Video Sermons

Matthew 28.8-10 - Avant Gardener;

This week we will be examining the assension and exaltation of Christ. Though this event doesn’t appear in Matthew, Jesus makes reference to it in His interaction with Mary Magdalene immediately following His resurrection. The Christ must ascend and be exalted to the right hand of God. But why up? In fact, where is heaven?

 


Matthew 28.1-8 - The Remains of Rock and Roll;

Jesus Christ is no longer in the tomb. The women approach only to find a stone rolled away, guards absent, and an angel waiting for their arrival. As we examine this interaction with an Angel of the Lord, we discover again and again the proof that the tomb is empty and Christ is not among the dead.

 


Matthew 27.57-66 - Born in a Burial Shroud;

Jesus’ body is removed from the cross and placed in a tomb that was reserved for the family Joseph of Arimathea. A silent disciple of Jesus Christ who apparently came from a wealthy family. Though we often focus on His death and resurrection, we will set time this Sunday to focus on His burial. The Biblical and cultural requirement of 3 days.

 


Matthew 27.45-56 - We Declare; 

We have heard the testimony of the earth, the Christ, the centurion, and the women who were all present at the crucifixion of Jesus. As they themselves declared what they knew, we also declare what we know: that Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life, died upon the cross, was buried, and on the third day rose again. Let the people hear and rejoice.


Matthew 27.45-56 - The Women Declare; 

Christ hangs upon the cross, abandoned by His apostles and mocked by the crowds that have gathered. But one small group stands by weeping over the death of the Son of Man. A small group of women stand by, physically present to bear witness of their Lord’s death. Unashamed, unafraid, faithful women. Let’s discover some of them this Sunday.


Matthew 27.45-54 - The Centurion Declares;

The soldiers who mocked and beat Him, who escorted Him to Golgotha. The soldiers who held down his limbs as they pierced his hands and feet, raised Him up, divided his only earthly possession, and watched this and many other crucifixions. Those who killed Him. Even one of them declares “Truly this was the Son of God!”.

 


Matthew 27.45-54 - The Christ Declares;

 Out of the 7 final words of Jesus while being crucified, Matthew chooses “Eli, Eli, Lema, Sabachthani” (My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?). With these final words Jesus completes the very purpose of His birth, to die for our sins upon a cross. Let us contemplate the history and meaning behind this final proclamation.


Matthew 27.45-54 - The Earth Declares;

 The whole of creation cries out to God. Creation has always had a tie to humanity. When we fell, we took the world with us. As we long for the glorious day of the final resurrection, creation also groans out in this desire. And as Jesus dies upon the cross, the earth responds with darkness, earthquakes, and even returning the dead.


Matthew 27.27-44 - Mock the Weak;  

Pain and suffering goes deeper than physical affliction. Jesus Christ suffered in every way that a human being can. Physical, psychological, and spiritual suffering bombarded Christ on that day. In every way Christ suffered for our sins and was willing to take upon Himself the full wrath of God.

 

Dean Gavaris - Mark 1.32-45 - Are You On The Level With Jesus?

Dean Gavaris is the executive director of Gateway Pregnancy Center with a longstanding relationship with FBC. Please visit his table in the back of the church for more information on the ministry! We are blessed by his continual acceptance to share the Word with us on men’s retreat weekend and look forward to hearing about the cleansed leper.

 


Matthew 27.11-24 - Trials and Tribulations pt 2; 

Dragged from the religious trials, Jesus is placed into the hands of Roman authority. Pilate is an unwilling participant to this trial until he realizes that an insurgent may be in his very hands. With a less than stellar record, Pilate questions Jesus and the crowd, only to wash his hands. But you can’t just ignore what’s right in front of you.


Matthew 26.57-27.2 - Trials and Tribulations pt 1; 

 As Jesus is escorted the house of Caiaphas the High Priest, he finds himself pulled into a mock trial, with lying witnesses and false testimony. Where we would defend ourselves, He stands silently as they accuse and berate Him. As they strike Him, He remains silent. Why? Why wouldn’t He just speak up? Why endure the lies?


Matthew 26.47-56 - By The Sword; 

Those who live by the sword die by the sword. Violence breeds violence in our broken and sinful world. The salvation of God’s people was sealed not by Jesus enacting violence and seizing it, but by accepting violence and giving up His life for us. Shall we live by the sword and seize the kingdom? Or lay down our life and be welcomed into it?

 


Matthew 26.36-46; Gardening At Night; 

As the Creator of the universe closes His final meal, He guides His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane. Here He spends His final moments of peace in communion with His Father. The sorrow and grief weighs heavily upon Him and He opens His heart before God. Let us look into this intimate and final moment before the torture of the cross.


 Matthew 26.30-35, 69-75; Can't Deny My Love - Although Judas was the great betrayer, Jesus was abandoned by all of His followers at the time of His arrest. Peter made lofty and noble promises that he was unable to keep, and finding himself under suspicion of being a disciple he denies his Lord three times. Judas finds no redemption in his regret. Can Peter find it after the cross?


Matthew 26.26-29; Good Friends and A Glass of Wine - On the night of His betrayal Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper. Command us to remember Him in the same way, this ordinance has been honored since its inception by Christians throughout all time. This week we will learn about and celebrate communion together. Let us prepare our hearts.

 


Matthew 26.14-25; 27.3-10 - You're Not Sorry - Judas Iscariot, whose name resounds through history as a betrayer to the Lord Jesus Christ. What does the Bible say about this man? And why he was willing to trade his very soul for 30 pieces of silver? As a heads up, we will be touching upon the topic of suicide this week (nothing graphic).

 

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