Sermons

Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!

09/17/2017
Ruth: A Pearl on the Dark Pages of History

Strategic Planning and Sexual Tension

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Ruth 3:1-18 (NIV) Read...
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When we see God moving do we passively sit & wait, or do we step out in risky faith? How do we become strategic faith planners who act when we see God moving around us? 

09/10/2017
Ruth: A Pearl on the Dark Pages of History

A Chance Meeting?

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Ruth 2:1-23 (NIV) Read...
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In this story of contrasts, hope & faith, we see God, in His providence, putting together our cast of characters on the stage of life. Is this a chance meeting between Boaz & Ruth or something more? Let’s find out in Chapter 2 of Ruth. 

09/03/2017
Ruth: A Pearl on the Dark Pages of History

Rich, Strong, and Aromatic

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Ruth 1:1-22 (NIV) Read...
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The Book of Ruth is a great love story of faith by a woman who belonged before she believed. Let's look how her faith was rich strong & aromatic; a model even though her ancestry didn’t fit the part of Jewish culture of the day. 

08/27/2017

One Day Can Change Your Life

Speaker: 
Paul Clough
Passage: 
John 21:3-17 (NIV) Read...
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Paul Clough joined us to share a picture of God's forgiveness and restoration, through the story of Peter's denial in Matthew 26 and Jesus' restoration in John 21. He walked us through how God meets us in our failure, returns us to his presence, and restores us to fulfill his call.  

08/20/2017

Lighting the Torches of Faith

Speaker: 
Craig Simonian
Passage: 
Revelation 5:2-9 (NIV) Read...
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Jason is enjoying a much deserved vacation this week, so we welcome Craig Simonian, Jason's longtime friend, and Pastor of Vineyard of Morris Plains (NJ).  Craig challenged us to be the light of God's love in our community and in our world, especially in response to the darkness that seems so present recently He used Revelation 5 as a reminder that though we may not feel worthy to shine our light and share our God, Jesus is worthy and is walking out this life alongside us.

08/13/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

R & R

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 13:15-22 (NIV) Read...
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Are you overwhelmed, too busy, never finding a break? Nehemiah teaches at the very end of this book the two R’s of Sabbath. Not Rest & Relaxation, but rather Rest & Remembrance, in order to further bring spiritual health back to individuals and community life. 

08/06/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Reversion

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 13:1-14 (NIV) Read...
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It would’ve been nice to end Nehemiah on Chapter 12, since chapter 13 reveals a reversion to old ways once again with which Nehemiah must deal strongly. In this chapter we learn we need to be uncompromising in areas of purity & faith. Our personal walk affects others. Our corporate walk must be guarded. We need to exercise our spiritual muscles; stay in the Word, in community & listen the Holy Spirit. And finally we need to pursue humility & faithfulness in our work for the Lord both corporately & individually. Come explore with us this final chapter of a great book. 

07/30/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Celebrate

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 12:1-47 (NIV) Read...
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Chapter 12 of Nehemiah let’s us peek in on a great celebration of the people in a service of dedication. Joy, thankfulness, happiness and purity mark this time - let’s explore what that means for us. 

07/23/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Moving Closer

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 11:1-36 (NIV) Read...
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The Israelites are doing a lot of the right things, however, they historically haven’t fully grasped the message of Grace extended by God through Abraham. If they just go through the motions, this renewal will end with them in the same state as before or worse. But if they experience heart change and true reliance on God by grace through faith, deep life change will happen. God is inviting them closer to their positional reality of Grace in Nehemiah 11. 

07/16/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

6 Things

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 10:1-39 (NIV) Read...
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Under Nehemiah's lead, Israel is undergoing renewal to the point of committing themselves to some very important things. Chapter 10 reveals 6 of those things they commit themselves to as a community.