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Salted with Fire

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.

Cost of Discipleship

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.


We often look at discipleship as a pathway to a particular point in our lives when we obtain spiritual maturity. Worse, we neglect it all together and forge ahead alone. We see the example Jesus set about what discipleship should look like. It is a life-long process of learning from both God's Word and each other. Discipleship is embracing the spiritual transformation that comes through the fellowship and partnership with His people. During this webinar, Pastor Wesley Livingston examines the Biblical example of discipleship and how we are to apply this in our spiritual journey as we live with eyes for eternity.

Joy in Suffering

One of the most common questions throughout the centuries is about suffering. “Why does suffering exist if God is good?” This question has plagued non-believers for some time and is a question that many believers have difficulty reconciling. It is human nature to avoid suffering and seek comfort. But, suffering in this life is unavoidable, and as Christians, we should embrace it.  Pastor Wesley Livingston examines James 1:1-4... Why believers in Christ suffer and what it means to consider suffering as "pure joy".

Mark 6A- A Prophet without Honor

Taught by Wesley Livingston Wednesdays Beginning January 12 at 7:00 p.m. CST

Making Deals With God

ABOUT THE BOOK In a chaotic world filled with upheaval, disappointment and struggles, the opportunity for our best life now is irresistible. Self-help books have become tremendously popular, and they transform obscure pastors and motivational speakers into world-renown life coaches and purveyors of optimism and blessing… but the effect of these books is very different from their promises. In Making Deals with God, we’ll expose the lies of transactional theology and explore God’s sovereignty.

The Gospel of Mark

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. CST Thousand Oaks Bible Church 15801 Jones Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio TX Online followers will see the lessons posted the following week of each lesson. 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.

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The complete fulfillment of all God has promised to us since the beginning, comes in the place of the New Heaven and New Earth. Revelation Chapter 21 begins with John, atop a mountain, seeing the city from a distance describing measurements and d…

Why do people turn to astrology, witchcraft and the like?

One thing we must understand is that all humanity is totally depraved (sin that effects every single part of us) through the fall of Adam. His nature was physically changed thus, why we read in Genesis 3: GEN. 3:6 When the woman saw that the tre…

The Divine Institution: Understanding Biblical Marriage and its Purposes

Biblical marriage, as described in the Bible, is a covenantal relationship between one man and one woman, established by God, with the purpose of companionship, unity, and mutual support. Biblical marriage is intended to reflect the relationship between Christ and His Bride, the universal Church.