Matt MacNaughton

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Salvation Belongs to Our God! – A Pastoral Prayer

Sunday, August 2 Sermon Text: The Book of Jonah *Adapted from Jonah’s prayer in Jonah 2. In trouble, deep trouble, we pray to you, our God. You answered us. From the belly of the grave we cried, ‘Help!’ You heard our... Continue Reading →

Blessed are you, God our Father

***The Bible is filled with prayers from the saints of old. They are a model for us and at times help us pray to God when words our absent from our tongues.  This is a Prayer of David adapted from... Continue Reading →

Trust in the Lord: A Pastoral Prayer

Sunday, July 19th Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 17 Father, we come to you in prayer this morning as a redeemed people, gathered together to celebrate the grace that we have through your Son, Jesus Christ. In Christ, we have redemption... Continue Reading →

A Holy God, A Holy People: A Pastoral Prayer

Sunday, July 12th Sermon Text: Exodus 3 Father, we come to you today as your redeemed children, saved by your Son who died for us and took on your wrath so that we can be forgiven (Romans 5:9; John 3:36).... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for America

This prayer was the Pastoral Prayer on July 5th, 2020. Father God in heaven, we know your eyes are on us and your ears are open to our prayers (1 Peter 3:12). We thank you that you have spoken to... Continue Reading →

Annoyingly Bold with the Gospel

It’s summer time in Florida which means we are dealing with the influx of mosquitos. The mosquito is the most annoying species in the world. There are over 3,500 different species of Mosquitos, all of which are annoying. They fly... Continue Reading →

God our Creator and Sustainer of all things: A Pastoral Prayer

God our Creator and sustainer of all things: A Pastoral Prayer Sunday, June 28th Sermon Text: Genesis 1-3 This Sunday, we began anew sermon series titled, “God’s Big Story” focusing on the Redemptive story of the Bible. Almighty Father God... Continue Reading →

Resources for our “God’s Big Story” Sermon Series.

This past Sunday, we began a new series called "God's Big Story". God’s Big Story is recorded in the Bible. Sixty-six books of various genres written by several authors over thousands of years has ONE THEME: The Bible is the... Continue Reading →

Gathered together to draw near to the throne of grace: A Pastoral Prayer

A few months ago, I was introduced to the "Pastoral Prayer". It's a prayer of a pastor for the people of the church. It's personal, direct, and purposeful. Charles Spurgeon's pastoral prayers are recorded in his book, The Pastor in... Continue Reading →

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