Matt MacNaughton

A little about fun, family, and faith

The Amish and Portable Church

Last month, my family and I headed to Ohio for a two week vacation. While we were up there, we decided to take the kids to tour an Amish Farm. If you don’t know about the Amish community, they strictly... Continue Reading →

A Passion for God’s Word

We just wrapped up a short, summer series on the Psalms. You can check out the series here. The last Psalm we looked at was Psalm 119; the longest psalm - and chapter - recorded in the Bible. Written as... Continue Reading →

Three Things: “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis

I recently finished "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. I'm not a big C.S. Lewis fan (don't hate me), but I picked this book up at a local book store to finish off some credit I had on my account.... Continue Reading →

My 2018 Summer Reading List

One of my goals for 2018 was to read more. To help with my goal, I downloaded a 2018 Reading Challenge by Tim Challies. You can see the plan here. I’m on pace to read close to 50 books this year.... Continue Reading →

Psalm 8 Recap

We're in our second week of our "Summer Psalms" Sermon Series (say that 5 times fast) and we spent our time together looking at Psalm 8. Of course, it should go without saying, the Psalms we don't look at are... Continue Reading →

The Disciple’s Priority: Part 2

***This is an excerpt from a sermon I preached at Grace Life on May 13th. You can listen to it here. Missed Part 1? Read it here. Now we see how Mary’s actions are in contrast to Martha’s. There are three things... Continue Reading →

The Disciple’s Priority: Part 1

***This is an excerpt from a sermon I preached at Grace Life on May 13th. You can listen to it here. The story we’re looking at today is a convicting and grace filled conversation about priorities. We’ll see two women... Continue Reading →

Why We Support Church Planting

The last few weeks at Grace Life have been incredible. We had the opportunity to hear from Jeremy Lynn, missionary to Ethiopia, and Jared Huntley, church planter to Oshawa (Toronto), Ontario. Be sure to check out their sermons: Jeremy Lynn... Continue Reading →

Three Things” “The Devil in the White City” by Erick Larson

In my quest to read more books outside of my typical genre (i.e. anything dealing with church, pastoring, or Christian living), I picked up a copy of “The Devil and the White City” by Erick Larson. This is the true... Continue Reading →

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