Nov 15, 2020
2020-11-15 Embarassed!
"Embarrassed!"
(Jeremiah 23:25-32)
The 2020 Presidential Election is over and Joseph Biden has won.  Yet, in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the election, many prominent Christian leaders went on the record proclaiming that God had revealed to them that Donald Trump would win reelection.  What happened?  
In this message, Pastor Matt challenges the American Christian Church to be embarrassed over its infatuation with the false prophets and false teachers who have placed personal ego and party politics over the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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  • Nov 15, 20202020-11-15 Embarassed!
    Nov 15, 2020
    2020-11-15 Embarassed!
    "Embarrassed!"
    (Jeremiah 23:25-32)
    The 2020 Presidential Election is over and Joseph Biden has won.  Yet, in the months, weeks, and days leading up to the election, many prominent Christian leaders went on the record proclaiming that God had revealed to them that Donald Trump would win reelection.  What happened?  
    In this message, Pastor Matt challenges the American Christian Church to be embarrassed over its infatuation with the false prophets and false teachers who have placed personal ego and party politics over the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Nov 8, 20202020-11-08 It’s About God and You
    Nov 8, 2020
    2020-11-08 It’s About God and You
    "It's About God and You"
    (Ezekiel 18:1-4)
    We are influenced by many different relationships at any given point in our lives - sometimes positively, sometimes negatively.  When the influence is negative we tend to lock ourselves into a "victim mentality" which cripples our ability to follow Jesus and serve God at our greatest capacity.  In this passage, we're reminded that the only relationship that really matters, that really makes a difference is the relationship between God and You!
  • Nov 1, 20202020-11-01 Faithful When God’s Will is Painful
    Nov 1, 2020
    2020-11-01 Faithful When God’s Will is Painful
    "Faithful When God's Will is Painful"
    (Matthew 26:36-46)
    In this fallen, broken world there will be times when following the Will of God - His "good and acceptable and perfect will" will be painful.  Even Jesus experienced this most difficult test of faithfulness, and how he passed that test and remained faithful is both a challenge and an encouragement to all of us!
  • Oct 25, 20202020-10-25 Faithful During Overwhelming Trauma
    Oct 25, 2020
    2020-10-25 Faithful During Overwhelming Trauma
    "Faithful During Overwhelming Trauma"
    (Revelation 2:10)
    Life has its difficulties and sometimes those difficulties take the form of traumatic events.  Christians are not immunized against experiencing traumatic events in their lives, yet when they come, they test our faith - because we expect God to somehow protect us from the traumatic events.  Instead, the Bible teaches that in this fallen world, traumas will happen but God is there to help us, heal us, and grow us IF we remain faithful.
  • Oct 18, 20202020-10-18 Faithful When Satan Blocks Your Plans
    Oct 18, 2020
    2020-10-18 Faithful When Satan Blocks Your Plans
    "Faithful When Satan Blocks Your Plans"
    (1 Thessalonians 2:17-20)
    In this passage, the Apostle Paul reveals an astounding insight into the cause of some of the problems and tests of our Christian walk - the fact that Satan can and does at times block your plans.  Often, when this happens, Christians are tempted to quit, but in this message we learn how to be faithful to Jesus when Satan blocks our plans.
  • Oct 11, 20202020-10-11 Faithful Despite Persecution
    Oct 11, 2020
    2020-10-11 Faithful Despite Persecution
    "Faithful Despite Persecution"
    (Acts 16:16-34)
    Persecution, both "soft" and "hard" presents Christians with special challenges and temptations regarding their faithfulness to Jesus.  The Bible warns Christians that "everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted," therefore, persecution is not something that Christians should neglect to prepare themselves for.  In this message, Pastor Matt explains the three main temptations that persecution will bring that will test the faithfulness of every Christian.
  • Sep 27, 20202020-09-27 Faithful During A Family Crisis
    Sep 27, 2020
    2020-09-27 Faithful During A Family Crisis
    "Faithful During A Family Crisis"
    (Philippians 4:6-7)
    Even the godliest families in the Bible experienced family crises and had to endure varying degrees of dysfunction.  As we look at the King David's family crisis in this message - we learn some key insights from God's Word about how to remain faithful to God when a family crisis strikes.
