River City Vineyard - Teachings

River City Vineyard - Teachings

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The Garden- Becca Robins
Jul 21 • 25 min
“We are the garden not the gardener.” Thank you, Becca. That is so profound and so helpful!
Pentecost and Waiting- Otto Gallaher
Jul 14 • 34 min
“Wait for the gift of the Father…Wait in Jerusalem…Wait for the Holy Spirit to baptize you all …” All of these promises from Jesus to his first followers sound so wonderful, but each promise is preceded by wait. Waiting is so difficult and yet…
Our Empowered Mission: Middle School
Jul 7 • 27 min
During the season of Pentecost we are asking the Holy Spirit to empower our mission. We are seeing Him not only empower the mission, but also raise up new leaders for new ministries. This is an exciting time for our community!
Our Empowered Mission: Mercy Ministry
Jun 30 • 32 min
On an average day one hundred people are granted asylum from detention centers in South Texas. These human beings arrive at the bus station in San Antonio with literally nothing but the clothes they are wearing. A sponsor has purchased a bus ticket …
A Sound for Our Generation- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 23 • 31 min
The pilgrims in Jerusalem on the first Pentecost heard a loud noise and came on a run to check it out. Having been drawn by the sound they were gathered to hear the empowered witness of the life, death, and resurrection by the first followers of Jes…
When the Power Comes- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 16 • 31 min
What happens at Pentecost when the promise is fulfilled and the power comes? What can we do to participate in a new day of Pentecost for our generation?
Let the Power Come- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 9 • 26 min
It is Pentecost Sunday. May the Holy Spirit empower us to provide our generation with a witness to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and to invite others to come along with us as we follow Jesus.
A Life Shaped by Mystery- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 2 • 26 min
When grief runs its course it gives birth to new life. It’s a mystery how grief which feels like death expands the soul and brings new birth.
A Season of Disorientation- Scott Tjernagel
May 26 • 16 min
As we walk through grief our lament leads us into a confusing in-between time. This is a season of disorientation. We have many questions, but few answers. It seems that God has abandoned us. The beginning of this Podcast failed to reco…
Life Shaped by Grief- Scott Tjernagel
May 19 • 25 min
Peter Scazzero writes, “In emotionally healthy churches, people embrace grief as a way to become more like God.” Our community is traveling through an unusual season of grief and at the same time we are focused on a life shaped by God. So we want to…
Connecting Slave & Masters to Today- Molly Smith
May 12 • 44 min
How are we to understand Paul’s instructions to slaves and masters in his letter to the Colossians? What did it mean back then? And what about today? How are we to understand and put these words into action?
Shaped by our Family- Scott Tjernagel
May 5 • 26 min
We want God to shape our lives. He definitely uses our family in that shaping.
What to Expect When We Tell Others of Our Risen King- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 21 • 16 min
The empty tomb is ” too much…too good to be true.” A dead body resting in a tomb raised from the dead overwhelms all our rationalistic circuits. Even the first followers of Jesus at first did not believe the report. They seemed to move from unbeli…
Zacchaeus and Palm Sunday- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 14 • 21 min
As Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem, Luke seems to develop the story of Jesus entering the city. Maybe Zacchaeus, a man who wanted to see Jesus, is one bookend with Jesus weeping over the city that did not want to see Jesus as the seco…
Always Room for Others- Molly Smith
Apr 7 • 12 min
Our apologies for technical difficulties. We did not capture all of Molly’s message, but what we have we want to share. It is so good.There is always room for more at the Lord’s Table.
Receiving Extended Patience- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 31 • 26 min
We are caught between the ages, the present age and the age to come. Jesus inaugurated the future age, but it is not yet here in its fullness. We taste of the powers of the age to come, but we wait for the full spread. Until the fullness of the King…
Come to the Table for Forgiveness- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 24 • 31 min
We all need to receive forgiveness for ourselves and extend forgiveness to others. The Lord’s Table reminds us that everything is in place for forgiveness to work in our lives and in the lives of others.
Renewing the New Covenant- Nathanael Smith
Mar 17 • 42 min
We come to the table for the renewing of the New Covenant during this season of Lent.
For the Bread of Life- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 10 • 38 min
We are celebrating Lent by Coming to the Table. Each Sunday we will observe the Lord’s Table and there receive a gift which only He can give. The first gift is life.
A New Life- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 3 • 25 min
When God shapes our life, he shapes a new life. Our new life has new virtues and new activities creating a new people living in a new community. Everything is new in Jesus!
A Life Being Renewed- Scott Tjernagel
Feb 24 • 27 min
A life shaped by God is a life being renewed. For all who follow Jesus a new life is promised. The new life replaces the old life. Focus on Colossians 3:9-10 and ask the Holy Spirit to help you strip off the old self along with its patterns of disob…
A Life Shaped by Things Above- Becca Robins
Feb 10 • 21 min
Colossians 3:1-4 directs our focus to Jesus, alive today, reigning today, waiting for the day when his glory is revealed to the whole universe. What a day that will be! But until that day we need to keep our eye on the “ball” and pursue our hi…
A Life Shaped by Remaining Closely United to Jesus- Scott Tjernagel
Feb 3 • 25 min
It is the Head of the Body that nourishes the rest of the Body. Every part of the body must remain connected to the head if the Body is going to flourish. Absolutely everything the Body needs for increase comes from the Head.
Ministry Of Reconciliation- Cathy Nobles
Jan 20 • 31 min
One a year Cathy Nobles visits our community. Cathy lives in Luton, UK and works in the ministry of reconciliation and peacemaking. Cathy is an encouraging voice in a world that tilts toward division.
Happy New Year- Scott Tjernagel
Jan 13 • 44 min
What will be New for our community in this New Year?
Messiah Appears to the Gentiles- Scott Tjernagel
Jan 6 • 31 min
Epiphany! We are celebrating Messiah’s appearance to the Gentiles. The birth of Jesus is an event both for Israel and the rest of the world. God’s global plan to bless all the nations through Abraham comes to fulfillment in Jesus, the Messiah
Merry Christmas- Scott Tjernagel
Dec 31, 2018 • 33 min
A child has been born to us. Who is this child? What makes the birth of Jesus such a big deal?
Advent Love- Otto Gallaher
Dec 16, 2018 • 31 min
God so loves everybody on the globe that He sends Jesus!
Advent Peace-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 9, 2018 • 17 min
The host of Heaven announced “Peace on earth” on the night of Jesus’ birth. How are we to understand and live out this announcement?
Advent Joy
Dec 2, 2018 • 30 min
The season of advent begins. We wait expectantly for the comings of Jesus. We celebrate the first coming in flesh in a baby born in Bethlehem. We celebrate Jesus alive, resurrected coming daily in our lives. And last but certainly bot least, we cele…
A Life Shaped by Gratitude- Susan Tjernagel
Nov 18, 2018 • 37 min
A life shaped by God is a life shaped by gratitude.
A life shaped by our burdens, our knowing of Jesus, and our discipline toward stability in our faith- Otto Gallaher
Oct 28, 2018 • 29 min
Colossians 2:1-5A life shaped by God is a life shaped by our burdens, our knowing of Jesus, and our discipline toward stability in our faith.
Learning to Place Jesus First in Everything- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 30, 2018 • 24 min
Colossians 1:15-18A life shaped by God is a life shaped by learning to place Jesus first in everything.
A Life Shaped by Rescue- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 23, 2018 • 40 min
Colossians 1:13-14A life shaped by God is a life shaped by rescue. We thank God! He decided to rescue us.
A Life Shaped by Prayer- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 16, 2018 • 27 min
Colossians 1:9-12.We are discovering how God shapes our lives. One way is others praying for us and us praying for others. Continuous intercession shapes a life.
A life hungry for more- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 9, 2018 • 33 min
A life shaped by God…is a life hungry for more. Colossians 1:5-8.
