Continuing our series on Gospel & Community, pastor Luke looked at Hebrews 10:24-25 and discussed why gathering together is such an important aspect of the Church.
Please overlook the sound quality issues as we were unable to record via our usual process and had to pull audio from the Facebook Live feed!
In this sermon, pastor Luke looked at Romans 12:9-21, especially the Apostle Paul's invitation for us to "always be prepared to show hospitality." As a church that values the relationship between the gospel, community, and mission, the role of showing kindness to others is a powerful means of making a difference in people's lives. After all, as Luke points out, much of the Roman Empire was evangelized for Christ due to hospitality!
Check out the book that Luke mentioned, Total Church. It's a really helpful and practical read!
What kind of a community is the Vineyard? In this podcast, from our 11am service, we considered what it means to be a "center set" movement / church and how this plays out in our understanding of discipleship and community.
Building on John 1:1-13's emphasis on becoming God's children, pastor Luke shared a message on the stages of Christian discipleship through the lens of Adoption -- "Becoming, Being, and Birthing God's Children."