2/26/17 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Hebrews 12:1-3 Weariness is a condition we all know well; scripture says weariness leads to “giving up.” Hebrews 12 reminds us that weariness doesn’t have to be inevitable. The preventative: remembering Jesus!
2/19/17 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Colossians 2:6,7 (NLT) Most followers of Christ desire a strong faith. Paul (the THEN master) reminds us what leads to a STRONG FAITH, evidenced by an overflowing thankfulness.
2/12/17 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Ephesians 4:4-9 THEN is an important word in the Word of God. Paul reminds us there is a “left side” of the amazing peace of God, as well as a “right side.”
2/5/17 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Colossians 1:9,10 Our second WORD word for 2017 is “THEN”. Paul explains what leads to a life that honors and pleases The Lord, produces every kind of good fruit, and a life of growing to know God better and better.
1/22/17 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Acts 12:1-17 Peter experiences glorious victories in Acts 1-11. God was just as present in Acts 12, and “SUDDENLY” led him from prison to “another place”.
12/4/16 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Luke 2:1-20 The whole Christmas story is impacted by one word; in the Greek, “Yia” meaning “Some.” Instead, the word “Panti” meaning “All.” The all changes everything!
10/16/16 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Matthew 5:1-8 The religious leaders of Jesus’ day felt they had perfected “purity” of BEHAVIOR. Jesus makes it known that God’s higher concern is “purity” of HEART.
9/11/16 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Matthew 5:1-6 What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness, for what is right and just before God? And what is the promise that awaits those with this heart?
8/7/16 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Matthew 5:4 Jesus continues God’s assault on everything His hearers had been taught and assured of. After 400 years of silence, what burst forth from God’s heart was “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
7/31/16 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo Matthew 5:1-3 After 400 years of silence, what did God have to say? What mattered to Him? What was his message for His people? “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them.”
7/17/16 Pastor Tom Mattiuzzo John 21:24,25; 20:30,31; 13:34,35 John’s gospel, written 30+ years after the Synoptics, contains 90% new information – and the importance of the church living out the love and unity of God.