Monday, April 3, 2017

Who We Are ~ What We Do

Who Are We? 
People in transition.
People who have crossed over into "new" life.
A work in progress.
Straining forward to the Upward call of Christ.
We don't have all the answers, but daily we are finding a new way to live.
We draw strength from God our creator.
We draw instruction and direction from His Holy Spirit.

And We draw hope from Jesus, the Son, who has made this new life possible.
We are free because of a cross...........His blood.........His resurrection.
Can't explain it the "how"...all I know is the "Why".
Because we were sinners in need of being saved

We have lived in the darkness far longer than we care to remember.
Now the dawn of hope breaks over us everyday through the Word of God and the presence of His Holy Spirit in us, over us, around us.
It's all about Surrender.
Giving up.
We has spent our lives giving up.
Our giving up was for the wrong reason and the wrong thing.
This time our giving up is a surrender to One greater than us that has the power to restore us to sanity.
The ability to make sound decisions that lead to good consequences.

We have surrendered ourselves to the rock.
We have surrendered ourselves to the needle.
We have surrendered ourselves to the joint.
We have surrendered ourselves to the bottle.
We chose to bow our knee and worship the high.
Repeatedly we performed this ritual so many times that it became second nature
We did it out of habit until it became the habit.
A habit that consumed the very focus of our lives.
A habit that consumed family and friends.
A habit that consumed hopes and dreams.
A habit that stole any future we might have had.
But now we have found a better way.

Vineyard Recovery Church is a community that is seeking answers that can only be found in Christ.
Our Theology?
I Corinthians 2:2
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Christ at the center of our life, gives our lives purpose and strength to be experienced and walked out everyday.

We are a community of hope.
We are not a recovery meeting...
We are a recovery church....

Our worship is simple and direct.
We sing "to" God and not about God.
Our services are every Saturday Night at 7 p.m
We are located at 419 Broad Street / Downtown Gadsden between 4th and 5th street.

Michael Bynum
Vineyard Recovery Fellowship

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