Living a Powerful Life

Living a Powerful Life

As active followers of Jesus, we want to live in a way that impacts our own lives, our families and the communities we are a part of. Join us in this series as we journey living powerful lives.

Living a Powerful Life: The Power of Identity

We are continuing with our sermon series called ‘Living a Powerful Life’. Today we will be looking at the power of identity, knowing exactly who we are in light of what Jesus has done for us.

04 October 2015, Duration: 00:41:23

Living a Powerful Life: John 7

Today we will be continuing with our series on Living a Powerful Life. In the past few weeks we have been focusing on our true identity, and living from that place of peace and rest in the presence of God. In John 7 we will see Jesus model out for us how to live from a true identity, and we will finish by giving some practical help on how to begin to see change in our lives as we seek to live powerful lives rooted in the love of Jesus.

25 October 2015, Duration: 00:40:32

Living a Powerful Life: Identity is Called Out in Jesus' Presence

Welcome to November…We are continuing with our series on Living a Powerful Life. In the past few weeks we have been focusing on our true identity, and living from that place of peace and rest in the presence of God. Today we look at John 1:35-51.

01 November 2015, Duration: 00:42:40

Living a Powerful Life: When We Know Our Calling

As part of our series on Living A Powerful Life, we will begin to look at Calling. When we know what we are called to, we are free to pursue it whole-heartedly. We know what to say yes to and what to say no to, and where to be fully present. Our world tells us we can do everything, and we don’t want to miss anything. Today we will begin to look at Jesus and calling, and how he fulfilled his calling, and lived the most powerful life this world has ever seen.

08 November 2015, Duration: 00:41:36

Living a Powerful Life: Finding Your Voice

Today we’l be continuing our series on Living a Powerful Life. The last couple of weeks we have been exploring calling. Today Harmony will be talking about ‘finding your voice.’ We are all called to be worshippers, and each of us has a unique voice that we are to use to glorify God.

29 November 2015, Duration: 00:38:09

Living a Powerful Life: Strength in Weakness

This morning we continue our series Living a Powerful Life as we begin to look at the Christmas story and specifically at Bethlehem. We’ll look at how often powerful things aren’t always the biggest or seemingly most significant and we’ll see how the Kingdom advances often through our faults and failings.

06 December 2015, Duration: 00:41:08

Living a Powerful Life: Encounters with God

This week Trevor Wilson speaks as we look at two of the characters from the Christmas story in Luke ch 1 – Zachariah and Elizabeth. We will be looking at how they encountered God and how their world was turned upside down and the impact it had on them, their community and the rest of the world.

13 December 2015, Duration: 00:37:20

Living a Powerful Life: Looking to Christmas

As we celebrate Christmas together, we will look at what the scriptures tell us about the birth of Jesus. His presence among us invites us to view ourselves and others in a very different light. We also have an opportunity to not just celebrate his coming to us as saviour born in Bethlehem, but to also look forward to his return as King.

20 December 2015, Duration: 00:33:28

Living a Powerful Life: Cultivating a Life of Wisdom

Today we will be continuing our series called Living a Powerful Life. Over the past few months we have talked about how knowing who we are and knowing what we are called to are two very important elements of a powerful life. The third element is wisdom, and today we will begin talking about how people who live lives of influence and power cultivate lives of real wisdom.

10 January 2016, Duration: 00:37:48

Living a Powerful Life: Cultivating a Life of Wisdom Part 2

Today we will be continuing our series called Living a Powerful Life. Over the past few months we have talked about how knowing who we are and knowing what we are called to are two very important elements of a powerful life. The third element is wisdom, and today we continue talking about how people who live lives of influence and power cultivate lives of real wisdom.

17 January 2016, Duration: 00:39:44

Who are we as Belfast City Vineyard

Today we are taking a break from our Powerful Life series, and Andy will be talking through who we are as the Vineyard in Belfast, as well as what we are contending for in 2016.

24 January 2016, Duration:

Who we are as Belfast City Vineyard: Part 2

Following on from last week we continue to look at who we are called to be as a church and what we are pressing in to this year. This morning we will look at living courageously and how we refuse to live under a narrative of fear by cultivating a culture of honesty.

