Why Waste Your Time?
Why Is a Distracted Driver a Dangerous Driver?
New Year, New You
Are You Ready Yet?
All I Need For Christmas
How Do You Deal With Change?
When Promises Come True
Are You Running on Empty?
How Do You Get Past Obstacles in Your Life?
What Happens When We Go Beyond Church?
Why Do I Keep Coming Up Empty?
You Can Stand Under My Umbrella
“I Got This!”
Have You Gotten Too Comfortable?
What is Faith Forward?
How do you develop strong faith?
Is Your Faith Reliable?
What is the Cost of Faith?
What is Unshakeable Faith?
What Is True Faith Built On?
How do you have fruitful faith?
How is Faith Formed?
How do you find faith?
Hope is in Session
Hope is 6ft Away
Hope Through Temptation
How to Find Hope When You Feel Lost
Hope Is Now
How Do We Hope From A Distance?
Hope IS On the Way
What Does Hope Mean To You?
Find Hope in a Hopeless Situation
Have You Ever Felt Betrayed?
Why Is This Happening To Me?
How to Have Hope When You Feel Forgotten
How to Find Peace in a Crisis
Finding peace in an extended crisis… is that even possible? Today we find ourselves in unprecedented times; stuck behind closed doors. How are you coping with the extended timelines? Does fear overwhelm you? Do you look for things to occupy your time? Do you turn to humor and try to laugh it all away? We […]
Celebrating Easter At Home Together
Easter 2020 will be one we all remember… it was the Easter we were all stuck at home under quarantine. Yet it’s somehow fitting, as the message this week takes place in someone’s home. Today we celebrate Jesus shaking death, hell and the grave, off himself and giving every person the ability to do the […]
Finding Healing and Wholeness
How to discover healing and true wholeness is the topic of Lighthouse 805 Church’s next episode in the Get Behind Me series. This week – “Healed by Jesus” explores the woman with an issue of blood and her posture and position with Jesus that led to complete healing and restoration. Are you ready to be […]
How to Let Go of the Past and Move Forward
Let go of the past and move forward is the topic behind this weeks Lighthouse 805 Church message. This is the third episode in our Get Behind Me series, titled – Carry Your Cross. This series focuses on our position with Christ Jesus. Isn’t it interesting that Matthew 16:24 tells us to “pick up YOUR […]
Hope Under Pressure
The second installment in our Get Behind Me series at Ventura Lighthouse 805 church, is so timely for the new unchartered season we all find ourselves in right now. This message will look at what it means to be positioned behind Jesus when we’re in a time of pressure, things are beyond our control, we […]
The Way Back
Welcome to the first episode in our new series, at Ventura Lighthouse 805 church – Get Behind Me; where we will study what positioning ourselves behind Jesus does in life. Follow along with Pastor Matt here: The Way Back Matthew 16:23 “But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a […]
This is the last message in Ventura Lighthouse 805 series – Your Turn Now. Today we’re looking at the game of Risk through the perspective of prayer. Taking on strongholds, finding breakthrough, rallying the troops… all things that relate to a deeper prayer life. Follow along with Pastor Matt here: 1 – Welcoming PrayerYour kingdom […]
Incarnate the Love of Christ
In this next session of our Your Turn Now series at Ventura Lighthouse 805 church, we look at the incarnate love of Christ. Knowing that the love of Christ is made real in us allows us to show that love to others. Dig in for more with Pastor Matt now. 1 – Blessing Others & Encouragement […]
Hear God’s Word
This Sunday at Ventura Lighthouse 805 church, we look at the “H” in WORSHIP during our Your Turn Now game series. What does it mean to really hear God speak in our lives? How do we hear God speak? It all comes down to the Word of God. Follow along with Pastor Matt: 1 – Bible […]
Share My Life With Others
This Sunday’s message in our Your Turn Now, board game series, at Lighthouse 805 church is looking at the awkward twists and turns of Twister, in comparison of sharing our faith and life with others. Tune in to challenge yourself to breakdown your own walls or personal bubble spaces and remember God never intended us […]
Relinquish the False Self
This Sunday at Ventura Lighthouse 805 church we explore the next set of spiritual disciplines in our WORSHIP – “R”elinquish the False Self. This is the next part of our board games series Your Turn Now and explores the not so comfortable aspects of the game Operation. Are you ready to take your turn? Follow […]
Open Myself to God
