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Discipleship

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".

Why People are Leaving the Global Church

True genuine faith stands the test of the times. As the pandemic continues to weaken, we are seeing a drastic decrease in Church attendance worldwide.  As the culture around us continues to change, the global Church must face the growing question: Where are the Millennials going? How will the global Church respond amidst the decline in Church attendance and increase in secularism. We must do, historically, what the Church has always done – remain faithful to preaching and teaching the Gospel.

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.

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.

Latest Questions & Articles

Salvation without conviction?

We must first gain a stronger understanding of salvation and the three tenses in which scripture speaks to salvation in its entirety. We can best describe salvation in the expression of three tenses, (Past tense, Present tense, and Future Tense).

What's the best way to point someone from a mid-trib belief to pre-trib?

Understanding Pre-Tribulation

Explain Covenant Theology

Can you explain Covenant Theology?

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