We have baptisms tomorrow at our 10:30 and 18:30 services. Baptisms are about people and their remarkable stories of how Jesus has changed their lives. Come and hear these 7 people take this significant step of obedience and watch the joy that is released. We look forward to seeing you there. . . . #tryalpha #prodigalscominghome #fleeingpersecution #healingonthestreets #newlife #bvcsundays #vineyard #church #jesus #believeandbebaptised
We truly believe that church is so much more than a meeting in a building on a Sunday. We love fun, we love to meet new people, discover more ways to be generous, love and bring life to our city // We are excited that our next #scatteredsunday is on May 6th.// So, instead of gathering together at 10:30am and 6:30pm we are going to use this opportunity to connect with our neighbours and community. Some ideas of things you could do to be the church scattered: - Bake a cake for neighbours you may have never met before. - Go on a prayer walk in your neighbourhood. - Take a few #bagsofblessings and meet some homeless people. - Organise a Street Party (Viv's post yesterday). - Gather your Connect Group and go on a 'Treasure Hunt', #passthepen, visit an old people's home, weed and tidy up an alleyway or an elderly person's garden - Invite a Refugee or someone from a different country or culture for lunch. - Book one hour in the @hoplondon - Take some Alpha invite cards and invite as many people as you can.
This Sunday 22nd April we have baptisms happening at our 10:30 & 18:30 services. Here’s a taster of what happened last time. If you're interested in getting baptised then do get in touch, otherwise we look forward to seeing you and your friends there on Sunday.
We are thrilled and honoured to have @jasonpaulclark with us tomorrow as he continues our ‘The Story of the Kingdom’ series. Jesus spoke on the topic and theme of the Kingdom more than any other subject. Join us as we discover the overarching story of the #KingdomofGod and this core message of Vineyard values. We look forward to seeing you there. . . . #balhamvineyard #bvcsundays #bringinglife #balham #vineyard #church #vcuki #storyofthekingdom #vineyardvalues
Celebrating Resurrection Sunday with Kid’s takeover at our 10:30am gathering. A bucket load of visitors, chubby bunnies, organised chaos, several individuals responded after the gospel preach and prayer ministry for others with suicidal thoughts after a word of knowledge. Jesus died to give us life!! A typical Sunday morning then!!! Laughter, tears and freedom. Such a fun, powerful, safe and moving morning. . . . #balhamvineyard #bvcsundays #bringinglife #church #jesus #vineyard #joyisinthisplace #hesalive🙌
He is not there; he has risen! We believe every day is now Easter Sunday. Come along to our gathering this morning and celebrate with us. 10:30am for fresh coffee and breakfast. We look forward to seeing you there. . . #bvcsundays #resurrectionsunday #hesalive #passionweek #resurrection #facelikeflint #Godwithus #balham #bringinglife
As the guards watched and secured the tomb, do you ever wonder what emotions the disciples must have been going through? Just a week ago the disciples had been basking in being part of the “in” crowd, being part of Jesus' miracles and blessings. Their status levels are as high as can be. With the cheers of Palm Sunday still ringing in their ears, their popularity and status had fallen as they see their saviour crucified. As we look at the Friday with sadness, but look forward to Sunday we're reminded of the contrast of Saturday. It's this constant reminder of the now and not yet of the kingdom of God The kingdom of God enters and we see the miraculous on the streets or with our friends and family. One moment we see healing, people set free, lives changed, relationships restored and our identity strengthened. Yet, a moment later we remember that there is still human suffering, whether it be slave trafficking that exploits little girls to fulfill the lusts of evil men or whether it be the plight of the homeless and hungry in our community. Just as the disciples were living between the time of the death of Jesus on the cross and the time of His resurrection on Easter morning, so we are also living between the times. We are living between the time where Jesus ascended to heaven and sent His Holy Spirit and the time of His return to fully establish His kingdom on earth. It is the time between where Jesus is establishing His kingdom through us, and where He will establish His kingdom permanently. In the Vineyard we talk about the “now” and the “not yet” of the kingdom of God. It means that we live out the truth of God’s saving love, power and grace, even in the face of opposition, darkness, and fear. Watch, wait and breathe in the same power of the resurrected Christ today. He lives and lives in you. Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the fact that Jesus is Alive!! Bring your friends, hear the resurrection story and let's extend God's kingdom everyday and in everyway . #holyweek #easter #reflectrememberremind #facelikeflint #balhamvineyard #thankyouJesus #passionweek
No words can describe or explain this. // Join us at 11am today at Sainsbury’s as we prayer walk around Balham. At each 'prayer station' we'll use our senses and our imagination to focus and reflect prayerfully on Jesus walking to the Cross. Jesus fell 3 times on his way to Calvary and we'll reflect on these 3 falls. This will last 45 mins. At 12 noon we will all gather all together and take communion, remember and thank Jesus for the sacrifice He made so we can be free. // #holyweek #easter #reflectrememberremind #facelikeflint #balhamvineyard #thankyouJesus #passionweek
Every line on his face was set like flint headed to the cross and Jesus wanted to partake in this Passover meal (Lk 22v15-16). Jesus was a Jew and Jews were required, under the Law of Moses, to celebrate the Passover every year, to remember the Exodus from Egypt. Many elements in the ritual of the Passover meal pointed to the sacrifice that would be made by the expected Messiah who would rescue Israel not from slavery in Egypt but from slavery to sin. Jesus was the Messiah of Israel, and Jesus is the Saviour of all who believe in Him. From the time of Moses, Jews have celebrated the Passover in the same way. The celebration is called a ‘seder’. It means ‘order’ in Hebrew. There is a set order of service that has varied little for more than 3,500 years. Jews who have rejected Jesus are waiting for the Messiah to come. He has come. And He is coming again. They will say: “Baruch ha’ba b’shem Adonai” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” FOR REFLECTION: Check out https://jewsforjesus.org/for-congregations/christ-in-the-passover/ Prepare yourself for tomorrow. #holyweek #easter #reflectrememberremind #facelikeflint #balhamvineyard #thankyouJesus #passionweek
Day 3 ------- It’s one thing to predict the future. It’s quite another to know how you would die. Jesus with His face like flint heading to the Cross willingly and knowing why He must go. At least three times, Jesus shared his destiny with the disciples. They didn’t understand. More challenging still is the fact that Jesus embraced this destiny by faith. He knew the Father’s promise of resurrection, but death still lay ahead of him. Death was still death, even for Jesus. It was His trust in the Father’s promise that caused him to wager everything he had, His very life. He was fully God and fully man, Jesus modeled how to trust the Father. QUESTION FOR REFLECTION: What areas in your life that cause separation from you and God would you like to die, finish and stop? Predict death over those things, repent and ask Jesus to bring you back to Life. #holyweek #easter #reflectrememberremind #facelikeflint #balhamvineyard #thankyouJesus #passionweek