Sermons by Pastor Matt Costella

Matt Costella has served as the director of the FEA since 2011 and is the founding pastor of Grace Bible Church of Fresno which he planted in 2004.

Dare To Be Different

Daniel’s three friends exemplified godly character and integrity as they refused to conform to the culture.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really in Control? (pt. 6)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/8/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 3:1-30
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BqDFtghAQo

The Times of the Gentiles

God knows the future and has revealed His general program for the Gentile nations of earth through Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really in Control? (pt. 5)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/1/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 2:31-49
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsGi29-NEk8

A Noticeable Contrast

A clear difference should exist between the way a godly believer and an unbeliever deal with the trials of life.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really in Control? (pt. 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 6/24/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 2:1-30
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypN50_R5aI

The Genesis of Character

Daniel purposed in his heart to put God first in his life. Therefore, when the pressures of life became great, Daniel exhibited godly character.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really in Control? (Part 3)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 6/3/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 1:8-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7iw8YBfpYA

Setting the Stage (Part 2)

A series through the book of Daniel. Through the good times and the bad, God is always in control and He reveals His plan of the ages.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really in Control? (Part 2)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 5/27/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 1:1-8
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGtGYaytaQw

Setting the Stage (pt. 1)

A series through the book of Daniel. Through the good times and the bad, God is always in control and He reveals His plan of the ages.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really in Control? (Part 1)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 5/20/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 1:1-8
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0PV-zuMUs0

God’s Plan of Attack (pt. 2)

Jude outlines God’s remedy for the false teaching that entered the church through the words of the false teachers.
[Series] Jude: Neutralizing the Rebellion (pt. 9)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/22/18
[Scripture Reference] Jude 17-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JywLFrL7w2Y

God‘s Plan of Attack (pt 1)

Jude outlines God’s remedy for the false teaching that entered the church through the words of the false teachers.
[Series] Jude: Neutralizing the Rebellion (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/15/18
[Scripture Reference] Jude 17-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3RDKSBoItA

A Foggy Morning

The resurrection of Jesus Christ assures Christians—and all mankind—of eight realities.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/1/18
[Scripture Reference] John 20:1-18
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK_xDdxmTCI

History Repeats Itself

Jude warns believers about false teachers who have stealthily crept into the church just as God’s Word predicted.
[Series] Jude: Neatralizing the Rebellion (pt 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/11/18
[Scripture Reference] Jude 4-9
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9aCLnemm6Y

United We Stand

Jude discusses his reason for writing this letter—to exhort believers to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered.
[Series] Jude: Neutralizing the Rebellion
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/4/18
[Scripture Reference] Jude 3
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZhxHSGu27k

First, the Good News… (pt. 2)

Jude addresses his readers as those who are sanctified, preserved, and called by God. They needed to grasp this good news in order to battle the enemy.
[Series] Jude: Neutralizing the Rebellion (pt. 1)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 2/25/18
[Scripture Reference] Jude 1-2
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47myOX0MKfY

Look Up

As Christians, our lives must be continually marked by an “upward look” when life seems dark or difficult.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 2/4/18
[Scripture Reference] Psalm 5:1-3
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqpd9Z-hsRk

Practical Principles and Final Considerations

A final look at First Samuel with an emphasis on the distinction between Saul and David and personal application to the believer.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons in Opportunity (pt. 30)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 1/28/18
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel (selected texts)
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiT_bp5Ja8E

The End of An Era

King Saul died as he lived—dedicated to preserving his own image and self-will rather than honoring the one, true God.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 29)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 1/21/18
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 31:1-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60_A-fUg0CE