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!

09/28/2014

Understanding the Bible and Your Role In It

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Jason kicks off our new sermon series on Missions by establishing the context and purpose of missions: first, by learning that the term "missions" means God's heart for the nations, and secondly understanding that the Bible is an actual story with a beginning, middle and conclusion. Jason walks us through this story and helps us understand the connection between old and new testament and the theme of God's heart for the nations that runs through them both.

09/21/2014

House of Figs

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Mark 11:12-20 (NIV) Read...
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In the second part of this two part series on prayer, Jason continues his teaching by referencing Mark 11:12-18 and the story of Jesus clearing out the temple. He elaborates on the ways our effectiveness in prayer can be affected both positively and negatively by the state of our inward life, contrasting between two houses where our hearts can dwell: The House of Prayer and The House of Figs.

09/14/2014

Protection and Power

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Romans 12:12 (NIV) Read...
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In this two part series, we learn about the reality that there is an enemy in this world. In part one, "Survival, Sickness, Sin, Satan & Sabotage," we learn that acknowledging that we are in a battle is the first step to overcoming. We discuss how prayer is a vital element in our defense, as well as the power that the Holy Spirit has put at our disposal when we join our prayers as a community.

09/07/2014

Joseph 21

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 48:0 (NIV) Read...
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Beginning with a reading of Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, "If," Jason closes our series on Joseph by showing the connection between God's promised destiny for the ancients and his calling for us today. Just like the qualities outlined in Kipling's verses, Genesis 48 describes Israel's list of requirements and promises for his children and demonstrates how the qualities to strive for in the pursuit of God's calling have impact, not just on our personal lives, but on the community around us and the generations after us.

08/31/2014

Joseph 20

Speaker: 
Joshua Goeke
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Joshua Geoke, Pastor of Compassion Vineyard Philadelphia, shares insights from Genesis chapter 20 as part of our ongoing series on Joseph. As a guest speaker, Pastor Geoke brings his unique perspective to the challenging topic of slavery and how he has grappled with understanding the existence of injustice while showing the nature of Jesus as our deliverer and redeemer.

08/24/2014

Joseph 19

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 47:27-31 (NIV) Read...
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This week, we are seventeen years later in the story of Joseph. Through the story of Jacob, we learn to bow and turn in worship to Christ when we are thankful. We are reminded that we are often like Jacob in that we forget our purpose and blessings from time to time. In this story, we are reminded of how to be humble.

08/17/2014

Joseph 18

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 46:28 - 47:12 (NIV) Read...
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This week we learn the importance of acceptance, provision and occupation. These are three things that Joseph taught to Pharaoh.

08/10/2014

Joseph 17

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 45:25 - 46:7 (NIV) Read...
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It's been a long sixteen weeks in the Joseph story but the narrative continues this week with Joseph's brothers revealing the truth about their brother to their father, Jacob. Previous to hearing the news that his son was still alive, Jacob had been conditioned to expect the worst and was often filled with doubt and worry. His life had been one full of betrayal, heartache and hardship. When he heard the news, hope was renewed in him as he is able to see God's provision right before his eyes. This again shows a foreshadowing to the story of Jesus and the grace that he bestowed on us all.

08/03/2014

Joseph 16

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 45:1-15 (NIV) Read...
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Week 15 of the Joseph Series left off with Joseph finally being revealed to his brothers. He was not seeking revenge but rather he wished to have reconciliation with his family. Before this can happen, he needed to know that his brothers had sense of regret for what they did twenty years ago. This week, two more "R" words are introduced to the story: reestablishment and responsibility. The Joseph story again foreshadows Christ as Joseph fixes the broken relationships between himself and his brothers and also as he leads the kingdom out of the famine that it has been experiencing for the last few years.

07/27/2014

Joseph 15

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 45:1-5 (NIV) Read...
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This week, we are in Genesis 45 and we find Joseph reveling his true identity to his brothers. This part of the story shows us that we need to focus on Christ through all things.Even through the horrible things that happened to Joseph, he still can see that God is working in his life. This is how we are challenged to view life. When we place our focus on Christ, everything else will fall into place and we will find direction and be given answers.