(talk) Lost and Found (Luke 2)

By | Luke, miscellaneous, Summer Series, Talks

Christmas is the time of year we celebrate a saviour who came into this world to seek and save the lost. But according to the angels’ first announcement of Jesus’ coming, in order to be found by God we need to get God’s favour so that we can have peace with God. And this is what Christmas is all about: God’s gift of peace to us in the form of a baby, Jesus.

(talk) Reflecting on the Fruit of the Gospel … (Colossians 1:1-14)

By | miscellaneous, Talks

In Derek’s final talk as Pastor of Village Church, he reflects on what it looks like when the gospel bears fruit in our lives and how it is that God works both in us and through us – personally, and within Village Church. (Also, the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate but then we came back in.)

(Talk): Power in Weakness (2 Cor. 5:1-12)

By | miscellaneous, Talks

“John Evans – Power in Weakness” from Mitchell Eidse’s Album by Mitchell Eidse. Released: 2015.

(Talk) The Holy Spirit: God with Us

By | miscellaneous, Talks

Jesus says that having the Holy Spirit is better than having himself beside us, because his Holy Spirit makes knowing God possible.

Talk: Who is Jesus for? (Luke 19)

By | miscellaneous, Talks

We often say that God helps those who help themselves…the problem is that God never said that. Hear what Jesus has to say about who he came to help.

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Talk: Might is Right (Abuse in the Church)

By | miscellaneous, Talks

Where did the church go wrong in how it’s used authority and power? What does God think? How does God use authority and power?

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Talk: Above the Law?

By | miscellaneous, Talks

The first talk in the 2 week series looking at abuse in the church. In this talk Phil Campbell will look at whether the church is above the law.

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Studies: Abuse in the Church

By | miscellaneous, Studies, Talks

So as you’ll know, over the next couple of weeks we’re going to look at some of the mistakes the church has made, some of the reasons people are so critical and suspicious of churches, and how God speaks about and into these situations.

Growth Groups have been on a 2 week break, but they’re back up and running next week. So we’re going to spend one week in our Growth Groups before we head into Genesis 1-11, thinking through these things. Here are the studies. Phil’s talk will be this week, and Derek’s the week after. Feel free to choose the one you think will most benefit your group.

It’s a confronting issue, and one that some in Village Church are bound to be affected by directly. Pray that this would be a helpful time to admit the mistakes, but see how God clearly calls us to something greater.