VFCA WATER BAPTISM CHAPEL
The students of Valley Fellowship Christian Academy celebrated water baptism during chapel on May 1, 2023. Water baptism is an integral part of our first steps in growing as a believer. When a person is truly born again, water baptism is an outworking of that decision. Water baptism is an outward sign of the inward reality of Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Jesus Christ thought enough of baptism to visit the dirty Jordan River in order to set the example for His followers. Throughout the centuries, believers have followed Christ’s example and used the sacred act of water baptism as a public proclamation of Jesus as their Lord. Perhaps, the Holy Spirit is moving within you, nudging you make a public declaration of Christ’s Lordship. Are you ready to take that next step? Call the church office today!
Rituals to Awakenings
Pastor Greg Simon
This is a portion of the Zoom feed from Sunday 10AM on February 19, 2023. This teaching centered on Jesus Christ’s invitation in John chapter seven: “On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.’ 39 By this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him would receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” [John 7:37-39 MEV]
A mighty reservoir of the Holy Spirit dwells within each believer. Do you want to experience an awakening in the rituals of your life? Hunger and thirst for more of Jesus Christ. Exercise your faith. Ground all experience with the Holy Spirit in Scripture. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit within each person. Live a life fully surrendered to the Lordship of Christ Jesus. God receives the glory for what He does through you as a vessel.
The Testimony of Leftovers
Pastor Greg Simon
This is a portion of the Zoom feed from Sunday 10AM on February 5, 2023. In the boat with the disciples, was a leftover-testimony of what the Lord is able to do. What has the Lord done in your life and you still have the leftovers?
GOD HAS A RIGHT WAY FOR US
by Pastor Greg Simon
Before proclaiming a corporate fast, Ezra prepared his heart to seek the Lord. When Ezra’s public announcement a focus was made “to seek of Him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance” (Ezra 8:21 KJV). The Lord has a right way for us! May we have a greater knowledge and greater experience of what God wants for us.
A part of “a right way for us” is that we be a church that: is expanding; prays and intercedes; is Spirit-driven and Spirit-filled; preaches basic truth; builds Biblical community; fulfills Biblical purpose; and impacts the region. We are united in purpose to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to advance His Kingdom. In 2023, we will see much, much more of God’s Kingdom!
On Sunday, we kick-off twenty-one days of prayer and fasting at Valley Fellowship Church. From January 8th to the 28th, we will focus our prayers for the breakthroughs that God has for us. To help focus us and in order for us to pray by name for everyone attending Valley Fellowship, Pastor Carol Simon will have weekly directions. Watch for foyer-handouts and extra-emails during the corporate time of fasting from January 8 to 28.
The Lord is leading us and He delights in what we are doing. “The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand” (Psalms 37:23-24 NLT).
This video clip is from the Valley Fellowship Church Zoom recording from January 1, 2023. During the musical worship of the 10AM gathering, the Gift of Tongues was released. The clip begins with the Interpretation of Tongues by Pastor Patti Simon followed by a prophetic message from Pastor Carol Simon.
“Pie & Praise” Wednesday Nov 16 6:30PM
SCHEDULE CHANGE – We’ll gather at the 3205 Holmes Avenue Campus at 6:30PM on November 16, 2022 and enjoy a special time of community. No separate groups for November 16. Please, join us at the school building at 3205 Holmes.
Rudi and Sharon Swanepoel November 20, 2022 at 10AM
Rudi and Sharon Swanepoel are a dynamic ministry team. Valley Fellowship Church is so thankful to welcome them back to Huntsville, and you are invited to be a part of this eagerly-anticipated Sunday morning event! Their ministry touches multiple thousands of people each year. Rudi is a sought after preacher, teacher and leader with authentic, relevant and passionate insights into the Bible. His passion is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and see their lives transformed by the power of His Word and the Holy Spirit. Sharon is an anointed musician, author of several books, and a unique communicator. Sharon’s great joy is to connect people to Jesus. Their Seek and Save Project has led over 169,000 people to the Lord since 2011. Find out more about their ministry at www.godsglory.org.
HAVE YOU REALIZED YOUR VALUE TO GOD?
by Pastor Greg Simon
Do you remember when you first discovered you were valuable to God? Did the realization happen while you were listening to a sermon? Or perhaps something clicked inside of you during a discussion with someone you loved. Maybe you were meditating Scripture such as Isaiah 49:16a NLT, “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” Were you voicing Psalm 139:16b NLT as a personal song of praise? “Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Maybe you recognized your value to God while reading the Gospels and realizing Jesus’ love for people.
The worth of an item is based on the price paid for it. God valued you enough to give His Son for your salvation. “For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God” (1 Peter 1:18-19 NLT). You were bought with the precious blood of Christ Jesus. What does this say about your value and worth to God?
REHEARSE YOUR WORTH
Jesus encouraged, “For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:32v NLT). Rehearsing your worth to God, increases your faith. Jesus reminded, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” (Matthew 6:26 NLT). Rehearsing your worth to God, increases your peace. Jesus said, “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!? (John 15:11 NLT). Realizing your worth to God, increases your joy.
No matter how long ago you realized your worth to God, please rehearse it. Don’t overlook that truth. Praise the Lord! God values you!
Harvest Festival is Saturday, October 29
You are invited to this free event! The community will gather at the 3205 Holmes Avenue Campus for lots of family-friendly fun. See you Saturday from 11AM to 2PM. Planned activities include bounce houses, face painting, popcorn, free chili and hot dogs, Elementary and Preschool games, and candy bags for all children!
ORU Worship with Kimmie Simon on Sept 25, 2022
We welcome Kimmie Simon and ORU Worship to minister at Valley Fellowship Church on September 25, 2022 at 10AM & 6PM! Kimmie Simon (daughter of Pastors Greg Simon & Patti Simon) is the ORU Worship Director.
ORU Worship is an artistic community from Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK). They seek to hear the voice of God and express what He’s saying through music, using creative gifts to minister to others and, in turn, find their own lives transformed. They enjoy worshiping God with the gifts He has given, and experiencing Spirit-filled worship. The mission of ORU Worship: raise up Spirit-empowered worshipers who are pure-hearted, Spirit-filled, Biblically-sound, leadership ready, and creatively skilled to go and change their world.