At The Village we are passionate about truth. We talk about it, preach about it, sing about it and attempt, through the Spirit, to live it out. Ultimately we define truth as a person, the God-man, Jesus Christ who said in John 14 verse 6, "I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
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I spent the last two weeks away from work and one of those weeks in Jamaica on vacation. I had no agenda and not a lot of responsibility. I didn't have e-mails to return, no pressure to return calls or make meetings. My most pressing decision was which book to read. It really was a great couple of weeks.
Jonathan Edwards: "And the duty of singing praises to God seems to be appointed wholly to excite and express religious affections. No other reason can be assigned why we should express ourselves to God in verse rather than in prose, and do it with music, but only that such is our nature and frame that these things have a tendency to move our affections."
I've been thinking a lot about how well I receive advice, ideas or correction. When approached by a member of our church or cornered by an enthusiastic musician who has ideas about how I could do things differently ("better" may be a more appropriate word here), or even caught up in the inevitable "difficult talk" my wife and I inevitably have (the double "inevitable" is for you single guys), ...
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of ...
Introduction: Recently The Village Church changed the lyrics to one of our songs in order to better express what we believe the Scriptures teach. We believe that the words which we sing convey the content of our hearts and minds and thus we want to be diligent to teach, whether by song or sermon, that which communicates the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I have received a couple of questions regarding our belief in the sovereignty of God as it extends to the salvation of man. How is it that we can declare that God elects some to eternal life from before the foundation of the world when the Bible says that there is no partiality with God? I thought I would write a brief response for those wondering how these two truths interact.
Why must Christians insist that Jesus Christ is the only way to God? What about the man or woman who trusts, loves, and worships God, but not Jesus? Would God really not accept someone just because they do not accept Christ?