The Church as a Missional Ship, Navigating toward the Kingdom

July 17, 2018

In Matt. 16:18, Jesus said that he would build his Church. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians that church leaders would equip the Church to build the Church. 

In this sermon, pastor Luke talked about how a beautiful metaphor for the Church is that of a ship, yet the ship is a missional ship and it's navigating toward the Kingdom. 


The Church is a Garden

July 10, 2018

The Bible uses many mataphors and pictures to describe what the Church is. In this sermon, pastor Luke explored how the picture of a garden or vineyard is very fitting for the community of God's kingdom. 


God is Near the Brokenhearted: The Stoll FIre

June 24, 2018

The Stoll Fire caused a significant amount of loss for the city of Red Bluff. In order to process this event, pastor Luke spent some time talking about suffering and the work of the Spirit, pressing into Psalm 34:18. We also spent time praying together. 


Kickin’ It Old Skool: Father Abraham

June 18, 2018

For Father's Day, we looked at the calling of Abraham in Genesis 12, specifically considering what it means to be blessed to be a blessing. We apologize for the audio quality! 


Kickin’ It Old Skool: David & Goliath

June 10, 2018

The story of David and Goliath, found in 1 Samuel 17, is one of the most well known stories from the Old Testament! In this sermon pastor Luke told the story with great detail and explained why it is such an encouraging story for the Church! 


The Holy Spirit and Prayer

May 29, 2018

In Luke 11:1-13, Jesus teaches on the priorities of prayer and shares how his followers will be both persistent and passionate about God's kingdom and the work of the Spirit! In this sermon, pastor Luke explores the relationship between the Spirit and prayer in a sermon titled, "More prayer, More Holy Spirit; More Holy Spirit, More prayer." 


Hearing from God: Learning the Language of the Spirit

May 22, 2018

In John 10, Jesus declared that his sheep hear his voice -- so how God does speak to us? The Vineyard was honored to have Krystal Burke share the message on hearing from God as part of our Holy Spirit sermon series! Krystal shared four different ways that God speaks to us and had some wonderful illustrations to go along with it! 


What is the Relationship between the Holy Spirit and the Sacraments?

May 7, 2018

For 2,000 years, followers of Jesus have experienced God's grace through water baptism and Communion. In this sermon, pastor Luke explores what the relationship between the Spirit and the Sacraments are. 


The Holy Spirit and Church Unity

May 1, 2018

In Acts 2 we read that after the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church, the Church was in unity around Jesus and his mission. Yet often times when we speak about the Spirit, we speak only in terms of salvation and empowerment. What about the need to discuss the Spirit's role in the midst of conflict? 


Spirit Baptism: Being Immersed in the Spirit

April 23, 2018

The topic of the Baptism of the Spirit has been controversial in recent years. In this sermon, pastor Luke suggests that we should integrate the various approaches on Spirit baptism in an attempt to take all of Scripture as formative and not just a few select verses.