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!

09/18/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Full Rights

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 8:14-17 (NIV) Read...
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We are children of God, legally adopted, taking on the family name, and all that comes with it. Including all the glory, as well as the suffering. By faith alone we’ve become heirs, and co-heirs with Christ. What should that do to a persons outlook & demeanor in life? What does it mean in how we view ourselves inwardly, and how we operate outwardly? This is what we explore in this weeks sermon. 

09/11/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Enemy Within

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 8:5-13 (NIV) Read...
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We often feel we battle with two separate selves. The good & bad; the Enemy Within. This week Paul talks about the difference between those who have their minds set on what the flesh desires as opposed to those who have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. But he has good news for those of us who live in constant accusation or condemnation, for those who feel they consistently lose the battle to the flesh...the Spirit of God wins! God is pleased with you in Christ - the struggle means something! 

09/04/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

No Condemnation

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 8:1-4 (NIV) Read...
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Romans 8 tells us there’s no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Nice thought, but is that how we live? Since if you don’t feel condemnation you won’t exude condemnation on others. If you feel security, love & grace, that will come out in your life & witness. To understand Romans 8:1 is to change your life in great ways! 

08/28/2016

A Well Balanced View

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 7:14-25 (NIV) Read...
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In Chapter 7:14-25 Paul continues to school us in a well balanced view of ourselves and the world. But he takes us beyond pop psychology & self-help revealing that although we are powerless, we are not hopeless in Christ! 

08/21/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Seriousness of It

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 7:7-13 (NIV) Read...
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We soften the blow of serious issues in softening language. God says to us there is no softening the blow when it comes to the gravity of sin, and our need for a savior. But if we’ll turn and face truth, there is ample grace to overcome. Join us in listening to Paul once more as he eloquently outlines sin, law & grace further. 

08/14/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Getting Pierced

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 7:1-6 (NIV) Read...
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Paul’s been harping on sin & salvation. It’s good for the constant reminder, and driving it home, but the Christian life is not just about avoiding sin & the pursuit of purity & holiness. It is about extending ourselves, investing in others, and furthering the interests of our Master - since as Christians we’ve willingly given ourselves to Christ as slaves of righteousness - join us in exploring these ideas in Romans 7:1-6 this week. 

07/31/2016
An Example of Love

An Example of Love

Speaker: 
Mr. Vince Nicoletti
Passage: 
John 13:1-20 (NIV) Read...
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As Jason continued his much earned vacation we were blessed by a message from Vinny Nicoletti, 6:8's own Worship Leader extraordinare. He preached on John 13 and specifically Jesus' washing of the disciples feet. He explored this act in it's historical and social context and also looked of the revolutionary act as a precursor of Jesus' eventual sacrifice on the Cross.

07/24/2016
First Principles of Answered Prayer

First Principles of Answered Prayer

Speaker: 
Bruce Latshaw
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Jason is continuing his California hiking expedition this week and we were blessed to have Bruce Latshaw, Pastor of The Barn Vineyard, join us to preach and share a message on Answered Prayer. He encouraged us to recognize the true and present evil in the world, and pray against it before we pray for God's will to be done in the world. He gave us 3 Principles to consider when it comes to answered prayer:  

  1. Pray in Jesus name to remove the entrenched will of the enemy before praying to release the will of the Lord.
  2. Ask God for a clear understanding of His specific will in the situation, and, once known, openly declare that will with confidence. 
  3. Ask with perseverance, through repeated applications of prayer in faith.
 

 

 

 

07/17/2016

Know Him Better

Speaker: 
James Cordrey
Passage: 
Ephesians 1:15-21 (NIV) Read...
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Jason and Kim are hiking through the John Muir Woods so this week we were blessed with the presence of James Cordrey of our sister church Blue Route Vineyard. He preached on Ephesians 1-15-21 and focused on how we can seek a "Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation" so that we may know God better. James gave us a number of practical ways to pursue this spirit, including practicing gratitude, living with the larger Story in mind, and  asking God directly for his spirit. 

07/10/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Gotta Serve Somebody

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 6:15-23 (NIV) Read...
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Who we obey is who we serve. Some may feel obedience to Christ is restrictive. However, faith is restrictive in the same way a good diet or exercise program is restrictive. Would LeBron James say, "I hate basketball, it’s so restrictive. I have to exercise, eat right, I’m so in bondage to basketball!" NO, he willingly submits himself to healthy practices which make him a great player. A life of faith is not burdensome when we willing submit to Jesus who brings life, the alternative is slow or even quick death in the service to sin. Paul calls us to make a choice, just as Moses & Joshua did for the Israelites earlier.