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Updates for the week of May 24th
Good Afternoon VLC Family,
It was great getting to speak about baptism this past Sunday and then witnessing six people being baptized in the 11:00 am service.
Yes, we will be having both services this Sunday. We have not found the traffic heading to IMS to interfere with getting to the church, so I hope you'll join us at 9:30 or 11:00 am.
I recently watched a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building on the news. When companies expand or start something new, there is always a groundbreaking ceremony. Speeches are given, ribbons are cut, and dirt is turned over to symbolize the beginning of the project.
God is big on groundbreaking. His emphasis is on breaking up the hard places of our hearts. To receive the rain of God's presence and for His word to penetrate the deepest places in us, the soil must be broken up and our hearts open to receive.
Yahweh-God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work and watch over it. Gen. 2:15 TPT
The same word used for working the ground (avoda) is used for the service or worship of God. God’s intention is that man would be a gardener who tills the very ground from which he came.
God charging us to till the land can also be taken symbolically—breaking up and preparing the soil of our hearts to bear spiritual fruit.
I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’ Hosea 10:12 NLT
In the New Testament, Jesus tells a parable about tending the soil of our hearts (see Matt. 13; Mark 4, Luke 8).
Jesus explains to his disciples that each soil responds differently to the seed, which represents the word of God sewn into our lives. Depending upon our receptivity, the seed will either fail or flourish in bearing fruit.
The Word of God does the transformation in us. We have a responsibility to continue to grow in our faith by cultivating the soil of our hearts to be open and ready to receive God's Word and act upon it.
God will use times in His presence, the influence of godly people, and experiences to help us dig deep into the soil of our lives so we can bear fruit in our lives.
You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen and commissioned you to go into the world to bear fruit. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake, he will give it to you! John 15:16 TPT
Kids' Camp June 7th-11th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each night.
Join us as a volunteer any night. Come and be a part of this exciting outreach that is touching the lives of children in our neighborhood.
Outdoor Church Service & Picnic, June 13th, 10:30 am
We will have one family service outdoors to celebrate Sports Camp and just enjoy some fellowship and food. Pizza, salad, and drinks will be provided. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Don't miss this Sunday, at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. You can also join us Sundays online at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. The service is immediately posted on Facebook so you can watch it anytime.
Here is a link to the YouVersion application where you can follow along with notes, give your tithes and offerings, and see events that are happening.
For our Prayer Line, call 317-222-5510 ext. 4.
Mail-in offerings: Vineyard Life Church, 612 N. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214. If you need prepaid postage offering envelopes, contact the church office.
Visit our website at vlindy.com for more updates and information.
In Christ's love,
Tony & Lori