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On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will

This strain of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread rapidly throughout the world, and the CDC is now advocating social distancing as a major part of prevention. Because of this, schools are closing, many jobs are advocating working from home, and many families have found themselves with much more time together. While at first glance that looks like a total negative, the Lord often uses seasons like this to force us to reorient our

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and

In Hebrews 10:24-25, the writer encourages his readers with these words: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24–25, ESV)  Corporate worship is a time to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly through teaching, admonishment, singing,

March 13th, 2020 In light of the dangers surrounding a community-wide spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the subsequent disease it causes (COVID-19), Village Church is officially enacting the following measures to ensure that we continue to provide a safe environment for congregants, visitors, and members of the wider community: All services and gatherings are canceled, effective immediately. The elders will review the situation after three Sundays (the 15th,

One of the greatest challenges for any preacher is deciding what not to say. Once we’ve taken the editor’s knife to our work, we’re left with a mess of material strewn about the cutting room floor. These posts are my way of sharing some of what couldn't be said in Sunday morning's sermon. Today's post follows our 3/8/2020 sermon on Acts 2:14-21 - "This is That: God’s Promise Fulfilled." To listen, click here. This

One of the greatest challenges for any preacher is deciding what not to say. Once we’ve taken the editor’s knife to our work, we’re left with a mess of material strewn about the cutting room floor. These posts are my way of sharing some of what couldn't be said in Sunday morning's sermon. Today's post follows our 3/1/20 sermon on Acts 2:1-13 - "Say What?" To listen, click here. It was a joy to