Sermons by “Mark Massaro”
In Genesis 4 we see sibling rivalry at its worst. But the heart of the matter is what is acceptable worship. One brother gave God what was convenient, while the other gave God his best. Cain compared himself to his brother, became angry, bitter, and did the unthinkable. His heart was not right.View Sermon
We are going to look at the devil’s Big Lie in Genesis chapter three. Just as he tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God, we are tempted in the same way: doubting God’s Word and doubting God’s goodness. Doubting and disobeying God bring pain and death. Trusting and obeying God bring joy and life. These principles are still just as true today.View Sermon
The universe and our perfectly lighted, heated, and balanced home, earth, were all prepared for us to care for and enjoy all that He created. God provided all that we need and He is all we need. Psalm. 107:9 says, “He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.”View Sermon
In honor of Father’s Day this morning, I will be speaking about being a Man of Integrity. Today let’s honor fathers for all that they do well and for trying, and let’s show grace and forgiveness for the times they failed.View Sermon
Ex nihilo is Latin for “from nothing.” The term creatio ex nihilo refers to God creating everything from nothing. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). Prior to that moment, there was nothing. God didn’t make the universe from preexisting building blocks. He started from scratch.
These first two verses are an introduction to the story of creation. Who is God? He is Elohim, the Creator. There is an understood connection to the God, the nation of Israel already knew as their Redeemer and Protector.
The Beginning is our origin point, but not God’s. He existed before the universe, before we had the measurement of time, before anything.
God as all-powerful creator, who was and is and is to come, is our ultimate authority. He is the one we answer to. His Word, the Bible, is His story including how we can know Him and have a relationship with Him.
We are afraid of a lot of things, but loving our neighbors should not be one of them. Jesus commanded us to do this, so He will give us the courage, strength, and power to do it.View Sermon
How am I going to have time for one more relationship? Let alone eight new relationships with my neighboring houses? Time is the biggest obstacle we need to overcome to be effective and loving neighbors.View Sermon
What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? What if we actually got to know our neighbors and loved them the way God loves us?View Sermon