I guess this will be the last post this year! God has been so good to us. We have seen Him work in so many ways, souls saved, baptisms, growth, prayers answered, needs met, etc. It has been a good year! I know that some of you have been through some hard times but God […]
Archives for December 2008
Genesis 37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go? Sometimes it seems that we just can’t get straight what ought to be our concern or our priority! This verse is found in the story where Reuben comes back to find that they have taken […]
We had great message tonight from David Young, our son in law and missionary printer, tonight! He preached from 1Samuel 1. He talked about how God remembered Hanah! If you missed the service you missed a blessing. See you Sunday-don’t miss the service!
Tonight, Tuesday December 30, 2008, we will have our mid week service instead of our usual Thursday evening service. We will continue with and finish up Lord willing the Christmas Quiz. Service starts at 7:15 pm and I hope to see you there. Thursday through Friday the church staff and I hope a good number […]
Genesis 30:27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. Laban speaks to Jacob at the end of one of his contracts and says the above verse-I have learned by experience […]
The following quote is taken from an article Churches More Informal, Diverse than a Decade Ago at the ChristianPost.com. Along with the diversity, however, leaders of congregations are older, on average, than they were in 1998. The median age of the head clergy has increased from 49 in 1998 to 53 in 2006. Furthermore, congregations […]
When I read the following verse I think of young wives that are unable to have children. They lie in bed and cry on their husband’s chest. They beg God for a child. They know that it is not in their power to make it happen-they must trust God. Their heart nearly bursts. Every time […]
Genesis 28:20-22 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my fatherâ€™s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And […]
This devotional is for our teens and singles. I am not sure you understand the word spite in the title so I thought that I would give you a definition. It just might be a word from the old days and we old people. They used to say when I was a kid-don’t cut off […]
â€œYou blame me for weeping, but how can I help it when you will not weep for yourselves though your mortal souls are on the verge of destruction, and for aught I know you are hearing your last sermon, and never more have an opportunity to have Christ offered to you” – George Whitefield
Genesis 24:14 ….let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; … Here is a tremendous thought for all of our single people. Abraham had sent his servant looking for a wife for Isaac. The servant prayed asking God to show him the woman God had appointed for Isaac. The story […]
Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. The great truth of salvation is that you have no offering in your hand when you appear before God for salvation that can be of any value whatsoever. Abraham maybe even […]
Source “At a 2003 meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, two thirds of the 350 divorce lawyers who attended said the Internet played a significant role in the divorces in the past year, with excessive interest in online porn contributing to more than half such cases. Pornography had an almost non-existent role in […]
The following information comes from an article with the same title as this blog. You can click here and read the entire article. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ makes a difference. I know that social work will never get the job done but when I read of an atheist that realizes the […]
Two of the sweetest young people I know just announced that they will be having a baby. They are missionaries to Peru that we support here at Vision. I wanted to ask you to pray for them. Congratulations guys! We love you
Genesis 18:9 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. Several questions come to mind from this verse: Does God […]
Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. As I read this morning this verse jumped out at me as I plan […]
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. The serpent, being used as a tool by Satan, has just deceived Eve. God comes and gives the promise to Eve that her seed will […]
Betty and I once again wish all of you a very special Merry Christmas. I am in my brother’s house in Tennessee with David and Stephanie Young and 6 kids, my parents and two sisters are on their way over. We will be here until about 1 and then drive to Georgia to be with […]
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO-SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER! I want to challenge you to watch the following video. It deals with pornography. You should watch it and get others to watch it. We love you at Vision Baptist Church and want to help you! Please don’t just feel guilty-God has the answer and can give you victory! The […]
Betty and I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. God has been so good to us now for many years. We are blessed to serve at the Vision Baptist Church with the most wonderful people in the world. This is our Christmas card to all of you telling you that […]
Do you know how exciting it is to read the Word of God on a regular basis? I believe with all my heart that we have the very Word of God today. I believe that He still speaks to us through His Word. If you believe that the question would be do you read the […]
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. We can have victory as Christians right now! Here is a three step description of how to defeat Satan and live in victory. We need victory because […]
Forsyth County has been bumped to second place in the state of Georgia by Oconee County. Even in these trying times for the USA and the world those who live in Forsyth County are still blessed. Wow, what a crushing blow to be moved to second place as the wealthiest county in the state of […]
I guess I could get just a little carnal (joking) and tell you that we have had a Vision Baptist Fantasy Football league this year amongst some of our church people and other friends. I had never played anything like it and really know little to nothing about pro football. I just figured that Robert […]
Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Have I? Do I live my life without consciously thinking of Him and His plans for my life? Do I get up and get busy about MY day without considering what He might have for me to do? Have I […]
All of you that have a heart for reaching the world with the gospel will have to watch this video. May God call more men and women to take the gospel to the Muslims. source
Go here to hear our girls singing this morning. What a privilege to have people like them and like you. I am sitting here listening right now. God bless them very much.
