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Village Community Church Kimberly, WI – YouTube

Cheerful Giving: Using our Time, Treasures, and Talents to Glorify God

Scripture: 2 Cor. 9:6-7

Message by Wally Palmer

"I will build my church" - Jesus (Matthew 16:18)

Scripture: Matthew 16
Main Idea: Nobody but Christ will build His church

“A Unified Village” from sermon Series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: John 17 Main Idea: This is the final message in our membership series. Jesus prays for one thing in his final prayer for His people…UNITY

“Response and Eternal Destiny” from sermon Series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: John 5:19-29
Main Idea: EFCA Statement of Faith #10
We are currently teaching through the EFCA Statement of Faith. Today’s message we dig into #10 Response and Eternal Destiny
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

“Christ’s Return” from sermon Series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: Matthew 24:29-31 Main Idea: EFCA Statement of Faith #9 We are currently teaching through the EFCA Statement of Faith. Today’s message we dig into #9 Christ’s Return – “We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.”

"Christian Living-Peace, Love & War" from the sermon Series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: James 1:1-27 Main Idea: EFCA Statement of Faith #8 We are currently teaching through the EFCA Statement of Faith. Today’s message we dig into #8 Christian Living – “We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.”

"The Church" from sermon Series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: Acts 2:36-47 Main Idea: EFCA Statement of Faith #7 We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

"The Holy Spirit" from sermon series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: John 13:31-35, 14:15-27 16:4-15 Main Idea: EFCA Statement of Faith #6 We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

"The Work of Christ" from sermon series: "The Game of Life"

Scripture: Hebrews 9:11-28 Main Idea: Unpacking the EFCA Statement of Faith 5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. EFCA Statement of Faith is found here

"Jesus Christ" from Sermon Series: "The Game of Life"

Main Idea: Unpacking the EFCA Statement of Faith 4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. EFCA Statement of Faith can be found HERE

"The Broken Life" from the Sermon Series "The Game of Life"

Scripture: Romans 8:18-24
Main Idea: While the struggles of the game leave us groaning, God has given us new life in Jesus Christ. What is the reason for the groaning and how do I stop the pain?
EFCA Statement of Faith #3 The Human Condition “We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

These messages are designed to explanation of each part of the EFCA’s Statement of Faith found HERE

"The Creator of Life" from the Sermon Series "The Game of Life" (3/14/21)

Scripture: Genesis 1:1
EFCA Statement of faith #1 God – We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

"The Game of Life" (Acts 1:1-14) 3/7/21

This is the first of an 11 week series through the EFCA Statement of Faith. CLICK HERE for a copy.

“For the Christ follower the Game of Life will be filled with surprises, and plenty of decisions to make which leads to the choices at the forks in the road. But it is not about success & failure nor is the outcome based on luck or chance. Sure we will experience penalties and rewards based on our choices, but in the end it’s not what we have in the bank that determines our eternal future, it’s what we do with what we know about Jesus Christ.”

"Experience Jesus" Mark 15:40-16:9 (02/28/2021)

Commitment trumps fear, confidence drives commitment, experience builds confidence and faith opens the door to more experience. Jesus’ commitment unto death opened the door for us to experience new life and life eternal! It’s time to experience Him!

"Forsaken For Our Faith" Mark 15:33-39 (02/21/2021)

Our faith is increased as we see His full separation from His son. By Faith, we are now able to see how we have been fully restored with the Father and look to the future with hope.

"Crucified For You" Mark 15:21-32 (02/14/2021)

Jesus compelled by the love of God, gave himself to be crucified so we can have the desire to deny ourselves, and the ability to carry our cross and follow Him.

"The Innocent Condemned" Mark 15:1-20 (02/07/2021)

Most people desire righteous justice. When an innocent person is condemned, we want to unpack all the evidence we can in order to set the individual free. Hindsight reveals and reminds us:
1) Who Jesus is
2) God truly loves His people.
3) We have truly been set free from our own condemnation
4) To live the life God created us for… GOD HAD A GOOD PLAN!

"The Lamb on Trial and Peter's Denial" Mark 14:53-72 (01/24/21)

Bogus trials, lies and ignorance…and the denial of a friend. All part of God’s plan? Bad things for God’s great purpose!