31 January 2016, Duration: 00:34:56

Living a Powerful Life: Living a Life of Wisdom

Today we will be returning to our Living A Powerful Life series. Andy will be speaking about wisdom, and what wise people know: where wisdom comes from. Wise people live humbly, but confidently, they cultivate life with Jesus and receive from him, and also eagerly seek out wisdom from others without fear or insecurity. Before we talk about issues we face that we need wisdom for, we need to take on a posture of wisdom. One that lives under authority of Jesus, and is vulnerable and authentic enough to invite others in.

07 February 2016, Duration: 00:38:24

Living a Powerful Life: Cultural Context For Wisdom (Why Bother With Jesus or His Church?)

As we continue to journey in our Living A Powerful Life Series, we will look again at cultivating a life of wisdom. It is so important that we understand what cultural realities are around us, and are attempting to form us into their likeness. It can be hard to find true wisdom when we don’t understand the context we are in and how it can influence us. Today we will talk about it, and ask why bother with Jesus or His Church in the age we live in, and what answers do we have to the great questions of our day.

06 March 2016, Duration: 00:44:19

Living a Powerful Life: Focusing on The Cross

As a community we are about to begin to mark Holy Week, where we remember the suffering and death of Jesus, and His resurrection on the third day. We believe that it’s only because of Jesus death and resurrection that we can live a powerful life in his presence. Today we will be exploring questions we have around the cross of Jesus and preparing our hearts for the week of prayer and fasting ahead.

20 March 2016, Duration: 00:50:44

Easter Sunday: 3 Easter Encounters with Jesus

Happy Easter! Today we will be looking briefly at 3 Easter encounters that Jesus had with His followers. In each we see Him release those He encounters into a powerful life that brings change to the world. He offers them identity, purpose, and wisdom, and they then take that bring His change to the world around them and beyond. At Belfast City Vineyard, we believe Jesus is still releasing everyone who gets close to Him into a powerful life of identity calling, and wisdom, and sets them free to change the world. This Easter, step into the life He has for you.

27 March 2016, Duration: 00:46:43

Living a Powerful Life: God at Work

Many of us spend significant time working, or at work. And if we are honest, at times we can feel like work is the real world, and church is the fantasy land. And neither has much to do with the other. As we look at Living a Powerful Life in this sermon series, we will be talking about God at Work, how Jesus and our participation in his Church set us up for success and helps us to succeed at work in the “real world.”

03 April 2016, Duration: 00:49:48

Freedom Generation

The Bible teaches us that Christ sets us free. In our kids’ rooms, we see freedom on the fullest level. We see our little kids being free to respond to Jesus with shouts of joy, they spin in circles as they worship, and shout out their ‘Yes’ to Him. Yet as we move through the various ages, and into the teenage years and then adulthood, that freedom can fade. As we grow up, we can forget how to dance, sing and laugh! Today we want to consider the freedom of childhood, and how we can claim that inheritance back into our adult lives today, so that we can respond to His presence and to His calling with our everything.

18 April 2016, Duration: 00:37:32

Living a Powerful Life: Coming Home

This week we are taking a look at the story of the prodigal son and what prompted Jesus to tell this parable. We’ll be looking at where and how we find “home” and the things that draw us away from it.

24 April 2016, Duration: 00:46:48

Living a Powerful Life: Coming Home 2

This week Alan is continuing on from last sunday, looking at the story of the Prodigal Son and what prompted Jesus to tell this parable. We’ll be looking at where and how we find “home” and the things that draw us away from it.

01 May 2016, Duration: 00:41:50

Living a Powerful Life: Psalm 37

Today we continue our sermon series called Living a Powerful Life. As part of this series we have asked what is wisdom, what is the wise life? This morning we will be looking at Psalm 37. This Psalm wades right into one of the biggest issues we face, what do we do when we have to wait… Many of us know the pain of waiting for breakthrough, goodness, reward, healing or mercy. And we have been tempted to walk away, let bitterness and apathy grow, and lose perspective. Psalm 37 reveals a posture or life style that Jesus wants formed in his people as we walk through life with Him. A posture of hope and faith and delight in His presence as we wait, a true perspective on the world and the future and our place in it, and a posture that contends for legacy even in the midst of difficulty.

