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I Will Build My Church

In 2020, the Lord had us as a church in the book of Revelation. During this time, the world was in the midst of Covid which had a “Revelation-like” feel. God was beginning to shake the foundations of the earth. He was shaking up the kingdoms of the world making room for what He wants to build, His unshakeable kingdom here.

From August 2021 to August 2022, we studied Genesis in which the Lord had been laying the foundation to rebuild what was shaken and crumbled. We went back to the beginning and were reminded that God is the Subject of all things, God is in control of all things, and He has a plan to rebuild and restore, a plan to make all things new, and a plan to bless all peoples on the earth.

In Matthew, the Lord will be rebuilding His house on this repoured foundation. Through this series, we will hear the teachings of Jesus week after week and to the extent that we listen and obey is the extent to which His house will be built on the rock and not on shifting sands.

Rebuilding is a long process and a lot of work but by God’s grace through our time in the Gospel of Matthew the Lord will do a transforming work in our lives and in our church. God’s promise to us is that He will be with us on this journey of transformation as we focus on Jesus Christ, our Teacher, our Lord, the Messiah. We are His church, His Kingdom manifesting itself in this place.

  • September 11, 2022
  • Jesus, The Messiah – Writing New Stories
  • Matthew 1:1-17, Jim Samra
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  • September 18, 2022
  • Jesus is King, Herod is Not
  • Matthew 2:1-12, Jim Samra
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  • September 25, 2022
  • Living as Refugees
  • Matthew 2:13-23, Jim Samra
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  • October 02, 2022
  • Jesus the Nazarene
  • Matthew 2:19-23, Jim Samra
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  • October 09, 2022
  • Interrupted by Grace
  • Matthew 3:1-12, Jason Botbyl
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  • October 16, 2022
  • Submitting to God in Baptism
  • Matthew 3:13-17, Jim Samra
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  • October 23, 2022
  • Overcoming Temptation
  • Matthew 4:1-11, Jim Samra
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  • October 30, 2022
  • Light Dawns
  • Matthew 4:12-17, Tom Olsson
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  • November 06, 2022
  • Who are You and Why are You Here
  • Matthew 4:18-22, Tom Olsson
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  • November 13, 2022
  • Jesus Our Healer
  • Matthew 4:23-25, Jim Samra
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  • November 20, 2022
  • Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
  • Matthew 5:3, Jim Samra
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  • November 27, 2022
  • Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
  • Matthew 5:4, Jim Samra
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  • December 04, 2022
  • Blessed Are the Meek
  • Matthew 5:5, Adam Anderson
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  • December 11, 2022
  • Love Your Enemies
  • Matthew 5:43-48, Jim Samra
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  • December 18, 2022
  • God’s Got This
  • Matthew 6:25-34, Jim Samra
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  • December 25, 2022
  • Christmas
  • Matthew 1:18-25, Jim Samra
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  • January 01, 2023
  • New Year’s Communion Service
  • Matthew , Jim Samra
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  • January 08, 2023
  • Relationship Over the Remarkable
  • Matthew 7:15-23, Mark Schaap
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  • January 15, 2023
  • Good and Great Faith
  • Matthew 8:5-13, Jim Samra
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  • January 22, 2023
  • Jesus and Healing
  • Matthew 8:14-17, Jim Samra
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  • January 29, 2023
  • The Cost of Following Jesus
  • Matthew 8:18-22, Jim Samra
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  • February 05, 2023
  • Peace Through Strength
  • Matthew 8:23-34, Jim Samra
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  • February 12, 2023
  • Drawing Near to God
  • Matthew Matthew 9:1-8, Jim Samra
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  • February 19, 2023
  • Mercy Not Sacrifice
  • Matthew 9:9-13, Jim Samra
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  • February 26, 2023
  • Life is a Highway, Discipleship is a Journey
  • Matthew 9:14-17, Jim Samra
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  • March 05, 2023
  • Desperation Builds Faith
  • Matthew 9:18-26, Kizombo Kalumbula, Ph.D.
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  • March 12, 2023
  • The Compassion of the Shepherd
  • Matthew 9:27-38, Jason Botbyl
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  • March 19, 2023
  • Living as Sheep Among Wolves
  • Matthew 10, Jim Samra
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  • March 26, 2023
  • A Crisis of Faith
  • Matthew 11:1-19, Jim Samra
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  • April 02, 2023
  • The Justice and Gentleness of God
  • Matthew 21:1-19, Jim Samra
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  • April 16, 2023
  • Finding Rest For Our Souls
  • Matthew 11:20-30, Jim Samra
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  • April 23, 2023
  • Our Merciful Lord
  • Matthew 12:1-14, Jim Samra
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  • April 30, 2023
  • Jesus’ Way