"The Agony in Abandonment" Mark 14:32-50 (01/17/21)

Have you ever considered why Jesus was in so much agony? Why was he was driven to his knees, asking God to NOT make him suffer God’s wrath? Join us as we dive into the heart and mind of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

"Purposeful Preparations & Providence" Mark 14:12-31 (01/10/21)

God is in the business of relationship preservation and He is the only One who can securely preserve ours to Him. God has purposefully prepared the final passover in Jesus to provide a secure relationship forever.

"The Value of Love" Mark 14:1-11 (01/03/21)

How much is Jesus’ love worth to you?


"What The Gospel Requires" Luke 9:23-26 (12/27/20)

Message by Wally Palmer

"A Lesson in Song" from Matthew 1:18-24 (12/20/20)

Christmas message by Wally Palmer

"The Christmas Gift" (12/13/20)

Advent message by Wally Palmer

"Christ, a Better Priest" Leviticus 16, Hebrews 8-10 (12/06/2020)

“The routine rituals of sacrifice maintained daily peace with God and His people but didn’t necessarily change the heart. The baby born in Bethlehem would change the heart of man and provide peace with God always and forever.”

"The Reason for the Season" Message from Wally Palmer

"The Greatest King" Mark 12:35-44 (11/15/20)

The declaration of Jesus as the Messiah sets him up as the Greatest King who sacrificed everything to conquer our sin. Does your life’s response reflect that King Jesus is on the throne of your heart? (Today’s video is unavailable)

“Love…that’s it”, Mark 12: 18-34 (11/08/20)

When we intimately know the Scriptures we see God’s love and power in Jesus. This motivates us to passionately live out the greatest commandments to love God with all we are and love our neighbor as ourselves.

"The Currency of Heaven", Mark 12:13-17 (11/01/20)

The image we portray declares who we are, who we belong to. As image bearers of God, we are to give our whole lives to Him and live as though we are fully submitted to His will.

"The Cornerstone of Life", Mark 11:27-12:12 (10/25/20)

The authority in Jesus is the same authority that builds the foundation of our faith. Does the building of our life reflect the foundation of Christianity?

"Synthetic Faith vs Real Faith", Mark 11:12-25 (10/18/20)

“A synthetic faith is one that looks real on the outside but is not real on the inside. True faith that comes from Jesus bears real fruit, indicating a real transformation of the heart on the inside.”

Guest Speaker Pastor Casey Getz, Exodus 33:15-34:11

“Moses wanted God more than anything…do we?”

"Jesus, the True King Revealed" Mark 11:1-11 (10/4/20)

“Jesus is revealed as the True King, who has given victory to HIs people over the slavery to sin, restoring the relationship with God the Father once and for all. Thus far, as you’ve been introduced to Jesus, who is He to you? Do you recognize Him as the True Victorious King?”

"Following in The Good and The Bad" Mark 10:32-52 (9/27/20)

Faithfully following Jesus means we follow Jesus in the good and the bad that may come from being a Christian. Are you willing to accept the cost of faithfully following Jesus?

"Everything Has a Price" Mark 10:17-31 (9/20/20)

You cannot buy your way into the Kingdom of God but gaining entrance comes with a cost. Jesus alone gave up everything to pay the price we could not afford to pay, to provide access into the Kingdom. Are you willing to give up whatever is keeping you from following him?

"Kids Only" Mark 10:13-16 (9/13/20)

Children are so valuable to Jesus that he says the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. As adults, we must receive God’s kingdom with the same heart and mind as a child.

"Is Divorce An Option?" Mark 10:1-12 (10/6/20)

The covenant of marriage before God is so sacred that it is never to be broken or ended. Unfortunately our sinful nature has led many marriages to end up in divorce. While Jesus’s teachings may not bring happy thoughts or good feelings about divorce, the sacrifice of his own life secures an eternal marriage covenant with God the Father that can never be broken.

"Re-Defining Greatness" Mark 9:30-50 (9/30/20)

“The greatest people are the most faithful followers of Jesus. Greatness in the world is the glorification of self. True Followers of Jesus, however, will not only see others as greater than themselves, but will willingly sacrifice their lives to God in order to serve God’s kingdom purposes.”

