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"A Faithful, Foolish Father" 1 Corinthians 4:6-21 (8/18/19)

Paul gives us 3 ways to describe how he seeks to live & be known. Faithful TO Christ, Foolish FOR Christ and a Father IN Christ so that the name of Christ is renown everywhere!

"Sometimes the Truth Hurts" 1 Corinthians 6, Wally Palmer (8/4/19)

Sermon from Pastor John Kieffer 1 Corinthians 5 (7/28/19)

"Just Be Faithful" 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 7/14/19

Paul’s faithfulness to the pure Gospel has become unpopular with the Corinthians & they have condemned him for it. In this short paragraph Paul is declaring who he will remain ultimately faithful to and what he will remain faithfully to do.

"Re-Building The Body" 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 7/7/19

God’s church is so important to him that he goes to great lengths to see that it is well built. We are to consider the high cost of the foundation and carefully build it with the best materials possible; for our work will certainly be tested.

"Diet of Focus" 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 6/30/19

A steady diet of focusing on Christ rather than “man” will give us all we need to be faithful servants in building God’s kingdom.

"Source of Real Wisdom?" 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 June 23rd 2019

Paul is attacking this division by getting to the root of their belief system. There is only One real wisdom and One source for this wisdom which comes from God through the His Spirit.

Power ← CHRIST → Wisdom 1 Corinthians 1:10-2:5

When we surrender our minds to the awesomeness of man, the church falls apart. When we surrender our hearts to God, we know the True meaning of Awesome and this Awesomeness has the power to make all things new and hold all things together!

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"Remembering God's Faithfulness" 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 June 9, 2019

As Christians, we need to remember everything comes from God and He is faithful to provide everything we need for salvation and everything we need to live out our calling to be a Healthy Church for a Sick World.

"A Healthy Body for a Sick World" (Intro to 1 Corinthians)

People in God’s church are to work together to advance the Gospel message through protection, providence and partnership.

Protection: Purifying the church by purging evil.

Providence: Caring for one another.

Partnership: Using our gifts to build up the church and Live in the world, set apart for God’s glory.

 

"Cheerful Giving" message by Wally Palmer 5/26/2019

Listen as Wally walks through scripture to reveal the blessings of the opportunities to use our money, time and talents to bring glory to God and bless people!

Scripture references: 2 Corinthians 9:6-7,  Genesis 14:18-20,  Leviticus 27:30-34, Numbers 18:21; 25-34, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

 

"Vision for Village" 2 Corinthians Ch 4, May 19 2019

This is the final message on membership. Village Community Church’s vision statement: “Village Community Church exists to be a Gospel centered, bible teaching, community focused church. Through this we strive to love God and know our identity in Christ and love others and help them to do the same.” Listen here as we discuss the vision for Village Community Church moving forward with membership!

"Membership, Who's In Charge?" Titus 1:5-9 May 12, 2019

The honorable life of the man qualified to be an elder will begin at home and transfer to the life in the church. The answer to “who is in charge” isn’t just a name, it’s the character of the men called to shepherd the local church.

Members...Who Are They? John 13:35, May 5 2019

If someone interested in a church were to peek into the walls of Village, who would they see and what are they doing?

 

"Membership, Who Needs It?" 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 April 28th 2019

This is the first of our series on local church membership. Membership in a local church is lived out as a partnership in the body of Christ. God’s story reveals His providence and protection of His people throughout human existence. We are therefore called as the local church family to live out the same providence and protection within the biblical framework in partnership with one another.

Easter Sunday 2019 "You Are Called By Name" John 20:1-18

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"Is Jesus King?" Matthew 21:1-17, Palm Sunday 2019

The announcement of Jesus as the long awaited King brings a threat to the proud, curiosity to the uncertain and praise to the seers! When the eyes of the blind are opened, the mouths will joyfully shout Hosanna in the Highest!

"6 Lessons In Galatians" Wally Palmer Galatians Chapters 1-6 April 7, 2019

Listen as Wally Palmer, gives an overview of the book of Galatians with six important takeaways!

