Village Bible’s first small group will begin meeting on July 22nd. Check it out: http://villagechurchlife.com/2012/07/03/village-bibles-first-small-group-starting-up-on-july-22nd/
You can see pictures on Village Bible’s website of their Volunteer Meeting last night – to hand out jobs for their first Sunday morning Worship Service on July 15th. Everyone got job for the first 6 months….new church plants are so much fun because everyone is willing to take a chance at doing something they’ve never done before!
Village Bible’s website: http://villagechurchlife.com/
(1) If that which is holy touches that which is unholy, will it make the unholy holy “? The answer is no.
(2) If that which is unclean (unholy) touches that which is clean (holy), will the unclean make it unclean (unholy)? The answer is yes, that is what it will do.
Clean cannot change unclean. But unclean can change clean.
It is a shame that often Godly, well meaning people, catch the disease of sin because somehow they think that their example and presence of righteousness will somehow rub off. It doesn’t work that way. We can catch sin. We do not catch righteousness.
Righteousness comes from responding in faith to the hearing of truth.
Often we should re-read Haggai 2: 11-13. Do it today !
Over the years I have met a large number of wonderful Christians who appear to understand that their eternal salvation is not based upon their good works or obedience, but upon their faith in the gift of salvation paid for by Jesus Christ. However, I have also seen that many of these same people who have been saved by faith, are trying to live each day of the Christian life by their own obedience and good works. They continue to live in bondage.
I am so anxious to walk through the Book of Galatians on Sunday mornings – to be together reminded that the Gospel ( good news) message of salvation by grace through faith is not just to get us to heaven….but is the message we need to remember every day in order to live our Christian lives.
If you are struggling and feeling defeated at the end of each day, you will be encouraged as we begin our study in the Book of Galatians on Sunday, July 15th…..”How To Be Free”.
I can hardly wait to dive into the Book of Galatians on our first Sunday, July 15th. If you get a chance, carve out a little time to sit down and read through the entire book. It is just 6 chapters….but wow…what a powerful message. Each week, I want to remind us how important it is to “preach the Gospel message to ourselves everyday”.
During the last few months Kathleen and I have come to appreciate what the Apostle Paul experienced as recorded in Acts 16: 6-10. In these verses we read of Paul’s two missionary trips where he invested time, travel and effort in order to plant new churches, only to have the Lord close both doors and send him to Europe.
As far as we know from scripture, God never told Paul why he let him first take those two trips. We cannot adequately answer why God permitted this to happen the way it did. We only know that a Sovereign God worked within His providence. Because of God’s redirecting, the Gospel went into Macedonia, into Greece, Italy, Spain, on up through Europe into Britain, and finally it reached the shores of America. Praise the Lord !
As you know, Kathleen and I invested time, travel and effort considering several new geographical areas to plant the next church. God closed doors and has made it clear that He is not through with us here in Greenwood.
On Sunday, July 15th, we will be holding the first worship service for Village Bible Church. We will be meeting at the Indiana Wesleyan Building located at the Greenwood/Rt. 65 Exit. The facilities are wonderful. New….high tech….spacious….lots of parking !
The service will begin at 10:00 a..m. Nursery and children’s ministry will be offered during worship. We invite you to visit this site often as we keep everyone up-to –date on what God is doing.