A Ministry: Where Connection Changes Lives
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A Ministry: Where Connection Changes Lives
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Where Connection Changes Lives
Hi, I'm Tre' Roberts. If we were meeting in person, I'd welcome you with a handshake or a hug, and a smile. It's so nice to meet you. I am the Founder and Pastor of Your Vine Connection Ministry in Clinton, Mississippi. As a farmer, I understand the necessity of being connected to the right source. I learned the hard way, with a lot of bumps and bruises, that if we are not plugged into a source that gives us life, we will die. We all need to be connected to Jesus Christ.
His Word is life-giving, life-changing. He changed me. Now, I've got the right connection. Through relationship with Jesus Christ, and an understanding of His Word, we can, not only make it to heaven, but also live a purposeful, abundant life on earth.
The hallmark of our ministry is sound Biblical teaching in simple language that connects theology with practical application in every day life. Our goal is to live the Word, and we will get the rich results of the Word. Our goal is to help people understand God's Word in such a way that they can make real, practical application of His principles and teachings.
Do you need another chance, like I did? This is your chance to receive mercy. Take it.
Do you need a place for your family to grow spiritually? This is it. I have been married over 25 years, and am a father to four children, from 25 to 14 years old, and a pawpaw to one granddaughter. I know the importance and the results of rearing your children in a household that reverences God, teaches them God's ways, and leads them in developing a personal relationship with Jesus. We aren't perfect parents, but we are intentional and consistent.
Are you single and want to live whole? We've got you, too. It's important to be connected with loving people who will support you and cheer you on to fulfill your purpose with exuberance.
We are excited about our new location in Clinton, MS. Join us! I look forward to connecting with you!
By Erika P. Roberts
As Pastor Tre’ Roberts (Your Vine Connection Ministry) has been teaching on the rise and fall of Israel’s first King, Saul, I have been identifying more and more with the man, Saul. Yes, he was a King, but still just a man. The sermon “Why All This Hell” was about the hell that Saul put David through. David considered that he was as insignificant to Saul as a flea or a dead dog, certainly not worth the resources – 3,000 soldiers - Saul was directing to hunt and kill David. This sermon fit right in with the Freedom in Christ course Pastor Tre’ and I are leading. According to authors Dr. Neil Anderson and Steven Goss (Freedom in Christ: A 10-Week Life-Changing Discipleship Course), everyone has three main needs – acceptance, significance and security. Saul wanted to keep the kingdom for himself. But, God fired Saul as King and told him that He was ripping the kingdom away from him and his descendants. Saul had once seen himself as small, but after becoming King, which brought recognition to himself, his clan, and the tribe of Benjamin – all areas he would describe as the least of these - Saul wanted to keep the kingdom for himself. He had already tried to build a monument to himself. Saul made David promise that when David became King that he wouldn’t destroy Saul’s name or his legacy.
I have messed up a lot of opportunities and relationships because of my insecurity. I have fumbled my talents. I have used performance plus achievements, the world’s formula, to give me significance.
I have also put so much into being a mother and wife. I took pride in the family we created, the environment of love, provision and development. My children’s behavior and achievements were a source of pride for me. I found significance in being married, in being chosen and loved by my husband. Nothing is wrong with those things. It’s just that none of them make us significant. We already are significant. I already am significant.
When I turned 50, I did this big assessment of my life. Apparently, I could only give myself a pass or fail grade. I recounted that I had good jobs, professional growth and plenty of accolades. We lived well, never went hungry or lacked any necessity. Some of our kids were doing very well, others were in challenging stages of life. I felt like I failed my kids in some areas. I knew I forfeited some opportunities God laid out before me, and I squandered my talents. The result of my assessment was a failing grade. Failure for a performance-driven person is like a knife to the heart. I was depressed and felt worthless for months, while my friends were celebrating their milestone birthdays.
I should never compare myself to others. When I was growing up I compared myself, especially to people who seemed to have everything going for them. The moon and stars had aligned for them. But, they were not the standard for my life. No one is. God set the bar and the purpose for my life.
Read more @ https://www.yourvineconnection.org/iamsignificant/