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.
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  • 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 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Dec 1, 20192019-12-01 Living Thanks
    Dec 1, 2019
    2019-12-01 Living Thanks
    (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
    "Living Thanks"
    In this special Thanksgiving message, Pastor Matt talks about the call we have to move beyond isolated acts of Giving Thanks into a Christ-like lifestyle of Living Thanks.
  • Nov 24, 20192019-11-24 The Sparks of Revival
    Nov 24, 2019
    2019-11-24 The Sparks of Revival
    (1 Samuel 30:1-25)
    "The Sparks of Revival"
    Following Jesus will not always lead us on an easy path.  There will be times of unexpected difficulty and pain, but these occasions do not have to be set-backs spiritually.  Instead, they can become the sparks that actually ignite revival in our lives.
  • Nov 17, 20192019-11-17 The Potential for Personal Revival
    Nov 17, 2019
    2019-11-17 The Potential for Personal Revival
    (Judges 6:1-12)
    "The Potential for Personal Revival"
    Where is the revival in America today?  Why don't we see revival in the churches of America today?  These questions (and others) are answered in this message as we see how the Bible challenges individual Christians everywhere to not wait for their churches, their pastors, or their families, but to step into Personal Revival.  
  • Nov 10, 20192019-11-10 The Ruin & Restoration of Revival
    Nov 10, 2019
    2019-11-10 The Ruin & Restoration of Revival
    (Judges 3:12-15)
    "The Ruin & Restoration of Revival"
    Whatever has been ruined can also be restored!  Christians and churches should be aware that the presence of sin will cause the ruin of a revival, but whenever that sin is admitted and abandoned, then Jesus can again bring a restoration of revival!
  • Nov 3, 20192019-11-03 The Enemies of Revival
    Nov 3, 2019
    2019-11-03 The Enemies of Revival
    (Exodus 17:8-16)
    "The Enemies of Revival"
    Whatever God gives, Satan will work to "steal, kill, and destroy."  In this message, we learn how to defeat the inevitable challenges to revival that will come anytime the Holy Spirit begins to stir Christians and Churches to begin to be passionate about faith in Jesus Christ, rather than casual about our faith in Jesus Christ.