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The Village Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication.

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The Advent of Hope
The gospel of Jesus can feel quaint and outdated in today’s fast-paced, sensory-driven world. With so many things vying for our attention, we should find ways to cultivate moments of meaning, hope, and rest. Our faith lives on patience. Patience is willing to endure. Endurance is sustained by the...
Nov 27, 2022
Contempt and Redemption
We all feel a sense of worthlessness or contempt in our hearts. We try to combat it with self-righteousness and self-loathing. When we realize that although we can’t save ourselves but Christ’s desire is to do that very thing, it produces in us a humble self-forgetfulness. Our reward is justifica...
Nov 21, 2022
Church Planter Commissioning
It is our hope and prayer that we will have planted and revitalized 30 healthy, gospel-centered, multiplying churches by the year 2030. And God has already begun this work. As a church, our work is to collectively affirm what God is doing and commit to support the work of advancing the Kingdom of...
Nov 13, 2022
You Will Receive Power
There is an innate hunger for abundant life hidden in the heart of people, and the vast majority don’t yet know the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Before He ascended into the heavens, Jesus made a promise to His followers that we would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes. Therefore, ...
Nov 06, 2022
The Compassionate Father and His Two Sons
The Pharisees and Scribes grumbled as Jesus dined with the unwelcome and uninvited. In a series of three parables, Jesus responds to their complaints with the message that the Kingdom is for all people. It is for the saint and the sinner. The banquet table is set by a compassionate Father. For th...
Oct 30, 2022
The Rich Fool
While Jesus is not indifferent to matters of justice, the matter at hand was one of greed. Before telling this parable a man demanded that Jesus tell his brother to give him some of the inheritance. Jesus tells this story to derail man’s desire for worldly gain and calls the crowd to be rich in God.
Oct 23, 2022
The Persistent Widow
Jesus says to pray and not lose heart. In Luke 18, He tells the story of a woman in desperate need of justice. Her “bothersome” persistence convinces the unrighteous judge to act. How much more will God be moved into action by the cries of His own children?
Oct 17, 2022
The Growing Seed
The parable of the growing seed is a concise story of a profound truth. The farmer sows the seed yet knows not how it grows. He can only see the surface and is unaware of the energy happening underground. Jesus tells this story to remind the listener, that although the ground seems unchanged and ...
Oct 09, 2022
The Good Samaritan
The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of Jesus’ greatest parables, asking and answering the question, “Who is your neighbor?”. Trevor Joy shared that the story of the Good Samaritan describes how the love of God guides us on how we should live and participate in the world. The fruit of our han...
Oct 03, 2022
The Friend at Midnight
The friend at midnight is a “lesser to greater” parable, in that it shows us if we as humans respond in love to our friend’s untimely requests, then our God will respond in love all the more. Mason King shared that this parable is an invitation to live out the Lord’s Prayer by doing away with dis...
Sep 26, 2022
The Two Builders
The parable of the two builders is a comparison of wisdom and foolishness. Both builders heard the words of Jesus, but only one put them into action. Nick Crawford shared that this “hearing and doing” is the solid foundation of the wise man’s house. This builder has done the hard work of putting ...
Sep 19, 2022
The Sower
Beginning the Parables series, Mason King called the Parables prophetic instruments designed to disrupt our thinking and invite us to rethink our reality. These stories Jesus told were the primary way He chose to teach about the Kingdom of God. Like the various environments that sower’s seeds fel...
Sep 11, 2022
Union with Christ
The final gospel metaphor of union with Christ serves as a blessing for the believer and a reminder of the finished work of Jesus. In Ephesians 1, Paul begins his letter with a handful of prepositional promises that give us hope and comfort. In love and through His blood, we have been unified com...
Aug 21, 2022
Redemption
The apostle Paul serves as the perfect example of the gospel metaphor of redemption. After years of ravaging the Church, God called Paul out of terrorizing His people and into fortifying the Church. We worship God around the world today because of the redemption of this wicked man. When God redee...
Aug 14, 2022
Adoption
This angle of the gospel shows our full acceptance as children into the family of God. We have been justified, made new, and adopted by our good Father. This gospel metaphor serves as a reminder of God’s unending embrace of the elect as beloved members of His family.
Aug 07, 2022
New Creation
As we turn the diamond of the gospel, we see the old passing away and the new coming. When Christ comes for His people at the end of all things, we will not spend our days in some ethereal plane plucking a cartoon harp. We will be in physical bodies, in a physical place, and all things will be ne...