  • Matthew 12:15-20, Tom Olsson
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  • May 07, 2023
  • Discerning Where the Kingdom of God is Present
  • Matthew 12:22-50, Jim Samra
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  • May 14, 2023
  • A Fruitful Life
  • Matthew 13:1-23, Jim Samra
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  • May 21, 2023
  • Weeds Among the Wheat
  • Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, 46-50, Jim Samra
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  • May 28, 2023
  • The Cost of Growing
  • Matthew 13:31-35, 44-46, Mark Schaap
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  • June 04, 2023
  • The Reality of Rejection
  • Matthew 13:53-58, Tom Olsson
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  • June 11, 2023
  • Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
  • Matthew 5:6, Tom Olsson
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  • June 18, 2023
  • Blessed Are the Merciful
  • Genesis , Tom Olsson
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  • June 25, 2023
  • The Path to Purity
  • Matthew 5:8, Kevin Harney
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  • July 02, 2023
  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
  • Matthew 5:9, Tom Olsson
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  • July 09, 2023
  • Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted
  • Matthew 5:10-12, Jim Samra
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  • July 16, 2023
  • Salt and Light
  • Matthew 5:13-16, Jim Samra
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  • July 23, 2023
  • Jesus, Us and the Law
  • Matthew 5:17-42, Tom Olsson
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  • July 30, 2023
  • Treasures in Heaven
  • Matthew 6:1-4, 19-24 , Tom Olsson
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  • August 06, 2023
  • Praying and Fasting to Please God
  • Matthew 6:5-18, Jim Samra
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  • August 13, 2023
  • Not Judging Others
  • Matthew 7:1-6, Jim Samra
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  • August 20, 2023
  • Ask, Seek, Knock
  • Matthew 7:7-12, Tom Olsson
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  • August 27, 2023
  • The Two Paths
  • Matthew 7:13-14, Jim Samra
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  • September 03, 2023
  • Passing the Tests of Life
  • Matthew 7:24-29, Jim Samra
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  • September 10, 2023
  • People Pleasing or Serving God
  • Matthew 14:1-12, Jim Samra
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  • September 17, 2023
  • God Provides
  • Matthew 14:13-21, Jim Samra
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  • September 24, 2023
  • Faith, Submission and Obedience
  • Matthew 14:22-36, Jim Samra
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  • October 01, 2023
  • Virtue Signaling
  • Matthew 15:1-20, Jim Samra
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  • October 08, 2023
  • How to Have Great Faith
  • Matthew 15:21-28, Jason Botbyl
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  • October 15, 2023
  • Doubting God’s Power and Love
  • Matthew 15:29-16:12, Jim Samra
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  • October 22, 2023
  • I Will Build My Church
  • Matthew 16:13-20, Jim Samra
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  • October 29, 2023
  • The Cross Before the Crown
  • Matthew 16:21-17:13, Tom Olsson
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  • November 05, 2023
  • All Things Are Possible When We Believe
  • Matthew 17:14-23, Jim Samra
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  • November 12, 2023
  • God With Us in the Mundane Things of Life
  • Matthew 17:24-27, Jim Samra
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  • November 19, 2023
  • Getting in and Thriving in the Kingdom of God
  • Matthew 18:1-5, Jim Samra
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  • November 26, 2023
  • A Warning Against Stumbling Blocks
  • Matthew 18:6-9, Josh Karhan
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  • December 03, 2023
  • God’s Love for the Unborn and the Sinner
  • Matthew 18:10-14, Jim Samra
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  • December 10, 2023
  • Why Church
  • Matthew 18:15-20, Jim Samra
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  • December 17, 2023
  • Mercy Not Revenge
  • Matthew 18:21-35, Jim Samra
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  • January 07, 2024
  • Marriage, Divorce and Singleness
  • Matthew 19:1-12, Tom Olsson
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  • January 14, 2024
  • Our First Priority
  • Matthew 19:16-30, Jim Samra
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  • January 21, 2024
  • Our Generous God
  • Matthew 20:1-16, Jim Samra
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  • January 28, 2024
  • Greatness in the Kingdom of God
  • Matthew 20:17-34, Jim Samra
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  • February 04, 2024
  • Seeing God Through Repentance
  • Matthew 21:23-27, Jim Samra
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  • February 11, 2024
  • The Blessing of Repentance
  • Matthew 21:28-32, Jim Samra
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  • February 18, 2024
  • The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
  • Matthew 22:1-14, Tom Olsson
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  • February 25, 2024
  • Parable of the Tenants and the Situation in the Middle East
  • Matthew 21:33-46, Jim Samra
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