Remember Jenga—the game that requires you to carefully remove wooden blocks from a tower without causing the structure to tumble? After you set the blocks up on your table, you carefully and strategically pull out blocks, not breathing for fear of toppling the tower.
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Complete the following statement: Big is to small as slow is to fast. Hot is to cold as man is to _______________. If you answered “woman,” you’re probably not alone. But you’re also not exactly correct.
At The Village Church, the context for community is groups. A weekend worship service here is sizable, so it's hard in such a setting to form deep friendships or to be challenged by another brother or sister who knows you well and wants God’s best for you. You’re not likely to stumble into deep relationship there.
Does the Bible teach that all believers should speak in tongues? Does it dictate Home Groups as the ideal model for churches? Finding answers to interpretive questions like these requires that we understand the difference between prescriptive and descriptive texts— between texts that are prescribing or commanding a certain action and those that are simply describing historical facts or events.
As a church, we historically haven’t used terms like “branding” because, well, they feel a bit corporate-esque, as if we’re trying to sell something. I mean, we’re a church. Our mission is to make disciples—not to sell a product.
Quite a bit of my senior year in high school is now a blur. Struggling with suicidal thoughts for most of high school, my parents finally prompted me to seek counseling and psychiatric help after a good friend took his own life my junior year. The next year was spent in a fog as doctors paraded medication after medication in front of me, searching for something to fill the void. Instead I found ...
Beginning this weekend, we will turn our attention as a church body to the book of Acts. As we enter into the series, I wanted to address our purpose in studying it, and to pass on to you some tools to help leverage the time we will give to learning and applying the story of the early Church.
Interpreting Scripture is no simple thing, and many of us fall prey to nine common mistakes. If you want to interpret the Bible incorrectly, just make sure you do one of the following...