Author Archives : Rev. Steven Nicoletti


The King on the Cross, John 19:16b-22

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Shame, Cross, and King” John 19:16b-23a March 7, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to the crucifixion of Jesus. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for us this morning. 19:16b So they took Jesus, 17 and he […]


Clashing Kingdoms, John 19:1-16a

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Clashing Kingdoms” John 19:1-16a February 28, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti This morning we come to the second portion of Jesus’s trial before Pontius Pilate. Three weeks ago we read of Jesus’s trial before the Jewish chief priests. Then the chief priests brought […]


Contrasting Kingdoms, John 18:28-40

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Contrasting Kingdoms” John 18:28-40 February 21, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti This morning we come to the first portion of Jesus’s trial before Pontius Pilate. Jesus has been tried – in a fundamentally unjust trial – by the Jewish leaders. And now, in […]


When God Looks Weak, John 18:1-12

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “When God Looks Weak” John 18:1-12 January 31, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to John 18:1-12, the arrest of Jesus. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for us this morning. 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these […]


The Need for Both Law and Grace in Protecting the Unborn, Exodus 20:13

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Need for Both Law & Grace in Protecting the Unborn” Exodus 20:13 January 24, 2021 (Sanctity of Human Life Sunday) Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT PROTECTING THE UNBORN? It is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We have […]


Trinitarian Salvation, Trinitarian Mission, John 17:6-19

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Trinitarian Salvation, Trinitarian Mission, Trinitarian Ownership” John 17:6-19 January 17, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come again to the Gospel of John, and to the second section of Jesus’s prayer to God the Father immediately before his arrest. With that in mind, […]


What Is the Goal? – John 17:1-5

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “What Is the Goal?” John 17:1-5 January 3, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti This morning we return to the Gospel of John. Our plan is to continue in John from now through the seasons of Lent and Easter and then to come to […]


Responding to the Heavenly Proclamation, Luke 2:1-21

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Responding to the Heavenly Proclamation” Luke 2:1-21 December 20, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti Our focus this evening will be Luke, chapter two, verses eight through twenty. But to give us the larger context, we will begin with verse one. Please do listen carefully, […]


Advent as Warfare: Fools for Christ in Spiritual Battle, Matthew 1:18-25

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Advent as Warfare: Fools for Christ in Spiritual Battle” Matthew 1:18-25 December 20, 2020 (Fourth Sunday of Advent) Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   Our text this morning is from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter one, verses eighteen through twenty-five. Please do listen carefully, for […]


Advent as Warfare: The Wartime Virtue of Patience, 1 Timothy 1:15-17, 2 Peter 3:8-0a, James 5:7-11, Ephesians 4:1-3, Luke 8:4-15

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Advent as Warfare: The Wartime Virtue of Patience” 1 Timothy 1:15-17, 2 Peter 3:8-10a, James 5:7-11, Ephesians 4:1-3, Luke 8:4-15 December 13, 2020 (Third Sunday of Advent) Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We have five texts of Scripture we will consider this morning. I’ll read […]


Advent as Warfare: A Battle of Ages, Matthew 3, Mark 1:14-15, and Galatians 1:1-5

Video  Audio   Download Audio Download Text “Advent as Warfare: A War of Ages” Matthew 3, Mark 1:14-15, Galatians 1:1-5 December 6, 2020 (Second Sunday of Advent) Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We have three texts to consider this morning: – Matthew 3 – Mark 1:14-15 – Galatians 1:1-5 And as […]


Advent as Warfare: Three Entities on the Battlefield, Ephesians 2

Video  Audio   Download Audio Download Text “Advent as Warfare: Three Entities on the Battlefield” Ephesians 2 November 29, 2020 (First Sunday of Advent) Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti Our text this morning is Ephesians chapter two. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for us this morning. 2:1And […]


Faith, Wisdom, Learning, and Getting to the Right Party, Proverbs 9

Video Audio   Download Audio Download Text “Faith, Wisdom, Learning, and Getting to the Right Party” Proverbs 9 November 15, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti As Christians, when we speak about the education of our children, we are talking about the acquiring of knowledge and we are talking about the acquiring […]


