Sermons by Matthew Ruttan


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Apprenticeship 2.0

Apprenticeship 2.0

Speaker: | April 21, 2019

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This Sunday we reached the end of Lent and rejoiced at Christ’s resurrection. Pastor Ruttan used this as an opportunity to launch a new series: “Apprenticeship 2.0.”.  A...


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The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

Speaker: | January 31, 2019

“The Force Awakens.” You’re right, it’s an allusion to the Star Wars movies. But combined with the idea of the Rebel Force, it’s an idea that can help clarify our thinking about what it means...


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Who goes where? (And who decides?)

Who goes where? (And who decides?)

Speaker: | January 25, 2019

We’ve been talking about heaven and hell. In short, heaven is incredible and hell is horrible. We should all want to go to one and not the other. But who goes where? In other words,...


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What is hell like?

What is hell like?

Speaker: | January 18, 2019

Last week we asked what heaven was like. But on January 20th, we explored what is perhaps one of the most difficult questions of all: What is hell like? Speaking about hell, C.S. Lewis wrote:...


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What is heaven like?

What is heaven like?

Speaker: | January 11, 2019

A Gallup poll revealed that more people believe in heaven than in hell. It seems we like to believe in things we like, but not in things we don’t, right? That’s why we’re in a...


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How do we know?

How do we know?

Speaker: | January 04, 2019

A Gallup poll revealed that 81% of people believe in heaven, but only 69% believe in hell. We like to believe in things we like, like heaven; but not in things we don’t, like hell,...


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But is it true?

But is it true?

Speaker: | December 20, 2018

Christmas Eve is a special time. After the presents have been bought and plans have been made, we gather to sing carols by candlelight and ponder the significance of the birth of Christ. On December...


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If you claim to have a life-changing faith

If you claim to have a life-changing faith

Speaker: | December 09, 2018

Sometimes we need a bigger perspective—a higher perspective. Here’s why. The word “repentance” can seem like a big bad word in today’s world where many people live by the mantra, ‘Just do whatever makes you...


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Repentance for Dummies

Repentance for Dummies

Speaker: | December 02, 2018

Unfortunately, one of the things that characterizes Advent and Christmas for a lot of people is what I call the Holly Jolly Hurricane — a hurricane of busyness, expense and disappointment! But it doesn’t have...


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Being steady for someone when times get tough

Being steady for someone when times get tough

Speaker: | November 23, 2018

Being a person of your word matters. In fact, we could argue that, regardless of ethnicity, language, financial situation or background, people value honesty. And yet, it seems like we live in an age of...