The writer of Hebrews reminds us that discipline is something that is essential to growth. God shows us that the context of discipline is the loving relationship between a parent and a child.
Samuel has encounters with God that he doesn’t understand apart from the coaching and guidance of Eli.
Gathered: Logistics and life-changing ministry. When we gather together we find ourselves called to lead and solving problems for the sake of those in need, both in the church and in the community.
Celebration is an important part of any process of rebuilding! And worshipping God is how we celebrate Him, His faithfulness, and it's what marks us as Christians - we don't just celebrate our own 'wins', we get to celebrate miraculous 'wins' that only happens through the power and presence of God. This sermon will remind us what Vineyard worship is, and how we can take steps toward learning again how to engage in corporate worship.
Implicit in the idea of rebuilding anything is that we're dealing with something that's in rough shape. You don't need to rebuild what isn't damaged! Oftentimes when we survey the damage around us: in our personal lives, culture, politics, relationships, and even in the church... we are filled with despair. But Nehemiah teaches us that the first thing on our to-do list when it comes to rebuilding is turning our eyes toward God. In this message we'll survey the landscape around us, generally learn how Nehemiah will offer us guidance for the task ahead, and be called into intentional prayer for this season of rebuilding.
The Journey to Galilee invites us to proclaim the message of the Kingdom and demonstrate God's coming through signs and wonders.
Let’s listen to a word from our founding Pastor Rich Nathen on how we can love God with our body.
In the culmination of our transition celebration, co-Pastors Eric and Julia Pickerill are formally installed as the new senior leaders of Vineyard Columbus. Watch or listen in as our outgoing Senior Pastor Rich Nathan, shares with Eric and Julia about the three qualities of a senior pastor which include godly stewardship, being saved by grace, and shepherding with great love for the church.
Christmas Eve 2020
Pastor Rich shares a very hopeful word with us about redemption. Through Jesus, our Kinsman-Redeemer, we have been set free from the hold of sin and all the forms it can take in our lives (shame, guilt, addiction, bondage, unhealthy habits, etc.). We learn that sin no longer has to dominate our lives and that we can choose to take hold of the freedom Christ offers us in very practical ways!
Pastor Rich reminds us that in spite of all our current challenges (a pandemic, political division, and social injustice) this is not the hardest time that the Church has ever faced! In fact, history reveals harder times than these. However, in the Book of Revelation, the Holy Spirit gives us wise guidance on how we can heal the church during difficult times by learning to love, being willing to suffer, and holding on to the Truth of God’s Word!
Pastor Rich closes out this series with an important lesson on how to develop healthy relationships, God’s way. We learn to identify pride in our lives and receive the gift of humility to build Christ-centered relationships.
Pastor Rich shares a very practical lesson on how we can repair our relationships in a godly way to cultivate unity. We learn four steps that can help heal the wrong we’ve done in relationships:
By the Grace of God, if these steps are applied, they can lead to healthy relationships in our family, on our jobs, and in our society!
Pastor Rich shares a better approach to determine truth vs conspiracy. Simply put, we should choose our communities wisely, stop being babies by opting to become mature people who are rooted in the Word of God. Lastly, when we choose to love the truth the Lord will give us more of His Truth.
Pastor Rich teaches from Matthew 24 as he continues to answer the question: Is the Pandemic a Sign of the End of the World? As you listen or watch, you’ll learn practical advice from Jesus about living realistically and wisely preparing for His return.
Pastor Rich gives very encouraging instruction about how to overcome the great enemy, fear. He examines the way God helped Joshua transition into leadership. God instructed Joshua to be strong and very courageous throughout his transition. Joshua learned that the way to succeed in life and leadership was to meditate on God’s Word and do it. Be strengthen and encouraged as you learn that these lessons apply to our lives today!
Pastor Rich offers us an encouraging message about facing our future with faith as opposed to fear. Through the lens of fear, we are prone to compromising our calling and magnifying our obstacles; through this lens the future looks bleak. Through the eyes of faith, our future looks much brighter; our problems look surmountable. We can hope and pray for revival in the church that will bring about needed healing and change in our own time and land. How do we shift from viewing the future through a lens of fear to a lens of faith? The keys are found in prioritizing obedience to Christ and emphasizing God’s present provision in our lives. Jesus really does mean for us to press forward in faith.
Pastor Rich challenges each of us to desire God’s Presence and Leadership in our lives more than we value anyone or anything else. We learn that we can have many blessings, yet not have God’s Presence. How do we gain more of God? We can start with just a few people coming together seeking God for themselves, others, and the church. Finally, having God’s Presence is the distinguishing mark of a healthy growing Christian and the church.
Pastor Rich issues a call to action for white evangelicals to stand up and take action in line with the Word of God on behalf of their black brothers and sisters in America. This message provides instruction and hope for both young and old in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and other black men and women like him at the hands of the police.
Pastor Rich teaches us how to become contagious Christians by modeling Jesus, doing the things He did, speaking His words, and imitating His humility to those arounds us.
This encouraging teaching highlights trusting God to help us live a life of peace, integrity, kindness, and generosity in a way that demonstrates Christ’s love for others.
Pastor Rich gives uplifting advice on how to find hope by helping us take steps to discover our true identity in Christ by doing three things:
1. Be a part of a larger community.
2. Build something together.
3. Listen to what God says about us over what others may say.
This inspiring word will help you make a better choice about how you form your identity now and in the future!
Pastor Rich Nathan offers really wise advice on what we should set our hope on during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our hope is anchored in the past: Jesus rose! Our hope remains in the present: Jesus lives! Our hope is completed in the future: Jesus is coming!
Christian hope is not falsely optimistic, but realistic. Most importantly, it results in God glorifying those who trust in Him!
Pastor Rich walks us through Psalm 46 and other scriptures to demonstrate how God is our refuge and continues to be the One who makes our lives secure even during a trying time like the age of the Coronavirus.
Pastor Rich teaches us how we can choose not to worry during the Age of the Coronavirus because God is in control, He loves us, and will care for us. In addition, he encourages us to love our neighbor by caring for one another during this time of crisis.