Non Series Messages
December 30-31, 2016
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
Proverbs 24:16a (NIV) For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.
We Must Have a PLAN for 2017
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.
Proverbs 17:24 (ESV) The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes
December 3-4, 2016
Luke 1:46-55 (NAS) 46And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, 47and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 48For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; for behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. 49For the Mighty One has done great things for me; and holy is His name. 50AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION
November 26-27, 2016
The Act of Giving Thanks Is an Act of Worship.
Psalm 100:4 (NLT) Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Romans 12:1-2 (NLT) 1And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will
“Elvis never came to terms with who he was meant to be, or what his purpose in life was. He thought he was here for a reason: maybe to preach, maybe to serve, maybe to save, maybe to care for people. That agonizing desire was always with him, and he knew he wasn’t fulfilling it. So, he’d go on stage and he wouldn’t have to think about it.”
October 8-9, 2016
How do we connect with God?
We Can Connect With God Through Nature.
Psalm 19:1-4 (NIV) 1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. 4Yet their voice goes out into all the
October 1-2, 2016
Knowing God is deeply practical.
God is present with His people.
God Is Present in Creation.
Genesis 2:15 (NASB)
Genesis 3:8 (NASB)
Exodus 33:8-10 (NASB)
God Is Present in the Temple.
Genesis 1:28 (NLT)
Genesis 22:17-18 (NLT)
Isaiah 42:6-7 (NLT)
Ezekiel 10:18a (NASB)
God Is Present in Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 (NLT)
John is saying that the place where
September 3-4, 2016
How Jesus Gives a New Purpose
Jesus interrupts us for His new purpose.
Saul’s conversion - Acts 9:1-5a (NIV)
Jesus says, “Follow Me” - Luke 5:27 (NIV)
Jesus Interrupts Saul and Ananias - Acts 9:5b-16 (NIV)
God uses all things for our good.
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
God cannot bless who you pretend to be.
Jesus requires trust in a new
August 27-28, 2016
Jesus actually uses people who say, “Yes” to Him, even when they don’t feel ready!
Matthew 28:16-20 (NAS) 16But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been
June 18-19, 2016
How to Leave a Legacy
Live with integrity.
Telling the truth
Keeping your word
Doing what you say you believe
Proverbs 17:7 (NLT) Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.
Proverbs 25:14 (NLT) A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.
Psalm 101:2 (LB) I
May 7-8, 2016
Things to Know in Order to Survive and Thrive as a Mom
You are deeply loved by God.
Isaiah 54:10a (NAS) “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but My loving kindness will not be removed from you.”
Romans 8:38-39 (NAS) 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor
Luke 24:13-16 (NLT) 13That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. 14As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. 15As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. 16But God kept them from recognizing him.
Luke 24:17 (NLT) He
The Bible says Jesus was crucified between two thieves.
Luke 23:32-43 (NLT)
Do I live my life as a giver, or do I live my life as a taker?
Do I live my life surrendered to God’s purpose for me?
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.
Pastor Matt’s translation, “I know the plans I have for me,” declares Matthew.
The Transformed Young Man's Dilemma
Mark 10:17-31 (NIV) 17As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘Do not
November 26-27, 2015
I love my church and “I” am actively reaching out to people.
1) I reach out to bless people through service. (Matthew 20:25-28)
“You can teach goodness; and you can model goodness, but you cannot make a person good. Goodness comes from being attached to Jesus.” (Bob Kuest)
2) I reach out in love to people. (Matthew 22:37-39)
September 26-27, 2015
Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV) 20But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
We Are on a Great Road Trip to Our True Home.
John 14:2-3 (NIV) 2“My
September 5-6, 2015
Every seed that was sown had potential to produce much more seed.
The sower is a man who goes into his field with the intention of spreading seed to raise a crop.
What we find is that the soil is good, but it is the conditions of the soil that create the challenges for the seed to reproduce.
Matthew 13:1-3 (NIV) 1That
June 13-14, 2015
Worship focuses our attention on God and His activities.
What ultimately matters is God and His activity.
