Jeremiah 32:17-19 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, […]
Archives for May 2009
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. God is in the midst of disciplining Israel. They have violated His principles and are feeling His anger. Yet in the midst of that discourse about their […]
Dear Vision I am excited about all that God has planned for us here today. We recognize our graduates in this bulletin and so I hope you will take the time to congratulate each one of them. This afternoon we have our quarterly youth service. The entire service will be under the direction of Pastor […]
Our very own young people will be in charge of the service here on Sunday evening. Pastor Trent Cornwell and our teens will be in charge of the service. They do this every fifth Sunday night. I have not heard anything but raving complements from our people about these evenings. So mark your calendar and […]
Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. God was so tired […]
A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?” The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children and then all mankind was made.” Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, “Many years ago there were apes, which evolved into monkeys, from […]
Betty sent me this. Still trying to figure out what she means by it!
Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. Jeremiah had gotten discouraged. He was mocked because he […]
That will be the title of the message for this Thursday night. As I sit here studying I came across a great quote from John MacArthur: If we do not understand our problems as being discipline that the Lord sends for our good, we cannot profit from them as He intends. Our reactions cannot be […]
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful […]
Jeremiah 14:13 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. Jeremiah 14:13-16 is a horrible story. The prophets are liars. The people believe them. God is not only angry with […]
“Faith, if you like, can be defined like this: It is a man insisting upon thinking when every thing seems determined to bludgeon and knock him down. The trouble with the person of little faith is that, instead of controlling his own thought, his thought is being controlled by something else, and, as we put […]
JT writes a great article about the work in China. I hope you will take the time to read it. Click here!
This message originially was over 7,000 words long and since I know that many of you would never read that much, I have edited it to the greatest points. You will not want to miss reading it though it is still very long. DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, JANUARY 30TH, 1859, AT THE MUSIC HALL, ROYAL […]
Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait. We should be people of integrity. We should speak the truth in our heart. Psalm 15:2 Jeremiah was tired of the way Israel, God’s people, were […]
Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. God was speaking to the nation of Israel. He promises to give them pastors, shepherds, leaders that will be the kind He wants. They will feed His people with knowledge and understanding. These are pastors […]
Robert Rhyne Armstrong May 23, 2009 1:20 PM – Show original item Just as we were letting go of some things around the house to raise money for Peru, we were hit with something that might have made it impossible for me to even go to Peru. We didnâ€™t make a killing at the yard […]
Christian, as he was so are you also in this world, and as he is so shall you also be. Christâ€™s triumph is the triumph of every true and right principle; it is the triumph of every true and right heart. You will have to suffer for it. There is no victory to be achieved […]
Jeremiah 1:4-9 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I […]
Kathryn graduated from High School today. I do not have enough words to thank God for this young lady. When we first started the church she got into the ministry with all of her heart. She has been so kind and helpful. She has been a friend and an example to many. She has been […]
Dear Vision I am so excited as today we finish up the Hall of Faith Series. We will be looking at The Courage of Faith. It takes great courage to believe God and obey Him in spite of circumstances and obstacles. I know that right now you are dealing with issues that make it hard […]
howeth May 22, 2009 11:20 AM – Show original item Last night I had the privilege in taking part in an Ordination service for David Gardner, missionary to Peru South America. Below is some things I gathered and put together that you may be able to use. May our hearts burn today for the Word […]
Last night we had an incredible service! We had our Commissioning & Ordination Service for David Gardner. We will post pictures soon. Our missionaries wanted to let David know how much they believe in him. Many sent in letters, others sent in video clips. If you did not get your letter into David and Katie’s […]
by Ralph Winter The Queen Mary, lying in repose in the harbor at Long Beach, California, is a fascinating museum of the past. Used both as a luxury liner in peacetime and a troop transport during the Second World War, its present status as a museum the length of three football fields affords a stunning […]
Isaiah 61:1-2 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year […]
Ralph Winter was a mission’s mobilizer. He lived a wartime lifestyle to help get the gospel to the world. He challenged everybody everywhere by his writings and teaching. He went to heaven on May 20th. Many people may not even know who he was but he did all in his power to get the gospel […]
Dear Pastors and Praying Friends, As we look back at what God has been doing recently, we stand in awe at His greatness. Recently, we have seen the Lord work mightily through special services, personal evangelism, discipleship, and youth work. On March 17-22, Tony Howeth preached our Gospel Mission (Spring Revival). God really blessed through […]
Below is a message I preached while traveling as a missionary. I first preached it in Ica, Peru at a Bible College graduation because they assigned me the subject. I love the truths taught in this message. I want to preach this Sunday but already used it at Vision in a mission’s conference last year. […]
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. In the previous verse He tells the lost man to forsake his way of […]
Dean Herring is pastor of the South Valley Baptist Church in Kuna Idaho. The dad Jason Herring is pastor of North Valley Baptist Church.
Just to keep you up to date. Yesterday I was honored and privileged to preach at the Georgia Pastor’s Fellowship at University Baptist Church. Pastor Gary Ledford gave me the invitation. I had the privilege of preaching with Pastor Scott Caudill of Canaan Baptist Church. It was a great time and God really blessed. I […]
One of the most godly families I know is that of Dean Herring and his children. They pastor and work in Idaho. I have known Dean for over 30 years. He has always had an impeccable testimony. His grandson Josiah just went to Heaven today. The entire Herring family lived out the Christian faith in […]
Isaiah 50:5-7 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not […]
Isaiah 45:21-22 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, […]
Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. The passage is a promise to Israel. Israel is the people of God. Today we […]
Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths […]
Philip and Lori are engaged to be married. I hope you will be praying for them.
China Survey Trip from Mark Tolson on Vimeo.
I just read this book. I review books for Nelson Publishing and have to say that I enjoyed this one more than most of the others that I have read. The book gives you ideas on how to lead and do business based on principles the author Michael Franzese learned as a mob boss. The […]
Dear Vision I am excited about all that God is doing. He has been magnifying Himself here in our church. Today we will look at Defeating Death by Faith and see how three ordinary men were able to die in faith. Actually their death bed may have been their finest moment. Are you ready to […]
Isaiah 37:14-20 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, […]
Danielle just graduated from Pensacola Christian College this week. She is a super fine young lady that God brought to our church. She is an encouragement to all. Major: Missions Minor: Teaching English as a Second Language Congratulations, Danielle. We love you!
The following came from David Lundy. I thought it was worth your reading! Maybe you should be a list of ten type people that should go. Mr. Desire to Serve Mr. Submissive Heart Mr. Believe their truly is a place called Hell. Mr. Yokefellow Mr. Elbows (a construction term when you have to get a […]
In light of the summer season of Short-Term Missions (STM) trips, these ten â€œdo notsâ€ from George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization, are helpful reminders. Short-term mission trips have become very popular and many churches run their own programs. Some churches want all their members to go on a trip. source Having been involved for […]
One of the most important days in a preacher’s life is the day that he gets ordained. It is the time that people recognize that God has called you and set you aside for the gospel ministry. David Gardner will be ordained on May 21, 2009. I want to invite all of you that are […]
Well I asked Philip for a picture to put here but he is too busy with other things. I am sure you noticed last night that he was not with us at church. He is in Texas. He just got engaged. We do not have any other details really but he will be getting married, […]
I am not sure that I understand what the word normal means. My life is always in a turmoil but for now things will settle down for the next several weeks. No more long trips until July. No more being away from home and Vision for a few weeks. I will be able to get […]