A life shaped by faith, hope, and love- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 2, 2018 • 23 min
We begin a new series from the letter to the Colossians, A Life Shaped by God. We are all in the process of transformation from the inside out. We begin with Colossians. 1:3-5 as we invite the Holy Spirit to shape our lives.
Back to School- Scott Tjernagel
Aug 26, 2018 • 27 min
Time to return to the classrooms of our faith.
The Art of Neighboring-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 29, 2018 • 28 min
How to love our neighbors well. Who are our neighbors?
Jesus is Coming-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 22, 2018 • 36 min
Jesus left with a promise. He is coming back. What are we to do until He returns?
Sentinels to Truth-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 15, 2018 • 39 min
What can we do to stop misery and suffering in this present age? Jesus does have an answer for that…
Not Far from the Kingdom-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 8, 2018 • 28 min
The scribe was close to entering the Kingdom. What did he need to do to take the final steps into the Kingdom? What keeps us from entering the Kingdom?
We are in a Pickle-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 1, 2018 • 31 min
How can we look like Jesus in these contentious times?
The Heart of a Father- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 17, 2018 • 22 min
Happy Father’s Day!
Pay Caesar- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 10, 2018 • 25 min
We want to identify what belongs to God and “pay” Him appropriately from a heart filled with love and devotion.
Respect for the Son- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 3, 2018 • 27 min
The collision of the old and the new climaxes in Jesus’ final week. In the confrontation Jesus begins to tell story in order to get his point across to the opposition. The Parable of the Wicked Tenants comes right to the point: surely the tenant farmer…
God Loves as a Mother- Becca Robins
May 13, 2018 • 27 min
God is neither male nor female. God is both and more. So it should not surprise us that God loves us both as a Father and as a Mother. His heart encompasses both and we are recipients of God’s fathering and mothering love at just the right time. Today …
The Curse of Fruitlessness- Scott Tjernagel
May 6, 2018 • 30 min
There is only one miracle when Jesus curses something. Every other miracle is a blessing. Good for us to pay attention to what Jesus is doing so that we receive blessing and not curse!
I Love You, God-Steve Smith
Apr 29, 2018 • 29 min
Responding to our world of random acts of evil.
To See Again- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 15, 2018 • 38 min
When we see Jesus clearly in his passion, death, and resurrection, we truly know who he is and we are willing to pay the cost to follow him. Are our eyes wide open? Do we need to regain our sight? Do we see everything clearly?
The Glorification of Jesus- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 8, 2018 • 24 min
The road to greatness for Jesus and those who follow him is paved with service to others not being served, a refusal not to lord over others or to tyrannize them, and a willingness to give up of one’s life for the sake of others. Who will get in on Jes…
Resurrection Sunday- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 1, 2018 • 35 min
What has Jesus done in his death and resurrection? Do we believe this? Do we live this?
Palm Sunday- Noel Bryant
Mar 25, 2018 • 30 min
Which procession will we follow?
Shocked by His Words- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 18, 2018 • 28 min
Most of the time I expect to receive encouragement, comfort, and reassurance from the words of Jesus. So, what about those times when his words shock us? Dismay us? Horrify us?
Entering the Kingdom- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 11, 2018 • 25 min
Jesus announced the arrival of the Kingdom of God everywhere he went. He also demonstrated the arrival of that Kingdom by healing the sick or by setting people free from demonic oppression or by multiplying food of silencing a storm. And with the annou…
How to Attain New Creation-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 18, 2018 • 38 min
Mark 10:1-12 Jesus passes into new territory and the crowds gather to hear him teaching. At the same time the Pharisees show up not to learn, but to ask questions in order to ensnare Jesus with a wrong answer. They ask a question about divorce. Jesu…
Enduring in Last Place- Scott Tjernagel
Feb 11, 2018 • 37 min
Mark 9:42-50 If we are going to take last place and serve others no sacrifice is too great.
Rerouting Eschatological Hopes-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 6, 2018 • 29 min
Connecting Epiphany with MLK March-Dr. Erin Thomason & Scott Tjernagel
Jan 14, 2018 • 44 min
God made manifest to humanity. What is the impact of that historical event on events in the present?
Epiphany in Our Community- Becca Robins
Jan 7, 2018 • 29 min
God has made himself know not just is the past but also very much in the present and in the very ordinary things of life.
Christmas: God in the Ordinary - Noel Bryant
Dec 31, 2017 • 35 min
As we celebrate the Christmas season and look to the new year, how can we seek God’s presence in the ordinary parts of life?
Engaging in Advent-Joy-Otto Gallaher
Dec 17, 2017 • 29 min
Our Advent series continues with Joy!
Engaging in Advent-Hope-Noel Bryant
Dec 10, 2017 • 25 min
How to Hope in this season of Advent.
Engaging in Advent-Expectation-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 3, 2017 • 17 min
Please celebrate Advent with us!
Journeying through Mark with Becca Robins
Nov 19, 2017 • 30 min
From Peter’s great confession to Jesus’ rebuke of Peter to the top of the Mount of Transfiguration Becca guides us in our journey with Jesus.
Jesus is King- Scott Tjernagel
Nov 5, 2017 • 42 min
Jesus crosses ever geopolitical dividing line, every race divide, and every gender gap with the announcement of his kingdom. There is something better for everyone!
Do You Still Not Get It? - Noel Bryant
Oct 29, 2017 • 35 min
Jesus asks his disciples a really great question after they miss the point of multiplying all that bread. Interestingly, those of us following Jesus may find ourselves in the same boat!
Feeding on the Other Side-Otto Gallaher
Oct 22, 2017 • 27 min
Jesus does it again. Feeding thousands of people by multiplying bread on the spot. But these thousands are on the “other side.” What’s up with that?
Jesus Doing Everything Well-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 15, 2017 • 26 min
No matter the situation Jesus does everything well and for the benefit of those he serves.
Wash Your Hands- Scott Tjernagel
Oct 8, 2017 • 32 min
Is cleanliness next to godliness?
Summary of Our Vineyard Core Values- Scott Tjernagel
Oct 1, 2017 • 33 min
This is the conclusion to our Vineyard Core Values Series. Thanks for listening!
Pursuing Culturally Relevant Mission- Noel Bryant
Sep 24, 2017 • 39 min
Another Vineyard Value…Thank you, Noel!
Engaging in Compassionate Ministry- Susan Tjernagel
Sep 17, 2017 • 31 min
Our community is exploring the core values of the Vineyard movement.
Reconciling Communities- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 3, 2017 • 33 min
Our Vineyard Values Teaching Series
Experiencing and Worshipping God- Otto Gallaher
Aug 27, 2017 • 29 min
Our Vineyard Values Teaching Series
Partnering with the Holy Spirit - Otto Gallaher
Aug 20, 2017 • 42 min
From our Vineyard Values Series
The Theology & Practice of the Kingdom-Noel Bryant
Aug 13, 2017 • 34 min
Our Vineyard Values Series continues.
History of the Vineyard Movement- Scott Tjernagel
Aug 6, 2017 • 47 min
We are beginning a new Teaching Series on the Core Values of the Vineyard, but first we’ll share a short version of our history. Where did the Vineyard Movement come from? What is the historical seedbed which sprouted our core values?
Corban: God’s Revelation Lost to Human Traditions
Jul 23, 2017 • 32 min
Have you ever done something believing God said to do it only to find out that God never said it and it actually was a human tradition based on a human interpretation of God’s revelation. How often has God’s Word been replaced by our human interpretati…
When to Walk on the Sea- Scott Tjernagel
Jul 9, 2017 • 29 min
Jesus walking on water was not an everyday occurrence. So when Jesus does walk on the sea it is good to ask, what is going on?