Aug 01, 2022
Justification
Beginning the Every Angle sermon series, Matt Chandler compares the gospel to the most precious of gemstones. As we marvel at the good news of Jesus, holding this dazzling stone to the light, every angle of truth is illuminated. In this sermon, Matt speaks on the gospel metaphor of Justification.
Jul 25, 2022
Pulling Back the Curtain
Around the age of 90, the apostle John finds himself isolated on an island, far from the churches he had planted years ago, and imprisoned by the most corrupt and violent emperor. In this sermon, Ross Lester shares that it was during this season of suffering that Jesus gave John an astounding rev...
Jul 18, 2022
Sweet Discipline
To stand firm in hardship, we have to remember that we are children of a good, good God. In this sermon, Ryan Kwon reminds us that our Father trains, nurtures, and blesses us by His merciful hand as we go through hard seasons.
Jul 11, 2022
Desire, Delight, and Discontent
In pursuit of contentment, our eyes become set on resources we do not have rather than what God has already given us. In this sermon, Mason King calls us to ask God for deliverance from the desire for more money or resource, thinking that more will cure what ails us.
Jul 05, 2022
A Sober Celebration of Life
In response to the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, we celebrated the protection of life with a deep sense of sobriety. The work to care for women, children, and families continues to be a space where God calls His Church to enter into as salt and light.
Jun 27, 2022
Wisely and Well
In a flyover view of the book of Ecclesiastes, we see our lives as short and good and that we should live in preparation to meet our God. The time is now to live wisely and well.
Jun 20, 2022
Bring Your First and Best
If we bring our first and best to something other than God, we bring an offering to something unable to sustain our worship. We have worshiped at weak altars. Yet God pleads with us to return, seek first His kingdom, and steward well the resources each of us has been given.
Jun 13, 2022
Celebrate and Rejoice
There is a defiant joy and bend towards celebration by which the people of God are meant to be marked. While the church is messy and life increasingly complicated, God is still accomplishing amazing work among His people. This is a cause for celebration!
Jun 07, 2022
Lament and Hope
There are moments when the brokenness becomes so vivid it wakes us to see our world for what it is. Let us lift our heads and turn our eyes to our Lord, our only real hope.
May 31, 2022
Christ Is the "More"
Our money can put us on a treadmill with a goal we will never reach. Material wealth and status lose their luster, leaving us wanting more. Christ is the “more” for which our hearts are longing.
May 23, 2022
Only God Is Great
Jesus is not anti-wealth, but He knows that money makes for a worthless god. Jesus is not coming after our money but our hearts.
May 17, 2022
Let the Nations Be Glad
God is redeeming, renewing, and restoring every tribe, tongue, and nation on earth, and we find ourselves in the middle of the story.
May 09, 2022
The Surprising Call of God
God is at work around the world today. Lift up your eyes. The harvest is here.
May 03, 2022
Memento Mori
Our days have been numbered, our God is trustworthy, and Jesus has dealt with our shame.
Apr 26, 2022
Invitation and Celebration
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a means of celebration for the believer and an invitation for the unbeliever.
Apr 20, 2022
A Community of Endurance
Christian leaders live out the power of the gospel and demonstrate its validity by faithfully pursuing Christ in the face of opposition.
Apr 12, 2022
Change Your Perspective
Believers should not be surprised by suffering but should instead rejoice in future hope, remember why we suffer, and rely on our faithful and sovereign God.
Apr 05, 2022
Plant Trees and Pay Taxes
Christian hope is an active mindset that works to restore true humanity, is lived in dependence upon God, and compels us to a faithful presence.
Mar 28, 2022
What We’ll Face
The people of God endure suffering with the hope of final victory as the inheritance of Christ pulls them ever forward.
Mar 22, 2022
Sanctified Together
Christian relationships are to be marked by mutual submission in light of the gospel.
Mar 16, 2022
The Suffering Servant
When we bear unjust wounds without sinning in our speech, we display Christ to a watching world.
Mar 07, 2022
Submission as Witness
Christians are to graciously submit to authority for the Lord’s sake, as keeping honorable conduct shouts the gospel even when we are silenced.
Mar 01, 2022
Holy Living
We have been chosen and redeemed by the grace of God to live holy lives with one another as witnesses to a broken world.
Feb 22, 2022
A Gospel Call
The people of God stand in grace as the gospel calls them to both action and love.
