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.

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

Don‘t Look Back

Like the apostle Paul, we must forget the past and press forward into the future in service for God for His glory.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 1/7/18
[Scripture Reference] Philippians 3:13-14
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQVz4CZWF6I

When All Seems Out of Control

In the midst of his low point, David turns to God. We see God work providentially to encourage David and prepare him to be the next king.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 28)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/31/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 29:1-30:31
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIV2qDRtaZQ

Good Tidings of Great Joy

The arrival of the Messiah into the world means fear need not control the lives of men and women anymore.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/24/17
[Scripture Reference] Luke 2:8-16
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XabJSIS4oQs

Life Without God

What happens when we chose to go our own way and seek to live life without God? King Saul found out, and we must learn from his example.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 27)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/17/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 28:3-25
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbLtX-l0jw

“I Can’t Take It Anymore”

David experiences a lapse of faith as he aligns himself with the enemies of Israel and deceives Achish once again.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (Part 27)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/10/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMQd2lHa05s

The Path of the Wise

The magi’s visit to the Christ child contains many lessons pertaining to wisdom that all believers should consider today.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/3/17
[Scripture Reference] Matthew 2:1-12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhEARsBUrno

A Powerful Influence for Good

A consideration of Abigail’s character and positive influence on the future King of Israel.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 25)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/3/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 25 and 26
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFyHU03gfAk