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!

05/08/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

What Came First?

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 4:9-12 (NIV) Read...
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What came first circumcision/the law, or faith in Abraham’s life? What made him righteous? Moralistic observance of the law? Or, just believing the promises of God? To the surprise of Paul’s contemporaries, and especially the Jewish background believers, we find that Abraham was a Gentile when he was made righteous in God’s sight. He simply believed God, and righteousness was credited to him. This has profound implications for us today in how we live. Will we be a moralistic judgmental people like the Judaizers Paul argued against in Romans & Galatians? Or, will we live out of the freedom found through the righteousness which is by faith in Christ alone? 

05/01/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Past Proof

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 4:1-8 (NIV) Read...
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What would the father of the Jewish faith, Abraham, or David, the great king, have to say towards Paul’s ongoing argument that it is faith & not works which makes us rightly related to God? How old is the Gospel? Did it start when Jesus came, or did it come beforehand? These questions are explored in this weeks sermon from Romans 4. 

04/17/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

But...

Passage: 
Romans 3:21-31 (NIV) Read...
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There are usually two kinds of people in relation to God. Those who think they’ve earned their favor with God, and those who think they have to still earn favor with Him. Both are born out of pride. However, God always injects a ‘but’ into our processes. But...a righteousness is being revealed that has nothing to do with our striving, or lack of striving, it is rather by faith. Let’s see what Paul says about this at the end of Romans 3. 

04/10/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

The Good Cop

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Like the police handcuffing a person who’s gone off their rocker, it’s a wake up call which will hopefully lead to repentance & change in a persons life. The Law of God, therefore, was put into place in order to wake us up to our need of salvation - it’s like looking in a mirror & seeing the real you. Without that reflection you’d never see how dirty you really are. The Law is equated with a pedagogue, a teacher, who takes you by the hand leading you in understanding to Christ. The mirror has no power to cleanse you, rather it can only reveal what you really are. Are the issues explored in this weeks sermon. u

04/03/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Where do you Reside?

Passage: 
Romans 3:1-8 (NIV) Read...
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Does our church heritage, tradition, and the means of Grace available to us drive us deeper into relationship with Jesus? Or, do we rest on our laurels, in a false security of relationship without concern to our heart & life before Him? These are the questions explored this week in Romans 3:1-8. 

03/13/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

What About You?

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 2:17-29 (NIV) Read...
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Are we trusting in titles, resting on our laurels, pointing fingers to make ourselves feel better? What does God say through Paul about this is all explored in Romans 2:17-29 this week. 

03/06/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

No Excuses

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 2:1-16 (NIV) Read...
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When we point our finger in judgment against someone else, three fingers point back at us. There is no one who is pure & perfect, we all are in need of Jesus - rich, poor, republican, democrat, gay, straight, conservative or liberal. How can we self-evaluate in light of the Gospel of Christ, learning to love everyone with the love of Jesus? 

02/28/2016
The Roman Road: A Sermon Series at Six:Eight Vineyard Church

Who Are You Listening To?

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 1:24-32 (NIV) Read...
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Who or what will dictate our lives is a question which really asks, who or what will we worship. God doesn't coerce worship or obedience, yet when His Word is disregarded, futility & darkness ensue, giving way to destructive behavior. We explore these thoughts at the end of Romans 1 this week. 

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.