Sunday 04.18.21

Order of Worship

Welcome

Sermon: Jeff Faust

Reflect and Respond

Dismissal & Sending

 

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

Young Adult Gathering: Paintball
Saturday, April 24 at 9am
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Sunday, April 25
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Set The Table: Women’s Brunch on the Lawn
Saturday, May 1 at 9:30am
Join us for a time of FUN! Let's create space for women to gather and simply enjoy one another's company. There will be a short message as well as an opportunity to paint terracotta pots and plant seeds. We'll also have a few yard games set up and a light brunch will be available. Register HERE.

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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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Sermon Notes

DAILY DEVOTIONAL
We're sharing four eBooks that each contain 21 daily devotionals to accompany the "Crazy Things Jesus Said" series. The devotionals were written by our staff to help you dig deeper into the teachings of Jesus and stay engaged throughout the week. You can find the eBooks and other series resources on our main website at vineyardotr.org/ctjs.

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The Eye of a Needle
By: Jeff Faust

Matthew 19:23-24 (NLT)
(23) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. (24) I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

  1. Money can’t get you into the Kingdom.
    • Context is important, none of these ‘crazy things Jesus said’ happened in a vacuum and they all had cultural meaning.
      • First, a rich young man or a rich young ruler approaches Jesus. He was wealthy, popular, and favored.
      • He and Jesus have a short interchange about eternal life.
      • Jesus challenges him and by verse 22 we have the answer: this man loved money/possessions too much.
    • There are leaders and churches that have abused scripture when it comes to money and I’m sorry about that—but I want to say that money can’t get you into heaven.

  2. Money can’t get you into the Kingdom, but it can keep you out.
    • Verse 21–this guy had a chance to follow Jesus everywhere and be like the disciples—but he couldn’t do it. 
    • “A whole generation of Christians have come to believe they can follow Christ and not forsake the world” -AW Towzer 
    • Are you living for today—or are you living for eternity?

  3. How does Jesus influence your finances?
    • It’s hard to reach out for God when we hold onto our money.

 

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