The Great Commission

June 8, 2014 | Series: Matthew. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus gives the church our Great Commission, which is given with All Authority, to include All Nations (including where we live in daily life), and involves our teaching All Things to make disciples, and is done with Jesus, who by the Spirit is with us All the Time, till the end of time.

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A Welcoming Church Culture

January 26, 2014 | Series: Special. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: C. Ward Utterback.

Matthew 22:37-39
This sermon presents the scriptural reasons why it is important that each church member reaches out to visitors. The message encourages church members by providing valuable information along with easy to apply steps for meeting and starting a visitor relationship.

Sinful Subjects of a Righteous King

November 24, 2013 | Series: Special. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Ben Llewellyn.

Matthew 5:1-6
We explore the right attitude of believers toward their sinfulness, as taught by our Lord in the first four beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount.

Communion with God: Fasting (Part 2)

June 2, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Luke and Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Luke 5:33-39; Matthew 6:16-17
Last week we studied the why of fasting. This week we get more specific and try to understand how and what fasting looks like in our lives.

Communion with God: Prayer

May 12, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Matthew 6:5-8
Too often, we struggle with prayer because we misunderstand the nature of prayer. Prayer isn’t a duty to be performed. Instead, it is communion with God. In this sermon, we’ll see that our prayer life can be transformed when we use it to relate to God as our heavenly Father.

Making Disciples

January 13, 2013 | Series: The Work of God's Word in His Church. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus commands his church to make disciples. How should we do this? And what does this look like at East Madison? In this sermon, we’ll answer these questions as we understand Jesus’ great commission to the church.

Why Are We Going?

June 17, 2012 | Series: Missions. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Matthew 28:16-20
The first disciples faced many barriers to obeying Christ’s command to “go and make disciples.” Those barriers still exist today. Jesus, however, anticipated every barrier, fear, and objection. He answered them with two powerful statements.

Pray Then Like This… (Part 2)

November 13, 2011 | Series: Prayer. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Matthew 6:9-13

In the second half of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus turns our attention from God (how he makes himself known, his moral rule, and his purposes) to our own needs, material, moral, and spiritual.  This continuing pattern for our own prayer remind us regularly of the extent to which we depend upon the Lord for every aspect of our life, and the extent of his grace in those whom he holds as his children

Pray Then Like This… (Part 1)

November 6, 2011 | Series: Prayer. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Matthew 6:9-13

Prayer can be hypocritical, faithless, and even un-Christian. But Jesus teaches us a better way to pray. In the first three petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, he focuses our priorities upon God’s name, kingdom, and will.

And When You Pray

October 30, 2011 | Series: Prayer. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Matthew 6:1-18

God expects his children to pray to him. Most of us, however, are like the disciples who said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” There is honesty in the disciples’ request; they wanted to know how to do something they had already been doing for quite a while. Didn’t they already know how to pray? This admission reminds us, if we’re honest, that prayer isn’t as simple as it sounds. We struggle with self-discipline, with focusing our thoughts, and with knowing what to say. Have I prayed long enough? Is God disappointed in my frail prayer life? Jesus’ response is commonly called the Lord’s Prayer.  A close study of this model prayer will answer a lot of our own questions about prayer. So today we begin a four-part series on the Lord’s Prayer.