Sermons by Rob Matlack

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A Rebellious Prophet

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Jonah 1-2   Some people think that there is a God of the Old Testament who is primarily characterized by judgment and the God of the New Testament is primarily characterized by mercy – law versus grace. Is that true? Join us over the next two weeks as we examine the message of perhaps one […]

A Purpose To Live For

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Hebrews 13:18-25 As we celebrate Veterans Day today we remember and honor those who have served our country. We are reminded of the hardships suffered by those who had a purpose higher than themselves. As believers we also have a purpose assigned to us by God Himself, a purpose higher than this short life-span that […]

What Strengthens You?

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Hebrews 13:7-17   Life can get very difficult. Perhaps it has for you or someone you know. If it has not and if you are normal, it will. What would you say to a person who was struggling with the troubles of life? Perhaps the person or someone close to him is facing death, the […]

Instructions for a Lifestyle of Worship

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Hebrews 13:1-6   Do you need motivation to worship God? In Romans 12:1-2 Paul tells us that what God has done for us should produce a life of worship. The author of Hebrews gives us an almost opposite motivation for worship in 13:1-6. Join us Sunday to see what it is and why it is […]

Training for an Event Bigger than the Olympics

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Hebrews 12 As we wind down our study in Hebrews the author drives his point home – a point that is applicable to us. It is easy for some of us to get excited about March Madness or, since it is October, the baseball playoffs or the Super Bowl. Perhaps we have had moments in […]

Living By Faith – Part 2

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Hebrews 11:17-40  One of the most familiar verses from the book of Hebrews is 11:1 — Faith is the expected reality, the assurance of unseen events. As we looked at it last week we saw that faith is comprehending an unseen reality. It is really a pretty simple concept, but it is not so simple […]

Living By Faith – Part 1

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Hebrews 11:1-16   Last Sunday at AWANA a boy asked a T&T leader a question. It was a good question and the teacher had a great answer. The question was “What does faith mean?” How would you answer that clearly for a 10 or 11 year old? Could you answer that question? What is faith? […]

Do We Take Advantage of Grace to Our Peril?

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Hebrews 10:19-39 We pride ourselves in our understanding of grace – our avoidance of the Lake of Fire is not based on our works, it is based on His gift of eternal life when we simply believe that He is the Source and Giver of it and that He gives it to us (John 3:16). […]

Basis Of Our Confidence

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Hebrews 9:16-10:18 The human being needs hope. When all hope is removed we are defeated. The author of the book of Hebrews knew that and he gives his readers hope — not a false hope, not a maybe wish, but a sure confidence. What can that confidence be and what is it based on? Join […]

Why Is An Understanding Of Grace So Important?

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Hebrews 8:1-9:15 I remember an incident that occurred over 25 years ago. A person, a congregant, came into my office. This person was tortured by a sin that was committed several years previously. I have no reason to think that the person was not a believer, in fact, the person was a believer at the […]