It is interesting how movements begin. I love looking back and seeing how history unfolds. Opportunities arise for people to step up and call their generation to see things differently, to believe accurately and live passionately. Some movements are short-lived while others have a lasting impact. You have micro-movements of subcultures—smaller cultures within the greater culture.
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This past Saturday, Professor Elliot Greene from Redeemer Presbyterian Seminary taught on “Christ, the Kingdom and History.” One of the quotes that I have been thinking on since then is: “God has placed us where His love is most potent, in His Son.”
This is an e-mail I sent our musicians and vocalists last week. I’m hoping will be useful to you and your worship team as well. Leading people in worship—whether you are behind a kit, keyboard, guitar, violin, cello, sax or microphone—is something that should be taken seriously.
The more and more I read, the more I become a “quote guy.” I can’t help but appreciate the way a certain sentence or group of them stirs my affections for the Lord. It’s clear that the Lord has wired us to live on words, His Word. Words can encourage us or break us down. They can work their way into the inmost parts of our souls and impress themselves there;
In my sermon on July 4th, I quoted D.A. Carson on the danger of spiritual drifting. This is the same quote that Matt has referenced a few times recently and so I wanted to provide that exact quote for those who would like to read it again.
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
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]
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 ...