Vinelife Church Monday Morning Recap

Hey Vinelife Church!

In case you missed yesterday’s service, here’s a recap to keep you in the loop.

WORSHIP THEMES //

We engaged in a powerful time of worship.  Feel free to listen to these songs again and worship the Lord today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS //

Check out Video Announcements on our YouTube Channel here!

Dance Extravaganza

Alright!  I want to talk to you about the sixth annual dance extravaganza happening here at Vinelife on Saturday, October 7.  Everyone ages 10 and up are invited to participate in an all day experience of extravagant praise and worship.  The Dance extravaganza will be hosted by the Grace and Glory Sacred Dance Ministry from 12 noon to 5 pm this Saturday.  Please bring your own lunch to allow more time for fellowship.

Prophetic Art Exhibition

Vinelife Church is hosting a special exhibition of Prophetic Artwork created by church member, Denise Vezza-Maggiore. Each one expresses a message of God’s Love, Peace, and Joy to the viewer. Some hold significance to this fellowship and this geographic area with a specific Word from the Lord. Come see and experience these unique images and take time to enjoy them in the Spirit on October 21-22. This will be the last time that these pieces will be shown together in Colorado. Denise will be available during the reception times to answer any questions you may have about her Spiritual Journey that that brought these pieces to life. Light snacks and beverages will be provided on Saturday, October 21 from 4-8 pm. A merchandise table will be available with special pricing on all cards and reproductions during the reception times as well.  The second reception will be on Sunday, October 22 immediately following the service. 

Resound

The Resound conference is coming back to Vinelife for their 10th anniversary conference on November 16-18th.  Speakers and artists include Ray Hughes, Stephen Roach, Housefires, Loud Harp, Leeland, Fuego and Upper Room Dallas.  Don’t miss a chance to sit under the heartfelt teaching of these men and women during breakout sessions and engage in incredible times of Spirit-led worship.  Tickets are available at iResound.com.

 

MESSAGE //

Jenny Loveland continued our series on the book of Acts.  You can listen to the message here and read her notes below:

Acts​ ​4:​ ​Power​ ​and​ ​Witness

We​ ​have​ ​been​ ​working​ ​through​ ​the​ ​first​ ​few​ ​chapters​ ​of​ ​Acts​ ​together​ ​and​ ​looking​ ​at​ ​a​ ​new​ ​paradigm​ ​shift​ ​with Jesus​ ​ascending​ ​to​ ​Heaven​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​falling​ ​upon​ ​all​ ​flesh​ ​who​ ​call​ ​on​ ​and​ ​believe​ ​in​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of Jesus.​ ​​ ​Heaven​ ​and​ ​Earth​ ​have​ ​been​ ​joined​ ​through​ ​the​ ​person​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​and​ ​the​ ​promise​ ​of​ ​God​ ​to​ ​do​ ​mighty works,​ ​signs​ ​and​ ​wonders,​ ​for​ ​the​ ​glory​ ​of​ ​His​ ​name​ ​and​ ​the​ ​salvation​ ​of​ ​thousands​ ​is​ ​unfolding​ ​through​ ​the ministry​ ​of​ ​the​ ​apostles.

Last​ ​week​ ​we​ ​heard​ ​a​ ​powerful​ ​word​ ​from​ ​Mike​ ​Dudley​ ​on​ ​Acts​ ​3​ ​and​ ​the​ ​story​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lame​ ​man​ ​healed​ ​and how​ ​healing​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​end​ ​result,​ ​the​ ​end​ ​result​ ​is​ ​the​ ​testimony,​ ​praise,​ ​and​ ​saving​ ​power​ ​of​ ​Jesus.​ ​​ ​We​ ​can focus​ ​on​ ​our​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​see​ ​miracles,​ ​signs,​ ​and​ ​wonders,​ ​but​ ​if​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​find​ ​ourselves​ ​rooted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​truth​ ​of God’s​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​his​ ​people​ ​towards​ ​Him,​ ​we​ ​can​ ​be​ ​disappointed​ ​or​ ​feel​ ​like​ ​we’ve​ ​missed​ ​the​ ​mark​ ​when they​ ​don’t​ ​happen.​ ​​ ​God​ ​is​ ​more​ ​concerned​ ​with​ ​the​ ​condition​ ​and​ ​posture​ ​of​ ​our​ ​hearts​ ​than​ ​He​ ​is​ ​in​ ​the outward​ ​flesh​ ​that​ ​will​ ​one​ ​day​ ​fade​ ​away.

