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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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.

Nov 25, 2018
Walking Worthy & the New You
Ephesians 4:17-32
Every person has a deep longing to experience a new and better version himself or herself.  The good news is God has revealed how we can truly become what we were created to be.  The good news continues as God provides for us what we need to experience this new version of ourselves.  Listen to this sermon and learn how to become the new you.
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  • Nov 25, 2018Walking Worthy & the New You
    Nov 25, 2018
    Walking Worthy & the New You
    Ephesians 4:17-32
    Every person has a deep longing to experience a new and better version himself or herself.  The good news is God has revealed how we can truly become what we were created to be.  The good news continues as God provides for us what we need to experience this new version of ourselves.  Listen to this sermon and learn how to become the new you.
  • Nov 18, 2018Gifts For Walking Worthy
    Nov 18, 2018
    Gifts For Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 4:7-16
    We discover that while we are called to unity, we also need diversity in the church.  Christ has given the church a diversity of gifts to be used so that He is made known.  We talk about how to discover and develop your gift.
     
     
  • Nov 11, 2018Walking Worthy in Unity
    Nov 11, 2018
    Walking Worthy in Unity
    We discover that a significant part of walking worthy is being unified with God’s people.  We talk about the importance and practice of unity.  Also, we learn how to get motivated when our instinct is fight or flight.
  • Nov 4, 2018A Prayer for Walking Worthy
    Nov 4, 2018
    A Prayer for Walking Worthy
    In this passage, we see Paul’s second prayer he prays for the Ephesian church.  We know prayer is important and we know we should pray.  However, we often don’t quite know how or what to pray.  In this sermon we ask the basic
    questions about prayer, and we discover what biblical prayer looks like.
     
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  • Oct 28, 2018An Example of Walking Worthy
    Oct 28, 2018
    An Example of Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 3:1-13
    We are often guilty of “do as I say, but not as I do.”  In this passage we learn from the example of Paul who calls the church to walk worthy and provides us with a real life example what this looks like.  We see three important characteristics: sacrifice for God’s people, faithful to God’s message, and motivated by God’s glory.
     
  • Oct 21, 2018Walking Worthy Together
    Oct 21, 2018
    Walking Worthy Together
     
    We do not walk worthy merely as individuals.  We are designed to walk worthy together as a team.  We discover several keys for walking worthy together: get connected, work for unity, and partner together with God’s people. 
  • Oct 14, 2018The Big Story Behind Walking Worthy
    Oct 14, 2018
    The Big Story Behind Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 2:1-10
    In this important text we discover the big story behind walking worthy.  God doesn’t randomly appear on the scene one day and tell us to walk worthy.  When we understand and appreciate the bigger story of what God has done and what He is doing, we are truly motivated to walk worthy.
  • Sep 30, 2018What we Need for Walking Worthy
    Sep 30, 2018
    What we Need for Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 1:15-23
     
    In this passage, we discover what we need for walking worthy.  We often think that what we need is something new in addition to what we have, and this is usually how we pray.  But what we really need is simply to know the blessings that already belong to us in Christ.  We need to know what God will do for us, what God has done for us, and what God is doing for us so that we walk worthy.
     
  • Sep 23, 2018Motivation for Walking Worthy
    Sep 23, 2018
    Motivation for Walking Worthy
    The main theme of this passage is blessing.  We learn God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.  We are motivated to walk worthy as we discover the Father has planned our blessings, the Son has accomplished our blessings, and the Holy Spirit has applied our blessings.
     
  • Sep 16, 2018Walking Worthy
    Sep 16, 2018
    Walking Worthy
    Ephesians 1:1-2
    In this introductory sermon to the series, we learn about the author, the audience, and the message of Ephesians.  We look at two key words we see in the introduction: grace and peace.  We discover these are important themes that run throughout the letter.  Since God has established peace between us and Himself and has shown grace to us in Christ, we should be quick to work for peace with others and extend grace to others who don’t deserve it.  We learn how these key concepts fit within the overall context of the letter to the Ephesians, and we learn what difference this makes for us today.
     
 
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