Gathered Around the Manger-Joseph

This morning, we are continuing our message series called Gathered Around the Manger by looking at rarely talked about member of the group…Joseph. It is one of the few times in Scripture, or all of history really, where the primary male figure has such a hidden and unspoken role…and yet his decisions and his influence […]

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Jonah-Why We Hate Grace

Show video clip of Instant Karma Does anyone else want to cheer when they watch that? I’ve told the story before of how I drove about 5 miles out of my way just to watch a guy, who was speeding, get pulled over by the cop he blew past and didn’t see. We love to […]

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We Are Vineyard- Everyone Gets to Play

At the school where I work the kids love to play basketball. Every lunch is one long game of basketball. Every break is a game of basketball. Some of the kids are really pretty good. Some are really bad. And most think they are God’s gift to basketball…but aren’t. There are two guys in particular […]

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We Are Vineyard- Come As You Are

Have you ever noticed how hard it is just getting to church on a Sunday morning? You are tired from the week, and sleeping in sounds so much better than facing the struggle to get to church. There are also all of those chores that didn’t get done yesterday…or you couldn’t do yesterday because you […]

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We are Vineyard: Rescuers of People

A few years ago Lori, Bri, and I were at the Vineyard National Conference in Southern California. One of the “meetings” we attended for church planters took place on Balboa Beach with hippie worship leader and some great food. Bri and a group of teenagers were roaming the beach watching the surfers, playing in the […]

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Today we are continuing our message series We are Vineyard. We have been looking at some of the things that make us different from other churches. Not better than others, just different. We are not the only ones going to heaven; many people are going to get to heaven and discover that all those people […]

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Today, we are continuing our message series We Are Vineyard by looking at one of the most important theological statements of the Vineyard. We say it like this: We are people of the Kingdom. For us, living in 21st Century America where we have elections and vote it may seem like an outdated concept to […]

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What is love?

How do you define love? If you are like most people…you answers are scattered all across the spectrum. Merriam Webster defines it as: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person On a website called canyoudefinelove.com People write in their answers…some are obviously better than others. “Love is like DNA: Different for Everyone.” […]

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Matthew 7:1

Have you ever met someone who consistently uses a word or phrase wrongly? One of my favorite movies has a running joke about misusing a word… This actually happens in real life… When I was in college I was part of a ministry team that travelled around to different churches in the area. It was […]

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