Pastor Matt Johnson spoke today about why and how we know we belong to God. He told us we belong because of what Jesus did for us and we know this if we proclaim Jesus is Lord. Matt further explained, “You belong because God has come in your midst and Jesus has given you the Holy Spirit.”
This is the blog which contains the worship sermons for First Presbyterian Church McMinnville, Oregon done each Sunday at 9:30 am. This blog is posted to every Monday on a weekly basis.
Pastor Matt, this Sunday, explained what it means to be “Born of God.” He told us that all who believe that Jesus is the Messiah (or the Christ) are born of God. Matt said, “We know that we love the children of God by loving God.”… and vise versa.
Pastor Matt Johnson spoke this Sunday about God’s demonstration of love in the world. God loved us so much that he sent his love through Jesus. Since God has loved us we should love one another.
Pastor Matt Johnson reminded us this Sunday of Jesus’ example of laying down his life for us. Matt explained that we can show this love by loving one another in our worship services by respecting different values and cultures of a variety of generations. In this way we can show our love for others.
On this Sunday Pastor Matt Johnson reminded us that we belong to God. We are loved and accepted by God in the present and in the future. As God’s children, he brings us in touch with Jesus and Jesus’ characteristics start to show in the lives we live.
Pastor Matt Johnson spoke today about the meaning of the phrase “Walk in the Light.” Matt noted that admitting our sins is part of walking in the light. Confession brings joy and reconciliation.
This morning Reverend John Harland spoke about the three key things we need in cases of doubt. John told us that “Jesus offers us his peace, presence and his person.”
This Easter Sunday Pastor Matt Johnson explained that we don’t have the resources to fully comprehend the resurrection. However, God sent the Holy Spirit to us when Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. God provided what we needed and is always with us.
Pastor Matt Johnson concluded his sermon series: Following Jesus this last Sunday of Lent. He asked the congregation “What would it take to make peace?” He concluded that in order to make peace, one must recognize Jesus as King and what that means…
Pastor Matt Johnson’s sermon this Sunday was about God’s Kingdom. Pastor Matt explained that God’s Kingdom has come and is still coming. Matt told the congregation that the Kingdom is a gift of grace for all who accept and receive Jesus in their lives.
Pastor Matt Johnson’s sermon this Sunday was focused on the meaning of “The Parable of the Lost Son.” Pastor Matt asked, “Who is this parable primarily about?” In his sermon he reveals the answer to the question. Did you guess the correct answer?
In this Sunday’s sermon, Pastor Matt Johnson spoke about 72 others chosen by Jesus who were sent out two by two with instructions about how to bring the Kingdom of God to many people. Pastor Matt’s point was for our congregation to understand that this passage from Luke is a model for us to follow in Oregon, where Christianity is on the decline. We can point skeptical people to Jesus by showing God’s love, mercy and peace and praying for them, Matt said.
On this Sunday Pastor Matt Johnson told the congregation that we need to be single minded in our loyalty to Christ. This does not mean to go against your family, but following Jesus needs to transcend anything else in our lives.
Pastor Matt Johnson began a new sermon series this Sunday. We have just entered the season of Lent, and this series is to prepare us for Easter. Pastor Matt spoke about the original disciples and us today needing to awaken our souls to who Jesus is. He asked, “Who is Jesus for you? What paths of discipleship are God leading you into?”
Pastor Matt’s sermon was centered on the importance of the Transfiguration for the disciples and for us today. Matt told us God was preparing the disciples for Jesus departure. God wanted them to understand Jesus was their only authority and they needed to listen to Him. Matt asked, “Who is it that goes with you…” when you are unprepared for life’s difficulties? Let Jesus be your companion on your life journey.