(The following is a prophetic word given at Vinelife Church. This is one of several declarations that have shaped the identity and vision of the Vinelife community. We pray this message serves to encourage us personally and communally.)
A Fruitful Vineyard on a Fertile Hill
James Ryle – Founding Pastor at Vinelife
As pioneers we saw what God wanted to do – plant a fruitful vineyard on a fertile hill. And we offered ourselves to that end. God gave us two scriptures to start our journey of faith.
- Isaiah 5:1 – “I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.”
- Isaiah 27:2 – “In that day, sing about a fruitful vineyard.”
We stepped out in faith having only God’s word to guide us, and witnessed many miracles that He performed as we continued to obey.