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Mark 4C- Parable of the Seed

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

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. CST 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.

Jude

This power-packed book, only 25 verses long, is a book that has been overlooked because of its length and often ignored because of the use of extra-biblical material. The Book of Jude deals with the urgent need to expose the infiltration of false teachers within these predominantly Jewish Christian communities, while lovingly encouraging believers in Jesus Christ to stand firm and fight for the truth of the Gospel. Jude will steer the believers to remember what has been passed down, soundly, to them so that they may stand clear of the deceptive inward workings of ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing and be reminded of the love of God they have graciously received and to contend well for the faith. Join us as we walk through the book of Jude, verse-by-verse.

1 John

The apostle John wrote to the early church to both encourage believers in Godly living, as well as strongly refute false teaching. In this letter, John encourages the believers as children of God to demonstrate their love for God by loving one another in sacrificial ways and obeying the will of God in avoiding sin and living righteously.

Titus

The Apostle Paul's letter to Titus is grounded in right living produced by a right message - the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul commissions Titus to establish faithful elders in Crete to oversee doctrinal purity and right living among the believers on this Island. This Pastoral Epistle, although written primarily to a young pastor in his role of shepherding, speaks to the urgent need of churches to live out the Gospel truth they know, love and believe. These Elders are set in place to accommodate the encouragement of believers in right beliefs and behaviors, while diligently correcting and combating false teaching and rebellious behaviors of believers within the body of Christ. In this teaching series, Pastor Wesley Livingston presents an expository, verse-by-verse teaching, touching on the history and circumstances of the first century in Crete as Titus is charged by Paul to "set in order" what remains within the Christian network of home churches.  

How to Study the Bible

Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum from Ariel Ministry leads a 2 Part teaching on hermeneutics

Latest Questions & Articles

Can you be saved and an unengaged believer?

When it comes down to being saved, there is a difference between just coming to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior and being saved, versus being a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

What knowledge did the demons have of Messiah?

Demons are not omniscient, they are not all knowing as God is. The demons are hearing about this Messiah, a name they are familiar with. And they are familiar with a “Messiah” because they were created by God. Once Lucifer sinned, 1/3 angels who a...

Was Mary sinless while pregnant with Jesus?

What we have to understand is there is only one perfect person – Jesus Christ. Scripture says “All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). So to exempt Mary would then be exalting Mary with Jesus, which is what we s...

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