Spotlight — Charlotte Jordan

This week’s spotlight is on Charlotte Jordan. Which worship service and Sunday School class do you attend? I attend the 11 o’clock worship service and am a member of the Allen Sanders Fellowship Class. How long have you been a member of the church? I have been a member of Vineville UMC for six years. Tell us…

Spotlight — Reese McCurry

This week’s spotlight is on Reese McCurry. Which worship service and Sunday School class do you attend? I attend the beginning of both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services before leaving with His Kids, but prior to joining the staff, I attended the 11:00 a.m. service and also sang in the Chancel Choir. Will and…

The Power of Communal Prayer

One thing that is evident in the books of the Old Testament is that communal prayer is powerful prayer.  Community prayer is demonstrated in many different instances in the Old Testament.  Perhaps it is the shouting to the Lord and blowing trumpets to defeat Jericho (Joshua 6).  The prayers of a people suffering in slavery,…

Not For Sale: Grace Freely Given

Not For Sale: Grace Freely Given I was recently reading Luke Chapter 7 discussing the faith of the Roman Centurion.  We see Jesus healing a Roman Centurion’s servant.  In my opinion, the significance of this story is not the healing, but the various reactions and attitudes of the key players in the story, and how…

Jesus Christ, Esquire

Jesus Christ, Esquire I have recently been reading from Tim Keller’s book Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions.  In typical Tim Keller fashion, the book is an excellent examination of some of the significant events in Jesus’ ministry as defining who Jesus is and what he has done, and continues to do,…