My Statement to New Hope Church about the Yanez/Castile Tragedy

Here is the statement I made this weekend in our worship services at New Hope Church in Minneapolis:   “Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth.” These are the words uttered in the ancient days by Samuel when he discerned that God was trying to get his attention. “Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth.” People will be debating the verdict in […]

Behold the Man!

Our world is starving for real men to step up and lead. Not empty-suits, vacant behind the eyes and the ties. Not passive fools whose life ambition is to be nothing more than the sex-starved, beer-crazed baffoons in the average commercial or sitcom. Not the guys who spend their time feeling sorry for themselves and passing off their responsibility upon […]

Kings & Princes: A Bold Call to Manhood

Our world is starving for real men to step up and lead. Not empty-suits, vacant behind the eyes and the ties. Not passive fools whose life ambition is to be nothing more than the sex-starved, beer-crazed baffoons in the average commercial or sitcom. Not the guys who spend their time feeling sorry for themselves and passing off their responsibility upon […]

Write This Down: Greed

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “Greed,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 10, 2010 at Bethel Church: Greed is that unyielding pursuit of status and stuff, no matter the […]