The Parable of the Mustard Seed has been a parable often emphasizing the small beginnings of Christendom in 1st century AD to the large outgrowth that is seen today. However, as we trace Christ's parabolic progression of these parables, from start to finish, we will see that there is more to the Parable of the Mustard Seed than meets the eye. Pastor Wesley teaches the significance of this parable and what the Mustard Tree and the birds taking shade under the tree mean in the grand scheme of all eight parables of Matthew 13.
Webinar given November 2023 as part of VBVMI's Parable series.
In part one of this webinar series, we will tackle some of the parables in Matthew 13. Through these teachings God reveals His interim plan for the mystery Kingdom and the Church. Due to Israel's rejection of the Kingdom offer, the Kingdom was postponed. Jesus explained the spiritual conditions that would now be unveiled in the Kingdom's absence. When we take a full, harmonious view of these parables, we will gain a clearer view of the inter-advent period. Join us for this great teaching followed by a Q&A session with Pastor Wesley Livingston.
God is committed to our spiritual growth. The Bible teaches us that God's discipline is a reflection of His love for His children. We cannot expect trials and circumstances to bypass our doors simply because we are believers. We learn from scripture these trials are what develop our faith and maturity in Christ.
Pastor Wesley Livingston explores what Jesus means when He said, "everyone will be salted with fire", and more specifically, how we are to respond as Christ followers.
This teaching from May 2023 is followed by a Q&A session with Pastor Livingston.
For many, discipleship is a program to be participated in. However, discipleship is also a daily walk to die and be conformed into the image of Jesus. Suffering is not the prerequisite for salvation – that is fully accomplished in placing faith in Christ alone. However, it is a requirement for discipleship. In this webinar, Pastor Wesley Livingston examines the scriptures to learn what it means to daily carry our cross.
This teaching is followed by a Q&A session with Pastor Livingston.
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Arguably noted as the first Gospel to be recorded, the Gospel of Mark is a rapid fire, action-packed account addressed to Roman believers, more specifically, Gentiles. In writing to Roman Gentiles, Mark omits Jewish elements and makes fewer references to Old Testament text.
Mark's Gospel is filled with action from the start of the first chapter as John the Baptist is introduced on the scene to make way for the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. After 400 years of silence after the book of Malachi, the Jewish people were long awaiting their Messianic King.
What was thought to be a triumphal entry to usher in the Messianic Kingdom was the triumphal entry of Christ ushering in a new humanity by way of suffering and dying on a cross. Along with VBVMI's previous studies in Matthew, Luke, and John, we will see a full picture of Jesus' life, personhood, work, and ministry on earth.
Mark presents Jesus as a suffering king and in turn encourages believers of Christ to obey both in word and in deed. Join us as we walk through the Gospel of Mark, verse by verse.
Is my deceased family looking down on me and protecting me while they are in heaven?
Unfortunately, contrary to proof in the scriptures, many people suggest that passed believers will be looking over or watching over their family members after death.
While many people claim that our relatives in Heaven are looking down on us (kee…
In short, we must look at the character of someone proclaiming Christ to the public and calling himself a teacher of God's word. In our research we found many red flags that should lead one to move away from Mr. Hovind's teachings. Although we agree…
First and foremost, it is important to understand the Biblical perspective of salvation:
ROM. 10:8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” — that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
ROM. 10:9 that…