What kind of a community is the Vineyard? In this podcast, from our 11am service, we considered what it means to be a "center set" movement / church and how this plays out in our understanding of discipleship and community.
Have you ever noticed that throughout the Gospels, Jesus is constantly being interrupted by people? In this sermon, pastor Luke looked at how Jesus lived his life always seeing interruptions and inconveniences as opportunities to glorify his heavenly Father and to extend grace to people.
During the 11am service, pastor Luke shared some thoughts on being more intentional to invite and welcome people, based on applying Romans 15:7.
Luke, one of our pastors, shared a short message on the relationship between the Holy Spirit and water baptism. Building off of Romans 6:1:5, we heard how the Spirit orients followers of Jesus around the death and burial of Christ as well as his Resurrection and newness of life.
Jesus declared that his followers, those whom believe in him, would be given the River of Life -- the Holy Spirit. In this sermon, pastor Luke shared how this applies into the lives of our community. The Spirit's work is dynamic and living and a relationship that Jesus invites us to experience deeply!
Jesus said that he would build up his Church. How does he build his Church? The Apostle Paul taught in 1 Corinthians that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to the Church so that the Church can build itself up. In this sermon, pastor Luke shared how the Vineyard can apply Paul's teaching in 1 Corinthians 12.
What is the relationship between the Holy Spirit and worship? And what exactly is worship? In this sermon, pastor Luke looked at Romans 12:1-2 and discussed what worship is and how it's a formative practice shaping followers of Jesus into the image of Christ.
In this sermon, pastor Luke showed the connection between the Holy Spirit and prayer, as well as spent time talking about how the prayer expressions that introverts and extroverts tend to express can be empowered by the Spirit and that both intimate and outward focused prayer are needed.
What is God like? How would you describe God's feelings for you? Understanding the heart of the Father is one of the most important realities we can experience! In this sermon for Father's Day 2017, pastor Luke shared about how the essence of God's character is love.
The Gospels go out of their way to connect the life of Jesus to the work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is connected to Jesus' birth, baptism, ministry, death, and the Resurrection. In this sermon, pastor Luke gave an overview of the relationship between Jesus and the Spirit and what the implications are for Jesus' followers.