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Esther

COMING SOON! New series to be released July 15th.   God never forsakes His people and this truth is demonstrated throughout the fascinating narrative given in the book of Esther. Although the book does not contain the name of God, it profoundly draws the reader into a deeper understanding of His sovereign control over world events through the entirety of history. Esther and Mordecai are elevated in the royal court during the reign of King Ahasuerus, also identified as King Xerxes I. Their lives reflect a dedication in following God, even at the risk of personal destruction, resulting in the defeat of a terrifying enemy of the Jewish people before being brought into positions of honor within the royal court. Their loyalty to each other and to God displays a beautiful example for God’s people to stand firm for what is right in every situation of life. VBVMI hosts Annette Armstrong's presentation of Esther.

Parables of the Hidden Treasure & Costly Pearl

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure - It is often assumed by many in evangelical circles that the church has somehow replaced Israel (Replacement Theology) because of her rejection of Messiah in the first century. However, a clear reading of scripture shows us otherwise. God still has a plan for His chosen people, Israel and that plan is distinct from the Church. Jesus addresses Israel’s current position within the present Church-Age through the illustration of a hidden treasure having been set aside for a time, yet not forgotten for its future retrieval. Join VBVMI as Pastor Wesley teaches the significance of Jesus’ parables in Matthew 13 and how the Hidden treasure explains God’s redemptive distinctions between the Church Age believers and Israel. The Parable of the Costly Pearl - The Parable of the Costly Pearl is one that has been a part of much interpretative efforts over the years. To best understand the cost of the pearl requires that we examine the flow of the parables in the order in which Christ gave them. As we consider the Parable of the Costly Parable, we will see how a parallelism is drawn between that of what the Lord is doing within the Church-Age in addition to His retrieval of His Hidden treasure, Israel. Join VBVMI as Pastor Wesley teaches on God’s precious possession of both His first born, Israel, and His possession of great cost, the Church. Webinar given as part of VBVMI's Parable Series.

1 Kings

After the death of King David, his son, Solomon, took the throne over a united Israel. Under Solomon’s leadership, Israel saw her rise in size and glory. Within this rise came Solomon’s greatest accomplishment - the building of the Temple. The construction and grandeur of the temple brought about worldwide notoriety and respect towards Solomon and Israel as a whole. However, amidst this great rise emerged a great fall due to the divided heart of the King. This divided heart eventually led to a divided Kingdom (The Northern Kingdom – Israel versus the Southern Kingdom – Judah). Join Pastor Livingston as VBVMI dives into an in-depth study of the history of the divided kingdom.

Parable of the Leaven

Leaven in scripture is often synonymous with sin, so it’s no wonder why Jesus utilizes leaven as an example of the progressive period of growth within the Church Age to emphasize the growing corruption within Christendom. Within this teaching of the Parable of the Leaven, we will understand the necessary measures by which believers must entrust themselves to the study of scripture and to be weary of false teaching within the Church. Join VBVMI as Pastor Wesley addresses corruption within the universal churches today regarding certain biblical doctrines that have caused many in the faith to go astray. Webinar given as part of VBVMI's Parable series.

Ecclesiastes

The book of Ecclesiastes reveals the introspective journey of one who desired to enjoy the best of life in the temporal sense and to also leave a lasting legacy of his life for others. In these pursuits, he tried everything imaginable to achieve his goals, yet by the end of his life, he sadly discovered that not only was he not able to achieve this by his wisdom and efforts, but the very pursuit of these goals was empty and reflected a life lived in vain. The author’s desire is to guide others away from these mistakes and to seek instead the things of true lasting value. We are to mature from the temporal perspective of life to an eternal perspective and completely trust in the unknowable sovereign God of the universe and His ordained perfect plan.

Philippians

Noted as Paul’s most affectionate letter, the book of Philippians captures Paul’s immense love and care for the Philippian church. In this book, the Apostle Paul centers his writing on the believer’s need to remain resolute amid great suffering. The theme of his message centers on the joy found in Christ in all things. In this verse by verse, expositional study through the book of Philippians, Pastor Livingston will show how the Apostle Paul, through great compassion, hopeful confidence, and loving warning, steers the believers to experience true joy in living, serving, knowing, and resting in Christ. Note: Philippians 1A is an introduction to the book, originally presented by former Pastor Stephen Armstrong.

Mark 6A- A Prophet without Honor

The Verse by Verse Ministry Conference 2024

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What caused Old Testament believers to do anything righteous or pleasing to God?

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Are prayer stones biblical?

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