The Village Blog

Are You Approachable?

Author: Michael BleeckerCategory: General

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), ...

Scripture Memorization

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

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 ...

Imparted or Imputed Righteousness?

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Worship & Music, Theology

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.

Impartiality and Election

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

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.

Investing in Hearts, Not Marble

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

"Carve your name on hearts, not on marble" - Charles Spurgeon The reality of this life is that it ends. Surely you are aware that death visits everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, social status, political party, lifestyle habits or hair color. The ground is filled with people who were extremely diligent and discipline regarding exercise and diet and there is no small number of graves filled ...

My Top 10 Reasons for Philippians

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

Last year I was invited by The Hub ( to pick a book of the Bible and teach it via video for small groups. I wrestled quite a bit and landed on the book of Philippians. Here are the 10 reasons I wanted to teach the book of Philippians:

Fear - Part 3: Why Do I Fear What I Fear?

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

In writing this blog, I have often felt the need to remember that this is not intended to be an "overly academic exercise," but rather an attempt to take my fears captive to the truths of Scripture in hopes that by exposing darkness to light, I will find freedom. With this in mind, I have been thinking about my list of fears and trying to find a pattern or overarching theme. Here is the sample ...

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