So​ ​today​ ​we​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Acts​ ​4​ ​with​ ​this​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​powerful​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​to​ ​boldly​ ​witness, outside​ ​of​ ​our​ ​natural​ ​abilities,​ ​and​ ​build​ ​thriving​ ​communities​ ​as​ ​we​ ​join​ ​with​ ​Him​ ​in​ ​one​ ​spirit​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​His​ ​glory to​ ​all​ ​the​ ​earth.

Acts​ ​3
In​ ​chapter​ ​3​ ​we​ ​left​ ​off​ ​with​ ​a​ ​man​ ​who​ ​could​ ​not​ ​walk​ ​since​ ​birth,​ ​being​ ​healed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​the​ ​incomparable​ ​name of​ ​Jesus​ ​in​ ​v.​ ​16

Acts​ ​3:16​ ​NKJV
“And​ ​His​ ​name,​ ​through​ ​faith​ ​in​ ​His​ ​name,​ ​has​ ​made​ ​this​ ​man​ ​strong,​ ​whom​ ​you​ ​see​ ​and​ ​know.​ ​​ ​Yes the​ ​faith​ ​which​ ​comes​ ​through​ ​Him​ ​has​ ​given​ ​him​ ​this​ ​perfect​ ​soundness​ ​in​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​you​ ​all.”

We​ ​begin​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​power​ ​of​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus

Mark​ ​16:17,​ ​18​ ​Jesus​ ​said,​​ ​​“And​ ​these​ ​signs​ ​will​ ​accompany​ ​those​ ​who​ ​believe;​ ​in​ ​my​ ​name​ ​they​ ​will cast​ ​out​ ​demons;​ ​they​ ​will​ ​speak​ ​in​ ​new​ ​tongues;​ ​they​ ​will​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​serpents​ ​with​ ​their​ ​hands;​ ​and​ ​if​ ​they drink​ ​any​ ​deadly​ ​poison,​ ​it​ ​will​ ​not​ ​hurt​ ​them;​ ​they​ ​will​ ​lay​ ​their​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sick,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​will​ ​recover.”

Peter​ ​then​ ​delivers​ ​a​ ​powerful​ ​salvation​ ​call​ ​following​ ​this​ ​man’s​ ​testimony​ ​and​ ​we​ ​head​ ​into​ ​Ch.​ ​4 where​ ​an​ ​audience​ ​begins​ ​to​ ​form​ ​listening​ ​to​ ​Peter’s​ ​teachings​ ​and​ ​about​ ​5,000​ ​men​ ​believe​ ​the​ ​word spoken.

This​ ​however​ ​is​ ​not​ ​maintaining​ ​public​ ​order​ ​and​ ​they​ ​are​ ​arrested.

The​ ​next​ ​day,​ ​11​ ​different​ ​authorities​ ​were​ ​gathered​ ​and​ ​demanded​ ​in​ v​​ .​ ​7​ ​“By​ ​what​ ​power​ ​or​ ​by what​ ​name​ ​have​ ​you​ ​done​ ​this?”

And​ ​Peter,​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​replies​ ​in​ ​verse​ ​9

Acts​ ​4:9​ ​NKJV
9​ ​“If​ ​we​ ​this​ ​day​ ​are​ ​judged​ ​for​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deed​ ​done​ ​to​ ​a​ ​helpless​ ​man,​ ​by​ ​what​ ​means​ ​he​ ​has​ ​been​ ​made well,​ ​10​ ​let​ ​it​ ​be​ ​known​ ​to​ ​you​ ​all,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​all​ ​the​ ​people​ ​of​ ​Israel,​ ​that​ ​by​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​Christ​ ​of Nazareth,​ ​whom​ ​you​ ​crucified,​ ​whom​ ​God​ ​raised​ ​from​ ​the​ ​dead,​ ​by​ ​Him​ ​this​ ​man​ ​stands​ ​here​ ​before you​ ​whole.”

