20230514 Mother’s Day – Being a Godly Mother.

Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

Titus 1:12 (KJ21) 12 One among themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, “The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, slothful gluttons.”

Titus 2:3 – 4 the older women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things,

that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Ephesians 5: 21 – 29  21 submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord;

23 for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, and He is the savior of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it,

26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,

27 that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He hat loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church.

Proverbs 23:13. 13 Withhold not correction from the child, for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

2 Timothy 1:5. when I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice and,I am persuaded, is in thee also.

Deuteronomy 11:18 – 19. 18 “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

19 And ye shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down and when thou risest up.

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20230924 Better Than I Deserve

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

Jonah 1:1 – 2 (KJ21)  Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.”

Jonah 1:17 17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 3:2 – 3 “Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.”So Jonah arose and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.

Matthew 20:14 – 15   Take that which is thine and go thy way. I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.  15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?’

John 3:16. 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


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20230917 Are You Forgiving Freely?

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

Matthew 18:15

Matthew 18:21 – 22

Matthew 18:35

Romans 12:19

Romans 2:4

Luke 23:34



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20230604 Do You Have Mess-Arounditis ?

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJ21) 15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:2 (KJV) And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Proverbs 22:21 21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

2 Timothy 2:16, 23 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.  23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

2 Timothy 2:19 (KJ21) 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal: “The Lord knoweth those who are His,” and, “Let every one who nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Matthew 7:24 (KJ21) 24 “Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock.

2 Timothy 2:20 – 21 (KJ21). 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honor and some to dishonor.

21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:22 (KJ21) 22 Flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

1 : Study the Word

2: Stay Out of Things that don’t matter.

3: Stand Secure

4: Serve Honorably


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20230827 Being a Follower of Christ

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

Luke 5:10 – 11 (AMP) 10 and so were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon [Peter]. Jesus said to Simon, “Have no fear; from now on you will be catching men!” 11 After they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and [a]followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example].

Matthew 9:9 – 13

Mark 3:7

Luke 18:23

Mark 5:24

Luke 8:1 – 3

Mark 16:15

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20230820 Who Is Sharpening You?

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

Proverbs 27:17 (CEB) As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens a friend.

Proverbs 1:7 (CEB) Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:10 (CEB) The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord;
    the knowledge of the holy one is understanding.

Luke 2:52 (KJ21) 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

1 Corinthians 15:33 (CEB) 33 Don’t be deceived, bad company corrupts good character.

Deuteronomy 6:6 – 7 (CEB) These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up.

Matthew 28:20 (KJ21) 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Amen.

Titus 2:7 – 8 (KJ21) in all things showing thyself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing uncorruptness, seriousness, sincerity, sound speech which cannot be condemned, that he that is of a contrary mind may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Hebrews 10:24 – 25 (CEB) 24 And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds. 25 Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.



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20230730 Forgiveness is Being

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

Luke 6:27 – 31 27 “But I say unto you that hear: Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you.

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that despitefully use you.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not back.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Matthew 18:21 – 22. 21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?”

22 And Jesus said unto him, “I say not unto thee, until seven times, but until seventy times seven.

John 13:21 – 26  21 When Jesus had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Verily, verily I say unto you that one of you shall betray Me.”

22 Then the disciples looked at one another, not knowing of whom He spoke.

23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spoke.

25 He then, leaning on Jesus’ breast, said unto Him, “Lord, who is it?”

26 Jesus answered, “He it is to whom I shall give a sop when I have dipped it.” And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.


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GTOC – 45th Anniversary

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

The Mission of The Gospel Training & Outreach Center

  • Win people to Christ
  • Teach the Truth about life from God’s Word

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me. Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Jeremiah 2:13 13 “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn them out cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.

2 Timothy 3:16 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

Proverbs 22:20 – 21 20 Have I not written to thee excellent things of counsel and knowledge, 21 that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?


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20230319 4th Sunday of Lent – Generosity

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

1 Samuel 16:7 (KJ21) But the Lord said unto Samuel, “Look not on his countenance or on the height of his stature, because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth. For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

Acts 13:22  22 And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, who shall fulfill all My will.’

Psalm 14:1. 14 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt; they have done abominable works; there is none that doeth good.

Psalm 9:1 – 2. I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvelous works.

I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou Most High.

Psalm 15:1 – 3   15 Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart;

he that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor spreadeth a reproach against his neighbor;

Psalm 139:23 – 24.  23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts.

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 37:4 – 5.  Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 131:1  131 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself with great matters, or in things too high for me.

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20230312 3rd Sunday of Lent – Samarian Woman at the Well

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Pastor Matt McFarland

John 4:1 -4 (KJ21). When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John

(though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples),

He left Judea and departed again into Galilee,

and He needed to go through Samaria.

John 4:5- 8. Then came He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus by the well; and it was about the sixth hour.

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said unto her, “Give Me to drink.”

(For His disciples had gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

John 4:9- 10. Then said the woman of Samaria unto Him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?” For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee, ‘Give Me to drink,’ thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.”

John 4:11 – 12. 11 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou that living water?

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his children and his cattle?”

John 4:13 – 14  13 Jesus answered and said unto her, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again,

14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

John 4:15 – 19.  15 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.”

16 Jesus said unto her, “Go, call thy husband, and come hither.”

17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said unto her, “Thou hast well said, ‘I have no husband’;

18 for thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband. In that thou saidst truly.”

19 The woman said unto Him, “Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

John 4:26. 26 Jesus said unto her, “I that speak unto thee am He.”

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