Rest Delayed-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 2, 2017 • 28 min
The twelve needed rest. Off they went with Jesus to a deserted place away from the crowds in hopes of time together. When they landed their deserted place was full of a crowd of over 5000 people and their much needed rest was delayed. How does Jesus ch…
Holy Rest- Noel Bryant
Jun 25, 2017 • 30 min
We all need to find rest in our busy and technologically challenging schedules!
Happy Father’s Day- Scott Tjernagel
Jun 18, 2017 • 23 min
There are many joys for fathers which we want to celebrate. And at the same time fathers grow weary and can carry heavy burdens. Jesus has a special invitation for fathers, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden…”
Sent Out Two By Two-Scott Tjernagel
May 28, 2017 • 29 min
Jesus invites his twelve apprentices to join him in announcing the Good News of the Kingdom. As they are ready Jesus empowers and sends them to the towns of Galilee two by two.
Rejected in Nazareth- Otto Gallaher
May 21, 2017 • 23 min
As Jesus announces the arrival of God’s rule many accept the message and the benefits of God’s Kingdom restored on the earth. Sadly and realistically, others also reject the message and its benefits. How can Jesus’ hometown reject him?
A Woman Problem-Scott Tjernagel
May 14, 2017 • 20 min
A woman with a serious health problem reaches out to Jesus for help while Jesus is on the way to help a man whose daughter is also seriously sick and close to death. Will Jesus ask the woman to wait in order to help the man first or will turn the situa…
A Jewish Father’s Urgent Plea-Scott Tjernagel
May 7, 2017 • 14 min
Jairus, the leader of the Synagogue in Capernaum, comes to Jesus publicly and urgently pleads for help. His daughter is close to death. How will Jesus respond to this request?
Calming a Different Kind of Storm- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 30, 2017 • 27 min
Jesus travels to the other side with his twelve through a terrifying and quieted storm into a different kind of storm.
Resurrection Sunday- Scott Tjernagel
Apr 16, 2017 • 34 min
“He has been raised; He is not here.”
Palm Sunday-Scott Tjernagel
Apr 9, 2017 • 22 min
Celebrating Jesus’ triumph over all sorrows and rebellion!
Listening to the King of Creation-Scott Tjernagel
Apr 2, 2017 • 21 min
Jesus really wants all of us to listen to him. Mark tells story after story recorded for us chapter 4 with the same encouragement, listen to Jesus. The calming of the sea is a climactic conclusion to the series of stories.
The Kingdom of God is like a Mustard Seed-Scott Tjernagel
Mar 26, 2017 • 17 min
What does the arriving Kingdom of God and a mustard seed have in common? Jesus tells a parable to explain.
Listening to a Parable of the Kingdom- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 19, 2017 • 30 min
Jesus spoke the good word of God’s Kingdom arriving “as they were able to hear it.” How able are we to hear the word of the Kingdom spoken to us from the parables today? Let’s listen and find out.
Increasing Capacity to Listen- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 5, 2017 • 25 min
Listening is a skill to learn. With practice we can increase our capacity for listening to others. According to Jesus the better we listen to him, the more we will receive in understanding the Good News of the Kingdom.
Understanding a Parable- Scott Tjernagel
Feb 26, 2017 • 22 min
Jesus was a story teller. His stories where parables, “stories that call for a response” from those who have “ears to hear”. And what about those with ears that do not hear. What keeps us from listening and responding to the message of the Kingdom?
The Upside Down Kingdom- Noel Bryant
Feb 19, 2017 • 32 min
Let’s embrace and enjoy the upside-down nature of the Kingdom of God in our right-side up world!
A Farmer’s Story- Scott Tjernagel
Feb 12, 2017 • 22 min
A parable is an everyday story inviting response. What response does the Parable of the Sower invite?
lunatics, liars, and wanna be lords- Scott Tjernagel
Feb 5, 2017 • 24 min
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely…
From Disunity to Unity- Scott Tjernagel
Jan 29, 2017 • 27 min
We are living in a time of unrest. Families, churches, and nations are divided. Rather than focusing on the problem how about looking at the solution? What can move us from our disunity to unity?
The Value of Waiting-Otto Gallaher
Jan 22, 2017 • 29 min
God does ask us at times to wait. Most of us prefer NOT to wait. We resist waiting. Our culture has instilled instant gratification in our daily experiences, so waiting seems abnormal. And yet, God asks us to wait and for good reason.
Everyday Reconcilers-Cathy Nobles
Jan 15, 2017 • 27 min
Cathy is visiting us from Luton, UK where she works on community reconciliation and peacemaking in a multicultural city. We are excited to learn from her many years of experience in the ministry of reconciliation.
A Vision for the New Year- Scott Tjernagel
Jan 8, 2017 • 34 min
Seeing what Jesus is doing in our community this New Year and joining him in the adventure!
A Prayer for the New Year- Scott Tjernagel
Jan 1, 2017 • 16 min
May we make this our daily, community prayer for 2017?
Astonished by Joy- Scott Tjernagel
Dec 11, 2016 • 29 min
The theme of the third Sunday of Advent is Joy. We want to experience the intense joy of the Good News announced by the angels over Bethlehem to the shepherds. “Do not be afraid (too late for that the shepherds were terrified by the sudden, unexpect…
Astonished by Peace- Scott Tjernagel
Dec 4, 2016 • 30 min
Peace is the theme of this second Sunday of the Advent Season. May we all receive the peace Jesus has to give to us, so that we become the peacemakers of our generation!
A Refuge in the Storm- Scott Tjernagel
Nov 20, 2016 • 21 min
The rule of our King is our refuge in any storm. Give thanks!
What Did Jesus Come to Do- Scott Tjernagel
Oct 2, 2016 • 30 min
It is a simple question, what did Jesus come to do? Thankfully, Jesus has an answer for us. We do not need to make up our own answer. Hopefully, we will listen to him and continue his mission in our generation.
Exposing Evil-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 25, 2016 • 26 min
Jesus was quick to silence evil and to expel that evil from the person it tormented. As we follow in Jesus’ footsteps we are not to choose the lessor of two evils. That choice would still be a choice of evil. We are to expose evil for what it is. We ar…
Go Fish- Scott Tjernagel
Sep 18, 2016 • 16 min
Jesus invites two sets of brothers to follow him into a whole new way of life. No longer will these four fish for fish. They will fish for people in the business of the Kingdom. May we learn to catch the people of our generation without any hooks or ba…
Spread the Story Widely-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 11, 2016 • 33 min
Jesus began the establishment of the Kingdom of God on the earth. How will we continue what he began? Will we resist the temptations to promise prosperity, to seek popularity, or to rely on political power to build kingdom?
A Purpose for Our Community-Noel Bryant
Aug 28, 2016 • 37 min
“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”
Both Water and Spirit-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 21, 2016 • 25 min
Sometimes we present baptism as a choice between either water or Spirit. Sadly, we can even pick sides about one type of baptism over the other. How about both are essential for Kingdom living. We must be baptized in water and also in Spirit. Both wate…
Living in Readiness-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 14, 2016 • 32 min
John the Baptist constructed a “road” for the Messiah/King to enter human history. That was his prophetic task. Now there is the need for others to maintain the “road” so that every generation has the opportunity to enter relationship with Jesus. Will …
A Dark Cloud-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 7, 2016 • 22 min
In light of unfavorable ratings we might be tempted to conclude that we are living in a time of God’s disfavor. Yes, circumstances can be gloomy like living under a dark cloud, but what does Jesus say about the times we live in?
A Final Step Toward Reconciliation-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 31, 2016 • 25 min
Three steps toward reconciliation we can take: listening, healing, confessing & forgiving. May we embrace the message and ministry of reconciliation for the sake of our neighbors. God help us to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem.
A Second Step Toward Reconciliation-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 24, 2016 • 33 min
If we are to reconcile our wounds must be healed. Healing comes from Jesus and his work finished on the cross. May that healing flow into our brokenness.
