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.

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

The Precise Nature of God‘s Prophecy

God’s messenger reveals important future information to Daniel, and just as some has already been literally fulfilled, the remaining prophecies will also literally be fulfilled just as God has promised.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really In Control? (pt. 16)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 10/21/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 11:1-12:12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81kti_1kUr0

A Look Behind the Scenes

God allows Daniel to look behind the veil of the visible world and become aware of the spiritual battles going on behind the scenes
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really In Control? (pt. 15)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/23/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 10:1-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAyaoC7NnL0

A Rock Amid the Raging Sea

Throughout his life, Daniel remained steadfast in faith and character despite the circumstances in which he found himself.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really in Control? (pt. 14)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/16/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 6:1-28
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OmT6ddCdYM

God‘s Timetable for Israel

Daniel receives God’s 490-year plan for Israel–from their return to Jerusalem to the literal rule of the Messiah on earth.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really In Control? (Part 13)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/9/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 9:20-27
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6krfw3kUz6g

The Consequences of Willful Ignorance (Part 2)

Belshazzar failed to learn important lessons from the past. The Babylonian empire fell quickly during his blasphemous party as he was trusting in the walls of Babylon for protection.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really In Control? (Part 11)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 8/26/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 5:1-31
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMTu2slEYC8

The Consequences of Willful Ignorance (Part 1)

Belshazzar failed to learn important lessons from the past. The Babylonian empire fell quickly during his blasphemous party as he was trusting in the walls of Babylon for protection.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really In Control? (Part 10)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 8/19/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 5:1-31
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfImPx9qJl8

Staying On Task Despite the Inevitable

God gave Daniel a vision of two coming world empires, and while this vision troubled Daniel, he believed it would come to pass as God declared and he continued pressing on in service to His God.
[Series] Daniel: Who’s Really in Control? (Part 9)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 8/5/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 8:1-27
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ncNEwG5U3k