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Pastor Matt
October 15, 2017

Serving the Community Together

Serving the Community Together

The message began Sunday morning with Pastor Matt explaining that when it comes to service, his heart is often in the wrong place.  He explained that he typically wants people to see that he is right.  Serving is a means to serve that desire. Download Study Guide (PDF)

September 26, 2017

Worship

Worship

Pastor Matt talked this morning about what the English word “worship” means and how the Bible uses the word worship.  He looked at an Old Testament passage and a couple of New Testament passages.  The common reality in both is that worship is supposed to encompass all of life. Download Study Guide (PDF)

September 21, 2017

Seeking Christ Is Everything

Seeking Christ Is Everything

During today’s sermon we talked about Seeking Christ.  It is the first part of the vision statement of Eastside.  Seeking Christ is not simply one of four things.  Seeking Christ encompasses all that we do.  It is our response to a God who initiates everything with people.  He is the one that has acted on […]

September 16, 2017

Seeking Christ: Rest

Seeking Christ: Rest

Pastor Matt began the message by talking about the fact that Seeking Christ cannot be another in a list of things that we do.  Seeking Christ is all that we do.  In order to Seek Christ, we have to do it out of a place of rest.  Our culture actively works against us.  From things […]

August 3, 2017

Psalm 119 – God’s law.

Psalm 119 – God’s law.

Pastor Matt spoke this morning from Psalm 119. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is an acrostic poem, meaning that every stanza begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza is eight verses. God’s law or what he has said or commanded is a theme that runs throughout […]

August 3, 2017

Moses

Moses

Pastor Matt spoke Sunday about the story of Moses’ calling.  Matt explained that he wanted to look at this story through the lens of worship.  Yes, this is about Moses being called, but he is being called so that the people can be freed and worship God.  Moses’ calling is one part of the larger […]

June 29, 2017

2 Thess 1

2 Thess 1

2 Thessalonians begins in much the same way as Paul’s first letter to the church (not a building or a place, but the “called out ones”) in Thessalonica: “Grace and peace to you” – God’s gift to us which we could never earn; nothing missing, nothing broken; wholeness. But Paul goes on to talk about […]

May 28, 2017

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

This section of Paul’s letter forces us to ask ourselves some difficult questions. What is our response to anxiety and trial? Do we view trial as our trial – not just mine, not just yours, but ours? How do we respond under pressure? Am I praying? Why do we need to be strengthened? When the […]

May 16, 2017

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

The writer Paul continues his letter to the church in Thessalonica, encouraging, comforting, and urging them. They’re experiencing very real persecution and opposition, as we will anytime that we live in a way that reflects God’s Kingdom. Paul reminds the church that his motives are not to please others or to promote himself but for […]

May 13, 2017

Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, Hope, and Love

This is the first in our summer sermon series on 1 Thessalonians – a letter written to a group of people reminding them that they are “called out from.” That’s what “church” means. It’s not a building or an institution but a group of people called out. What are they (and we) called out from […]

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