Aug 25, 2019
2019-08-25 From Gutter to Glory
Psalm 130
We thrill to hear stories of how people went from "rags to riches," but the fact is that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ then you have a better story!  You have gone and are going from "Gutter to Glory." As such, you have the ability to pray, to hope, and to encourage others as you travel the journey of life.
  • Aug 25, 20192019-08-25 From Gutter to Glory
    Aug 25, 2019
    2019-08-25 From Gutter to Glory
    Psalm 130
    We thrill to hear stories of how people went from "rags to riches," but the fact is that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ then you have a better story!  You have gone and are going from "Gutter to Glory." As such, you have the ability to pray, to hope, and to encourage others as you travel the journey of life.
  • Aug 18, 20192019-08-18 Finding Persistence & Purpose in Pain
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019-08-18 Finding Persistence & Purpose in Pain
    (Psalm 129)
    Unlike Western Culture which is obsessed with eliminating or minimizing pain - the Bible never avoids pain.  Many (even Christians) become angry with God when He doesn't remove pain from our lives.  The Bible is very clear that when we learn how to find persistence and purpose in pain that is when we discover a deeper, richer, and more mature faith in Jesus Christ!
  • Aug 11, 20192019-08-11 A Better Life
    Aug 11, 2019
    2019-08-11 A Better Life
    (Psalm 128)
    Every person has an instinctive desire for a better life because we intuitively know that life in this world isn't what it is supposed to be.  (Psalm 128) teaches us that happiness and satisfaction cannot be found anywhere our with anything or anyone in this world.  The Bible never promises a problem-free, pain-free life - but the Bible does tell us that following Jesus will give us the better life we're looking for!
  • Aug 4, 20192019-08-04 Is God Your Center?
    Aug 4, 2019
    2019-08-04 Is God Your Center?
    (Psalm 127)
    This Psalm is designed to compel us to ask ourselves the question, "Is God Your Center?"  We are products of our culture and civilization, but an honest analysis of our culture and civilization will indicate that God is NOT at the center.  The challenge we all face is to discover the areas where our culture and civilization exert more influence on our values and priorities than Jesus Christ does.
  • Jul 21, 20192019-07-21When God Says; Yes, Enough, and Now
    Jul 21, 2019
    2019-07-21When God Says; Yes, Enough, and Now
    (Psalm 126)
    The Bible is very clear that everyone who is serious about following Jesus will go through difficult, even painful times in their lives.  Since Jesus is the "author and finisher" of our faith, there will come a day when Jesus will look upon our painful, difficult situation and say YES to our prayers, ENOUGH to our difficulties, and NOW to our deliverance!
  • Jul 14, 20192019-07-14 Unshakable!
    Jul 14, 2019
    2019-07-14 Unshakable!
    (Psalm 125)
    In (1 Corinthians 15:58) we're told as Christians to be unshakable - when faced by the demands and pressures of life this seems like an impossible standard.  However, (Psalm 125) tells us how a Christian can live their life of faith in Jesus Christ unshakably despite all of the storms of life and the assaults of Satan.
    May this message encourage you!
  • Jul 7, 20192019-07-07 Rhode Island Women’s Teen Challenge
    Jul 7, 2019
    2019-07-07 Rhode Island Women’s Teen Challenge
    Rhode Island Women's Teen Challenge
    May your faith in Jesus Christ's ability to overcome any negative circumstances or bad decisions in your life be encouraged by the worship and testimonies of these ladies!
  • Jun 23, 20192019-06-23 A Lesson in Humility
    Jun 23, 2019
    2019-06-23 A Lesson in Humility
    (Psalm 124)
    As we journey into the presence of God, sooner or later we will be confronted by the simple truth that God is MORE than we will ever be!  In our pride we cling to our independence instead of learning how to live in God-dependence - then we take credit for what God has (and is) doing in our lives.  As Christians, we sometimes believe that the blessings we receive are due to our own faith, holiness, and service - we need "A Lesson in Humility."
  • Jun 16, 20192019-06-16 Watching for Your Blessings
    Jun 16, 2019
    2019-06-16 Watching for Your Blessings
    (Psalm 123)
    God is the source of every blessing that we receive in this life, yet all too often, we look to ourselves and to other things to provide us with the blessings we want when we want them.  We need to look to God!  Let our focus be on God as we watch for our blessings.
  • Jun 9, 20192019-06-09 Let’s Go-To Church
    Jun 9, 2019
    2019-06-09 Let’s Go-To Church
    (Psalm 122)
    We live in a culture that tends to regard church-goers with a mixture of skepticism and ridicule as a waste of time.  In our 24/7 society, many Christians have to fight this same attitude as their work (of necessity) consumes so much of their time leaving them with so little free-time.  We in the West have to rediscover the passion and power that exists when Christians gather together to experience the presence of Jesus - and each other!
  • Jun 2, 20192019-06-02 Victory in the Valley
    Jun 2, 2019
    2019-06-02 Victory in the Valley
    (Psalm 121)
    We live this life under the shadow of death.  At any time we can face difficulties, problems, struggles, conflicts, traumas, and tragedies.  Psalm 121 promises that God has given us Victory in the Valley - our challenge is that we don't always recognize the victory that God gives us.
  • May 26, 20192019-05-26 In My Distress, I Find Jesus
    May 26, 2019
    2019-05-26 In My Distress, I Find Jesus
    (Psalm 120)
    Our Journey Into God's Presence begins, as does Psalm 120, with a prayer that is prayed to God in distress.  Being human, we're not motivated to seek help or to change unless we are in some kind of distress.  This is why it is in our distress that we can find Jesus!
  • May 19, 20192019-05-19 Returning King
    May 19, 2019
    2019-05-19 Returning King
    (Acts 1:1-14)
    For this final message of this series - we go back to the beginning of the Christian Church where we discover that Jesus-centered Christianity thrives on the expectation of the return of Jesus.  When we truly Rediscover Jesus as our Returning King, we're motivated to passionately live out our Christian faith in this world.
  • May 5, 20192019-05-05 High Priest
    May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05 High Priest
    (Hebrews 4:14-16)
    Christians need to rediscover Jesus as their personal High Priest.  This means that at this very moment Jesus is praying for you, and because of his role as High Priest you have the ability to pray to God, now, about anything.  In this message, Pastor Matt encourages you to pour your heart out to God since he has poured himself out for you as your High Priest.
  • Apr 28, 20192019-04-28 Spirit Baptizer
    Apr 28, 2019
    2019-04-28 Spirit Baptizer
    (Luke 3:16)
    Christians sometimes become enamored with various personalities, "spiritual celebrities" that promise a new or greater anointing if you follow and support their ministries.  In contrast, the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is the one and only Spirit Baptizer - and it is to Jesus that Christians should look to in desiring to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.