Michael Freeman • March 01, 2021
This weekend we provided Biblical clarity to help navigate our cultural context of confusion when it comes to sex. When we sift through our thoughts and feelings and get to see what God has actually designed, there is real freedom and blessing, and I hope as you hear His voice it encourages you greatly. You can find the message here and the notes here.
Additionally, we announced two big updates-
The first is that Valley is moving into the next phase of facility renovations. In the coming months, we have a handful of projects and are looking for help in a few key areas like demolition, finishing, plumbing, and electricity. If you are able and willing let me know and I will get you connected to the team!
Second, our team has officially launched Valley's Faithlife platform! In the coming weeks we will help you access more and more of the benefits but today you can take your first step by going to https://faithlife.com/valleylongview/ and creating an account.
Loving People Toward Jesus,
VCF Podcast: New Episode "Resolutions Character-Part 2"
Mar 1 Ps 63–64 & Matt 16
Mar 2 Ps 65 & Mark 8
Mar 3 Ps 66–67 & Luke 9:18-27
Mar 4 Ps 68–69 & Matt 18
Mar 5 Ps 70–71 & Mark 9
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19–20
Michael Freeman • February 22, 2021
How do you deal with the anger in your heart? Even more, how do you deal with Jesus's Words describing that anger as equal to murder? These are the questions we wrestled with and answered this past weekend. I am praying it made a huge impact on your life and your relationships. You can watch the sermon again here and find the outline and a few discussion questions here.
Valley sermons are also being published on our podcast channel now, so you can listen at work or while you drive. You can follow the links below and find them.
Now, for something new... this coming weekend we are going to begin our Faithlife rollout. This week we are looking for some Valley folks who would be interested in jumping in early. Your role would be to basically start some conversations, share thoughts or articles, and even prayer requests. You would also have early access to FaithlifeTV and to a large Bible study library from Logos. If you are interested, send Stephen Klukas an email at email@example.com.
Loving People Toward Jesus,
VCF Podcast: New Episode "Resolutions and Character"
Feb 22 Ps 54–55 & Mark 6
Feb 23 Ps 56–57 & Luke 9:1-17
Feb 24 Ps 58 & John 6
Feb 25 Ps 59–60 & Matt 15
Feb 26 Ps 61–62 & Mark 7
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15
Andrew Nguyen • February 16, 2021
Hi there Church Family!!
Have you ever been egged?? It's not a fun experience at all. But we as a church are going to egg our community. This will be an excellent opportunity to reach out and love on our community.
How do egging and loving go together?? I am sure you are scratching your head wonder what I am talking about.
This year, we still cannot do an in-person Easter Egg hunt, but that is not stopping us. Our church is putting together "You've Been Egged" Easter bags to give out to our community's children.
Each pack will have filled eggs with one special empty egg that is a simple reminder of Jesus' empty tomb. The bags will have an invitation to our Easter Services, a link telling the children the Resurrection Story, verses to go along with the story, and a few extra treats. We are super excited about this!! You, as a church, can help in several ways:
We need donated candy to fill the eggs.
We need people to fill the eggs and bags on March 6th.
We need help to pass out the Easter bags on March 20th.
And we need the church to be praying over the families that will be receiving these bags.
There are several opportunities to serve. Let Bethannie Ray or the church office (360-425-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) know where you can help. Even in this time of restrictions and uncertainty, we still can be Christ's hands, feet, and heart.