A Step Toward Reconciliation-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 17, 2016 • 32 min
We want to be a part of the solution to the current rifts in our culture. Part of that is to learn how to bring reconciliation into every situation. A first step toward reconciliation is listening.
Two-way Partnership-Scott Tjernagel
Jun 19, 2016 • 28 min
Our giving to support Jesus’ mission is a debit. When we debit He deposits! Our debits become credits. Incredible! Plus we can receive the blessing of this promise if we dare to give. “…my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to hi…
Whatca’ Thinkin’?-Scott Tjernagel
May 29, 2016 • 25 min
We all need encouragement to keep our thoughts headed in a productive direction. Sometimes it is a real battle so we need encouragement to hold our ground in our thoughts inviting Jesus to take charge.
Nehemiah and the Big Story-Otto Gallaher
May 22, 2016 • 26 min
Maybe without even knowing it, Nehemiah connects with the Big Story of God for all of humanity.
Pentecost-Scott Tjernagel
May 15, 2016 • 28 min
Another BIG celebration for the Church and yet, sometimes we over look this one. What is up with that? What could possibly motivate us to forget the birthday of the Church and the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower the followers of Jesus?
Live Fearlessly-Noel Bryant
May 8, 2016 • 24 min
What have we got to lose? Jesus is out of the tomb, alive, resurrected promising the same for those of us who are following him. So let’s get on with living fearlessly!
Wall Complete. What’s Next? (Nehemiah Part 3)- Otto Gallaher
Apr 24, 2016 • 43 min
What do we do next when the task at hand is complete?
Living with Big Faith (Nehemiah: Part1)-Otto Gallaher
Apr 10, 2016 • 31 min
There is a time to take risks! Now is that time for our community. When Jesus invites us to take risks, he produces bigger faith in us.
Messiah, Resurrection, and Life-Scott Tjernagel
Mar 20, 2016 • 28 min
Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead sent shock waves throughout the pilgrims in Jerusalem for Passover. Jewish pilgrims from Judea and the diaspora saw in the resurrection the coming of the King of Israel. Chief Priests felt alarmed and considered dras…
Running On Through the Night-Susan Tjernagel
Feb 21, 2016 • 27 min
What a great story and word of encouragement! Thank you, Susan.
Abiding in the Vine-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 14, 2016 • 25 min
Our community leaders retreated together for a weekend to ask Jesus a few questions about our community’s health and ministries. The time together was so awesome! Here is a summary of ways we believe Jesus is guiding us.
Aggressive Pursuit of Jesus-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 7, 2016 • 27 min
We must “constantly seek” close friendship with Jesus. We must “strive” to attain it. We must “affirm it afresh each day in the life of faith”. Let’s go for it!
What Keeps Us from Experiencing Christ More Deeply?-Noel Bryant
Jan 31, 2016 • 25 min
Thank you, Noel. While our Community Leaders retreated, our community enjoyed encouragement from Noel to go deeper into relationship with Jesus and one another in community. Enjoy!
Shining as Stars-Scott Tjernagel
Jan 10, 2016 • 23 min
I am on sensory overload. So many incredible images in one short paragraph, Philippians 2:12-18. May all who follow Jesus see our tremendous potential to shine as stars on the earth!
Our Community in Epiphany-Scott Tjernagel
Jan 3, 2016 • 27 min
Wednesday, January 6 is Epiphany. Get ready for the feast. Enjoy the celebration. Respond to the revelation: “…the Word became flesh and lived among us…” Experience an epiphany: “…and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, …
Community in Christmas-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 27, 2015 • 19 min
The Christmas season is Twelve Days long from December 25 to January 5. Keep the celebration going!
Humiliation and Exaltation-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 20, 2015 • 21 min
We celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. One of our intentions for the season is to keep us alert to the return of Jesus. He came. He comes. He will come again!
Seeing Jesus in the Storm-Cathy Nobles
Dec 13, 2015 • 23 min
The season of Advent awakens ancient longings for the Messiah and at the same time reminds us of Jesus’ present ministry on the earth between his comings. May we look for him setting things right on the earth day by day listening for his invitations to…
Our Only Hope is Messiah-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 6, 2015 • 21 min
The second week of Advent. We are awakening the ancient longings for Messiah with a visit to the story of Daniel. Daniel knew desperation, darkness, and impatience all of his life. Toward the end of his life God sent him a glimpse of Messiah, our only …
Noel Bryant-First Sunday of Advent
Nov 29, 2015 • 26 min
We begin our Advent season in a place of desperation, impatience, and darkness. Where is Messiah and his promise of salvation?
Our Community in Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2015 • 27 min
Our community giving thanks in liturgy and expressions of thanksgiving to God, to one another, for our community, city, nation, and the nations. Happy Thanksgiving!
Joy Complete-Scott Tjernagel
Nov 15, 2015 • 21 min
What brings joy to God’s heart? How can our community following Jesus fill God’s heart with joy?
Game Day-Scott Tjernagel
Nov 8, 2015 • 23 min
Sunday to Sunday during the NFL season more people in America watch an NFL game than attend church services. What makes the NFL so attractive?
Ven Espiritu Santo-Scott Tjernagel
Nov 1, 2015 • 32 min
How we want the Holy Spirit to fill our community!
True Identity-John Bryant Baker
Oct 25, 2015 • 40 min
Thank you, Bryant, for a great word of encouragement for our community. May we all take this word to heart and rest secure in out true identity.
What Do We Have to Lose-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 18, 2015 • 22 min
How do we fill in these blank spaces: For me to live is _______ and to die is _______. May we help one another advance and rejoice in our faith in spite of our circumstances.
Do You Want to Get Well?-Bob Attaway
Oct 4, 2015 • 38 min
How do you spell LIFE?
Partnership and Prayer-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 20, 2015 • 19 min
Amazing promise! “He who began this good work in you all will complete it” What is Jesus completing in you?
Seeding the Fall Season, Part 2
Sep 13, 2015 • 29 min
Jesus, Kingdom, & Kids!
Seeding the Fall Season: Vineyard Values & Beliefs, Part 1-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 6, 2015 • 39 min
We are sowing seeds for the fall season in hopes of reaping a fall harvest.
The Hope of Israel-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 30, 2015 • 35 min
Time to finish our journey through Acts. Saying goodbye to this “good book” is difficult. I am so thankful for the time spend engaged in the story. The good news is the story ends where it started with an invitation for us today to keep the Acts going!
Fall Gardening-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 23, 2015 • 27 min
As we begin the Fall season, what seeds will we sow into our community?
Pathway of a Promise-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 16, 2015 • 19 min
Jesus speaks wonderful words of promise to us. Each promise follows a pathway to fulfillment. The fulfillment is guaranteed by the integrity of the one who speaks the promise. But there is no guarantee of the pathway of each promise. The pathway is unp…
Journey with Katie and Amber
Aug 9, 2015 • 50 min
Katie and Amber set out on a summer journey to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Istanbul. Here is the beginning of their story…
Hope and Justice-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 2, 2015 • 29 min
While on trial in the midst of trial after trial, Paul keeps his focus on engaging others in good conversation about Jesus. Oh, that we could keep that focus in our trying days.
Promise of Protection
Jul 26, 2015 • 28 min
Will our faith in Jesus overcome the fears generated by the events of our day? Is there any promise of protection?
Structures of Power and Our Witness
Jul 19, 2015 • 19 min
N.T. Wright suggests that this passage in Acts “provides an object lesson in how a Jew like Paul thought about the structures of power in society.” From Paul we can learn “some object lessons in basic political theology.” Seems like a very helpful top…
Part 2, Otto Gallaher
Jul 12, 2015 • 42 min
Dear friends, we had a technical problem recording Part 1 of Otto’s message. Sorry about that. Here is Part 2 which is well worth the listen even without Part 1. Thank you, Otto, you challenge our community to stay on track with Jesus.
