For The Greater Progress of the Gospel

by Ben Averitt

Philippians Sermon Series Philippians 1:12-20 For The Greater Progress of the Gospel Dear Church Family, I sure hope you are enjoying our study through the book of Philippians as much as I am. What an encouragement to know that God, by His Spirit, preserved for His church, letters that were designed by Him to bring […]

A Shrewd Manager

by Matt Harkey

The Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Luke 16:1-13) 16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the […]

The Good Samaritan

by Matt Harkey

The Parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) “25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with […]

An Illustration of Sovereign Grace

by Matt Harkey

The Parable of Workers in the Vineyard or An Illustration of God’s Sovereign Grace (Matthew 20:1-16) “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into […]

Giving THANKS Instead!

by Ben Averitt

How many of us like to be around people who grumble and complain about almost everything? Exactly! Nobody wants to be around people that see the negative or difficult side to every circumstance in life. Try to imagine what it was like for Moses as he, in obedience to God, while leading the children of […]

Happy Thanksgiving

by Ben Averitt

Dear Church Family, Today I am especially ‘thankful ‘ to the Lord for each one of you! The older I get the more I understand the importance and value of that word ‘family’. What a special church ‘family’ God has and is building among us at MVBF. May each of you know the fullness of […]

A Prodigal’s Repentance

by Matt Harkey

The Parable of A Prodigal’s Repentance (Luke 15:11-32) The compassion of God is a subject that must ever be before us. We are so incredibly sinful yet God is so radically compassionate. The Scottish Puritan, Hugh Binning, reminds us of this in this imaginary conversation between a broken sinner and God. “[The sinner says,] ‘I […]

Preach the Word!

by Ben Averitt

Did you know that the New Testament records three distinct judgments that will one day happen to all people? It’s true. As we saw in our passage this past Lord’s Day, Paul uses this fact to cause Pastor Timothy to think intently about the Lord’s call on his life. We see this in 2 Timothy […]

The Kingdom’s Treasure

by Matt Harkey

Parables of The Hidden Treasure and Pearl of Great Price (Matthew 13:44-46) 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in […]

All Scripture is from God

by Ben Averitt

This past Lord’s Day we looked together at a small portion of Scripture that has a rather large impact on all of the other Scriptures in the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17 teach us that ALL of the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, is a collection of 66 letters that were inspired […]