Message: “The Local Church: Membership” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” In this final week of our series on the local church, we look at the idea of membership. We highly value church membership here at Grace, but what about it makes it so important? In the sermon this week, Pastor Mike drew out the principles of church membership from Philippians 3 and showed us that our relationship and responsibility to each other is deeper and more profound than we probably thought.

Message: “The Local Church: Leadership” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” We have now reached week 4 of our series on the local church. Jumping off from Matthew 20, Pastor Mike shared a Christ centered view of leadership when it comes to the oversight and carrying out the work of the local church. Just like so many other aspects of the Kingdom of God, the function of church leadership differs greatly from the values of the world. But it serves to magnify the Lord greatly when carried out as scripture prescribes.

Message: “The Local Church: Worship” from Matthew Lautz

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” In this third week of the current series on the local church, Matthew Lautz shared about the centrality of worship in the life of the believer. But specifically, the centrality of worship as participants in the body of Christ. Though the gathering of believers on Sunday is something that we may take for granted at times, it is far more crucial in regards to God’s glory than we may understand.

Message: “The Local Church: Stewardship” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” We are now into the second week of our month-long series on the local church. This is a chance for us to take a step back and think through our life as a local body in a biblical, yet practical and strategic manner. This Sunday, Pastor Mike walked us through what this looks like in the area of stewardship. What we have been given and the way we use it is an essential part of our lives as followers of Christ.

Message: “Longing For Home” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” We now move on from chapter 6; which culminates in the Wrath of the Lamb, to a vision that certainly strikes a different tone. In it, we are privy to a wide angle view of the people of God before the throne. It is a passage that serves to remind all believers as to why faithfulness to our blessed Lord in this life is worth it.

Message: “The Wrath of the Lamb” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” In last week’s chapter, John is shown a vision of the Lamb being the only one who is worthy to receive the scroll and to look into it. In Chapter 6, he sees the result of that as Jesus breaks open each of the seals. John (and we also) are privy to what is really going on behind the scenes as the last days unfold. It is not a world in chaos or evil winning the day. It is a righteous king sovereignly orchestrating all things to God’s glory as history comes to a culmination.

Message: “Worthy Is The Lamb” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” The Revelation of Jesus Christ is meant to motivate and equip us to be mature disciples of Jesus. It also gives us a glorious portrait of Jesus that is meant to encourage us. Last week, through John’s vision of the throne in heaven, we learned that God is sovereign over all the cosmos. He is seated on His throne, in control, forever. This week, we find ourselves in the same scene. However, the worship and glory only intensifies as we direct our focus on the One who is worthy to take the scroll. As the four living creatures and the elders and the myriads of angels and every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea and all that is in them raise their voices to declare Him worthy, we cannot help but ask ourselves: What could we lose by following the Lamb? What could we gain by following the Lamb? He who is worthy to take the scroll and to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing is worthy of our allegiance. He is worthy of our worship. He is worthy of our very all.