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Aug 14, 2016 You Did Well to Come; You do better to Abide

Matthew Hanlon talks about the importance of abiding in Christ, and what it means to abide in Christ.


 
Dec 13, 2015 Quieted by His Love

Matthew Hanlon continues the Advent series with a message on how God views us in an amazing way.


 
Aug 16, 2015 A Topic No One Wants To Talk About

Pastor Matthew Hanlon addresses our own mortality. In a way, this is a return to the past – when pastors didn’t just teach people on how to live well, but also taught them on how to die well.


 
Dec 07, 2014 All Things Are Made New

Pastor Matthew Hanlon takes the second Sunday of Advent and examines the passing of the old and the coming of the new.


 
Oct 12, 2014 Peace and God’s Presence

Pastor Matthew Hanlon speaks at Riverwoods on the closing day of the Fall Retreat on the connection between peace and God’s presence.


 
Sep 21, 2014 Unity – God’s Place of Blessing

Matthew Hanlon takes us on a tour of Psalm 133, describing how our unity (which is itself a gift from God) leads to God blessing us.


 
Mar 16, 2014 The Triumphal Entry

Pastor Matthew Hanlon describes Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and especially the events immediately following.


 
Feb 09, 2014 Looking for the Kingdom of God

Pastor Matthew Hanlon covers nearly two chapters of the Gospel of Luke and ties the events and teachings to Jesus’ favorite topic – the kingdom of God.


 
Dec 15, 2013 John the Baptist Is Born

Pastor Matthew Hanlon describes how John the Baptist's father, Zechariah, is filled with the Holy Spirit and breaks into prohetic song.


 
Nov 03, 2013 Ears to Hear

Pastor Matthew Hanlon continues in the series from the Gospel of Luke. He ties some parables together that speak of the importance of having ears that really hear in a spiritual sense.


 
Oct 06, 2013 Getting in the Flow

Pastor Matthew Hanlon speaks on the first few encounters that Jesus had with his vocal opponents. Jesus was “in the flow” with what the Father was doing, and he brilliantly handled each one.


 
Aug 18, 2013 Rest

Pastor Matthew Hanlon talks about something that everyone really wants – entering God's rest


 
Jul 28, 2013 Presence

Pastor Matthew Hanlon explains why we should take a moment to rest, as ordained by God. (Note that there was a problem with Matthew's microphone towards the end of his message, so a short section is missing).


 
Jun 30, 2013 One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.

Pastor Matthew Hanlon uses several testimonies to encourage us to see God at work in other's lives, even if we can't currently see Him at work in our own.


 
Jun 02, 2013 Jude 22

"And have mercy on those who doubt" Pastor Matthew Hanlon talks about perseverance and mercy.


 
Dec 16, 2012 What Did You Expect?

Pastor Matthew Hanlon describes this season of expectation and explains what we should do when our expectations are not met.


 
Nov 11, 2012 Community Life – Can You Drink the Cup?

Pastor Matthew Hanlon explains how his role as Community Life Pastor supports the Trinity VCF mission of Empowering Eternally Significant Lives.


 
Jun 10, 2012 Living a Life Worthy of Our Calling

Pastor Matthew Hanlon explains how to '"keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful" through 2 Peter 1


 
Feb 05, 2012 Kingdom Children

Pastor Matthew Hanlon explains how we enter the Kingdom as children of God, but we should be more childlike to do it.


 
Jan 15, 2012 Community and the Kingdom, Part II

Part I happened the previous week. Matthew continues to explore what authentic community looks like.


 
Jan 08, 2012 Community and the Kingdom

This is a prologue to the sermon series, "The Kingdom of God and You". Matthew begins to explore what authentic community looks like. Part II will be next week.


 
Nov 13, 2011 Ready or Not

Pastor Matthew Hanlon speaks on the return of Jesus. We need to be ready for the return. As Christians we live with the expectation that Jesus will return. Living with this expectation gives a different way of life and culture. Ready or not, here he comes.


 
Oct 09, 2011 Guarded By Peace

Pastor Matthew Hanlon speaks on the peace that God has for us when we give our anxities and stress to Him. We need to be willing to give up what we are holding onto.


 
Aug 14, 2011 Receiving Mercy

Pastor Matthew Hanlon speaks on God’s mercy for us. Mercy is something that we don’t deserve, but we think we need to earn it.


 
Jun 26, 2011 Saying “Yes”

Pastor Matthew Hanlon preaches on the saying “yes” to God. It takes self sacrifice to do it like being a slave, sacrificing your desires.


 
May 29, 2011 Another Advocate

Pastor Matthew Hanlon talks about his story and how we get two advocates in our lives. Having Jesus as one and the Holy Spirit as another.