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Sunday, October 22nd

If you are interested in taking your next step by publicly desplaying your personal relationship with Jesus through baptism, we would love to talk with you and sign you up for our next Baptism Sunday on October 22nd. 

Learn more and sign up by Oct 8th at connecttothevine.org/connect/baptism


Sunday, October 15th

On October 15th, we will have Family Worship services at both campuses at our normal service times of 9:30 & 11:00. There will not be Kidzu on this day, but childcare will be available for those 3 and under. 

Questions? Email questions@connecttothevine.org


Did you know that we have several ways for you to be involved with our Prayer teams? We have weekly, monthly, and online opportunities to pray for others or ask for prayer. This week we will hold our monthly Prayer Night at our CE campus. 

Learn more about our Prayer ministry at connecttothevine.org/connect/prayer

1 john | week one

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Matthew 22:37-39

John 13:34

1 John 1:1-4

Matthew 7:13-14

1 John 1:5-10


Teaching Notes:

- Jesus is fully man and fully God

- It is easier to walk away from Christ than it is to follow Christ.

- Disciples come to know. Apostles are called to go.

- There is no sin so dark that it cannot be brought into the light.

Reflection Questions:

1. What is the reputation held by those outside the Church of Christians? What would it take for non-Christians to see Christians as people living lives of love?

2. What is the significance of Jesus being fully man and fully God? How does this allow you to connect to Christ in a personal way?

3. Why is it important to recognize that it’s easier to walk away from Christ than it is to follow Christ? Have you experienced people making that choice? How did that impact you?

4. How can we avoid the instinct to try and hide our sin in the dark? How can we be quicker to bring it into the light?

5. What would happen if Christians spent more time confessing what they got wrong instead of worrying what other people have gotten wrong? How do we move in that direction?