Wednesday, May 4, 2016

5/4/2016 Suggested Listen

If some of you have noticed just how strange is the entire political landscape, you might find the following analysis by Albert Mohler to be helpful.  It is very good, and in my opinion, well worth listening too.  (It is not spiritual in nature and not political in a way that will offend--just good analysis.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blog Temporarily Suspended

Our current studies of John 15-18 and the Church are so closely intertwined that I am not exactly sure far enough ahead of time of where we are going to give you direction for advance study.  Once we steady out with a more normal routine, I'll start things up again.

See you Wednesday,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Preparation for Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

We'll be in John 15: 15-17 this week--a short, passage, but some difficult things to come to grips with.  

1.  First, what do you think it means when Jesus says His disciples are His friends, and He has passed everything He learned from the Father on to them?  

   - Do you think this applies to anyone else outside of the 11 remaining Apostles?

   - We often, in humility, consider ourselves the servants of Christ--has this changed that?

2.  What do you think it means when it says that Jesus choose each apostle (inferring it is not the other way around)?

3.  Lastly, once again we have a promise to fulfill prayer--"whatever we ask".  Really?

See you on Wednesday--sorry, no chili this week!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Preparation for Wednesday January 27, 2016

No preparation necessary--join us for our Annual Business Meeting which will update you regarding a number of important issues within VCC.  We'll be back in John the following week--check back next week for some preparatory thoughts.

See you Wednesday,

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Preparation for Wednesday January 20th, 2016

We are back in John 15 and the Upper Room Discourse.  

This week we are going to transition from "abiding in Christ" to "abiding in His love".    

1.  How do you think they are related? 

2.  Which one comes first?

3.  What is the definitive test for whether or not we love Christ? (You can find in the text of chapter 15.)

4.  Take a moment to think about this last question--How do you think thanksgiving is related to "abiding" and/or "obedience"?

See you on Wednesday,

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday January 6, 2016

Again, no preparation needed, as we will continue our investigation of apologetics with Dr. Ingolf Wallow.  I think you will enjoy this--so consider joining us.

See you then, and Happy New Year,

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday December 30th, 2015

Yes--we will be having prayer meeting and Bible study on the 30th.  There is no specific preparation for this evening, as Dr. Ingolf Wallow will be continuing his study in ethics and apologetics.  Join us!

Have a Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday December 16, 2015

There really is no preparation for this Wednesday, but I hope you will come to hear guest speaker Dr. Ingolf Wallow who will be introducing a series on ethics and apologetics.  I think you will find this to be very helpful in wrestling with some of life's thorny problems--both personally and in terms of ministering to others.

See you then,

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday 9 Dec

No specific preparation for 9 Dec--planning on having several guest missions speakers.  If we have time, we will take a look at n 15:9-10.  You may want to give some thought to what it means to "abide" in the love of God.  

See you Wednesday night,