  • Sep 20, 20202020-09-20 Faithful When Facing Personal Failure
    Sep 20, 2020
    2020-09-20 Faithful When Facing Personal Failure
    "Faithful When Facing Personal Failure"
    (Micah 7:8-9) & (Psalm 118:17-19)
    In one way or another EVERY Christian will fail Jesus and fail themselves at some time in their lives.  The good news is that when we fail we don't have to end in failure IF we remain faithful to Jesus.  In this message, we take a look at King David in the Bible - a man who failed catastrophically but who ended in great success!
  • Sep 13, 20202020-09-13 Faithful When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan
    Sep 13, 2020
    2020-09-13 Faithful When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan
    "Faithful When Life Doesn't Go To Plan"
    (1 Samuel 16 & 19)
    A fact of life in this fallen world is that life doesn't always go to plan.  Accidents, disasters, catastrophes, the unexpected and unwanted does occur.  When this happens Christians need to realize that God not only tests our faith IN Him - He also tests our faithfulness TO Him.
  • Aug 30, 20202020-08-30 Faithful Despite Crushing Disappointment
    Aug 30, 2020
    2020-08-30 Faithful Despite Crushing Disappointment
    "Faithful Despite Crushing Disappointment"
    (Deuteronomy 3:23-28)
     
    Let's be honest - life doesn't always go the way we want it to.  In fact, things don't always come out how we've prayed for them to.  God doesn't always behave the way we would prefer Him to.  When these things happen we face crushing disappointments - disappointments that sometimes have to power to shake and even break our faith.  In this message we learn how to remain faithful despite the crushing disappointments that come.
  • Aug 23, 20202020-08-23 God’s Answer to False Prophets
    Aug 23, 2020
    2020-08-23 God’s Answer to False Prophets
    "God's Answer to False Prophets"
    (Micah 3:5-8)
    During this difficult time of pandemic, social unrest, economic instability, political uncertainty, and moral depravity people are looking for answers and an epidemic of false prophets has risen up to afflict and exploit the Church.  Fortunately, the Bible has already given us guidance as to who the false prophets are, how to detect them, and how to discern and welcome the true prophets and teachers who have been called by Jesus to serve His Church.
  • Aug 16, 20202020-08-16 Your Kingdom Come
    Aug 16, 2020
    2020-08-16 Your Kingdom Come
    "Your Kingdom Come!"
    (Micah 4:1-5)
    One of the most encouraging messages that echos throughout the Bible is that the Kingdom of God has come into this world in the hearts and minds of genuine Christians, and that the Kingdom of God is coming to this world when Jesus returns to rule the nations with perfect justice, perfect peace, and perfect prosperity.  During these difficult times we live in today - be encouraged by this message!
  • Jul 26, 20202020-07-26 What Does God Require?
    Jul 26, 2020
    2020-07-26 What Does God Require?
    "What Does God Require?"
    (Micah 6:6-8)
    Without doubt, we are living in difficult times!  It is part of human nature that when facing difficulty, people often become desperate.  Since desperate people do desperate things, desperate Christians often turn in desperation to different practices and beliefs to try to get God to make their life normal again.  In this message, we see exactly what God requires of us whether the times are difficult or not - or whether we're desperate or not.
  • Jul 19, 20202020-07-19 Are You Tired of God
    Jul 19, 2020
    2020-07-19 Are You Tired of God
    "Are You Tired of God?"
    (Micah 6:1-5)
    As we move into a post-COVID-19 shutdown world, Barna Research Group released a study which found that one third of American Christians didn't bother to watch any online service during the shutdown.  Why?  Behind all the reasons and explanations the Bible tells us that people have grown tired of God, but God has not grown tired of His people!  Instead of giving up on following Jesus the Bible prescribes remembering all that Jesus has already done for you!
  • Jul 5, 20202020-07-05 Israel – The Proof of Prophecy
    Jul 5, 2020
    2020-07-05 Israel – The Proof of Prophecy
    "Israel: The Proof of Prophecy"
    (Micah 7:11-20)
    The evidence that we are living in the End Times is unmistakable as any comparison of the news and our world with Biblical prophecy will show.  Evidence, however, can be interpreted many different ways.  This is why the Bible presents Israel (the nation and the people) as irrefutable proof that God has kept and will keep ALL of His promises and prophecies!