This second installment in our “Your Turn Now” series at Ventura Lighthouse 805 Church; is all about the game Clue. If you’ve ever played Clue you know you could skip all the fact gathering and just place your guess right away… and if you’re wrong – lose. But it’s way more fun to play it […]
Today starts Ventura Lighthouse 805 new series Your Turn Now, where we are going to explore spiritual disciplines for stretching our faith and deepening our relationship with God. Follow along with Pastor Matt: 1 – Rule For LifeActs 2:42 They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and […]
The Advent of Love
Discover the Love of Jesus in this Advent sermon. The new year is coming soon and with it comes fresh vision. In order to move into a new season we need to let go of past things. This message on the Love of Jesus will help you move forward and let go of past things […]
The Advent of Joy
The third message in the Lighthouse Ventura Advent series is on JOY! Not happiness… but full and lasting Joy. What do we want? Joy! How do we get it? It is the gift that is Jesus, himself. Come explore Jesus’ gift of joy through the experiences of the Wisemen, Joseph, and Mary. Follow along with […]
Advent of Peace
Message two in our Lighthouse 805 Advent series is on Peace. Experiencing life without peace, how to find it, and recognizing the true gift of peace that only comes through Jesus. In this Christmas season, so many struggle with the rollercoaster of emotions the season seems to bring to the surface. But peace, true peace, […]
Advent of Hope
Advent is here! The Christmas tree is up, the lights are hung and Advent candles are lit at Lighthouse 805 Church in Ventura. Through the month of December we have a series on Advent. We will take a glimpse at different times Jesus had encounters with people through the Bible. Today we are looking at […]
A long, long time ago in a nation far, far, away… God gave a promise to a man named Abraham. He called him from the nation he lived in to a new land with the promise of a new son. The Lord of Lords, King of Kings, who sits on His throne is still calling. […]
Here at Ventura Lighthouse Church we’re exploring The lands of The Happiest Place On Earth; as it relates to true happiness. It’s not a destination, it’s a journey with Jesus that builds and sustains happiness. Today we look at Frontierland – moving forward with Christ into new territories unexplored. Because like our life with God […]
This Sunday at Ventura Lighthouse church, we’re continuing our series about the Happiest Place On Earth; with a stroll through Adventureland. Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey with God. Will we be distracted by the Tiki Room before we ever enter into the adventure? Are you expecting a smooth little boat ride through […]
In this next installment of our “Park” series – Tomorrowland, Ventura Lighthouse Church, explores a look into the future and the hope to come. Do we let today overshadow tomorrow? Do we find ourselves navigating a dark, rollercoaster of a ride like Space Mountain, lost and tossed around? Are we aware of the tour God […]
This morning at Ventura Lighthouse 805 church, we kick off episode 2 of our Park series – Fantasyland. Just like Fantasyland brings to life those classic stories of good vs. evil; sometimes we can feel like we are stuck or lost in our own battles. We need to realign our hope and peace with the […]
This morning starts our new series on the happiest place on earth. Ventura Lighthouse 805 will explore how we build a life of happiness founded in our faith in God and our relationship with Him; which lifts us beyond our circumstances and into something more. Main Street looks at the center of the Park from […]
Brew – But First, Coffee.
National coffee day is today! Not only are we wrapping up the last sermon in the series brew, we get to look at the finished product, a cup of coffee in today’s message. The weather is perfect in Ventura California for a cup of coffee. Learn about the 3 core ingredients and how they relate […]
Brew – When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them for Coffee
In this installment of Lighthouse Ventura’s Brew series; we look at the coffee label. From the type of roast to the name itself; it all matters. And the same is true for us believers. Are we wearing labels from our past? Have we let God call us something new? Do we have a life that’s […]
Brew – I Can’t Espresso How Much You Bean To Me.
Today in beautiful Ventura California, Pastor Matt talks about unity and first impressions. Discover how God speaks to us through the illustration of Coffee throughout the Brew series. Today we look at the Cupping process and how it is the first impression of Coffee the moment it is done with roasting and grinding. After the […]
Brew – Life Happens. Coffee Helps.
