You and I prefer the creation to the Creator, sending us into a cycle of pointless pursuit of things that can’t possibly satisfy us. Alienation begins when we buy into a lie: having more of what already does not satisfy us is somehow going to bring us joy and happiness. When you believe that lie, you’ve entered the cul-de-sac of stupidity. “I have this, and it doesn’t work. More of what ...
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Adam sinned a long time ago, yet I am born a sinner today. How could this possibly be fair? Is it just and righteous for God to have me born in a sinful state simply because some naked guy ate from a forbidden tree long before I was conceived?
It's that day again—the photos are everywhere on Facebook and Twitter: scrubbed faces, neatly trimmed hair, un-scuffed shoes, and bulging backpacks all heading out the door. The faces in the photos are all smiles—it's behind the camera where the tears usually spring up, as mothers everywhere faithfully create a steady record of that bittersweet morning when the kids return to school.
“Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation.” “Oh, the wonderful cross. Bids me come and die…” Have you ever been a little uncomfortable singing about the cross? The cross is just an instrument, just a tree, a tool used by God to save us. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit saved us, not the cross.
Starting with our current sermon series, Recovering Redemption, The Village is pleased to announce the arrival of video sermons. This is obviously a technology that has been around for quite some time, but the elders and executive staff have been purposefully slow in thinking through the potential benefits and costs of this medium. After this prolonged season of consideration, the time is right.
We are a church that is saying goodbye with much more frequency. To some good brothers and sisters. It’s never easy. Especially when you are seeing godly people in your life go. Some of us are better at goodbyes than others. Some are quick to say goodbye. Rip off the Band-Aid. Fare thee well. That’s life.
On the weekend of August 17 & 18, we’ll start our fall sermon series: Recovering Redemption. This series will walk through themes and passages from our Recovery Groups ministry and focus on the need to recover a right understanding and application of the gospel.
In the next few weeks, we will begin a new sermon series titled Recovering Redemption. The hope of this series is simple: We want people to consider anew the light of the gospel against the dark backdrop of the frail and fallen human heart. After all, one of the themes we’ll continually touch on is that the heart of the problem is the problem of the heart. Throughout this season, we want to ...