Vineyard Assembly of God Sermons 
 
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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

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.
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  • 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.

Dec 24, 2017
2017-12-24 Christmas Prophecies
Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Matthew records FOUR prophecies about Jesus, each written hundreds of years prior to Jesus' birth, that were all specifically fulfilled by Jesus.  Only the Bible dares make such detailed predictions of the future, and only the Bible has a 100% accurate record of seeing its predictions fulfilled.
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  • Dec 24, 20172017-12-24 Christmas Prophecies
    Dec 24, 2017
    2017-12-24 Christmas Prophecies
    Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Matthew records FOUR prophecies about Jesus, each written hundreds of years prior to Jesus' birth, that were all specifically fulfilled by Jesus.  Only the Bible dares make such detailed predictions of the future, and only the Bible has a 100% accurate record of seeing its predictions fulfilled.
  • Dec 17, 20172017-12-17 Christmas Character
    Dec 17, 2017
    2017-12-17 Christmas Character
    One of the most important men in history was a Jewish carpenter named Joseph.  A man handpicked by God to be the step-father of Jesus, yet, the Bible doesn't record a single word that this man said - instead, the Bible records what this man did.  A person's character is known by what they do, not by what they say and in this message, we see the kind of character that God is looking for in all of us.
  • Dec 10, 20172017-12-10 Christmas Healings
    Dec 10, 2017
    2017-12-10 Christmas Healings
    Jesus came into this world to bring healing to us from ALL of the effects of our sins.  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a look at three major healings that Jesus brought (and brings) to us through His birth.
  • Dec 3, 20172017-12-03 Christmas Questions(1)
    Dec 3, 2017
    2017-12-03 Christmas Questions(1)
    When they were visited by the angel Gabriel, both Zechariah and Mary asked a question.  Zechariah's question was predicated by his lack of faith in God, and Mary's question was predicated by her faith in God.  What questions are you asking when you are confronted by the often challenging and difficult teachings and promises in the Bible? 
  • Nov 26, 20172017-11-26 Christmas Choices(1)
    Nov 26, 2017
    2017-11-26 Christmas Choices(1)
    We all make choices.  Usually we're concerned about making RIGHT choices instead of WRONG choices.  The message of Christmas, however, isn't about making right or wrong choices, but about choosing to make the BEST choices instead of merely making GOOD choices.  In this message, we see how the shepherds of Bethlehem made the BEST choices, and we're challenged to do the same.

Nov 19, 2017
2017-11-19 Living Thanksgiving
Most of us think of the Thanksgiving holiday as something we do, but Thanksgiving (especially for Christians) is supposed to be something that we live!  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a look at the three annual festivals of thanksgiving that God asked the ancient Israelites to celebrate, and what their message is for us today.
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  • Nov 19, 20172017-11-19 Living Thanksgiving
    Nov 19, 2017
    2017-11-19 Living Thanksgiving
    Most of us think of the Thanksgiving holiday as something we do, but Thanksgiving (especially for Christians) is supposed to be something that we live!  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a look at the three annual festivals of thanksgiving that God asked the ancient Israelites to celebrate, and what their message is for us today.
  • Nov 12, 20172017-11-12 The Missing Ingredient
    Nov 12, 2017
    2017-11-12 The Missing Ingredient
    Whenever a single ingredient is missing in cooking, in chemistry, in business, people can taste, feel, and sense that the end-product is deficient in some way.  As Christians, we pride ourselves in having faith, being able to quote the promises of God from the Bible, and telling others about Jesus Christ - BUT - we often lack a vital missing ingredient, Thanksgiving!
 

 


Nov 5, 2017
2017-11-05 Is Worship Your Window or Your Mirror
God intends our worship to be a window through which we can see Him and feel the refreshing wind of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Regrettably, we often make worship a mirror by which we focus on ourselves rather than on God. 
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  • Nov 5, 20172017-11-05 Is Worship Your Window or Your Mirror
    Nov 5, 2017
    2017-11-05 Is Worship Your Window or Your Mirror
    God intends our worship to be a window through which we can see Him and feel the refreshing wind of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Regrettably, we often make worship a mirror by which we focus on ourselves rather than on God. 
  • Oct 29, 20172017-10-29 Will You Meet God In The Dark
    Oct 29, 2017
    2017-10-29 Will You Meet God In The Dark
    In Exodus chapter 20, Moses goes to meet God "in the thick darkness."  When Jesus hung on the cross for our sins, darkness covered the sunlight.  Jesus has entered into the darkness of our lives - our pain, our regrets, our sins, our idols - and invites us to come and meet with Him there in our darkness, so we can be healed.
  • Oct 22, 20172017-10-22 Where We Hide Our Idols
    Oct 22, 2017
    2017-10-22 Where We Hide Our Idols
    An idol is a manufactured god - a god we make for ourselves that we shape our lives around in exchange for security, identity, and comfort.  It is entirely possible for Christians to have idols in addition to their faith in Jesus Christ.  In this message from Exodus 20, Pastor Matt discovers where Christians hide their idols - so we can uncover our own idols, and remove them.