"Surrender & Submission" Galatians 6:11-18 March 31, 2019

When we fully surrender everything to God in the Gospel, we will freely walk by the Spirit in the newness of life through full submission of all that we are!

"The Kingdom Clinic" Galatians 6:1-10 March 24, 2019

The marks of a true Christian are shown through the fruit of the Spirit. When the weight of the world is felt, the true Christ follower will naturally bear this fruit as they bear the burdens of the world with their brothers and sisters in the family of God.

In view of the fact that we all still wrestle with sin, Paul gives proverbial instructions to the local church family on how we are to walk with one another as we keep in step with the Spirit. As Christ followers, our focus should be on equipping our brothers and sisters to live as Christ calls us to live. If we live this way, I believe we will be the church in the community God is calling us to be.

"Live By The Spirit" Galatians 5:13-26, March 10th, 2019

True repentance and obedient living only happens when we are led by the Spirit. Therefore we must stay alert and tuned into the Holy Spirit for the ability to truly love our neighbor.

"Choose to Live Vertical" Galatians 5:1-15 March 3rd, 2019

Paul is giving a clear “all in all out” statement here inviting them to choose which path of salvation they will choose. Vertical or horizontal. With each path Paul gives the traveling conditions and the ultimate destination. If freedom is what we long for, we must consider which path we choose.

"We've Been Pursued" Luke 15:1-7 (Parable of the Lost Sheep) February 24, 2019

When God opens our eyes to show his passionate pursuit for us we see a love that transforms our sinful hearts. The same love that motivated God to pursue after us is the same love that will 1) drive us into deeper intimacy with God, 2) with our brothers and sisters in the church and 3) motivate us to share the greatest news we’ve ever heard with others!

"Who's Your Mama?" Galatians 4:21-5:1 February 17th 2019

Paul uses an OT illustration to invite the Galatians to consider the question “Who’s your mama?” The message invites us all to consider whether we too live by faith or in the strength of our own flesh.

"Journeying on Truth Street" Galatians 4:12-20 February 10th 2019

Paul seeks to reach the hearts of the Galatians by taking a trip down memory lane. This text challenges us to consider taking our own trip down “Memory Lane” to be reminded that it is the love of God and the passion of Jesus Christ that gives us freedom by guiding us to the “Street of Truth”.

"From Slaves to Heirs" Galatians 4:1-11 February 3rd 2019

Being adopted by God into His family makes us an heir to an inheritance that is out of this world! As sons and daughters of this gracious God, we are now able live in deep intimacy with our heavenly Father!

"Look In The Mirror" Galatians 3:15-29 January 27, 2019

Guest preacher Wally Palmer brings a solid message from Galatians 3!

"To What Are You Wooed" Galatians 3:1-14 January 20th 2019

When we believe that it’s possible for us to please God by our actions we will be wooed to the idea that our “religious” life will save us. When we understand that pleasing God on our own is IMPOSSIBLE, we are wooed by faith in Christ alone for salvation and will joyfully live obediently to God’s law in response to the free gift of salvation!

"Identity In Christ Alone" Galatians 2:11-21 January 13th 2019

The truth of what we believe about our identity is revealed by how we respond to our circumstances and surroundings. We tend to base our identity on acceptance and rejection. “We all long to be accepted, valued, wanted, needed.
Questions…Where do we seek acceptance from & how is it secured?
Paul shows that faith in Christ alone is the only way for us to have a true and secure identity!

 

"We Do Not Yield" Galatians 2:1-10 Sermon by Wally Palmer, January 6th 2019

The fact that we’re saved by grace alone is enough motivation for us to live without yielding to the pressures of religion or the world. We’re blessed this week to have Wally Palmer, a member of Village Community Church, walk us through Galatians 2:1-10 to give further insight to what it means not to yield to religion but to truly yield our whole life to Jesus Christ.

