Vineyard Assembly of God Sermons

 
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Nov 1, 2020
2020-11-01 Faithful When God’s Will is Painful
"Faithful When God's Will is Painful"
(Matthew 26:36-46)
In this fallen, broken world there will be times when following the Will of God - His "good and acceptable and perfect will" will be painful.  Even Jesus experienced this most difficult test of faithfulness, and how he passed that test and remained faithful is both a challenge and an encouragement to all of us!
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  • Nov 1, 20202020-11-01 Faithful When God’s Will is Painful
    Nov 1, 2020
    2020-11-01 Faithful When God’s Will is Painful
    "Faithful When God's Will is Painful"
    (Matthew 26:36-46)
    In this fallen, broken world there will be times when following the Will of God - His "good and acceptable and perfect will" will be painful.  Even Jesus experienced this most difficult test of faithfulness, and how he passed that test and remained faithful is both a challenge and an encouragement to all of us!
  • Oct 25, 20202020-10-25 Faithful During Overwhelming Trauma
    Oct 25, 2020
    2020-10-25 Faithful During Overwhelming Trauma
    "Faithful During Overwhelming Trauma"
    (Revelation 2:10)
    Life has its difficulties and sometimes those difficulties take the form of traumatic events.  Christians are not immunized against experiencing traumatic events in their lives, yet when they come, they test our faith - because we expect God to somehow protect us from the traumatic events.  Instead, the Bible teaches that in this fallen world, traumas will happen but God is there to help us, heal us, and grow us IF we remain faithful.
  • Oct 18, 20202020-10-18 Faithful When Satan Blocks Your Plans
    Oct 18, 2020
    2020-10-18 Faithful When Satan Blocks Your Plans
    "Faithful When Satan Blocks Your Plans"
    (1 Thessalonians 2:17-20)
    In this passage, the Apostle Paul reveals an astounding insight into the cause of some of the problems and tests of our Christian walk - the fact that Satan can and does at times block your plans.  Often, when this happens, Christians are tempted to quit, but in this message we learn how to be faithful to Jesus when Satan blocks our plans.
  • Oct 11, 20202020-10-11 Faithful Despite Persecution
    Oct 11, 2020
    2020-10-11 Faithful Despite Persecution
    "Faithful Despite Persecution"
    (Acts 16:16-34)
    Persecution, both "soft" and "hard" presents Christians with special challenges and temptations regarding their faithfulness to Jesus.  The Bible warns Christians that "everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted," therefore, persecution is not something that Christians should neglect to prepare themselves for.  In this message, Pastor Matt explains the three main temptations that persecution will bring that will test the faithfulness of every Christian.
  • Sep 27, 20202020-09-27 Faithful During A Family Crisis
    Sep 27, 2020
    2020-09-27 Faithful During A Family Crisis
    "Faithful During A Family Crisis"
    (Philippians 4:6-7)
    Even the godliest families in the Bible experienced family crises and had to endure varying degrees of dysfunction.  As we look at the King David's family crisis in this message - we learn some key insights from God's Word about how to remain faithful to God when a family crisis strikes.
  • Sep 20, 20202020-09-20 Faithful When Facing Personal Failure
    Sep 20, 2020
    2020-09-20 Faithful When Facing Personal Failure
    "Faithful When Facing Personal Failure"
    (Micah 7:8-9) & (Psalm 118:17-19)
    In one way or another EVERY Christian will fail Jesus and fail themselves at some time in their lives.  The good news is that when we fail we don't have to end in failure IF we remain faithful to Jesus.  In this message, we take a look at King David in the Bible - a man who failed catastrophically but who ended in great success!
  • Sep 13, 20202020-09-13 Faithful When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan
    Sep 13, 2020
    2020-09-13 Faithful When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan
    "Faithful When Life Doesn't Go To Plan"
    (1 Samuel 16 & 19)
    A fact of life in this fallen world is that life doesn't always go to plan.  Accidents, disasters, catastrophes, the unexpected and unwanted does occur.  When this happens Christians need to realize that God not only tests our faith IN Him - He also tests our faithfulness TO Him.
  • Aug 30, 20202020-08-30 Faithful Despite Crushing Disappointment
    Aug 30, 2020
    2020-08-30 Faithful Despite Crushing Disappointment
    "Faithful Despite Crushing Disappointment"
    (Deuteronomy 3:23-28)
     
