This week we had a guest speaker, Josh Carpenter. Josh is one of the pastors at Sunrise Bible Fellowship here in Red Bluff. In this sermon, Josh talked about the implications of Matthew 5:13-16 and challenged us to generously be a salt and a light in our community.
Luke Geraty, one of our pastors, started this sermon by sharing a bit of how the Vineyard has been involved in serving the community in light of the recent shooting that took place in Rancho Tehama and then shared more about why generosity is such an important quality for followers of Jesus to express!
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!