Feb 15, 2022
Hope and Glory
Peter’s first letter calls its readers to a living hope while encouraging them to steward their suffering and orient their lives around future glory.
Feb 08, 2022
The Story of the Nations
We are caught up in the story God is writing, and we’ve been given power to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Feb 01, 2022
The Hope of the Church
John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, encourages us to have hope that Jesus is Lord as we engage this cultural moment.
Jan 25, 2022
Ethnic Harmony
God’s plan is to create a community of people who would reflect His glory, wisdom, and moral beauty to the world.
Jan 19, 2022
In His Own Image
Human beings have been made distinct from the rest of creation, which makes the value of any human life immeasurable.
Jan 11, 2022
This Is Not Our Home
With a new year comes the opportunity to examine our lives and measure the space between what we say we believe and how we live. Does your life on Earth reflect the reality of Heaven as your ultimate home?
Jan 04, 2022
Advent of Joy
Christian joy transcends circumstantial happiness because Jesus has overcome the darkness.
Dec 21, 2021
Advent of Love
The overwhelming reality that the Son of God put on flesh and dwelt among us should cause Christians to marvel.
Dec 14, 2021
Advent of Peace
Regardless of what’s going on in the world, the coming of Christ has given us an opportunity to let peace be established in our hearts.
Dec 07, 2021
Advent of Hope
Advent brings us hope because the birth of Jesus is the death of fear.
Dec 01, 2021
Unearthed: He Empowers
God has called us to Himself, and He will fully empower us to live as the people He made us to be. We can be encouraged to step out in faith and trust in Him.
Nov 23, 2021
Unearthed: Deep Peace
Much of what frustrates our lives today is driven out when we live as the people God made us to be, with the people God gave us to love.
Nov 16, 2021
Unearthed: Hidden Value
The Creator of the universe has invested in each of us for our joy and His glory. Discovering and living into that investment provides us with what we’ve been searching for.
Nov 01, 2021
Unearthed: One Another
Our lives are interwoven with others, and we need each other. Our varying purposes shape a community of faith where people are cheered on to live out their own part of God’s good design.
Oct 25, 2021
Unearthed: Revealed
God forms us into who we are through our gifts and by the triumphs and tragedies that make up our stories. Unearthing these things reveals His good design.
Oct 18, 2021
Unearthed: Buried
God has prepared specific opportunities for us to step into, but words and wounds can bury our potential and keep us from realizing them.
Oct 12, 2021
Unearthed: Who We Are
We all share a general identity as children of God and heirs of His promise, but what does it look like to step into our specific identities? Who has God made us to be? Visit patersoncenter.com/tvc to learn more.
Oct 05, 2021
Unearthed: His Workmanship
We are God’s workmanship; each of us is formed by His hand, with His people, and for His glory. God calls us to Himself for a specific purpose.
Sep 28, 2021
The Paradoxical Kingdom
Jesus came to earth preaching the kingdom of God—His reign and rule over all creation—and it looks different than what many of us imagine.
Sep 21, 2021
Everyday Opportunities
The love of Christ is the only answer to the brokenness of the world, but many of us walk right past what God is inviting us into every day.
Sep 14, 2021
The Breadth of the Gospel
The Bible doesn’t just talk about the gospel as individual salvation; the gospel is the good news that God is redeeming everything.
Sep 08, 2021
The Depth of the Gospel
You can grow up in church your entire life and never truly hear the gospel because receiving it and being transformed by its power requires God to move.
Aug 30, 2021
Vibrant Spiritual Vitality
Spiritually vibrant disciples keep in step with Jesus’ holy disruptions.
Aug 10, 2021
Do Not Quench Him
Paul writes that we should refrain from quenching the Holy Spirit as He works to make us look more like Jesus.
Aug 03, 2021
God the Holy Spirit
Often unrecognized, the Holy Spirit’s unseen work in the Christian is profound and necessary for life and godliness.
Jul 30, 2021
The Wondrous Love of God
God’s love defines us, saves us, and transforms us, and it is the only thing that can correct our trajectory of lovelessness.
Jul 20, 2021
A Tale of Two Kingdoms
The Lord’s Church is built to flourish in the face of opposition.
Jul 13, 2021
Who We Are In Him
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians that the people of God are to be captive, aromatic ambassadors of Jesus to the world around them.
Jun 29, 2021
Hospitality Amid Hostility
Jesus calls His followers to show radical hospitality to everyone we meet, especially those different from us.
