The Woman at the Well (John 4) (3.11.23)
Pastor Matt has us meet up with the woman at the well at high noon! This woman learned that Jesus knew all the struggles and sins in her life, but instead of running from her, he made sure to meet up with her to share his living water with her.
Sermon: The Beautiful Simplicity (John 9) (3/19/23)
Pastor Matt looks at the account of the man born blind and his healing in John Chapter 9. This event takes up one whole chapter of the Gospel of John and for good reason. This interaction teaches a lot about who Jesus is, what He cares about, and what it means to SEE who Jesus is. Plus, it has some pretty funny moments!
Sermon: Nicodemus, A Journey to the Cross (John 3) (3/5/23)
Listen and Pastor Matt introduces us to Nicodemus. We get to see his spiritual growth over the whole trajectory of the Gospel of John. As we follow Nicodemus, we learn what it means to be Born Again, how God can use us to impact the spiritual growth of others, and what spiritual growth looks like.
Sermon: There is No “Undo” Button (Romans 5) (2.26.23)
One universal truth in life is that it is usually so much harder to undo an action than to do it in the first place. We see this in our reading from Romans 5. Sin entered the world in a moment through Adams eating of the forbidden fruit. But the solution to that problem came at the cost of Christ's death on the cross and his rising from the dead three days later. Listen as Pastor Matt opens up the [...]
Sermon: Ash Wednesday 2023 – “Go and Learn What This Means”
Pastor Matt teaches us about the Lenten Journey by taking us through Matthew 9:9-13. We think of Sacrifice during Lent, but the focus is not OUR sacrifice, but Christ's sacrifice. And he encourges us along with those he was talking to in Matthew 9, to "go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Sermon: Transfiguration – The Voice With Authority (2 Peter 1:16-21) (2.19.23)
The Voice of God has authority in our lives. Listen as Pastor Matt teaches us, through the Apostle Peter, about the Authority of God's Word and how that shapes our lives. This Voice of God that called Christ his Beloved Child at the Transfiguration will, through the death and resurrection of that same Son, call us the same! Included in this post is the Rembrant Painting - Paul in Prison, that Pastor Matt references toward the end of the sermon. [...]
Sermon: The Right-Side-Up Kingdom (Matthew 5) (1.12.23)
Pastor Sam recaps the first chapter of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matthew Chapter 5). What we learn is that Jesus isn't turning the world upside down with this sermon, what he's doint is putting things right-side-up! The sermon on the Mount is God's rulebook, but it also points us to our hope when we fail to follow those rules, Christ and his death and resurrection!
Sermon: Christ Crucified (1 Cor. 2) (2/5/23)
Pastor Sam takes us to 2 Corinthians 2 to teach us about the foudations of our Christian faith. We could talk about all kinds of things that would draw in a big crowd, but we preach Christ Crucified! Only Christ has died for us, and we need Christ above all else!
Sermon: The Blessed Mess (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) (1.29.23)
Pastor Matt continues on with 1 Corinthians 1 after Pastor Sam's great sermon the week before. Pastor Matt teaches us about the challenges to Unity in the church, why the challenges are worth it, and that the ultimate source of unity is Christ crucified and risen. This makes for a messy ministry, but it is a blessed mess! 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being [...]
Sermon: United in Christ (1 Corinthians 1:1-18) 1/22/23
In a world where so much divides us, Pastor Sam teaches us about the biggest thing that unifies. He takes us through 1 Corinthians 1:1-18 where we learn that we are united in being sinners in need of a Savior, and united in having Christ as our Savior! This is true unity!