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June 26, 2013

The sunburned prophet

Jonah and the “whale.” You probably know the story. Jonah disobeys God. Buys a one way ticket to Tarshish. Gets thrown overboard. Is swallowed by a huge fish (commonly called a whale).  Repents. Preaches the gospel to Ninevah. The Ninevites get saved. He gets depressed and wishes he were dead. That’s Jonah. So what in […]

June 26, 2013

Leaders who look like Jesus

We have been studying church leadership for the past several weeks.  Here is what we have discovered so far: 1)  Jesus is the Great Shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20) and Head of the church. (Col. 1:18) 2)  The church is to be built on the foundation of the Word of God. (Ephesians 2:18) 3) […]

May 20, 2013

Thoughts on Paul’s facebook friends

Yesterday, we tackled Paul’s long list of ministry partners in Colossians 4.  Here are 5 things to think about: 1) Ministry partners are necessary for personal, spiritual growth (4:11) 2) Ministry partners are necessary for the spreading of the gospel (4:13) 3) Ministry partners are not to be taken for granted (4:7) 4) Ministry partners […]

May 14, 2013

A worshiped God

Will there come a day when all the songs of worship to God will be sung?  All the songs written. All the prayers prayed. Will God ever receive his deserved “quota” of worship? Will He receive all the praise due to His Name? Will His glory and grace be sufficiently praised? Will God ever be […]

April 16, 2013

6 reasons to get baptized

We will be offering a baptism class on July 14th!  Here are 6 reasons for being baptized: 1) Jesus commands all believers to be baptized: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all […]

March 28, 2013

Are you born again?

   Are You Born Again? by J. C. Ryle Are you born again? This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). It is not enough to reply, “I belong to the church; I suppose I’m a Christian.” […]

March 20, 2013

Mandarin, Spanish and the Bible

“Give your children big truths they will grow into rather than light explanations they will grow out of.”  This quote by Tedd Tripp sums up the new children’s curriculum we will be rolling out in April, called “Children Desiring God.”  Kids are smart. Kids are real smart. They learn math, spelling, science and history at […]

February 23, 2013

Do you smell?

“For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life.”  (2 Corinthians 2:15-16) Christians have always smelled a bit.   And not everyone likes it.  Here are a […]

January 28, 2013

Jesus and His Bride

This post is taken from last month’s newsletter: Jesus cares deeply about His church.  In fact, He loves His church.  He loves His church so much that He died for her.  But Jesus did not simply die for His church. He rose again to lead His church to God and to present His church as […]

January 28, 2013

Miscarriage and Me by Julie Wilding

  This post was written Julie Wilding, ministry assistant at The Village Church. Miscarriage and Me Author: Julie Wilding   Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not; as Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. Great is Thy […]

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