1 Chronicles 4:10
“Unless the Lord builds the house…”
Guest Speaker: Dat Nguyen
1 Samuel Chapter 1
1 Samuel Chapter 13
Welcome to Jack Knight (Director of Staff Care and Development for Athletes in Action)
Acts 13:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
13 1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
4 The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.
Isaiah 1:10-13 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
10 Rulers of Sodom,
hear the Lord’s message.
People of Gomorrah,
listen to the instruction of our God.
11 “Do you think I need any more of your sacrifices?”
asks the Lord.
“I have more than enough of your burnt offerings.
I have more than enough of rams
and the fat of your fattest animals.
I do not find any pleasure
in the blood of your bulls, lambs and goats.
12 Who asked you to bring all these animals
when you come to worship me?
Who asked you and your animals
to walk all over my courtyards?
13 Stop bringing offerings that do not mean anything to me!
I hate your incense.
I can’t stand your worthless gatherings.
I can’t stand the way you celebrate your New Moon feasts,
Sabbath days and special services.
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Romans 15:4, 13
1 Peter 2:9-10 NIRV
Vision and Filter
Colossians 3:1-14 New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
Teachings About Holy Living
“You have been raised up with Christ. So think about things that are in heaven. That is where Christ is. He is sitting at God’s right hand. 2 Think about things that are in heaven. Don’t think about things that are only on earth. 3 You died. Now your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 Christ is your life. When he appears again, you also will appear with him in heaven’s glory.
5 So put to death anything that comes from sinful desires. Get rid of sexual sins and impure acts. Don’t let your feelings get out of control. Remove from your life all evil desires. Stop always wanting more and more. You might as well be worshiping statues of gods. 6 God’s anger is going to come because of these things. 7 That’s the way you lived at one time in your life. 8 But now here are the kinds of things you must also get rid of. You must get rid of anger, rage, hate and lies. Let no dirty words come out of your mouths. 9 Don’t lie to one another. You have gotten rid of your old way of life and its habits. 10 You have started living a new life. Your knowledge of how that life should have the Creator’s likeness is being made new. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew. There is no difference between those who are circumcised and those who are not. There is no rude outsider, or even a Scythian. There is no slave or free person. But Christ is everything. And he is in everything.
12 You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient. 13 Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these good things put on love. Love holds them all together perfectly as if they were one.”
“Spiritual formation is our continuing response to the reality of God’s grace shaping us into the likeness of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit, in the community of faith, for the sake of the world.” Jeffrey Greenman
Why is authentic christian community so elusive
Stance, Virtue, Vice
1 Peter 4:7
June 24th, 2018
Scripture: Genesis Chapters 2 and 3; Genesis 3:1; 1 Peter 4:7
Scriptures: 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 2:1-10; Ecclesiastes 3:11-14
Scriptures: Matthew 6:25a; Philippians 4:6a; John 14:27b
We welcome Norm Weatherhead of Pioneer Bible Translators. He will be speaking from Exodus 4:1-5.
Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:20 & Colossians 3:1-3
Please join us this Sunday for Pastor Dave’s message on “Ambassadors – Christ in the Marketplace”.
Please join us this Sunday for some straight talk about the state of missions in the Western Church – calling the church to action.
Scripture – Matthew 28:16-20
May 13th, Mother’s Day
please join Dat Nguyen as he brings us this week’s message “The Motherhood of God”. VCC May 13th-2018
please join us as Jim Chapman and Stan Helton bring us the message.
Keystone – A Keystone is the wedge-shaped stone piece at the apex of a masonry vault or arch, which is the final piece placed during construction and locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight. Although a masonry arch or vault cannot be self-supporting until the Keystone is placed, the Keystone experiences the least stress of any of the [other stones], due to its position at the apex….The term is used figuratively to refer to the central supporting element of a larger structure, such as a theory or an organization, without which the whole structure would collapse.