This week we continued our ‘Jesus is’ series by exploring the theme— my calling. We heard the honest, heart felt story of Ian and Gail Goodrich’s faith journey. They shared how important it is to not only listed to God’s call, but to be obedient to follow it. To conclude, Jenna wrapped up the service with two biblical truths about Jesus’ calling. First, He calls us to Himself in relationship (as we see throughout the Gospels), and then Jesus calls us out into the our community’s to share the good news and invite others into relationship with God (our great commission).
In our Jesus is _____ series we will get to hear exciting stories of how God is working in the lives of Teesside Vineyard. This week we will look at the story of Ric and Terry, for many years as a family they have served our Church and Thornaby. In this interview, we unpack Ric and Terry’s story of trust and obedience through ill health and uncertainty.
** Unfortunatley for some reason we couldnt record the questions (They are typed up below) **
Elijah: Please share with a quick 2minutes of how you met, where you married and how many people make up the Dudley clan?
Elijah: Today is titled Jesus Is Healer. Please can you unpack why that statement might be so relevant to your strory?
Elijah: A quick Q) What are your thoughts on if God can still heal today? Have you ever seen a person be miraculously healed?
Elijah: Can you share with us about recent events? What happened, how did you feel and how did you manage to just trust during those times?
Elijah: Ric you said something profound in the middle of this. You said "We want to set an example to our kids, that even in the middle of the storm, we want to be obedient and trust." Where does that faith and certainty come from? Can you explain that
Elijah: What would you say to people today who are perhaps are wanting some sort of healing, or know people who do?
On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther pinned up his 95 statements protesting against the corruption in the church and against the teaching that says we are saved by faith plus works. This kick started a wake up call across the church in Europe. We finally remembered who Jesus was, what he has done, and from that, we remembered that we are saved purely through putting our faith in Jesus. The Reformation had 5 slogans - Scripture Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Jesus Alone, For the Glory of God Alone.
This week Matty Steel guides us through this weeks message and how we live for 'Jesus Christ Alone'