The sermons listed on this page are presented each week at the Vineyard Church of Federal Way.  Our pastors Dr. Gary Georgeson, and Jared Paxton, are powerful, bible-based teachers who bring God's truth to life each week with down-to-earth dialogue, inspiring illustrations, practical applications and even a little humor.  Listen and be transformed by the Word of God.

Sermon # 8 - The Father’s Lavish Love

Sermon # 8 - The Father’s Lavish Love

A Father’s Lavish Love

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In this message, in honor of Father’s Day, Pastor Gary will lead us through The parable of the prodigal son. This beloved story, told to us by Jesus, speaks to the incomparable love our heavenly father has for us. Listen with an open heart to how your father feels about you As his precious child.

 
Sermon #7 - Parable of the Waiting Servants

Sermon #7 - Parable of the Waiting Servants

When God Makes You Wait…

06.09.19 - How do you respond when God does not answer your prayers, when He delays, when He asks you to wait?   It is easy to lose hope when this happens, give up or even walk away from God.  In this message, Pastor Gary will unlock the Parable of the Waiting Servants, in Luke 12. In this parable, we see God’s promise to those who wait, and the secret to waiting with an expectant, hopeful heart.

Sermon #6 - Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus

Sermon #6 - Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus

What You Do With the Life You’ve Been Given

06.02.19 - In this message, Pastor Gary Georgeson takes a look at Jesus’s parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus, found in Luke 16. In this parable Jesus tells the story of two very different men who both meet their mortal end and pass on to the afterlife. But it’s what happens after their deaths that holds valuable truth for our lives and a warning about how we choose to live in relationship with God.

Sermon #5 - Parable of the Obedient Servant

Sermon #5 - Parable of the Obedient Servant

Are You a Servant or a Volunteer?

05.26.19 - In this message, Pastor Gary Georgeson,  looks at Jesus’s parable of the obedient servant found in Luke 17. In this parable Jesus talks about our relationship with God and how we should view his blessings and His calling on our life. Most importantly he tells us what it means to be a servant of the Master. This parable will open your eyes to what it really means to serve the Lord and obey Him.

Soil of the Heart

Sermon #4 - Soil of the Heart

Sermon #4 - Soil of the Heart

05.19.19 - How do you react when you hear the truths of God’s Word? Do you harden your heart, not receiving His truth? Do you initially get excited about the change the truth brings, only to go back to your old ways of life? Or, do you accept the truth and its transforming power? In this message, Pastor Jared Paxton helps us answer these challenging questions and look more deeply into the Parable of the Farmer who Scattered Seed.

Mothers’s Day - The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Mothers’s Day - The Parable of the Persistent Widow

A Mother’s Persistent Prayer

05.12.19 - In this message Pastor Gary Georgeson speaks to the power of a mother’s patient, persistent, and persevering prayer as he brings to life the Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18: 1-8). Let this message be an encouragement to never give up in your prayers for those you love.

Guest Speaker - Dr. Rose Swetman

Guest Speaker - Dr. Rose Swetman

When Lost Things are Found - Dr. Rose Swetman

05.05.19 - With this message, our guest speaker Rose Swetman, NW Regional Director, continues our series on the Parables of Jesus.  Rose reflects on Jesus’ parables in Luke 15 with a message titled, “When Lost Things are Found.”

Sermon #3 - The Parable of the Great Banquet

Sermon #3 - The Parable of the Great Banquet

The Banquet is Ready? Will You Come?

04.28.19 - With this message, Pastor Gary continues the sermon series on the Parables of Jesus, as he brings to life the story of the Great Banquet. In this Parable, Jesus reminds us of the truth: Not everyone—including you and me—always wants what He offers.  In fact, we will even consciously avoid Him in order to pursue our own desires. Listen and learn about our own resistance, and God’s incredible response of generosity and grace.

Easter Message - This Side of the Empty Tomb

Easter Message - This Side of the Empty Tomb

Easter Sunday - This Side of the Empty Tomb

04.21.19 - On Easter, we celebrate that Jesus died & rose from the dead, both a miraculous and historical event. This side of the empty tomb, Jesus offers us a brand-new life. What is this new life and what does it mean to you? Listen as Pastor Gary re-tells the wondrous resurrection story and shows from the Bible how it can forever change the life you live.

Encountering Jesus - Palm Sunday

Encountering Jesus - Palm Sunday

Encountering Jesus - A Palm Sunday Message

04.14.19 - Palm Sunday is a great time to reflect on the journey of Jesus to the cross. But, before His entry into the city of Jerusalem, Jesus enters the heart of one man. It is is this entrance into the heart that has a greater result. Listen and find out more as Pastor Jared explores the transformation of Zacchaeus.

Sermon #2 - The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Sermon #2 - The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Secrets of the Kingdom: The Parable of the Lost Sheep

04.07.19 - The parable of the Lost Sheep, taught by Jesus Christ, is one of the most beloved stories in the Bible.. The story is simple yet profound. Your Good Shepherd, Jesus,  seeks after you when you are lost and will stop at nothing to find you.  This story is encouragement for those that have strayed, and a challenge to all of us to see God’s heart and move with compassion to reach those that are lost.  

Sermon #1 - Parable of the Mustard Seed

Sermon #1 - Parable of the Mustard Seed

Secrets of the Kingdom of God - Parable of the Mustard Seed

03.31.19 - With this message, we start a NEW Sermon series on the Parables of Jesus. Jesus often spoke in parables. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It's meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. In this series, you will discover the secrets of the Kingdom as we explore a new parable each week. In this message, Pastor Gary will look at Jesus' parable of the Mustard Seed.

Sermon #10 - Sacred Giving

Sermon #10 - Sacred Giving

Sacred Giving

03.17.19 - We are nearing the end of our Sunday sermon series on Nehemiah. In this message, Pastor Gary reads from chapter 10, where we see the third promise the people of Jerusalem make to God. This promise relates directly to us and has to do with our money! How we deal with our finances says a lot about our relationship with God. Listen as we learn how we can honor Him in this important area of our lives.

