Sermons by Vince McDonald (Page 2)

Sermons by Vince McDonald (Page 2)

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Because the World Needed More Than a Grampa Stroehmann

Do you know the only miracle that Jesus performed that is mentioned in all four of the gospels? It is the one that Pastor Vince teaches on this week. “We are going to read a story where we are going to need to ask ourselves: Do I believe it? Do I really believe that Jesus performed this miracle?” Matthew 14:13-21
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Nothing Artificial Can Stay This Soft

Artificial ingredients can keep muffins soft, but not the heart, spiritually speaking. The human heart – our inner being – cannot be kept soft artificially. That’s only going to happen because of the very real presence of the love of Almighty God. As followers of Jesus, that is what has to happen…If there is one place that society has to be seeing genuineness and hearts that are not impacted by ugliness, it has to be in the followers of Jesus.…
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Matthew Chapter Thirteen Is My Source For World News

In today’s world, we are bombarded with constant sources of news – network, cable, internet – and all of this can leave us feeling anxious and fearful. Yet, Pastor Vince shares how the gospel can be the best top story that will remain the top story – and it is good news! Matthew 13
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Heed The Seed

This past Sunday, Pastor Vince taught on the parable of the sower in Matthew 13.  He encouraged us to “heed the seed” – to hear and understand the Word of God so that it will produce all that God desires to do in and through our lives. Matthew 13
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The Resemblance Can’t Be Seen In The Family Photo

Have you ever watched a TV show where the family members bear no resemblance to each other, though they want us to believe that they are biologically connected?  Pastor Vince uses this analogy in this week’s sermon: “Jesus points us to look at His family photo, but the resemblance is not visible in the photo; it can’t be seen.  Why? Because the resemblance is internal.” This week, Pastor Vince continues his study in Matthew and is in chapter 12.
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Make Your First Four Right Turns and You’ll Be There

In Matthew 11, John the Baptist is asking questions of Jesus. “John the Baptist is looking for direction, and as he is looking for directions, Jesus uses several statements to make it clear to him and to anyone else who is ever looking for the real answer in life. If you are looking for truth, for meaning, for purpose in life – Jesus will give you the same directions: Take your first four right turns because you know what that…
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Because Of You

Which version of the song “Because of You” comes to your mind when you hear the title? Do you think of the Tony Bennett version where he sings of a relationship where the person causes the sun to shine? Or perhaps you think of the Kelly Clarkson version where she sings of a relationship that causes her to hide in darkness? “There are clearly significant earthly relationships that can impact how we are in every other relationship. In this passage…
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There’s Only One Fear that Brings Fortitude

Have you ever been caught in the grip of fear? Fear of rejection, physical sickness, mounting financial debt, what might happen to your children, etc?  There are human reasons for fear, but there is one wonderful fear that can set us free from all other fears – the fear (awe) of God. This week, Pastor Vince continues in Matthew 10 and points out three reasons why we do not need to remain in the grips of human fear. Watch and…
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A Weightless Wonder

“The abiding presence of God is a weightless wonder…as a follower of Jesus Christ, the more you come to see and remember and understand and embrace the fact that the living Jesus is abiding in you – it won’t register on the scale in your bathroom – but it will register on your scale of wonder, your scale of peace and your scale of purpose. Everything you do in life takes on a whole new meaning.” Take some time to…
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Hey, What Do You Say?

A common greeting we say to others is, “How are you doing?” A common greeting Pastor Vince uses is, “Hey, what do you say?”  Yet, in today’s sermon, this phrase is not being used as a greeting, but as a question.  In teaching from Matthew 9, Pastor Vince asks the question from three different sources – the Pharisees, Jesus, and the disciples. “Jesus wants us to be saying something and that something is about Him.” Matthew 9