Monday, November 30, 2015

The Advent Series 2015

Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
       11/29/2015Christmas Hope  Isaiah 9:1-7; Matthew 4:12-17       
       12/13/2015Christmas Love John 3:16-17 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

1 Thessalonians Series

     I think there are times when we feel insignificant. We begin to feel that our
lives don’t really matter, or that our church can’t really make an impact or that
our town is too small to be important. Our new sermon series will focus on the
Letters to the Thessalonian churches written by Paul. In these letters Paul
tells them that what they are and who they are matters immensely.
Thessalonica was a strategic town located on a very busy road. People from all
walks of life came through their town and therefore they had an incredible
opportunity to be a launching pad for the gospel. I believe that First
Presbyterian Church, Pascagoula, MS is in a similar place. We are a growing
church located in a town where many people come and go. We have the
unique opportunity to prepare people of all ages and walks of life to take the
gospel and go impact the world. Over the next several weeks we will look at the
unique challenges that faced the church in Thessalonica and how the members
were called to deal with them. From there we will be challenged to embrace the
missional call that God has for us to embrace the gospel as our own and share
it with others in our lives. I hope you will join us in worship or listen online as
we journey through this letter together.                                   
                                                                                                 ~Matt Mitchell
Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
       11/1/15Intro to Thessalonians        Acts 17:1-9 ; 1 Thess. 1:1       
       11/8/15Praise for An Authentic Faith                           1 Thess. 1:2-10
       11/15/15 The Truth About Leadership                           1Thess. 2:1-12
       11/22/15A Welcome World                            1 Thess. 2:3-16  
        1/3/16You've GOT to Love the Church                             1 Thess. 2:17-3:13

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Path of Gratitude

       This week we will begin our yearly Sermon series dealing with all things money… Yes, this is the time of the year when the church goes out and beats the bushes looking to collect all of your hard-earned money so that we can pay the bills and keep the pastor employed. Unfortunately, when many people hear the phrase “Stewardship Campaign” that’s all they envision. Well, we’re out to change that this year. This year we are embarking on a “Gratitude Path” where we will challenged over the next 5 weeks to be grateful for all that God has done for us in our lives. We believe that the majority of Christ’s teaching on giving throughout scripture centers around both joy and gratefulness for all that he has first given us. We also believe that if we will look, not at what we can do for God, but what God has done for us, we will begin to approach this idea of giving in a whole new light. Of course, this will take hard work and maybe even a shift in how we live in order to move from giving out of duty to giving out of gratitude. So my hope is that you will join us this month as we journey down the Gratitude Path. And whether you join us in service or just listen online, I pray that you will be challenged in your response to God through the giving of your time, talent and resources.                                                                 ~Matt Mitchell

Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
        09/27/2015          Saying Thanks   Luke 17:11-19         
         10/4/2015  God Loves a Cheerful Giver  2 Corinthians 9:6-15
         10/11/2015Rich in God or Rich in Things    1 Timothy 6:17-19
         10/18/2015The Problem with Bigger Barns     Luke 12:13-21 
        10/25/2015The Eternal View of Wealth  1 Timothy 6:17-19

Monday, September 21, 2015

The "Why" Series

The "Why" Series

Just click on the sermon title link to listen, and on the scripture link to go to to read the appropriate passage.

Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
  08/02/2015 Is Christ the Only Way to Heaven? John 14:6
08/09/2015 Why Does God Allow Satan To Ruin Job? Job 1     
08/16/2015  How Do We Understand the Trinity?                    John 16:12-15                 
08/23/2015        How Do I Pray In Jesus' Name? John 14:9-15  
08/30/2015          Can I Do Greater Things Than Jesus?                      John 14:9-15   
 09/06/2015          Why Is There So Much Evil In This World?   John 15:18-25   
 09/20/2015Why Is The Bible So Hard To Understand? 2 Timothy 3:14-17  

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Titus Series

The Titus Series

Just click on the sermon title link to listen, and on the scripture link to go to to read the appropriate passage.

Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
   5/3/2015 An Introduction to Titus Titus 1:1
 5/10/2015 A Truth That Leads to Godliness Titus 1:1-4     
5/24/2015 I Want a GREAT Church  Titus 1:5-9    
6/7/2015 How NOT to Grow in Godliness  Titus 1:10-16    
6/21/2015 Attractive People Wanted Titus 2:1-10     
 7/5/2015 Grace and Glory  Titus 2:11-15    
7/12/2015 Grace and Glory, Part 2  Titus 2:11-15    
7/19/2015The Kindness of God  Titus 3:3-8   

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Galatians Series

If you’ve been with us over the past year you know we have been knee-deep in the Old Testament book of Judges.  We have finally finished the book and are now turning the page (several of them actually!) to the New Testament.

Beginning August 17 we will start reading through and studying the book of Galatians together.  Galatians is without a doubt many people’s favorite book of the Bible.  It clearly defines the gospel and what it is.  It spells out for the non-believer how desperately they need Christ.  But there’s so much more than that! 

In fact, to only think the gospel is for the non-churched or the un-saved is to completely miss the teaching of Apostle Paul to the church in Galatia.  Rather than the book of Galatians being the “ABC’s of the Gospel” it’s better defined as the “A to Z of the Christian Life.” We will see that the gospel isn’t something to be responded to once, rather, it is God’s living letter to us that is to be responded to daily as we seek the Lord in all aspects of our lives. 

Galatians is about the gospel, which is dynamic and powerful, and something that we all so desperately need in our lives that are filled to the brim with hectic schedules, painful relationships, the reality of our sin and other difficulties we carry through our lives. 

I hope you’ll join us in this journey and you’ll commit to engage the book of Galatians on your own as well.

-Rev. Matt Mitchell

Just click on the sermon title link to listen, and on the scripture link to go to to read the appropriate passage.

Date            Sermon LinkScripture Passage
   8/17/2014 An Introduction to Galatians Galatians 1:1-9
  8/24/2014 God's Amazing Grace Galatians 1:10-24     
 8/31/2014 Fellowship and Unity  Galatians 2:1-10    
 9/7/2014 Straight-Walking in the Gospel  Galatians 2:11-17    
 9/14/2014 Justified by Faith!  Galatians 2:15-21     
 9/21/2014 Perfection Required  Galatians 3:1-14    
 9/28/2014 The Problem with the Law  Galatians 3:15-25    
11/2/2014Children of God  Galatians 3:26-4:7   
11/16/2014Gospel Freedom   Galatians 5:1-15   
11/23/2014Gospel Character    Galatians 5:16-25  
1/4/2015Restoring Others - Bearing Burdens    Galatians 6:1-6  
1/11/2015The Law of Great Returns    Galatians 6:6-11
1/18/2015The Big Finish: A New Creation     Galatians 6:11-18

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