Sermon #9 - The Sacredness of Rest

Sermon #9 - The Sacredness of Rest

The Sacredness of Rest

03.10.19 - In this message, we continue our sermon series on Nehemiah as we open again to Chapter 10.  Under the Old Testament law, God said that no one could buy or sell anything on the Sabbath day. In this chapter, the people of Jerusalem confess that they have been breaking this law, and they now covenant with God to obey it.  What does this covenant mean for our lives? Listen as Pastor Gary unpacks the answer to this question.

Sermon #8 - A Sacred Promise to the Next Generation

Sermon #8 - A Sacred Promise to the Next Generation

A Sacred Promise to the Next Generation

03.03.19 - In this message, Pastor Gary continues our sermon series on Nehemiah as we open to Chapter 10. In this chapter, the people realize that they have not provided spiritual guidance to their children and have given them over to the pagan culture in which they live. We can find some clear parallels in this story to our culture today. Let’s dive in and let God speak to us.

Sermon #7 - The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

Sermon #7 - The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

02.24.19 - The this message we continue the sermon series on Nehemiah and take a look at Chapter 8. The wall around Jerusalem is finished and the people turn to God's word for their next step. But His Word causes a reaction in them that is astonishing. Listen as Pastor Gary unpacks this story and reveals the steps that will lead us to our greatest hearts desire.

Sermon #6 - Overcoming Opposition

Sermon #6 - Overcoming Opposition

Completion in the Face of Opposition

02.17.19 In this message, we continue the sermon series on Nehemiah and take a look at Chapter 6. As the wall around Jerusalem is completed, Nehemiah continues to face opposition from his enemies. Listen as Pastor Jared describes how Nehemiah deals with these challenges and gives us insight into how we can overcome opposition and similar challenges in our own lives.

Sermon #5 - Serving Together

Sermon #5 - Serving Together

A Peek at Nehemiah’s Journal - Serving Together

02.03.19 In this message, we continue the sermon series on Nehemiah as Pastor Gary takes us through Nehemiah's own journal of the Jerusalem Wall restoration. Listen and discover how much your part in God's mission really matters.

Sermon # 4 - Trouble from Within

Sermon # 4 - Trouble from Within

Trouble from Within

01.27.19 In this message we continue the sermon series on Nehemiah as he sets about rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in the face of significant resistance. In Nehemiah Chapter 5, Nehemiah is faced with a new challenge - the challenge of the oppression of his own people. Pastor Jared looks at how Nehemiah handles the oppression of the poor, and how we can lift up the oppressed around us

Nehemiah #3 - Overcoming Discouragement

Nehemiah #3 - Overcoming Discouragement

How to Overcome Discouragement

01.20.19 - Discouragement is something all of us face at times. It occasionally is powerful enough to affect our actions and decisions, and our lives. Have you ever experienced discouragement that kept you from moving forward in some area God wanted for you? In this message, Pastor Gary continues with the Sunday teaching series on Nehemiah with a message entitled 'Overcoming the Discouragement of the Enemy'. Listen and learn what tactics the enemy uses to discourage you, and how to overcome them!

Lessons from the Life of Nehemiah - #2

Lessons from the Life of Nehemiah - #2

How to Get Started with Real Change!

01.13.19 In this message, Pastor Gary continues with the series through the Book of Nehemiah as he unpacks chapter 2.  The story unfolds as Nehemiah boldly speaks to the King and is sent out to accomplish a mission.  But the magnitude of the challenge God has given him becomes real as he steps out in faith.  Listen and learn from Nehemiah’s story how the Lord wants us to face the insurmountable challenges in our lives!

Lessons from the Life of Nehemiah - #1

Lessons from the Life of Nehemiah - #1

Prayers that Will Change Your World!

01.06.19 With this message, Pastor Gary starts a New Year sermon series through the book of Nehemiah. The series is about a man whose heart is captured by the Lord and whom the Lord uses to change the world around him. Week by week we will walk through life with this courageous man and learn from the trials and triumphs that he experiences.  Let’s open our bibles to Nehemiah Chapter 1 and dive in.

Sermon #5 - Simon

Sermon #5 - Simon

Simon

12.30.18 - Pastor Gary’s final message in the "Characters of Christmas" series, this message focuses on Simon who has been waiting expectantly for the arrival of the Messiah and recognizes Jesus as the fulfillment of this promise when he encounters him in the temple.

 
Sermon #4 - Characters of Christmas: The Wisemen

Sermon #4 - Characters of Christmas: The Wisemen

The Wisemen - Seekers of a Savior

12.23.18 Pastor Gary continues with the Advent series “The Characters of Christmas” as he highlights the Wisemen who are the first to seek to worship Jesus.

 
Sermon #3 - Characters of Christmas: Mary

Sermon #3 - Characters of Christmas: Mary

Mary: Her Response in a God-Given Crisis

12.09.18 - Pastor Gary continues with the Advent series “The Characters of Christmas” as he highlights Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the crisis she faces in her encounter with the angel Gabriel.

 
Sermon #2 - Characters of Christmas, Jospeh

Sermon #2 - Characters of Christmas, Jospeh

Joseph: The Hero of Christmas

12.02.18 - In this message, Pastor Jared continues with the Advent series “The Characters of Christmas” as he highlights Joseph, The Hero of Christmas.

 
Sermon #1 - Zechariah

Sermon #1 - Zechariah

The Characters of Christmas - Zechariah

Note: This message will be available on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. We apologize for the delay.

This is the first message in the “Character of Christmas” sermon series which will highlight five of the main characters involved in the biblical Christmas story. As we look more closely into the lives of the Advent story characters, your faith will be stretched, we will learn from their struggles, and we will meet Jesus anew in this Advent season.

