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,