    Let's be honest - life doesn't always go the way we want it to.  In fact, things don't always come out how we've prayed for them to.  God doesn't always behave the way we would prefer Him to.  When these things happen we face crushing disappointments - disappointments that sometimes have to power to shake and even break our faith.  In this message we learn how to remain faithful despite the crushing disappointments that come.

Aug 23, 2020
2020-08-23 God’s Answer to False Prophets
"God's Answer to False Prophets"
(Micah 3:5-8)
During this difficult time of pandemic, social unrest, economic instability, political uncertainty, and moral depravity people are looking for answers and an epidemic of false prophets has risen up to afflict and exploit the Church.  Fortunately, the Bible has already given us guidance as to who the false prophets are, how to detect them, and how to discern and welcome the true prophets and teachers who have been called by Jesus to serve His Church.
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  • Aug 23, 20202020-08-23 God’s Answer to False Prophets
    Aug 23, 2020
    2020-08-23 God’s Answer to False Prophets
    "God's Answer to False Prophets"
    (Micah 3:5-8)
    During this difficult time of pandemic, social unrest, economic instability, political uncertainty, and moral depravity people are looking for answers and an epidemic of false prophets has risen up to afflict and exploit the Church.  Fortunately, the Bible has already given us guidance as to who the false prophets are, how to detect them, and how to discern and welcome the true prophets and teachers who have been called by Jesus to serve His Church.
  • Aug 16, 20202020-08-16 Your Kingdom Come
    Aug 16, 2020
    2020-08-16 Your Kingdom Come
    "Your Kingdom Come!"
    (Micah 4:1-5)
    One of the most encouraging messages that echos throughout the Bible is that the Kingdom of God has come into this world in the hearts and minds of genuine Christians, and that the Kingdom of God is coming to this world when Jesus returns to rule the nations with perfect justice, perfect peace, and perfect prosperity.  During these difficult times we live in today - be encouraged by this message!
  • Jul 26, 20202020-07-26 What Does God Require?
    Jul 26, 2020
    2020-07-26 What Does God Require?
    "What Does God Require?"
    (Micah 6:6-8)
    Without doubt, we are living in difficult times!  It is part of human nature that when facing difficulty, people often become desperate.  Since desperate people do desperate things, desperate Christians often turn in desperation to different practices and beliefs to try to get God to make their life normal again.  In this message, we see exactly what God requires of us whether the times are difficult or not - or whether we're desperate or not.
  • Jul 19, 20202020-07-19 Are You Tired of God
    Jul 19, 2020
    2020-07-19 Are You Tired of God
    "Are You Tired of God?"
    (Micah 6:1-5)
    As we move into a post-COVID-19 shutdown world, Barna Research Group released a study which found that one third of American Christians didn't bother to watch any online service during the shutdown.  Why?  Behind all the reasons and explanations the Bible tells us that people have grown tired of God, but God has not grown tired of His people!  Instead of giving up on following Jesus the Bible prescribes remembering all that Jesus has already done for you!
  • Jul 5, 20202020-07-05 Israel – The Proof of Prophecy
    Jul 5, 2020
    2020-07-05 Israel – The Proof of Prophecy
    "Israel: The Proof of Prophecy"
    (Micah 7:11-20)
    The evidence that we are living in the End Times is unmistakable as any comparison of the news and our world with Biblical prophecy will show.  Evidence, however, can be interpreted many different ways.  This is why the Bible presents Israel (the nation and the people) as irrefutable proof that God has kept and will keep ALL of His promises and prophecies!
  • Jun 28, 20202020-06-28 Finding Faith in Fearful Times
    Jun 28, 2020
    2020-06-28 Finding Faith in Fearful Times
    "Finding Faith in Fearful Times"
    (Micah 7:1-10)
    Coronavirus pandemic.  Economic disruption.  Political chaos.  Natural disasters.  Social disturbances.  Moral uncertainty.  That we are living in a time of anxiety, worry, and fear is beyond any debate - yet, the Bible gives us a prescription for finding a deeper faith in God that will carry us through the time of fear and despair to a place of victory in our hearts and minds.
  • Jun 21, 20202020-06-21 Don’t Wish – Have Faith
    Jun 21, 2020
    2020-06-21 Don’t Wish – Have Faith
    "Don't Wish - Have Faith"
    (Micah 2:6-11)
    When difficult, stressful events happen - or when we see these events happening on the news we often want to "wish them away," but we can't.  However, as Christians we can have faith in God that God can use even the most unpleasant events in a most extraordinary way!  Not only to fulfill His plan for the nations of the world, but also for us!

