Sermons by Pastor Matthew Kusch

Associate Pastor

Business as Usual

The birth of Jesus was both ‘miraculous’ and ‘business as usual.’ While it only received mention in two of the Gospels, it was business as usual for God–His business of forgiving people from their sins. Let’s listen to hear what was so miraculous and revolutionary about the birth of a small child in Bethlehem so…

True Joy

John the Baptist was full of joy. He was active proclaiming the word and preparing the way for Jesus. While the coming of Jesus brought his people joy, today’s gospel brought a dissonance. John shone a light on the misdeeds of the day, and this caused his imprisonment and death. During his ministry, John had…

Increasing and Decreasing

The part John played in the arrival of Jesus cannot be downplayed. He was a compelling speaker. People thought John was the Messiah, but they were wrong–John even said so. His gospel message was meant to prepare the way of the Lord. What can we do to share the Good News of Jesus? How can…

Our Potter

“Our Potter who art in Heaven…” That’s not how the Lord’s Prayer goes! But we are reminded in this lesson that our Father will mold and shape us to face life’s challenges with Him at the wheel. Let’s listen…

Promises Fulfilled

What’s in a promise? A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something. The promise was being fulfilled to David – his offspring would be the Savior. Let’s examine how Jesus was the fulfillment of all those promises from the Old Testament  

Why Thanksgiving?

In 60 A.D., Paul wrote to the Philippians from his cell in Rome. In spite of the harsh conditions he wrote not in despair but with a thankful heart. His last words were how to respond with thankfulness to the promises of God. What are we thankful for today? As we gather with family and…

Good Enough

What is good enough? When the Israelites sacrificed to God for their sins, this was always a concern. When God sent His Son to earth, Jesus became the sacrifice for all the world. When the curtain in the temple was ripped in two, the scriptures were fulfilled as He removed the separation between God and…

How Difficult Is It?

How hard was it to enter the kingdom of heaven? The ten commandments were a guide and a marker, a high bar to attain. But is this the way? Or is it impossible? Through Jesus, we are part of the Kingdom not through our works, but instead through His righteousness. Hallelujah!