Sermons by Pastor Matthew Kusch

Associate Pastor

Lip Service

In Jesus’ time the pharisees were quick to find fault, honoring God with their lips while their hearts were far from Him. When we honor God today, do we do this with our lips, or do we honor Him with our whole heart?

Thy Kingdom Come

It was a dark and stormy night… They were in the boat, they were scared, and their master was asleep.  When He awoke, He needed only one word to calm the storm – “Peace.” Today we are still scattered and we suffer trials and persecutions, yet we only need His peace. We need faith like…

The Spirit of Truth

As we read the Bible, we need to know what’s going on behind the scenes–spiritual warfare between God and Satan. It began when Satan tempted Adam and Eve. Later, the people and leaders of Israel lost their faith and built the golden calf. Even David fell into sin. When Satan attacked Jesus through the scribes,…

Now What???

Reminder: call your mom today 😉 After Jesus’ Ascension, the scriptures had been fulfilled and the disciples were filled with questions, like “now what?” In the same way we can be filled with a sense of completion, accompanied by hesitation and hopefulness. Let’s not wait for a sign but get back to the work, doing…

Abiding In The Vine

Where there is a vine, there is a vinedresser. He prunes, keeping the productive vines and pruning the withered branches. We should strive to abide in the vine if we are to hear fruit and be productive for Him. Taking away those unproductive areas of our life, pruning it back and making us better. Helping…

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…