Sermon #9 - Suffering w Christ

Sermon #9 - Suffering w Christ

Don’t Miss the Joy: Suffering with Christ

11.18.18 In this message, Pastor Gary completes the sermon series on "The Upside-Down Life", by looking at the 8th Beatitude: "Blessed are the those who are persecuted because of righteousness”. What is true persecution and how do we experience it in today’s culture? Are we doing anything worth persecuting?  Listen, as Pastor Gary answers these questions and helps us to connect with the joy of suffering with Christ.

Sermon #8 - Blessed are the Peacemakers

Sermon #8 - Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the Peacemakers

11.11.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary continues our sermon series on "The Upside-Down Life", by looking at the 7th Beatitude: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”. Who are the peacemakers? Aren’t we all children of God if we are saved? Listen today as Pastor Gary answers these questions and helps us to become “peacemakers” in our own lives of faith.

Congratulations Pastor Jared!

Congratulations Pastor Jared!

A Life Worthy Of The Calling - A Tribute to Pastor Jared Paxton

11.04.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary honors Assistant Pastor Jared, his call to the ministry and his recent completion of a degree in Biblical Leadership.  Pastor Gary will also encourage each of us in the call God has placed on our lives and how best we can live it out.

 
Blessed are the Pure of Heart - Sermon #6

Blessed are the Pure of Heart - Sermon #6

Blessed are the Pure of Heart

10.28.18 - In this message, Pastor Jared continues our sermon series on "The Upside-Down Life", by looking at the 6th Beatitude: "Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God” What does it mean to be “pure of heart”?  Can anyone truly see God?  Listen, as Pastor Jared takes the mystery out of this passage and helps us to apply this promise to our own lives of faith.

 
Blessed are the Merciful - Sermon #5

Blessed are the Merciful - Sermon #5

Blessed are the Merciful

10.21.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary continues our sermon on "The Upside-Down Life", by looking at the 5th Beatitude: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."  Is this a salvation by works? Do we earn his mercy by our mercy? Let’s explore these questions as Pastor Gary unpacks this passage and open our eyes to God’s truth about mercy.

 
Sermon #4 - Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Sermon #4 - Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

10.14.18 - With this message, Pastor Gary continues our sermon series on "The Upside Down Life", from Jesus' teaching on The Beatitudes of Matthew 5.  What does Jesus mean by 'righteousness' and how can a person actually 'hunger and thirst' for it? You'll be surprised by the answers...and in maybe even find a deep longing He promises to satisfy that you never knew you had!


Sermon #3 - “Blessed Are the Meek…”

Sermon #3 - “Blessed Are the Meek…”

“Blessed Are the Meek…”

10.07.18 - With this message, we continue in our Fall series through the Beatitudes by looking at Matt 5:5, “Blessed are the Meek…”.  Who are the meek? What does it mean that they will “inherit the earth”? These are the questions that Pastor Gary addresses in this insightful message.

 
Stripping It All Off - A Personal Testimony

Stripping It All Off - A Personal Testimony

Stripping it All Off

This powerful message is given by Scott Willard,and former pastor, and Ministry Overseer in the Vineyard Church of Federal Way. Scott’s message incorporates his life story, with scriptural truths and wisdom he has gleaned from his experiences woven in.

 
The Trinity: Transformation

The Trinity: Transformation

The Trinity: Transformation

This message, by our friend and ordained Vineyard Pastor Rick McDaniels, is about how the Trinity helps to transform our lives.

 
Sermon #2- Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Sermon #2- Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Blessed are Those Who Mourn

In this message, Pastor Jared continues "The Upside-Down Life" series with Matt. 5:4 "God blessed those who mourn, for they will be comforted." In the “Upside Down Life”, Jesus is talking about mourning as something different, mourning that changes us from the inside out, mourning that leads to blessing and to comfort.

 
Sermon #1 - Blessed are the Poor In Spirit

Sermon #1 - Blessed are the Poor In Spirit

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

09.09.18 This message is the first in a NEW sermon series based on the Beatitudes titled, "The Upside Down Life: How Following God Means Living Life Upside Down". Not sure what that means?Throughout this series, we will discover Jesus’ surprising but clear directions for having a blessed life (and who doesn't want that!).

Pastor Gary Georgeson

 
Building An Unbreakable Life

Building An Unbreakable Life

Building An Unbreakable Life

09.02.18 Everyone faces storms in life that can be painful or difficult. Occasionally a big storm comes at us that destroys everything we have built. In this message, Pastor Gary speaks on the parable of the two builders (Matt 7). In this simple parable is the secret to 'Building an Unbreakable Life'.

Jesus' Mission of Mercy

Jesus' Mission of Mercy

Jesus Mission of Mercy

08.26.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary shares some profound truths about Jesus' mission to the world. In Luke 4:14-30, Jesus announces this mission to his hometown crowd, and gets a surprising reaction. What is your reaction to Jesus’ mission?  As you listen you’ll have a chance to contemplate this question.

 
The Treasure of the Kingdom - Matt 13:44

The Treasure of the Kingdom - Matt 13:44

08.19.18 - What would you do if you found a priceless treasure in a field?  In this message, Pastor Gary shares about a man who discovers a treasure, what he does in response, and why he does it.   

 
The Trinity

The Trinity

The Trinity - What It Is, Why it Matters and How it Changes our Life of Faith

08.12.18 Today we welcomed our friend and ordained Vineyard pastor, Rick McDaniel, as our guest speaker. Rick is a retired pastor of several Vineyard Churches, continues to support the Vineyard NW Region with leadership and training, and currently works as a Vineyard Spiritual Director.

 

Lost in Love - Luke 7

Lost in Love - Luke 7

Lost in Love

08.05.18  In this message, Pastor Gary preaches out of 1 John 4:16 and Luke 7 as he helps us discover anew how to understand and respond to God’s love. Falling in love with God and then living a life of love is foundational to our faith. Listen today and open your heart to God’s Word and His invitation.