This week at Ventura Lighthouse 805 – we continue our Brew Series talking about the Grind. Just like coffee will only taste like murky water if the beans are not ground first; our purpose is not made possible without God refining us for what’s next. Follow along with Pastor Matt here: 1 – What Fuels […]
Brew – Deja Brew
This week at Ventura Lighthouse Church – we continue in the Brew series; which compares the life and purpose of a coffee bean to the life and purpose of us – the body of Christ. In this episode we look at the milling process where the beans are rested, inspected, and sorted. To follow along […]
Brew: Life’s Too Short For Bad Coffee
Ventura Lighthouse 805 church – The Brew series looks at the life of a coffee bean from farm to table/cup. It’s the role of the bean to serve. So too, is the role of a believer – serve with an attitude of worship, the Kingdom of God. In this second episode of Brew; Pastor Matt […]
Stressed, Blessed, and Coffee Obsessed
Lighthouse Church in Ventura is obsessed with coffee. Today we’re looking at what it means to serve God with a Heart of Worship. This sermon series is following the life of a coffee bean from harvest to brew. If you are interested in joining a small group in Venture this is a fantastic time to […]
HIVE: The Flight of the Honey Bee
In this final episode of Lighthouse 805’s HIVE series – we’ve come full circle. A bee cannot survive without a Hive to sustain it. It can’t fulfill it’s purpose without the driving mission of the Queen bee. And we as believers can’t last without without the local gathering of a church community. We need to […]
Hive – BEE Transformed BEE Renewed
In this episode of Ventura Lighthouse Church’s HIVE series – we look at what it means to be a regular honey bee. Did you know that the regular honey bee has multiple jobs in its lifetime in the Hive? And each time it changes jobs its brain chemistry changes for the next thing it’s enabled […]
Hive – Honey, The Product of Unity
In this 3rd installment of Ventura Lighthouse Church’s Hive series – We take a look at the bi-product of the hive – honey. In the church – it’s all about our unity in thought and purpose. The product of a unified body produces something sweet and grows the body of Christ and His kingdom. To […]
Hive – Honeycomb
In this second installment of Ventura Lighthouse Church’s Hive series – Honeycomb; we continue our exploration of the life and lives of a bee hive as it relates to our life and lives in the church. The sole purpose of the worker bee, whose lifespan is only 6-8 weeks, is to store up honey for […]
Hive – Queen Bee
This Sunday at Ventura Lighthouse church we begin a new series title Hive; where we’ll look at the life of a bee hive as it relates to our life in a church. Today’s episode is all about the Queen Bee. In a hive – it’s all about the Queen, her focus for the hive, and […]
Camp – Glamping in Ventura, CA
Today at Ventura Lighthouse Church, we continue our CAMP series – exploring how God works through seasons in our lives. Today’s message takes a look at what it means to Glamp (Glamorous Camping). Where no matter the chaos outside the Tent; inside, it’s gloriously beautiful… Follow along with Pastor Matt’s notes here: 1 – Beyond […]
Camp – The Right Sleeping Bag
One of the best parts of camping is after a long adventure-filled day in Ventura is climbing into your sleeping bag for a great nights sleep. Today we explore the key functions of the sleeping bag as it relates to the key functions of finding God’s REST in each season. Follow along with notes from […]
Camp – Leave Your Tent
Welcome back to Ventura Lighthouse Church and the 4th episode of our Camp series where we’re exploring the way God moves seasonally in our lives. This week we’re looking at the Tent. A key component to any camping experience – a symbol of shelter and protection. But sometimes we can get comfortable with that shelter […]
Camp – Around An Open Fire
This week at Ventura Lighthouse Church, we continue our Camp Series comparing the aspects of a “camping” experience to Gods seasonal moving in our lives. Today we explore the significance of the Campfire. It also happens to be Easter Sunday; and just like a campfire connects day to night – so Easter connects earth to […]
Camp – How to Start a Season AWESOME
In this second episode of our CAMP series – we speak to the idea of prepping to camp out. You need to plan for the site, weather, and duration. Equally – in our spiritual seasons we need to plan for where we will be: have we found a place of shade and protection from the […]
Camp – Preparing for Seasons
This morning at Ventura Lighthouse Church we’re starting a new sermon series – Camp. Did you know God operates in our life from season to season? Each one has a purpose and each one – like a camping trip – requires preparation. Are you prepared to pull up stakes from the current camp site? Are […]
Nest – Soaring
This is the final session in our Nest series. This week focuses on what it means to leave the next and soar! Catch the vision from flight, understand the mission, and join with God and others to see it through.
Nest – Learning to Fly
Eventually there’s going to come a time to leave the nest and soar. Are you ready? Can you recognize when you’re ready? Just like the mama bird can judge when it’s time to nudge… God will nudge us out of the comfort we’re living in, to the future He holds for us.
Nest – Before You Fly
So you’ve hatched, but now you have to grow up before you can fly. You have to shed those baby feathers and build those muscles in your wings. If you don’t take this time and season; you’re probably gonna experience “failure to launch”.
Nest – Forming a Brood
Continuing in our Nest series, seeing the church through the lens of a nest and its lifecycle; this week looks at what happens once the baby birds hatch and discover they’re not alone in the nest. In fact, we’re all in it together. We’re better together!
Nest – Hatching
This Sunday we’re talking about the work of the believer to breakthrough to the next thing God has for us. Like a baby bird in the egg, at some point you have to hatch if you’re going to have a life. Tune in to learn how to recognize and navigate the shell you’re in. You […]
Nest – Incubation of the Egg
Part 2 of our Nest series (exploring the roles of life in and around a nest as it relates to a pastor and the church) – continues with the process of laying and incubating the egg. Did you know an egg can not survive on its own? It needs the protection of its location, the […]
Nest – Building the Nest
This week starts our new Nest series; where we’ll take a look at the relationship between pastor and believer, parent / child, or spiritual parent to spiritual child. The life in and around the Nest. In Building the Nest – we look at setting the infrastructure and foundations for building a home. The purpose of […]