Reimagine Your Legacy

January 22, 2019

After Jesus was crucified, the Disciples had to reimagine what their lives would look like. By the power of the Spirit, we must also think deeply about how we are going to invest in the next generation. 

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How You Can Build a Legacy that Lasts

January 14, 2019

In Matthew 7:24-29, Jesus talked about building a house on a good foundation. In this sermon, pastor Luke shared from this passage of scripture three keys to building a lasting legacy. 

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Legacy: Investing in the Future

January 9, 2019

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. 

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Looking Back at 2018 (Niki Wolter)

December 31, 2018

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! 

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Advent: Joyful Surrender (Philippians 2:1-11)

December 24, 2018

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. 

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Advent: Embarrassing Details, Questionable Characters, & a Savior for All

December 18, 2018

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!

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Advent: Be like the Shepherds

December 11, 2018

Reading the story of the Shepherds in Luke 2, pastor Luke shared five things to learn from the shepherds that will help us avoid being a grinch during the holiday season. 

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Advent: Be Intentional

December 3, 2018

Building off of John 1:1-14, pastor Luke shared about how we can celebrate and feast on Christmas with others. But first we started with our top five awkward moments of Christmas! 

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The Reason for Faith: How can you believe in the Resurrection?

November 26, 2018

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." 

Recommended Resources:

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.

 

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The Reason for Faith: Hasn’t science disproved Christianity? And do miracles really exist?

November 19, 2018

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. 

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