Saving, Seeing, Serving: Two Choices

Bible Text: Matthew 6:19-24 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount   (In the first fourteen minutes of this recording, Pastor Mike leads us in a meditation… Read more »

April 3, 2016
  (In the first fourteen minutes of this recording, Pastor Mike leads us in a meditation from the opening verses of Psalm 103 as he gives thanks for God's mercy in giving…

When You Fast

Bible Text: Matthew 6:16-18 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Because we’re sinners, we can misuse God’s good gift of food, sometimes even making it a… Read more »

March 13, 2016
Because we're sinners, we can misuse God's good gift of food, sometimes even making it a priority over our fellowship with God. (When was the last time you missed a…

Deliver Us from Evil

Bible Text: Matthew 6:13 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount God doesn’t tempt us to sin (James 1:13), but he does bring us into trials in… Read more »

March 6, 2016
God doesn't tempt us to sin (James 1:13), but he does bring us into trials in which we may fall to sin. To pray, "lead us not into temptation" is…

Forgive Us Our Debts

Bible Text: Matthew 6:12, 14, 15 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount As often as we need our daily bread, so, too, do we need the… Read more »

February 28, 2016
As often as we need our daily bread, so, too, do we need the Lord's forgiveness. As we begin to grasp just how great an offense sin is against God, we…

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Bible Text: Matthew 6:11 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount The fourth petition (the first of the second trio in the Lord’s Prayer) is the first… Read more »

February 21, 2016
The fourth petition (the first of the second trio in the Lord's Prayer) is the first that brings our needs before God. Besides acknowledging our dependence on God ("give"), we…

Your Will Be Done!

Bible Text: Matthew 6:10 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount What are you asking for when you pray the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer, “your will be… Read more »

February 14, 2016
What are you asking for when you pray the third petition of the Lord's Prayer, "your will be done?" We often think of others or even of nations submitting to Christ's rule.…

Hallowed Be Your Name

Bible Text: Matthew 6:9 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Lord’s Prayer, Sermon on the Mount “Hallowed be your name” is the first petition that Jesus taught his disciples to… Read more »

"Hallowed be your name" is the first petition that Jesus taught his disciples to pray in this model prayer. How does God hallow his name, and how are we to do…

Our Father in Heaven

Bible Text: Matthew 6:9 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Lord’s Prayer, Sermon on the Mount Always near us (omnipresent), able to do all his holy will (omnipotent), and knowing… Read more »

Always near us (omnipresent), able to do all his holy will (omnipotent), and knowing everything, including all possibilities (omniscient) – this is our Father in heaven. He has given us every…

Our Father

Bible Text: Matthew 6:9 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Lord’s Prayer, Sermon on the Mount Why did Jesus teach his disciples to address God as “our Father?” Was it… Read more »

Why did Jesus teach his disciples to address God as "our Father?" Was it to teach them (and us) that we can approach God as members of his family, children…

Who Will Reward You?

Bible Text: Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Giving, praying, fasting – these were important acts of piety for God’s people in Christ’s… Read more »

December 13, 2015
Giving, praying, fasting - these were important acts of piety for God's people in Christ's day and for us today. But Christ goes to the heart of the matter:  why…