Houston's First Baptist Church is a relevant biblical community where we gather our hearts, grow our souls and give our lives as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). This podcast provides weekly messages from Pastor Gregg Matte and others. Visit us at HoustonsFirst.org to learn more about HFBC, and visit us in person the next time you're in Houston!
Paul: Desert Days
Pastor Gregg Matte shares wisdom from Paul’s time in the desert. The desert is a place of preparation. The desert pushes us from self to service, cultivates trust in God’s power, calms our hearts and increases our faith. If you are in a desert, keep the faith and keep walking, drink the living water of Jesus and realize that God uses the desert to blossom fields of His Glory.
Paul: Past, Present, and Your Life’s Purpose
Paul's past was filled with misdirected passion. But when God showed up, Paul was radically changed. God forgave Paul and used him to be one of the greatest Christians in the history of the faith. If God forgave Paul and set him apart in his mother's womb by grace, God can forgive anyone and give them purpose. Paul changed the world because he allowed God to change him.
When Jesus Joins the US Military
Jeff Struecker reminds us that we are all warriors in God’s Great Army and our mission is to accomplish the Great Commission. We must have faith and rely on God to move forward with that mission. God favors the people who follow Him. God leads the people who love Him. God promotes the people who proclaim Him. Take the first step in following Jesus, get serious about the Great Commission and pray for those who serve in our U.S. military regularly.
Jesus Is Intentional
Chip Luter teaches us that Jesus is intentional. Jesus invites us to follow Him, He attracts others, and He declares truth. How can we be as intentional as Jesus? We must connect with outsiders and we must live on a mission. We must care less about selfish ambition and more about the Great Commission.
Pursuing Love and Good Works
Dr. Ben Mandrell teaches us that Christians are stronger in their faith when they are in community with others. There is no strong Christian apart from the Church. We need each other. You need other people holding you up and making you strong in your faith. Strong Christians draw near to Christ in prayer, hold on to hope in Christ, and provoke one another in love.
I Will Build My Church
Boto Joseph reminds us that God’s plan to reach the nations is the Church, and the Church is essential for three reasons. The Church is not a human construct but was created by Jesus. Jesus is the founder of the Church and we are His members. And the Church is called to be on mission to spread the Gospel and be God’s ambassadors.
You cant go wrong with brother kevin!!!
Your sermon, Empty Womb, Full Heart from May 2010 is such a blessing to me, thank you
We go to HFBC and have learned quite a bit. Gregg has a great gift and is great to benefit from his talents. Bible teaching with no holding back.