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!

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. 

07/03/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Open Your Eyes

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 6:6-14 (NIV) Read...
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Do we live in unnecessary fear or bondage? Some do. But Paul expertly outlines what are divine truths & imperatives for us in Romans 6:6-14 this week. What is true of us in Christ may not always feel true, but that does not change our victorious positional standing in him, and it should dictate the choices we make in life. 

06/26/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Highest Price

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 6:1-5 (NIV) Read...
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Given Jesus paid the highest price for our redemption, this should produce gratitude, and gratitude should prompt passionate obedience. That we die to self, and take on all of Jesus’ desires & values for us & the world. How do we cultivate this over time since, indifference leads to entropy, life is a constant battle towards disintegration. We must choose to follow, and there are basic tools by which we choose to do so. 

06/19/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

You Are What You Eat

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 5:15-21 (NIV) Read...
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Today we explored how what we fill our lives, our hearts, our mind with matters. It matters to our view of the world, our understanding of sin, and our relationship with God. Jason puts it this way...

"What we spend our time doing matters. What we eat matters. Choices matter. We’ve all experienced the growing distrust we feel in the information fed us through media sources & conversations. History’s rewritten all the time, who knows if you can even trust these statistics! We sit in our baby chairs, tie on our bibs, and willingly allow culture to spoon feed the junk food of misinformation, violence, sexual depravity, greed, gluttony & all other things unhealthy. All the while our Bible sits on a shelf & we can’t remember where."

06/12/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Walking in Agreement Again

Passage: 
Romans 5:12-14 (NIV) Read...
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In Amos 3:3 it says, "How can two walk together unless they agree?” How do we walk hand in hand with Christ not only as Savior, but also as Lord? We agree with Him, and agreement is played out in lifestyle, choices & behavior. They will know us by our fruit, and fruit grows on the outside, for all to see hanging off the branches of our lives. Agreement is the first step of obedience, and love & devotion are expressed through obedience to the One who gave His life for us. 

06/05/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

From Beetle to Rolls Royce

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 5:6-11 (NIV) Read...
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Paul’s said we are justified by faith. Today he points out that we are justified just at the right time, and by the blood of Christ. Listen or read along to hear what this means to us. 

05/29/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Building Muscle

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 5:1-5 (NIV) Read...
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The building of faith is like the building of muscle. There is inevitable self-denial, stretching & pain involved, but the results are health, life, peace & hope. In our continued exploration of faith, let’s hear what the Scriptures have to honestly & forthrightly say about the righteous life lived in faith. 

05/22/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

All in How You See It

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 4:18-25 (NIV) Read...
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How do we approach life seeing with eyes of faith, with God’s perspective? What does a life of fear, as compared to a life of faith, look like? This is explored in this sermon beginning with Romans 4:18-25, as well as looking also at Numbers 13 & 14 where Moses sent spies to scout out the Promised Land.