Peter​ ​is​ ​reminding​ ​these​ ​authorities​ ​that​ ​the​ ​power​ ​comes​ ​from​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​who​ ​they​ ​rejected and​ ​put​ ​to​ ​death​ ​by​ ​a​ ​gruesome​ ​crucifixion

Acts​ ​4:13,14
13​ ​“Now​ ​when​ ​they​ ​saw​ ​the​ ​boldness​ ​of​ ​Peter​ ​and​ ​John,​ ​and​ ​perceived​ ​that​ ​they​ ​were​ ​uneducated​ ​and untrained​​men​​they​​marveled.​​​​And​​ they ​​realized​​ that​​  they ​​had ​​been ​​with​​Jesus .​​14 ​​And ​​seeing​​ the ​​man who​ ​had​ ​been​ ​healed​ ​standing​ ​with​ ​them,​ ​they​ ​could​ ​say​ ​nothing​ ​against​ ​it.

Here​ ​are​ ​non-rabbinic​ ​educated​ ​individuals,​ ​or​ ​the​ ​“unqualified”,​ ​who​ ​are​ ​speaking​ ​with​ ​power​ ​and boldness​ ​which​ ​these​ ​men​ ​can’t​ ​deny

So​ ​in​ ​fear​ ​they​ ​tell​ ​them​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​using​ ​that​ ​name

But​ ​there​ ​is​ ​one​ ​problem,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​the​ ​ONLY​ ​name​ ​and​ ​Peter​ ​and​ ​John​ ​tell​ ​them,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​be​ ​the​ ​authority here,​ ​but​ ​we’ll​ ​take​ ​our​ ​chances​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is​ ​better​ ​to​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​God​ ​because​ ​in​ v​​ .​ ​20,​ ​Peter​ ​says​ ​“For​ ​we cannot​ ​but​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​things​ ​which​ ​we​ ​have​ ​seen​ ​and​ ​heard.”

 

The​ ​powerful​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​is​ ​not​ ​just​ ​a​ ​song​ ​we​ ​sing,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​the​ ​truth,​ ​the​ ​light,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​life​ ​that​ ​will testify​ ​to​ ​His​ ​works​ ​and​ ​His​ ​saving​ ​grace,​ ​so​ ​that​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​earth​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​His​ ​glory

When​ ​you​ ​have​ ​experienced​ ​first​ ​hand​ ​the​ ​mighty​ ​work​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life​ ​or​ ​in​ ​the​ ​life​ ​of​ ​another,​ ​you can’t​ ​help​ ​but​ ​want​ ​to​ ​shout​ ​it​ ​from​ ​the​ ​rooftops

The​ ​boldness​ ​that​ ​is​ ​displayed​ ​in​ ​Peter,​ ​this​ ​unqualified,​ ​but​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​filled​ ​believer​ ​of​ ​Jesus,​ ​is​ ​so profound​ ​that​ ​even​ ​these​ ​men​ ​in​ ​their​ ​intimidation​ ​and​ ​accusation​ ​know​ ​that​ ​it​ ​must​ ​mean​ ​he​ ​has​ ​been with​ ​Jesus.

How​ ​many​ ​of​ ​us​ ​feel​ ​unqualified​ ​and​ ​intimidated​ ​sometimes​ ​in​ ​life​ ​to​ ​share​ ​the​ ​gospel​ ​or​ ​give testimony​ ​to​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​and​ ​what​ ​he​ ​has​ ​done​ ​deep​ ​within​ ​us?

The​ ​world​ ​will​ ​try​ ​to​ ​intimidate​ ​you​ ​or​ ​shut​ ​you​ ​up

But​ ​the​ ​good​ ​news​ ​and​ ​the​ ​power​ ​of​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​is​ ​that​ ​He​ ​doesn’t​ ​call​ ​the​ ​qualified,​ ​He​ ​calls​ ​the willing.

