Songs For Sufferers

By Jason McConahy,
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As we begin our journey through 1 Peter, we are reminded right away that the road to glory (our amazing inheritance) is filled with trials. God is in the midst of our trials, using them to strengthen our faith in action (not just intellect) and to refine our hope so that we are truly looking forward to His return. He promised to “guard” us through His strength, as we journey toward the inheritance He is “keeping” for us in heaven. 

There are a few artists who capture the struggle of the Christian faith in their music powerful ways. If you are looking for some music that will encourage you in your trials and will help point your heart toward heaven, here are a few albums you might want to listen to…

  • Ellie Holcomb, Read Sea Road

  • Andrew Peterson, The Burning Edge of Dawn

  • Fernando Ortega, The Shadow of Your Wings

A Practical Way to Stand for Life

By Jason McConahy,

Last weekend was “Sanctity of Human Life” Sunday, a day set aside to acknowledge the need to think rightly about life and stand for the rights of the unborn in our culture. As you ponder your own role in this cultural challenge, we wanted to point you toward a couple of ways to stir your heart and engage your mind. 

First, the annual “baby bottle” fundraiser for the Alpha Center is underway. Grab a baby bottle from the back of the sanctuary, take it home, and fill it with change for the next couple of weeks. We will be collecting them the weekend of February 17th. Also, by way of reminder, MVC has joined with a few other churches in giving 1% of our annual budget to the Alpha Center, which translated to just under $20,000 for the 2018 calendar year.

Second, a few years ago we took two weeks to lay out a biblical foundation for thinking about abortion, and how to meaningfully engage our culture with the healing power of the gospel. If you weren’t with us then, or if you are looking for something to engage your heart and mind on this topic, you can find the series here… 

The Book of Acts

By Dan Pourbaix,

This past weekend we began our journey through the book of Acts! In the sermon, Kevin showed the first few minutes of a video from The Bible Project that gives a great overview of Acts. The full videos (part 1 and part 2) are posted below. We would encourage you to take time to watch these videos as we start our series through Acts.

If you weren’t able to join us this past Sunday, you can listen to the sermon by clicking here!