Oct 26, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here - Multi-Purpose Sanctuary



What an exciting time to be part of God's work at Christ Lutheran Vail! God is doing amazing things in our midst as we are faithful to plant seeds, help people grow their faith in Christ and bear fruit for the sake of the gospel.  

Over the last several years, the leadership has refined our mission and vision and developed a plan to make that vision a reality. The multi-purpose sanctuary is needed to increase our ability to do this great work. 

God is calling us to love our community as Jesus did.  He is calling us to plant seeds, grow, and bear fruit.  May His calling help us to love in such a way that Christ Lutheran Vail becomes a life-changing connection to Christ in our world. 

Blessings,
Pastor David Hook


Oct 14, 2018

Surrounding the Multi-Purpose Sanctuary with Prayer



Sunday, October 14th was the dedication of our commitments for the construction of our Multi-Purpose Sanctuary.  The congregation surrounded the building site, held hands and prayed:

Dear God,
We thank You for loving Christ Lutheran Vail.
Truly the Kingdom of God is near.
God, as we start to build the Sanctuary;
We ask You to Build Your Kingdom Here in Vail;
Build Your Kingdom Here at Christ Lutheran Vail;
Build Your Kingdom Here in our hearts.
We ask this in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen

Oct 7, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here - Listening as a Ministry


Jesus said, “The time has come, the Kingdom is near”.  Jesus is the King of a new kingdom - the Kingdom of God.  We are his beloved royalty.  We are not just building a building with mortar and stones, we are building a place for His kingdom to minister to the world.  May God grant us strength and wisdom as we continue in the Kingdom.



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Sep 30, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here: Our Mission and Vision


Jesus said, “The time has come, the Kingdom is near”.  Jesus is the King of a new kingdom - the Kingdom of God.  We are his beloved royalty.  We are not just building a building with mortar and stones, we are building a place for His kingdom to minister to the world.  May God grant us strength and wisdom as we continue in the Kingdom.



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Sep 23, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here: Our Calling


Jesus said, “The time has come, the Kingdom is near”.  Jesus is the King of a new kingdom - the Kingdom of God.  We are his beloved royalty.  We are not just building a building with mortar and stones, we are building a place for His kingdom to minister to the world.  May God grant us strength and wisdom as we continue in the Kingdom.



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Sep 16, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here: In Us


Jesus said, “The time has come, the Kingdom is near”.  Jesus is the King of a new kingdom - the Kingdom of God.  We are his beloved royalty.  We are not just building a building with mortar and stones, we are building a place for His kingdom to minister to the world.  May God grant us strength and wisdom as we continue in the Kingdom.



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Sep 9, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here Bible Study Part 4

Luke 19:1-10

“He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

ZACCHAEUS

Zacchaeus was the chief tax collector in Jericho.  Tax collectors were despised as traitors for their work in service of the Roman Empire.  Even though they were part of the Jewish community, their allegiance first and foremost was to a foreign power.  They were corrupt.

Jericho had a lucrative production and export of balsam and it is likely that Zacchaeus would have been extremely wealthy and carried a lot of weight in the community.

Q:  Who, if any, are the modern-day Tax collectors? (i.e., who are the people that pretty much all of society hates but they are well-connected to power and have great wealth)


Sep 2, 2018

Build Your Kingdom Here: Vail


Jesus said, “The time has come, the Kingdom is near”.  Jesus is the King of a new kingdom - the Kingdom of God.  We are his beloved royalty.  We are not just building a building with mortar and stones, we are building a place for His kingdom to minister to the world.  May God grant us strength and wisdom as we continue in the Kingdom.



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