Our Constant in Our Changing Times_Scott Tjernagel
Jun 28, 2015 • 34 min
Who we are and what we do remain constant in spite of court rulings, IS activities, and whoever is President.
Who Should NOT Be Allowed to Live?-Scott Tjernagel
Jun 21, 2015 • 30 min
Too often our celebrations are accompanied by our sorrows. Happy Father’s Day and at the same time today is a day to remember the tragic lose of life in Charleston this week. How grateful I am for God’s Story which not only intersects with our current …
Jumping to Conclusions
Jun 14, 2015 • 30 min
Too easy to do! How can we learn to stop this very bad habit?
53115 Loyalty to the True if Extraordinary and Dangerous Purposes of God.m4a
May 31, 2015 • 22 min
Farewell to the Wilsons-Jeremy Wilson
May 24, 2015 • 66 min
We are sad to see the Wilson family moving, but at the same time we are so happy for their friendship. Jeremy shares a few profound thoughts with our community as we end this wonderful season.
Moses Lite-Scott Tjernagel
May 17, 2015 • 28 min
Paul, a Jew, starts to follow Jesus, the Messiah. He does not stop being a Jew to become a “Christian.” He does “belong to the King” but he continues to practice Jewish vows and rites of purification. Sadly, Paul gets a reputation for going lite on Mos…
The Influence of Mom-Scott Tjernagel
May 10, 2015 • 28 min
Happy Mom’s Day!
Vineyard Prayer Model-Scott Tjernagel
May 3, 2015 • 29 min
We want to make the most of a wonderful season. We have a tool to help us. The Vineyard Prayer Model is tried, true, and very effective for making the most of a season of deepening reconciliation and emerging leaders.
Brokenness, Grace, & What We Have-John Bryant Baker
Apr 26, 2015 • 39 min
Yes, there is brokenness and yes, there is grace. They have to mingle if grace is going to work in this crazy, broken world. How they mingle depends on broken people who have experienced grace mingling with broken people who have yet to experience grac…
Mercy from the Best-Noel Bryant
Apr 19, 2015 • 24 min
Where do we go when we need help? When we cry for Mercy who hears our cry and comes through?
What to Do with the Rise of Suffering-Scott Tjernagel
Apr 12, 2015 • 29 min
13.6 million people have been displaced in Syria and Iraq in just a couple of years. That is like relocating the largest city in Europe, London. Imagine that! Many of those suffering are Christians. All are human beings. So what are we to think? What a…
Humbug, The Disciples’ Disbelief-Scott Tjernagel
Apr 5, 2015 • 24 min
Disbelief is not unbelief. It is simply refusal to believe. And can you blame these poor souls? What a roller coaster week? Up____”The Kingdom of God is going to appear at once”. Down____”I will not drink this wine again until it finds fulfillment in t…
Welcome to the King-Scott Tjernagel
Mar 29, 2015 • 29 min
Expectation for the appearance of the Kingdom of God was exceptionally high on the day Jesus’ entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. So he told a story. That story was just as important then as it is now. How do followers of the King do his business wit…
Guarding the Sheep- Scott Tjernagel
Mar 22, 2015 • 30 min
Paul’s farewell address to the leaders of the Ephesian church is incredible. His final charge to the leaders is a heartfelt, passionate, tearful appeal to keep the community together without being scattered by threatening “wolves”. Just think of the ki…
Leaders in God’s Kingdom-Scott Tjernagel
Mar 8, 2015 • 23 min
Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian leaders is full of great leadership qualities. Spend some time reading and thinking through Acts 20. Please share some of your insights.
Good Fortune and The Kingdom
Mar 1, 2015 • 26 min
Eutychus means “good fortune” and how fortunate he was the night he fell from a third story window to the pavement below. By embracing the dead life returns in those moments when the Kingdom breaks through.
The Authority of the Kingdom-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 15, 2015 • 35 min
As Paul is preparing to press on from Ephesus the city erupts in protest against the perceived threats to the Temple and the worship of Artemis. Notice who is protesting, who is angry, who is violent, who is threatened. Please also notice that Paul’s m…
The Kingdom Message-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 8, 2015 • 34 min
More and more people following Jesus. The Message increasing. The power of the Kingdom of God winning out over Jewish and Greek magic. The Message prevailing. It happened in Ephesus, a city of 300,000. How can it happen in cities today?
The Kingdom Arriving-Scott Tjernagel
Feb 1, 2015 • 31 min
Paul did his best to make the things of the Kingdom real and convincing to others. In a two year window of opportunity the Province of Asia was saturated with the Good News of the Kingdom. How are we doing in our announcement to our generation?
God Inside Us-Scott Tjernagel
Jan 25, 2015 • 34 min
The Holy Spirit is the game changer. He empowers our living and our witness from the inside out. We just can’t do it without God inside us.
Raising the Bar-Scott Tjernagel
Jan 18, 2015 • 41 min
The beginning of a New Year gives us the opportunity to raise the bar of expectancy and commitment. Jesus wants to do a few things through our community this year. With his help and encouragement from one another we will build community, improve teamwo…
A New Year
Jan 11, 2015 • 27 min
What does Jesus wanna do this year? *Build community*Improve teamwork*Impact the bigger world around us for the better*Journey toward understanding in Israel and Palestine*Equip the saints for the work of ministry
A King is Born-Scott Tjernagel
Jan 4, 2015 • 32 min
Will our generation worship the King or rage against him?
A Savior is Born-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 28, 2014 • 23 min
Jesus is Savior. He does provide us with the means to be forgiven and to forgive, but he also intends so much more for all of humanity. We tend to focus on external behavior. He goes right to the heart.
God So Loves-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 21, 2014 • 26 min
To what degree does God love humanity? How does he demonstrate that love? Does Jesus communicate God’s love or God’s judgment? A few good questions to ask at this time of the year.
Announcing a Joyful Event-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 14, 2014 • 32 min
“In those days”____when hope for a personal Messiah was at a highpoint in Jewish history. “In those days”____when the Roman emperors were addressed as savior. It just so happened that Jesus____Messiah and Savior___was born in Bethlehem. This is the joy…
A Voice Calling_Scott Tjernagel
Dec 7, 2014 • 25 min
Who is preparing our generation for the return of Messiah?
Messiah is Coming-Scott Tjernagel
Nov 30, 2014 • 27 min
Advent is a season of waiting for Messiah. Since He has come and is coming, we commemorate His first coming as we prepare for his return.
ThanksGiving-RCV Community
Nov 23, 2014 • 28 min
Happy ThanksGiving! “Be cheerful no matter what; Pray all the time; Thank God no matter what…”
Generations- Apollos & Paul-Scott Tjernagel
Nov 16, 2014 • 28 min
Generation to generation we tell the story of our King and his arriving kingdom.
Reconciliation Report-Cathy Nobles
Nov 2, 2014 • 23 min
Cathy Nobles, the founder and director of the Reconciliation Walk Community in Luton, UK, shares a word of encouragement with River City Vineyard.
Fresh Hearts_Scott Tjernagel
Oct 26, 2014 • 31 min
All who follow Jesus are strengthened by the presence and power of God. May we share the experience of this ancient praise from the Qumran community: “Thou hast caused the Spirit of Thy Holiness to fall on me.”
Inciting Illegal Worship_Scott Tjernagel
Oct 19, 2014 • 28 min
Paul is accused of inciting illegal worship in Corinth. Guess who comes to his defense. Maybe it is time for the “accused” to keep their mouths shut and let God provide the defense.
Sweet Dreams-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 12, 2014 • 26 min
Encouragement to make new friends out and about in the cities where we live.
Doing Our Best to Convince Others about Jesus-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 5, 2014 • 33 min
What do the folks around us at work, school, and in the neighborhood know about Jesus?
Summer Adventure with Matt & Katie
Sep 28, 2014 • 51 min
Volunteering this summer in Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem was very interesting!