Jun 7, 2020
2020-06-07 Hurt & Hate – Healing & Hope: The Biblical Answer to Racism, Prejudice, and Bigotry
"Hurt & Hate - Healing & Hope"
"The Biblical Answer to Racism, Prejudice, and Bigotry"
(Galatians 3:26-29)
 
The Bible speaks very clearly and decisively against the sins of racism, prejudice, and bigotry that are a problem endemic to humanity.  The Bible's answer is faith in Jesus Christ and the heart change that only He can bring - a change that moves people out of the cycle of Hurt and Hate and into true Healing and Hope.
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  • Jun 7, 20202020-06-07 Hurt & Hate – Healing & Hope: The Biblical Answer to Racism, Prejudice, and Bigotry
    Jun 7, 2020
    2020-06-07 Hurt & Hate – Healing & Hope: The Biblical Answer to Racism, Prejudice, and Bigotry
    "Hurt & Hate - Healing & Hope"
    "The Biblical Answer to Racism, Prejudice, and Bigotry"
    (Galatians 3:26-29)
     
    The Bible speaks very clearly and decisively against the sins of racism, prejudice, and bigotry that are a problem endemic to humanity.  The Bible's answer is faith in Jesus Christ and the heart change that only He can bring - a change that moves people out of the cycle of Hurt and Hate and into true Healing and Hope.
  • May 24, 20202020-05-24 When Division Brings Multiplication
    May 24, 2020
    2020-05-24 When Division Brings Multiplication
    "When Division Brings Multiplication"
    (Acts 8:1-8) & (Acts 11:19-21)
    Reopening the church to public services in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis has been challenging as it has necessitated dividing the church into two groups meeting for two services.  In the early days of Christianity, there is a precedent where division that was caused by an unforeseen circumstance was utilized by God to produce unprecedented multiplication in the ministry of the Christian Church.
  • May 17, 20202020-05-16 What Will You Do with God’s Alarm?
    May 17, 2020
    2020-05-16 What Will You Do with God’s Alarm?
    "What Will You Do with God's Alarm?"
    (Joel 2:1)
    Of all the countries of the world, why has the United States suffered the most because of the COVID-19 pandemic?  Perhaps the reason is because the United States is whom to the wealthiest and most culturally influential body of Christians in the world - the American Church.  God is using our current circumstances to sound an alarm, a wake-up call to the American Church - will we listen?
  • May 10, 20202020-05-09 Rediscovering the LOST Supper
    May 10, 2020
    2020-05-09 Rediscovering the LOST Supper
    "Rediscovering the LOST Supper"
    (Mark 14:12-25)
     
    Christians throughout history and around the world celebrate four core ceremonies: gathering for worship & teaching, gathering for fellowship, gathering for prayer, and gathering for the Lord's Supper.  Of these ceremonies the Lord's Supper is the least well understood as Christians have tended to make it into something that it isn't.  In this message, we rediscover the beauty and the majesty of the Lord's Supper.
  • May 3, 20202020-05-03 An Encouraging Message About More Bad News
    May 3, 2020
    2020-05-03 An Encouraging Message About More Bad News
    "Än Encouraging Message About More Bad News"
    (Psalm 112:6-7)
     