"Jesus, The Light For the World" Christmas Eve 2018 John 1:1-5

Jesus, not just the light of the world, but the light FOR the world and the light IN the world.

"Comfort & Joy" 4th Sunday in Advent Luke 2:21-38

Jesus is our only source of Comfort and Joy. Following in obedience to the Father’s will leads to an intimate relationship with God which provides all the comfort and joy we will ever need.

"The Anticipation of The King" 3rd Sunday in Advent Luke 1:5-38, Matthew 1:18-25, Malachi

Remembering the events leading up to the greatest Birthday ever! As we recall the message from heaven through the angel Gabriel we recall the joy in the anticipation of the arrival of our King Jesus!

"Sanctifying Faith" 2nd Sunday in Advent from John 17 December 9th 2018

As we await the return of Christ or our final breath, we live life to glorify God and enjoy him through a life of repentance, worship and obedience. John chapter 17 gives insight into Jesus’s prayer as he asked God to keep His people safe and continue to purify them in order to bring glory to God!

"One Ancient Hope For Eternity" 1st Sunday in Advent - Romans 8:18-25 December 2, 2018

As we enter into this Christmas season our eyes are invited to focus on the glorious hope of the future return of our Savior Jesus Christ; who will make all things glorious and new!

"God's Plan, God's Gospel" Galatians 1:11-24 November 25, 2018

Man’s gospel, leads to man’s plans. God’s plan, was to redirect man’s plan to live out God’s plan for man to bring glory to God through God’s gospel!

"You're Fired" Galatians 1:1-10 November 18, 2018

Paul reminds us firmly that we are fired from a job that we were not hired for. His invitation is to remember the message of salvation through faith alone…through grace alone..in Christ alone!

"Goodbye Religion, Hello Freedom" Intro to Galatians 11/11/18

Paul hasn’t been gone too long before the Galatian Christians are pressured to conform to living under the Law instead of resting in salvation through grace alone. Listen here as we overview the book and look forward to a journey of freedom through Galatians .

"A Shepherd's Guide to a Great Church" 1 Timothy 6:20-21 November 4, 2018

As we conclude our series in 1 Timothy, Paul encourages Timothy to “guard the deposit” that was entrusted to him. Listen here as we recap the “deposit” in this letter. We encourage you to read the book of 1 Timothy before listening and pray for God to reveal himself to you through it! 🙂 May God bless you richly through His word!

"Bless As You've Been Blessed" 1 Timothy 6:17-19 October 28th 2018

“Money equals happiness”. One ticket with matching numbers can make one REALY happy. Does the happiness last? Or does this love of money lead to ruin? In this scripture passage Paul is encouraging those who are rich to fix their gaze NOT on the false hope of wealth, but on the One True God who provided the greatest ticket of all…the One that leads to eternal life; where there will be no more sorrow, no more pain, no more crying and death shall be no more!

"The Fight of Faith" 1 Timothy 6:11-16 October 20th, 2018 Pastor Jeff Coggins

Pastor Jeff Coggins continues to bring encouragement from 1 Timothy to Fight the Good Fight of our faith in Christ Jesus “because as a Christian, you get God!”

"Healthy Contentment" from 1 Timothy 6:3-10 October 13th, 2018

In this passage, Paul gives proper diagnosis and prognosis of those who are struggling with contentment. The gospel is our ONLY hope for a life of contentment. What are your symptoms? Listen here to find out! 

"Honoring The Master" 1 Timothy 6:1-2 October 7th, 2018

In the 3rd part of the mini series on “honor” Paul gives instructions straight from the heart of Christ regarding the Christian bondservant’s behavior towards his master. While we may not love our current work environment, our Christ-like behavior is what pleases God most. 

"Honor the Elder" 1 Timothy 5:17-25 September 30, 2018

This is part 2 of a 3 part miniseries within our study of 1 Timothy. Paul teaches young Timothy the high importance for the church to protect the position of the elder through proper providential care, and exercising proper discipline. This will support and protect the elder as well as the church’s purity, care and service. 

