Picture This: Christ‘s Church

Living Now in Light of Eternity

How Christians live in the here-and-now matters. While we are assured of eternal life with Christ, our actions and motives in this life will matter at the Judgment Seat.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 24)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 8/25/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJusyQ4G4ug

The Reality of the Rapture

The next future event on God’s prophetic timetable is the rapture of the church. This “blessed hope” could occur at any moment.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 23)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 8/4/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPYYuiQeqcA

The Believer in the Last Days

The Bible provides the believer with guidelines for living in the last days before Christ’s return amid the rampant compromise and apostasy in the church.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 22)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/28/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1K5qDM1OWc

The Church in the Last Days

The New Testament warns believers that as the age progresses, the church will battle false teaching and false teachers from within and without.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 21)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/21/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10jph5XeVm0

The Grace of Giving

What role does money play in the ministry of the church? God’s Word explains that believers should give cheerfully and generously as God enables.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 20)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/14/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN-5IDpGJ6o

Ordinances and Offerings

A conclusion of a study of the ordinances of the church and an introduction to a consideration of the grace of giving.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 19)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 7/7/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQuIuzTJB_w

More Pictures of the Church

In Scripture, we find several analogies or illustrations of the church. From these, we can imply several truths that help us understand our role and responsibilities as believers.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 17)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 6/16/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjqfnb1M0sE

Pictures of the Church

In Scripture, we find several analogies or illustrations of the church. From these, we can imply several truths that help us understand our role and responsibilities as believers.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 16)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 6/9/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSsl3K5PZno

Life Outside the Family

How we interact with non-Christians matters to God and others. Believers must always reflect the love and kindness of Jesus Christ.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 15)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 5/26/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN7LiPLdQ5o

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