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We’re back with the 4th and final message in our August series, Power to the People. Throughout the month, we’ve been discovering how God’s power can be applied and carried out in our everyday lives. This week, Pastor Eric Jones delivers a message on The Power of Prayer and starts by sharing two foundational scriptures with us as our guiding theme.
James 5:16-18 (NKJV) 16Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
In this passage, James is writing to the church he pastors in the New Testament. This church is made up of believers who converted from Judaism to Christianity. In the letter he’s writing them, he reminds and...
We’re continuing on in our Power to the People August series! In part 3, Founding Senior Pastor Jeff Jones delivers an enlightening word that explores what Jesus says about believers accessing and possessing the power of the Lord and how we can partner with the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives.
Get this: When Jesus becomes the Lord of our lives, we have access to all the power we’ll ever need in life. This is amazing news! But what does power mean here? What is the Holy Spirit’s role in this scenario? Pastor Jeff helps us better understand the answers to these questions throughout his message, The Power of the Holy Spirit.
Many of us understand that there’s power in what we believe. Afterall, if you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can’t, you can’t. But the power of belief isn’t what we’re talking about today.
There’s power in convictions; convictions give us the strength to overcome temptations. There’s...
We’re back with Part 2 of our August Series: Power to the People! We’re diving deep into the power of God’s love as we’re encouraged with His basic, yet fundamental truths. Here’s the deal: God loves us and God loves others through us!
In The Power of Love, Founding Senior Pastor Beth Jones shares everything we need to know about these 2 truths and supports these lessons with foundational Scriptures that highlight the all-encompassing, overwhelming, never-ending power of God’s love for us!
Remember those old school bumper stickers that said “Smile! God loves you!”? For the non-believer, that phrase may seem cliche and trite, but in reality, it’s such a rich revelation. It’s true–God loves your neighbor, He loves the whole world. But it’s important to realize that he loves you specifically. The is an incredible life-changing truth!
1 John 4 9-11 (NKJV) - 9In this ...
We’re kicking off a brand new August series at VFC! Throughout Power to the People, we’ll discover more about being vessels of God’s power and love to the world around us. The Holy Spirit is in us and He wants out! The goal of this entire series is to help us, as a church, get a revelation and reminder that God in heaven has empowered us to live on Earth, operating by His Spirit, to impact and change the world in which we live. Amen!
When we look at the world around us, it’s clear to see that we don’t need more theologians or YouTube preachers or Instagram clips…what the world actually needs is the power of God. No in theory, not as a concept, but as a present tense, experiential reality that God on high would interact with and interrupt society in and through His church.
Here’s some good news today…that power is not just reserved for pastors and teachers–His power is intended to be on the inside of every single...