"Honoring The Widow" 1 Timothy 5:1-16 September 23rd 2018

This is part 1 of a 3 part miniseries within the “Shepherd’s Guide to a Great Church” series. What is the church family’s position on how to properly care for widows and why should the church honor them? Answers to this question and more in this week’s message!

"Simple Church" Our one year Anniversary message!!! 9/16/18

Today we celebrate our 1 year anniversary of public worship! Listen here for a recap of what God has been teaching us and challenging us in the sphere of Western Culture Consumeristic Christianity from Acts, Ephesians and 1 Timothy.

"Eternal Fitness Plan" 1 Timothy 4:7-16

Paul encourages young Timothy with a fitness plan that includes a regular diet of God’s truth, along with exercising love, faith and purity; which will have an effect not only in EVERY ASPECT of this life but for all ETERNITY.  https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/vcckpodcast/1+TImothy+4%2C7-16%2C+9%3A9%3A18%2C+.mp3

"Something To Believe In" 1 Timothy 4:1-6 September 2nd 2018

One of Satan’s biggest goals is to destroy God’s church (God’s people). What better way than to divide and conquer through lies and deception from within. Paul continues his charge to Timothy to fight the good fight by following the good doctrine which leads to something to believe in.

"What Makes a Church Great?" 1 Timothy 3:14-16 August 26, 2018

Do you ever wonder what the motivating factor is as to why people go to church or even call themselves Christians? This short halftime message from the Apostle Paul takes us deep into the love of God to show us our true Identity as the “Pillars” of the household of God! Listen here for a message that every Christ follower needs to understand as the foundation of a “Great” church.

"Qualifications for the Offices of the Church" (Part 2) 1 Timothy 3:1-13 August 19, 2018

In this message, we dive deeper into who God calls men to be first in their household. What is a man to be after attending the “University of Household Headship?” Listen here for a deeper understanding! See description under part 1.

"Qualifications for the Offices of the Church" (Part 1) 1 Timothy 3:1-13 August 12, 2018

Paul charges Timothy not to be hasty in the laying on of hands (1 Tim 5:22). After a careful study through the first 13 verses in 1 Timothy 3, it is apparent how crucial it is to consider qualifications for such a “Noble task”. Pastor Jason seeks to patiently and diligently examine the qualifications for both elders and deacons as God raises up men to oversee the church. We should seek nothing less than to properly care for and shepherd the people that God adopted for the high price of His Son’s blood. (Acts 20:28)

"The Basis Of Prayer" Matthew 6:7-15 August 5th, 2018

Listen as Forest Lakes District Pastor and Church Multiplication Catalyst Scott Sterner teaches on the proper heart posture and understanding we are to know as we offer prayers to our heavenly Father. Your outlook on prayer may be forever changed by this message!

"Conduct That Sets Apart" from 1 Timothy 2:8-15 (July 29, 2018)

In the context of the local church body, God has clearly orchestrated the model for how we are to conduct our behavior in the setting of public worship. Our conduct is what sets us apart from the World. The Apostle Paul instructs Timothy on how to teach proper conduct to men and women in the local church. This challenging message has a very encouraging message and hopeful ending. https://soundcloud.com/user-5715949/conduct-that-sets-apart-1-tim-28-15

"You Are Worth IT!" from guest Pastor Jedidiah Haas. John 9:3-5

Three Truths Everyone Must Know:

  1. You Are Loved By God
  2. You Are Eternal
  3. You Are Worth It

"Pray For Peace" 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (7/15/18)

If Christ brought peace to the people in the family of God, how do we strive to live in peace among a climate of chaos, confusion, division and persecution? Pray for those who have influence over the climate. Pray for the leaders of our governments. Why? It is pleasing to God. This is an encouraging message for the reasons why we should pray for the leaders in our government and community.

