Latest Sermons

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

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, 2021 Jonathan Colvin
Join us as Jonathan Colvin delivers a New Year’s message from the book of Isaiah.
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-13

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