Jesus Christ.  We continue to be broken by the guilt and burdened by the shame of our past sins.  In this message we see the incredible compassion and understanding of Jesus is helping us to break free from this terrible burden!
  • Oct 9, 20222022-10-09 What Will You Do With What You’ve Been Given?
    Oct 9, 2022
    2022-10-09 What Will You Do With What You’ve Been Given?
    "What Will You Do With What You've Been Given?"
    (Matthew 25:14-30)
     
    The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ has generously and abundantly poured many different gifts and abilities into His Church.  Since the Church isn't a building or institutional structure, but God's People then God's People have a responsibility to rise up and use the gifts God has given them.
  • 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.