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April 30, 2020
Rich Nathan
What's God up to in the Pandemic?

What's God up to in the Pandemic?

Whenever a disaster – natural or man-made – occurs, whether hurricanes or earthquakes or terrorist attacks or pandemics, many in Christian prophetic ministries or Last Days ministries gear up their operations to announce the reason for the disaster. Almost always, their interpretation involves God’s judgment on particular groups of sinners. Hurricane Katrina was God’s judgment on sinful New Orleans! 9/11 ...

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April 3, 2020
Rich Nathan
A Word about Worry

A Word about Worry

The entire world has been plunged into uncharted waters. The most natural thing in the world for us when we face tremendous uncertainty is for us to worry. People are worried about whether they’re going to get sick or whether loved ones will get sick. For those of us nearing the age of retirement, we’re worried about our savings. People ...

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March 12, 2020
Rich Nathan
Coronavirus Update 3/12/20

Coronavirus Update 3/12/20

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT VINEYARD COLUMBUS’ WEEKEND SERVICES  Vineyard Columbus will be meeting exclusively ONLINE for worship services this weekend. We will NOT be hosting our services at any of our physical locations. We welcome you to join us online for a fresh message of encouragement and hope from Senior Pastor Rich Nathan at www.VineyardColumbus.org. We’ll host a live stream at 6 ...

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March 11, 2020
Rich Nathan
Vineyard Columbus’ Response to the Coronavirus

Vineyard Columbus’ Response to the Coronavirus

Pastoral Counsel for our Beloved Church Members The early church faced suffering of all kinds: murder of their pastors, imprisonment of church members, economic boycotts, social ostracism from their neighbors, and excommunication from synagogues. In 165, during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, a devastating epidemic swept through the Roman Empire. Medical historians suspect that the epidemic was the first appearance ...

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February 28, 2020
Rich Nathan
Navigating Doubt

Navigating Doubt

Have you ever met someone who used to be a passionate follower of Jesus, but who later declared themselves to be an atheist? Or if not an atheist, they’re entirely disconnected from any faith community and are living without regard to Christian morality? Anyone who has ever been in a high school youth group, a college fellowship group or a ...

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February 12, 2020
Rich Nathan
The Christian Call to Welcome Refugees and Immigrants

The Christian Call to Welcome Refugees and Immigrants

In the years between 1933 and 1940, as tens of thousands of Jews fled Nazi Germany, nearly 105,000 refugees from Nazism were permitted to enter the United States. But those who were granted refuge were pitifully few in comparison to those who were trying to flee. One historian wrote: “The long pathetic list of refugee ships, unable to find harbors ...

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February 12, 2020
Rich Nathan
Pastors Residency Program

Pastors Residency Program

In the spring of 2019, Vineyard Columbus engaged in a capital campaign titled “The Story Continues”. The Lord blessed the campaign and we received $13 million in pledges to fund four new initiatives in the coming years. New Campuses Over the next 10 years, Vineyard Columbus plans to start five new campuses in the central Ohio area, bringing our total ...

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December 5, 2019
Rich Nathan
What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?

What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?

Someone once said that you can tell the size of a boat by the size of the wake it leaves behind. An ocean liner will create and enormous tidal wave in its wake. On the other hand, a small sailboat hardly leaves a ripple. The same thing is true of a woman or a man. You can tell the greatness ...

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October 3, 2019
Rich Nathan
Just Pray

Just Pray

There is almost no Christian in the world who believes prayer is unimportant. From the moment we become aware of God’s love, we feel an internal tug to pray. Now, we may not be able to offer a theology of prayer or discuss many of the ways people have prayed throughout Christian history. But even the most immature Christian will ...

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September 5, 2019
Rich Nathan
We Need God's Touch

We Need God's Touch

Back in the 13th century there was a German emperor named Frederick the Second who wanted to know what language children would speak if no one ever spoke to them. He chose several newborns and he instructed the nurses to feed them but to provide them no cuddling or talking. What language do you think the children grew up speaking? ...

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