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Messages from Vinings Lake Church in Mableton Georgia. Vinings Lake is an inclusive, non-denominational community church serving the Smyrna, Mableton, and Vinings area.
[ Services at 9:30 & 11:00 ]

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Messages from Vinings Lake Church in Mableton Georgia. Vinings Lake is an inclusive, non-denominational community church serving the Smyrna, Mableton, and Vinings area.
[ Services at 9:30 & 11:00 ]

    In the Beginning - pt. 5

    In the Beginning - pt. 5

    As the creation poem reaches its crescendo, the priestly writers make it a point to describe the essence of humankind. How do they do this? By borrowing a culturally familiar and loaded phrase from the Ancient Near East: "image of God". What does it mean to be made in the image of God?

    • 56 min
    In the Beginning - pt. 4

    In the Beginning - pt. 4

    The Divine is the source of ALL things, the energy behind ALL things, and the light within ALL things. Because of this, we discover that at the heart of the material is the spiritual. The natural is the supernatural. There is no separation.

    • 48 min
    In the Beginning - pt. 3

    In the Beginning - pt. 3

    “Then Elohim said.” In this one statement we have the word of God as the source, spark, and energy behind the evolutionary unfolding universe. This inevitably means Creation is the word of God. God reveals God's self through creation. The question is, "Are we aware of it?"

    • 1 hr
    In the Beginning - pt. 2

    In the Beginning - pt. 2

    In Genesis 1, Elohim does not create something out of nothing. There is something already there. A pre-existing chaotic matter known as a formless void and a darkness that covers the face of the deep. Out of this chaos, Elohim brings forth order. Why does this matter? When you have been exiled to Babylon and torn from your people, land, and temple, knowing Elohim brings order out of chaos is deeply personal.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    In the Beginning - pt. 1

    In the Beginning - pt. 1

    The two Genesis creation poems are not answering modern questions about how the earth was created but ancient questions about who we are and why we are here. These perennial questions have been asked for thousands of years. In this sermon, we examine these questions and discover how the ancient Israelites saw God, themselves, and the earth.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Thomas Horton

    Thomas Horton

    Connections Pastor and communicator Thomas Horton shares a message with the VL family to kick off the New Year.

    • 43 min

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