Sermons by Rob Matlack

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Everyday Priorities For 2021

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Philippians 3:1-4:1   I doubt that 2020 will go down in most of our memories as the best year of our lives. There have been difficulties and set backs. Significant events have been canceled or postponed. High school and college seniors missed traditional events. I recently heard of a couple that traveled to a state […]

Simple Observations from a Well Known Story

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Luke 2:1-20 Finally, on this Sunday before Christmas, we come to Luke’s narrative of Jesus’ birth. A story many of us grew up hearing. It was common to hear it in school and church programs of the past as well as on radio and television. Perhaps others of us have only heard it relatively recently […]

Advent – Responses Of Faith

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Luke 1:39-80 What do you and I do with the promises of God? I moved to an area of the country where it had been historically difficult to make a living. Many of the people there, especially the older ones, had seen really hard times in their lives. Yet as I got to know them […]

Advent – A Season Of Hope

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Luke 1:1-38   Luke’s gospel was written to bolster Theophilus’ faith by demonstrating the certainty of the things he had been taught. Now, 2000 years later it serves the same purpose for you and me. Join us over the next three weeks as we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s birth. May our faith […]

Who Is Hosting Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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As we look forward to next week’s Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends it might be good to review the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving of 1621. I will not recount it here, but by our standards, there was not much to be thankful for. The trip seemed doomed from the beginning with the delays and final abandonment […]

Love Your Neighbor

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Exodus 20:12-17 God’s wisdom should not surprise us. After all, He created us. No one knows us more intimately. He also knows how our society should function. He knows what guidelines to give us for our good. Those who have studied the fall of great civilizations have noted that the decline often paralleled the decline […]

Love God

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Exodus 20:1-11 Who are my kids? My spouse? My parent? My friend? What do I really know about them? How do I get to know them? Why would I want to know them? Think about these questions. Can you answer them? Now ask the same questions about God. Can you answer them? Join us as […]

An Offer We Should Not Refuse

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Exodus 19 Perhaps one of the most famous lines uttered by an actor was in the 1972 film The Godfather. Marlon Brando, Don Vito Corleone, seeking to help his godson get a role in a Hollywood film, says he will make the director “an offer he can’t refuse.” Unlike the fictional crime boss our Heavenly […]

Israel’s Purpose

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Exodus 18:1-27 Last week Pastor David Roseland reminded us of God’s will for our lives – the great commission. But is that just a New Testament idea? What was God’s will for the infant nation of Israel? How do both of those things affect our relationships with others and how we view them? What are […]

Our Patient God

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Exodus 15:22-17:16 What is the one thing that God most desires for you and me? The proper answer to that question will go a long way in helping us understand the Bible and give us peace in life. Our study in Exodus this week will point us to the answer.