We serve a sovereign and gracious God. In the midst of the anguish of deep suffering, we find strength in knowing that God has a purpose in all things. Often we find the tender smiling face of God just behind the most bitter clouds of providence. Pastor Matt shares his heart in the midst of […]
There have been a number of questions being asked about just how our church’s worship should look when we gather together. Pastor Matt decided to take a break from Hebrews to give a series of sermons addressing some of the common concerns, questions, and confusions. Follow along over the next few weeks as we try […]
What is the Sabbath for the Christian? How do we obey the command to honor the Sabbath? Is our rest found in an observance, a place, or in a person?
Beloved Brothers and Sisters: In a recent Desiring God post, Jonathan Parnell talks about anger (What our Anger is Telling Us). He talks about the connection between anger and love; anger as the response when something acts against the thing we love. This is a very reveling thought; it really helps us understand the difference […]
Most of the time Scripture encourages us not to fear. Most of the time we are taught that if we fear (hold in reverence and respect the weight of His glory and holiness) God we have no need to fear anything. Pastor Matt brings us the strong warning from the author of Hebrews in the […]
Beloved Brothers and Sisters: Philippians 4:4-9 (NASB95) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 […]
Pastor Matt gives takes a break from his series preaching through Hebrews to bring us a Mother’s Day sermon.
Beloved Brothers and Sisters: There are times when we each need a wake-up-call to the reality of what is going on around us. Times when the culture around us reaches a new point of acceptance and even praise of evils we like to forget exist. This week we got such a wake-up-call in the form […]
Pastor Matt encouraged us from God’s Word about the corporate nature of perseverance. If we are not going to let our hearts be hardened, we need each other to encourage us to believe in the goodness of God, day by day.
Beloved Brothers and Sisters: This week I wanted to share the words to perhaps my favorite poem. In fact it is a hymn as well, though I have no idea what it was originally intended to sound like. It is called “God Moves in a Mysterious” Way by William Cowper, written in the late 1700’s. […]