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.

Take Heed to the Word

With all the voices demanding our attention today, nothing is more important as believers in Jesus Christ than to listen to Him and the Word He has given to us in the Scriptures. [Series] The Lost Art of Listening (Part 3)[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella[Date] 9/29/19[Scripture Reference] Psalm 119:97-104 [Youtube] https://youtu.be/YxYp7zlqyRo

The Questions for the listener

Three questions to ask ourselves to determine whether or not we are “swift to hear” what God desires of us today. [Series] The Lost Art of Listening (Part 2) [Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella [Date] 9/22/19 [Scripture Reference] James 1:19-22 [Youtube] https://youtu.be/804I5N-N87s

Who Has Your Attention?

The Bible is replete with examples of God speaking to His children and their subsequent decision to listen to every voice other than God’s voice. [Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella[Date] 9/15/19[Scripture Reference] Various Texts[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rKpaEwc0o

Getting Tired?

We often grow weary in this physical body for various reasons, and yet the Scripture has much to say concerning how we are to deal with weariness.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/8/19
[Scripture Reference] Matthew 11:28-30
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rKpaEwc0o

Not In This Place

The account of two prophets of God and the consequences of compromise teaches us to heed God’s Word and refuse to listen to anyone who has “another message” or “another take” on what God has already made clear.
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 9/1/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Kings 13:1-10
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcIGq8GSF_8

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

The Ordinances of the Church

A conclusion of the Biblical illustrations of the church and an introduction to the two ordinances of the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
[Series] The Ordinances of the Church (pt. 18)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 6/23/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_RAsd3F2KQ

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