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!

02/14/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

God is Dead?

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:18-23 (NIV) Read...
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Almost nothing of societal thinking drives us towards the acknowledgement & reality of God. The humanistic mind would say we’re progressing, but the thinking Christian knows we’ve only allowed our idols to overshadow Jesus. How have we come to devolve so far in our thinking? In this sermon we look at Romans 1 & using art, philosophy, writers, and mathematicians we explore the development of our intellectual heritage and how it has devolved away from a deep spirituality. 

02/07/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Sound of Silence

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:18 (NIV) Read...
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Do you avoid certain neighborhoods? Driving around areas so you don’t have to see & experience city blight? We tend to ignore things which make us uncomfortable. Shutting our eyes to it does not make it go away, and knowing it’s there only makes the good stand out as even more inviting and necessary. In Romans 1:18 Paul begins to take us into looking at our own depravity, and God’s wrath against sin. Almost as if he’s holding our cheeks and making us face a reality we don’t want to acknowledge. 

01/31/2016
The Roman Road

Power and Righteousness

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:16-17 (NIV) Read...
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Have you ever felt overwhelmed by evil in the world as you watch the news, or see it played out in life before you? What power do we have over these things, who or what is the answer to all the ills which we face in life? Paul says it is the Gospel in which the righteous will live by faith in the face of corruption & injustice - that God will eventually overcome all things via the power of the Gospel of Christ. 

01/17/2016
The Roman Road

Staying at the Table

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:8-15 (NIV) Read...
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Stay at the table! Don’t give up. Realize in church life people will fail you, hurt you, but God will not. In that pain of disillusionment there is something deeper to which God is calling us to as a church community. As in marriage, divorce is not an option. We don’t just cut & run at the smallest thing, or at times of disillusionment. We work it through, not becoming the old bitter couple who doesn’t talk, but rather the old couple who still holds hands& everyone says, “Oh, aren’t they so cute!” In this sermon we go from Romans 1 comparing Christian Community to three archetypes in Scripture; the Garden, The New Jerusalem, and the Last Supper. We discuss how we can stay committed, working through issues in trust of Christ & pray for our church as we move forward! 

01/10/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Trustworthy and True

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:2-7 (NIV) Read...
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What was Paul’s, and likewise, our purpose in the world? What did Paul see in the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) concerning Jesus? How did it inform and direct his life? What are Jesus credentials, and where does his authority originate from? And to what does he call us? Are all questions we address in this Sundays sermon. Enjoy. 

01/03/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Servants and Apostles

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:1 (NIV) Read...
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Paul refers to himself in Romans 1:1 as servant & apostle... There are good servants & selfish servants. Servants who live in the house of the master, but don’t share his desires. Servants who live double lives, smiling at the master when he’s in the room, but sneering behind his back. Servants who steal, and take advantage of his good nature. Or say yes, but then don’t follow through, or don’t do his bidding well. Such servants cannot expect to have any real intimacy with the master. They miss out on all the benefits of the relationship. Am I a good servant? Do I represent well? Do I share his desire? Would others seek me out since they sense that I am close to the master; that I reflect his love & grace to them? Do I benefit from the gracious nature of Jesus in all ways through my intimacy with him? These are the questions addressed in our first sermon of this series. 

12/28/2015

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

Speaker: 
Mike Boccasini
Passage: 
Luke 7:36-50 (NIV) Read...
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6:8 Comunity Group Leader and Bible School Grad Mike Boccasini taught on the story of a sinful woman annointing Jesus with a year's wages worth of precious oil, which is found in Luke 7:36-50. He used the story as a jumping off point to discuss the idea of leaving sin and regret in the past and making a new start in the New Year with Jesus:

I say let us ditch our top ten resolutions, and just make one tangible one. The one that if we are successful, all the others will fall into place. Let us have a ‘new start in Jesus’ - move from leaving the past, our sin, and our regret behind,  and onto a new year of devotion & holiness in Christ. A devotion geared at loving Jesus and his people more. Let us find hope for the coming year in Jesus.  

 

 

12/21/2015
How is Your Soul:A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Called Life

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) Read...
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This is our last sermon in this short series, How’s Your Soul. We’ve looked at the Inner Life, Family Life, and Work Life, and now we will look at the Called Life. In this sermon we will wrestle with the question, “Do you have a mission in life – or does a mission have you?” In a day when our sense of calling is often rooted in our need to feel special & unique, isn’t it odd that Jesus, in the Great Commission, seems to give every Christian who ever lived the very same calling? Listen or read along to explore what that calling is. 

12/13/2015
How is Your Soul:A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Work Life

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Colossians 3 urges us in...’whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’ How do we view our work lives in light of our calling as Christians. Do we work to live, or live to work? Do we recognize the influence we have through our work life? Do we understand our call to serve as if we are serving Jesus himself? All of these questions are address in this weeks sermon; The Work Life. 

12/06/2015
How is Your Soul:A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Family Life

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Everyone in a family has needs, dreams, and a unique calling which demand “sacred care” from those who will walk with them across a lifetime in their role as a family member. When we begin to see our family as our “First Church,” we can care for one another with the backing of heaven. They will only follow those who model Jesus well, how do we do that in our family lives? These and other thoughts are explored this week in our sermon, How’s Your Soul? The Family Life.