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!
What Do I Need to Do to Be Saved?
Pastor Gregg shares truths from Paul’s letter to Rome to answer questions about salvation. How do I love people who don’t know Jesus? Pray consistently for them. Your heart’s desire and prayer to God should be for that person’s salvation. How should we respond to the Gospel? Personally, eternally, and internally. How does our life have impact? Persistently point to Jesus. Everyone is welcome to receive the Gospel!
Do We Have a Choice?
Pastor Gregg Matte shares questions found in Romans 9 as we continue our study of Paul’s letter to the believers in Rome. Do we have a burden for those who don’t know Jesus? We should have a heart for lost people to know Jesus Christ. Has the Word of God failed because Israel rejected Jesus? God is faithful and God’s Word is true. Is there injustice with God? God is always just in what he does. Who are we to argue with God or find fault in God’s activity? When it’s clear to God and a mystery to us, we trust God. What should we say, then? We should say “great news! Salvation is by faith in Jesus.”
The Both/And of 2023
Pastor Gregg Matte shares truths from Psalms 34 about committing this new year to the Lord. There will be both joy and pain in this year so we need to live in the both/and. Both bless and praise Him at all times. Both boast and proclaim Him. Both seek Him in prayer and trust Him in the trials. We also need to celebrate Him as we both taste and see the Lord is good in 2023!
New Year's Day 2023
Cypress Campus Pastor, Jason Swiggart, shares truth from the book of Matthew about our identities in Christ. Identity theft is satan's oldest and most effective plan. The "who" in "who am I?" informs how we think and thus how we live. Jesus' greatest weapons are His identity and the word of God.
Christmas Gifts from Heaven - Part 3
Pastor Gregg Matte shares truth from the book of Romans about our Christmas gifts from heaven. Be amazed at the gift of God for you. Behold the gift of God with you. Believe the gift of God's love toward you. The love of god is unstoppable, constant, and unlimited.
Christmas Gifts from Heaven - Part 2
Pastor Gregg Matte shares four heavenly gifts this holiday season from the book of Romans. We have a heavenly helper: The Holy Spirit. We are freed from the pressure of perfect prayer. Our perspective of God's activity is reframed through understanding that God's good might not be our idea of good. God works things out, not us. God's purpose is to conform us to the image of Christ. The final heavenly gift is that God always finishes what he starts.
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.