Matt’s Last Sermon

Not Matt’s last sermon ever, probably, but his last one as the Lead pastor of Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene. (Matt will still be around, still be a part of the church, but is shifting away from being THE lead pastor.)

Based on Mark 6:1-13. Here are some major thoughts from this sermon:

Permission to doubt

Grace is mediated – God forms partnerships

Faith in a BIG God of BIG love… “praise God from whom ALL blessings flow”

Let us be people who are saying “Change is possible!” and are throwing out demons (all kinds of demons), smearing oil on many people (blessings of power), and healing (rightly imagined). 

A God who is love, who is safe, and in whom everyone belongs.