“The Divinity of Jesus” Mark 9:1-13 (8/9/2020)

The revelation of Jesus’s divinity assures us that not only is He the One who has come to restore us to God but He knows everything we need to know about what it means to be in God’s family! If that’s the case…don’t you think we should listen to everything He says?

"How to Follow Jesus" Mark 8:31-9:1 (7/26/2020)

Jesus had every right to live a pain free, well-liked, long life on this earth. Instead he surrendered his rights in order to do the will of God the Father. The life of the Christian is to do the same by fully surrendering our lives to the will of God, even if it means dying for the gospel.

"The Messiah" Mark 8:1-30 (7/20/2020)

The purpose of sending Jesus to earth is to restore our severed relationship with the almighty God. Through Him we are not only restored into a right relationship with God, but restored emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
The purpose of the bible is to reveal Jesus to the world as the Only way of salvation and we are invited to see, hear, understand and declare Jesus as the Christ.

Special testimony by Nick Driessen at 45:00.

"Solid Faith" - Mark 7:24-30 (7/5/2020)

Solid faith comes when we clearly see the power and compassion in Jesus. This solid faith compels us to put all of our trust in Him alone for salvation.

"Rotten From the Core, Yet Fully Clean" Mark 7:14-23 (6/28/20)

Jesus explains that the root of the problem dwells in every person’s heart and the only cure for the rottenness comes from Jesus himself.

"Traditionally Speaking" Mark 7:1-13 (6/21/20)

Message provided through Wally Palmer. Are you focused on keeping religious traditions to maintain a relationship with God or do you focus on responding to what Jesus has done for you on the cross? Message recorded on Facebook live.

"Remembering Jesus, Forgetting to Fear" Mark 6:30-44 (6/14/20)

When we are away from Jesus we can quickly forget who Jesus is and our faith can quickly turn to fear. Consistent intimacy with Jesus keeps us faith FULL and fear less (Full of faith and at peace).

"Jesus, the True Shepherd" Mark 6:30-43 (June 7, 2020)

As The true shepherd, Jesus always knows the best way to care for His wandering flock. Those who are tired, hopeless, uncertain, or flat out lost can find rest, peace, direction, help and hope from Jesus!

"Tested By God" John 6 (5/31/20)

"Repentance The Leads to Life" Mark 6:14-29 (5/24/20)

When we know Jesus’s true identity as Lord and Savior, there is a real grief over our sin that leads us in true repentance.


"The 1st Mission" Mark 6:7-13 (5/17/20)

The gospel message is simple and worthy to share, but we must rely on God’s power and direction to faithfully share it.

"20/20 Vision of Jesus" Mark 6:1-6 (May 10, 2020)

Rejecting Jesus for who he really is leaves us powerless and leads to experiencing the sting of death. When we see Jesus for who he is as Lord and Savior, there’s freedom to experience a new life, new era of blessing forever.

"A Desperation that Leads to Faith" Mark 5:21-43 (May 3, 2020)

Desperation comes when all control is gone.
Being in control makes us feel secure & Security makes us feel safe from anything that leads us to despair. Many times we have in something we THINK is secure, only to see it slip out of our white knuckle grip and we are free falling to despair.
When desperation leads to faith in Jesus, we experience a secure hope for all eternity; a true happiness that lasts forever!

"Freedom In Jesus" Mark 5:1-20 4/26/20

Satan wants to destroy God’s creation, Jesus is the ONLY one to defend God’s people by setting us free from that which leads us to total destruction.

"Faith in Jesus" Mark 4:13-41 (4/19/2020)

Faith in Jesus allows us to be part of God’s kingdom, trust him with everything and witness the growth and glory of His magnificent Kingdom!

"Listen...Do You Hear Him?" Mark 4:1-20 Easter message (4/12/20)

We will only be able to truly hear the true message of Easter when we are seeking to listen to the voice of the Resurrected Christ.

Video ends before message ends. To hear the ending, start audio at 39:33.

"Jesus, the True Strong Man" Mark 3:20-35 (04/05/2020)

Jesus is the only True “strong man” who has come to save God’s children. Those who seek to do God’s will can be assured they are children of God.