08 May 2016, Duration: 00:48:52

Living a Powerful Life: Cultural Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue with the series, and begin to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Over the next two months we will be talking through the scriptures, decoding the cultural myths that are all around us, and resting in the grace and mercy of Jesus as well as His power and resources for us to live a holy, whole, and pure life. No matter what our story is or has been up to this point. In today’s talk, we will introduce the sermon series, and look at some of the cultural realities regarding sex and relationships that are all around us, and are attempting to form us into their likeness. It can be hard to find true wisdom when we don’t understand the context we are in and how it can influence us.

15 May 2016, Duration: 00:46:35

Living a Powerful Life: Ben Cooley of Hope for Justice

This week we had Ben Cooley from Hope for Justice, shared his heart for to end human trafficking and slavery in our generation.

http://hopeforjustice.org/

22 May 2016, Duration: 00:47:43

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 1

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next 4 weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

29 May 2016, Duration: 00:49:01

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 2

This Sunday Alan continues our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next 4 weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

05 June 2016, Duration: 00:39:51

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 3

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next few weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

12 June 2016, Duration: 00:47:02

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 4

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next few weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

26 June 2016, Duration: 00:44:48

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 5

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next few weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

03 July 2016, Duration: 00:50:40

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 6

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next few weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

10 July 2016, Duration: 00:41:51

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 7

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. Today we continue to ask what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Over the next few weeks we will look to the scriptures and embrace God’s story for our lives and sexuality and relationships, and let Him lead us to flourishing, wisdom and life.

17 July 2016, Duration: 00:57:52

Living a Powerful Life: Biblical Context For Wisdom in Sex & Relationships Part 8

As we have journeyed with our Living A Powerful Life series, we have begun to embrace how Identity, Calling, and Wisdom are foundational for a life of purpose, faithfulness, and influence. In this part of the series, we have been asking what is wisdom when it comes to relationships and sex. We live in confusing times when it comes to these important aspects of our lives, and if we intend to live lives of power and influence for Jesus sake, we will need wisdom and revelation from him. Stories shape us, the story or narrative we embrace forms our thinking and our actions. Today, as we close this part of the series, we will be talking about singleness and how we pursue spiritual friendship.

24 July 2016, Duration: 00:54:24

Living a Powerful Life: The Power of Testimony

Today Paddy DeLasa continued our Living a Powerful Life series, and spoke on the importance of our stories and the power of our testimony.

31 July 2016, Duration: 00:41:50

Living a Powerful Life: Creating a Culture of Hospitality

This week Alan continues in our powerful life series as we look at what it means to offer the welcome of Jesus to those we meet. How do we create space in our schedules and in our hearts to practice genuine hospitality to those around us and what would it look like for us as a church family to offer our welcome to the city around us?

07 August 2016, Duration: 00:46:02

Living a Powerful Life: Creating a Culture of Hospitality Part 2

This week Alan continues in our powerful life series as we look at what it means to offer the welcome of Jesus to those we meet. How do we create space in our schedules and in our hearts to practice genuine hospitality to those around us and what would it look like for us as a church family to offer our welcome to the city around us?

14 August 2016, Duration: 00:49:45

Living a Powerful Life: Community

Today we will be looking at community, and our need for friendship. The scriptures help us see that following Jesus is best when done together. We need each other for encouragement, honor, love, service and help. We want to take time today and invite one another to think differently about prioriites and plans around community for the coming year. Perhaps we don’t have to do community from the leftovers in our lives, but can prioritize and plan to follow Jesus as a family.

21 August 2016, Duration: 00:35:56

Living a Powerful Life: Looking After Our Mental Health

This morning we are continuing with our Living A Powerful Life series, and taking a look at mental health from a kingdom perspective. Ken Yeow will be speaking on a number of different aspects of this issue that effects all of us, and helping us embrace being a place of safety and hope for any and all.

