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!

06/14/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Passion

6:8@Six:Eight: Passion

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Jason Guynes
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This final sermon in our Vision and Values sermon outlines out final value, Passion:

"In response to the grace extended through Jesus, we value a lifestyle of holistic passionate worship. We seek to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to him in all areas of life; corporately & individually. One experience of this can be found in our weekly gathering in which we strive to create an open, relaxed, interactive & creative atmosphere. However, our worship extends into every aspect of our personal lives in what we believe, value, how we live, think, and treat others. We avoid busyness, but work hard for the joy that has been set before us in Jesus. Our passion for worship extends to the holistic value of God's creation in its entirety."

06/07/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Story

6:8@Six:Eight:Story

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Jason Guynes
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In this installment of our vision and values series, Jason has just come back from his mission trip with the Vineyard Indonesian Partnership. He shares a little of his story while also discussing the Story of our lives as Christians and the way it fits with the Value of story at Six:Eight:

We are rooted in the Scriptures; the Story of a loving God pursuing his children. It is a story in four parts, what it was like (creation), what happened (fall), what it is like now (redemption), and what it will be (restoration). The central character is Jesus who saves by his death, resurrection, loving judgment, and timeless teaching. This story extends through his followers in history. It encompasses and speaks to all issues of life, restoring our relationship to God, and bringing freedom & joy where there was once none.

05/31/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Grace

6:8@Six:Eight:Grace

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Matthew 10:8 (NIV) Read...
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This is a special guest sermon given by Six:EIght's Community Group Coach, Lindley Thomas, who brings us the 5th part of our Vision and Values series. Focusing on Matthew 10:8, "Freely you have recieved, freely give," Lindley outlines the nature of Grace and the way it's possible, not because of our own merit, but because of God's supernatural working in our lives. Lindley talks about the struggles we all deal with in achieving Grace in our lives, much less pouring it into other's lives, but she also gives us hope and a greater understanding of how to realize that we've already been given everything we need to accomplish what we should. Here's the value of Grace as it's laid out in our mission statement - What We Believe  http://sixeight.org/about/what-we-believe: 

 

05/24/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Community testimony

6:8@Six:Eight: Community testimony

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Joe Gargano
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Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) Read...
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As part of our Vision and Values series, one of our members, Joe Gargano, gives his testimony on what last week's value of Community means to him.

His testimony took place during a special worship and prayer service that took place on May 24th, 2015, during the sermon series, 6:8@Six:Eight: A Vision and Values series.

05/17/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Community

6:8@Six:Eight: Community

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Jason Guynes
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Ephesians 2:19-22 (NIV) Read...
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In this week’s Vision and Values sermon, we focus on the value of being "a body of believers" and what that term means practically. Understanding the way God created us as relational beings helps us understand why our growth in our faith and our effectiveness in the kingdom of God is so tied to being a part of a community of other like-minded followers of Christ. Jason focuses on Paul's illustration of the church being like a body (1 Corinthians 12:12-27), with each part gifted and skilled to a particular task, unable to function properly on it’s own, but operating beautifully as  part of a larger whole.
05/10/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Mission

6:8@Six:Eight: Mission

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Jason Guynes
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Matthew 10:7-8 (NIV) Read...
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In part 3 of our vision and values series, Jason focuses on the Mission Statement of Six:Eight Vineyard church to help us understand the church’s purpose for being. Starting with Matthew 10’s commission to the disciples, “As you go, proclaim this message: “the kingdom of God is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give” we discuss how to stay within this simple yet powerful calling. It affects the way we do our jobs and how we choose where to live and what to do, the way we interact with those around us and the way we spend our time. Actually being mindful of our mission statement causes us to constantly live in the kingdom of God, not just emphasizing the relational aspects of this life, but learning how to destroy the works of the devil, see God’s power at work through our faith-filled prayers, etc. We walk through what it means to manifest Jesus.

05/03/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Vision

6:8@Six:Eight: Vision

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Jason Guynes
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Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV) Read...
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Part two of our vision and values series focuses on the Vision part of our mission statement at Six:Eight: "To live as Jesus did, in work and deed. Awakening others to their own spiritual journey with him.”In this sermon, Jason outlines the essential difference between the vision of Christ’s kingdom and the outlook of the kingdom of the conventional world: our world’s laws rest on coercion and force to enact behavioral modification. It has no power over the heart, unlike Christ’s kingdom. Our role as Christ-followers is to be examples of his servant-love, leading in humility and sacrifice. It’s easy to start viewing our role in the world as a force for change that makes people view things the way we think they should. But Christ’s example is not attaining “moral majority” or winning through legislation or arguments, but was winning hearts by grace through faith in God and in honest and loving actions and words.

 

04/26/2015
6:8 @ Six:Eight: Purpose

6:8@Six:Eight: Purpose

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Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Micah 6:8 (NIV) Read...
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This is first sermon in our series on the vision and the values of our community, the Six:Eight Vineyard church. Beginning with our eponymous scripture verse, Micah 6:8, Jason explains why “doing justly, loving mercy, walking humbly with our God,” is the motto we adopted when we took on this verse as our namesake. As we discuss the nature of what our church believes and who we are at the core, Jason starts with the formation of the church and how the principle of assimilating the Gospel into our lives is at the core of all we do and believe. This means living in obedience to Christ’ commands in our daily lives. Obedience is not always a very popular choice, but it’s one that brings the supernatural power of the Kingdom of God into operation in our lives and in the lives of all with whom we come in contact, allowing us to see real change for good in ourselves and in our endeavors, to have impact on our world and in our personal lives.