Sermons from 2017

Looking Ahead

A Consideration of the glories and excellencies of heaven, our future eternal home
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/31/17
[Scripture Reference] John 14:1-3; Isa. 6:1-6; Rev. 4:6-11; Phil. 3:20-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmAqnaleAk

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

Credentials of the Christ

333 OT prophecies were fulfilled by Christ at His First Advent. Jesus of Nazareth is the only Person in history to be the Lord’s Christ/Messiah
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/24/17
[Scripture Reference] Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; et. al.
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcV1PJAm6w

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

God Sent Forth His Son

scripture reference -Galatians 4:4; Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:18ff
Another look at the importance and reality of the Virgin Birth of Christ
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 12/17/17
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dW0oSmtDs

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

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

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

Always Giving Thanks

Giving thanks to God is imperative, especially for the seemingly ordinary daily care and provisions He graciously allows us to experience
[Series] None
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/19/17
[Scripture Reference] 2 Cor. 1:11; 2:14; 8:16; 9:15
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fObZFvTQCTA

Salvation: How Certain Can We Be?

As believers in Christ, we can be 100% assured that we have salvation from sin and that we can know this is true based on the character of God and the sure promises He has made in His Word, which promises He always keeps
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/12/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Timothy 1:12-17; 2 Tim. 1:12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ZGoc1et9M

The Confrontation

After fleeing from Saul, David finally confronts the king of Israel. David’s response to Saul says much about his heart and his allegiance.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 23)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 11/12/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 23:29-24:22
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hBADXv5PQ

Justification: What‘s In It For Me?

The doctrine of Justification by faith “alone,” is the lynch pin doctrine of Biblical Christianity and is the primary benefit of our great salvation from sin.
[Series] What We Believe
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 11/5/17
[Scripture Reference] Romans 1:17; 3:23-24; 4:25; 5:1
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbSKCwizcmU

Passing the Test and Patiently Waiting

Still fleeing from Saul, David continues to accomplish God’s will while facing betrayal from his own people. Yet even in this trial, God uses other godly men to encourage David.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 22)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 11/5/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 23:1-28
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCNzRCOQ5-4

David: Knocked Down But Not Out

David continues to flee from Saul and even waver in his faith at times. Yet he always returns to the Lord for refuge and strength.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt 21)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 10/29/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 21:10-22:5
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH3gYsXWpdo

Life As We Know It

Elijah’s difficult life is illustrative of that of the faithful believer today. Yet through it all, God leads and provides for His own.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 10/29/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Kings 17:1-16
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kJxGZhgFzM

Why? Because

Based on texts including Romans 1:17; 3:24-25; and 5:1, believers need to understand justification is given by God’s grace through faith, freely, “without a cause.”
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[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=algYg2ln0eg

David’s Fading Faith

David resorts to deceit to get what he needs from Ahimelech, and this lapse of faith brings dire consequences.
[Series] First Samuel: Lessons In Opportunity (pt. 20)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 10/22/17
[Scripture Reference] 1 Samuel 21:1-9; 22:6-23; Psalm 52
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKeZ3C8cS3g

Radical, Relevant, or Faithful? (Part 2)

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. 2)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 10/8/17
[Scripture Reference] 2 Timothy 2:1-7
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT9iCb2eeAw

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