The mission of Brighton First Presbyterian Church is to promote the joy and opportunities of a Christ-Centered Life.

  • We value diversity where everyone is welcome in a comfortable environment.
  • We strive to affirm His presence and ministry through worship, teaching, music, children’s programs and mission which unites us in serving our Lord.
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"Follow Me" (Matthew 4:12-23)

Pastor Matt Coplen, January 22, 2017
Part of the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton series, preached at a Sunday Morning service


About Pastor Matt Coplen:

The Reverend Matt Coplen is a 1997 graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. Previously, he attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

In his 15 years of ordained ministry, Matt has found a growing appreciation for the community’s worship of God as the focal and energizing point for a congregation’s ministry and mission to the world around it. Matt is fond of saying, if only to himself some days, that “God gathers us together…for the purpose of sending us out.”

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Matthew 4:12-23

12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. (ESV)

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January 2017

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  • Ugly Quilt Project
  • Camp Gladiator Class
  • Personnel Committee Meeting
  • CC Homeschool Group
  • Cub Scout Pack#193
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal
  • Camp Gladiator Class
  • Bell Choir Rehearsal
  • Iglesia Espiritual Bible Study
  • Church Office Closed
  • Youth Group
  • Central Visitation Program
  • Orchestra Rehearsal
  • Brighton Orchestra Rehearsal
  • Early Worship
  • Adult Sunday School
  • Central Visitation Program
  • Joy Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Second Service
  • First Kids
  • Youth Group
  • Iglesia Espiritual Church
  • Brighton Music
  • Elmwood Practice
  • Camp Gladiator Class

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