3rd December 2017

Luke: Don’t Worry This Christmas (Or Ever)

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Anxiety and worry are huge issues in our culture today, and always seem to increase around Christmas. Today we continue with our sermon series from the Gospel of Luke, and hear Jesus speak to us about worry, what we treasure, and his kingdom. This Advent is a time for expectation, and examining our lives as we prepare for the coming of Jesus, and gives us an opportunity to learn to receive his peace and presence and begin to live in his kingdom.

This message was given by Andy Smith.

28th November 2017

Luke: Greed

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Good Morning! Today we continue with Luke’s Gospel, and find ourselves in chapter 12:13-21. In this passage Jesus is interrupted by a man who is in dispute about his inheritance, and who is also in bondage to greed. Jesus responds with a warning and parable about what happens when we live in a posture of lack and feel we have to fend for ourselves and turn to greed. He invites us to lean into a worldview of abundance, where we steward the life and possessions we have been given by God. As we are approaching the season of Advent approaches, Jesus is inviting us to expect his coming, and to evaluate our lives in light of that. This week is a wonderful opportunity to consider our lives, and what we are looking to for hope, and where we are putting our faith and trust.

This sermon was given by Andy Smith.

19th November 2017

Luke: Faithful to Jesus

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Good Morning! Today we are continuing with our series on Luke’s Gospel. In Luke 12:1-12 we find Jesus warning his disciples about hypocrisy, persecution, and the seriousness of following him in faithfulness and fidelity. He also reminds them of the Father’s tender care for them, and that they may passionately live for Jesus without fear. It is a passage that we as his present day friends and disciples need to hear and embrace. Let’s let the words of Jesus challenge and renew our faith and life in him.

This sermon was given by Andy Smith.

12th February 2017

Luke: An Awkward Meal

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Today we continue to journey through Luke’s Gospel. We will be in 11:37-54, where we find Jesus at a meal at the home of a religious leader. The meal quickly becomes awkward when Jesus is criticized and questioned. He responds by pronouncing six “woes” upon the religious leaders. They all centre around the prioritization outward appearance and performance above the practice of receiving and abiding and sharing the love of God. Jesus really cuts to the heart of why we do things: Are they a response to his love and mercy for us, or are we trying to perform for God and others, so that we are accepted and loved? Jesus is inviting us all to live in his love and presence, and then as a response radiate that around us.

This sermon was given by Andy Smith.

5th November 2017

Luke: Seeing Jesus As He Is

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Luke 11:29-36

This sermon was given by Cathay Burnside.

29th October 2017

Guest Speaker: Seán Byrne

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Seán is the lead pastor at Dublin Vineyard church together with his wife Debbie. In 1993, they set out, together with a small group, with a vision to partner with God to build a vibrant church that would make a difference in people’s lives and in Dublin. Together, with the leadership team, they provide direction and oversight to the church. Seán and Debbie are energised by seeing more and more people experience a life-changing friendship with Jesus and seeing more vibrant church communities started across Ireland. They have been married 23 years and are the proud parents of three great young people.

22nd October 2017

Luke: Breaking the Silence

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Welcome home….today we are continuing with our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. In chapter 11:14-28 we see Jesus confronting the works of the enemy, and teaching his disciples authority in the Kingdom of God. It’s also a passage that confronts those of us who are trying to live in the kingdom and follow Jesus. We can learn from him how to carry authority and resist the enemy’s influence in our lives and world.

This sermon was given by Harmony Smith.

15th October 2017

Luke: The Posture of Prayer

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Today we are back in Luke’s Gospel, continuing to focus in on Jesus words to us specifically about prayer. Jesus has given his followers a prayer to pray, and now he explains the posture of prayer he wants us to have. He invites them to come to God as a loving Father, who will give good things to his children. He tells them to come boldly, expecting good things, and he teaches them about persistence in prayer.

This sermon was given by Andy Smith.

8th October 2017

Guest Speaker: David Ruis

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David and his wife Anita are the National Directors for the Vineyard in Canada.

1st October 2017

Luke: Being Transformed by the Prayer Jesus Gave Us: Part 2

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Welcome to the Vineyard, we are so glad you are here. Today we are continuing with our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke, looking at the life of Jesus and what he might have to say to us. We are at the start of chapter 11, where Jesus teaches his friends how to pray. Over the next few Sundays we will be focusing in on prayer, learning from Jesus how to pray. Last week we worked through the first half of the Lord’s Prayer, and began to see how this prayer unites us as a community, roots us firmly in the Kingdom of God, and helps us grow our prayer life as we use it as a framework for regular prayer.

This sermon was given by Andy Smith.

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