As you know we just had Evangelist David Smallwood with us this past Thursday night. He did a great job preaching on Charity-Love from I Corinthians 13:1-3. He has started a blog and I wanted to invite all the Vision family to check it out as well as the missionaries, pastors, and other friends that […]
We had a great opportunity to go caroling at the Cumming Nursing Center on Saturday. About nine of us came up from Vision Baptist Church, and after rounding up some of the residents, we sang carols with them for about an hour. Scott Newton and Karlo Paver took turns playing the guitar, and Bro. Jonathan […]
While I was in Argentina with Sam-his office sent some special muffins to the office as a Christmas gift. Some of the guys got in and ate some before Betty was able to rescue them. Might need some discipline there on those that stole the muffins!!! But today Allison C took the cake for needing […]
The following is a video clip with some great insight into soul winning. I honestly do not know the man in the video or anything about his show but I loved the video-It is well worth your time.
We are having a Pastor’s Retreat to discuss the cause of world evangelism. You can get more information by clicking here. We want to invite you to be a part of our 5th annual Pastors’ Retreat for World Evangelism. This year we hope for a very special time in the mountains of Tennessee as we […]
Christmas was not a holiday in early America. From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was actually outlawed in Boston. Anyone exhibiting the Christmas spirit was fined five shillings. Congress was in session on December 25, 1789, the first Christmas under Americaâ€™s new constitution. Christmas wasnâ€™t declared a federal holiday until June 26, 1870. […]
Watch this video. It will take 15 minutes of your time! It is well worth it. “Volition (n)- The act of making a choice. Sometimes the choice of inaction has consequences stronger than we could ever imagine. Throughout history, men have been faced with difficult choices in a world that makes it easy for them […]
God has blessed Vision greatly by giving us such a tremendous man of God as Trent Cornwell. I did not know if you were reading his blog. It is called Ministry Fertilizer. He has been discussing Ministry Mistakes that he has made as a youth pastor. You should check them out. Since he serves in […]
Last night Evangelist David Smallwood preached at Vision. One of the things that he said put me to thinking. He said that if you are shy or timid then it can often be a thin veneer over pride-because you are worried about what people think of you. That hit home-actually though you want believe this-I […]
Check out this article about evangelizing Morocco. A guy name Tyler from Ohio is involved clandestine missions. You will want to read this since our church has some guys that are interested in reaching the unreached in North Africa.
I was listening to a podcast this morning about church planting. The speaker said that every church should know from the very beginning that the goal of the new church that we just started is to start more churches. Did you know that? Did I make it clear that Vision Baptist Church is not just […]
Its neat that the Bible is trueâ€¦ Philip just wrote that article and you should read it. It is wonderful when you see how that God’s Word so proves itself.
I was asked this question in a recent email and thought I would send you the brief, quick answer that I sent out! This might cause quite the storm on each side of the issue, but here is the answer that I gave: The Bible does not say that it is clearly wrong to drink […]
We will be holding a Baptist History Seminar with Dr. Bob Dalton January 28-30, 2009. I wanted to let you get to know Dr. Dalton a little before he comes. Dr. Bob Dalton is married to Jane Dalton and has four daughters–Heather, Rebekah, Rachel, and Erin. Dr. Dalton pastored for eight years, has served as […]
Do not miss this Thursday night when Evangelist David Smallwood will be preaching. Be here at 7:15 pm sharp. He will sing and preach! We have known Brother Smallwood for a long time and God is greatly using him. I hope you will be here and bring a friend.
link to book on Amazon This is the first Max Lucado book that I have ever read. My son and many others often tell me how good his books are but I usually read what I might call a heavier book or a book more for the ministry that I have. I read this book […]
Happy Birthday to our newest family member, Katie. She came into David’s life and was just what he needed and the most wonderful answer to prayer. Katie has filled our home with laughter. She lights up a room when she comes in. I thrill because as a dad your dream is that someone will love […]
source In justification the sinner stands before God as the accused and is declared righteous. In redemption the sinner stands before God as a slave and is granted freedom by a ransom. In forgiveness the sinner stands before God as a debtor and the debt, having been paid, is forgotten. In reconciliation the sinner stands […]