Progress & Joy...
Hello! We hope you’ve had a great week so far! I love Paul's reflection on what it is to walk out "To live is Christ" that he shares in Philippians 1. For him it means 'fruitful labour' - working hard at something worthwhile; sweating a bit for true success. More specifically he defines it as continuing with people 'for their progress and joy in the faith'. Helping people fulfil their potential in Jesus and find joy, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
As Croydon Vineyard, in our own faltering way, we're endeavouring to do the same. To live for Jesus. Which means being fruitful in his service. That works out as trying to help every one in Croydon grow in Jesus, and having a good time whilst we're at it! Cheering people on, and cheering people up!
Whatever life is throwing at you this week, the Lord is with you, and He is for you. We're cheering you on, and cracking the occasional stupid joke. Below are invitations for you - each one designed to help us make progress in our faith, and have a good time whilst doing so. You are invited!
With much love,