"Simple Discipleship" Mark 3:7-19 (3/29/2020)

Did Jesus call a group of ordinary men to do the extraordinary. Absolutely NOT! Why? Because ordinary people cannot do extraordinary things. This proves that when God invites you to be part of his extraordinary work, there must already be something extraordinary about YOU! Jesus is preemptive and proactive, to prevent anything that will thwart His purpose! And he wants to use YOU to be part of His perfect plans!

"Jesus Restores Life" 3/22/2020 (Mark 3:1-6)

As Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus introduces himself as the one who delivers both the Sabbath and man from a state of distress. Rejecting Jesus declares war with God, but acceptance of salvation leads to restoration & peace with God now and forever.

"Man's Sabbath Interrupted" Mark 2:23-28 3/15/2020

Today’s message can also be found on YouTube as our gathering was cancelled due to Corona Virus concerns. Feel free to CLICK here to watch it or listen by clicking below.

Is it possible God has allowed the Covid-19 virus to shut down our lives in order to lovingly invite us to a Sabbath rest? What is a Sabbath rest? Listen here to learn that what God intended for rest, man made into work. Jesus introduces a rest for us now and for all eternity!

"Get Used to Different" Mark 2:18-22 (03/08/2020)

The Kingdom of God ushers in a new (different) way of being in relationship with the Father through Jesus. This new way doesn’t work with the old traditions of man. If we welcome “different” we are at peace with God, if we resist or reject it, we declare war. (Video Reference attached)

"Blasphemy & Bad Company" Mark 2:1-17, 02/01/2020 Pastor John Kieffer

The controversy begins…

"The Authority of Jesus" Mark 1:14-28 (2/16/2020)

This series is entitled “Allow Me to Introduce you to Jesus” As we walk through the Gospel according to Mark we pray God will reveal the person of Jesus, God’s plan of salvation in Jesus, and what it means to truly follow Jesus.

Jesus, the One Israel has been waiting for is here! Not only do we see Jesus’s authority over demons, authority in his teachings, and authority over all creation, but we get to see his authority personally, in our own lives, in our own calling in ministry.

"Transformation in the Wilderness" Mark 1:1-13 (02/09/2020)

This series is entitled “Allow Me to Introduce you to Jesus” As we walk through the Gospel according to Mark we pray God will reveal the person of Jesus, God’s plan of salvation in Jesus, and what it means to truly follow Jesus.

Jesus’s affirmation as God’s beloved Son at his baptism in the wilderness provides us that IN CHRIST, we have the assurance of salvation through the power of the Holy Spirit. This gives us the power to repent from sin, resist temptation and believe in Jesus as Savior as He pursues us in the midst of our own “wilderness”.

"Allow Me to Introduce you to Jesus" Mark 1:1-15 (2/2/2020)

This is the first message of our series entitled “Allow Me to Introduce You to Jesus“. We will walk carefully through the Gospel According to Mark seeking to know the person of Jesus, God’s plan of salvation in Jesus, and what it means to truly follow Jesus.

This message begins with a wide angle view of God’s plan of salvation from ancient history, narrowing to the focus on “what happened in between the Testaments” to, being on the scene of the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry. We invite you to join us each week where as we pray God will continually remind us of our hope found only in the “good news” about Jesus Christ!

"Examine Yourselves" message by Wally Palmer (1/25/2020)

A pointed message with grace about examining our hearts.

"Baptism, when should we do it?" (01/20/2020)

A message preceding baptism. Should we baptize at infancy or wait until one professes faith in Christ?

"Live For The Future Part 2" (01/12/2020)

Part 2 of the message “Live For The Future”


"Live for the Future" Part 1 (01/05/2020)

A new year encouragement message from Pastor Jason that is setting up the vision for the future. (If you are seeking a church family, this is a great message to start with). You’re being prayed for every week!

