Latest Sermons

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

Revisiting Mission

February 28, 2021 Matthew Crowe
The Church lives as “strangers and exiles” in the world. But what should we be doing in the world? Let’s take a lesson from Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon as we revisit our mission.
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:4-9

Revisiting Church

February 21, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Identity shapes mission. But what happens when our identity is not clear? We must revisit some questions: “Who are we?” and “What are we doing?” Join us this week as we spend some time Revisiting Church.
Scripture: Mark 5:1-17 

Revisiting Baptism

February 14, 2021 Jonathan Colvin
Jonathan Colvin takes a deep dive on a topic that is vitally important to the Christian faith.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-32

Revisiting Scripture

February 7, 2021 Matthew Crowe
How do we know what is true anymore? Competing narratives and worldviews can make us cynical, so we need something sure and true. The Apostle Peter tells us what we need: the prophetic Word of God.
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:12 – 2:3

God Shows Up

January 31, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Will we ever get back to the “good old days”? Like the Jews returning from exile, we see changes and loss in the church and we may begin to lose heart. But we can “Take Heart” because regardless of what else happens or who else shows up, “God Shows Up.”
Scripture: Haggai 2:1-9

The Good News Of Losing

January 24, 2021 Matthew Crowe
Grasping for power leads to losing power. Elijah’s conflict with Jezebel teaches us a valuable lesson about discouragement: we can “Take Heart” because it is when we lose our life that we find it.
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-19

Do You Really Want It?

January 17, 2021 Matthew Crowe
We don’t have to be discouraged. What we have to do is want to be encouraged. And that means we have to answer “yes” to the question Jesus asks a lame man and that He asks us: “Do you want to be healed?”
Scripture: John 5:1-9

Unshakeable Kingdom

January 11, 2021 Matthew Crowe

As our country grieves the terror witnessed in our Capitol, the church reacts with faith and hope because we have “a kingdom that cannot be shaken.” Join us Sunday as we talk about the Kingdom of God and what that means for disciples in 2021. 

Scripture: Hebrews 12:25-29

God Sanctifies the Person

January 5, 2020 Jonathan Colvin
Join us as Jonathan Colvin delivers a New Year’s message from the book of Isaiah.
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-13

Open House

December 27, 2020 Matthew Crowe

Open House – The Cross of Christ did more than reconcile sinners to God. It reconciled us to each other. Jesus Christ, who is our peace, broke down the barriers between races by creating a whole new family.

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22

Enlightening the Eyes of Our Hearts

December 20, 2020 Matthew Crowe

Do we see the world as God sees it? The divisions around us block our vision of a united body in Christ. Paul prays for us to have “the eyes of our hearts enlightened” to our hope, our inheritance, and God’s power in Christ. To see the unity we can have in Christ, we first need to know God better.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23

Serve…Sing…Sacrifice

December 13, 2020 Jonathan Colvin
You’re invited to “Serve…Sing…Sacrifice” with us this Lord’s Day! Jonathan Colvin, our new Youth Minister, will deliver this week’s lesson.
Scripture: Psalm 51

Made Perfect Forever

December 6, 2020 Marty Brownfield
Join us this week as Marty Brownfield delivers the lesson “Made Perfect Forever.”
Scripture: Hebrews 10:1-14

Lavish Grace

November 29, 2020 Matthew Crowe
Join us this week as Matthew returns with a lesson entitled “Lavish Grace.”
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14

Where Are The Nine?

November 22, 2020 Marty Brownfield

Join us this week as Marty presents the story of the Ten Lepers and discusses Jesus’ question to the lone man who returned: “Where are the nine?”

Invest In God’s Great Gift

November 15, 2020 Matthew Crowe

The Parable of the Talents teaches us that God thinks so highly of us that He trusts us with gifts of immense value. Do we trust Him and think good thoughts of Him? Or are we fearful because we think poorly of God? 

Ready To Wait

November 8, 2020 Matthew Crowe

We need to be ready for our Lord’s return. But we also need to be ready to wait. In this sermon, we hear the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins so we can learn how to wait and, just as important, how to hope.

Humble Ourselves

November 1, 2020 Matthew Crowe

When we focus on external behavior, the way we see God and the way we live become shallow.  Jesus challenges all of us to go deeper and examine our hearts and trust Him enough to change us.

Love God, Love People

October 25, 2020 Matthew Crowe

The problems of our world overwhelm us. As we look for solutions, Jesus gives us a revolutionary yet fundamental idea. The Lord of Lords teaches us the love of loves: Love God and Love People.

Render To Caesar

October 18, 2020 Matthew Crowe

How do Christians relate to the government?  Jesus famously answered, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  But what does this mean? The answer is more surprising, and subversive, than we think.  Jesus will not give us the easy answers we want.

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