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!

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. 

11/29/2015
How is Your Soul:A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Interior Life

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Ask yourself, "Am I rooting my daily identity in my relationship with Jesus, or increasingly in my tasks, relationships, ministry, or vision?" As a child of God you have to possess your possessions in this present life! To own who you are in Jesus.

Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is at hand; repent & believe in the gospel,” (Mark 1:14-15). Repentance & belief are said to be the two dynamics of the spiritual combustion engine. The gospel is not just useful for the nonbeliever to know Jesus, but also for the believer to know Jesus more fully for life! There’s always a present value in the blood of Christ upon us. Repentance is not self-flagellation, but rather a turning away from that which robs our affections towards Christ. And belief is owning what we already possess in Him. 

11/22/2015
Early Church Power: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

It's Up to You

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Acts 20:0 (NIV) Read...
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Six:Eight belongs to Jesus, and Jesus has entrusted leadership & direction to some. However, those leaders are not the end goal, your obedience which comes through faith in him is. How will each one of us preach & live? That’s a question of obedience in faith for all of us. 

11/15/2015
Too Much Stuff!

Too Much Stuff!

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Acts 19:23-41 (NIV) Read...
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Today we’ll explore the worldview in Ephesus, and see the effects of the Gospel upon it. Paul & others had been in Ephesus proclaiming Christ, healing the sick, and confronting demonic forces. A long days work to say the least. And, we see the final result is the name of Christ came to be held in high honor & people were burning their sacred items which had a direct effect on the local economy. When Jesus enters a community, the worldview is affected!  

11/08/2015
Early Church Power: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Perseverance & Sustainability

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Acts 19:8-10 (NIV) Read...
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Don’t let the turkeys get you down. Move on. Get it done. These are the phrases which describe Paul’s work in Acts 19. When faced with adversity, Paul doesn’t get insecure or indulge in self-pity, he just moves his ministry to the marketplace & keeps preaching Jesus to those who would listen. How do we at Six:Eight make choices to do Kingdom Ministry, with perseverance gaining sustainability & growth over time? These are the questions addressed in this weeks sermon. 

11/01/2015
Early Church Power: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Gentility, Respect, and Power

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Acts 17:16-34 (NIV) Read...
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In our ministry to others there’s a need to listen well, package the Gospel in understandable ways, and to rely on the Holy Spirit’s power. We witness with gentility, respect & power. Paul does this in his ministry, and we see example as he speaks to the Areopagus in Acts 17. This week we explore how we can learn from his example. 

10/25/2015
Early Church Power: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Piping Turkey

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Acts 16:16-40 (NIV) Read...
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God’s voice is behind the noise. How do we hear it in the chaos of ear shattering difficulties? We listen. We stop, remember, contemplate, and sift out the voices for His. Bruce Olson was listening. Paul & Silas were listening. Are we? Jesus was made perfect through suffering, how do we think that we can avoid it? Is not our suffering that which God uses to bring us to perfection? Maybe we should learn as Olson did, to patiently ‘tune in’ to God's subtle voice in the midst of life's clamor & activity? Should not our prayer be like his - “Father, I'm alive, and I want to use this time constructively. How can I be useful to You today?” 

*See pages 8-18 of the sermon text for further reading about Bruce Olson and his time with the Motilones.

10/18/2015
Early Church Power: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

An Important Dispute

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Acts 15:1-5 (NIV) Read...
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We may not like disputes in Church, but sometimes they are needed. In Acts 15 we find that theology IS important, what we believe about God, and we appreciate strong leadership which guards the truth of the Gospel.