The Time of Ignorance is Over-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 21, 2014 • 34 min
Do we know of God or do we know God? Are we seeking to find God or have we found Him? When we find Him do we live day by day in friendship with Him or do we connect with Him through dutiful religion that keeps Him at a distance shrouded in the unknowable?
Multiply Vineyard-Scott Hatch
Sep 14, 2014 • 32 min
There is a great cause worth living and dying for!
Evidence of Good Beyond Our Doing_Scott Tjernagel
Sep 7, 2014 • 29 min
This message is out of sequence but it is a good week to post. We enjoyed a Sign Up Sunday on September 7 and if you were not there the recording of signing up for serving, learning, and connecting is a tad uneventful. So here is a podcast we missed po…
Jesus & Anastasis-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 31, 2014 • 30 min
As Paul announces the King and the Kingdom in Athens those with a pagan background have no point of reference for Jesus or the resurrection. Is he introducing two new gods to the Pantheon? This is amazing.
Our Declaration to Our Generation-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 24, 2014 • 22 min
We had a bit of technical trouble in the middle of this podcast, however we think there is enough to pass along. Sorry about that. Thanks for listening.
Disturbing the Empires-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 17, 2014 • 32 min
This message; Jesus is alive raised from the dead, Jesus is King, His Kingdom has arrived, disturbed the Roman Empire. Whose empire is disturbed by this message today?
Citizens in Good Standing-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 3, 2014 • 25 min
Paul and Silas were Roman citizens and enjoyed the rights of citizenship. After violating those human rights the Philippian officials backpedal after a big Oooppps. How are we doing today with human rights?
Get Out of Jail Free Card-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 27, 2014 • 28 min
“Please tell me how to get out of this mess.”
Disturbing the Peace-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 20, 2014 • 39 min
Slavery and divination were both acceptable in Roman Law. Paul, however, represented another law, the Law of the Kingdom. Human trafficking, divination, and demon possession were just not acceptable. When he did something about it on the streets of Phi…
The First Believer in Europe
Jul 13, 2014 • 22 min
Paul receives a vision of a man in Macedonia. He and the team get to Philippi in Macedonia as quickly as possible. That “man from Macedonia” pleading for help ends up being a lady from Asia Minor, Lydia. The first to respond to the announcement of the …
A Journey Guided by the Holy Spirit
Jul 7, 2014 • 14 min
Good to have a plan. Better to move out holding loosely to the plan. Best to respond to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as He improves the plan.
Beginning a Second Journey - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 29, 2014 • 32 min
Paul goes one way. Barnabas the other. Luke sticks with Paul as we head back into Asia Minor. Paul picks up a new companion, Timothy, as he announces the the arrival of the Kingdom of God.
A Tribute to Dads-Scott Tjernagel
Jun 15, 2014 • 30 min
Celebrating Father’s Day by encouaging Dads (as well as all of us) to manage conflict well. Barnabas, a spiritual dad to Saul (Paul), let a conflict get to the boiling point and the two parted company. What can we learn from these two?
Pentecost-Scott Tjernagel
Jun 8, 2014 • 26 min
“They’re speaking our languages, describing God’s mighty works!” Are we speaking the languages of our generation? Are we declaring God’s mighty works? Is any one wondering what’s going on with these people who are following Jesus?
Idols, Blood, Things Strangled & Sexual Vice - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 1, 2014 • 32 min
We are reading about solving a problem in the 1st Century, but wow! There is so much here for the church to consider in addressing today’s questions.
No Afterthought - Scott Tjernagel
May 25, 2014 • 32 min
Jews and Gentiles in the same house on equal footing is no afterthought. This is what God has intended all along. James and the Council in Jerusalem simply recognize this is what God is doing in complete agreement with the Prophets.
Amazingly Saved - Scott Tjernagel
May 18, 2014 • 31 min
“Don’t we believe that we are saved because the Master Jesus amazingly and out of sheer generosity moved to save us just as he did those from beyond our nation?” Thank you, Peter. Great question. Our turn to give an answer.
Courageous Love - Otto Gallaher
May 11, 2014 • 31 min
If We’re Not Circumcised - Scott Tjernagel
May 4, 2014 • 33 min
Amazing how we can make our doing more important than God’s giving. Salvation is his gift to give not ours to earn. Hope we can be encouraged by Paul and Barnabas’ response to those in their generation who attached conditions to salvation.
Let’s Not Fear Death-Nathanael Smith
Apr 27, 2014 • 30 min
The resurrection of Jesus helps us see death in a whole new light.
Believing Without Seeing - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 20, 2014 • 26 min
The first 13 saw Jesus resurrected and believed. Took some time for Thomas, but in the end he believed. All 13 spent the next 40 years giving their all to telling others that Jesus is alive and urging others to believe. Each had the courage to face phy…
See How Our King Comes - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 13, 2014 • 29 min
From curiosity, to celebration, to suspicion, to condemnation, to sorrow, to righteous indignation…Jesus’ royal entry into Jerusalem is full of emotion. May we tap into that emotion in order to recognize and welcome our king.
Our Journey of Understanding - Susan Tjernagel & Katie Barnhill
Mar 30, 2014 • 28 min
Susan and Katie visited the Holy Land with a group of thirteen on a Journey of Understanding. Their journey combines pilgrimage and conversation with Israelis and Palestinians. Here is part of their story.
Re-Entry from Our Journey of Understanding - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 23, 2014 • 36 min
Five of us from our community visited Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Galilee earlier this month. We return from an unforgettable journey with stories to tell. Please be patient as we unpack our bags over the next few weeks. We hope to impart a vision fo…
Identity and Intention - Mike Dodson
Mar 16, 2014 • 37 min
The Mission, The Message, and The Means - Robert Eby
Mar 9, 2014 • 35 min
What is God’s Purpose? - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 2, 2014 • 30 min
Till it all Comes True - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 23, 2014 • 34 min
This line from our Mission statement, “living and learning together,” took on a whole new meaning after a week in Luton with the School of Reconciliation & Justice. This experience provided a new lens for reading Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Wow! The Go…
Ecclesiastical Viticulture - Otto Gallaher
Feb 9, 2014 • 41 min
Fit for Life in the Kingdom - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 2, 2014 • 29 min
Paul & Barnabas announce the King and his Kingdom in Antioch of Pisidia. Some reject the announcement and “judged themselves unfit for eternal life.” Others receive the announcement and are “appointed to eternal life.” Geez, what does that mean?
Proclaiming Salvation, Life, & Forgiveness - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 26, 2014 • 28 min
Which do we want? To preach down at our generation? Point out sins with a tone of superiority? Condemn people to hell?Or, declare the good news of the kingdom? Point toward the genuine Savior of us all? Announce resurrection and life?
Sent Out To Proclaim - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 19, 2014 • 32 min
May the Holy Spirit send us out to proclaim not preach the good news of the king and his kingdom to our neighbors and the nations!
The Kingdom, Us, & the Money - Steve Smith
Jan 12, 2014 • 23 min
What a helpful reminder of our commitment to our King and his kingdom in all that we do including our finances. Thanks for keeping our focus on a community serving one another,our neighbors, and the nations rather than on the numbers.
Increase by Multiplication - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 5, 2014 • 18 min
1+1=4. Sometimes Kingdom stuff does not add up. It multiplies. Hoping for a year of increase by multiplication.
Come and See - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 29, 2013 • 23 min
What are we to do after we see Jesus for who Jesus is? Following John, Andrew, and Philip is a great place to start.
John Saw the Glory-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 22, 2013 • 29 min
John saw the glory of the only unique, one-of-a-kind, Son of God. He saw God with skin on, a man of flesh and blood. And yet, he saw more through eyes of faith. Will we? Will we see both the humanity and the eternal glory of Jesus. May this be a Glorio…
The Word Became Flesh-Scott Tjernagel
Dec 8, 2013 • 30 min
John, one of the Twelve, continues to describe the greatest event in the history of humanity. Jesus steps into time and space with life as it is meant to be lived. His entrance forces all of us to decide. Will we continue as is or become a child of God?
