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Worship Service 10am Sunday

Welcome

Welcome to VILLAGE CHURCH DINGLEY. 

We meet  every Sunday in prayer at 31 Marcus Road, Dingley Village.
Our office has moved.

We would like to invite you to join us each Sunday morning at 10am to our vibrant and relevant Worship Service that will Inspire you to Discover and Develop Life in Chris

Speakers for August

  2 August - Pastor Rodney Hole
  9 August - Chad Coley
16 August - Chad Coley
23 August - Pastor Rodney Hole
30 August - Pastor Rodney Hole

Previous Services

 Events

PRAYER TIMES, FELLOWSHIPS AND BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

All held at the Village Church office,
7 Fiveways Boulevard, Keysborough.  3173

OPEN PRAYER TIMES
7am-8am Saturday 15 August

WEEKLY OPEN PRAYER TIMES

Every Wednesday morning
10am - 11am

Everyone is welcome to come and join in a time of prayer for each other,
our Church and our Community

DRIVEN MEN! Tuesday 11 August

    Monthly BBQ and fellowship  6pm - 9pm

Women's Bible Study

10am - 11:30am 
Thursday 3 and 20 August

Men's Bible Study - Fortnightly

10:30am  -  (12 noon-ish )
Friday 14 and Friday 28 August

Grasping God's Word

*** SPECIAL BIBLE STUDY ***
Friday 14 with Chad Coley

 See Events for more details

Missionary of the Month

This month we are praying for Warwick & Natalie SHORT (Hudson, Sahara, Japheth & Annie-Mae)

Working with SIM
(Serving In Mission)
in Niger.

Warwick & Natalie Short - Hudson, Sahara, Japheth  and  Annie-Mae


 

Prayer Points:

  • Wisdom in how to identify with locals at
    Yoole (Fulani Muslim community) as they build homes, learn language and culture.
    Even their basic mud brick house is extravagant by Fulani standards but must be sustainable for outsiders. Guidance is needed on whom to live amongst who are open to God’s Word and influential in their communities.
  • Incoming TIMO team to cope with life in
    the bush, build good relationships with the Fulani, and represent a good cross section of age, status and race. Grave gender imbalance with dire shortage of males.
  • Praise God for the response of believers to church destruction in January. Outsiders wonder at their stronger faith, forgiveness and non-retaliation.
  • For the ministry to young men who
    received SD phone cards with Fulfide Bible stories and powerful messages about Jesus as Saviour.
    Pray they turn to Jesus.

Over the course of 2015, we as a church will be working through the book of John, with the primary purpose of growing in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. My prayer is that the Gospel of John will give Village Church a fuller, deeper and richer understanding of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing and loving Christ is how we are dramatically liberated from sin and temptation. It is that which is used by God through the Spirit, to transform us into His image. (Jn. 8:31-32, 16:13-15, Rom. 8:32).

“Is it I Rabbi?”

Possibly one of the most overlooked incidents regarding the love of Christ is that of Christ’s interaction with Judas Iscariot. To a certain extent, most people understand who Judas was and we all most certainly know that he was the one who betrayed Christ with a kiss! Some have worked out that Judas had always been dipping into the “Money for the Poor box” and was a thief (Jn. 12:5-6).

One could spend a considerable amount of time studying the character and plights of Judas Iscariot, but for the sake of time we can simply say that he was a man who was a thief, a liar, a deceiver, a covetous man and worst of all, he betrayed the Son of the living God!

What is interesting is that if we were to combine the research and study of all believers for the last 2000 years of church history and wrote a detailed record of who Judas was, we would still never know him like Christ knew him!

Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, the One who was able to read the hearts, motives and thoughts of men would have know everything that made Judas tick. Jesus would have seen every evil motive, thought, desire and deed that resided within Judas.

Yet amazingly, with such divine knowledge and insight regarding Judas, Jesus patiently served him, taught and shepherded him and even on the night of His betrayal gave Judas the honorary first piece of the broken bread. Moreover, upon announcing to His disciples that one of them would indeed betray Him, the disciples didn't immediately turn to Judas and say, “I knew it!” But they all looked at one another in disbelief, wondering who the betrayer could be.

Surely this highlights the perfect love that Jesus showed to Judas! It is by this truth alone, that I am personally humbled and broken. It is this act of love, which highlights my own lack of love and draws me to the cross of Christ. I have indeed found within myself the propensity to withdraw my love from those who are hurting me; I am confounded and grieved over the initial fleshly response that comes from within my own heart when I am slighted or mistreated.

The deceitful utterance of my own heart pleads with me to protect myself from those who are hurting me. It beckons me to disregard Christ’s instruction “to love my enemies”, yet it fails to tell me that true freedom and liberation from the bitterness of sin only come from that which my heart fears the most. Loving the one who is sinning or has sinned against me.

Part 2 of this post will be dedicated to the practical steps that we can take to fortify ourselves against the weakness of our flesh, so that we will be ready and able to love like Christ loved.

For the Glory of Christ

Rodney Hole

Senior Pastor

Village Church

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Village Church Dingley
Harold Box Hall
31 Marcus Road
Dingley Village, VIC 3172


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