Nov 18, 2012
The Secret of Our Confidence
  • Nov 18, 2012The Secret of Our Confidence
    Nov 18, 2012
    The Secret of Our Confidence
  • Nov 11, 2012God is Faithful: I Will Return
    Nov 11, 2012
    God is Faithful: I Will Return
  • Nov 4, 2012The Big Picture
    Nov 4, 2012
    The Big Picture
  • Oct 28, 2012God’s Promises: I Will Pour Out My Spirit
    Oct 28, 2012
    God’s Promises: I Will Pour Out My Spirit
  • Oct 21, 2012God’s Promise: I Will Give You Strength
    Oct 21, 2012
    God’s Promise: I Will Give You Strength
    God has promised to strengthen us, but Pastor Bob discovers through Scripture that this is a conditional promise based upon our commitment to God's will and God's way. He also shares with us the nature of God's power and the strength that he gives to those who commit themselves to his Kingdom.
  • Oct 14, 2012I Am With You Always
    Oct 14, 2012
    I Am With You Always
    "God is watching us from a distance." So claimed the 1993 song "From a Distance" sung most prominently by Bette Middler in her grammy-winning version. But is God really watching us from a distance. He promises in his Word to be with us always. In Jesus he becomes Emmanuel, which means, "God With Us." Why is God's promised presence so important to us? And what does this promise say about our need to be present with the poor, the hungry, and the suffering of our world?  
  • Oct 7, 2012What Are We Teaching Our Children?
    Oct 7, 2012
    What Are We Teaching Our Children?
    Verona UMC member Larry Wills shares a message on the crises many children are experience throughout the world and in our own community. But above all, he shares the need for our congregation to remember that our children's greatest need is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the light of God's Word.
  • Sep 16, 2012Putting Faith Into Action
    Sep 16, 2012
    Putting Faith Into Action
  • Aug 26, 2012Christ’s Light in The Community
    Aug 26, 2012
    Christ’s Light in The Community
  • Aug 19, 2012God Has A Plan
    Aug 19, 2012
    God Has A Plan

    This Sunday we begin a four-part sermon series centered on God's vision for our church. I hope you'll join us in prayer throughout August and September as we identify and answer God's call for VUMC.

                                   Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Nehemiah 1:1-11

    1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah:

    In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. 3 They said to me, "Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire. " 4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. 5 Then I said:"Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father's family, have committed against you. 7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses. 8 "Remember "Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, 9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.' 10 "They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. 11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.