Sermons by Rob Matlack

110 of 51 items

Training for an Event Bigger than the Olympics

by

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

by

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

by

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?

by

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

by

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?

by

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 […]

Can We Be Perfect?

by

Hebrews 7:11-2 To my knowledge, no one in history has ever pitched a “perfect game” in baseball. But you say, there have been 23 such games in major league history. A perfect game is defined as a game in which no batters reach first base. In a nine-inning game that is 27 up and 27 […]

The Mysterious King

by

Hebrews 7:1-10   Do you like riddles or mysteries? Sometimes I do. Try this one (I hope you haven’t seen it).   Adam, God made out of dust, But thought it best to make me first, So I was made before now, To answer God’s most holy plan, A living being I became, And Adam […]

Do You Believe In Jesus

by

Hebrews 6:9-20   Do you believe in Jesus? Almost everyone reading this would nod in affirmation. However, a lot of people believe that Jesus was an historical figure. Many of those believe that He died on a cross. Some of those believe He rose again. What do we have to believe Jesus for? Eternal life? […]

Are We In Danger?

by

 Hebrews 6:1-8 There was/is a popular evangelistic tract commonly known as the Four Spiritual Laws. The first spiritual law in the tract is, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” Certainly, that is a universally true statement – for the unbeliever and the believer alike. So let me get very personal, […]