The Vineyard Church
Stretch – Week 1

Stretch – Week 1


September 8th –11th, 2016

John Elmer, Lead Pastor

I press on to take hold of that

for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Philippians 3:12B

Stretching Up

  1.      Jesus wants us to stretch up to him.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

  1.     When we stretch up, life is better.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33

  1.     Key ways to stretch up


  •         Seek his heart and mind in the Bible.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

  •         Talk with him often.

Pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

  •         Totally submit

If you love me, keep my commands.

John 14:15

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Act 16:31


Action Step: I commit to follow Jesus for the first time today.


Watch the full message here.


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