Our fall series, A Beautiful Design, focuses on God's grace in creating us, both male and female, and the implications of that truth for the way we live. We’re exploring what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman.
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I recently watched the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. After watching WW2 unfold through the lives of the 101st Airborne, I was deeply moved by their heroism. The valor required of these men simply to survive the war was utterly astounding. One aspect of the conclusion particularly struck me. On the battlefield the men were equals—they lived, ate, slept, fought and suffered together, all bent ...
You did it. You took the step to connect with a Home Group here at The Village Church. As you begin your adventure, consider a few suggestions on how to settle into group life.
What if I told you that a network television show about the importance of family was potentially more problematic than a cable television show filled with sex and violence?
In the first-century Herodian temple where the Jews worshiped, there was a series of courts separated by gated walls. Each court moved progressively closer to the Holy of Holies. The first gate was the gate of the Gentiles, and you could walk around in that court if you were a God-fearing Gentile.
American Christians certainly enjoy greater material wealth than much of the world, but we enjoy less tangible forms of wealth, as well. We aren’t always aware of how wealthy we truly are. And because of this, we may not remember that to whom much is given, much is required: With great wealth comes great responsibility.
Maybe you’ve seen one of our “no church parking” signs? It’s hard to miss them—they are big red signs with white print. They are meant to draw your attention to one thing: This is not a place where you can park.
In a previous post, I discussed three misconceptions about suffering that were directly connected to the character of God: In suffering, God is not absent, nor is He silent. He does not deal in karma. This post will tease out three more rumors that specifically address the lack of hope we sometimes feel in suffering. Dispelling these rumors can restore our hope, even in the midst of our hardship.