Sermons

Discerning Dependable Direction – 1 John 3:24-4:6

Discerning Dependable Direction – 1 John 3:24-4:6 How do we discern whether something is from God or not? Today we dive in to Discernment, and some of the deceptions used by false messengers. We should take action as Christians to test what we hear and are taught, against the Bible. In doing so, we grow…

Litmuses For Love – 1 John 3:16-23

Litmuses For Love – 1 John 3:16-23 Loving each other takes effort and intention. In this message we look at the affect God’s love has in our life. And, how we can see that love impact the lives of those around us. We grow closer to God as we learn to align our desires, and…

Getting To Know Garry

Getting To Know Garry – Today we hear from Garry who will be joining the staff here at MVBC. Join us as we get to know Garry as he shares the different ministries God has used him in over the years. As well as the ups and down of life, and how God lead him…

Assessing Our Affiliation – 1 John 3:10-15

Assessing Our Affiliation – 1 John 3:10-15 In general, our lives will be more closely associated with the love and justice of God or the accusations of the devil. We will exhibit the worship of Abel or the violence and bitterness of Cain. We will infuse life through encouragement and mutual understanding or inflict death…

Anticipating Christ’s Appearing – 1 John 2:28-3:9

Anticipating Christ’s Appearing – 1 John 2:28-3:9 Until Jesus returns, we can connect with Him through the pages of the gospel and conversational prayer. Also, encouragement can be found in our identity as His child. We can also imagine how we will one day resemble Him and focus on purifying ourselves in the here and…

Hindered By Heresy? – 1 John 2:18-27

Hindered By Heresy? – 1 John 2:18-27. Even in the early days of the New Testament church, false teachers denied Jesus was the Savior and the Son of God. Altering these truths separates us from fellowship with God and each other. However, believers often sever fellowship over much less significant things and miss out on…

Earthly vs. Eternal – 1 John 2:15-17

Earthly vs. Eternal – 1 John 2:15-17 It’s easy to become obsessed with many intriguing things earthly life has to offer. However, doing so prevents the Father’s love from being expressed through us. His love pursues people instead of personal longing and ambitions. Join us for the next message in our series, Led By Love….

Generations Of Growth – 1 John 2:12-14

Generations Of Growth – 1 John 2:12-14 As we grow in our faith, we transition from spiritual children to student of God’s Word. Eventually, we become strong spiritual adults and models of the way Jesus lived. No matter what our current stage, we have strengths to contribute. Join us for the next message in our…

Relationship Causes Resemblance – 1 John 2:3-11

Relationship Causes Resemblance – 1 John 2:3-11 As we get to know Jesus more and more, we begin to think, act, and react more like Him. Love, which is both a familiar and an uncommon command, begins to characterize our lives. However, it is still possible for us to be hindered (and to hinder others)…

Sin Causes Separation – 1 John 1:5-2:2

Sin Causes Separation – 1 John 1:5-2:2 God is light. He exposes evil and clarifies truth. We can’t claim to be close to Him while living contrary to His nature. However, through confession and by seeking reconciliation we can maintain our fellowship with God and each other, fellowship that is essential if we are to…