"A Shepherd's Goal" from 1 Timothy Chapter 1 (7/8/18)

 

This message dives into the important message for pastors to remain focused on establishing a culture of love from a pure heart, good conscience and a sincere heart. May God use this to spread his Love and Glory! Sermon audio from June 9th, 2018

"Our Helper the Holy Spirit" from John 16:4-15 Guest speaker Jon Payne

This is a stand-alone gospel message from the EFCA-Forest Lakes District Superintendent from John 16:4-5. We’re blessed to have Jon bring a message of comfort on the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives.

  1. When Jesus left, the Advocate (HELPER) would come.
  2. When the Holy
  3. Spirit comes He will work in the world through Christ-followers
  4. When the Holy Spirit comes He will work in the lives of Christ-followers.

"A Shepherd's Guide to a Great Church" Introduction to 1 Timothy, June 24, 2018

If we have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus (Gospel) to be set apart, we must wage the good war to protect the purity of the church family by guarding the Truth and protecting the family. The result has to be a great church family. Not a “great church” in the eyes of man…a church that is made holy and pure only by the blood of Jesus. We’re made great through Christ and are called to live great! Join us as we walk through 1 Timothy!

"God's Story Tellers" Ephesians 6:21-24 June 17th, 2018

As believer’s we are those who tell God’s story of salvation. Paul’s benediction in Ephesians 6:21-24 is an invitation to live in an environment of peace, love, faith and Grace. If God uses people to live out His story, then our lives will reflect the character and nature of the Almighty author.

"Prayer, Power and Perseverance" - Ephesians 6:18-20 June 10, 2018

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"Cleansing the Unclean" Numbers 5:1-4, Guest speaker-Pastor Chris Steinbarger June 3, 2018

Numbers 5:1-4: Cleansing the Unclean Sermon Outline

God’s law offers protection from the curse – Leprosy, Discharge, Death God’s law offers protection from a Holy God – Uncleanliness and Defilement God’s son does what the law could not. (Mth. 8:2-3, 9:20-25)

Spiritual Warfare Part 2 - "A Suitable Armor" Ephesians 6:13-17 May 27, 2018

The armor we have access to is provided by the most powerful, undefeated Almighty God! We are called to use it and use it properly. It gives us the ability to be victorious in the battles of life.

Spiritual Warfare Part 1 - "God’s Power & the Real Enemy" Ephesians 6:10-13 May 20, 2018

God Almighty gives us the strength we need to be victorious rather than vulnerable as we battle the true enemy, Satan and his evil army. Listen here for part 1 of the Spiritual warfare message from Ephesians 6:10-13

"Parenting & Childrening With a Purpose" from Ephesians 6:1-4

There is great potential for a family to be filled with joy when parents and children keep God at the center of their relationship. As fathers example Christ to the household, children are moved to be obedient, honoring their parents.

"Message For Marriage" Ephesians 5:22-33

Paul’s encouragement to husbands and wives here provides two key ingredients to a great marriage. If you or someone you know is planning on getting married, is already married or struggling in your marriage, this message is for you. God has a structure and a plan for the roles of husbands and wives. His plans are good! You can have a great marriage; with God’s “good” plan!

"Creating an Environment of Life" Ephesians 5:3-21

Pauls message to the new believers in Ephesus is timely as they are now seeking to live holy lives in an unholy environment. His call to not even “speak” nor “listen” to idolatrous talk hits home in our hearts as our living conditions are similar. The hope of salvation is evident for those who’s evil ways are exposed by the light of holy living. Heart transformation leads to an environment of life!

“Knowing God’s will leads us to flee the environment of death and create an environment of Life. We therefore are moved to speak of holiness and righteousness, bringing light into a dark world.”

“God is not after our behavior modification, he wants heart transformation! His business is salvation!”

"Imitating God" Ephesians 5:1-2

It’s one thing to be invited to imitate (or mimic) a parent, teacher, employer, athlete, or sports figure. But to be invited to imitate the Almighty God? Those are some big shoes to walk in but Paul encourages us with all confidence that we are able!