In Acts 6, the early church was confronted with the challenge of dealing with the needs of a growing church and meeting the needs of individuals. In this sermon, pastor Luke explained how this tension is normal for growing churches and that applying what we learn from Acts 6 means we can continue to grow as a church and also see the needs of individuals met.
Beginning the sermon series, Living in Community, pastor Luke provided a description for what community is, why it is important, and, based on Hebrews 10:23-25, explained what should be taking place in community.
Preaching from Matt. 13:1-23, pastor Luke taught on why Jesus used parables (stories) and how this story focused on the Sower, the Seed, and the Soil. This passage challenges us to consider what type of "soil" our heart is but also challenges us to think about what type of farmer Jesus is!
Jesus, as he prepared his disciples for his crucifixion, told them to love each other as he loved. In this sermon, pastor Luke explored what it means to love and how Jesus demonstrated love during his ministry.
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!