Carnal Expectations: Why People Leave Churches

Pastor Matt Tar – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

As many are about to break up and leave the church in Corinth, Paul offers an insightful, but stern rebuke for the cause of their dissention. Sadly, in an age of consumer-driven methodologies, most Christians haven’t learned from Paul’s rebuke, and will leave their churches for the same reasons as the believers in Corinth.

Add. Ref.: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

The Right Use of the Law

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:8-11

One of the principle marks of the false teachers is that they do not understand the concept of grace. As a result, they prescribe external behavioralism rather than internal transformation.

Add. Ref.: Titus 1:7-11

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 3)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

Dealing with Dangerous Teachers (Part 3)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3-7

As Paul begins the main body of his letter, he addresses the matter of foremost concern to Timothy: dealing with false teachers in the church. In so doing, he outlines a critical aspect of pastoral ministry.

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

Dealing with Dangerous Teachers (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3-7

As Paul begins the main body of his letter, he addresses the matter of foremost concern to Timothy: dealing with false teachers in the church. In so doing, he outlines a critical aspect of pastoral ministry.

Add. Ref.: Matthew 4:5-6; Acts 23:18

Where is God in an Unjust World?

Guest Speaker: Dan Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Habakkuk

As Habakkuk observed his own people rebelling against the Word of God, he is left to wonder why God doesn’t bring judgement and preserve righteousness. God responds that He is always at work, even when we can’t seem to see it. The “just must live by faith.”

Dealing with Dangerous Teachers (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:3-7

As Paul begins the main body of his letter, he addresses the matter of foremost concern to Timothy: dealing with false teachers in the church. In so doing, he outlines a critical aspect of pastoral ministry.

Add. Ref.: Jude 1:3-4; Romans 16:17-18; 2 John 1:8-11

Spiritual Wisdom & Biblical Incompetence (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:6-16

If God’s method for church growth is incompatible with the entrepreneurial wisdom of the world, what is the philosophy of ministry the church should subscribe to? In short, it is a philosophy that looks foolish to the world, just as the Gospel we preach.

A Letter for a Difficult Task (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:1-2

As Paul begins his letter to his son in the faith, Timothy, he knows the challenges and difficulties Timothy will need to endure. For that reason, Paul encourages Timothy by reminding him of his apostolic commission by the command of God.

Add. Ref.: 2 Timothy 3:1-5