Last night, we had an awesome service at Vision Baptist Church. Every Thursday night at 7:00 pm, our church meets together for the mid-week service. Here is a brief update of what happened last night and a summary of our continuing journey through the book of John.
It was great to hear from several different missionaries last night, including Wayne Cooke, Chris Fies, Kyle Shreve, Mark Coffey, David Gardner, and Jason Holt. We also had a special guest appearance by John Pearson, who just returned from a trip to Peru and the Bible college down there. There were several students who graduated from the college this month. One of the students was the son of a Peruvian pastor who was saved and trained in the ministry. Each missionary was able to give good reports from their field and asked for certain prayer request. Please continue to pray for:
- All the missionaries this Christmas, as they will be missing their families.
- The missionaries who are on deputation, that they will continue to get meeting.
- The missions conference in Chile.
- Jeff Bush’s Church that was broken into
- Medical trip to Peru in 2012
- The Peruvian Bible College and Hunter School
While you might not know everything to expect at Vision, one thing you can count on every service is a message based on Biblical truths alone. The message last night, continuing through the book of John, was about John 6:60-71: True Disciples. As thousands flocked to Jesus, Jesus realized that these people weren’t true disciples. They were people who wanted their needs met and pleasures fulfilled. As Jesus stood facing the multitude, he gave them several hard statements to obey: “You have to eat my flesh and drink my blood.” Because of these hard sayings, almost everyone left Him. Only the true disciples remained. Pastor Gardner talked about the importance of Christians standing strong for the truth. He taught that flesh has no profit, especially in Salvation. The only way to have life is through the work of the Spirit. He also mentioned that true Christians are true disciples. You cannot be one without the other. A true disciple loves and follows Jesus above everything else. Because following Jesus is not a flippant matter. Pastor closed with two convicting questions: Are you in and are you a true disciple? If you were unable to attend, you can visit http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=128112248316 to hear this powerful message!
We look forward to seeing you at 9:30 am Sunday morning for Sunday School and at 10:30 am for the Morning Service!