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The Nations

Author: Matt ElkinsCategory: Missions

For thousands of years, the Psalms have been read, sung and prayed by people all over the world. Some of the most true and genuine expressions of faith in The Bible, they have a unique way of touching the lives of those both in and out of the church. The beautiful composition of their poetic and melodic words leaves a lasting impact.

Jesus Calls a Canaanite Woman a Dog

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture, Theology

And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”

Racial Reconciliation

Author: Dr. Eric MasonCategory: General, Culture

Racial reconciliation is a phrase that I have heard about for the last 30 plus years. It has been paraded in conferences, sermons, books, etc. With non-Christians, the subject matter isn’t really a subject matter any longer. There seems to be a bit of a conversational transition as it relates to civil items to other so-called civil rights matters.

A Call to Pray

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

A call to prayer is a declaration of dependence. A call to prayer is an invitation to intimacy. A call to prayer is a corporate response to grace. The Lord has proven Himself faithful to His people, both biblically and historically, when they have humbled themselves before Him in prayer. This has been our testimony at The Village.

A Season of Prayer at The Village

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: General

New years are often marked by new beginnings. 2012 represents such a new beginning with the birth of a tradition in the life of The Village. This January will inaugurate our first annual prayer month. This season of prayer will be marked by three weekly opportunities to expose our spiritual poverty and exult in God’s abundant generosity. Members and attendees are encouraged to do the following ...

The Cost of Excuse-Making

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

I have been asking myself a question a lot lately, "What are my priorities costing me?" Or, said another way, "What are my excuses costing me?" My choices are most likely determined by my priorities. There are plenty of ideas about life that I have floating around in my head, but I usually don't like the sacrifice that they cost me.

What Are We to Do With Santa?

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but not all are quick to allow him access to hearth and heart. Oh, what are Christians to do with Santa? It is a good question. I imagine there exist Christian homes that emphasize Santa to the neglect of Christ, homes in which The Night Before Christmas is a more familiar story than the gospel and the North Pole has long since replaced Bethlehem as the ...

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