Making reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ

Sermons by Matthew Rowley

Sermon Audio: Walking on High Places in 2019 – Habakkuk 2:5-3:19

Once again we find ourselves just hours away from a new year. From this vantage point we can look back and see that our heavenly Father was faithful and gracious to us once again! We shouldn’t be shocked. Our observation of His actions will always be the same because He will never change. From this position we also look forward to a new year.

Sermon Audio: Always Be Grateful – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Anger, hatred, outrage, worry, complaining, and their close companions seems to have taken over the news media, social media, talk shows, politics, and even popular fictional entertainment.   Self-examination would most likely reveal that even among those of…

Sermon Audio: Never Stop Praying! 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Long before the unlimited cell phone plan God invented the unlimited prayer connection. No expensive hardware or bluetooth connection is necessary to talk to the most important person in the universe! He invites us to stay on the line and converse endlessly with Him. Not one moment spent in prayer is ever a waste of time. Praying is one of the most profitable and important uses of our time. In this sermon we will meditate on why we should never stop praying.

Sermon Audio: The Formula for Endless Rejoicing – 1 Thessalonians 5/16

I’m sure we’ve all heard people opine, “I’ve had a bad day!” On significantly less frequent occasions we may even hear someone say, “I’ve had a good day today!” Typically tone of voice and body language match the the corresponding proclamations. Would it be possible for someone to reach the end of every day no matter what happened that day and report from their heart, “The Lord was good to me today?” The shortest verse in the Bible addresses one of the biggest struggles we all face, our attitude in trials. The Lord built into the Christian life a clear indicator of our spiritual health. When we walk by faith we will be empowered to rejoice. When our faith and theological perspective is faulty, we will gripe and complain. Never ending rejoicing is not enabled by wonderful circumstances, but by faith that view’s God’s goodness and sovereignty in everything.