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Stephen Ministry    

Welcome to the Villlages Community Chapel

The Villages Community Chapel is a multi denominational Christian Church serving those who live the Villages Golf and Country Club and the nearby Assisted Living Facilities in San Jose, CA.  Our weekly worship service is held at 10AM Sundays in the Cribari Auditorium in the Villages.

A Word From The Pastor

Feeding on the Truth

Author: 
Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

     I remember growing up as a child when my mother fed my baby brother from the table. He was an infant that graduated off of Gerber Baby Food. The food was nourishing but not satisfying to a growing baby who had tasted seasoned food from the table. Life can be unsettling for babies when they are not getting enough of the right foods. They become full for a moment but when strength is required and endurance, they don’t have it.

     During those days my mother did not have a baby food grinder so she did what any poor mother would do. Her method was a little unorthodox, but this is how she fed her hungry child. She chewed the food first to make it palatable for the baby’s consumption, and then she fed him from her mouth with her hand. One could say that it was similar to a mother bird feeding her hungry awaiting fledglings.

     For our human consumption, healthy teeth are required to break down food, especially meats. If you don't have enough teeth to chew the meat you could end up choking.

     Sometimes when conveying the truth to individuals, you realize that they are not mature enough to receive it or grow in faith. For some to accept the solid facts about life, you have to make it palatable, similar to the way my mother chose to feed some of us. She would break it down in such a way that it would be easy for us to swallow.

     On the other hand, there some people who are satisfied with the Gerber Baby Food process. All they need to do is open their mouth and swallow with little effort involved, as apposed to sinking their teeth into the meat and having to break it down for consumption. At some point baby food is good but long term, not good enough to grow a robust and healthy body.

     Hebrews 5:14 NLT “Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.”  Please join us for Maundy Service Thursday April 18th at 7 pm. Meet us this Sunday at the Villages Community Chapel in Cribari Auditorium at 10 a.m. to be encouraged. The chapel is a place for needs to be met, faith to be affirmed and people to love.  We would love to meet you.To learn more about the Villages Community Chapel visit our website at http://www.villagescommunitychapel.org/