We need a phone system that can receive multiple lines in and then have multiple extensions. I have never asked for any help like this on this blog but I thought that maybe some of you might have some connections or could help us. If you have any way to help meet this need please […]
Archives for November 2008
As I read some Baptist history today I came across the idea of the two bears in the same house by Charles Spurgeon and so I looked it up. This is the story. I want to have these two bears in my house. I know that I have not always been very kind to others […]
As I read this note I thought to myself how much my heart longs for men to be raised up in and through our ministry like this man. Hungry to preach. Hungry to get the gospel to people. He is working in Texas way back when it had to be much harder than it is […]
I am sitting here thinking of all the wonderful things that God has done in my life. I love Thanksgiving Day. It is my favorite holiday of the year. It is a time that we focus on God and all that He has done for us. I just wanted to share with you all that […]
by George Washington, first President of the United States Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor–and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me `to […]
We are very rich here in the US and no matter how bad things get we are still rich compared to the majority of the world. Just think of where you are and where you could be and give thanks. source of the notes As I prepare for Thanksgiving, one image is burned into my […]
Trent All day yesterday I looked forward our churches Thanksgiving Service. We have some wonderful cooks in our church. Also, I love the variety. Every meal at our church looks like an â€œinternational dinnerâ€ from a missions conference. I am so thankful to be part of such a diverse church. The main reason I was […]
I haven’t seen him in years but Pastor Hardin and his church were our faithful supporters for many years as we were missionaries in Peru. As you read the article below you will see the horrible situation and know how to pray. My family and I ate lunch on a Sunday afternoon in their home […]
Could I challenge you to do something very special this year for Thanksgiving. Not only should you be in church and thank God for all He has done but how about trying to make a list of at least 4 or 5 people that God has used to bless and impact your life and then […]
Thanks to Anne Lundy for sending me this link It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize […]
As I prepare for the message on Sunday AM at Vision I am reading Charles Spurgeon’s message on this passage! What a wonderful truth-in Jesus I present to God a perfect obedience and so those Old Testament promises are mine–We are a blessed people. Do you know the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and […]
Wow what an article! This makes two articles real close together that Philip Bassham has written that I think are just out of this world. I hope you will take the time to read it. We can all make a difference though we may not be the smartest or the sharpest we can do a […]
People often waste their lives on things of little consequence. I hope you are not doing that. What will it matter what you have as toys if you haven’t accomplished something important and eternal with your life. I would hate to get to the end of my life or so many years and then figure […]
Lots of exciting things are on the agenda so be sure and mark your calendar! This coming Tuesday at 6:45 pm we will have our Thanksgiving Meal! I am really looking forward to a special time together, testimonies, food and fellowship. Dec. 18th (Thursday Night) – Evangelist David Smallwood will be preaching! You are going […]
Philip Bassham is on our church staff here at Vision–purely volunteer (no salary at all)! He is a tremendous blessing to me as pastor and to our entire church. I love what he wrote on his blog and so here it is-but you can watch a video if you will click on his blog. God […]
I had a wonderful time today planning the Summit and a message I believe that God wants me to preach! We were working out some of the skits and activities that go with the message. I truly believe that God is going to do something wonderful. Have you made plans to come–free up your calendar! […]
I just got an email that I thought would be great for each of you moms of little girls to consider: Also Iâ€™ve been looking into modesty and issues pertaining to that because of Abbie. Iâ€™ve found some good books you might want to pass along. Secret Keepers (for 12 and up) â€“ by Dannah […]
This Sunday we will be giving our Thanksgiving Offering that John Pearson mentioned several times this month. Betty and I prayed it over and came to an amount. We are so thankful to God for what He has done in our lives through Vision Baptist Church! This is going to be a great Sunday and […]
O God, I have tasted thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I […]
How I beg God for these days again! God do it again–raise up 10,000 missionaries and send them to the world with the wonderful news of Jesus Christ. source I am reminded of the Student Volunteer Movement which between 1850 and 1950 sent out nearly 10,000 missionaries. Many of them left their home with their […]
The next great wave of missions, starting about 1850, was to inland areas, led by Hudson Taylor with his China Inland Mission. Taylor was a thorough-going nativist, offending the missionaries of his era by wearing Chinese clothing and speaking Chinese at home. His mission was one of the few that actually began to persuade Chinese […]
source I just got the above cartoon in a blog and thought it was sure appropriate for this week as we prepare for a special Thanksgiving Offering at Vision. Did He get all of you?
The World Evangelism Committee of Vision Baptist had a meeting yesterday afternoon planning the Summit. It was a very special time. We prayed and talked over all the things that God is doing in and through all the young people that are serving Him around the world. We worked on the schedule and plans for […]
I am giving Twitter a try. I will be using it for about 30 days to see if I see any benefits. If you would like to get on the band wagon or follow along you can sign up to follow here. I will be blatantly honest–my goal is to raise world evangelism awareness.