    All of us have one of two ways of handling bad news - our way or God's way.  In this message some real-life examples from the Bible are looked at to see how our way of handling bad news is unhealthy and how God's way of handling bad news is healthy.
  • Apr 26, 20202020-04-26 Preparation for Restoration
    Apr 26, 2020
    2020-04-26 Preparation for Restoration
    "Preparation for Restoration"
    (1 Peter 5:5-11)
     
    In this encouraging and challenging message during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we learn that restoration always dependent upon operating in two parts: our preparation and God's promise.  The Bible already contains the steps we're to take to prepare for restoration and also reveals the nature of the restoration that God has promised for us.
  • Apr 19, 20202020-04-19 Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, Fickle World
    Apr 19, 2020
    2020-04-19 Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, Fickle World
    "Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, Fickle World"
    (Philippians 4:10-14)
     
    While we continue to endure the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and all the anxiety that it has created, it is necessary for Christians to keep a Balanced Faith during these unstable and uncertain times.  In this message, Pastor Matt points to the guidance already written in the Bible as the means by which we can keep a Balanced Faith in a Fearful, Foolish, and Fickle World.
  • Apr 12, 20202020-04-11 Christ, The Power of God
    Apr 12, 2020
    2020-04-11 Christ, The Power of God
    *** EASTER SUNDAY ~SPECIAL SERVICE ***
    "Christ, The Power of God"
    (Ephesians 1:18-21)
     
    In this message, we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ from the dead by realizing that the Resurrection of Jesus is the single greatest display of God's power.  As Christians, we are to walk by faith in the Resurrection Power of Jesus as that power is the true key to a lasting Revival.
  • Apr 5, 20202020-04-05 Through the Storm
    Apr 5, 2020
    2020-04-05 Through the Storm
     "Through the Storm"
    The global Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic and our current national emergency has produced an unprecedented storm of life for so many.  In this message, Pastor Matt looks at the life of Noah to to draw some lessons that together teach us that no matter how severe or prolonged the storm is - trusting in Jesus Christ is the only way through the storm to God's plan and purpose for you on the other side.
  • Mar 29, 20202020-03-28 The Other Side of Faith
    Mar 29, 2020
    2020-03-28 The Other Side of Faith
    "The Other Side of Faith"
     Faith in God is like a coin - it has two sides.  This message is about the human-side of having faith in God.  The side that we are often ashamed of and struggle with during our journey with Jesus - particularly during stressful and fearful times.  In this encouraging message from the life of Jacob, Pastor Matt describes how God accepts the human-side of having faith in God as faith!
  • Mar 22, 20202020-03-22 New Terms, Old Ideas
    Mar 22, 2020
    2020-03-22 New Terms, Old Ideas
    (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
    "New Terms - Old Ideas"
    During this Coronavirus pandemic, we've had new terms enter our vocabulary.  Such as, "self-quarantine, social distancing, and sheltering in place."  In this special message, Pastor Matt shows how these new terms are actually very old ideas that have a lot of relevance for Christians, and that Christians have an opportunity to use this crisis to grow spiritually stronger, healthier, and holier in our journey with Jesus.
  • Mar 15, 20202020-03-15 Coronavirus_Confronting Fear with Faith
    Mar 15, 2020
    2020-03-15 Coronavirus_Confronting Fear with Faith
    "Coronavirus: Confronting Fear with Faith"
    (1 Timothy 1:7)
    Panic buying. Fighting in retail stores, Internet rumors, States of emergency. A global pandemic.
    As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there is a great deal of uncertainty and fear gripping the world.  As Christians, as followers of Jesus Christ and heirs to all the promises of the Kingdom of God we have this opportunity to rise up and confront fear with faith.
     