Who Lived Among Us? - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 8, 2013 • 22 min
Just who is this that stepped out of eternity into time? Just who is this that became flesh and blood? Who is this?
The Word - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 1, 2013 • 31 min
What a person! What an event! How does one describe “the Word becoming flesh” while at the same time reeling from the impact? John, one of the Twelve, a Galilean fisherman, a Jew following Jesus, records his experience for us.
Thanksgiving Joy - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 24, 2013 • 20 min
The Pilgrim’s first year in the New World was miserable and yet, they gave thanks. What’s up with that?
Too good to be true - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 17, 2013 • 27 min
God can do anything and when he does it blows our minds. Peter couldn’t believe an angel was getting him out of jail. It was just too good to be true. His praying friends couldn’t believe he was at the front door. At times our faith is in the unbelieva…
Reconciliation Walk Community - Cathy Nobles
Nov 10, 2013 • 30 min
What to do When you’re chained… - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 3, 2013 • 27 min
Who is going to be King? - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 27, 2013 • 33 min
A Christian is “one who belongs to the KIng.” So who is the King? Herod Agrippa? Caesar? Jesus? First and foremost Jesus is King. When he is those who belong to him can be a threat to religious, economic, and political power centers.
The King’s People-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 20, 2013 • 32 min
They were first called Christians at Antioch. What does Christian mean?
God Growing Large and Strong Communities-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 13, 2013 • 26 min
What will we stick with for the rest of our lives? How about sticking with God as He grows large and strong cross-cultural communities who announce the King and His Kingdom?
God Has Broken Through-Scott Tjernagel
Oct 6, 2013 • 33 min
What is Jesus doing in our world? How will we respond to what He is doing?
Worship for the Nations-Marianne Smith
Sep 29, 2013 • 30 min
So the worship set is not grabbing your attention. You seem disengaged. What to do? Here is a great suggestion from Marianne.
This is Our Story-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 22, 2013 • 34 min
The place, the forerunner, the Messiah; His life, death, and resurrection, eyewitnesses, the announcement…what a rich story with a unbelievably generous announcement for all the world. Jesus offers something better for every nation.
Announcing the Peace of the Kingdom-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 15, 2013 • 32 min
An angelic visitation, a vision from God, Peter (a Jew following Jesus), and Cornelius (a Roman centurion) all come together to reveal God’s truth and message to all of humanity.
Kosher No More_Scott Tjernagel
Sep 9, 2013 • 29 min
Peter gets the vision. It’s not about food. It’s not about purity laws. It is about people. People that Peter would never associate with until…
No Way, God-Scott Tjernagel
Sep 1, 2013 • 30 min
The prayers and the charitable giving of a “common” Roman centurion, Cornelius, rise to the attention of the Lord like sacrificial smoke while the “holy” Jewish fisherman, Peter, sees the dietary laws abolished opening the way for the Jew and the Genti…
From Ordinary to Extraordinary-Otto Gallaher
Aug 25, 2013 • 30 min
How does our community move from ordinary to extraordinary? The answer is surprisingly simple.
What a Difference a Barnabas Makes
Aug 18, 2013 • 27 min
Acts 9. What a difference when others take an interest in us. Barnabas took an interest in Saul and Wow!
Big Change for Saul & Damascus-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 11, 2013 • 27 min
Acts 9. There is no better time than right now for us to announce Jesus to our generation. He brings change for the better for us and the world we live in. Amazing!
Do What!-Scott Tjernagel
Aug 4, 2013 • 28 min
Jesus recruits Ananias, one of his followers, to visit Saul after the Road to Damascus encounter. Ananias’ first response to the invitation must have been “Do what! You want me to do what?”
“Blind But Now I See”-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 28, 2013 • 33 min
Saul experienced the amazing mercy and grace of Jesus in Syria on the road to Damascus with official papers in his pocket to arrest any “renegade Jew” who followed Jesus. Blinded he came to see the truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Listening to the Holy Spirit-Scott Tjernagel
Jul 14, 2013 • 29 min
The Holy Spirit helps Philip meet an Ethiopian on a desolate road to Gaza and the rest is history for us to enjoy and learn from.
Receiving the Spirit -Scott Tjernagel
Jul 7, 2013 • 26 min
We all need to answer three basic questions. When did we accept the message about Jesus? When were we baptized in the name of Jesus? When did we receive the Holy Spirit? These are defining experiences for all who follow Jesus.
Great Power
Jun 30, 2013 • 24 min
Philip announces the message of Messiah and the Kingdom of God to a Samaritan city after a great persecution drives him and other followers of Jesus out of Jerusalem.
Will You Go? Ron Brandenburger
Jun 23, 2013 • 33 min
Jesus found the Temple in a mess. His Father’s House had become a “den of thieves.” In particular the Court of the Gentiles served as a bizarre rather than a place to pray and experience the presence of God. So he cleaned house.What about today’s “temp…
Great Persecution & Missional Moment
Jun 18, 2013 • 23 min
So Stephen is stoned to death and a great persecution breaks out against those who are following Jesus in Jerusalem. Only the Apostles and the men and women arrested by Saul remain in Jerusalem. The rest are scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. And …
Take My Life - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 9, 2013 • 31 min
Only Having Eyes for God - Scott Tjernagel
May 26, 2013 • 26 min
Seeing the Face of an Angel
May 13, 2013 • 24 min
While being grilled by those opposing the preaching of Jesus, Stephen’s face gave off a bright glow. They couldn’t take their eyes off of his face.There remains those who oppose faith in Jesus. What do they see when they look at the faces of those foll…
Which Ministries are Essential - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 28, 2013 • 30 min
Existential Threats - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 21, 2013 • 25 min
Obeying God Not Religion - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 14, 2013 • 31 min
Into the Wilderness - Otto Gallaher
Apr 7, 2013 • 33 min
Jesus is Alive - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 31, 2013 • 27 min
A Royal Welcome - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 24, 2013 • 27 min
Jailhouse Rock - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 17, 2013 • 27 min
A Great Church - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 10, 2013 • 31 min
Facing the Adversary Within - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 3, 2013 • 28 min
When the Holy Spirit Fills a Community - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 24, 2013 • 30 min
Fearless Confidence - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 17, 2013 • 32 min
Can’t Keep Quiet - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 10, 2013 • 27 min
True Apprentice - Steve Smith
Feb 3, 2013 • 25 min
4 Soils, 4 Calls - Ron Brandenburger
Jan 27, 2013 • 46 min
A Serving Community - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 20, 2013 • 29 min
A living Community - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 13, 2013 • 31 min
A Community Following Jesus - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 30, 2012 • 24 min
God With Us: The Eternal Life-Light - Jeremy Wilson
Dec 16, 2012 • 36 min
The Destiny of This Child - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 9, 2012 • 28 min
Jesus, Comforter of All - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 2, 2012 • 30 min
Salvation Comes - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 25, 2012 • 26 min
It’s too good to pass up, rather than, it’s so bad leave it all behind. - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 18, 2012 • 37 min
Ministry Without Money - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 11, 2012 • 35 min
Hard to imagine getting anything done without money. Yet, Peter without a nickel in his pocket invited a man to stand and walk for the first time in his life. Wow, the ministry of the Kingdom with no money exchanged!
Extravagant Generosity - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 4, 2012 • 32 min
What motivated the first century community of Jews following Jesus to sell their excess property and possessions to contribute to the needs of others?
Save Yourselves - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 28, 2012 • 26 min
The Holy Spirit filled Peter with power, power to witness, to tell of God’s mighty works through Jesus. 3000 responded to Peter’s empowered witness. 3000 changed their minds about Jesus. 3000 were baptized demonstrating their identity with the death an…
Convert - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 21, 2012 • 31 min
The Holy Spirit came with power. Peter filled with that power preached a short, spontaneous message. The crowd listening was “cut to the quick,” convicted, asking, “What do we do now?” Peter answered in a word, “Convert.”
