Matt MacNaughton

A little about fun, family, and faith

500 Years Later: How the Reformation Impacts Us Today

Today is Halloween, ending the second largest retail season of the year, only behind the Christmas season. While many people will celebrate with candy and costumes, for Christians, today represents a significant moment in church history. Today is the 500th... Continue Reading →

Preparing for our James Sermon Series

On 10/22, we're kicking off a new sermon series in the book of James titled, "Faith Works". I'm really looking forward to walking and studying through this short, practical book written by Jesus' half-brother. As we work verse by verse... Continue Reading →

Learning to be captivated by who God is.

I recently read an article about Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. Let me read the opening paragraph: "Fact: Steve Jobs didn’t become successful overnight.It took years of hard work, determination, and perseverance to build Apple into the company that... Continue Reading →

3 Reasons to Join a LifeGroup

At Grace Life, we are currently working through a series where we look at the Core Values of our church. You can visit the series page and listen to the sermons by going here. This past Sunday, Lawrence Wilson, our... Continue Reading →

Taking the Parable of the Good Samaritan to Our Community

We continued our series on the Parables of Jesus by looking at Jesus’ most popular parable, The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). You can listen to the sermon podcast here. Jesus is confronted by a man well-versed in the Jewish Law.... Continue Reading →

How Can I Develop a Consistent Prayer Life?

This past Sunday, we kicked off a new series at Grace Life on “The Parables of Jesus”. John MacArthur defines a parable as “ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons”. Jesus used these incredible stories to help illustrate what... Continue Reading →

Blueberries and God’s Word

Yesterday, Julie and I took the kids to my grandparents to pick up some blueberry plants that we’re going to plant in our yard. Grandma treated us to an outstanding pot roast with homemade biscuits. You’ve got to love Grandma’s... Continue Reading →

What is Family Discipleship?

One of the greatest challenges and joys in life is parenting. One moment, you're having a blast playing with hot wheels and then a second later, you're trying to explain why you can't throw hot wheels at your little sister.... Continue Reading →

A Review of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

For 2017, I plan on reading books outside of my preferred genre of reading. I mainly read books on subjects I’m working through in regards to Grace Life. So my normal reading is Christian living, church planting, and leadership. I... Continue Reading →

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