Extravagant Worship, Unashamed Love

We have been going through the Gospel of Luke.  This is the passage went through on Sunday last September 4, 2011.

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.’ Jesus spoke up and said to him, ‘Simon, I have something to say to you.’ ‘Teacher,’ he replied, ‘speak.’ ‘A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?’ Simon answered, ‘I suppose the one for whom he cancelled the greater debt.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘You have judged rightly.’ Then turning towards the woman, he said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.’ Then he said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’ And he said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’ Luke 7.36-50

Luke paints a picture contrasting two responses to Jesus and to the presence of the Kingdom of God.

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We are meeting in a new place!

This is a link to the google map location of where we will be having our Worship service this Sunday October 2, 2011.

The name of the restaurant is Allan’s Grill, we are at the upper level.  It is in the Cubao X, which used to be the Marikina Shoe Expo.  It is in Cubao commercial complex.  I think it is near the Ali Mall.    See you guys there.  Please visit us.

Our service starts at 10am until 12nn.  Come and encounter the Father and be refreshed.  Come to just hang out or if you want to receive prayer for healing or other concerns as well.

New Day Dawning

This is a short post to let everyone know that Vineyard Community of Faith Manila is looking for a new location to move to.

The contract with the current venue is about to end.  We feel that at this time the Lord would have us move to another location.  We would like to ask for your help and support by informing us if you have, or know of a place that would be ideal for the church to move into.

There have been very comforting words we have received from the Lord, indicating that He is going to do some new things through and with the community of faith in Vineyard Manila.

Some of the ideas that have gone out are moving to Makati City, and staying in Quezon City.  Will give you all a heads up as plans develop.

Thank you and Abba bless you and keep you.

Ed Alvarez