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Glen’s Sermon (Dec. 18, 2016) Love: A Multicultural Kingdom Christmas (Matt. 1:1–17)

In this fourth Advent Sunday sermon Glen lays out the VinPas vision to be a very intentional multicultural community. In this sermon Glen demonstrates that Jesus life embodies God's plan that we be a community that displays a multiplicity of cultures. This message is especially important at this time in American society in which there is a resurgence of racist and nationalistic…

Brandon’s Sermon (Nov. 20, 2016). The Beautiful Community: Loving Our Neighbors, Not Simply Our Friends (Matt. 5:43–48)

Dr. Brandon Henderson, Caltech neuroscientist and Vineyard Pasadena home church pastor, continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount. This relevant message comes at a time in which American society is more divided than ever in recent times. Jesus' message to love our enemies, and not just those who look like us and think like us, stands in stark contrast to…

Dr. Robert Chao Romero’s Sermon (Oct 16, 2016) Migration as Grace

Dr. Robert Chao Romero is a good friend of the Vineyard. UCLA professor, constitutional lawyer, pastor, and founder of Jesus for Revolutionaries, Robert preached a rich and impacting message on Migration as Grace.This teaching is a must for understanding the importance of migration to the overarching biblical story about how God works through his people in the world to bless people from…

Brandon’s Sermon (July 17, 2016) The Beautiful Community: A Countercultural View on Divorce and Restoration of Relationship (Matt 5:31–32)

Wow! A great feel good sermon preached by one of VinPas's key leaders Brandon Henderson. Brandon takes us on a great journey through his own life as an African American devoted to building relational bridges both in his own marriage and in society that is both inspiring as well as challenging. Brandon's sermon is full of wisdom and plenty of good MLK…

Brad’s Sermon (June 19, 2016) Father’s Day: Home is the Realm of the Kingdom Revolution

Brad Hightower, one of our Vineyard Pasadena pastors, preached a pretty powerful Father's Day sermon entitled "The Home is the Realm where the Revolution is Realized." Rich in insight and passion for Jesus, Brad speaks out in the context of our national discontent to focus our attention on the biblical model for personal and social transformation is the home. It is in…

Rafael’s Sermon (May 15, 2016): The Beautiful Community: A Revolutionary Renovation of the Heart (Matt 5:27–30)

Rafael Gómez, one of our VinPas pastors, preached a powerful and moving Gospel-soaked sermon for our Beautiful Community series based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:27–30. The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus' manifesto for a new humanity. Rafael reminds us that God is not interested in us looking religious and playing the superficial and moralistic…

Brad’s Sermon (April 17, 2016). The Beautiful Community: The Kingdom of God is a Grassroots Revolution (Matt 5:17–26)

Brad Hightower, one of the Vineyard Pasadena Community's pastors, preaches a significant installment to our our Sermon on the Mount series entitled "The Beautiful Community." Brad's sermon is based on Matthew 5:17–26 and is entitled "The Kingdom of God is a Grassroots Revolution." Brad provides us with a very practical theology of the Kingdom of God. The point of the Law of…

Brandon’s Sermon (Feb 21, 2016). The Beautiful Community: Salt and Light in a Church with an Image Problem (Matt 5:14–16)

Our beloved neuroscientist and pastor Brandon Henderson gives the Vineyard Pasadena Community's latest installment of our continuing series of talks on the Sermon on the Mount entitled God's Beautiful Community. These talks take place outside in the wider community in Villa Parke in keeping with our value of being "out there" with people of all kinds. You'll hear the Little League baseball…

Glen’s Sermon (December 20, 2015). Fourth Advent Sunday: Christmas Demonstrates a Radical Commitment to Love!

This is Vineyard Pasadena Community Church's fourth Advent Sunday Christmas celebration. In this Christmas reflection Glen shares that the greatest Christmas gift of all is the love that Jesus displayed by coming to earth and demonstrating an active commitment to love in a hostile and oppressive environment.  Jesus then empowers us with this kind of committed love. It is a love under…