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Why Believe in Christianity
Posted by VCC on May 5, 2019 at 12:34 PM

      Why Believe in Christianity? In order to start laying a foundation for Christianity, let's hear the words of Jesus himself on the topic.

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Why? Believe in God
Posted by VCC on April 28, 2019 at 12:50 PM

During this series, we will be addressing the big points of why there is a God and what it means to have a God in this wide universe. The big questions of faith, and what it really is. God has revealed Himself through creation. As we look around at the universe we see the earth at large. It is important to remember the creator behind the creation. We keep in mind the inventor and not just the invention. As people, if we focus too much on the creation, we forget the invisible qualties that have been known since the beginning of time. There are so many different theories that try to explain why the earth came about from Pantheism to Natualism. We sometimes fall prey to the belief it's science vs. faith. As God is the creator, he also created science. Which means, if faith in Him exists then we have to only assume science was part of the creation considering science was created by God. Since creation had a creator, there was also an origin. There was a point before the creation of the universe. The universe has been proved to be expanding, proving there was an origin. If we reversed time, we would see the universe coming back together. This would bring it back to the origin of creation. Naturalism may believe the biological complexity of the universe evolved by chance. Modern science has shown this is a statistical improbaility. Any shift in the universe would have made it impossible for life to exist. The odds are 1 in 10 to the 124th power. Incredible stuff! Stay tuned for the next step of the series as we dive into Why Christianity? 

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Easter Sunday - "Something Beautiful
Posted by VCC on April 21, 2019 at 12:45 PM

A very, very good morning to you all! It is a good morning because we are celebrating the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus and what that means to each one of us: to the universe, creation itself, and all of humanity. To say it is a “good” morning has a very specific connotation today, more than any other day, because that word “good” in the scriptures can mean beautiful. It’s a beautiful morning, no matter the weather outside or anything else. So this *morning we are celebrating. Something Beautiful! In the sacrifice of Jesus, at his death, He took upon Himself all our sin, all our brokenness, and all our history. Not only that, but also our futures as well. Something beautiful has happened, and contrary to news reports, it is happening and will happen. All because of the reality of Jesus rising from the dead. Some of you who are here are looking for something new, something more fulfilling, something real! It is found in Jesus and the meaning of His life, death, and resurrection. Which explains the meaning of all life.

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Palm Sunday
Posted by VCC on April 14, 2019 at 10:42 AM

In todays sermon we cover baptisims, Palm Sunday and Good Friday. We cover how Jesus comes to cover the gap and that all are invited to the celebration. 

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Let All Things Rise - "Raised Up"
Posted by VCC on April 7, 2019 at 1:23 PM

This is the time to press into God! We’re completing a five-part series that I hope helped as we move toward Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Invitations These hold the key to all God has done, is doing, and will do with the universe, His Creation, humanity, and you. In *the song “All things Rise” it says: “let all things rise and bless Your Name, all things made right and new again!”. So this morning we’ll be talking about how our message as the people *of God is that all things will be raised up. This is what Easter is all about! Exemplify in *what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV) For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…

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Let All Things Rise: "Sown In Weakness"
Posted by VCC on March 31, 2019 at 12:45 PM

This is the time to press into God! We’re in a five-part series that will help as we move toward Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. Invitations These hold the key to all God has done, is doing, and will do with the universe, His Creation, you, and all humanity. In the *song “All things Rise” it says: “All things once sown in weakness You raise in promise Your beauty arches above it all”. So this morning we’ll be talking about how much of what we *experience with God has been sown in weakness. Lent and Easter are all about this. They *exemplify what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:27 (ESV) But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

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Love's Occupation
Posted by VCC on March 24, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Today we cintinue our series, 'Let All Things Rise' which is our series for lent. In todays sermon we cover the way of Lov'es Occupatoion and the story of Joseph. 

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Let All Things Ride - "Light From Darkness"
Posted by VCC on March 17, 2019 at 12:22 PM

I hope you are engaging this season of Lent with some level of sincere intent. If not, there is no time like the present to start. This is the time to press into God. We’re in a five-part series that will help as we move toward to Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. These hold the key to all God has done, is doing, and will do with the universe, His Creation, you, and all humanity. One the primary teachings of scripture, from beginning to end, is the foundational understanding that God calls out light from darkness. Lent and Easter are all about this. About our being brought into the freedom of the Light of God, out of the darkness of all that tries to suppress that light, but ultimately cannot.

1 John 1:5 (ESV) This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 2:8 (ESV) At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

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Let All Things Rise - "Free and Boundless"
Posted by VCC on March 10, 2019 at 12:40 PM

This morning is the first Sunday of Lent. My pray is that most of you are engaging this season with some level of sincere intent starting with this past Ash Wednesday. If not, there is no time like the present to start. This is the time to press into God. If there were ever such a time, this is it. Not only as it relates to the times we live but what God is doing. We’re undertaking a five-part series that will take us to Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. These hold the key to all God has done, is doing, and will do with the universe, His Creation, you, and all humanity. All throughout history, from the time of the beginning until now, we cannot *ignore that the goodness of God is free and boundless; much of which Lent and the Easter season is all about! Though we must recognize that for many this fact is unknown. You?

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On Our Way
Posted by VCC on March 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM

This morning is the Sunday before lent which stats with Ash Wednesday. This magnifies our anticipation and reminds us what Jesus' death and resurection truly means. In todays sermon I want to see how we are on our way. 

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