Sermons & Teaching

The New Birth and You, John 3:1-10

Video  Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “The New Birth” John 3:1-10 May 23, 2021 The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn     Last February I preached a sermon on “original sin,” a doctrine fundamental to the entire message of the Bible and, therefore, to our Christian faith. We come into this world […]


Pentecost: The Holy Spirit & the Church, Acts 2:1-47

Video  Audio   Download Audio Text Download Text “Pentecost: The Holy Spirit & the Church” Acts 2 May 23, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti   It is Pentecost Sunday, and this morning we will hear the story of Pentecost from Acts chapter two, and consider what it means for us […]


The Rev. Joshua Tsavetawa – The Eyes of a Friend, Luke 19:1-10

We welcome to Christ’s pulpit here at Faith Presbyterian Church the Rev. Joshua Tsavetawa, associate minister at Hope Fellowship (PCA) in White Swan and a leader with Sacred Road Ministries on the Yakama Reservation.   Video:  Audio:   Download Audio   CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892


The Ascension and Session of Christ, Our Prophet, Priest, and King, Acts 1:1-11 and Ephesians 1:15-23

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio   Text: Download Text “The Ascension & Session of Christ, Our Prophet, Priest, and King” Acts 1:1-11 & Ephesians 1:15-23 May 16, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti     It is Ascension Sunday this morning – the Sunday on which we remember Christ’s ascension to […]


Following without Foreknowledge, John 21:18-25

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Following Without Foreknowledge” John 21:18-25 May 9, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to the end of John’s gospel. With only a few brief breaks we have been in this book for over two years now. This will be my […]


Biblical Justice, Micah 1:1-2:13

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Biblical Justice: Part 1” Micah 1-2 Pt 2 May 2, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti We return tonight to the first cycle of the Book of Micah, found in Micah chapters one and two. Last week we looked at this same passage, but […]


Loving Jesus and His Sheep, John 21:15-19

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Loving Jesus and His Sheep” John 21:15-19 April 25, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to John 21:15-19. We are in the epilogue of John’s gospel. Jesus has died, and he has risen. And after his initial appearances to his […]


Wind vs Word, Micah 1:1-2:3

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Wind vs Word” Micah 1-2 Pt 1 April 25, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti We are starting a new evening series tonight in the Book of Micah. We are at something of a breaking point in Second Samuel, after the initial resolution of […]


Fishing with the Risen Lord, John 21:1-14

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Fishing with the Risen Lord” John 21:1-14 April 25, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to John 21:1-14. Jesus has risen from the dead. He has appeared to his disciples and they have believed. And at the end of chapter […]


Egypt and Israel: The Sequel, Matthew 2:1-23

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Egypt and Israel: The Sequel” Matthew 2:1-23 – April 18, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, WA Pastor Nathaniel H. Gutiérrez Matthew 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, […]


Believing Thomas, John 20:24-31

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Believing Thomas” John 20:24-31 April 18, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to John 20:24-31. Jesus has been crucified. Jesus has died, and been buried. And then on Sunday morning the tomb was found empty, and Jesus, risen from the […]


The Scarred Savior and Kintsugi Christians, John 19:19-23

Video:  Audio   Download Audio Download Text “A Tale of Four Gardens” John 19:40-20:18 April 4, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti Here at our church we have been going through the Gospel of John. John was one of Jesus’s closest followers during his earthly ministry. He knew Jesus personally. He […]


Readings from the Church Fathers

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Following an FPC tradition, Pastor Nicoletti reads three Easter sermons from great Christians throughout history, having the congregation guess the author of each one. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892


A Tale of Four Gardens, John 19:40-20:18

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “A Tale of Four Gardens” John 19:40-20:18 April 4, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti Here at our church we have been going through the Gospel of John. John was one of Jesus’s closest followers during his earthly ministry. He knew Jesus personally. He […]


Jesus, Dead and Buried, John 19:38-42

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Jesus, Dead and Buried” John 19:38-42 March 28, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We come this morning to John 19:38-42. Jesus has been crucified. Jesus has died, and his death has been confirmed by the Roman soldiers. And now Jesus, dead, is buried. […]


The Confession of St. Patrick, Hebrews 12:1-2

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Confession of St. Patrick” March 21, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti Introduction: Our starting point this evening is Hebrews 12:1-2. Please listen carefully, for this is God’s word for us this evening: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud […]


The Church & the Cross, John 19:23-37

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Church & the Cross” John 19:23-37 March 21, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We return this morning to John 19:23-37. Last Lord’s Day we looked at this passage and considered the relationship between the cross and our individual guilt. This morning we […]


Guilt & the Cross, John 19:23-37

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Guilt and the Cross” John 19:23-37 March 14, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti We continue, this morning, in the Gospel of John, and his account of the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for us […]


The Consequences of Sin, 2 Samuel 12:1-31

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Responding to the Consequences of Sin” 2 Samuel 12:1-31 March 7, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti We come tonight to Second Samuel chapter twelve for a third and final time. In chapter eleven we have the serious moral failing of David, as he […]


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 […]


Jesus’ Family, Matthew 1:1-25

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Jesus’ Family” Matthew 1:1-25 – February 28, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, WA Pastor Nathaniel H. Gutiérrez Before we read the passage this evening, I would like to give an introduction, so we have a context for what I’ll be preaching through next. What is next? While […]


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 […]


Confession of Sin, 2 Samuel 12:1-15a and Psalm 51

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Confession of Sin” 2 Samuel 12:1-15a & Psalm 51 February 21, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Evening Service Pastor Nicoletti We come tonight to Second Samuel chapter twelve for a second time. In chapter eleven we have the serious moral fall of David. He commits adultery with […]


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 […]


The Denials of Peter, John 18:12-28a (Part 2)

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Denials of Peter” John 18:12-28a (Part 2) February 14, 2021 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti This morning we return to John 18:12-28. Last Lord’s Day we looked at this passage and focused on the trial of Jesus. This morning we return to the […]