Sermons by Pastor Matthew Kusch

Associate Pastor

What’s in a name?

Why are names important to us? Last names mean something, often stemming from what their ancestors did. Jesus’ name meant “he will save his people from their sins”. He lived up to his name as Christ the anointed one. We too are anointed through baptism as Christians. With this anointing comes responsibility, and our behavior…

keep the lamps trimmed

The parable of the five wise and five foolish virgins was different from most of Jesus’ parables, but why? It was told in the last days of his life, foretelling events to come, including His persecution and death. Even today, we can learn from this parable – He wants us to be prepared!  May we…

Eyes on the Prize

We’ve all heard this, always looking ahead and striving for that goal. Jesus kept his eyes on the cross and resurrection and our salvation – He had his eyes set on us. It can be a challenge for us today – we should strive to keep our eyes on Christ as our prize.  

How to be Great

When Jesus shared the news of His death and resurrection, the disciples asked who will be the greatest in His kingdom? Even today, it’s easy to apply earthly standards – but this comes from inside us. Children of the ancient world relied on their parents. In the same way we must also be like children…