Vinnie's church

Crossroads Community Church
Framingham, Massachusetts 01748

About Vinnie
  • Education: I have a . . . BA degree from Trinity Baptist College in Jax. FL, MM degree from Trinity Theo. Seminary in Newburg IN, MA degree from Framingham State College in Framingham MA, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Trinity Theo. Seminary in Newburg, IN
  • Experience: I have been in the ministry since 1995. I have been involved with churches in Connecticut, Florida, Delaware, and Massachusetts. I have been a youth pastor, assistant pastor, church planter, and senior pastor. I also have experience with home-based counseling via a secular counseling agency.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope these sermons give you some ideas and a fresh perspective on the particular passages.
  • One of my favorite illustrations:
  • Family: I have been married to my beautiful bride Heather since 1995. We have an amazing little one named Mikayla (born in 2002). We have another one on the way (her name is Megan).
  • What my parents think of my sermons: You mean HE is a pastor? There must be a God.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Too long.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them. Keep Christ at the center of your preaching.
  • Books that have had an impact: Soul Tsunami by Leonard Sweet, New Kind of Christian by Brian McClaren, Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chappell
  • Hobbies: Fishing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: There is HOPE! Find your way to it. Or rather, let it find its way to you.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When I was a teenager, I entered a preaching competition and won. I had the opportunity to stand before hundreds of people and deliver a portion of the winning sermon. I got up there and I can’t even describe what happened. People laughed at my jokes like I had never heard them laugh before. Everything went well until I sat down after the sermon and realized that I had left my zipper undone before going up there to preach. I was telling that story to a group of preachers at college during devotional time before lights out. I compared it to another incident when my preaching didn’t seem to have any effect. During a pause in my speech, a young man from North Carolina spoke up, "Maybe you shoulda let down yer zipper."
  • What I want on my tombstone: He helped people find The Way.
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  • Checking Your Anger

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2011

    Checked anger is healthy and will be used by God. Unchecked anger is always bad/unhealthy. Learn how to check your anger.

    Turn to Ephesians 4:25-32 Seeming contradiction between v.26 “in your anger do not sin” and v.31 “get rid of anger” Let’s see if we can resolve the tension Your Old Self Walk through background to Ephesians 4:25-32 Paul contrasts Gentile behavior with more

  • Resting Your Soul From Stress

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2011

    Your life is a lot like a Rubber band...some stress is good b/c it tends to motivate us, but too much stress will break us altogether. Key is knowing when to allow the band to rest from the stress.

    Mt. 11:28-30 Your life is a lot like a Rubber band Some stress is good b/c it tends to motivate us, but too much stress will break us altogether. Key is knowing when to allow the band to rest from the stress. Apostle Paul said it this way We are hard pressed on every side, but not more

  • Scouting Out The First Step Of Your Vision

    Contributed on May 1, 2007
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    All that God wants for us is right there in front of us, but if we are not careful, we will forge ahead without the guidance of the Lord and miss out on much of what He has for us.

    Scouting out the first step of your vision Joshua 2 Sent our secretly by Joshua the spies were led to Rahab’s house. Two walls somewhere around 12-15 feet high; built houses in between these walls. Why her house? 1. No questions asked (she was a harlot) 2. House was in the more

  • Taking Possession Of All God Has

    Contributed on May 1, 2007
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    Do you ever wonder if you are taking advantage of all that God has for you? for your church?

    Taking Possession of all that God has for you Joshua 1 Moses’ vision for the Promised Land was not fulfilled in Moses’ time. God gave him clear eye sight to see into the future, but he didn’t get to participate in the final vision (Deu. 34:1, 7). To see the more

  • Placing Jesus In The Center

    Contributed on May 1, 2007
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    Jesus was placed in the center of the crowd and lauded as a King. What can we learn from this so that He can be in the center of our lives?

    Placing Jesus in the CENTER of our Lives Mark 11.1-11 BACKGROUND: Jesus was making his way to Jerusalem for the Passover as a wanted man. In fact, this will be his last trip to the Holy City. On the very day that the Jews were to choose the lamb for the Passover meal, Jesus presented Himself more

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  • Finally, On April 20, 2003, Easter Sunday, It Was ...

    Contributed on May 14, 2006
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    Finally, on April 20, 2003, Easter Sunday, it was time for my unit to move north into Iraq. Not wanting my fiancée or family to spend their Easter worrying about me, I didn’t tell them I where I was headed until after I had arrived there. Before crossing the border, I locked a magazine of more

  • In The Taurus Mountains Of Southern Turkey, ...

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2006
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    In the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey, lives a certain variety of crane. These birds tend to cackle a lot, especially while flying. And, all that noise gets the attention of eagles, which swoop down and seize them for a meal. The experienced cranes avoid this threat by picking up stones large more

  • I Wanted To Buy A Dust Mop Head For Our New ...

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2006
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    I wanted to buy a dust mop head for our new church facility, but I didn’t have a measuring tool to figure out what size I needed. So, I used my shoes and hand to measure. The dust mop head was two of my shoes and four fingers. When I went to the world wide web to order, I couldn’t find a dust more