Sermons by Matthew Ruttan

People who keep their promises

People who keep their promises

Speaker: | November 16, 2018

Before the world of contracts and fine print, do you remember hearing about agreements that were made on the shake of a hand? Remember when someone could be trusted “at their word”? Nowadays, that seems...

Why is the "good news" good for you?

Why is the “good news” good for you?

Speaker: | November 04, 2018

If someone were to ask you what the “good news” or “gospel” of Christianity was, what would you say? The good news (also sometimes translated as “gospel”) is central to the faith, but it is...

Christian Idolaters?

Christian Idolaters?

Speaker: | October 27, 2018

When we hear the word “idolatry,” many of us think of ancient peoples bowing down to man-made statues. Because of that, none of us think it’s a problem for us. But we may need to...

Ready for the Return of Christ?

Ready for the Return of Christ?

Speaker: | October 14, 2018

“Jesus is coming back soon — look busy!” That was a bumper sticker I once saw. It made me laugh! And although busyness isn’t the issue (faithfulness is), it reminded me of something vital: That...

Mental health and the role gratitude plays

Mental health and the role gratitude plays

Speaker: | October 07, 2018

Mental health is something we don’t talk about as much as we should. There’s a lot of stigma. Some people think that physical well-being is simply more important. (You can see a broken leg, but you...

Convenience or Obedience?

Convenience or Obedience?

Speaker: | September 30, 2018

I’m a naturally skeptical person. Maybe you are too. And yet, Christianity is based on a miracle—Jesus rising from the dead. Even if you concede that miracles may have happened in the past, maybe you’re...

Is God Actually God?

Is God Actually God?

Speaker: | September 16, 2018

When you open the Bible, you won’t be reading for long before you run into miracles. A man lives inside the belly of a huge fish, water is turned into wine, the blind receive their...

God's miracles follow God's mission

God’s miracles follow God’s mission

Speaker: | September 09, 2018

When you read the Bible miracles are all over the place. Moses hears from God at a bush that isn’t burned up, water is turned into wine, and corpses come back to life. And if...