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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We are starting a new message series today called We Are Vineyard! For those of you who don’t know, we are part of a larger movement of churches who associate together based around some core philosophies. We are independent churches, led by some pretty independent pastors and leaders…but we have some core things in common. […]

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What about divorce?

I have the longest running marriage in my family for 3 generations. For the last intact marriage in my family, you have to go back to my Great-Grandparents. When my grandmother got married, she knew my grandfather had problems. He was an alcoholic. He might have cheated on her. But he was hardworking, she loved […]

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Does God Hate Gay People?

We have been working through some pretty tough, but good questions as part of our Got Questions? Message Series Questions that many of us have probably wanted to ask for a long time, and haven’t for some reason.  The next two weeks we have what probably are our toughest two questions. I think these are […]

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Can faith and science go together?

A little boy comes to his dad asks, “Dad, where did human beings come from?” and his father says, “Well, we descended from apes.” The little boy goes to his mom. “Mom, where did human beings come from?” She says, “We were created by God in His image.” The boy says, “But Dad said we […]

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A few years ago I got a call from my grandmother with a Bible question. She has been a Christian since she was 18 or so. When I lived with her throughout my teenage years, I would wake up in the morning and she would have been awake for hours praying and reading her Bible. […]

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For a while, I was very resistant and antagonistic to church. Growing up I had been fed the party line about God, the church, and the Bible…but there came a time when I started asking some tougher and deeper questions. When they wouldn’t or couldn’t answer them it pushed me away. Some people are really […]

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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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What is Baptism with the Holy Spirit?

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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