Sermon #6 - Repentance + Forgiveness = FReedom

Sermon #6 - Repentance + Forgiveness = FReedom

Repentance + Forgiveness = FReedom

07.29.18 - In this message, Pastor Jared wraps up our sermon series through the book of Job. Repentance and forgiveness are today’s themes as we will look at how God restores Job from all his sufferings and allows him to experience freedom and renewed blessing in his life. 

Sermon 5 - Suffering - What's It Good For?

Sermon 5 - Suffering - What's It Good For?

Suffering - What's It Good For?

07.22.18 - The story of Job can be hard to read. Job endures incredible suffering, more than most of us will endure in a lifetime.  In this message, we will discover the final outcome of Job’s suffering. What was it good for? Does it have any value? Does the suffering in your life right now have value?  What would the greatest possible outcome be of the suffering you are experiencing right now? Keep this question (and the answer you came up with) in mind as you listen to this message.  You may be surprised by the outcome of Job’s suffering.  And. God may show you something about what He is doing in your life as well

Sermon #4 - The Lord's Answer to Job's Anguish

Sermon #4 - The Lord's Answer to Job's Anguish

The Lord’s Answer to Job’s Anguish

07.15.18 - Throughout the book of Job, we see him in anguish and frustration as he questions God, accusing Him of striking him with affliction and not caring about his suffering.  Can you relate to Job’s frustration and hurt at God’s seeming lack of care?  Do you ever lashed out at God when your prayers go unanswered?  In this message, Pastor Gary will reveal what the Lord says when he finally speaks to Job.  Job is hoping for a clear answer to the “why” of his suffering.  But God’s surprising response takes Job in a whole new direction.

Listen and discover how the Lord’s answer to Job can help you face your struggles with more peace and trust in your Almighty God.

Sermon #3 - What NOT to do When a Friend is Hurting

Sermon #3 - What NOT to do When a Friend is Hurting

3 Things to Never Do When a Friend is Hurting

We all want to encourage our loved ones when they are suffering.  But it can be easy to say or do the wrong thing. In this message, as Pastor Gary continues through the book of Job (ch 4-7), we see how Job's well-meaning friends try to help him in the midst of his painful circumstances.  We’ve all been there – on both sides of suffering. Let’s learn from God’s Word how to truly support one another.

Sermon #2 - How to Respond to Stress

Sermon #2 - How to Respond to Stress

How Do Your Respond to God When Under Stress?

07.01.18 - In this message, we continue in in the book of Job, as Pastor Jared explores chapter 3.  In the safety of his friends, Job gets real and his honesty about his struggles is something we can all relate to. What we see is that his view of God directly influences his response to his pain. How do you respond to God when under stress?  This is the theme of this powerful message.

Sermon #1 - Faith Tested y Suffering

Sermon #1 - Faith Tested y Suffering

Faith Tested by Suffering

o6.24.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary kicks off a new Sermon Series titled “Life Lessons from the Book of Job”. Chapters 1 & 2 tell the story of the many devastating losses that God allows Job to experience in his life. Job’s response to these losses is astonishing, especially to those around him. But, more importantly, his reaction can teach us about our own trust in God during difficult times.

Fathers' Day Sermon

Fathers' Day Sermon

Responding to Your Father's Heart

06.17.18 - An important part of the Christian life is deeply seeking a father/child relationship with the Lord. But how do we do this ? On this Fathers’ Day, Pastor Gary looks at moments from the life of Jesus, which teach us how we can respond to, and pursue, our Father in Heaven.

 
The Incomparable Jesus

The Incomparable Jesus

The Incomparable Jesus

06.10.18 - So...just how important is the person of Jesus to you? In this message, Pastor Gary takes us to the beginning of the book of Hebrews, which reminds us of a Jesus who is beyond compare. Open your heart today and see Jesus again, or for the first time.

 
Sermon #16 - How Paul Actually Viewed Women

Sermon #16 - How Paul Actually Viewed Women

How Paul Actually Viewed Women

06.03.18 - A few of the apostle Paul's statements, when taken out of context, have caused some to mistakenly regard him as a misogynist ("a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women"). Paul speaks to this issue in Romans 16, which is the chapter that Pastor Gary focuses on in this message.

 
Sermon # 15 - Paul's Reasons

Sermon # 15 - Paul's Reasons

Paul's Reasons

So I have reason to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me in my service to God.(Romans 15:17)

05.27.18 - Have you ever been so excited about something that everything you say is encouraging, or inspiring to others? In this message, Pastor Jared will look at why Paul wrote the letter to the Romans, and how his message can encourage us, inspire us, and empower us towards our mission.

Sermon #14 - Touchy Subjects

Sermon #14 - Touchy Subjects

Touchy Subjects

05.20.18 - Pastor Gary continues with our series on Romans, this week addressing Romans chapter 14.  The issue at hand in Romans 14 is the matter of personal convictions.  Individual Christians will often disagree over matters of what a believe is at liberty to do.  Should Christians worry about what they eat? Is drinking alcohol a sin? What about dancing or R-rated movies? Paul gives us God's perspective on these and other "touchy subjects" in this insightful chapter.  

Mothers' Day Sermon - 2018

Mothers' Day Sermon - 2018

A Mother's Desperate Faith

Jesus calls her “a woman of great faith”. She’s a mother. Her child is in trouble. She is desperate as she cries out, “Lord, help me!”. In this message, Pastor Gary will tell the story of this mother, which we find in Matthew, chapter 15. Her story is an encouragement to every mother who prays desperate prayers and longs to see God’s miraculous answers.

Sermon # 13 - God & Government

Sermon # 13 - God & Government

God & Government

05.06.18 - Does God care about how you respond to authority?  In this message, Pastor Gary look sat Romans 13 and reveals what God says about how Christians should view the government and our leaders.  In our current political climate, this message is more applicable than ever!  