28 August 2016, Duration: 00:42:23

Living a Powerful Life: Wisdom in our Finances

Today we are continuing in our series called Living a Powerful Life. One of the essential parts of a powerful life is wisdom, and one of the areas we need wisdom most is money and resources. For the next three weeks, we will be looking at wisdom in the area of finances, asking how our identity and worldview impacts our view of money, how a legacy value changes how we use and feel about money, and how we practically lean into generosity. Today we begin with identity and worldview, and how easy it is to live from lack as a narrative, rather than embracing abundance.

04 September 2016, Duration: 00:48:16

Living a Powerful Life: Wisdom in our Finances Part 2

Today we are continuing in our series called Living a Powerful Life. One of the essential parts of a powerful life is wisdom, and one of the areas we need wisdom most is money and resources. For the next three weeks, we will be looking at wisdom in the area of finances, asking how our identity and worldview impacts our view of money, how a legacy value changes how we use and feel about money, and how we practically lean into generosity. Today we begin with identity and worldview, and how easy it is to live from lack as a narrative, rather than embracing abundance.

11 September 2016, Duration: 00:44:11

Living a Powerful Life: Wisdom in our Finances Part 3

Today we are continuing in our series called Living a Powerful Life. One of the essential parts of a powerful life is wisdom, and one of the areas we need wisdom most is money and resources. Last week we explored how our identity in Jesus and an standing in faith for abundance impacts our view of money. Today we want to consider how embracing a biblical view of legacy changes how we use and feel about money, and how it can actually change our day-to-day experience of money, spending, and emotional health, as well as our families, church, and city.

18 September 2016, Duration: 00:39:16

Living a Powerful Life: Wisdom in our Finances Part 4

Today we are continuing in our series called Living a Powerful Life. One of the essential parts of a powerful life is wisdom, and one of the areas we need wisdom most is money and resources. Two weeks ago we considered how legacy as a value changes how we use and feel about money, and how it can actually change our day-to-day experience of money, spending, and emotional health. Today we want to talk about gratitude, and how a life of thanksgiving can release us into peace and rest and greater joy, not just with our money, but with all of life.

02 October 2016, Duration: 00:42:10

Living a Powerful Life: Wisdom in Our Finances Part 5

Welcome to the Vineyard. Today we are continuing in our series called Living a Powerful Life. One of the essential parts of a powerful life is wisdom, and one of the areas we need wisdom most is money and resources. Two weeks ago we considered how legacy as a value changes how we use and feel about money, and how it can actually change our day-to-day experience of money, spending, and emotional health. Today we want to talk about practices of generosity and giving, why we need them, and how the can help us live a powerful life.

09 October 2016, Duration: 00:56:07

Living a Powerful Life: Wisdom in our Finances Part 6

Today we are continuing in our series called Living a Powerful Life. One of the essential parts of a powerful life is wisdom, and one of the areas we need wisdom most is money and resources. Two weeks ago we considered how legacy as a value changes how we use and feel about money, and how it can actually change our day-to-day experience of money, spending, and emotional health. Today we want to talk about practices of generosity and giving, why we need them, and how the can help us live a powerful life.

16 October 2016, Duration: 00:42:53

Living a Powerful Life: Resilience

This week Alan speaks on building resilience in our lives.

23 October 2016, Duration: 00:42:56

Living a Powerful Life: Boundaries

We are in the midst of a sermon series called Living A Powerful Life. Today we will be talking about one of the most important topics when it comes to living a Powerful Life: understanding boundaries, and limits, and embracing the courage it takes to have them.

30 October 2016, Duration: 00:44:51

Living a Powerful Life: Returning to Identity

9 months ago we began to explore the three things that make up a powerful life, Identity, Calling, and Wisdom. Today we finish this sermon series by returning to identity, and reminding ourselves that because of Jesus, we are deeply loved and accepted by God the father, and are invited to live out of a true identity as His sons and daughters.

13 November 2016, Duration: 00:53:31