Guest Message on Worship with John Hix

April 6, 2014

John Hix

Today, it was our privilege to welcome John Hix, Area Pastor for our Region in the Vineyard.

John brought a message today on Perspectives in Worship:  King, Father, God.

Please listen here.

Here is a little more about John:

I was born in So. California (1964 – the leading edge of Gen X), where my church experience began in the Episcopal church, I stayed there through my jr. high years, until I ended up at an active Presbyterian church with a dynamic youth group. In college (University of California, Santa Barbara) I was exposed to Calvary Chapel, and then the Vineyard. Jack Little was the pastor of the first Vineyard I attended in 1984. I will never forget my first Sunday in that church, where the worship was intimate and expressive, and the people were obviously connecting with God in a deeper way than I was used to. I didn’t participate as much as I observed that day, but my heart responded to what was going on, and I’ve been in the Vineyard ever since. It is my tribe.


I have participated in 4 Vineyard church plants, being on the original planting team in 3 of them. I have a great appreciation of the hard work of breaking new ground to raise up a church. I have lived the challenges of being bi-vocational, having to support my family in various “tent making” positions while my heart longed to be at the church. I have served as a worship leader, a worship pastor, an associate pastor, and am currently serving on staff at the Vineyard of Overland Park as the Worship Arts Pastor, with my 7 year anniversary coming up in November.


Late Start–10:30 AM on Sunday, March 2

March 2, 2014

Late Start

Due to Weather, we will have a “Late Start” this morning, at 10:30 AM.  Please drive safely.


Serving our Neighbors as an Act of Worship

February 16, 2014

Capture

Today Adam Parker brought a message on “Serving our Neighbors as an Act of Worship”.

One of the key verses he shared about is Hebrews 13:2.

Please feel free to listen to the message here.


Adam Parker Bringing Message on “Serving our Neighbors as an Act of Worship”

February 14, 2014

Adam Parker

When we scheduled Adam Parker to bring a message on “Serving our Neighbors as an Act of Worship”, we had no idea what would happen in the days leading up to bringing this message.

The Parker’s life is dedicated to assisting families in crisis.  Now they are literally a homeless family with a serious transportation need themselves.

Please join us at  10 AM on Sunday to hear Adam’s perspective on his experience, God’s faithfulness, and serving as an act of worship.

URGENT Parker Family Emergency – Please Pray

We have had 2 major life incidences happen in the past week that we want to share with those close to us. We are asking for your prayers during this time.

Our family van has broken down. We went to Florida for a week for my brother’s wedding. On the way down, our big family van broke down and we received an estimate of $6,000 to work on it, but there was no guarantee that would fix the problem. We are still trying to figure out what to do to get it fixed.

Our Kansas City Home has been destroyed. Just a little while ago, we received an emergency call from a neighbor in Kansas City. We are told that a pipe burst in our Kansas City home and no one noticed it for days. Over 44,000 gallons of water is in our home and has frozen. We have over 3 feet of ice frozen in our home coming out of the windows. We were told that due to the intense amount of water that was on the upper floor, the entire upper floors collapsed and is encased in ice. So in addition to a humungous water bill, all of our possessions are gone. All the family special memories, Stephanie’s grand piano she got from her parents, all furniture, clothes, children’s toys, lost. Everything.
One tangible need that we have now is that because our car is broken down we are not able to drive back and Adam needs to fly out immediately to assess the damage, speak with an insurance adjuster and save whatever can be saved. We will do this while Stephanie stays in Florida with the children. We could use help with the plane ticket and/or cost to fix our van.If you able to help with this, please click here to donate online: 

We don’t know the other tangible items we will need yet. We are still in shock. All we know is we are homeless, stranded in Florida….with no car. However, we know it’s just stuff, we are all safe and we are trusting in the Lord. Please keep our family in your prayers and we will keep you updated on our next steps.
The Parkers
Adam, Stephanie, David, Daniel, Gabriel, Noah, Elizabeth, Ella, Adeline

Asking for Forgiveness as an Act of Worship

February 9, 2014

Im sorry

This week, we took a look at Matthew 5:21-26 and received a message on Asking for Forgiveness as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Forgiveness as an Act of Worship from the Matthew 5:21-26:

  1. God considers forgiveness a prerequisite to worship.
  2. God holds the offender responsible to seek reconciliation.
  3. God treats offense as seriously as financial debt.
  4. God asks us to seek forgiveness as a daily act of worship.
  5. God is inviting us to grow in forgiveness in 2014.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?
What is God asking you to do?
What are you going to do about it TODAY?


Forgiveness as an Act of Worship–Passing the “Smell Test”

February 5, 2014

Pinapple smell Test

To forgive is to say:  ”I choose to forgive, you don’t owe me anything, and I bless you”.–Tim Truesdale

This week, we took a look at II Corinthians 2 and received a message on Forgiveness as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Forgiveness as an Act of Worship from the II Corinthians 2:

  1. Godly forgiveness is central to the “smell test“.
  2. God gives us authority to forgive in His name.
  3. God uses restored people to resolve problems.
  4. God asks us to forgive as a daily act of worship.
  5. God is inviting us to grow in forgiveness in 2014.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?


Forgiveness as an Act of Worship–God is Asking for the Bill When Others Owe us for Offense–Book of Philemon

January 26, 2014

Capture

To forgive is to say:  ”I choose to forgive, you don’t owe me anything, and I bless you”.–Tim Truesdale

This week, we took a look at the Book of Philemon and received a message on Forgiveness as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Forgiveness as an Act of Worship from the Book of Philemon:

  1. God is  is constantly inviting us to voluntarily lay down our rights.
  2. God’s invites us to forgive as an act of our will.
  3. God asks us to hand him the debts of our offenders.
  4. God asks us to forgive as a daily act of worship.
  5. God is inviting us to grow in forgiveness in 2014.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?


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