 
Sermon #12 - How to Get Back at Your Enemy

Sermon #12 - How to Get Back at Your Enemy

How to Get Back at Your Enemies

04.29.18 - All of us have difficult relationships. All of us feel mistreated or hurt by others at times. In this message, Pastor Gary will unpack this surprising truth:  It’s okay to get back at your enemies.  Really?  Is that what the bible says? Listen and find out.

 

 

Sermon #11 - The Struggle Is Real

Sermon #11 - The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle is REAL

04.22.18 - Loving the way Jesus calls us to love, while dealing with our sin and evil thoughts and desires, is a REAL challenge. In this message, Pastor Jared will continue our journey through the book of Romans, and help us discover how to love authentically and combat the evils we face.

 

 

 
Sermon #10 - Using Your Spiritual Gifts for God and Others

Sermon #10 - Using Your Spiritual Gifts for God and Others

Using Your Spiritual Gifts for God and Others

04.16.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary helps us discover that not only has God poured out His grace on us, but He has also given us  unique spiritual gifts. There is nothing more thrilling, more joyful, more meaningful, more fulfilling than to use the unique gifts given to you for God’s purposes in His kingdom. Listen and get a clearer picture of the unique gifts given to you, and how you can use your gifts in the eternal unfolding of God’s glory.

Sermon #9 - How Then Shall We Live?

Sermon #9 - How Then Shall We Live?

How Then Shall We Live?

04.08.18 - This message continues with our series through the Book of Romans. Pastor Gary teaches from Chapter 12, which is the major turning point of this letter. Previously, Paul has taught us why we need a Savior and how to accept Him. In this talk, we will learn, on a practical level, how to live out our salvation and worship God with our daily lives.

 

 
A Walk to Remember - An Easter Message

A Walk to Remember - An Easter Message

A Walk to Remember

04.01.18 - We all can experience disappointments in life that cause us to get off track. In this Easter message, Pastor Gary leads us through the story of two followers of Jesus who had lost all hope after He died on the cross. But, Jesus had a surprising plan that day to turn them around. Let God speak to you through the words and actions of Jesus, who gave His life for you.

Here Comes the King ...On a Donkey?

Here Comes the King ...On a Donkey?

Here Comes the King ... On a Donkey?

03.25.18 - When you imagine a King coming to town, how do you picture it? Today, Pastor Jared will take a look at John chapter 12, the narrative of Jesus, our King, entering Jerusalem. There are two different stories at work here. Listen and decide which one you would like to be a part of.

 

 
Sermon #8 - Why Does God Allow His Children to Suffer?

Sermon #8 - Why Does God Allow His Children to Suffer?

Why Does God Allow his chidlren to Suffer?

03.18.18 - This message, by Pastor Gary, addresses something we all face in life – Suffering. Why do God's children suffer?  What do we do when answers to prayer don't come? Romans Chapter 8, one of the most profound chapters in the Bible, has answers to these questions.  Listen today for the Lord’s Word to you about His wonderful purpose and glorious promise in suffering.

Sermon #7 - The Power to Change

Sermon #7 - The Power to Change

The Power to Change

03.11.18 -  Have you ever tried to change something about yourself, like a bad habit or unhealthy behavior? It’s difficult to do, isn't it?  In this message, Pastor Gary continues our series through the book of Romans, using Romans 8 to help you rediscover the unique Gift that God gives Christians. How does this precious Gift work? Listen and find out how can you use it to get free and stay free of your old nature!

 
Sermon #6 - The Secret to a Life of Freedom

Sermon #6 - The Secret to a Life of Freedom

The Secret to a Life of Freedom

03.04.18 - Believe it or not,  freedom is not being free to do what you want. True freedom is much different and much more fulfilling. In this message from Romans, chapter 6, the Apostle Paul reveals the secret to a life of true freedom.  Listen and out how the choices you make every day can either hinder or enable you to walk in true freedom in your life.

 
Sermon #5 - The Joy of Our Salvation

Sermon #5 - The Joy of Our Salvation

The Joy of Our Salvation

02.25.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary continues with the sermon series through the book of Romans. Open your bible to Romans, chapter 5, and listen as Paul reflects on the incredible joy that is ours because of our salvation through Jesus Christ. Open your heart and let the Holy Spirit bring this truth alive for you today.

 
Sermon #4 - What Makes You Right With God?

Sermon #4 - What Makes You Right With God?

What Makes You Right With God?

02.18.18 - Romans 4 tells us that Abraham discovered what made him right with God.  Was it his good deeds or something else? In this message, Pastor Jared will answer the question, “What Makes You Right with God?” and journey with you by looking at the importance of faith in your life.

 
Sermon #3 - And Now ... The Good News

Sermon #3 - And Now ... The Good News

And Now...The Good News

02.11.18 - In the last message, in Romans 1:18-3:20, we heard the Bad News: We are completely, and totally lost, and unable to do anything about it. In this message, from Romans 3:21-31, we hear the Good News: God has paid the price and miraculously rescued us from the destruction ahead. Listen with an open heart as Pastor Gary describes what Jesus has done for us to make us Righteous!

First ...the Bad News - Sermon #2

First ...the Bad News - Sermon #2

First...the Bad News

02.04.18 - In this message, Pastor Gary continues in our series on Romans by looking at Romans 1:18 – Romans 2. In these passages, Paul communicates some pretty bad news; bad news that is true for each of us. This harsh truth is very hard to face, but it holds HOPE for us. Let’s go on this journey with Paul and see where God’s unsettling message takes us. Buckle up. It’s a wild ride.

 

 
Getting Right with God - Sermon #1

Getting Right with God - Sermon #1

Getting Right with God

01.28.18 - Today we start a new sermon series based the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans.  Pastor Gary will introduce this book and its central message of salvation that is offered to us by the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This book is a masterpiece.  Today we begin the journey to discover its depths.

