PASTOR JIM STONE

Hi BVC’ers! Berryessa Valley Church suffered a huge loss on September 7, 2019, when founding Pastor Jim Stone was called Home to be with the Lord.  He was just a few months shy of his 85th birthday.  I first met Jim when I arrived in September 2012.  I found him to be a very likeableRead moreRead more

PRAISE

Hi BVC’ers! Last time I wrote, I selected WORSHIP as my theme.  Today I want to add PRAISE to that.  Perhaps you’ve never thought of those two words together but they indeed pair up very nicely. So, what is PRAISE?  Praise in the original Greek meant to “sing, tell, give, confess.”  In simpler terms, itRead moreRead more

WORSHIP

Hi BVC’ers! Tonight I’m writing you about a very important topic: WORSHIP. What goes into worship? Probably the most important part is adequately preparing our hearts and minds to worship. Practically, how do we do that? First: I believe you need to arrive early. When our service begins at 10:30 a.m., I believe you needRead moreRead more

PRAYER

Hi BVC’ers!! There’s an old song which contains these lyrics in the very first verse:  what a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.  O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we doRead moreRead more