Matt MacNaughton

A little about fun, family, and faith



My Favorite Books from 2020

After coming off a year where I read a person best 104 books in one year, I had every intention of reading 105 in 2020. I started strong, reading 17 books in the first 10 weeks of the year. That’s... Continue Reading →

Hymn of the Week: How Great Thou Art

If I had to give you a list of my top three favorite hymns of all time, How Great Thou Art would be on the list and most likely at the top. It's a song I sing and listen to... Continue Reading →

An Election Day Reminder

Today is Election Day in the United States. Millions of Americans will wait in line today at their local precinct and cast their vote for President of the United States, their Representatives and Senators, both state and federal, and a... Continue Reading →

Hymn of the Week: My Jesus I love Thee

I grew up in a church that sang hymns on a weekly basis. We would take the hymnal in front of us, turn to the page number the music director told us, and sing a few verses of the congregational... Continue Reading →

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 →

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