Posts By: Matthew Johnson

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Vision Sunday

Pastor Matthew preaches about the vision of Lancaster Community Church over the next year.  

Seek First- Luke 12:13-34

LUKE WEBUPDATE

In this passage, Jesus challenges our perspective and teaches that true wealth is not found in earthly riches. This is the message from 11/15/2015 Pastor Matthew referenced where he taught on the same passage:   This is the 3/20/2016 message:

Healthy Perspective – Luke 12:4-7

One of the most powerful forces in our lives is our perspective because it eventually impacts our behavior and that in returns sets our lives on a course. In this study we learn the healthiest of perspectives that will lead us to obeying God over every other temptation.

The State of LCC

Pastor Matthew Johnson shares about the vision of the church as he talks about the history of Lancaster Community Church, where we have been in the past year, and where the church is going over the next year.

Our Next Step – Our Change

It is hard for us to invest our “physical” in the “spiritual” as long as we keep looking for “life” in physical things. We think life finds it’s worth in material possessions but it really finds itself ONLY in a relationship with Jesus. When Jesus is first in our priorities, then we can start to… Read more »

Our Next Step- Your Calling: Judges 6-7 & Joshua 7

Pastor Matthew shares how sometimes, when a task is big and the part we play is small, we can feel intimidated by two major emotions and one serious behavior while reminding us that because we play a PART of something big, we lose sight that we play a BIG PART.

Our Next Step – Our Calling:

Jesus surrendered all that was His to become man to win man back. He sacrificed for a greater good. Every generation is called to do the same. We are here as Christians because EVERY generation has had faithful people who sacrificed for the Kingdom of God to continue. We must do the same for our… Read more »

Return to Me Malachi 3:6-12

Tithing is really a relational desire of God. In Malachi 3, God’s command is for the people to “return to me” by once again trusting Him with their tithes. The people had “left” God by no longer being obedient in giving which meant that they were relationally disconnected. God’s desire was a return to a… Read more »

The Posture and Practice of a Steward

When we are a steward instead of an owner, we are called to both a posture and a practice The posture is contentment. The practice we must put into use is giving first. When we give to God first, it makes Him the priority and also increases our faith.

Owner or Steward?

Before you can understand any of the teachings from the Bible about money, you must first embrace a proper perspective concerning your resources. From the very beginning of God’s relationship with His people, He has taught them that 100% of what they have is His and they are simply stewards of it. When you own… Read more »

09/20/2015

Sunday

Weekly Challenge  Memory Scripture   For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1   These are the six steps towards freedom that Pastor Matthew taught on Sunday. Take at least one step forward by beginning at step one and working your way… Read more »

09/15/2015

Tuesday

Breaking Down the Verse   Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints… Ephesians 6:18 Praying at all times Prayer is not simply a once a day event, but a constant conversation with God. Just as any… Read more »

09/14/2015

Monday

Context Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints… Ephesians 6:18 The above verse comes at the end of a passage of Scripture that is commonly referred to as the “Armor of God.” The Apostle Paul begins… Read more »

09/13/2015

Sunday

Weekly Challenge Verse to memorize: Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints Ephesians 6:18 The challenge for this week is to bring prayer into every element of your day. Here are three suggestions: 1) Pick a moment… Read more »

Marriage- Ephesians 5:21-33

The goal of marriage is for two to become one. That was God’s initial design but that design only works with God as the focus of the marriage. When Adam and Eve sinned, God was pushed out and replaced with SELF. From that point on, every marriage struggles because people by nature are selfish. When… Read more »

Make Disciples

The process of being disciples and making disciples is very difficult when we think we have to be good enough to actually lead someone else. The truth is Jesus never meant for us to simply lead others as much as He meant for us to get into groups of like minded people and together walk… Read more »

One Step Forward Introduction

Dozens of times Jesus said “Follow me” to people and each person was different, had different struggles, were in different places and have different degrees of understanding. The goal was the same for each of them in spite of their diversity and so was the expectation. Jesus told them all to follow and to be… Read more »

A Better Question – Luke 10:25-37

This is the story of the good Samaritan. In this event, a man sets out to test Jesus and in their conversation, the man then asks a common but wrong question: “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus flips it around by telling the story of the good Samaritan. What Jesus communicated is that it’s not about… Read more »

Prophecy – 1 Corinthians 14

God wants to speak through us to others to encourage them. Sometimes God speaks prophetically through you to encourage someone or He will speak through someone else to encourage you. Either way, it’s all a gift of the Holy Spirit.

Love Compels: A Biblical Look at Homosexuality

Before you watch here are some things about the message: 1. It’s way longer than normal (65 minutes) because it is a study on the topic. 2. It is a message from a pastor to his church. This message is best heard from someone who has credibility with you. 3. Feel free to post, but… Read more »

Working On You, To Work Through You (Part 1) – Galatians 5:16-26

The Holy Spirit works ON us so that He can also work THROUGH us. He convicts, challenges, empowers, etc. our lives so that we can be a blessing to others. Our natural bent is sin. In Galatians our spirits are described in dramatically sinful ways. The Holy Spirit wants to change that.

Baptism In the Holy Spirit

In the same way that when you are saved, you receive the full benefits of salvation through obedience, the baptism in the Holy Spirit also works.  Once you receive Him by faith, you need to walk in obedience to experience the full benefits and power of the Holy Spirit.  

God’s Plan All Along- John 14

God giving us His presence/Spirit was His plan all along because He is the only one who can accomplish true life in us and through us.I am talking about how giving us His presence/Spirit was His plan all along because He is the only one who can accomplish true life in us and through us.