 
Field of Dreams - Sermon #6

Field of Dreams - Sermon #6

Field of Dreams

01.21.18  Do you ever struggle to believe God's future promises, especially when your life situation seems to point to just the opposite? In this message, from Jeremiah 32, Pastor Gary shares about living by faith when you feel trapped in difficult and even impossible circumstances. Listen with an open heart and be ready to discover how God works in your life to build your "Field of Dreams".

Tough Talk with God - Sermon #5

Tough Talk with God - Sermon #5

Tough Talk with God

01.14.18 - Have you ever felt the struggle to keep silent when you felt God’s Spirit urging you to speak up?  In this powerful message, Assistant Pastor Jared continues our series from the book of Jeremiah with a story from chapter 20 about the prophet’s own inner struggle to hold back. He describes a fire in his heart that burns to get out.  Be inspired today by Jeremiah to be a bearer of God’s message to those around you!

The Life and Times of Jeremiah - Sermon #4

The Life and Times of Jeremiah - Sermon #4

A New Covenant

01.07.18 - Pastor Gary Georgeson - In this message, we return to our series in the book of Jeremiah and look at God’s promise of a New Covenant – a Covenant that completely transforms our relationship with Him.  God put it all on the line so you could personally know and love Him forever! Let God’s Word prepare your heart for receiving Communion today, as your response to this message.

Why Time Flies - A New Year Message

Why Time Flies - A New Year Message

Why Time Flies - A New Year Message

12.31.17 - On this New Year’s Eve Sunday, it is the perfect opportunity for us to stop and consider what God says about ‘Time.’ There is an important Biblical reason why the passage of time always seems to surprise us.  Listen to this message by Pastor Gary Georgeson and find out ‘Why Time Flies.’ It will help you prepare your heart for a truly Happy New Year!

Prince of Peace - Advent Sermon #4

Prince of Peace - Advent Sermon #4

Prince of Peace

12.24.17 - In thie fourth Advent sermon, Pastor Gary Georgeson shares about the Peace with God that Jesus offers us, followed by the journey of peace that we partake throughout our lives.  The Prince of Peace has come.  Will you receive Him?

Feel the Joy - Advent Sermon #3

Feel the Joy - Advent Sermon #3

Feel the Joy

12.17.17 - In this third message of Advent, Pastor Gary Georgeson shares an animated and illustrated, original poem followed by a message to help you to "feel the Joy" - a true JOY that is like no other. This Joy is for you today and the Lord is here to impart this Joy to all who will receive it. 

Gift of Love - Advent Sermon #2

Gift of Love - Advent Sermon #2

Advent: A Gift of Love

12.10.17 - In this second message of Advent, Pastor Jared Paxton will focus on the truth of John 3:16, and bring the Christmas story alive by highlighting the moments when characters in the story encounter the transforming LOVE of God.  You are encouraged to listen with your heart and be open to the Lord encountering you with His ever-present, transforming love.

Rediscovering Christ in Christmas - Advent Sermon #1 - HOPE

Rediscovering Christ in Christmas - Advent Sermon #1 - HOPE

Jesus Christ Our HOPE

12.03.17 - ‘Hope’ is traditionally the theme of the first Sunday in Advent, the Christian 4-week celebration of Jesus’ coming! In this message, your are encouraged to answer this question: What Hope has God given me for my life today? In addition, Pastor Gary Georgeson shares from the Bible on how Jesus transforms our lives with sure and lasting Hope.

 

The Tale of Two Trees - Sermon #3

The Tale of Two Trees - Sermon #3

The Tale of Two Trees

11.26.17 -  In this message, from Jeremiah 17, Pastor Gary Georgeson shares a profound lesson about trusting in God, using the simple comparison of two trees.  Both children and adults can learn from this valuable message. It is simple, but when applied, this truth will change your life.

The Life of Jeremiah Series - #2

The Life of Jeremiah Series - #2

Formed by His Own Hands

11.19.17  Are you getting knocked around and pressed upon from all sides? Do ever feel your life direction is totally up to you, and that God is far away from the things that you really face?  This bible message tells us that just the opposite is true.  God is intimately at work forming His vision of your life and calling, through every challenge and opportunity you face. Open your heart and mind to God’s voice, as Pastor Gary Georgeson shares this message, the 2nd message in the ‘Jeremiah the Prophet’ series.  

 

The Life of Jeremiah Series - #1

The Life of Jeremiah Series - #1

The Calling of Jeremiah

11.12.17 - “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart.  I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jer 1:5) God spoke these words into the heart of Jeremiah and they forever changed his world.  The saga of Jeremiah’s calling has all the twists and turns, intrigue and drama of a Hollywood movie. It’s a story you will not forget; a story you can relate to. You may even see yourself in this story.  Pastor Jared Paxton shares this first message in the sermon series on "The Life of Jeremiah."  Enjoy.

The Secret to a Life of Joy

11.05.17 - Life is difficult, right?  Life has the ability to overwhelm us, and leave us frustrated or discouraged.  However, the Bible teaches an amazing secret about “a continuous feast” that God offers that will sustain us in joy every single day of our lives.  In this message, Pastor Gary Georgeson will share this amazing secret.

God's Faithfulness in the Midst of Suffering - Dr. Rose Madrid-Swetman

10.29.17 - In this inspiring message, Dr. Rose Madrid-Swetman shares about her life journey, which has been filled with great difficulty, sorrow and illness as well as healing and triumph. Her message is one of hope in the faithfulness of the Lord, even in the midst of life's challenges and suffering.

 

Federal Way Vineyard: Fulfilling God’s Mission

10.22.17 - This is the 7th and final sermon in our “Everyone Gets to Play” Fall Series. As part of this message, Pastor Jared will be answering the question, “What is the future of the Vineyard Church of Federal Way?” If the answer to this question is important to you, then listen up as Jared shares openly and passionately about God’s plan for what lies ahead for us

Why We Worship

10.15.17 - Across the globe, The Vineyard is known for its expression of intimate, powerful, and values-rich worship music. But in order to fully experience true worship as God intends it, it is important for each of us to answer the question, “Why do I worship?”  In this message, Pastor Gary will address this question and help each of us to embrace the answer, so that we can more fully experience Christ’s reality in worship – healed by His love, refreshed by His presence, and empowered by His Spirit.

