In the first sermon for our series, "Legacy," pastor Luke looked at Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and explored the implications of what it means to intentionally live our lives with the goal of leaving a lasting legacy for Jesus.
In pastor Niki Wolter's first sermon at the Vineyard, she led us through a time of looking back over the year and celebrating all that God has done. This accompanied our video recap (found at YouTube)! Great job, Niki!
Working through Philippians 2:1-11, pastor Luke shared how transformative the message of grace is for followers of Jesus! In fact, the Apostle Paul, when challenging the church in the ancient city of Philippi to be more loving, appealed to the Incarnation as an example of humility.
The Gospel of Matthew records the story of Jesus's birth, beginning with his genealogy. What can we learn from Jesus's genealogy? In this sermon, pastor Luke shared how the embarrassing details and the questionable characters in the story help us understand God's intention with the Incarnation!
In the last sermon in our series on answering tough questions or common objections to Christianity, pastor Luke addressed the resurrection of Jesus. In contrast to other religions, Christianity has always invited skeptics to evaluate the evidence for her claims. Looking to three of the strongest evidences for the resurrection of Jesus, this sermon explored the implications of 1 Corinthians 15 and what Paul called the things of "most importance."
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary Habermas & Michael Licona.
Did the Resurrection Happen?, by Gary Habermas & Antony Flew.
Raised with Christ: How the Resurrection Changes Everything, by Adrian Warnock.
Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything, by Steven Mathewson
The Resurrection of the Son of God, by N. T. Wright.
The Resurrection of Jesus, by Michael Licona.
Surprised by Hope, by N. T. Wright.
Many people assume there is a conflict between science and faith and that science has disproven the Bible. Others reject Christianity because they do not believe that miracles exist. In this talk, pastor Luke shares a variety of ways that Christians interpret Genesis and the creation story as well as explains why a purely naturalistic worldview that's opposed to the existence of miracles is a logically incoherent perspective.