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This Sunday at VPC . . .

November 29, 2015: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am

"Hope: The Mighty God and
Everlasting Father" with David Jordan-Haas

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6

But God… with Pete James

We come, at long last, to the conclusion of this protracted, messy saga of Joseph. Father Jacob, the family patriarch, has died. His 12 sons, their families and leading Egyptian officials accompany his body to Canaan for proper burial. After the funeral, the brothers wonder, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?”

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Family Reunion with Pete James

North Korea agreed last month to allow 100 people from South Korea to visit North Korean family members for 12 hours. These family members who had been separated for six decades were chosen by lottery to attend the reunion. Imagine, meeting each other for the first time after 65 years apart. There was, as you can imagine, much hugging and weeping. Today’s Scripture tells the story of another such family reunion.

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When God Intervenes, with Pete James

Perhaps some of you can relate to being too stunned to speak. Maybe you can recall a time when you were blindsided by something? Have you ever been shocked by a surprise announcement that rocked your world? We’ve come to the moment we’ve all been waiting for, Joseph decides it’s time to disclose his identity to his brothers who sold him into slavery 22 years ago...

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Pain: The Cutting Edge, Glenda Simpkins Hoffman

I have been reminded that every good story has a conflict that has to be resolved, and that conflict is usually a source of pain that drives the story forward. Characters get stuck in their pain, act out their pain, or resolve their pain in order to change and move forward in life-giving ways. You might say pain is the cutting edge in every story. It’s true for life as well.

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Epic Drama, Pete James

So what does this story have to do with my life? Forgiveness is a good place to start. Our great need is to know we are forgiven and to forgive. Our families need forgiveness. Our marriages need forgiveness. Our friendships need forgiveness.

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The Faith Test, Pete James

It was my freshmen year in college. I was enrolled in Speech 101. We met on the third floor of Slocum Hall. Our first assignment was a five minute speech on any subject of our choosing. While I don’t recall my topic, the speech is still unforgettable to me... I’ve titled this sermon “The Faith Test.” Everybody in our story faces a test of monumental proportions.

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From Prison to Prime Minister, Pete James

Today’s sermon features two dreams. Fortunately, our hero Joseph is really good at interpreting other people’s dreams.

When we left off last Sunday, Joseph has been locked away in prison. He has been falsely accused of rape by his boss’s wife. It doesn’t look good.

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Centered and Soaring, Pastor Stan Ott

Are you centering your life on our Lord, enjoying his Word, the Bible, praying for people and joining in worship? Are you centered among the people of God by participating in the life of VPC? Are you soaring? Are you trusting God to lift your spirit and direct your path as you take the adventure of life our Lord has for you?

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Joseph Principle, Pastor Pete James

We’re only two Sundays into Joseph’s story and already it’s a mess. Father Jacob plays favorites with his 12 sons. Joseph has allowed his favored-son status to go to his head. And his 11 jealous brothers are consumed with hatred for their brother. Today’s story is mostly about sex. I’m not surprised. Sooner or later, I knew this messy story was going to involve sex somehow.

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