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Sermons

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See The Building God is Constructing
Posted by VCC on October 22, 2017 at 12:38 PM

We are on a Journey together using the London eye aka the Observing Wheel. This wheel is commonly used to descibe the letter to the Ephesians in the Bible. Paul directs our attention so that we might see the building God is constructing.

     
Ephesians - A Spectacular View - Take in the Big Picture
Posted by VCC on October 15, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Today we are starting a bit of a journey together. I don’t know if you have ever seen the “London Eye”. It’s a Ferris wheel that is almost 450 feet tall with 32 air conditioned enclosed capsules that holds 25 people who can sit or walk around as you go on your 30minute journey. The operators like to call it an “observation wheel” rather than a “Ferris Wheel” since it was not meant to be part of a carnival but part of the cities structure. N.T. Wright uses this wheel to describe the Letter to the Ephesians in the Bible. It’s not the longest letter but it’s *purpose is to give those it was intended, and us, as our series is called, A Spectacular View. And like any journey of this sort Paul, the author the letter, is going to point out some key sights. In this first chapter of the letter he wants us to Take in the Big Picture.


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Living a Life that Matters: "Keeping it Real"
Posted by VCC on October 1, 2017 at 12:53 PM

We are finishing up a series we call. Living a life that matters. I believe God doesn’t want us to allow life to pass us by or treat it as if it doesn’t matter or worse, we, and even *others (neighbors) don’t matter. Today is all about. Keeping it real as the expression goes. We crave something different as people of Faith. So for us to keep it real we need to recognize that to truly live a life that matters requires our being intentional about what we do, knowing what we want to accomplish. This opens us up to another perspective, a grander scale where our story intersects with God’s Story, and we see our existence and purpose through His eyes, lived out through His Word His understanding of it all from the beginning of time, now, and where it’s all going.

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Honoring Your Neighbor
Posted by VCC on September 24, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Continuing on with our series lining a life that matters, today we talk about honoring our neighbors. In spirit of Good Neighbor Day (on the 28th!) we talk about being a good neighbor.

     
Honoring Your Neighbor
Posted by VCC on September 24, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Continuing on with our series lining a life that matters, today we talk about honoring our neighbors. In spirit of Good Neighbor Day (on the 28th!) we talk about being a good neighbor.

     
Parables of Jesus - Pharisee and Tax Collector at Prayer
Posted by VCC on August 6, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Each summer we go through portions of the Bible to handle them in context. *Encountering the Bible This summer we’re looking at 10 of the not so common 1a.parables that are unique to the gospel of Luke. Parables are made up stories utilized by Jesus to reveal a truth and to illicit a response from its hearers. This morning, on our sixth Sunday of this series we’ll *look at a parable that may be called 1b. The Pharisee and Tax Collector at Prayer. It not only relates to past week’s topics, but in context, drives home “the nature of God’s project.”(NIC) That is the restoring work of Jesus and our living a new life; as it relates to God and others.

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Friend in Need
Posted by VCC on July 30, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Each summer we go through a book of the bible. This summer we are reading the book of Luke, looking at 10 of the books that are unique to Luke. Today we talk about the parable, a friend in need.

     
Unprofitable Profit
Posted by VCC on July 23, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Today we continue our summer series. We take on the parable of the unprofitable profit.

     
Why The Church
Posted by VCC on June 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM

This sermon explores the Church in the West, and explains the importance of it in the modern world

     
My Apologies - Why are Christians so Strange
Posted by VCC on May 7, 2017 at 12:34 PM

This morning we are finishing a series I’ve called. My Apologies. For many who are outside of faith, they don’t seem to have a problem with Jesus, or at least who they perceive Him to be. Yet they have rejected Christianity as they know it or have heard of it. As the church of Jesus we bear much of the responsibility for this. So this morning we’ll look at this last *question that has been asked of me and maybe you. Why are Christians so strange? I find this a fascinating question only because looking out at the world today there are so many things we can call strange, whether that’s what people believe or do. So in the whole topic of weirdness or strangeness it’s not necessarily unique to some aspects of Christianity – Like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes, so strangeness seems to be in the eye of the observer.

     
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