In this week’s sermon, we look at the example Jesus sets for how we can renounce our fears and walk through things that make us anxious. We look at how we can embrace the future with our [...]
Don’t be deceived: there is power in our praise because our praise to God always brings forth His presence. Praise to God has nothing to do with the place or performance, and all to do with [...]
This week’s sermon is a recommendation for the spiritual practice of Noticing and Nurturing Beauty with tips for how to try it for yourself. This practice was something Jesus did regularly, and [...]
There are many theories out there on how we change. Even in the Christian world, churches operate on differing theories of change. We learn today where we believe deep change actually happens in us.
The parable of the workers and their wages teaches us that Grace is both beautiful and offensive, depending on your perspective. Whether you are among the First or the Last the invitation is to [...]
What is the Kingdom of God? It turns out, it’s such a big, expansive reality that Jesus used a lot of stories to help us understand it. These stories are called parables and we’re spending the [...]
James tells us that the reality of the kingdom transforms the way we think about money and allows us to live patiently. The gospel makes us generous as we patiently wait Jesus’ good kingdom.
Some people say James is the New Testament version of the book of Proverbs. If James has some wisdom to share with us, what does he mean when he talks about two kinds of wisdom, and how does that [...]
The second half of James 1 includes 3 distinct instructions that act as “life rings”. These were intended to help the people of James’ day as they faced trials. In the same way, [...]
Our fifth value is doing restorative justice. We believe our church exists to partner with God to “restore” his intention for his good creation. Why is justice so important? What role do we play?
We believe that every person’s highest good is to become like Jesus. This sits at the core of our identity. This week, we answer the questions “Why is this so important to us?” and “How do we do it?”
This week, we explore our second congregational value, arguably the most important defining value of the Vineyard movement of churches. Acts 2 anchors this key distinctive.
This week we begin a new series on our congregational values. Our first value comes straight from the apocalyptic letter of Revelation: Worshipping the True and Beautiful God.
Jesus lived a radically simple life marked by few possessions and dependence on God, and His followers imitated him with abundant generosity for one another. What could it look like to practice [...]
What does the miraculous catch have to teach us about the return with great joy? Much, as it turns out. The future and the past hold the sea. But Jesus calls us to the present, where he is on the [...]