Peter​ ​being​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​is​ ​doing​ ​what​ ​is​ ​far​ ​beyond​ ​his​ ​capacity​ ​to​ ​do​ ​in​ ​normal circumstances

God​ ​will​ ​use​ ​us​ ​beyond​ ​our​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​giftings​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​He​ ​gets​ ​the​ ​glory!​ ​Amen.

So​ ​Peter​ ​and​ ​John​ ​are​ ​let​ ​go​ ​and​ ​they​ ​head​ ​to​ ​a​ ​prayer​ ​meeting

Acts​ ​4:23-28​ ​NKJV

V24​ ​“with​ ​one​ ​accord”​ ​-​ ​we​ ​see​ ​again​ ​the​ ​power​ ​of​ ​unity​ ​to​ ​come​ ​into​ ​one​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​purpose​ ​by​ ​the Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​to​ ​do​ ​what​ ​the​ ​Father​ ​is​ ​doing​ ​and​ ​they​ ​remind​ ​Him​ ​of​ ​Psalm​ ​2​ ​and​ ​how​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the foundation​ ​of​ ​His​ ​promise​ ​through​ ​the​ ​prophecy​ ​of​ ​Christ.

V25-28​ ​They​ ​are​ ​standing​ ​on​ ​the​ ​word​ ​of​ ​God​ ​and​ ​declaring​ ​that​ ​these​ ​accusations​ ​and​ ​orders​ ​of silence​ ​are​ ​against​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​death​ ​and​ ​resurrection​ ​of​ ​Christ

Acts​ ​4:29,30​ ​NKJV  They​ ​pray​ ​that​ ​God​ ​would​ ​give​ ​them​ ​even​ ​MORE​ ​BOLDNESS​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​His​ ​word​ ​and​ ​extend​ ​His​ ​hand to​ ​heal​ ​and​ ​do​ ​signs​ ​and​ ​wonders​ ​in​ ​the​ ​powerful​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus!

The​ ​measure​ ​we​ ​had​ ​that​ ​got​ ​us​ ​in​ ​trouble,​ ​we​ ​want​ ​the​ ​full​ ​measure​ ​to​ ​go​ ​out​ ​and​ ​confess​ ​your​ ​name.

Acts​ ​4:31-33​ ​NKJV

With​ ​this​ ​unity,​ ​the​ ​place​ ​is​ ​shaken​ ​and​ ​they​ ​are​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​and​ ​went​ ​out​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​in boldness​.

The​ ​multitude​ ​of​ ​believers​ ​again​ ​are​ ​of​ ​one​ ​heart​ ​and​ ​one​ ​soul​ ​and​ ​their​ ​community​ ​grows​ ​and​ ​thrives together.

One​ ​Heart​ ​in​ ​the​ ​original​ ​Greek​ ​means​ ​to​ ​be​ ​“in​ ​tune”​ ​or​ ​“in​ ​sync”

One​ ​Soul​ ​or​ ​one​ ​mind​ ​has​ ​a​ ​beautiful​ ​meaning​ ​of​ ​literally​ ​“to​ ​breathe”

When​ ​we​ ​get​ ​in​ ​tune​ ​with​ ​other​ ​believers​ ​our​ ​every​ ​breath​ ​inhales​ ​the​ ​goodness​ ​of​ ​God​ ​and exhales​ ​His​ ​power​ ​and​ ​grace

When​ ​a​ ​community​ ​gets​ ​in​ ​tune​ ​with​ ​each​ ​other​ ​it​ ​thrives​ ​in​ ​God’s​ ​provision​ ​and​ ​joy

The​ ​harmony​ ​of​ ​believers​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sound​ ​that​ ​silences​ ​the​ ​darkness

When​ ​we​ ​are​ ​in​ ​tune​ ​with​ ​each​ ​other​ ​we​ ​are​ ​like​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​resonator​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit,​ ​that​ ​sounds​ ​like the​ ​whole​ ​earth​ ​being​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​His​ ​glory! Power​ ​and​ ​Boldness​ ​to​ ​Witness​ ​in​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​Jesus

