Introducing our new series on the paradox of generosity, pastor Luke framed the sermon series by looking at how empiracal social science research has conclusively demonstrated that Jesus' words in Luke 6:38 ("give, and you will receive") are facts!
For three days, pastor Luke spent time participating in the Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue at the Univeristy of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. In this sermon, Luke shares some thoughts on how the Vineyard can continue to both value and pursue Church unity with other denominations, while also maintaining a commitment to our theology, values, and distinctives.
Looking to Psalm 23, pastors Dawn and Luke continued our series "What is God like?" and considered how God is generous. Despite the way culture causes us to often think we have earn God's favor, what we see in Scripture is that God is generous with his grace, mercy, and love.
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.