Remember the Poor

10.08.17 - In Scripture, we see that God has a special place in His heart for the poor. Reminding us of the call to care for the impoverished among us, Jesus spoke words that challenge us today: …”Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these…you did for me.”  In this message, Pastor Gary will share how the Vineyard movement, and specifically our church, responds to this call.  You will also learn how each of us can be the hands and feel of Jesus to those most in need.

Holy Spirit: Naturally Supernatural

10.01.17 - In this fourth message of the "Everyone Gets to Play" sermon series, Pastor Gary Georgeson gives us a picture of the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and explains what it really means to walk in the Spirit. This message and it's truths are critical to the Christian faith. Listen, learn, be empowered. 

Everyone Gets to Play, Which Means YOU

09.24.17 - Have you read the bible and wondered, "When do I get to do this stuff, the amazing "God" stuff of the bible?" In the Vineyard we believe that's what we get to do, no matter what season of life you might be in. We call this "Everyone gets to play".  In this message, Pastor Jared Paxton teachs out of John 14 and reveals how you can "get into the game" in God's playground.  Everyone Gets to Play, which means YOU.

"The Time Has Come. The Kingdom of God is Near."

09.17.17 - What do you think of when Jesus says, "The Kingdom of God"? Do you think of The Church? Heaven? Christianity? When Jesus announced the coming of God's Kingdom, He had something specific - and absolutely amazing - in mind! Listen and here what Jesus came to do, and calls you to do - above everything else. This second message in the "Everyone Get's To Play" series will inspire you, challenge you, and might even change your life!

 

Everyone Gets to Play #1 - The Birth of the Vineyard

09.10.17 - In this message, the Lord will take you on a journey to discover where the Vineyard has come from and where we are going.  Listen and hear the story of the people who sparked the flame that led to...supernatural healings, authentic encounters with God, new intimacy in worship, and a spirit-filled revival that has  impacted the Christian Church around the world to this day.   Let's find out where we come from and who we are as a body of believers.  Let's uncover the unique qualities that God placed in the Vineyard (our DNA) from the start.  And, let's learn from our rich heritage as we seek to be the people and church that God has called us to be. 

A Wonderfully Impossible Invitation

09.03.17 - On the night before he was crucified, Jesus exhorted his disciples: "A new commandment I give to you: Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34). "As I have loved you"....This begs the question: How did Jesus actually love us? In this message, Pastor Gary unpacks this question as he helps us to understand and live out this “wonderfully impossible” invitation.  

God's Kingdom is Diverse

08.27.17 - Pastor Jared Paxton - In this message Pastor Jared Paxton shares about God’s view of diversity, which can be very different from our own. Listen and discover God’s heart for our divided world and learn how you can convey His heart in your own life, relationships and circumstances.

God's Message to His People in an Out-of-Control World

08.20.17 - Pastor Gary Georgeson - The ugly bigotry and violence in Charlottesville, the terrorist attacks in Barcelona, the escalation of threats from North Korea are all extremely unsettling.  As Christians, we can feel powerless…captive to social and political events unfolding around us.  Do you ever feel like a stranger in a strange land? A refugee in a Godless culture? I do. We can be tempted to despair or denial on one hand, or easy spiritual platitudes on the other.

How should we as God’s people understand our calling in today’s culture?  What is our message to be in this hour?  What is our action together to be toward our nation and our world?

This message, from the book of Jeremiah, will encourage and inspire you to live out the Lord’s purposes today. 

Loving for a Lifetime

08.13.17 Listen as Pastor Gary shares the final message in the Sacred Sex: Lessons in Love, Intimacy and Passion from the Song of Soloman series.  This series has opened our eyes to God’s plan for our most intimate relationships.  In this message, we will learn how they can last for a lifetime and be a light to the world!

Making Sparks Fly in Marriage

08.06.17   Pastor Gary continues the six-week series on the Song of Solomon, Sacred Sex: Lessons in Love, Intimacy and Passion. In this message, we learn from a young married couple the keys to keeping passion and attraction alive and growing well beyond the honeymoon.

Navigating Conflict

07.30.17  This is the 4th message in the six-week series on the Song of Solomon, "Sacred Sex: Lessons in Love, Intimacy and Passion". In this message, Pastor Gary Georgeson helps us learn from a young married couple how to deal with the anxieties, fears, and conflicts that come with genuine intimacy. Listen and let the Lord lead you to a deeper depth of unity in your marriage and other close relationships.

The Wedding...and the Night to Come

07.23.17 In this 3rd message, Pastor Jared continues the six-week series on the Song of Solomon titled Sacred Sex: Lessons in Love, Intimacy and Passion. Are you doing relationships your way or God’s way?  Pastor Jared will have you consider this question as he describes the blessings God intends for your relationship and the beauty in “waiting”.

Relationship Killers

07.16.17  In this 2nd message, Pastor Gary continues the six-week series on the Song of Solomon titled Sacred Sex: Lessons in Love, Intimacy and Passion.  In this sermon, you will learn about things that are not obvious that undermine our relationships.

The Power of Attraction

07.09.17 With this message, Pastor Gary begins a 6 week series on the Song of Solomon titled Sacred Sex: Lessons in Love, Intimacy and Passion. As we open the book, we find a young couple, still getting to know each other and very attracted to one another.  As we read about their relationship, we will look at the power and gift of sexual attraction, why it’s important to look beyond it, and what specific qualities to look for in a mate.  

