Oct 30, 2016
Foundations of the Faith
Series: Specials
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany and effectively began the Protestant Reformation. 499 years later, we still celebrate and experience the benefits of that Reformation which helped restore the church to the foundational teachings of the Bible. In this sermon, we talk about the most significant principles that were reintroduced by Luther and the other Reformers: Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, and God’s Glory Alone.
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  • Oct 30, 2016Foundations of the Faith
    Oct 30, 2016
    Foundations of the Faith
    Series: Specials
    On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany and effectively began the Protestant Reformation. 499 years later, we still celebrate and experience the benefits of that Reformation which helped restore the church to the foundational teachings of the Bible. In this sermon, we talk about the most significant principles that were reintroduced by Luther and the other Reformers: Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, and God’s Glory Alone.
  • Oct 9, 2016Salvations Belongs to the Lord
    Oct 9, 2016
    Salvations Belongs to the Lord
    Jonah 2 is a unique psalm Jonah prays to the Lord from the belly of the fish. We are reminded of our need for salvation. We need God’s grace as much as anyone, and it is important for us to recognize this lesson in order to experience his salvation. We are also reminded that salvation is from God from beginning to end. We simply need to cry out to him. Finally, we discover some of the results of salvation and ways in which Jesus is greater than Jonah.
  • Oct 3, 2016God is in Control
    Oct 3, 2016
    God is in Control
    We learn from Jonah 1 that God is in control in all places. Just as Jonah cannot escape God, neither can we. This thought is both humbling and encouraging. We also learn He is in control of all things. Like Jonah, we often affirm this truth but we don’t live like it. The good news is that God is gracious and He sends someone greater than Jonah.
  • Sep 25, 2016I Am Among You As The One Who Serves
    Sep 25, 2016
    I Am Among You As The One Who Serves
    What does it look like to be great in God’s kingdom? We learn that it looks very different from the way the world thinks about greatness. We discover that true greatness involves humility and serving.
  • Sep 18, 2016Making Disciples Who Impact
    Sep 18, 2016
    Making Disciples Who Impact
    Jesus has given the church a simple mission to make disciples. A key aspect of being a disciple is making Christ known. We are reminded from this passage that God wants to be known, and we discover key principles for making Him known.
  • Sep 4, 2016Making Disciples who Serve
    Sep 4, 2016
    Making Disciples who Serve
    The message of the gospel is that we are not right with God but we can be because of what Christ has done at the cross. While the gospel is about being right with God, the gospel is also about the peace Jesus has established among God’s people. An important part of growing as a disciple of Christ is to grow together with God’s people. We discover from this text why we should value one another and why we should be connected with one another in the church.
  • Sep 4, 2016Making Disciples who Connect
    Sep 4, 2016
    Making Disciples who Connect
    The message of the gospel is that we are not right with God but we can be because of what Christ has done at the cross. While the gospel is about being right with God, the gospel is also about the peace Jesus has established among God’s people. An important part of growing as a disciple of Christ is to grow together with God’s people. We discover from this text why we should value one another and why we should be connected with one another in the church.
  • Aug 28, 2016Making Disciples Who Worship
    Aug 28, 2016
    Making Disciples Who Worship
    We discover this incredible truth that God wants our worship. This is why He created us, and this is why we have this deep thirst. The problem is that we try to satisfy our thirst in ways that can never truly satisfy. The good news is that God has provided the way for us to be satisfied. We learn what it means to worship in spirit and truth and experience true satisfaction.
  • Aug 21, 2016Making Disciples Who Worship, Connect, Serve & Impact
    Aug 21, 2016
    Making Disciples Who Worship, Connect, Serve & Impact
    At Vista Grande, we have a simple mission. We want to make disciples. We want to see people become disciples, and we want to see people grow up in Christ. One helpful part of our mission statement is four key words that describe what discipleship looks like so you can know what is expected of you. These four words reflect the values of the first church and every faithful church since Acts 2. We want to make disciples who worship, connect, serve & impact.
  • Jul 31, 2016One Story, One King
    Jul 31, 2016
    One Story, One King
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Even though the Bible includes 66 books, we are reminded from Psalm 110 it is ultimately one book with one story and one Author. We are also reminded that this story is about one King. We discover why He is the greatest King and why we should follow Him.
  • Jul 24, 2016True Worship
    Jul 24, 2016
    True Worship
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 100
  • Jun 19, 2016Kiss the Son, Psalm 2
    Jun 19, 2016
    Kiss the Son, Psalm 2
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Every good story has conflict, and the storyline of the Bible is no different. We discover that the conflict is between the Creator and His rebellious creation. God’s response and His plan for the rebellion is to establish His king and bring everything under subjection to this king. We are told to “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish” (Psalm 2:12).
  • Jun 12, 2016Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Jun 12, 2016
    Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 30 is a thanksgiving psalm that combines elements of praise and lament. The psalmist looks to the past at a time when he was in despair and he cried to the Lord for help, and he praises God for hearing and answering him. All of God’s people share this same story: we once were lost but now we’re found. We discover why we have reason and motivation to be humble, and praise, and give thanks.
  • Jun 12, 2016Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Jun 12, 2016
    Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 30 is a thanksgiving psalm that combines elements of praise and lament. The psalmist looks to the past at a time when he was in despair and he cried to the Lord for help, and he praises God for hearing and answering him. All of God’s people share this same story: we once were lost but now we’re found. We discover why we have reason and motivation to be humble, and praise, and give thanks.
  • Jun 5, 2016Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Jun 5, 2016
    Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 130 is a lament psalm that provides an honest and healthy resource for God’s people to cry out to God when life is difficult. This psalm helps us understand some of the reasons why we experience the depths and how we should respond when we do experience them. We are also reminded that Christ has identified with us and experienced the depths for us so that we have hope we can be delivered.
  • Jun 5, 2016Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Jun 5, 2016
    Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 130 is a lament psalm that provides an honest and healthy resource for God’s people to cry out to God when life is difficult. This psalm helps us understand some of the reasons why we experience the depths and how we should respond when we do experience them. We are also reminded that Christ has identified with us and experienced the depths for us so that we have hope we can be delivered.
  • May 29, 2016Confidence in a Dangerous World, Psalm 121
    May 29, 2016
    Confidence in a Dangerous World, Psalm 121
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    We live in a dangerous world with wars, sickness, storms, bad people, and many other challenges. How can we keep from becoming either cynical or anxious? We discover from our psalm that because of Who God is and what God does for us, we have reason for confidence even in a dangerous world.
  • May 29, 2016A Joyful Noise, Psalm 98
    May 29, 2016
    A Joyful Noise, Psalm 98
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    "A Joyful Noise, Psalm 98" from Psalms by Dr. Chris Moore. Genre: Other.
  • May 22, 2016If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
    May 22, 2016
    If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Praise psalms usually follow a consistent pattern. Psalm 95 breaks the pattern and concludes with an abrupt warning instead. We need to hear and respond to this warning. God provides the rest that we all long for and need, but we must not presume on God's grace. We discover how to experience God's rest and we are challenged to pursue his rest with a sense of urgency.
  • May 15, 2016His Love Endures Forever, Psalm 136
    May 15, 2016
    His Love Endures Forever, Psalm 136
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    What are we supposed to do when life is challenging and we start wondering why God allows this and does He still care? Psalm 136 teaches us how to look to the past at God’s great wonders. When we remember all God has done for us, we are encouraged to keep trusting and following Him. We are encouraged that His love clearly demonstrated in the past continues to this day and endures forever.