What is This? - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 14, 2012 • 23 min
Jesus promised the Holy Spirit and power. Both came in an unexpected moment. The crowd didn’t know what to think. Are they drunk? What is this?
The Power Comes - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 7, 2012 • 30 min
Then and now the Great Commission is impossible without the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Replacements - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 30, 2012 • 26 min
Going Up - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 23, 2012 • 25 min
Jesus returning to Heaven. The disciples watching him go but staying on earth. If the point of following Jesus is going to heaven seems like this would have been a great time for them to go up with him. Hey, what’s going on here? He goes. They stay. Why?
Promise and Power - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 16, 2012 • 35 min
It all began with 120 waiting to receive the promise of the Father. With the promise came the power to continue what Jesus started, the announcing of the Kingdom of God.
Experiencing the Future Life Now - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 2, 2012 • 37 min
What of eternity can we experience now? How does the future break into the present? Join Paul in “partaking of the future life” now.
So Long Ephesus - Scott Tjernagel
Aug 28, 2012 • 30 min
Sometimes it is the last word in a conversation that says it all. That is the way it is for Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. “Partaking of the future life” in his present situation. The future breaking into the present. Chained yet unshackled. May we ta…
An Ambassador in Chains - Scott Tjernagel
Aug 19, 2012 • 28 min
When we strive to live a life worthy of our invitation into the Kingdom, we will face resistance. When the resistance comes we need to stand our ground. We stand our ground when we put on the “full armor of God” and pray together .
Resisting Evil Together - Scott Tjernagel
Aug 12, 2012 • 28 min
A Roman soldier did not fight alone. He put on full battle armor and joined other soldiers in a variety of formations when facing an enemy. One formation in particular, the “testudo”, seems to provide a rich metaphor for Paul in his final word for us a…
Jesus, the Kingdom, and Slavery? - Scott Tjernagel
Aug 6, 2012 • 32 min
First Century slavery was considered a “social reality” by early Christians. They were not in a position to set slavery aside legally so they overcame it with both the “brotherhood in ἀγαπη” and “the redeeming act of Jesus.”
Can You Hear Me Now? - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 30, 2012 • 28 min
Thanks to the work of Jesus restoration to the Creator’s original design for relationships has begun. Since the first family dysfunction has held families in a tight grip. Now there is something better.
Our First 10 Years - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 22, 2012 • 50 min
Taste & See - Otto Gallaher
Jul 15, 2012 • 26 min
The Journey Continues - Cathy Nobles
Jul 8, 2012 • 34 min
Restoring Relationships - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 1, 2012 • 44 min
Father - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 17, 2012 • 29 min
Living Under the Influence - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 10, 2012 • 35 min
Standing in the Light - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 3, 2012 • 34 min
Our Usual Idolatry - Scott Tjernagel
May 20, 2012 • 35 min
Love Like That - Scott Tjernagel
May 13, 2012 • 35 min
Each Word A Gift - Scott Tjernagel
May 6, 2012 • 33 min
A New Way of Life - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 29, 2012 • 28 min
A Life Renewed - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 22, 2012 • 34 min
Growing Up - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 15, 2012 • 34 min
That’s What Jesus Did - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 8, 2012 • 25 min
Jesus Hands Out Gifts: Declaration - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 1, 2012 • 40 min
Jesus Handed Out Gifts: Demonstration - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 25, 2012 • 27 min
On the Road Again - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 18, 2012 • 35 min
Live the Moment - Susan Tjernagel
Mar 11, 2012 • 22 min
Heaven - Jeremy Wilson
Mar 4, 2012 • 40 min
The Path We Travel - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 26, 2012 • 27 min
A Prayer for Our Present Trouble - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 19, 2012 • 33 min
The Distinctiveness of a Disciple - Otto Gallaher
Feb 5, 2012 • 44 min
Inviting the Kingdom and Clearing the Way - Jona Alorda
Jan 29, 2012 • 37 min
The Accessible and Welcoming Message - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 22, 2012 • 32 min
The Process of Becoming Like Jesus
Jan 15, 2012 • 34 min
From Seed to Seed - Scott Tjernagel
Jan 8, 2012 • 30 min
A Pattern for Life - Steve Smith
Jan 1, 2012 • 25 min
Christmas Rocks - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 18, 2011 • 28 min
The Foundation of Christmas - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 11, 2011 • 34 min
The Cornerstone of Christmas - Scott Tjernagel
Dec 4, 2011 • 28 min
Unidos en la Diversidad - Robert Eby / Dorothy Dodson
Nov 27, 2011 • 31 min
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mck4dov9EF4
Squanto, the Cross, and Thanksgiving - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 20, 2011 • 20 min
A Fresh Start for Everyone - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 13, 2011 • 36 min
God’s Gift from Start to Finish - Scott Tjernagel
Nov 6, 2011 • 32 min
We’re All in the Same Boat - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 30, 2011 • 32 min
Jesus Fills Everything - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 9, 2011 • 30 min
From Ephesians chapter 1; Jesus fills everything - but how does He do it?
Open the Eyes of Our Heart - Scott Tjernagel
Oct 2, 2011 • 16 min
It’s a Glorious Life - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 25, 2011 • 27 min
What does God get out of this deal? - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 18, 2011 • 32 min
Did 9/11 Bring out the Best in Us - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 11, 2011 • 38 min
Setting Sail Through Ephesians - Scott Tjernagel
Sep 4, 2011 • 26 min
Let Love Reign - Jona Alorda
Aug 28, 2011 • 36 min
Lashed to the Mast - Jeremy Wilson
Aug 21, 2011 • 35 min
Transformation: Beasts into Beauties - Scott Tjernagel
Aug 14, 2011 • 34 min
Prisoners of Hope - Cathy Nobles
Aug 7, 2011 • 27 min
Benediction - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 31, 2011 • 29 min
Living Life Well - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 24, 2011 • 33 min
Outsiders - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 17, 2011 • 31 min
Leaders - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 10, 2011 • 23 min
“Try and Love One Another Right Now” - Scott Tjernagel
Jul 3, 2011 • 31 min
The Power of the Tongue - Jeremy Wilson
Jun 26, 2011 • 17 min
The Unshakable Kingdom - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 19, 2011 • 44 min
Hearing God Speak - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 12, 2011 • 34 min
The Esau Syndrome - Scott Tjernagel
Jun 5, 2011 • 33 min
A Vision for Our Children (I bet you wish you were me.) - Jennifer Wilson
May 29, 2011 • 40 min
Our Daddy who art in Heaven - Scott Tjernagel
May 22, 2011 • 30 min
Hebrews 12
Adrenaline for Our Souls - Scott Tjernagel
May 15, 2011 • 31 min
Hebrews 12
Get On With It: Strip Down and Start Running - Scott Tjernagel
May 8, 2011 • 28 min
Hebrews 12
Preferring Something Better: Resurrection - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 24, 2011 • 25 min
We Love This Parade - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 17, 2011 • 28 min
Faith is for Patriarchs and Prostitutes - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 10, 2011 • 26 min
What does God think of our faith? - Scott Tjernagel
Apr 3, 2011 • 24 min
Believe It! - Ron Brandenburger
Mar 27, 2011 • 38 min
What is Faith (again)? - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 20, 2011 • 43 min
What is faith - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 13, 2011 • 29 min
We are not Quitters - Scott Tjernagel
Mar 6, 2011 • 31 min
Giving Up - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 27, 2011 • 32 min
Visiting a King - Scott Tjernagel
Feb 20, 2011 • 28 min
Two Kingdoms - Jeremy Wilson
Feb 6, 2011 • 27 min
Identity - Marianne Smith
Jan 30, 2011 • 25 min