Sunday 06.13.21

Order of Service

Welcome

Sermon: Jeff Faust

Reflect and Respond

Dismissal & Sending

 

Announcements

VINEYARD KIDS

We also have at home lessons in this series for your kiddos too!
Early Childhood Lesson (Parent Guide)
Elementary Lesson (Parent Guide)
Preteen Lesson (Parent Guide)

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Cross Training Sports Camp
June 14-17, 2021
Join us for a 4-day Christian sports camp. For kids 3rd -8th grade, Cross Training offers training from top coaches in Agility, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. Students have a chance to develop their skills and hear about Christ from other athletes. Register your kids or sign up to volunteer HERE.

Young Adult Camping Trip
June 18-19, 2021
Join us for camping along the Poudre River. We will enjoy nature, s'mores and worship around a campfire. The cost is $20 per person. Register HERE.

Love FoCo Action Team: Serving at The Mission
Sunday, June 27
We are gathering a small group of people to serve and prepare breakfast and supper at the Rescue Mission. Volunteers need to be 16 years old or older. EMAIL TERI today to sign up!

Youth Hang Day: Water World
Wednesday, June 23rd at 9am
Join us for some fun in the sun at Water World! We will meet at 9am at the church and leave for Denver. After a fun day of splashing and playing, we'll return to the church for youth group as usual. Register HERE.

Young Adults: Whitewater Rafting
July 17 at 9am (DEADLINE JULY 1)
Join us for rafting down the beautiful Poudre River! This is one event you won't want to miss. We need to reserve a spot ASAP, so please RSVP by July 1st.

Small Groups

Sundays at VOTR are great! But there's more to church than just sitting in rows facing a stage. You need to get in a circle with a few folks who you can look in the eye and share life. Small groups are the perfect place to build friendships, discover your spiritual gifts, and grow in your relationship with Jesus.

In the summer, groups gather in June & July around shared hobbies or common interests. Find your group & sign up TODAY!
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Sermon Notes

Abraham and Isaac
By: Jeff Faust

Genesis 22:1-4 (NLT)
(1) Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” (2) “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.” (3) The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about. (4) On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

  1. You will be tested.
    • Abraham’s life was marked with blessing and favor—but also, one of the major themes of his life was getting tested.
    • Abraham was to take his one and only son, whom he loved so much, up the mountain to be sacrificed. This kind of sounds a lot like the way God talks about Jesus.

Genesis 22:5-10 (NLT)
(5) “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.” (6) So Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac’s shoulders, while he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them walked on together, (7) Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?”, “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “We have the fire and the wood,” the boy said, “but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” (8) “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together. (9) When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. (10) And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice.

  1. The Father and the Son Go Together
    • Abraham and Isaac seem to be in on this together.
    • Abraham didn’t force Isaac to do anything.
  2. Abraham had hidden faith.
    • Hebrews 11:17,19 (NLT)
      (17) It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him...(19) Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again.
    • This demonstrates to us today that when things are going bad, the Father has a plan that includes resurrection life for you and for me.

Genesis 22:10-14 (NLT)
(10) And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. (11) At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”, “Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!” (12) “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.” (13) Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. (14) Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

  1. God provides the love, he provides the sacrifice, and he provides the blessing.
    • Yahweh Yireh means God provides the sacrifice—you can’t add to it, you can only receive it.
  2. Up to this point, Isaac was representing Jesus, but now:
    • You are Isaac
      Jesus is the Ram
      • Isaac gets off the altar and is replaced with the ram. 
  3. He died our death—so we could live his life.

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1213 Riverside

The building at 1213 Riverside Ave was DONATED to our church! 

We believe God is calling us to use this building to care for families & children by offering affordable childcare. It’s all part of our ongoing plan to LOVE FOCO as we continue our mission of JOINING GOD’S MISSION TRANSFORMING ALL THINGS.

Will you join us in prayer during the month of May for God’s direction, discernment, and wisdom? A ‘Kingdom moment’ like this requires godly stewardship and we want to move forward with wisdom and discernment about our next steps. We want to hear from God in order to impact as many families as possible in the deepest way possible.

When you sign up, we'll email weekly prayer requests and encourage your feedback based on how God might be speaking to you. Then on June 6, we will provide an open house ‘prayer walk’ opportunity after each service so you can pray in the new building.
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