2020 Covenant High School Service

Video  Audio   David Miller – Covenant High School Report Download Audio   Hannah Scott – Encomium of Monica Download Audio   The Rev. Steven Nicoletti – “Faith, Wisdom, Learning, and Getting to the Right Party” from Proverbs 9 Download Audio   Text coming soon   CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892


Friends Enjoying God, John 15:1-17

Video Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “Friends Enjoying God” John 15:1-17 Pt 2 November 1, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   We return to the Gospel of John, chapter fifteen.   Last Lord’s Day we looked at verses one through twelve and focused on Jesus’s image of the vine […]


Branches Glorifying God, John 15:1-17

Video  Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “Branches Glorifying God” John 15:1-12 Pt 1 October 25, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   We return to the Gospel of John, chapter fifteen – in  the middle of Jesus’s farewell discourse to his disciples.   We will spend two Sundays on […]


Hesed Rejected, 2 Samuel 10

Video Audio   Download Audio Text   Download Text “Hesed Rejected” 2 Samuel 10 October 18, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti   We return again this evening to the Book of Samuel, chapter ten, where we read of David’s deeds as king of God’s people.   Please listen carefully, for this […]


Imitating Those Who Have Imitated Christ: St. Francis of Assisi & Calling

Video   Audio     Download Audio   Text Download Text “Imitating Those Who Have Imitated Christ: St. Francis of Assisi & Calling” 1 Corinthians 11:1 October 4, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti   Our text tonight is First Corinthians 11:1.   The Apostle Paul writes to the church in Corinth: […]


Hesed Among Other Loves, Ruth 3

Video    Audio   Download Audio   Text Download Text   “Hesed Among Other Loves” Ruth 3 (Part 2) October 4, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   This morning we turn back to the Book of Ruth, looking at chapter three for a second time.   To give a re-cap: […]


Rest, Refuge, and Wings, Ruth 3

Video:    Audio:   Download Audio Text: Download Text   “Rest, Refuge, and Wings” Ruth 3 (Part 1) September 20, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   We return this morning to the Book of Ruth.   Two weeks ago we considered Ruth chapter one. Elimelech and Naomi left the Promised […]


The Covenant, 2 Samuel 7

Video Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “The Covenant” 2 Samuel 7 September 6, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti   We return again this evening to the Book of Samuel.   David has been established as the king of all Israel. He is settled into Jerusalem. There has been a […]


The Anti-Exodus of an Anti-Israelite and an Anti-Evangelist vs. The Anti-Emptiness of an Anti-Moabitess, Ruth 1

Video   Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “The Anti-Exodus of an Anti-Israelite and an Anti-Evangelist The Anti-Emptiness of an Anti-Moabitess” Ruth 1 September 6, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   We begin a new series this morning, on the Book of Ruth. We’re going on a brief hiatus from […]


Not Orphans, John 14:15-24

Video  Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “Not Orphans” John 14:15-24 August 23, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   It is good to be with you all again this morning, and to return with you to John’s Gospel.   We continue in John chapter fourteen, and Jesus’s final discourse […]


Means and Ends, 2 Samuel 4

Video Audio:   https://faithtacoma.sfo2.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/2020/08/fpc-2020-08-02-pm-service.mp3 Download Audio Download Text “Means & Ends” 2 Samuel 4 August 2, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti Well, it’s been five months away from Second Samuel. And it’s good to be back with it this evening. To remember where we are in the story, Saul has died […]


Seeing the Father, John 14:8-11

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Seeing the Father” John 14:8-11 July 19, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We return again this morning to the Gospel of John. We will be looking at chapter fourteen. Jesus is still gathered with his disciples (all expect for Judas, who has left […]


Christ and His People: Receiving or Rejecting; Disowning or Loving, John 13:12-32

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Christ and His People: Rejecting or Receiving; Disowning or Loving” John 13:12-32 June 21, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We return again today to the Gospel of John. Our text this morning will overlap a bit with our text last Lord’s Day. Jesus and […]


Cleansing and Serving, John 13:1-20

Video: Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Cleansing & Serving” John 13:1-20 June 14, 2020 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We return again this morning to the Gospel of John. At this point in the gospel Jesus and his disciples are gathered together before the Feast of Passover. The death of Jesus […]