  • Mar 1, 20202020-03-01 Christ’s Example of Humility
    Mar 1, 2020
    2020-03-01 Christ’s Example of Humility
    *** SPECIAL GUEST ***
    Max Brockmeyer - Missionary to Europe
    In his message titled, "Christ's Example of Humility," Max shares some insights about Jesus' character and how we're to imitate that character in our lives.  Max weaves these insights into the story of his journey onto the mission-field.
  • Jan 12, 20202020-01-12 Never Stop Praying
    Jan 12, 2020
    2020-01-12 Never Stop Praying
    Special Guest - Pastor Vandercleison Trindade 
     
    Serving as the pastor of Igreja Apostolica Evangelho Vivo - (Vineyard Assembly of God's new daughter church to the Brazilian community) - Pastor Vander delivers a powerful message of encouragement to "Never Stop Praying."
    Translator: Junior De Oliviera

Mar 8, 2020
2020-03-08 Where Will You Stay the Winter?
(Titus 3:12)
"Where Will You Stay the Winter?"
Like people who travel to Florida to stay the winter, we have the God-given ability and resources to choose where we will stay during a "Winter of the Soul."  In this final message of this series, Pastor Matt shows how the Holy Spirit made sure that the Bible told us where the best place to stay during a "Winter of the Soul" is.  
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  • Mar 8, 20202020-03-08 Where Will You Stay the Winter?
    Mar 8, 2020
    2020-03-08 Where Will You Stay the Winter?
    (Titus 3:12)
    "Where Will You Stay the Winter?"
    Like people who travel to Florida to stay the winter, we have the God-given ability and resources to choose where we will stay during a "Winter of the Soul."  In this final message of this series, Pastor Matt shows how the Holy Spirit made sure that the Bible told us where the best place to stay during a "Winter of the Soul" is.  
  • Feb 23, 20202020-02-23 Lazy Winter – Hungry Summer
    Feb 23, 2020
    2020-02-23 Lazy Winter – Hungry Summer
    (Proverbs 20:4)
    "Lazy Winter - Hungry Summer"
    The "Winters of the Soul"that all of us face in life may seem like bleak, dead experiences but in reality how we respond to the "Winters of our Soul" determines how well we do during the "Summers of our Soul." In this message, Pastor Matt shows us how to respond to the Test of Difficulty and the Test of Deception that Christians must pass during the "Winter of the Soul."
  • Feb 16, 20202020-02-16 The Winter Warrior
    Feb 16, 2020
    2020-02-16 The Winter Warrior
    (2 Samuel 23:20)
    "The Winter Warrior"
    Winters of the Soul are noted for their adversity, their difficulty, their capacity to intimidate and overwhelm Christians in their daily journey with Jesus.  However, we learn from the story of Benaiah (a "Winter Warrior") that every Christian has built into their identity by God the ability to become like Benaiah - an unstoppable "Winter Warrior!  
  • Feb 9, 20202020-02-09 Surving the Winter Without Shipwreck
    Feb 9, 2020
    2020-02-09 Surving the Winter Without Shipwreck
    (Acts 27:6-12)
    "Surviving the Winter Without Shipwreck"
    Winters of the Soul often coincide with the Storms of Life.  Together, these difficult times have the potential to shipwreck a Christian's faith in Jesus Christ.  However, the Bible tells us God's method for insuring that our faith will survive the Winter of the Soul without shipwreck.
  • Jan 26, 20202020-01-26 Awakening to the Blessing of Winter!
    Jan 26, 2020
    2020-01-26 Awakening to the Blessing of Winter!
    (1 Corinthians 16:5-9)
    "Awakening to the Blessing of Winter!"
     
    Winter is often thought of as a dark, cold, uncomfortable, and possibly dangerous time - BUT - winter can also be a time of beauty, excitement, and joy.  God is calling His people to wake up to the special blessings that can take place in our lives while we walk with God through a "Winter of the Soul."
  • Jan 19, 20202020-01-19 God is With You in the Winter!
    Jan 19, 2020
    2020-01-19 God is With You in the Winter!
    (Genesis 8:20-22)
    "God is WITH YOU in the Winter!"
     
    Life brings different seasons, for everyone there will come a "Winter of the Soul."  As Christians, we much prefer the "Summer of the Soul" when having faith in God is easy, when prayer is easy, when worship is easy, when serving God is easy.  Yet, we need to realize that God is just as with us during the Winter as He is during the Summer!