Romans 4:4-5 (TMSG) 4If you”re a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don”t call your wages a gift. 5But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it”s something only God can do, and you trust
May 30-31, 2015
The particulars of this crisis.
John 11:1-3 (NIV) 1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. 3So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is
April 25-26, 2015
Philippians 4:13 (NAS) I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Courage – The ability to face difficult or dangerous situations regardless of our fear.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. God doesn’t require us to succeed, He only requires that we try.” (Mother Teresa)
Colossians 3:23 (NAS)
April 4-5, 2015
Mark 16:1-8 (NLT) 1Saturday evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene and Salome and Mary the mother of James went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body. 2Very early on Sunday morning, just at sunrise, they went to the tomb. 3On the way they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to
Acts 1:8 (NAS) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
Luke 5:27-28 (NLT) 27Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax-collection booth. “Come, be my disciple!”
“Transforming ordinary people into extraordinary followers of Christ.”
Matthew 28:18-20 (NAS) 18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,20teaching them to observe all that I
March 7-8, 2015
Introduction (Colossians 1:1-14 NIV)
Faith, Hope, and Love (Colossians 1:1-6 NIV) 1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. 3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard of your
February 7-8, 2015
Acts 1:8 (NIV) "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
GOD'S EMPOWERING PRESENCE
The Holy Spirit:
God's experienced presence
The Holy Spirit convicts and convinces:
"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth."
January 3-4, 2015
Moving forward requires us to come to terms with the past and be open to a new future.
Joshua 1:1-2 (NIV) 1After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to
Impact Your World by Being Naturally Supernatural
December 27-28, 2014
13“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless…. 14“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15No one lights a lamp and then puts it
Christmas Eve 2014
December 23-24, 2014
Mankind Had a Problem!
Romans 3:23 (NAS) For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23a (NAS) For the wages of sin is death.
I Peter 2:24 (NAS) And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
Jesus came to earth to give
December 20-21, 2014
Luke 2:6-12 (NLT) 6And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born.7She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.8That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.9Suddenly, an angel of
November 29-30, 2014
"Life is simple, keeping it that way is the hard part." (John Maxwell)
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but
October 11-12, 2014
The Big IDEA: The Father is relentlessly pursuing the heart of men and women. Love, intimacy and commitment are the motives of His pursuit. He is after the human race. That is the Big Picture. Returning to what we once had.
“In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures.” -
Why Multiply Vineyard Church North Phoenix?
September 13-14, 2014
Why Continue to Be an “Outreach-Focused” Church?
Because the Bible commands us to.
Matthew 28:18-20 (NAS)
There is a reason that God leaves us here on earth after we become followers of Jesus!
Acts 1:8 (NAS)
Because of the needs of those around us.
II Peter 3:9 (NAS)
John 14:6 (NAS)
August 23-24, 2014
Principle One: The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)
Tone is Everything 38%
Principle Two: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)
Principle Three: So in everything, do to others what
June 14-15, 2014
How Our Heavenly Father Fathers Us (Romans 8:28-39).
God wants us to know that we belong to His family (Romans 8:28-29).
John 14:9-10 (NIV) 9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?10Don’t you
May 10-11, 2014
The Greatest Mother Story of All Time
Luke 1:38 (NLT) Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
Luke 2:41-45 (NLT) 41Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival.42When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual.43After the celebration was
April 19-20, 2014
I Corinthians 15:6 (NLT) After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.
Mark 15:21 (NLT) A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander
April 11-12, 2014
The most fundamental, foundational message about Jesus Christ
The doorway into the Christian life
What the Reformation was all about: Luther’s great discovery
What makes Christianity different from all religion
Knowing that you know
Not arrogance: but saving faith
Justification through faith
Why is “observing the law” a bad deal?
The case against you
April 5-6, 2014
A sacrament is something ordinary - - but God uses it to make it a vehicle for what is extraordinary.
The Sacrament of Water Baptism
What is the meaning of baptism?
Matthew 28:19 (NAS) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
How much water is needed for
VCNP Spring 2014 Small Group Fair.
February 15-16, 2014
You can be the transitional generation
The lesson of the Shema: Discipleship begins at home
4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit