Col 2:8-10, 2Pe 1:20-21; Col 1:9-20: 2:2-3, 9-10; 3:1-4.
COL-16-171203 - length: 71:07 - taught on Dec, 3 2017
Village Ministries International (or V.M.I.) is a non-denominational Christian Ministry based in Yukon, OK.
V.M.I. takes the Gospel and God’s Word to remote areas that aren’t easily exposed to missionary activity.
Their two main goals are evangelism in various outposts throughout the world, and training rural indigenous pastors.
They have worked in India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Central America, Indonesia, and Mongolia.
Christmas eve service Sunday morning Dec 24; New year’s eve service Sunday morning Dec 31; both regular time -
regular Bible study Thursday Dec 28
Christmas luncheon Sunday Dec 10th right after service.
Yankee swap immediately following the luncheon - ladies only.
The emergent church is a movement to change the methods and the message of the church …
…to appeal to the post-modern world.
“ This is not just the same old message with new methods.”
“We’re rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of life.”
Brian McLaren - “I don’t think we’ve got the gospel right yet”.
“What does it mean to be saved?...None of us have arrived at that orthodoxy.”
“Ask me if Christianity (my version of it, yours, the Pope’s, whoever’s ) is orthodox, meaning true,
“…and here’s my honest answer:
a little, but not yet”.
They started questioning their assumptions about the Bible itself - “discovering the Bible as a human product”.
What Is the Bible: How An Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories …
...Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.
The Bible is history, law, wisdom, prophecy, and doctrinal teaching.
truths found in the Bible can be found pretty much anywhere else, because “lots of things are the word of God”
“gathering together in tents and homes and courtyards to hear and discuss…
“…and debate and adapt and change these stories, poems, letters, and accounts.”
Silly me - and here I thought that all Scripture is God-breathed! (2TI 3:16)
You might be an emergent church if…
Roger Oakland at www.Understandthetimes.org
Christian Piatt at www.patheos.com
The pre-eminence, supremacy,
Christ’s pre-eminency is described in COL 1:17-18.