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  • Resting Your Soul From Stress

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Jul 27, 2011
     | 1,711 views

    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 ...read more

  • Checking Your Anger

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Jul 27, 2011
     | 796 views

    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 ...read more

  • Letting Christ's Light Shine (Mary Of Magdala)

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on May 2, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,189 views

    It is a dark world we live in. While his father goes for a towel, his baby drowns in bathwater. A young husband is deserted by his wife of one year, and an elderly man is plagued by a heart condition that could take him at a moments notice. What do we do?

    Mary of Magdala Magdala: important agricultural, fishing, trade center of ancient Galilee Mary’s name can mean: Tower, greatness Her name can mean: Rebellious, bitter Mary rebelled against God in her earlier years She tried to control her life, do her own thing, yet ended up losing ...read more

  • Scouting Out The First Step Of Your Vision Series

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on May 2, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,325 views

    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 ...read more

  • Taking Possession Of All God Has Series

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on May 2, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,644 views

    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 ...read more

  • Placing Jesus In The Center

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on May 2, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,788 views

    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 ...read more

  • Taking Life Seriously

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Mar 24, 2007
     | 844 views

    What does it mean to take life seriously like God does? Being PRO-LIFE means more than holding signs up at a rally. It means having an ethic of life that permeates all of life not just one issue like abortion. It ought to affect the way we look at

    Taking Life Seriously Jeremiah 1:5 “My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.” Jack Kevorkian What do you believe about that statement? What do you believe about abortion? Do you know ...read more

  • Healing An Old Wound

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Mar 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,353 views

    Doing this is not only good theology but also good medicine. Latest medical and psychological research says doing this is good for our souls and good for our bodies. People who do this benefit from . . .

    Healing an Old Wound Ephesians 4:30-32 Studies show that doing this is not only good theology but also good medicine. Latest medical and psychological research says doing this is good for our souls and good for our bodies. People who do this benefit from . . . • better immune system ...read more

  • God With Us: Embracing Jesus During Confusing Times

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Mar 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,533 views

    Do you ever wonder where God is during the most confusing times of your life? I think I know the answer. I think I know one of most important steps you can take during these confusing times.

    God With Us: Embracing Jesus During Confusing Times New Year’s can be a time of great confusion (what should I do this year?). Psalm 71:1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Never put to confusion? What is that about? It ...read more

  • Standing Together No One Stands Alone

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,064 views

    Want to cast a vision for small group ministry? Want to build a church where no one stands alone? Want to teach small group leaders what values they should be teaching their group? Here you go...

    Standing Together Hebrews 10:19-25 Show video clip from YouTube.com titled: Small group of one A small group of one appeals to my :”Rugged individualism.” Let me sit in the pew alone Let me work on my marriage alone Let me build a ...read more

  • Taking Care Of Your Candle Series

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,777 views

    In many ways, children are like candles. Can you think of any? I organized a child dedication service around this theme.

    Taking Care of your Candle Safety First... •Never leave a burning candle unattended. Pr 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Pr 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of ...read more

  • Getting Started As A Leader Series

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 567 views

    All great leaders have three things in common . . .

    What are the three things that all leaders have in common? They are the three things that Nehemiah did in chapter 1. 1. Nehemiah’s eyes were attentive to needs Are you asking people what needs they see around them? Eyes open to needs your children have? Family needs? Work place ...read more

  • A Leader In Step With God Series

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 742 views

    How do you make sure that you are not getting ahead of God and the people you are called to lead?

    Nehemiah was given the ok to leave Persia and to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He was given letters of authority that he showed to the various rulers on his way to Jer. He was accompanied by armed soldiers and horsemen from Persia. Nehemiah pulled into Jer. There was no ...read more

  • Preparing For The Unexpected

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Dec 19, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,664 views

    God wants to do the impossible with you. How can you prepare yourself to be part of His plan? How can you prepare yourself for life’s unexpected moments?

    Preparing for the Unexpected Luke 1:26-38 Hook: What things do each year to prepare for Christmas? Each holiday season, we spend a great deal of time preparing for the expected. Trees, presents, pix with Santa, etc. Mary didn’t have that luxury. Imagine you were Mary... Unexpected ...read more

  • Embracing God During Confusing Times

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Dec 19, 2006
     | 747 views

    What if your fiance announced she was pregnant with someone else’s child? Talk about confusion. How do we embrace God during confusing times? We’ll use Joseph and Mary as examples.

    God With Us: Embracing God During Confusing Times Circumstances have a way of making us feel that God isn’t with us. See if you feel the confusion in these verses Matthew 1:18-25 18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to ...read more