We Are Vineyard- Walking with a Limp

If you read the New Testament, you can’t help but know who the Apostle Paul is. He wrote most of it, was one the Church’s earliest leaders, a Pharisee with a miraculous conversion, and responsible for starting countless new churches throughout the Mediterranean. I don’t know if you do this or not, but when I’m […]

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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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Study after study in the last quarter-century reveals that American Christians are increasingly not reading or engaging their Bibles, don’t engage their Bibles, and don’t know their Bibles. A recent Lifeway Study reveals how often people read their Bibles: 19% – Every day 26% – A few times a week 14% – Once a week […]

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Mother Teresa is known throughout the world as having started multiple ministries to the homeless and impoverished of India. I once knew a girl who was taken in by one of her orphanages and adopted by an American couple. Writing about her early days as a Nun, Mother Teresa says, “I was traveling to Darjeeling […]

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How do I know if I’m saved?

As a kid I was made to go to church, as were some of you. Sunday morning, Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, revival services…you name it I was in church. And while it was the same 30-40 people every single week, we regular heard the pastor call us to confess our sins and accept Jesus Christ […]

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On Thursday I was sitting in a classroom and watch an interaction with one of our students at the school. He was sitting there, computer off, doing nothing, and talking to people around him. The teacher asked him to quiet down and get back to work. He said, “I was working, but I had a […]

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Leaving Leviticus

Way back in February we started a journey through one of the more difficult books of the Bible. Leviticus is not known for its easy reading nor its accessibility. It is a tough book. Today is the last day of the series and I wanted to take some time to reflect on some of the […]

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The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement or Day of Purification, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish faith. It is the culmination of a 10 day observance known as the Days of Awe, and marks the end of one year and the beginning of a new year in the Jewish calendar. Beside […]

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Clean and Unclean

A few weeks ago Lori and I were at the Improv Comedy performance and they were asking people about how they tried to lose weight. One person said they went on protein shakes for this huge amount of time. Another person talked about diet pills. Someone else talked about the All meat diet while someone […]

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