Sermons from October 2017

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