Category - Sermon Series
Posted: 01 June 2015
During the last six weeks we have been looking at the Doctrines of Grace, and over this time I have been asked the question, “What do other Protestant churches believe about this topic?” And the fact is that the Protestant churches have been split on this issue for a long time. And therefore, we would never say to somebody, ‘You can’t join Vine Church...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 April 2015
Does God choose people for salvation?
Do we have free will?
Can Christians fall away?
These are among the most challenging questions we can wrestle with. At the heart of each is whether God’s grace is free, unconditional and invincible. Those who come to realise it is, can’t help but call it amazing.
Join us as we wrestle with what the Bible...Continue Reading
Posted: 27 March 2015
Soon after the Ayatollah Khomeini called for a fatwa on Salman Rushdie for his controversial book, The Satanic Verses, Rushdie said, ‘Doubt ... is the central condition of a human being in the 20th century ... We cannot any longer have a fixed certain view of anything ... Certainty crumbles in your hand ... Everything we know is pervaded by doubt.’
Posted: 10 October 2014 / Luke 15
One reason we live as though God is irrelevant is because our image of him is dull and grey. And yet when Jesus teaches about God it’s full of colour and drama.
Come join us this October as we look at Jesus’ famous story about the extravagant love of God in Luke 15.
Extravagant love for you – Vine Church 3rd Birthday
Sunday 12 October (Luke 15:1–12)
Posted: 18 July 2014
It has been said that the greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians – who claim Jesus with their lips but deny him by their lifestyle.
Join us over July – September as we hear Jesus own brother, James, teach us how to be Real Christians.
Sun, 20 July How to get through trials
Posted: 09 May 2014
For most, jealousy is a negative emotion associated with wanting something that isn’t ours. Yet sometimes it’s right to be jealous. It’s right for a husband to be jealous for the affection of his wife, and it’s right for a child to be jealous for the attention of her father. As someone once wrote, “He that is not jealous is not in love.” So what if God were...Continue Reading
Posted: 14 February 2014
This Friday we look forward to next week as our Community Groups gather and look at the four Parables in Mark 4. I use the acronymn SLIM to remember them (soil, lamp, itself, mustard) but English was not a gift that God blessed me with so send through some that are better. These Parables have been titled the Kingdom Parables as Jesus refers to the 'Kingdom...Continue Reading
Posted: 14 February 2014
As we embark on our studies of Mark's Gospel, each Friday we will upload a brief 'Study Helper' to provide our Community Group leaders with a couple of tips for leading others through Mark's Gospel. As you use these tips, there are a few assumptions you need to understand...
- Each person in Community Group will come to the study 'filled' with a...
Posted: 27 December 2013
Vine Church will not be meeting on Sunday 29 December, to encourage our church to enjoy this Christmas Break. As we will not be meeting formally, we do seek our church to meet together informally around dinner tables, beaches, cafes and picnics. We'll be meeting back again on Sunday 5 January for our new series on 'Biblical Productivity'.
Enjoy summer...Continue Reading
Posted: 22 November 2013
Join us this December as we look the story of our God backwards — starting with his death and finishing with his birth — in order that we might understand his life and the meaning of our own.
Sunday 1, This God could let himself hang on a tree:
December Jesus' passion
Sunday 8, This God could enjoy a woman of questionable