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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.
 
 
 
 
Christmas Sermons

Dec 10, 2017
Christmas in Revelation

Revelation 12

When we look at the birth of Jesus we often turn to Matthew or Luke.  But in this sermon we discover that the Christmas story is also found in the book of Revelation.  We see there is a war involving a dragon that takes place behind the scenes of the nativity.  We are encouraged as we learn why we can be confident in the battle that continues to this day.
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  • Dec 10, 2017Christmas in Revelation
    Dec 10, 2017
    Christmas in Revelation

    Revelation 12

    When we look at the birth of Jesus we often turn to Matthew or Luke.  But in this sermon we discover that the Christmas story is also found in the book of Revelation.  We see there is a war involving a dragon that takes place behind the scenes of the nativity.  We are encouraged as we learn why we can be confident in the battle that continues to this day.
Perspective

Sermon Series by Dr. Chris Moore

In this sermon series, we go through 2 Timothy and we discover God’s perspective on life’s big issues. As Paul is writing this letter to Timothy, Paul is in jail at the end of his life and many people have deserted him. The natural response would be to become bitter and stop giving of yourself. Yet Paul keeps giving himself to Timothy, to the church, and to the Lord. We can learn from Paul and his godly perspective on life, death, suffering, and the gospel.


Dec 3, 2017
Life and Death
In this text we see four images that help us develop God’s perspective on life and death. The first image is an offering, and we learn we are called to live our lives as a sacrifice. The second image is a departure, and we are encouraged that there is life after death. The third image is a race, and we are called to keep running and endure to the end. The final image is a reward, and we are reminded that following Christ to the end is worth it!
 
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  • Dec 3, 2017Life and Death
    Dec 3, 2017
    Life and Death
    In this text we see four images that help us develop God’s perspective on life and death. The first image is an offering, and we learn we are called to live our lives as a sacrifice. The second image is a departure, and we are encouraged that there is life after death. The third image is a race, and we are called to keep running and endure to the end. The final image is a reward, and we are reminded that following Christ to the end is worth it!
     
  • Nov 26, 2017Truth
    Nov 26, 2017
    Truth
    2 Timothy 4:1-5
    In this sermon, we discover the problem is that we are naturally inclined to gravitate away from the truth toward error.  We talk about why this happens and what this downward process involves.  We also discover the solution to this problem.  We ask and answer the big questions about how to combat falsehood and darkness with truth and light. 
     
     
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  • Nov 19, 2017Enduring
    Nov 19, 2017
    Enduring
    In this passage and sermon we are called to endure. We have all started new projects or hobbies that we have eventually quit. We often have a similar temptation in our faith to slow down or even quit. We learn from this text several keys for enduring the race set before us.
     
     
     
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  • Nov 12, 2017Evil
    Nov 12, 2017
    Evil
    Evil is a term that has become less popular because it is a theological term that implies moral absolutes. In this sermon, we learn a biblical perspective of evil. We discover that evil is often subtle and quick to spread. We talk about the root of evil, the marks of evil, the response to evil, and the limits of evil.
     
     
  • Oct 22, 2017Thinking
    Oct 22, 2017
    Thinking
    In this sermon, we talk about right thinking. Unfortunately, many people believe we have to ignore rationality and logic in order to have faith. But God has given us a mind and we are supposed to use it as we love God with our mind. We look at the call to right thinking, the importance of right thinking, and practical steps we can take to develop a Christian mind.
     
     
  • Oct 15, 2017Suffering
    Oct 15, 2017
    Suffering
    One of the major themes of this letter is suffering. We are exposed to many unhealthy perspectives of suffering. Some say suffering is just an illusion. Some say if we are righteous and faithful then God won’t allow us to suffer. Some say God can’t be good since there is so much suffering. Some try to ignore suffering by self-medicating. We discover from God’s Word how we should think about suffering and why our present suffering shouldn’t drive us to despair.
     
     
  • Oct 1, 2017Commitment
    Oct 1, 2017
    Commitment
    In 2 Timothy 2:1-7, Paul encourages Timothy to stand strong and be committed to the gospel ministry. He uses the image of a soldier, athlete, and farmer to help illustrate what faithful ministry involves. We learn that commitment is difficult, necessary, and rewarding. Following Jesus often involves traveling a difficult road, but the road is worth it because it leads to life.
     
     
  • Sep 24, 2017Gospel
    Sep 24, 2017
    Gospel
    In this sermon we learn there is both an offensive and defensive aspect to the gospel and to gospel ministry. We are called to advance the gospel using the pattern of sound words we have been given. We are also called to defend the gospel, which means being willing to state explicitly what the gospel is and what the gospel is not. We discover that advancing and defending the gospel begins in our own hearts and homes before we can faithfully do this work in our community and world.
     
     
  • Sep 17, 2017Shame
    Sep 17, 2017
    Shame
    The main theme of this passage is shame. Paul tells Timothy that he is not ashamed and he calls on Timothy to join him in fighting against shame. We learn why we experience shame and we discover how to not be ashamed of Jesus. We also learn several important lessons for developing a biblical perspective on shame.
     
     
  • Sep 10, 2017Relationships
    Sep 10, 2017
    Relationships
    2 Timothy is a letter between two people who have a close friendship. As we begin this letter, we learn some important lessons about relationships. Our normal perspective is challenged and corrected by this biblical view. Healthy relationships are grounded in the gospel and they are purposeful in extending the gospel. They are unselfish and authentic. We also discover why Jesus has friended us and loved us in a way that no one else can.
     
     
     
     
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