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.

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

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

The End of the Matter

God gives Daniel a vision of the future which included a glimpse of the antichrist and God’s future victory.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really in Control? (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/22/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 7:1-28
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzbvzf4Ix14

A Humbling Experience

God is in complete control, and He has the right to humble those who lift themselves up in pride.
[Series] Daniel: Who‘s Really in Control? (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/15/18
[Scripture Reference] Daniel 4:1-37
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS15SVgOSE0

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