Archive for July, 2018

July 29, 2018 Bulletin

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

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Not by Sight, But by Faith

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Message by Pastor Sam Wong

Text: Psalm 133

Is this psalm really about unity?

v.1: Focus is on the action “live together”, not the condition “unity”

v.2-3: Three things that come down

  • Oil, Aaron’s beard, dew of Hermon
  • Questions to unlock this psalm:
    1. If this psalm is about unity, why only “vertical blessings” mentioned?
    2. What does oil, Aaron’s beard, and dew on Zion have to do with v.1?
    3. In v.3, God bestows blessings on a specific location in Zion, why there?

    A background check: Nehemiah 7:4; 11:1-2

    Discussion questions:
    1. Share your experience, if any, that God called you to do things that did not
    make sense to you?
    2. What does the term “spiritual blessing” mean to you? Give some examples?
    3. What are some of the obstacles against faith? How can we, as a group together,
    overcome them?

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    July 22, 2018 Bulletin

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

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    Still praising God!

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

    Message by Pastor Gilbert Nigh

    Text: Psalm 100

    I planned to preach on Psalm 100 which is all about praising God. One of the things that came to mind as I was preparing the sermon is Acts chapter 16 where Paul and Silas have been arrested. They’ve been stripped and beaten with rod, thrown in prison, feet are in stocks and how did they respond in Acts chapter 16? They began to praise and sing hymns. So I was thinking about that as I was sitting in the waiting room, can I praise God in these times? Can I praise God no matter what situations we’re in? I felt God saying to me you’ve talked about this, about praising God in every situation, and now you get to live it.

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    Members’ Business Meeting – July 29, 2018

    Friday, July 20th, 2018

    Members’ Business Meeting – Will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:00 pm in the sanctuary. Please refer to the insert, bulletin board, or website for all the Motions. Lunch buns will be available for sale downstairs before the Meeting. Registered VCBC Members please sign in and obtain a Ballot at the registration tables in the foyer before the meeting. Note: (1) Non-members do not have voting rights; (2) Obtaining a Ballot and/or Voting on behalf of another person is not permitted; (3) All Ballots are the property of VCBC, all unused Ballots must be returned to the registration table before you leave; (4) Minutes of the April 29, 2018 MBM is now posted in the foyer, and copies are available at the Church Office.