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Take it, and Eat it

Author: Peter ScottCategory: Parenting

So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. – Revelation 10: 9-10

Teaching Video: 'O God of Our Salvation'

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Worship & Music

Worship Pastor Michael Bleecker provides teaching and insight into "O God of Our Salvation." If you would like to maximize the video to full screen for easier viewing, mouseover the video and in the bottom right corner you will see the full-screen icon. The video below is also available on The Village Church YouTube Channel. [VIDEO]

Grace-Driven Effort: What Grace Attacks

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

The Village can sometimes look like a trauma center. Since 2002, we have asked God to send us broken, hurting people to proclaim the gospel to, and He has. It’s messy and at times exhausting, but watching God work in the severely wounded is a beautiful thing. A key piece to anyone recovering from a broken and sinful world is an understanding of what the problem is. Everyone knows there is ...

Grace-Driven Effort: The Weapons Grace Provides

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

Let’s continue diving into the idea of “Grace-Driven Effort.” We have already stated that people don’t stumble into godliness. Paul uses great phrases to describe our growth into holiness and reflecting the Glory of God and His reign and rule over our lives. Paul talks about “training ourselves in righteousness” (1 Tim. 4:7), “laboring in prayer,” “running to win,” ...

A Prayer for Pastors

Author: Michael BleeckerCategory: General

A few years ago I read a book by John Piper called Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. In this book I discovered a prayer that has encouraged and strengthened my prayer time. I keep a copy of the prayer on my desk and backstage so I can always reference it quickly. I posted it below in hopes that it also may encourage and strengthen your prayer time as you plead for the souls of your people.

Why Pray More than Once for the Same Thing?

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Is there any reason to pray for something more than once? The Bible states that indeed there is. Not because God forgets our requests or because we reach a magical limit, but rather because it forces us to humble ourselves before Him for an extended season in asking for the help which He delights to give His children. God could certainly (and sometimes does) answer our initial requests, but He ...

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