The full Life Jesus Came to Give

07.02.17  Guest Speaker Pastor Rick McDaniel

Transtions: Is God Doing Something NEW in You? - Pastor Gary Georgeson

06.24.17 In this message,  Pastor Gary brings a prophetic word from Isaiah 43, where God reveals He is doing something new in us! Whether you realize it or not, you may be in a spiritual transition from old to new. What can you do to make sure you don't get 'stuck in transition'?  Listen and find out!

 

The Most Valuable Gift a Father Can Receive

06.18.17  If your father is alive on this Fathers’ Day, then you’ve likely sought the perfect gift for him. If you father has passed away, perhaps you wonder if he received what he needed most from you. What is the most valuable gift a father can receive? What is it that every father truly needs from his children. In this message, Pastor Gary reflects on these questions and reveals what the bible says about honoring and valuing our fathers.

Mission Unstoppable - The Final Chapter - Pastor Jared Paxton

06.11,.17  From the day of Pentecost and the struggles the first church encountered, to Paul and his many missionary journeys, God’s “unstoppable mission” continues. In this message, Pastor Jared Paxton recaps all of these adventures and concludes our series on the book of Acts.  However, the story does not stop here.  It continues on in you and me as we look to Him for the “unstoppable” mission He has for each of our lives. 

Paul and the Deadly Snake Bite - Pastor Gary Georgeson

06.0417  How important is Jesus’ mission in your life?  What do you do when your calling is threatened by the forces of evil? In this message, Pastor Gary continues our teaching series in the Book of Acts with the story of Paul’s encounter with a deadly viper and the lesson of how to protect your calling.

The Perfect STorm - Pastor Gary Georgeson

05.28.17 We have storms in life that can cause us great anxiety and lead us into despair.  This message, from Acts 27, is about Paul’s journey aboard a ship that encounters a devastating storm.  Paul’s reaction, and that of his shipmates, will teach us how to survive our own storms in life, and how to find hope and peace in the midst of them.

Celebration Sunday - Living a Called Life

05.21.17 - This "Celebration Sunday", all four of our pastors share short messages about “living the called life”, what this means in their lives and how they strive to walk out this calling in our church.  Listen and be encouraged as they share from their hearts. And, open your heart to what the Lord may be saying to you about the life you are living, the calling you have and how your life is affecting those around us.

A Mother's Sacred Calling

05.14.17 - In this message, Pastor Gary Georgeson brings us the moving story of Hannah from the Bible book of 1st Samuel.  When we first meet her, Hannah is a hurting woman with a deep passion for God's gift of motherhood.  Her prayers and commitment to the Lord are inspiring and enlightening for every mother --and grandmother--today! Celebrate Mother's Day by opening your heart to God's Word on the sacred calling of motherhood.

"Someday" and "Almost" - Pastor Gary Georgeson0

5.07.17 - In this message, from Acts 23-26, Paul meets two couples who have everything the world has to give, however their lives are broken and they are in desperate need of Jesus. The problem is, they will have to change their lifestyles. What they do at the moment of decision is a powerful lesson to us all.

The Power of a Story - Pastor Gary Georgeson

04.30.17 - In this message, from Acts 21-23, we find Paul in Jerusalem, having been severely beaten by a rioting crowd.  Before being dragged off to jail, Paul asks to address the crowd. What he says is an example of the most powerful and authentic form of evangelism available to us today. We can learn from Paul’s example AND the powerful testimnony of Laurie Hoggard, a member of our own congregation, about what God has done in her life.    

The Only Race that Matters - Pastor Cindy Jury

04.23.17 In this message, Pastor Cindy will explore what God has for each of us from Acts chapter 20, in which Paul expresses, “… I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” 

Living the Life of Your Dreams - Easter Message

04.15.17 - What is the life of your dreams? What does it look like? Is it stree-free, happy, filled with success and...what?  In this powerful Easter message, Pastor Gary looks at the elusive “life of our dreams” and compare it to the life that Jesus offers us, something He calls “life eternal”. You may just find that the path to the life of your dreams is right before you.  Will you follow it?

Dying to Live - Pastor Gary Georgeson

04.09.17 - This powerful message by Pastor Gary is about the amazing things Jesus said and did that first Palm Sunday.  Listen as Jesus tells us why He had to die and why, actually, we do too!

Filled by the Holy Spirit  - Pastor Jared Paxton

04.02.17 - In this message, Pastor Jared continues our series “Mission Unstoppable” through the book of Acts. In Acts 19, Paul prays for 12 Christians to be baptized the Holy Spirit and “they spoke in languages they had not known before. They also prophesied.”(Acts 19:6) Listen as Jared unravels this compelling story and helps us understand what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Longing for the Unknown God - Pastor Gary Georgeson

03.19.17 - This morning, Pastor Gary continues our series “Mission Unstoppable” through the book of Acts.   He is preaching out of Acts Chapter 17, which is Paul’s famous sermon on Mars Hill.  Paul’s message can easily be applied to our own lives as it tells us how we can be a light for Jesus in a culture that does not know God.

 

Embracing the Word of God - Pastor Cindy Jury

3.12.17 - In this message, Pastor Cindy Jury continues our series “Mission Unstoppable” through the book of Acts. She is preaching out of Acts 17, where we find two groups of people who respond very differently to the hearing of God’s Word. Which group are you?

Paul And Barnabas: When Personalities Clash - Pastor Gary Georgeson

03.05.17 - In this message, Pastor Gary continues the series “Mission Unstoppable” through the book of Acts. The end of Acts 15 tells the story of Paul and Barnabas, two Christian leaders who have a serious disagreement. Relationship clashes are a part of life and we can learn a lot as we discover how these two Christian leaders react in this challenge. You may even find yourself taking sides!

Religion of Works or Relationship of Grace - Pastor Gary Georgeson

02.26.17 - Open your bible to Acts 15 and ready your heart for a message on what God wants from you as you come into His family. Whether you are a “seeker”, new to God’s family or you have been His child for decades you will benefit from this insightful message

 

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