Aug 11, 2013
Genesis: The Power of Blessing
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  • Aug 11, 2013Genesis: The Power of Blessing
    Aug 11, 2013
    Genesis: The Power of Blessing
  • Aug 4, 2013Genesis: Made in God’s Image
    Aug 4, 2013
    Genesis: Made in God’s Image
  • Jul 21, 2013All for Sinners’ Gain
    Jul 21, 2013
    All for Sinners’ Gain
  • Jul 14, 2013“Out of the Pan, into the Fire”
    Jul 14, 2013
    “Out of the Pan, into the Fire”
    The second in a three-part series on the Gospel of Matthew. We explore the true meaning of Christian "call" and the ways in which Jesus has called us to follow him in an often hostile world.
  • Jul 7, 2013Challenged from the Start: Bethlehem to the Wilderness
    Jul 7, 2013
    Challenged from the Start: Bethlehem to the Wilderness
    SERMON SERIES:  JOURNEY WITH JESUS, PART 1 Challenged from the Start:  Bethlehem to the Wilderness This morning's sermon challenged us to rethink the first stages in the life of Jesus from the Gospel according to Matthew. Here's a summary of Matthew 1-4: 1) Jesus is born in squalor and scandal; 2) Jesus' birth so disturbs Herod the Great that he attempts an assassination of Jesus by massacre; 3) To escape Herod, Jesus and his parents become refugees in Eqypt; 4) Jesus is baptized by his cousin John, a wilderness prophet strongly critical of the religious establishment who would later be beheaded; 5) Jesus encounters and overcomes the trials of the Tempter in a cruel wilderness experience. QUESTIONS: What does it mean that God chose this particular time and place for the birth of Jesus? What do the stories of Matt. 1-4 mean to the modern church and contemporary followers of Jesus? Are we too concerned with respectability and propriety - and not enough with the poor, the outcast, the lost? Have we allowed our culture and church to so soften the story of Jesus that we have lost a realistic sense of its transforming power?
  • Jun 30, 2013Partners in God’s Mission
    Jun 30, 2013
    Partners in God’s Mission
    Series: UMW Sunday
  • Jun 23, 2013A Well Encounter
    Jun 23, 2013
    A Well Encounter
    Shawna HinerWhile Pastor Bob is in Hampton for the Virginia UMC's Annual Conference, VUMC's own Shawna Hiner shares an experience at the well with Jesus in this moving personal testimony of grace and redemption. Shawna is a life-long VUMC member and has served for many years as our Administrative Assistant. Her Scripture:  John 4:1-26
  • Jun 16, 2013What I Wanted from My Dad
    Jun 16, 2013
    What I Wanted from My Dad
    Series: Father's Day
  • Jun 9, 2013Responding to God
    Jun 9, 2013
    Responding to God
  • Jun 2, 2013LIfe is All About Choices
    Jun 2, 2013
    LIfe is All About Choices