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Sunday Services: 9am and 11am
609 Route 82  Hopewell Jct. , NY 12533
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The Book of Judges 10-12-Words Can Have the Power of Life and Death
Posted by VCC on August 3, 2014 at 12:13 PM

We are in the midst of a Summer Series going through the book of Judges in the Bible. This Old Testament book can be challenging, even offensive, to today's sensibilties, and without a proper understanding of what the main issues are we can miss the point. The point that what we say can hurt others.

     
The Book of Judges: Chapt. 9 - What Goes Around Comes Around. Or Not
Posted by VCC on July 27, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Today, our study takes us in an odd direction as we see a brief consequence of Gideon's later-life mistakes as seen by his family after his death, and how in one of his son's, the old adage of what goes around, comes around.  Or not...

Tags: Judges 9:1-20
The Book Of Judges-Chapter 8
Posted by VCC on July 20, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Today we look at chapter 8, another part of Gideon's life. We talk about haveing a 'A Spiritual EKG'. 

     
The Book of Judges: Chap. 6 and 7 - You Can't Serve Two Masters.
Posted by VCC on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

We are in the midst of a Summer Series going through the book of Judges in the Bible. This Old Testament book can be a bit challenging, even offensive, to modern or post-modern sensibilities, and without a proper understanding of what the main issues are we can miss the point. At the same time Judges fits our present day culture very well, particularly as seen in our popular action movies, which are flooded with anti-hero types such as the old Clint Eastwood type movies, Ironman, and movies like the Green Lantern. read it as we go along this summer.

This morning our study again hits a famous Judge and that is Gideon who we will see next week as well. In this first look at Gideon's story we see that you can't serve two masters if you want to truly experience the grace, power and freedom that God is offering.

Tags: 7/13 , judges
The Book of Judges 4 and 5 - The Value of Working Together
Posted by VCC on July 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM

We are in the midst of a Summer Series, reading through the book of Judges. Admittedly, this Old Testament book can be a bit challenging, even offensive, to modern or post-modern sensibilities; without a proper understanding of what the main issues are we can miss the point. At the same time Judges fits our present day culture, particularly as seen in our popular action movies, which are flooded with anti-hero types such as Ironman, the Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood-type movies, and older movies like Catwoman.

 

This morning, our study introduces us to Deborah, one of the most famous of all the Judges. While women were not held in such high regard at that time, especially in terms of leadership, we see that God had raised her up as a prophet and paired her up with Barak, a military man, to win a great victory for God's People as they understood real trust in God and the value of working together.

     
The Book of Judges - Chapter 3 - When I am Weak
Posted by VCC on June 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

We are in the midst of a summer series, going through the book of Judges. Admittedly, this Old Testament book can be a bit challenging, even offensive, to modern or post-modern sensibilities, and without a proper understanding of what the main issues are we actually miss the point because of some visceral reaction. At the same time, Judges fits our present day culture, particularly as seen in our popular action movies, which are flooded with anti-hero types; Ironman, the Tom Cruise movies, older movies like the Matrix or even Clint Eastwood-type movies. Today, our study will throw us right into the story as we are introduced to our first judges/deliverers that God raises up for His people, and see if there is something that we can learn of God’s faithfulness toward us even today, as He helps us finish the statement “when I am weak...”

 

     
The Book of Judges - Chapters 1 and 2 - The Emergency of Faith
Posted by VCC on June 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM

We are beginning a summer series, something that we have done for many years now, and that is to go through a specific book in the Bible. With people going on vacation, and filling in their "What I Did on My Summer Vacation" outlines, as we spoke in the last series, going through an entire book lends to a Soap Opera-ish flow where though you may miss one week's episode/topic, you still have the general feel of what is going on. Each week will be important and there are topics that we all need to hear, but we will still be in the same book for some weeks. The book we are looking at is the book of Judges. Admittedly, this Old Testament book can be a bit challenging, even offensive, to modern or post-modern sensibilities. The point being, without a proper understanding of what the main issues are, we actually miss the point because of some visceral reaction. At the same time, Judges fits our present day culture, particularly as seen in our popular movies, plays and books which are flooded with anti-hero types (Ironman, much of today's Tom Cruise movies, older movies like the Matrix, Clint Eastwood-type movies and movies that portray Vampires as heroes). This morning, we will look at the first part our study which will encompass chapters 1 and 2, highlighting an overview of the entire book as we contemplate the emergency of faith.

 

     
What I Did On My Summer Vacation- Made My Community Better
Posted by VCC on June 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Today we look at our FINAL point and that is somehow this summer i made my community better! :)

     
What I Did On My Summer Vacation-Learned Something New
Posted by VCC on June 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Today may not be so Obvious, as we consider the vacation months, particularly summer, as a time when we learned something new.

     
What I Did On My Summer Vacation - Reached Out to My Neighbors
Posted by VCC on June 1, 2014 at 12:59 PM

We are continuing with a new series that we started a few weeks ago. Just as many of us were asked by our teachers to write an essay about our months off from school, we have been forming an outline in advance for a report, a testimony really, entitled What I Did On My Summer Vacation. This is a five-point outline where each week highlights some area that the Bible considers important to a healthy life which we will relate to the opportunities that summer brings to most of us. Here, we will look at something very profound in its implications, practical in its living-out the Bible and ultimately super-rewarding and fun! The third point of our summer essay on What I Did On My Summer Vacation is that I reached out to my neighbors.

 

     
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