Sermons by Pastor Matthew Kusch

Associate Pastor

How Did He Do It?

Ever since Peter gave the first sermon in our reading from Acts, the disciples and other believers have been sharing the Good News of Jesus. How could they do this? How could they overcome any fear? Even with numerous challenges and obstacles, they shared. But I can’t do it? It’s too hard! Or is it?…

Is That All?

When the women at the tomb discovered that Jesus was risen, Mary records that “they told no one.” They were astonished and afraid. Today, how will we react to the Good News? Will we share it? Or will we, too, say nothing? Fear can paralyze us, fear of what to say, fear of messing up…

Who Is That Man?

“Who Is That Man?” This question was asked many times through Jesus’ ministry. During the weeks and days leading up to His crucifixion and death, only one person got the answer right – the Roman centurion observing His death and the curtain in the temple being torn from top to bottom. The centurion was able…

The Gospel in Your Words

When Peter was confronted between Palm Sunday and the Crucifixion, he had several chances to share his faith – but he did not. His testimony did not communicate the Gospel of our Lord. When we have opportunities to share our faith, what do we say? What will you say? Always have a reason for the…

I Need A Sign!

What does the ten commandments and Jesus driving the merchants out of the temple have in common? They were signs from God that held meaning then and still hold meaning and hope for us today. At that time, the Jews asked Jesus by what sign did you did these things? Three years later, the disciples…

The Gospel In Seven Words

As we gather for Ash Wednesday, we will examine our theme – “The Gospel In Seven Words”. Imagine you have the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Could you share it quickly and clearly? Try to present it in just seven words. Throughout our Lenten Season, we will develop our testimony to be…

Listen to Him!

When Peter, James, and John climbed the mountain with Jesus, the disciples saw Him as He truly was – as the Son of God standing with Moses and Elijah, dazzling in brightness. When God spoke, he simply said, “Listen to Him!” Jesus later asks them if they have been paying attention. There is a difference…

Teaching with Authority

Remember getting ready for the first day of school… thinking about what kind of teacher we would want? A teacher who knows their stuff, and teaches with authority! Jesus cast out demons with authority–this made the disciples’ first day of school exciting! May we be filled with this same excitement for His word and His…

Go Fish!

Ever played go fish? Holding on to your cards is the goal. You don’t know what you’ll get in the card game – skill patience and faith are required. Jesus asked the disciples to fishing for people instead of fish–what a concept! Simon Peter and Andrew left their boats to fish for people. They did…