Latest Resources

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.


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.


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.

Parable of the Mustard Seed

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.

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.

Latest Questions & Articles

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

First, the Holy Spirit has always been required to bring a person to saving faith and also to glorify God, whether before or after Christ's death and resurrection. It was this way for the believing in Israel: IS. 44:2 Thus says the LORD who made…

Are Swedenborg’s teachings biblical?

Though followers of Swedenborg's teachings and churches are often upright, conscientious and decent people (and though they portray themselves as Christians), nevertheless they are not Christian according to the word of God. After extensive research…

Are prayer stones biblical?

In the opening of chapter 28, Aaron and his sons are identified as the family who will carry the burden of the priesthood throughout all the generations of Israel. The garments described, worn by Aaron, the first High Priest, were specifically intended to mark them for duty.