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.

The Walk and Witness of the Church

God’s Word provides great detail concerning how believers are to interact with one another in the body of Christ.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 13)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 5/12/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnalzxdJrfY

Who Owns the Pastor?

A consideration of the pastor’s responsibility toward God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 5/3/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJf6tIec-6M

Shepherding the Sheep

A consideration of the elder’s role and responsibilities as an undershepherd of God’s flock.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 11)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/28/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H__sKYOxGtk

Local Church Leadership

God’s Word describes the role and function of the leadership of the local church.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 10)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/14/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaTrofEoMn4

Called To Be Holy

A conclusion of the various means by which the body of Christ can glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt 9)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/7/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJa0nvX6uwc

More Work of the Ministry

A consideration of the various means by which the body of Christ can glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/31/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWGRIQb31rk

The Work of the Ministry

A consideration of the various means by which the body of Christ can glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/24/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCv1MsQm-JI

The Purpose of the Church

According to Scripture, the purpose of the church is to glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 6)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/17/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZejCpaW0o

What Are We Doing Here?

A consideration of the biblical texts describing the purpose of the church.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 5)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/10/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7b7elPMVck

The Birth of the Church

The church began on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit arrived to indwell those who trusted in the finished work of Christ alone for their salvation.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/3/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phO_WgnEKKo

Get Real! (pt. 3)

God’s Word is true in all matters of which it speaks, and believers must face reality when it comes to the issues of life.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 1/20/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 John 5:19-20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h2CBMDb5Ro

Get Real! (pt. 2)

God’s Word is true in all matters of which it speaks, and believers must face reality when it comes to the issues of life.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 1/13/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 John 5:19-20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pou2c3xx5-Y

Get Real! (pt. 1)

God’s Word is true in all matters of which it speaks, and believers must face reality when it comes to the issues of life.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 1/6/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 John 5:19-20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2e2eXajS8c

The Light Has Come

The Great Light prophesied in the Old Testament has come in the Person of Jesus Christ. If we have received the Light, we can now see!
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 12/16/18
[Scripture Reference] Isaiah 9:1-2
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_xCP5b4YA

God Hates Pride

Pride is the root of all sin and the first in God’s list of things that are an abomination to Him.
[Series] Seven Things God Hates (pt 2)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 11/11/18
[Scripture Reference] Proverbs 6:16-17
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXtLq7v5QLQ