Let’s be honest; life can feel pretty hopeless sometimes. Brenda shares about how we can fight for hope this Advent season.
Brenda digs into what God has to say about dealing with those people in our lives and workplaces that can be really hard to love.
The Gospel message is always the same truth, but the ways we bring it to others can vary. Brenda shares from Acts 16 about the different ways the gospel affected a businesswoman, a slave girl, and a Roman jailer. Acts 16:11-40
Acts continues to reveal how to live as Jesus’ followers in the real world, in our relationships, and in our conversations. Brenda shares about how God gives us this guide through Acts that teaches us how the Holy Spirit leads Jesus’ community to be missional.
Why in the world do we gather each week at the Duluth Vineyard and form this community of Jesus followers? Brenda shares that one of the primary marks of real Christianity is a strong Christian community and how it can become like a new family.
For compassion weekend, we looked at how Jesus responds to poverty and the poor and how we can be like him. Brenda shares about her trip to Uganda, her Compassion sponsor child and what’s going on in our compassion ministries here at the Vineyard.
Brenda continues our series on the suffering of Jesus by bringing us into the story of Jesus’ trial. She helps us ask ourselves how we relate to the motivations of Judas, the Priests and Pilate in this story.
Unless we are intentional about coming to a deeper understanding of the cross, it is very easy for us to drift away from the life-giving meaning of the gospel itself. Brenda starts out our Knowing the Suffering of Jesus series by sharing about the cross as the most successful failure.