At VGBC, we believe very strongly that God has spoken and communicated to us in the Bible.  Because of this conviction, our preaching is based on God’s Word.  The responsibility of the preacher is to discover what the biblical text means and explain it in a way that the congregation will understand.  We are committed to expository preaching, which simply means we want to expose the clear meaning of the text.  We want you to be able to read along in your Bible and be able to verify that what is being taught from the pulpit is consistent with what the text says.  We also believe that the goal of preaching is application and lives changed for God’s glory.  We want you to be challenged and encouraged, and we hope
you are changed to be more like Christ as a result of hearing His Word.
 
 
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We Believe
Sermon Series by Dr. Chris Moore
 

Our church’s normal approach to preaching is to go through books of the Bible.  For this series, we are taking a different approach.  We are looking at our doctrinal statement, the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message.  Each week we are focusing on a different section from our statement.  For example, we talk about Scripture, God, man, salvation, the church, the end times, missions, and the family.  We will ask the question, “What does the Bible teach about this subject?”  The reason we affirm this doctrinal statement is because we believe it accurately reflects what the Bible teaches.  Christians seem to be increasingly less interested in doctrinal statements and theology.  Healthy believers and churches have always been able to articulate and defend what they believe.  Our goal in this series is simply to guard and be faithful to “the faith once for all delivered to the saints.”


Jul 15, 2018
Stewardship and Cooperation
Series: We Believe
 

Mark 10:17-27

In this sermon, we focus on what we believe about stewardship.  We discover basic principles such as everything is owned by God.  And we are responsible for stewarding what God has loaned us.  We also learn that we should love God more than money and our giving reflects what we value.  We see the ultimate motivation for why we should be good stewards and give sacrificially.
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  • Jul 15, 2018Stewardship and Cooperation
    Jul 15, 2018
    Stewardship and Cooperation
    Series: We Believe
     

    Mark 10:17-27

    In this sermon, we focus on what we believe about stewardship.  We discover basic principles such as everything is owned by God.  And we are responsible for stewarding what God has loaned us.  We also learn that we should love God more than money and our giving reflects what we value.  We see the ultimate motivation for why we should be good stewards and give sacrificially.
  • Jul 8, 2018Education
    Jul 8, 2018
    Education
    Series: We Believe
  • Jun 24, 2018Evangelism and Missions
    Jun 24, 2018
    Evangelism and Missions
    Series: We Believe

    Acts 1:6-11

    In this sermon, we discover what we believe about evangelism and missions.  We answer the big questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how.  The goal is for us to become more motivated to be involved in what God is wanting to do through us in our neighborhoods and to the end of the earth for Him.
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  • Jun 17, 2018The Family
    Jun 17, 2018
    The Family
    Series: We Believe
     
    In this Father’s Day sermon, we focus on the family.  What the Bible teaches about the family is probably under attack right now more than anything else we believe.  We talk about ways the culture is opposed to God’s good design for the family.  We discover what biblical family, marriage, and parenting look like and why we should be motivated to be the best husband, wife, father, mother, son, or daughter.
     
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  • Jun 10, 2018The Kingdom and Last Things
    Jun 10, 2018
    The Kingdom and Last Things
    Series: We Believe

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

    In this sermon, we discover what we believe about the Kingdom of God and the end times.  We learn two extremes we should avoid.  One extreme is claiming to know more about the future than the Bible clearly reveals.  The other extreme is ignoring what the Bible clearly teaches.  We emphasize what the Bible emphasizes in order to be encouraged and motivated by Christ’s second coming.
     
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  • Jun 3, 2018The Ordinances
    Jun 3, 2018
    The Ordinances
    Series: We Believe
    In this sermon we talk about the Lord’s Day, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.  We discover similarities and dissimilarities between the Lord’s Day and the Sabbath, and we learn about the meaning of the Lord’s Day.  We also learn how baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two symbols of our salvation, and we discover how they both have a past, present, and future aspect.
  • Aug 6, 2017The Church
    Aug 6, 2017
    The Church
    Series: We Believe
    We discover what we believe about the church. We talk about the nature of the church, the marks of a true church, the purpose of the church, and the biblical structure of a New Testament church. We learn that God values His church, and we should too.
  • Jul 30, 2017Election and Perseverance
    Jul 30, 2017
    Election and Perseverance
    Series: We Believe
    In this sermon we talk about two more aspects of our salvation: election and perseverance. We often ignore this important teaching because it can create debate and division. However, the Bible clearly speaks about these subjects in order to encourage us and help us think correctly about our salvation. We learn what we believe and why it matters.
  • Jul 23, 2017Salvation
    Jul 23, 2017
    Salvation
    Series: We Believe
    In this sermon, we learn what we believe about salvation. We discover salvation has several components including the Gospel call, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, and glorification. As we gain an appreciation for the many aspects of our salvation and all God has done for us in Christ, we pray with the psalmist that the Lord will restore to us the joy of our salvation.
  • Jul 16, 2017Man
    Jul 16, 2017
    Man
    Series: We Believe
    In this sermon we discover what we believe about man. We learn that we were created in God’s image, and we talk about why this is significant. We also talk about the importance of gender and how we should think biblically about gender issues. We learn several ways we are sinners. We also talk about how Christ is the 2nd Adam who can solve our sin problem.
  • Jun 18, 2017God
    Jun 18, 2017
    God
    Series: We Believe
    In this sermon, we discover what we believe about God. We believe God is one and He is the Creator. We look at the account of creation in Genesis 1 and learn why this is significant for us. We also believe God is the Redeemer. Even though God is all-powerful and independent of His creation, yet He chooses to engage us and make Himself knowable to us even when we have rebelled against Him. We learn how we should respond to our Creator-Redeemer.
  • Jun 11, 2017The Scriptures
    Jun 11, 2017
    The Scriptures
    Series: We Believe
    In this sermon, we learn what we believe about the Bible. We begin the sermon series with God’s Word, because this book is foundational to everything we believe. We learn that all the words of the Bible are God’s words. Consequently, the Scriptures are authoritative, true, necessary, sufficient, and clear.
 
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