Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. God did not put His promise nor His Word far from them. He brought it near. He made it something within reach. He is doing the same thing in the New Testament with […]
Archives for March 2015
Deuteronomy 24:22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing. They had been slaves in Egypt. They had been mistreated. They were now free but they, nor their children, were never to forget. It will help you love others if you […]
Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken. When a Jewish man first got married he was to work […]
Deuteronomy 14:25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: When God was teaching His people about their offerings He told them to take the offering of the increase of their fields, etc. They were […]
Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. […]
Deuteronomy 4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget […]
Deuteronomy 1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it. God placed […]
Numbers 25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor. The men who went after the other god had to die. Maybe even harder was the fact that the leader had to kill his own men that had made that bad decision. There is […]
Thank you card from one of Vision’s newest missionaries, Jamie Smithey to Chile.
Numbers 19:15 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. God told His people that a vessel that was not covered would be contaminated if death or sickness took place near it. Covering the dish would save the contents. An open dish would be contaminated from the germs in the […]
Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! How quickly we forget all that God has done for us. The children of […]
Numbers 9:14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the Lord; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land. When the […]
Numbers 5:2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead: 3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst […]
Numbers 4:49 According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the Lord commanded Moses. They all had different jobs to do. Each had his service and his burden. This is […]
Leviticus 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me. We need to realize that we do not own anything. It all belongs to God. We are only here temporarily. That will help us do a better job of managing things that […]
Leviticus 18:3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I […]
Where do we even start? What a wonderful day! We call our anniversary service “Celebration Sunday” and it most certainly lived up to its name! Starting at 9 am the church building was buzzing with activity. People were there setting up their classes, bringing in food, and ready to greet our visitors. We had just […]
Leviticus 14:21 And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil; God didn’t limit salvation to […]
Leviticus 8:34 As he hath done this day, so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you. Are you reading that? The Lord commanded. The Lord wanted it done. The Lord was making an atonement for you. It was not man’s plan but God’s. Salvation is not man dependent. It is […]
Leviticus 1:4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. This burnt offering would go and make atonement for the person. They were to put their hands on his head. This was to recognize that this animal was […]
Last night we took time to remember the sacrificial death of Christ by observing the Lord’s Supper. We were walked through the New Testament and was reminded of the perfect birth, life, and death of Jesus. Last night was extra special to us all because we had Ben Thomas lead us in the Lord’s Supper. […]
Exodus 35:10 And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the Lord hath commanded; God gave us the skills that we have. He made us wise hearted if we are. He gave us the talents we have to serve Him. Are you considering how to use your talents for Him?
Exodus 30:37 And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the Lord. This verse helps us understand the word holy. The perfume was to be made only for the Lord therefore it would be holy for […]
Thank you card from Matt Smith, our missionary to Morocco.
Thank you letter from the Canfield’s.
Jason King, our missionary to South Africa wrote the church a postcard giving an update of his support. Continue to pray for them as they travel on deputation.
Exodus 28:2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. I find it amazing that God would want to make special garments for the man of God that would bring glory and beauty. These garments would cause men to honor the man of God. We think of the […]
Exodus 20:23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. God is bigger than any image could ever picture. He is the Creator God. He stands above all else. He stands on the outside of our entire existence. He is before us and after us. […]
Exodus 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so. Pharaoh has said that he has no respect for the God of Israel. He has […]
Exodus 7:4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. God knows the future, today, and yesterday. They are all the same to Him. He has promised […]
Exodus 1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. The children of Israel are now in Egypt. Joseph has died. Now the leadership that knew Joseph personally has all died. This will bring harsh changes into the lives of God’s people. There is one thing that you can be […]
I Peter 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, God made a plan to rescue us from sin long before we were ever born. As you read the Old Testament you see the shadows of the truth that will be revealed in […]
Prayer Letter from the Stephen Underwood family, our missionaries to South Africa. I want to start this month’s prayer letter by saying thank you all for your faithful support, both financially and prayerfully! Over the past several weeks, I have been beyond blessed to receive texts, phone calls, and emails from God’s people just letting us […]
Genesis 45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. Joseph was able to love his brothers though they had severely mistreated him. He was able to forgive. He was able to continue in the ministry. The way to continue […]
Submitting to authority is submitting to God. March 1, 2015 Text: Romans 13 To help our parents stay informed about what their students are learning during the Student Bible Fellowship time at church we are providing an overview of the lesson from this Sunday for you. Submitting to authority is tough at any age, […]
Jake Taube wrote this on his blog. I wanted to make sure and share it with everyone of you. Also at the end of the article you will see that I want to give away several copies of the book. Read on to see how to get your own free copy. Last week was an exciting one […]
Genesis 40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. Joseph had helped the butler. The butler forgot Joseph and did not help him. I can only imagine how that made Joseph feel. If you are in the ministry of serving people then you know that you have been forgotten. People have […]
Thank you card from Sam Wilson to Vision Baptist Church. We greatly enjoyed having him with us.
Genesis 36:7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle. They had so much stuff that they had to separate. It is a sad thing when stuff gets in the way of a relationship. Our desire for […]
Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. They wrestled till the breaking of day. The real wrestling was Jacob learning that he was not able to do the ministry in his own ability. The breaking was Jacob breaking as he realized how […]
Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. Abraham had lied about his wife […]