Sermons by Vince McDonald
Pastor Vince concludes his sermon series of “Evidences for a Reasonable Faith in God” by focusing on how it fits with everything we know about the human experience. He shares of a musical group called Lovesong that came to faith in Jesus after being a part of the drug and free love culture of the 60’s and 70’s. “After searching all these different means in life trying to experience what they are supposed to be here for, they find that…
What is the meaning of life? Who are we? Whose are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? Those are all questions we wrestle with at some point in our lives. Pastor Vince encourages us to think through these questions and shows us in Scripture the answers. “The fact is we can try every area of life without God, yet it’s going to be meaningless and it becomes evident that we were not meant to find meaning apart…
Pastor Vince continues his teaching on the evidence of God. This week, he focuses on the internal evidences: our conscience and our awareness of eternity. “God has placed knowledge of Himself in the heavens and He has placed knowledge of Himself in our hearts.”
Pastor Vince uses several Scripture references to show that the very God Who created and designed this world gives evidence that He sustains it. He shows us why He can and why that should cause us to have confidence, peace and joy as we move forward in our lives.
Everything we know and believe of God was initiated by Him. We believe in God because He wanted to reveal Himself to us so that we would respond in faith to Him. What are at least two ways that God has revealed Himself? Watch this message to find out.
Pastor Vince begins his teaching in Joshua 5 and reminds us that as we are all walking on God’s earth, He offers us a wonderful relationship with Him. Yet, there is something that we need to be sure of. This relationship will never begin with our demands but will only begin with us on our knees in awe of the power, of the goodness and the love of God.
During this pandemic, we have been faced with our limitations that we are not always able to be present and close with those we love. Yet, Pastor Vince shares with us that Jesus is not nor will ever lost His ability to be ever present with us. Nothing will ever stop Him to have beautiful communion with us. May we accept His invitation to walk in communion with Him every day.
Pastor Vince shares from the book of Acts regarding contrasting sets of lives and encourages us to properly live out the greatest commandment. “The gospel is not about how you treat others. The gospel is how God treated you and then that reality flows through you towards others.”
Enjoy our first live streamed service! “Among the ways God is speaking to the world today, one way is through a viral pandemic. He desires to show us our vulnerability and His reliability…We were not created to enjoy creation without needing our Creator…There is a redemptive purpose in the pain of it all.”
Join us in celebrating Our Risen Savior on this Easter morning! Pastor Vince shares how Easter is the greatest accomplishment because of what it has accomplished for all who have believed. Listen for a touching story that Pastor Vince shares about his dad listening to an old song in his car. It’s a beautiful analogy for Easter morning. Hallelujah! Christ has risen!
Pastor Vince encourages us to look at the heart of Jesus on that Palm Sunday. “Jesus valued the joy of heaven over the things of Earth. He chose humility over fame. He chose servanthood over power. He chose surrender over survival.” Below are the links that Pastor Greg mentioned: Family Time Activity Books: https://www.biblicalparenting.org/r-familytimeactivities.asp Free Family Time Training Resources: https://www.famtime.com/Featured-Favorite-Activities
The same fear the Israelites experienced when they saw the giant Goliath is the same fear we can be experiencing as we face COVID-19. It also doesn’t have to be a global event – it can be personal event that stirs up great fear. Sometimes it is waiting for test results or a job interview. The fear can be consuming. It is all that we see. In today’s message, Pastor Vince helps us to not be consumed by alarming events…
In our vulnerability and brokenness, Jesus doesn’t keep His distance from us. We can have perfect fellowship with Him because God sent His Son to rescue us out of our brokenness. God calls us to slow down and remember that what matters most is for us to embrace His presence in our daily lives.
Throughout the generations, God has spoken to man in various forms. One way is through the skies. He spoke to Noah through the sign of the rainbow. He spoke to David through the vastness of the night sky. Today, He continues to use the sky to speak to us. Pastor Vince shares from Psalm 19 and reminds us of the foundational truth that God is above it all and He is not impacted by the things that shake us. Yet,…
Pastor Vince teaches on the subject of marriage by focusing on these four points: the place, the purpose, the permanence, and the power of marriage. “It is important to see Who came up with this idea of marriage: God did! It is also important to remember it is for the purpose of mutual loving care that can not only impact your spouse, but your children, your church and the world around you.”
Pastor Vince continues his study in 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 by reminding us of what the book of Revelations teaches us: that Jesus is in the midst of His people. Keeping that in mind makes all the difference as we dive into this passage in 1 Corinthians. Pastor Vince shares four insights: what sin does – what Jesus does – what sin seeks to still do – what Jesus keeps doing.
Pastor Vince begins his study of 1 Corinthians chapter 6 by reading John 13:35: “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” It is Jesus’ words in this verse that must guide us when we encounter conflict with other believers. Listen in to receive encouraging words on how to glorify God through conflict.
In 1 Corinthians 5, there is a sentence that seems random and out of place. Does it really belong there? Pastor Vince shares that not only does it belong, but it is the central reason why the Corinthians were able to have victory over sin. This one sentence that seems out of context is actually the heart of the gospel. Listen in to find out what the sentence is and how it can change you.
While the Corona virus is currently in the headlines and it is something we need to be praying for, Paul is alerting us to the Corinthian virus that has been affecting us for 2000 years. In chapter 5, Paul speaks of a virus that not only threatens to poison a person, but also the church.
Have you driven by a church sign that has gotten your attention? Pastor Vince shares one of his favorites: “The best vitamin for a Christian is B1.” Signs, slogans and social media posts desire to have an impact on us. They want to get our attention, to stir a thought, and to provoke interest. Pastor Vince asks us if we truly want our lives to impact others for the glory of God. In 1 Corinthians 4, Paul shares with us…