When I came to Village Church almost six years ago, I was going through a time of spiritual darkness. I did not feel the Lord’s presence and felt a sense of condemnation. But through this church (the first church I attended regularly in my adult life), I received a community of genuine, struggling Christians, and Sam’s amazing, gospel-centered sermons, and I learned a lot about God’s grace to me, and how to live a Christian life filled with mercy, forgiveness and grace, rather than law. I am thankful for all the people I have met along the way. You have helped me to see that real Christians do struggle with sin and doubt, and yet God upholds us by his grace. If I have learned anything, it’s that God is telling a wonderful story with all our lives, a story of sin, grace and redemption that draws us into the God-man, Jesus Christ, and his life, death and resurrection for us.
Thank you, Sam for all you have taught me. Thank you, Andreades family, for showing me the dynamics of a loving Christian family, and thank you to all of the members of TVC, for being either a direct or indirect blessing to my life. God bless you all, and may he shower his grace upon you, through Jesus Christ our Lord!