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.
Eph. 2:19, et al
|Our First Family||Lee Eclov||Listen||Download||View PDF|
|4/15/18|| Spiritual Gifts
1 Cor 12:4-11
|Gift Giving||Jamie Morrison||Listen||Download||N/A|
|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|
|“One Flock and One Shepherd”||Lee Eclov||Listen||Download||View PDF|
|“Come Together”||Jamie Morrison||Listen||Download||N/A|
2 Cor 1:3-11;Romans 12:9-21
|Does Anyone Care?||Anne Tohme||Listen||Download||N/A|
|Let’s Bow Our Heads||Lee Eclov|
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.
|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|
|Col 2:13-15||The Triumphal Departure||Lee Eclov||Listen||Download||View PDF|
|1 Cor 15:17-26||“From the Grave of the Innocent Adam”||Lee Eclov||Listen||Download||View PDF|