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AUTHORITY FIGURE: To Trust and Obey Jesus

The authority of Jesus Christ is a quality we do not often consider but it is one of the primary things we must understand if we are to have faith in him. At the end of Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew says, “The crowds were amazed at his teaching,because he tView PDFaught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.” Then, the next chapters, Matthew gathers stories that emphasize the authority of Jesus’ actsDuring the summer, our sermons and worship services will focus on Matthew 8-12. To see Jesus’ authority so vividly will help us as his disciples to trust and obey him more faithfully.

There are so many dynamic stories in these five chapters: calming the storm, calling Matthew from his tax table, raising the dead girl, sending out the twelve, and Jesus’ wonderful words, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

 

 

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
6/3/18 Matthew 8:1-17 Heavy Lifting  Lee Eclov Listen Download View PDF
6/10/18 Matthew 8:18-27  Count the Cost Lee Eclov Listen Download View PDF
6/17/18 Matthew 8:28-34 Authority Issues Lee Eclov Listen Download View PDF
6/24/18 Matthew 9:1-8 “Such Authority” Lee Eclov Listen Download View PDF
7/1/18 Matthew 9:9-13 “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”  Lee Eclov Listen Download View PDF
7/8/18 Matthew 9:14-17 New Wineskins  Tyler Stauffer Listen Download N/A
7/15/18  Matthew 9:18-38  “Like Sheep Without a Shepherd” Lee Eclov View PDF
7/22/18 Matthew 10:1-5  Harvesters Amit Bhatia N/A
7/29/18 Matthew 10:16-31 Getting Into Trouble Lee Eclov N/A
8/5/18 Matthew 10:32-42 Worthy of Jesus Lee Eclov
8/12/18 Matthew 11:1-19  Reason to Believe  Todd Patterson
8/19/18  Matthew 11:25-30 “Come to Me!”  Jamie Morrison
8/26/18  Matthew 12:1-13  “Mercy, Not Sacrifice” Lee Eclov
9/2/18 Matthew 12:14-21 No Broken Reed Lee Eclov

 

 

HOME IMPROVEMENTS: How Our Church Family Serves Christ

Our Core Values begin, “While the Bible uses several metaphors to describe the church, Village Church especially identifies with the church as home. Thus, we strive to foster a home-like environment where young and old Christians grow relationally into maturity and fruitfulness”. Gradually our thinking as a church has fleshed out this concept.

During April and May our sermon series will focus on several key ministry areas, drawing the principles from Scripture that must shape these different ministries, and how they are expressed in our home-church environment. We will look at spiritual gifts, evangelism, children’s ministries, missions, community, care, and corporate prayer.

 

 

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
4/8/18 Home
Eph. 2:19, et al
Our First Family  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
4/15/18  Spiritual Gifts
Romans 12:3-8;
1 Cor 12:4-11
 Gift Giving Jamie Morrison  Listen  Download  N/A
4/22/18 Evangelism
Acts 2:42-27
The Whole Church Preaches Lee Eclov & Amit Bhatia, + four stories  Listen  Download  View PDF
4/29/18  Children’s Ministry
Ps 78:1-8; Deut 6:4-9
“Teach Them to Your Children” Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
5/6/18 Missions
John 10:14-16
 “One Flock and One Shepherd”  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
5/13/18  Fellowship
Heb 10:24-25
“Come Together”  Jamie Morrison  Listen  Download  N/A
5/20/18  Care
2 Cor 1:3-11;Romans 12:9-21
 Does Anyone Care? Anne Tohme  Listen  Download  N/A
5/27/18 Corp. Prayer
Acts 4:23-35
Let’s Bow Our Heads Lee Eclov Listen Download View PDF

 

 

 

 

Why We Glory in the Cross

One of my favorite writers, Eugene Peterson, noted how some New Testaments include the Psalms afterward. He suggests that maybe publishers ought to put the book of Ecclesiastes before the New Testament because it poses the questions that the New Testament answers. Now that we’ve finished our study in Ecclesiastes, we’re taking that advice as we open our Bibles on the Sunday mornings leading up to Easter. We’ll be studying seven different passages that open our eyes to some of the extraordinary things Jesus accomplished for us when he died on the cross.

As you can see from the schedule below we will look at the cleansing accomplished in Christ’s death, how he took on himself the curse, how he has formed us into a new race of immortals, how in his death he revealed the Father, and the great victories of Christ over sin, Satan and death, all leading to an Easter message from 1 Corinthians 15.

 

 

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
2/18/18 Eph 5:25-27 The Love of His Life  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
2/25/18  1 Peter 1:18-21  Precious Blood  Jamie Morrison  Listen  Download  N/A
3/4/18  Gal 3:10-14  Curses  Rob Bukowski  Listen  Download  N/A
3/11/18 Eph 2:11-22  One New Humanity  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
3/18/18  John 17:1-6; 25-26  Now You See Him  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
3/25/18
Palm Sun.
 Col 2:13-15  The Triumphal Departure  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
4/1/18
Easter
1 Cor 15:17-26 “From the Grave of the Innocent Adam” Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF