Vineyard Assembly of God Sermons 
 
Join with us in worship and in hearing inspiring preaching and teaching from the Holy Bible, God’s Word to humanity.  Allow the Holy Spirit to ignite a passion for following Jesus Christ in your heart, and thereby transform your life!
 
 
 
 
 
Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 
                                                                                           1 Corinthians 1:20-21

Sep 23, 2018
2018-09-23 More Important Matters
In (Matthew 23:23) Jesus identifies what he calls the "More Important Matters" - Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness.  In a Christianity often afflicted by cause/effect legalistic teachings Christians need to understand the necessity of living lives of Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness in order to adequately reflect Jesus.
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  • Sep 23, 20182018-09-23 More Important Matters
    Sep 23, 2018
    2018-09-23 More Important Matters
    In (Matthew 23:23) Jesus identifies what he calls the "More Important Matters" - Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness.  In a Christianity often afflicted by cause/effect legalistic teachings Christians need to understand the necessity of living lives of Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness in order to adequately reflect Jesus.
  • Sep 16, 20182018.09.16 Transformational Tithing
    Sep 16, 2018
    2018.09.16 Transformational Tithing
    The practice of tithing has been subjected to a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation.  In this message; Pastor Matt explains what tithing is, answers the key objections to tithing, and shows that when tithing is practiced (out of love for God by faith) it is transformational to both the local church and yourself.

Sep 2, 2018
2018-09-02 Encouraging Church
The best way to encourage Christians and non-Christians to come to church is to be an Encouraging Church!  Not a church that relies on platitudes, clichés, catch-phrases, and gimmicks - but a church, an assembly of people who sincerely believe and live out their faith in Jesus Christ together.
That is Christianity!
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  • Sep 2, 20182018-09-02 Encouraging Church
    Sep 2, 2018
    2018-09-02 Encouraging Church
    The best way to encourage Christians and non-Christians to come to church is to be an Encouraging Church!  Not a church that relies on platitudes, clichés, catch-phrases, and gimmicks - but a church, an assembly of people who sincerely believe and live out their faith in Jesus Christ together.
    That is Christianity!
  • Aug 26, 20182018-08-26 Decide!
    Aug 26, 2018
    2018-08-26 Decide!
    Whenever we Christians try to live our lives apart from Jesus (or treating Jesus as an accessory to our lives) eventually we spiritually stagnate.  Instead, we need to decide to live the Jesus-Life of devotion and action to keep ourselves from stagnating spiritually.
  • Aug 19, 20182018-08-19 Our Core Relationships
    Aug 19, 2018
    2018-08-19 Our Core Relationships
    A primary source of discouragement in people's lives are their "core relationships" - marriage, family, and work.  This sermon looks at a controversial selection of the Bible and discovers that it really isn't controversial at all as it tells us how to approach whatever relationship we're in in a way that is personally empowering and ultimately glorifying to Jesus Christ!
  • Aug 5, 20182018.08.05 Be Free & Be Filled
    Aug 5, 2018
    2018.08.05 Be Free & Be Filled
    One of the heaviest discouragements Christians sometimes impose on themselves and on others is the burden of man-made rules and expectations which are used as tools for measuring a person's spiritual maturity as a Christian.  This is nothing more than legalism!  In this message, Pastor Matt shares God's desire for us to Be Free from legalism and Be Filled with the freedom of experiencing the presence and power of Jesus.
  • Jul 22, 20182018-07-22 Resiliency and Christ-Centered Christianity
    Jul 22, 2018
    2018-07-22 Resiliency and Christ-Centered Christianity
     In practice, Christians tend to build a performance-centered, personality-centered, product-centered, or problem-centered faith rather than a faith that is completely centered on Jesus Christ.  Because we're naturally not resilient when it comes to the tragedies, difficulties, and crises of life any faith that isn't centered on Jesus Christ will lead to discouragement.  Only Christ-centered Christianity is resilient Christianity.
  • Jul 15, 20182018-07-15 The Choices of Pain
    Jul 15, 2018
    2018-07-15 The Choices of Pain
    Anyone who has experienced physical, psychological, and spiritual pain knows that pain can lead us into discouragement - about life, about ourselves, about people, and about God.  However, the Bible teaches that through faith in Jesus Christ we have the option, the choice to not be discouraged when we experience pain in this life.
  • Jun 24, 20182018-06-24 Blurry Christ – Blurry Christianity
    Jun 24, 2018
    2018-06-24 Blurry Christ – Blurry Christianity
    It is a fact that Christians can and do become discouraged about their Christianity.  In this message we see how this discouragement isn't caused by God's performance but by our perception of Jesus.  If we have a blurry, unclear view of who Jesus is then we will have a blurry, unclear view of what our Christianity is.
  • Jun 17, 20182018-06-17 Undiscovered Possibilities
    Jun 17, 2018
    2018-06-17 Undiscovered Possibilities
    Many Christians live with chronic discouragement.  Like a bad knee or a bad back, chronic discouragement hinders our ability to respond fully to Jesus Christ.  When we're chronically discouraged we tend to settle for second-best.  It is important to realize that overcoming chronic discouragement doesn't require more prayer - it requires a different perspective.
  • Jun 10, 20182018-06-10 What I Wish I Knew
    Jun 10, 2018
    2018-06-10 What I Wish I Knew
    People are longing for Christians to give them real hope and real encouragement and not just another empty spiritual platitude or pep-talk.  In this message from (Colossians 1:1-2) Pastor Matt takes a look at Who we are and What we have in Jesus Christ that Christians to offer real hope and real encouragement to everyone who needs it.

