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.

Radical, Relevant, or Faithful? (Part 1)

An analysis of the “Radical” ministry philosophy espoused by Christian leaders such as David Platt and Francis Chan as well as the “Relevant” ministry philosophy embraced by Christian leaders such as Rick Warren and Andy Stanley. Pastor Matt suggests a third option: Stand fast on the clear, pure Gospel of Jesus Christ by grace alone through faith alone and make faithfulness to God the priority of every ministry endeavor.
[Series] Radical, Relevant, or Faithful? (pt. 1)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 10/8/17
[Scripture Reference] 2 Timothy 2:1-7
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmUMUDuKQbA

God Is My Defence

As Saul continues to try to murder David, David seeks help and refuge from God Who delivers David through various means.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 18)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/24/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 19:1-24; Psalm 59
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd1XHy2xQrY

After the Victory Is Over

Chapter 18 provides an overview of what a believer can expect from life—the positive and negative—after gaining a spiritual victory.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 17)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/17/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 18:1-30
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7dCYkSZGLU

What‘s the Point?

The gospel of John is intended to reveal the person and work of Jesus Christ so we might believe the Truth for the salvation of our soul.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/10/17
[Scripture Reference] John 20:30-31
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0lb7CcwQc

Long Before Goliath…

David was able to defeat Goliath because long before he faced this giant he walked with God and exercised faith in Him.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt 17)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 8/27/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 17
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEQ5IEsHy18

God’s Choice

While man often looks on the outside, God is looking at the heart. He seeks a man, woman, or child after His own heart.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons in Opportunity (pt. 15)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/30/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 16:4-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGeWEV5S_Uo

Every Excuse in the Book (pt. 2)

When confronted by Samuel for not completely obeying God’s clear commands, Saul tries to come up with every excuse in the book.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons in Opportunity (pt. 13)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/16/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 15:1-35
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmEYDQuva5E

Every Excuse in the Book

When confronted by Samuel for not completely obeying God’s clear commands, Saul tries to come up with every excuse in the book.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/9/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 15:1-35
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBDwhDWoNnA

A Wasted Opportunity (Part 2)

The Israelites wasted an opportunity to trust God and see Him work because they wanted a king like all the other nations.
[Series] First Samual: Lessons in Opportunity (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/30/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 8:1-22
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIMxgpr9qgw

A Wasted Opportunity (Part 1)

Although Samuel was a godly prophet and judge, his actions played a part in Israel’s desire to be like all the other nations.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons in Opportunity (pt. 6)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/23/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 8:1-9
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD9KSXl-W1A