“The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Sharing the Gospel.” Matthew 28:16-20 (12/29/19)

Message by Wally Palmer

"Interruption for Change" Jeremiah 31:31-34 (12/24/19)

The Christmas story is a story of God’s interruption into humanity for Change. A change that will last forever under the Covenant of grace. (Please note: the audio quality is low, you may need to turn up your volume)

"Interrupting Tradition" Luke 1:56-80 (12/22/19)

Christ rescues us from traditions & worldly devotions to a place of pure devotion to him. This is why we GET to fearlessly serve God in righteousness all our days of our life!
“Traditions are not bad. Because of what Christ did for our salvation, we want to keep Christ the center of them”

"An Interruption of Worship" Luke 1:39-56 (12/15/19)

When the Spirit of the Savior is present, we understand the True blessings of salvation. We can’t help but worship the One who is mighty to save. Additionally, the reality of our weaknesses are exposed and the merciful God forgives us. Merry Christmas!

"A Significant Interruption" Luke 1:26-38 (12/8/19)

God interrupts our insignificant life with the MOST significant message that gives an eternal significance! Nothing is impossible with God!

"A Glorious Interruption" 1st Sunday of Advent Luke 1:5-25 (12/01/19)

This glorious interruption involves divine intervention and the power of the Holy Spirit, communicated by an angel, directed by God. All for the sake of ushering in our King, Savior, Jesus. This first interruption begins with a small spark in an intimate setting…the temple…

"Thanksgiving" Pastor John Kieffer 11/24/19

1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 Always try to do good to each other and to all people. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

"From Gathered to Going" 1 Corinthians 16 (11/17/19)

Growth in Gospel Centrality is most effecting when we are a Gathered, Grounded, Giving, church that Go’s into a sick world with a message of Hope in Christ.

"Our Resurrected Bodies" 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 (11/10/19)

Those who live in Christ will live for all eternity in bodies that will last for all eternity.

"Christ, The Hope of Our Resurrection" 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 (11/3/19)

If Christ has not been resurrected, then we should live as though everything in this life matters, BUT if the resurrection of Christ IS true, we get to live as though everything about eternity matters most.

"Gospel Centrality" 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (10/27/19)

As Christians, our whole lives must be lived out from the foundation of Gospel Centrality, therefore we must fully understand the whole Gospel.  Some might say “the hardest thing to do is forgive someone.” It’s possible that “the hardest thing to do is keep the Gospel the center of life.”

"Clarity & Order in the Church" 1 Corinthians 14 (10/20/19)

The environment of a Healthy church should be one where the Gospel is clearly communicated in an orderly fashion; as God has clearly communicated his love for us in Christ and in the order of creation.

"Gifts That Build a Healthy Church" 1 Corinthians 12:1-13:13 (10/13/19)

God is the giver of spiritual gifts to the members of his church body. While the gifts are different, they all have equal value and are equally necessary to build up the body into One Holy, Healthy body in Christ!

"Why go to church?" 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (10/6/19)

Why do we gather as a church family? Why do we take communion? How we answer these two questions  should give us a good indication of the overall health of our own church body.

"Honor & Glory in Appearance" 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (9/29/19)

God is the God of order. Men & women are called to live and worship according to God’s order. We are to seek lives that honor and glorify God through how we honor one another.

"From Duplicity to Sincerity" 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1 (9/23/19)

Through Christ God has set us free from sin, therefore we must resist a life of duplicitous worship and live in sincerity to God in Christ alone.

"Rights, Responsibilities & Redemption" 1 Corinthians 9 (9/15/19)

Paul denies his rights so he can have a clear path to their hearts with the Gospel. When we consider the magnitude of our own personal salvation in Christ, we will give up everything so our loved ones can hear the hope of salvation in Christ.

"An Attitude of Love" 1 Corinthians 8 (9/8/19)

A consistent committed relationship with God through Christ will create a consistent attitude of love towards one another; resulting in a healthy, growing body in order to stay alive.

"The Presence" Exodus 3 (9/1/19)

Listen as Pastor Casey Getz from River Shores Church teaches through Exodus 3 on 6 reasons for us to daily pursue living in the presence of God. You WILL be blessed!

"Fully Devoted Life To God" 1 Corinthians 7, (8/25/19)

“Relationships can bring the most anxiety to a person’s life”
Relationship anxieties will distract us from our relationship with God.
Paul provides great wisdom regarding the married and unmarried. When we apply these truths appropriately to our I believe we will be free of relational anxiety and fully devoted to our relationship with God.

"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

Click to hear today’s Easter message of hope!

"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 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.

"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.

"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!