Kingdom Parables (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr

– Scripture: Mark 4:26-34

– How Christ’s kingdom grows is outside the control of human beings. While men scheme and devise worldly tactics to grow their churches numerically, we see in Mark how Christ explains that evangelism and discipleship are the work of God, not men. It is our job to scatter seed, to deliver a faithful proclamation of the Gospel, and it is God Who grows His Church accordingly to His sovereign will.

– Add. Ref.: John 12:23-24; Joel 3:11-13; Matthew 13:24-30; John 4:34-42

The Divine Intention

Pastor Matt Tarr

– Scripture: Mark 4:21-25

– Facing the knowledge that we do not control the soil (heart) of those in whom we sow the seed of the Gospel, the Christian may wonder what our purpose is? Christ Himself reveals the divine intention of our work to us in Mark Chapter 4 by using the parable of the lamp to define our duty in evangelism. Our job is to scatter seed and be a light in the darkness, and our Gospel proclamation is the only method God has ordained for His message of salvation to spread. The Christian, therefore, is responsible for putting their light on a lampstand where it can shine forth and pierce the darkness, rather than hiding it away.

America: A Religion of Lies (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr

– Scripture: Romans 1:18-32

– In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of same sex marriage, many Christians might be asking what God has to say about the current situation in our country. We can look no further than Romans 1 to find the answer, as we come to understand that judgement is, in fact, not coming to America, but rather it has already come. The verdict has already been rendered by God and this most recent case is only evidence of that. With that in mind, we begin to examine three imperatives: 1) Our nation’s relationship to God, 2) The nature of society’s perversion, and 3) The Church’s response.

– Add. Ref.: Rom. 1:15-17; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; Ezekiel 37:1-6

NOTE: The listener is encouraged to listen to this message together with the preceding message (Part 1) for proper context.

America: A Religion of Lies (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr

– Scripture: Romans 1:18-32

– In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of same sex marriage, many Christians might be asking what God has to say about the current situation in our country. We can look no further than Romans 1 to find the answer, as we come to understand that judgement is, in fact, not coming to America, but rather it has already come. The verdict has already been rendered by God and this most recent case is only evidence of that. With that in mind, we begin to examine three imperatives: 1) Our nation’s relationship to God, 2) The nature of society’s perversion, and 3) The Church’s response.

– Add. Ref.: 1 Cor. 6:9-11

NOTE: The listener is encouraged to listen to this message together with the following message (Part 2) for proper context.