Latest Sermons

In The Ashes – Lost

October 17, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Job’s pain and complaint to God teaches us about lament, an aspect of faith we would rather turn our heads from. Let’s keep sitting in the ashes with Job Sunday, Oct. 17 and remember what it’s like to be “Lost.”
Scripture Reading : Job: 23:1-9, 16-17

In The Ashes – Surprise

October 10, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Bad stuff happens to everyone but it still catches us by surprise. None of us are as good as Job yet he suffered greatly. Let’s go sit “In the Ashes” with Job and listen to what the Lord can teach us about times of suffering. This 4-part series begins Sunday, Oct. 10 at 10 AM.
Scripture Reading : Job: 1:1, 2:1-10

Abide With Jesus

October 3, 2021 Matthew Crowe
When we want to go, Jesus invites us to stay. That’s because He knows without him we can’t do anything. Abide with Jesus is Matthew’s topic Sunday, Oct. 3. Worship in-person at 10 AM.
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-11

Choose Surrender

September 26, 2021 Matthew Crowe

How do we respond to a God we don’t understand? What do we do when we have no idea what’s going on? What if we just don’t get it? We do what Peter did. We “Choose Surrender.” In-person worship returns Sunday, Sept. 26 at 10 AM. However, no 9 AM Bible class. Join us for a 5 PM Zoom class instead.
Scripture Reading: John 6:52-58

Eat My Flesh

September 21, 2021 Jonathan Colvin
VIRTUAL WORSHIP: Christianity is not spiritual. It is incarnational. God took on flesh and came to us. If that isn’t mind-boggling enough, Jesus invited us to eat His flesh! Join us as we hear God’s Word from John 6, “Eat My Flesh.”
Scripture Reading: John 6:52-58

The Living Bread Next Door

September 12, 2021 Matthew Crowe
The Bread of Life only tastes stale to those who don’t believe they are dead. Jesus teaches us that we are not the heroes to our stories, that we cannot feed ourselves, and that we are dying. We need the “Living Bread Next Door.” 
Scripture Reading: John 6:35,41-51

Getting Our Fill With Jesus

September 5, 2021 Matthew Crowe
VIRTUAL WORSHIP: Sept. 5, Matthew’s lesson, “Getting Our Fill With Jesus” comes from John 6:24-35.
Join our live stream service every Sunday at 10 AM. 
No in-person worship at the building until further notice.
Scripture Reading: John 6:24-35

Bread And Water

August 29, 2021 Matthew Crowe
VIRTUAL WORSHIP: Jesus alone will satisfy us and Jesus alone will save us. But deep in our hearts, this is a hard lesson for us to learn. Maybe that’s one reason the miracle of the fish and the loaves is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels! Join us online us Sunday, Aug. 29 at 10 AM as we visit John 6 and learn about “Bread and Water.”
No in-person worship at the building until further notice.
Scripture Reading: John 6:-21

One Hope

August 22, 2021 Matthew Crowe
“Nothing ordinarily so repairs the soul, and makes a person better, as a good hope of things to come”(John Chrysostom). Join the live stream on Facebook or YouTube Sunday, Aug. 22 at 10 AM as we praise God for the “One Hope” He has given us through Jesus by the Spirit.
No in-person worship at the building until further notice.
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18 – 25

One Body

August 15, 2021 Matthew Crowe
There is one body and that is the Church. But what does the body look like? How does the everyday life of the church serve as a sign of the kingdom? This Sunday we’ll go back to the early church in Acts 2 and see the signs of the kingdom in the “One Body.”
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:42-47

One Baptism

August 9, 2021 Matthew Crowe

Baptism matters. A lot. It means we have forgiveness of our sins but it means so much more. This Sunday we will take another look at the baptism of Jesus and see what happens in our own baptism. 

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 3:1-17

Where Is Your Faith

August 1, 2021 Jonathan Colvin
When the winds shift and storms of life begin to rage, do you have an anchor? Jonathan Colvin explores your options Sunday, Aug. 1 and asks Where is Your Faith? 
Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41

Unity of the Holy Spirit

July 26, 2021 Matthew Crowe

The Father unites us, Jesus unites us, but how does the Holy Spirit unite us? Join us Sunday as we consider the work of the Holy Spirit in uniting the church. 

Scripture:  John 16: 4 – 15

In The Beginning, Jesus

July 18, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Having “one Lord” unites disciples of Jesus Christ. But who is this Jesus and what did He do? The Gospel of John gives us answers. Join us this Sunday as we consider, “In the Beginning, Jesus.”
Scripture: John 1:1-18

Fathered By God

July 11, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Fatherhood defined us all. We need the word of our Father to give us identity, love, and discipline. Jesus heard this word at his baptism and so do we.
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-4:1

Who Will Deliver Me from This Body of Death?

