Sermons by Vince McDonald

Sermons by Vince McDonald

Signs of Life

Pastor Vince teaches about the meaning and value of communion and baptism. “Faith creates our own personal identity in Jesus. Baptism celebrates our public identity with Jesus. The Lord’s Supper celebrates our plural identity in Jesus.”

Meet Me in Christmas

Pastor Vince teaches from Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” “I don’t know where you spent Christmas this year, but maybe you did not spend it where you had planned it…Wherever it is that you spent Christmas, even if your plans were changed dramatically, God wanted to meet you there in Christmas. In fact, every day ahead of us, we have the opportunity to enjoy the truth of Christmas – to enjoy God wherever we are.”

Uneven Piles, Undeserved Promises

Pastor Vince teaches from Luke 1 and shares of Mary and Elizabeth and their pregnancy experiences and how we can learn from their responses. “Why are there uneven piles under the trees of our lives which can cause us to say, ‘God is not fair’…yet we need to choose instead to look at the promises, not the piles. Look at what is already under the tree for you.”

Raided by the Lost Ark

Pastor Vince continues his teaching in 1 Samuel 5-6. “How will the truth of God impact you? Will you experience God’s safe, gracious love or will you experience His sure, heavy judgment?”

A Story of Givers and Takers

Pastor Vince continues his teaching in 1 Samuel and discusses the two different camera angles that are used in chapter 2 – one of Samuel’s parents and the other of Eli and his sons. When we look at our society, what camera angle are we paying attention to? Are we allowing the camera angle of darkness to shape, distort and discourage us and turn us into takers or are we allowing the camera angle of the light of God to…

See It, and Sing About It!

Pastor Vince continues his teaching in 1 Samuel 2 and shares that the only security we have in life is our relationship with God. He also points out through Hannah’s song in chapter 2 how God works in time, in situations and in people.

Hannah: Jesus Freak

Pastor Vince continues his teaching in 1 Samuel and shares about Hannah and her faith in God. He points out her soft heart, her surrendered heart, her steady heart and her settled heart.

There’s No Call After the Curtain

As Pastor Vince concludes his teaching in the book of Revelation, he uses the example of the 1972 Olympic basketball gold medal game upset to remind us that God very graciously and firmly makes clear to us that when we come to the end of our lives, no one will be able to change the rules for us. No one will be able to put time back on the clock for us. God, because He loves us, is honest regarding…