Jun 22, 2021
Hunger and Thirst
Your spiritual appetites reveal whether you’re on a trajectory of maturation or devolving back into infancy.
Jun 15, 2021
The Unstoppable
God’s work of proclaiming the gospel through local churches is unstoppable, and He invites us to play a role in it.
Jun 08, 2021
Put On the New Self
In his letter to the church at Colossae, Paul instructs the saints to live out their regeneration by actively participating in the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work.
Jun 01, 2021
Our Great Mission
The Village Church exists to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus Christ, and by the Holy Spirit’s power, we are pursuing that mission daily.
May 25, 2021
A Community of Life
The people of God are called by Scripture to be a community that cherishes and protects all human life.
May 18, 2021
In Pursuit of God’s Mission
As Christ’s captive servants, God is calling us to offer our lives as a sacrifice of worship in the pursuit of His mission among all peoples.
May 11, 2021
All Things New
Promises are fulfilled. Every wrong is made right. God reigns eternal.
May 04, 2021
Final Battle
A meal is shared, a millennium unfolds, and Death is defeated forever.
Apr 27, 2021
Conquest
A mysterious woman appears, but her true nature is revealed and her downfall is assured.
Apr 20, 2021
Seven Bowls
John catches another glimpse at the throne before the wrath of God is poured out on the earth.
Apr 13, 2021
A Good Death
The grave could not hold Him! Our Lord Jesus has conquered death and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
Apr 07, 2021
Army of the Lamb
The Lamb stands with His army of saints as the harvest of earth is reaped.
Mar 29, 2021
Earthly Battle
A false Trinity attempts to mimic holy God but falls short of His glory. The saints are called to endure.
Mar 23, 2021
Cosmic Battle
The unseen war behind all wars is won as the sower of deceit is thrown from heaven. A desperate and defeated Enemy turns his attention to the people of God.
Mar 16, 2021
Seven Trumpets
Idols which were once revered on earth turn to destroy their worshipers as God enacts His justice. John receives a bittersweet message of judgment and mercy.
Mar 09, 2021
Seven Seals
The ultimate meaning of history is revealed as John witnesses the Lamb open the scroll. Mystery moves toward fulfilment.
Mar 03, 2021
Centering Worship
With the churches addressed, John’s gaze turns toward God on His throne, a majestic sight that demands surrender and submission.
Feb 23, 2021
Victory in Doubt
John pens the words of Jesus directed at seven specific churches, the theme of each a constant call to faithfulness.
Feb 18, 2021
Introduction
The book of Revelation—John’s letter to the churches of Asia Minor—is full of prophecy, poetry, and promise. Despite the mystery that surrounds it, this final book in the canon of Scripture is an incredibly hope-filled picture of a coming battle that has already been won.
Feb 09, 2021
Global Revival
If we are to see revival break out among the nations, the people of God must take seriously their allegiance to King Jesus and participate fully in the work of ministry.
Jan 27, 2021
Ethnic Harmony
The work of ethnic harmony is the painful work of progressive sanctification.
Jan 20, 2021
A Foundation of Prayer
When God has moved among His people in times of cultural disintegration, it has always been built upon their prayers.
Jan 12, 2021
A New People
When the Church of Jesus Christ embraces her role of showing the world that the God of the Bible is the one true God, profound things begin to occur.
Jan 05, 2021
The Mark of God
In Philippians 4, Paul charges the people of God to be marked by joy, graciousness, and prayer and to leave a mark themselves.
Jan 05, 2021
The Advent of Joy
Because of Jesus and what He has done, Christians can walk in a kind of unshakable joy that the world can’t touch.
Dec 23, 2020
The Advent of Love
In the coming of Jesus, love has been made visible, love has been defined, and real love has expanded across the globe.
Dec 16, 2020
The Advent of Peace
Christ’s kingdom of peace is where we all long to live forever, and anyone can enter in—not by political conquest but by personal surrender.
Dec 09, 2020
The Advent of Hope
The advent of Jesus Christ gives us hope for freedom from the idols that promise what they cannot deliver.
Dec 02, 2020
The Mystery of God in Church Planting
Those who belong to a local church are part of the great mystery that lies at the center of God’s plan for salvation.
Nov 25, 2020
A Legacy of Generosity
Generous grace-givers are motivated by an inward gospel reward and an outward gospel response.
Nov 17, 2020
What Now?
As we reach the end of a contentious election season, we must continue to pray for our leaders and get back to the most important work there is: making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Nov 12, 2020