Just thought that I would remind you that He has made us all priests and we need to do everything as the Lord commands! Did you go alone and wash your feet this morning? Did you consider the fact that as you go about today you are doing so based on the fact that you […]
RICHARD FULLER, D.D. Born at Beaufort, S.C., April 22d, 1804 Converted in Beaufort, SC in 1831 Called to his reward on high on the 20th of October, 1876. He carried the gospel to men and women regardless of their skin color–In his first church he had about 200 white people and 2400 black people! He […]
Everybody is getting to be so oily, so plastic, so untrue, that we need a race of hardshells to teach us how to believe. Those old-fashioned people who in former ages believed something and thought the opposite of it to be false, were truer folk, than the present timeservers. Charles Spurgeon
“There are a lot of Christians who are halfway fellows. They stand in the door, holding on to the Church with one hand while they play with the toys of the world with the other. They are in the doorway and we can’t bring sinners in. And, until we get some of God’s people right, […]
BY STACY HAWKINS ADAMS TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF Republished from 1997 profiles Long before slavery was abolished in the United States, Lott Cary bought his freedom and became the first American missionary to Africa. He helped found Liberia and established the first missionary Baptist church on the African continent. Cary was born about 1780 in Charles City […]
The following information comes from here! The writer is Terry Whalin! I found it to be very interesting and want to challenge you to be a reader! Reading the right books could do a great work in your heart and life. Over a year ago in these entries, I gave some reading statistics from bestselling […]
We had the privilege of having several missionaries with us tonight, Chris Gardner, David Gardner, Mark Coffey, Mark Tolson, Jeremy Hall, Aaron B, and Tony Howeth. They all gave a word of testimony and it was a blessing to have them. Then Adrian Burden preached and did a great job. I think the entire church […]
Today after Robert Canfield got out of his class he grabbed a quick lunch he brought from home and then we headed to Scottish Rite hospital to see a couple of children from our church. Olivia Wampler-daughter of Joe Wampler-has had brain surgery to remove 2 tumors. She is now taking radiation treatments. She is […]
Today our youngest son turns 23 years old. He has been a blessing and joy to us since the day he was born. Not sure what makes the difference–maybe I was older and didn’t stress so much about having to be the perfect dad or maybe he was just exceptional but David has been a […]
Michael Hyatt has written a great post on “10 Benefits of a Recession.” Here is a clip from it and you need to go read the rest! However, I also believe that every cloud has a silver lining. Itâ€™s just part of my worldview. So here are at least ten benefits of the current recession: […]
As a dad of 4 and now granddad of 11 I think that I have earned the right to share some experience with my close friends. It is very important that you spend time with your children. You want to grow your friendship and strengthen that relationship with all that is in you. Your goal […]
Julio Soncco, our son in law, is a missionary out of Vision. His grandmother is at the point of death right now. Please pray for Julio and family in these trying times. Betty and I do not know her and we understand that she is quite elderly. That is really all we know. Please pray!
This Thursday night we will have Adrian Burden with us. I am looking forward to having him with us and hope that you will invite others to come and be with us. Facebook me!
Sunday was an exceptionally good day all round. Several people have told me that in emails and in person. In the morning we had Philip’s grand dad sing and he was a blessing to everyone. Glen Phipps has been greatly used of God for many years and was a tremendous blessing both in the morning […]
I just read “Billy” an inspiring story of the life of Billy Graham that really glorifies God. Charles Templeton tells the story. He was one of the “greatest preacher” of his time. In the story a reporter tries to dig up dirt on Billy Graham by interviewing a man who parted company with Billy Graham […]
I just found a very interesting web page that might help you to put some things in perspective. The news loves to keep us all excited so sometimes I like to just look at the past and some facts. How about the following which can all be checked out by clicking here on The Misery […]
Last night Barak Obama was elected president of the United States. There are several things you should know about this election as God’s people. Psa 75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. Psa 75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up […]
This Sunday night at 6 pm we will have a special group singing with us. They are called the Buttermilk Biscuit Boys. Pastor Derik Lawrence and Victory Baptist Church of Loganville had them and Brother Derik told me that he would definitely be having them again. They will sing on Sunday evening in the service […]
Adrian Burden is a missionary with Rock of Ages Ministries. He will be with us on November 13, 2008. He will be working with the Juvenile Department. I am excited about having this young man with us and want to ask you to be praying for this special evening.
by David Lundy I always count it a privilege to stay in touch with our missionaries in Africa. God is really blessing the ministries and the families. Not only are the ministries growing, but so are the families. A B, Tyler Masters, Kevin Hall have new additions to there families, but now we have Keith […]
Now I do not think that Satan much cares to destroy us Christians physically. The soldier dead in battle who died performing some deed of heroism is not a great loss to the army but may rather be an object of pride to his country. On the other hand the soldier who cannot or will […]
Check out Philip and let me know what you think in our choice of music leaders. He does a great job and has apparently come a long way. I am sure we would all enjoy your impressions of such a fine young man!
I try not to hype the days that we have at Vision but I thank God for all that He is doing. Yesterday was one of those that days that I felt especially blessed. God gave us a good attendance, one profession of faith in the adult service from the week before, and a tremendous […]
Dear Pastors and Praying Friends, This prayer letter is going to sound a little different than the others that I send. We have had so many things going on this month. Faith Baptist Church had a great month last month where we saw close to 40 people get baptized. It is so exciting to see […]