Weekly Update 4/10

Announcements:

  • The next Hope Place Graduation is tonight, Wednesday, April 10th. If you’re able to help with childcare at the event, please register here or contact Irene Yung (Xoxoirene@gmail.com).

  • RVC will be hosting a Good Friday Service on Friday, April 19th at 7:00pm.

  • Join us to celebration the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 21st. There will be lots of fun activities after church, so please invite your friends and family to join us!

    • If you are interesting in helping to serve on Easter please contact the following team leaders to get signed up.

      • Outreach Team (Hillary Dunham)

      • Welcome Team (Sam Bretz)

      • Activities Team (Yee Feng)

  • Kids ministry is hosting a training on Sunday, April 28th after service to help volunteers better understand how to minister to children who’ve experienced trauma. Please reach out to Steve Pratt (Steveryanpratt@gmail.com) if you have questions.

  • The Dunhams are hosting a new Community Group in their home in the Skyway area every other Wednesday night from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Enjoy snacks, fellowship, discussion, and prayer with this new community group. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great time to get connected as this group gets started! Please contact Hillary Dunham (hgrigel@msn.com) for details.


Discussion Questions  

“The Grace of God” from Matthew 20:1-16

What makes the grace of God in Christianity altogether unique among the religions of the world?

Pastor Kyle shared the story of John Newton, the author of the famous hymn amazing grace. Newton never got over the grace God showed in saving a wretch like him.

What historical stories of grace have inspired and encouraged you personally?

How can we cultivate an attitude of thankfulness that will guard us against entitlement?

Read Matthew 20:1-16. How would you summarize Jesus’ parable of the workers in the vineyard in your own words?

The workers who have worked the entire day ar jealous of the workers who came at the 11th hour and received a full days wage. We can often become the blessing-police, trying to decide if God has blessed people rightly and fairly yet God gives different blessings to different people. Where are areas in your own life that you can easily become jealous of the blessing of others?

How can we rejoice with those who are rejoicing even when we didn’t experience their same blessings and wanted them?

What practical ways can we guard against jealous in our own hearts and minds?

What are the results of jealous that is continuously fed over time?

How can rightly understanding grace help cultivate thankfulness, gratitude, and contentment in our hearts and in our community groups?   

How can we be praying for one another this week?