V33​ ​the​ ​power​ ​to​ ​witness,​ ​or​ ​dunamis​ ​power​ ​is​ ​energy,​ ​great​ ​force,​ ​or​ ​great​ ​ability

Peter​ ​and​ ​the​ ​others​ ​saw​ ​that​ ​their​ ​boldness​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit​ ​was​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​witness​ ​in​ ​the​ ​face​ ​of intimidation​ ​and​ ​bring​ ​salvation​ ​to​ ​thousands.​ ​​ ​Now​ ​they​ ​are​ ​praying​ ​that​ ​God​ ​would​ ​turn​ ​up​ ​their boldness​ ​even​ ​more​ ​to​ ​proclaim​ ​His​ ​good​ ​news​ ​everywhere​ ​they​ ​went

They​ ​go​ ​on​ ​to​ ​spread​ ​the​ ​gospel​ ​in​ ​all​ ​of​ ​Asia​ ​despite​ ​being​ ​ordered​ ​not​ ​to​ ​preach​ ​in​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of Jesus.

Every​ ​place​ ​of​ ​opposition​ ​is​ ​met​ ​with​ ​an​ ​unrestrained​ ​group​ ​of​ ​believers​ ​who​ ​are​ ​in​ ​tune​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Holy Spirit.

Boldness​ ​is​ ​basically​ ​one​ ​step​ ​beyond​ ​convenience​ ​and​ ​not​ ​where​ ​we​ ​are​ ​comfortable,​ ​but​ ​where​ ​there is​ ​breakthrough

British​ ​Test​ ​pilot​ ​was​ ​taking​ ​up​ ​a​ ​plane​ ​and​ ​saw​ ​that​ ​a​ ​rat​ ​was​ ​on​ ​the​ ​plane​ ​chewing​ ​on​ ​a​ ​fuel​ ​line……

We​ ​need​ ​to​ ​go​ ​higher,​ ​we​ ​need​ ​to​ ​tune​ ​ourselves​ ​to​ ​His​ ​Spirit​ ​and​ ​kill​ ​the​ ​rat​ ​of​ ​circumstance

How​ ​many​ ​of​ ​us​ ​are​ ​1​ ​bold​ ​confession​ ​away​ ​from​ ​breakthrough? How​ ​many​ ​broken​ ​and​ ​lost​ ​people​ ​are​ ​needing​ ​1​ ​bold​ ​testimony​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​them​ ​to​ ​the​ ​saving​ ​arms​ ​of Jesus?

Let’s​ ​pray​ ​today,​ ​God​ ​Give​ ​us​ ​more​ ​boldness​ ​Lord!

Maybe​ ​you’re​ ​here​ ​today​ ​and​ ​you​ ​are​ ​1​ ​step​ ​away​ ​from​ ​confessing​ ​the​ ​name​ ​Jesus

You​ ​may​ ​be​ ​facing​ ​circumstances​ ​or​ ​know​ ​someone​ ​else​ ​who​ ​just​ ​needs​ ​the​ ​bold​ ​confession​ ​of​ ​faith that​ ​God​ ​can​ ​heal​ ​that,​ ​that​ ​God​ ​can​ ​free​ ​you​ ​from​ ​that​ ​bondage,​ ​that​ ​God​ ​can​ ​provide​ ​for​ ​that​ ​need

 

WORDS FOR HEALING PRAYER //

Every Sunday, our ministry team prays for physical conditions and we believe the God loves to heal our bodies.  Here are some words for healing prayer from Sunday.  If you would like prayer, feel free to post a prayer request as a comment on this topic.

  • Problem with the roof of the mouth
  • Recurring skin sores
  • Elbow issues
  • Knee problems
  • Heart trouble

 

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES //

Vinelife Kids | We are looking for 3 volunteers to commit to serving one Sunday a month as they invest in the future of the children of Vinelife.  Several positions are available.  Teachers, teacher’s aids, a management team, etc.  Please email Valerie@vinelife.com if you are interested and she can work with you to provide you with the support you need to get started!

Vinelife Church Monday Morning Recap

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