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The following blog posts are thoughts and messages from various pastors and lay leaders of Vineyard community Church of Morris plains. We hope you find them helpful to grow in your walk with Jesus Christ.

The Preparations of the Lord

I am joyously awaiting the birth of both my second nephew and my best friends first baby.  Everywhere I go, I am thinking of them; finding great deals on the clearance wrack, browsing the baby isles for stuff I know they will need.  Coffee table bumpers for their early steps. Outlet covers because they don’t […]

BIG PRAYERS

I recently heard a story about a boy growing up in the Congo, one of the poorest nations in Africa. He was one of seven children living together with all his other relatives in one small home. As you can imagine, life was difficult for this boy… especially seeing so many around him dying from […]

FRIEND OR SERVANT

There’s no doubt that God has given the Spirit Tribe an incredible, life-altering assignment to go into ALL the nations, proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel of the Kingdom. And yet, we’ll only be impactful to the degree that we maintain friendship with God as an absolute priority. Of course, there’s a sense in which the […]

WHAT’S GOT YOU HOOKED?

Although I’d like to consider myself a rugged outdoorsman, just getting those words off my lips would be stretching the truth more than integrity would allow.  Like it or not, I’d rather be in a hotel than in a tent; I’d rather get close-up to animals in a zoo rather than in the wild; and […]

THE PERSON GOD CAN USE

Of the many people in history I’d like to meet, one of them would no doubt be an unassuming teenage girl named Mary.  Raised on the wrong side of the tracks where the average person lived to around the age of forty, Mary was born into an impoverished family in an obscure village, living under […]

LIGHT OF THE WORLD

When the angel announced to Mary, In Luke 1:32 that her son would be “very great and will be called the Son of the Most High,” we can’t help but celebrate. But, back then, those words would have been absolutely explosive. When Jesus was born, Herod was king over Palestine. But way more powerful than […]

A CURE FOR BOREDOM

I know it’s a bit presumptuous for a “slightly older” guy like me to speak for a whole other generation, but I believe that many of our young adults in the Vineyard are bored. Terribly, terribly bored. There are probably a lot of reasons for that.  What’s coming to my mind at the moment is that […]

RISKY FAITH

While living in a small town in northern Tajikistan, I needed to make the 14 hour drive south to the capital city of Dushanbe, about 3 hours north of the Afghan border. The problem was that the mountain pass that stood between us was getting more and more difficult to pass because of the snow. So, […]

HEART OF A SERVANT

Rabbi Harold Kushner once wrote about a very driven pre-med student at Stanford University who dreamed of passing all his fellow-students on the way to the top of the medical field. While traveling around India after his junior year, the student met a guru who asked him…  “Don’t you see you’re poisoning your soul with […]

FOLLOWING HIS VOICE

Just weeks before the Nazis began their reign of terror, a respected German pastor and theologian, named Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was traveling in the US as a guest lecturer.  Wherever he went, people would encourage him to remain here in the US, knowing something terrible was about to break out in Germany.  To go back to […]