July 4, 2021 Marty Brownfield

Marty Brownfield is in the pulpit with a message from Romans 7:14-25. To whom is Paul referring?

The Good News for Bedrooms: Sex, Marriage, and the Gospel

June 27, 2021 Matthew Crowe
We are obsessed with sex. The devil uses sexual misuse and abuse to pull us away from God. But God’s holy gift of sex points us to the Gospel.
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25

Joseph of Nazareth: Father of Jesus and Advocate for the Vulnerable

June 20, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Joseph often gets overlooked when we talk about the birth of Jesus. But not only is this man an example to fathers, he’s an example of what it really means to be pro-life.
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23

Kingdom Conviction and Kingdom Community

June 13, 2021 Matthew Crowe

How can disciples of Jesus be with sinners but be separate from sin? The way forward is not by culture warriors but by Kingdom disciples. Join us Sunday as we refocus on “Kingdom Conviction and Kingdom Community.” 

Scripture: Galatians 2:1-10
 

Navigating Gender Confusion

June 6, 2021 Jimmy Eddlemon
Join us as Jimmy Eddlemon presents the second part of his lesson on Gender Issues.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Navigating Gender Issues

May 30, 2021 Jimmy Eddlemon
Join us as Jimmy Eddlemon presents “Things to Remember as We Think About Gender.”
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27

A Sinful Woman

May 23, 2021 Matthew Crowe
She crashed the party and washed Jesus’s feet with her tears and hair. She had a past and was desperate for forgiveness. Join us Sunday as the Scripture’s challenge us to see our sins and the Savior who freely forgives.
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

Just Remember

May 16, 2021 Jonathan Colvin

Join us this week for a youth-led service in honor of our graduating seniors. Jonathan Colvin will present the lesson.

An Invisible Woman

May 9, 2021 Matthew Crowe
She was ignored. She was used as property. She was exiled. When no one saw this woman, God saw her. And she saw God.
Scripture: Genesis 16:1-13

Organizational Unity

May 2, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Organization doesn’t sound like a big deal. But it’s all about unity. And that’s all about the Kingdom.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7

Reimagine Diversity

April 25, 2021 Matthew Crowe
God’s Kingdom is glorified in weakness, not power. Those whom the world considers weak find their home in Jesus, which means they have a home in the church. This week, let’s allow the Gospel to help us “Reimagine Diversity.”
Scripture: Matthew 21:12-16

Reimagine Outreach

April 18, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Reaching our community with works of love and words of truth has always been a part of who Goodman Oaks is. We’re in a new situation, but we are in the same Kingdom of God. Let’s “Reimagine” what outreach looks like for our church family going forward.
Scripture: Matthew 11:1-6

Reimagine Connection

April 11, 2021 Jonathan Colvin
Jonathan Colvin begins a new sermon series called “Reimagine.” We have prayed, listened to God’s voice in Scripture, listened to your words from the Church Vision Survey, and have four affirmations of who we want to be at Goodman Oaks.
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

Two Gardens

April 4, 2021 Matthew Crowe
The Resurrection of Jesus changes our lives. The corruption, the loneliness, the fear, and the lies of the first garden were reversed when Jesus arose in the second garden.
Scripture: John 19:41 – 20:18

Rediscover Grace

March 28, 2021 Matthew Crowe
God’s grace is scandalous. As the Prodigal Son found grace in the extraordinary love of his father, this Sunday let’s “Rediscover Grace” and see that God isn’t fair; He’s gracious.
Scripture: Luke 15:11-24

Rediscover Discipleship

March 21, 2021
The most common word for Christians in the Bible is “disciples.” But that’s not a word we often call ourselves. We need to “Rediscover Discipleship” and learn how to be with Jesus and how to follow him along the way of life.
Scripture: Mark 3:13-19

Rediscover Unity

March 14, 2021 Matthew Crowe
The world has been deeply divided since the beginning. Why do attempts at unity fail? Let’s “Rediscover Unity” by going back to the Bible, or more specifically, going back to Babel.
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9

Revisiting Salvation

March 7, 2021 Jonathan Colvin
Jonathan Colvin expands upon Matthew’s lesson about living as “strangers and exiles” in this fallen world. As we move forward, we’ll see that our journey leads to the cross.
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:4-14
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