Sermons by Vince McDonald

Sermons by Vince McDonald

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Thy Kingdom Come, on Earth, in Heaven

Listen in as Pastor Vince continues his teaching in Matthew. “Jesus says if you prioritize your relationship with the living God, love Him above all other relationships on Earth, love Him above all other relationships in Heaven, you will see the beauty of the kingdom of God.” Matthew 22:15-33
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Time to Eat

“We live in a noisy world. We are told we need to be upset at this and we need to focus on fixing that. Yes, we need to pay attention to things around us and speak out for justice, yet our world needs followers of Jesus who are also paying attention to the kingdom of heaven. Those who are honest and stand on sober truth and not shift from it. But we need to do so being saturated with love…
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I Never Knew Jesus Had Such a Temper

If someone reads Matthew 21:12-13 out of context, they would likely say, “Wow, I never knew Jesus had such a temper!” Yet, if they read it in context, they would see a compassionate, loving Savior whose heart is aching for those who have ignored and wasted opportunities to embrace fellowship with God. How many times do WE miss opportunities to embrace fellowship with God? Be encouraged by Pastor Vince’s message to better tune in to Jesus’ voice when He calls…
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Both Sides Now

Pastor Vince’s sermon title comes from a 1960’s song by Judy Collins. It captures the two sided life we can experience. This week’s passage in Matthew describes Palm Sunday. Yet our perspective on the climax of this event is clouded by our knowledge of what happens just a few days later – when the crowd switches from “Hosanna!” to “Crucify Him!” Pastor Vince takes this perspective and shares five principles on how we as children of God can live in…
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He Saw Me

Listen in as Pastor Vince continues his study through the book of Matthew. Matthew 20:29-34
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When 87 is 24

Do you remember the childhood board game Chutes and Ladders? Listen for the creative way Pastor Vince uses it as an object lesson for his teaching on Matthew 20. “God wants to raise my sight level and renew my purpose – to live with a servant’s heart.” Matthew 20:20-28
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There’s More!

Pastor Vince’s Easter message title – “There’s More!” – begs the question, “More of what?” What if it’s more than your best dream? What if it’s the safest security you ever felt? What if it is eternal life living under the warmth of the love of God? What it that IS what’s more? Easter promises us that is what it is – There’s more! Luke 24
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Salvation’s Story – Palm Sunday Cantata Message

At the close of our Palm Sunday Cantata, Pastor Vince gives a brief encouragement from Matthew 20 where Jesus shares with his disciples regarding His upcoming death and resurrection. Pastor Vince poses the questions: “Who would bear our shames and burdens on His back? What King would bend so low as to make Himself a servant? – Jesus!” When you believe this, it transforms you. Even in the midst of suffering and strife, you can remember and stand upon the…
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Am I Living Life as a Lane Looker?

Do you live your life as a lane looker? What do we mean by that? Listen to the first few minutes of this message to understand what Pastor Vince is describing. Once you understand what he means, ask yourself if you do this. In this passage in Matthew, Peter is doing some lane looking in life. Yet, Jesus reminds him, and us, that when you are lane looking, make sure you have your grace goggles on. Matthew 19:27-20:16
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Surrender to Win, Surrender to Him

Pastor Vince continues his teaching in Matthew and this week shares on the beauty of surrendering to Jesus, the hesitation of surrendering to Him, and the necessity of surrendering to Him.
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The Value of GPS

If you open up your Bible and look at the chapter title of Matthew 19, you will likely see listed “marriage and divorce.” Yet, Jesus goes beyond these subjects to make a deeper point: where do we turn to be guided by truth? Pastor Vince uses the example of GPS (Guiding Positioning System) programs that we use to get to our destinations. Yet, where do we turn to be guided by truth? What is our guiding source for our life?…