Special Sermons

Special Sermons

Major Messages of the Minor Prophets

Major Messages of the Minor Prophets
Sermon Series by Dr. Chris Moore
In this sermon series, we spend 12 weeks looking at each of the minor prophets. Since all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable, we should hear from all of God’s Word. These books are called “minor” because they are shorter, not because they are less important. Unfortunately, this section of the Bible is often neglected, but we need to hear the major message of the minor prophets.

May 12, 2019
In this final sermon from the Minor Prophets, we look at Malachi and hear his warning against complacency.  We learn about several red flags, or warning signs, that help reveal if we have become complacent.  Also, we learn what to do if we have become complacent.
  • May 12, 2019Malachi
    May 12, 2019
    In this final sermon from the Minor Prophets, we look at Malachi and hear his warning against complacency.  We learn about several red flags, or warning signs, that help reveal if we have become complacent.  Also, we learn what to do if we have become complacent.
  • May 5, 2019Haggai
    May 5, 2019
    Haggai encourages God’s people to rebuild the temple and prioritize the Lord’s ministry.  We are reminded that we are all called to be involved in ministry, and we discover some timeless principles for getting involved in the Lord’s work.
  • Apr 28, 2019Zephaniah
    Apr 28, 2019
    In this sermon we learn that God is both severe and kind.  Even though we see both of these attributes of God throughout the Bible, we rarely think about how they relate.  We are encouraged to consider both so that we experience the kindness of God and avoid His severity. 
  • Apr 14, 2019Zechariah
    Apr 14, 2019
    In this unique sermon, we look at several verses from Zechariah where he speaks about a coming Messiah King.  We also look at several texts from the New Testament and we see how the passages from Zechariah are fulfilled by Jesus.  We are encouraged as we see the consistency of God’s Word and the significance of the last week of Jesus’ life before his death and resurrection.
  • Apr 7, 2019Habakkuk
    Apr 7, 2019
    In this sermon we discover several key lessons about what to do when life is tough.  We learn we can (and should) go to God with honesty even though His responses might not be easy.  We also learn God’s people live by faith (2:4).  We discover what this looks like and why this significant verse in Habakkuk is quoted three times in the New Testament.
  • Mar 31, 2019Nahum
    Mar 31, 2019
    We learn from this sermon how to think about evil and how to live in the world that is marked by evil.  We talk about how Christianity provides the most satisfying explanation to this problem.  We discover God will one day put an end to evil, and we talk about how this will be bad news for many and good news for those who respond correctly.
  • Mar 25, 2019Micah
    Mar 25, 2019
    Micah The gospel is the message of the Bible and it includes four important elements: God, man, Christ, and response.  We discover all four themes in the book of Micah, and we are encouraged to respond to the gospel with authentic faith.
  • Mar 17, 2019Jonah
    Mar 17, 2019
    Of all the prophets, we are probably most familiar with Jonah.  We like this book because it is a fascinating story, but our familiarity can prevent us from hearing the message.  We learn God wants His people to make Him known.  We discover several reasons why we don’t and why we should.
  • Mar 10, 2019Obadiah
    Mar 10, 2019
    Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament, yet it still has a significant message for us. We know God is sovereign, but we learn from this book what to do when it doesn’t seem like God is in control. We are called to trust His Word, trust His ways, and trust His timing.
  • Mar 3, 2019Joel
    Mar 3, 2019
    As we look at Joel, we discover the prophets have a clear message their audiences would have understood.  The prophets are more like preachers and less like fortune tellers.  The book of Joel has a simple message with three key elements: judgment, repentance, and salvation.  We need to return to this same simple message today!
  • Feb 24, 2019Hosea
    Feb 24, 2019
    We look at this challenging book, and discover God’s love is greater than our love.  We see how God’s love is unique, jealous, satisfying, affectionate, sacrificial, and relentless.  We talk about some of our love songs, and how God’s love is greater than even our greatest love songs! 
  • Feb 10, 2019Amos
    Feb 10, 2019
    We begin this series by looking at the book of Amos because this book provides us with a good example of how to read the prophets.  We focus on the audience and the author, and we learn why we need to hear from this prophet.  We discover the problem that led Amos to preach against God’s people.  While the tone of the book is challenging, we also see a promise that God will remain faithful to His people and His plan.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Walking Worthy

Walking Worthy
Sermon Series by Dr. Chris Moore
In this sermon series we go verse by verse through the book of Ephesians.  This letter is made up of two halves (chapters 1-3 and 4-6).  The first three chapters are primarily about all God has done for us in Christ.  The second half of the book is mainly about how we should live in light of what God has done for us.    The key verse is Ephesians 4:1 which brings together these two halves.  This key verse tells us we should walk worthy of our calling in Christ.  In this series we learn what it looks like practically to walk worthy and we learn why we should be motivated to walk worthy.

Discovering VGBC

August – September 2018

In this sermon series, called Discovering VGBC, we talk about our salvation, our statements, our story, and our structure.  We go through this material in our new members class with people who are interested in joining or with people who want to learn more about who we are, what we believe, and ministries we offer.  Since we recently updated the class and the content, we thought it would be helpful for our whole church to go through Discovering VGBC in a sermon series.
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We Believe

Summer 2017 & 2018 Series

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, and the church. 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.”
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The King and the Kingdom

2018 January – May Sermon Series
We believe it is important to go through all the types of literature in the Bible: New Testament letters and gospels and Old Testament poetry and prophets.  In this sermon series we are going through 1 Samuel, which is part of the historical narrative section of the Bible.  The history books are the largest type of literature in the Bible, and they tell the story about God and His people.  1 Samuel is important because we learn how the kingdom was established.  In this series, we are focusing on the important truths and lessons we learn about the king and the kingdom and what difference this makes for us today.

Applying the Gospel

2017/18 December to January Sermon Series

The gospel is the good news about what God has done for us in Christ.  Because of the gospel, we are able to enter into a right standing with God.  Unfortunately, we often think this is the extent of the power and applicability of the gospel in our lives.  In this sermon series, we look at several key passages in Romans and we learn the very important and often ignored practice of applying the truths and lessons of the gospel to our everyday lives.  The goal of this series is that we discover how to return regularly to the gospel to address the challenges and struggles we face in life.

Christmas Sermons

2017 December Sermons



2017 September – December Series
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. Read more…