His love is amazing…

His love is amazing…

Good Morning Vintage!

What a day! We gathered to pray on Wednesday night. It was incredible, and since that gathering the Holy Spirit has been slaying me with a fresh awareness of the Father’s love. He just keeps reminding me of His love for me, and my identity as His child. What a life altering truth! I am defined by Him. I am His. The more I have thought about it, the more I just weep. We are so blessed, so loved, and so greatly desired by OUR Father. He is good. It is who He is!

I wanted to invite you to focus on this revelation today. Find a place to quiet your spirit, declare to the Father, “I am yours. You love me as I am,” and then ask the Father to invade wherever you are with His love and presence. Just sit in it. Let it overwhelm you. Remember Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 3v18, “May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is…”

Be blessed this Friday. I am so excited to worship together on Sunday! This next week is going to be pretty special!

Teaching notes from Sunday are here: 10.18.15 Teaching

Dr. Jay and Linda Leroux are with us this next week!

If you have been with us for a while, you know how much we dearly love the ministry of Jay and Linda. If you have not been with us, you are in for an incredible gift. Dr. Jay and Linda sere Vintage in a special position of oversight into Belinda and my life. We love them and are so grateful for them. They also minster to us each year, and I am so excited to see what the Lord has for us! Here is the schedule:

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 – 9am/11am/5pm

Dr. Jay will be with Vintage City Kids and NEXT, and Linda will be ministering to us in our main gathering!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 – 7pm

We are gathering to worship and turning Dr. Jay Leroux loose to teach and minister! Childcare will be provided for the young nursery ages. You do not want to miss this!

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 – 9am / 11am

Dr. Jay Leroux will be ministering the second portion of what the Lord has given him for us.

Upcoming Missions Events

WFC Christmas Prison event – We are going to minister at Ark Valley and Sterling again this year. It is an incredible time, and a great way to do some really powerful missions ministry close to home. All information needs to be to Jeff Monson by 10/25/15. I want to see us descend on the prisons and take the Glory of the Lord with us!

Kingdom Mischief Night! – Each year, Vintage NEXT takes the Kingdom love to our city through food boxes. Dave Powers taught us this phrase, “Kingdom Mischief.” It connects to the idea of just taking the love of Jesus and doing fun stuff in our region. We love it.

This year, on November 29th, we are going for 40+ food boxes. Right now we are partnering with Fort Collins Housing Authority to get a list of names. We are filling up boxes of food with usable items like milk, eggs, cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables then delivering to the doorsteps of families that could use a blessing for the holidays. The best parts is we want to remain anonymous, so we are doing in ding-dong-ditch style.

You can be a part of this in several ways. If this grabs your heart and you want to help us support it, mark your check with, “Kingdom Mischief.” If you know of anyone that could use assistance, submit their name to ben.westdorp@vintagecitychurch.com. Most of all, you can pray for a revelation of the Love of Jesus to be on each home we bless!

I love the privilege of pastoring Vintage! Be blessed. Revel in how much He loves us!