• Matthew Black

    Contributing sermons since Oct 12, 2019
Matthew's church

Living Hope Bible Church
Roselle, Illinois 60172

About Matthew
  • Education: B.A. in Theology and Spanish M.A. in Biblical Counseling (in progress)
  • Experience: Missionary church planter to the Basque Region Spain, 1997-2006 Pastor in Northwest Chicago, 2006-present
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Newest Sermons

  • Rooted In Christ's Supremacy

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2022

    In praying for his Christian family in Ephesus, the apostle Paul ends up in a beautiful strain of exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Often praying for others can be what lifts our eyes to the glories and power of Jesus.

    What’s the greatest thing about your life? For the Christian, the best thing is that Christ has first place in your life. Our text here in Ephesians is a celebratory prayer for the full salvation of the believer. It’s all done by Christ and for Christ. When Christ is exalted in the life of the more

  • The Destiny Of The Church

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2022

    Every Christian has a destiny in the kingdom of God. We are a pilgrim people, a people on the move—our destination matters. Where are we going as a church? It’s important. The primary words of Ephesians 1 are “in Christ.” Christ is our head, and we need to move in conjunction with him.

    What should be the direction and vision for a local assembly? What is our destiny? Alice in Wonderland came to a fork in the road. Icy panic stung her as she stood frozen by indecision. She lifted her eyes toward heaven, looking for guidance. Her eyes did not find God, only the Cheshire cat more

  • The Prophet And The Prostitute

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2019

    Hosea 1 tells the story of how God told a prophet to marry a prostitute to show Israel her idolatry. In the symbolism of Hosea, God is the Prophet and we are the prostitute. In a very real sense, I am Gomer and so are you! We are unfaithful people who deserve God’s wrath, not his mercy.

    OUTLINE 1. GOD’S LOVE IS UNDESERVING (1:1-3a). 2. GOD’S LOVE IS URGENTLY NEEDED (1:3b-9). 3. GOD’S LOVE IS UNRELENTING (1:10-2:1). Do you remember when you were a child? When children are small they run to their mother’s arms. We have little children all around here. Those arms of mama and more