Apr 1, 2018
2018-04-01 The Empty Gifts of Jesus
 !!! RESURRECTION SUNDAY !!!
Usually, we think of emptiness as something bad - but sometimes, empty is very good!  In this message, Pastor Matt shares about what Jesus left for us - an Empty Cross and an Empty Tomb - and what these Empty Gifts of Jesus mean for us today.
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  • Apr 1, 20182018-04-01 The Empty Gifts of Jesus
    Apr 1, 2018
    2018-04-01 The Empty Gifts of Jesus
     !!! RESURRECTION SUNDAY !!!
    Usually, we think of emptiness as something bad - but sometimes, empty is very good!  In this message, Pastor Matt shares about what Jesus left for us - an Empty Cross and an Empty Tomb - and what these Empty Gifts of Jesus mean for us today.
  • Mar 25, 20182018-03-25 Warm Hands, Cold Hearts
    Mar 25, 2018
    2018-03-25 Warm Hands, Cold Hearts
    Sometimes, as Christians, our hands grow warm through the work for God that we're doing - but our hearts grow cold through a lack of love for the Person and Presence of the Holy Spirit being active in and through the work God has asked us to do. 
  • Mar 18, 20182018-03-18 Let the Little Children Come
    Mar 18, 2018
    2018-03-18 Let the Little Children Come
    With a death-toll far higher than that of modern wars, the AIDS pandemic, drug overdoses, gun violence, and terrorism - the abortion of millions of voiceless, defenseless children is the great sin and tragedy of our society.  Abortions even occur among Christians!  Yet Christians need to rise above the politics to realize that every abortion also represents a woman in intense need.
  • Mar 11, 20182018-03-11 A High Tolerance for Pain
    Mar 11, 2018
    2018-03-11 A High Tolerance for Pain
    A high tolerance for pain can lead you to disregard caring for sickness and injuries - thereby causing greater problems later on.  Today's Christian Church (called the Body of Christ in the Bible) has a high tolerance for the pain of false-teachings, a problem and a pain that Jesus Christ himself had three specific words for.
  • Mar 4, 20182018-03-04 To Break Every Chain
    Mar 4, 2018
    2018-03-04 To Break Every Chain
    As humans, we're capable of becoming addicted to anything.  Jesus died on the cross for us so that we could be free from every chain of sin and addiction.  In this message we learn about the practices that keep people, even sincere Christians, captive to addictions and how to break free through the power of Jesus Christ.
  • Feb 25, 20182018-02-25 Beyond Racism
    Feb 25, 2018
    2018-02-25 Beyond Racism
    Racism is a universal human problem that is rooted in the sin of pride, the self-flattering lie that says, "I am better than you and you are worse than me."  Racism is more than a social problem, it is a heart problem that the Bible not only identifies but also has the answer for.
  • Feb 18, 20182018-02-18 Preparing for the Flood
    Feb 18, 2018
    2018-02-18 Preparing for the Flood
    Our society has seen an increase in violence - not only in America but also around the world.  Why?  The Bible makes it clear that it is our tolerance of sin in ourselves and in our society that has unleashed a flood of violence, and human government and education doesn't have the answer.  The only answer is found in a changed heart through a true faith in Jesus Christ.
    Apologies: Due to a technical problem there is audio only for this Service & Message, there is no video.

 


Jan 28, 2018
2018-01-28 Ruth, From Loving to Loved
In this message about Ruth, we learn how people who can't love (because of trauma, pain, resentment, or bitterness) need love - and how people who make a choice to love those who believe themselves to be unlovely or unloveable will themselves be greatly loved. 
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  • Jan 28, 20182018-01-28 Ruth, From Loving to Loved
    Jan 28, 2018
    2018-01-28 Ruth, From Loving to Loved
    In this message about Ruth, we learn how people who can't love (because of trauma, pain, resentment, or bitterness) need love - and how people who make a choice to love those who believe themselves to be unlovely or unloveable will themselves be greatly loved. 
  • Jan 21, 20182018-01-21 Boaz, From Faithful to Fruitful
    Jan 21, 2018
    2018-01-21 Boaz, From Faithful to Fruitful
    Boaz was an admirable man; a solid, dependable, moral, faithful follower of God.  Today, we would call Boaz a model-citizen and an ideal-Christian.  However, with Boaz we learn that being faithful is only half of the story - God also wants us to be fruitful.
  • Jan 7, 20182018-01-07 Naomi, From Bitter to Blessed
    Jan 7, 2018
    2018-01-07 Naomi, From Bitter to Blessed
    Naomi was a woman embittered by a cascade of difficulties in life - the deaths of her husband and both of her sons, and a sudden drop into abject poverty.  Despite her extreme bitterness against God, God in his extreme love worked in the circumstances of her life to help her move from bitter to blessed in her heart, mind, and life.
  • Dec 31, 20172017-12-31 Rahab, From Ruined to Redeemed
    Dec 31, 2017
    2017-12-31 Rahab, From Ruined to Redeemed
    In the family of Jesus, there was a woman named Rahab.  She was a woman who (although outwardly prosperous) was inwardly ruined - yet, God didn't reject her but instead completely redeemed her!  No human life is too ruined for God to love, no human heart is too damaged for God to heal.