Apr 21, 2019
2019-04-21 Dead Raiser
- EASTER SUNDAY -
(John 11:17-27)
Over the past 20 years, there has been a surge in the popularity of zombies and vampires in entertainment.  Not only is this symptom of the anxieties caused by the hopelessness and nothingness inherent to contemporary Western Culture - it also has the effect of subtly implanting the idea that the Resurrection of Jesus is something abhorrent.  In this message, we rediscover the promises and possibilities that Jesus' resurrection from the dead offers to anyone who believes that Jesus is the Son of God and is ALIVE!
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  • Apr 21, 20192019-04-21 Dead Raiser
    Apr 21, 2019
    2019-04-21 Dead Raiser
    - EASTER SUNDAY -
    (John 11:17-27)
    Over the past 20 years, there has been a surge in the popularity of zombies and vampires in entertainment.  Not only is this symptom of the anxieties caused by the hopelessness and nothingness inherent to contemporary Western Culture - it also has the effect of subtly implanting the idea that the Resurrection of Jesus is something abhorrent.  In this message, we rediscover the promises and possibilities that Jesus' resurrection from the dead offers to anyone who believes that Jesus is the Son of God and is ALIVE!
  • Apr 14, 20192019-04-14 Temple Cleanser
    Apr 14, 2019
    2019-04-14 Temple Cleanser
    (Matthew 21:1-17)
    On Palm Sunday, Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem with shouts of celebration - but then Jesus immediately entered the Temple and began to cleanse it.  In our lives as Christians we have to move beyond the celebratory aspects of worship and enter the consecration of worship.  Since the Bible tells us that we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, we should expect Jesus to work to cleanse our Temple (ourselves) of any idol, sin, attitude, behavior, or pattern of thinking that detracts from our faith in God.
  • Apr 7, 20192019-04-07 Perfect Sacrifice
    Apr 7, 2019
    2019-04-07 Perfect Sacrifice
    (Hebrews 10)
    Humanity and every human being shares the same endemic problem - SIN.  In his life, death, and resurrection Jesus was the "Perfect Sacrifice" for our sins.  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a look at how Jesus' self-sacrifice for our sins continues to liberate and transform us.
  • Mar 31, 20192019-03-31 Master Teacher
    Mar 31, 2019
    2019-03-31 Master Teacher
    (Luke 24:13-32)
    After his resurrection from death, Jesus' disciples rapidly discovered that Jesus really was the "Master Teacher."  Jesus is still the Master Teacher of every sincere Christian who earnestly desires to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  Jesus takes us where we are, and begins to teach us out of our ignorance and immaturity so we can be mature followers of Him.
  • Mar 24, 20192019-03-24 Story Writer
    Mar 24, 2019
    2019-03-24 Story Writer
    (Hebrews 12:1-3)
    People today - both Christians and non-Christians - need to rediscover Jesus as the "Story Writer," the "author and finisher of our faith."  Jesus Christ died for us, rose from the dead for us, sent the Holy Spirit to us, and prays for us because He has a plan for each of us!  We need to be reminded that His plan for us does not include a destiny dominated by our history or a future controlled by our failures!
  • Mar 17, 20192019-03-17 Rediscovering Jesus
    Mar 17, 2019
    2019-03-17 Rediscovering Jesus
    (Revelation 2:1-7)
    Mahatma Ghandi once remarked to a missionary, "I like your Christ.  I do not like your Christians.  Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."  This sentiment expresses our need as Christians and as the Church to "Rediscover Jesus."  In this message, Pastor Matt takes a close look at the Church in Ephesus to discover why a church that had been founded on a passionate commitment to Jesus Christ later drifted away from a center-focus on Jesus.
  • Mar 3, 20192019-03-03 Worship Through Holiness
    Mar 3, 2019
    2019-03-03 Worship Through Holiness
    (Romans 12:1-3)
    Personal holiness has become an unpopular subject in Western Christianity for a number of reasons.  We've forgotten that the pursuit of personal holiness is the same as the pursuit of personal Christ-likeness!  Holiness isn't an achievement.  Holiness is a form of active, living, personal worship that occurs as we allow the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus in every area and relationship in our lives.
  • Feb 24, 20192019-02-24 Worship Through Work
    Feb 24, 2019
    2019-02-24 Worship Through Work
    (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
    We spend more of our waking time at our work than on any other activity in our lives!  Our work should be transformed into the greatest act of worship that we have at our disposal.  God wants us to learn how to integrate our work-life into our faith-life so that our work changes from being labor or a profession to being worship.
  • Feb 17, 20192019-02-17 Worship Through Praise
    Feb 17, 2019
    2019-02-17 Worship Through Praise
    (Psalm 150)
    We limit ourselves whenever we confine our praise of God to a few minutes in church.  Since praise is part of worship and worship of God reaches into every area of our lives, praise of God is meant to fill and flood every part, every activity, and every occasion of our lives!
  • Feb 10, 20192019-02-10 Worship Through Giving
    Feb 10, 2019
    2019-02-10 Worship Through Giving
    (2Samuel 24:18-25)
    Since our worship of God goes beyond the church and touches every area of our lives our worship of God is also reflected in our giving!  God wants us to become worshippers by becoming Givers - being a Giver isn't about the act of giving, but the attitude behind our giving.
  • Feb 3, 20192019-02-03 Special Service-Teen Challenge
    Feb 3, 2019
    2019-02-03 Special Service-Teen Challenge
    Vineyard Assembly of God warmly welcomes the men of the Brockton, Massachusetts Teen Challenge Center
    These men a testaments to the heart-changing, life-changing, addiction-ending, bondage-breaking, healing-providing power of Jesus Christ!
  • Jan 27, 20192019-01-27 Worship Through Obedience
    Jan 27, 2019
    2019-01-27 Worship Through Obedience
    (1Samuel 15)
    Obedience is one of the most difficult topics to preach on because disobedience has been instilled in our hearts as the first sin of humanity and enshrined in our culture as a near-virtue.  This makes our obedience of God the purest form of worship we can possibly give to God - AND - this makes our disobedience of God the worst form of anti-worship we can give God.
  • Jan 20, 20192019-01-20 Ready!
    Jan 20, 2019
    2019-01-20 Ready!
    READY!
    (Exodus 12 & 13)
    Why is it that so many Christians always seem to be getting ready, but seldom actually doing what they're getting ready for?
    In this special message, Pastor Matt takes a look at Exodus chapters 12 & 13 for FOUR areas where God has already gotten His people ready to do anything that the life of faith in following Jesus requires!
  • Jan 13, 20192019-01-13 Worship, It Goes Beyond Church
    Jan 13, 2019
    2019-01-13 Worship, It Goes Beyond Church
    (John 4:19-24)
    At the beginning of this series, Pastor Matt takes a look at Jesus' teaching on what true worship is and where true worship occurs.  Worship of God must move beyond the four walls of the church and spill over into every area of our lives.
  • Jan 6, 20192019-01-06 Faith for A Million Problems
    Jan 6, 2019
    2019-01-06 Faith for A Million Problems
    (2Chronicles 14:8-15)
    It isn't always the BIG problem that overwhelms us and challenges our Faith in God - its the constant, nagging presence of a million little problems that do!  Together, these problems add up to a problem that is beyond our natural resources and abilities - it is at these times that we need to discover Faith for A Million Problems!
     
    Vineyard Assembly of God is a growing church - so much so that we've outgrown our current facilities.  We have an architect's plan for a modest expansion, but with costs here on the island of Martha's Vineyard, the total plan is budgeted at one-million dollars.  Vineyard Assembly of God is believing God for a Million-Dollar Miracle!