Sermons by Dr. Matthew Perry

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Pastors and Deacons: Who? Why? What?

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Acts 6:1-7 (ESV) 6 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give […]

Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Lives: Lydia, The Transformed Woman

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Acts 16:6-15 (ESV) 6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision […]

Are You Ready To Take A Risk?

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Acts 5:12-42 (ESV) 12 Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13 None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14 And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of […]

This is What Matters Most

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Galatians 4:19 (ESV) “…my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!” Fighter Verse: “…my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!”  

Four Ways Christ Unifies His Church

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Acts 4:32-5:11 (ESV) 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them […]

Pray. Preach. Live. Boldly.

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Acts 4:23-31 (ESV) 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth […]

What Being a Hopeful, Joyful Disciple Costs

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Acts 4:1-22 (ESV) 4 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of […]

The Empty Tomb Fuels a Full Life

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1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Fighter Verse: Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is […]

Save Us! He Will Do What We Shout

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Matthew 21:1-11 (ESV) 21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, […]