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Heart For The House - Welcome 2014!

Kelsey Jones

Warning! This post contains quite a few videos!

Proverbs 29:18 "Without vision the people parish." 

Seeing as we've entered 2014, we thought it might be helpful if you are visiting our site to get a glimpse into all that's happening in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Vision stirs up faith, and faith demands action. One of our codes here at Valley Family Church is "we are building a movement, not a monument."  We understand the power and importance of unity, and to kick off the new year, we are in our annual "Heart For The House" series. VFC staff, congregation, and volunteers are inspired and encourages as Pastors Jeff and Beth share the vision God has laid on their heard, and where our church is headed for the next year!

Here's a look at 2013 at VFC:

Here is the promo we are using for our January 2014 Heart For The House Series

This is week one of Heart For The House - Pastor Jeff is sharing from the perspective of the spiritual mom and dad of the house. Enjoy! 

"Getting a Grip on the Basics" in Farsi

Kelsey Jones

We are blessed to hear from Pastors Dave and Sheila Murphy from the UK. They have a wonderful outreach ministry to Iranians seeking asylum. They are sharing the love of God and helping these Iranians grow in their faith by taking them through "Getting a Grip on the Basics" in their native language of Farsi.

Would you like your own FREE download of "Getting a Grip on the Basics" in Farsi or many other languages?

If so, just go to: www.gettingagriponthebasics.org www.jeffandbethjones.org

Billion Soul Network - Helping People Get The Basics

Kelsey Jones

This past week, Beth Jones has been working on something close to the heart of JBJ Ministries - that is, "helping people get the basics!" 

Recently, Rev. James O. Davis, Founder of Cutting Edge Ministry and Cofounder of the Billion Souls Network asked her to shoot a 15 session video course titled, "How to Teach the Basics" to help train and equip pastors and church leaders through the Global Church Learning Center - an Online Bible School that trains nearly 40,000 pastors around the world! Beth and the team just completed this project and are now editing each session. We are trusting God to use her course––and all the courses on the GCLC site––to equip thousands upon thousands of believers to grow in their faith and to fulfill the great commission!  For more information check out:  www.globalchurchlearningcenter.com

 

Manchester, UK

Kelsey Jones

Jeff and Beth spent the past 5 days in Manchester teaching and preaching at World Harvest Bible Church and Rhema! After 12 sessions they are on their way home & excited to be back in the USA! The 12 sessions included: WHBC church leadership and staff training, session for Rhema Bible Training Center Alumni on church growth, ministering at the annual Encounter Conference hosted by WHBC and speaking at Sunday church services - it was a rich time of ministry and they were able to catch some sightseeing in Manchester as well!

Here are some images to sum up the trip:

Thanks for the hospitality World Harvest Bible Church!

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One Big Happy Family

Beth Jones

 “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free--and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:13 NKJV

Beth and I have been blessed by the opportunity to teach and preach around the world and no matter where we go we are reminded that the gospel we share is not an American gospel. It’s not a white gospel, a black gospel, an asian or hispanic gospel, it’s just THE gospel. The truth is that God so loved THE WORLD, that He sent His son Jesus to die for it, all of it. Which simply means that there is just ONE body of Christ around the world-- making us one big happy family.

We are one body, one Church and we’re one family. The good news about the “good news” is we’ve got family all over the world. We may look different, we may talk different, and we may even express our worship to God differently, but no matter what - Jesus is at the center of it all. 

So today, let’s pray for our family around the world. Let’s say a prayer for those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus, because they are family. Let’s pray for those who are called to missionary work around the world, because they are family. As the Lord leads you today, let’s lift up the Christians in other nations, because they are family. Let’s lift up the pastors and churches that are preaching Jesus around the world, because they are family. And remember this passage:

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”  Matthew 24:14

Let’s be a part of this worldwide gospel now and then look forward to the greatest family reunion ever, when we get to heaven!

 

-Jeff Jones

Self Esteem - "What's Your Price?"

Beth Jones

What are you worth?  It’s time for you to see yourself as the valuable person you are! I meet too many women with a low self-worth; women who don’t feel good about themselves.  They live so far below their potential; it’s a shame.  They put up with such abuse and disrespect; it’s heartbreaking.  They are sad, mad and sometimes bad. It’s a waste of a valuable lifetime.  The experts say that nearly 90% of the population has a low self-image. So, consider this your pep talk!  

You are worth a lot...and it’s time you start acting like it.  You are more valuable than you realize.  You need to see yourself the way your Creator does. God’s view of you is found in Proverbs 31, “A worthy woman who can find?  For her price is far above rubies.”  Notice the price?

How much are you worth?  What price have you put on yourself?  Your value is far above rubies.  Have you priced a ruby lately? Did you know the value of the finest ruby far exceeds that of a diamond of corresponding size and quality? Your value is far above rubies.

The value of something is determined by the price someone will pay for it.  A few years ago, we were dickering with the street vendors in Mexico City and I had to decide if the marble chess set I was considering was worth $15.00.  Of course, it was––so, I bought it!   What’s your price?  Your value has been determined by the price Someone was willing to pay for you.  Obviously, God thinks your worth more than rubies as He’s paid quite a price for you.  Let’s not insult God by thinking less of ourselves than He does!

What’s the most expensive thing you own?  How do you treat it?  Do you let others insult it, criticize it and beat it up?  How about giving yourself the same respect you give your expensive trinkets?  Don’t settle for anything less. If you were up for auction on EBay, what price would you demand?  Don’t cater to the low bidder.  It’s necessary for the success of your life to have a healthy self-worth.  You don’t have to be a narcissist.  But the reality is that you can’t truly value and love others until you love and value yourself.   

You high school, college and single girls need to get this––many married women need to get a hold of this, as well. Think rubies!  Set a high price on yourself.  Don’t give yourself away for free.  Make those boys pay...pay you with respect, pay you by being a gentleman; pay you with self-control and courtesy.  Don’t cheapen yourself by giving your heart or body to some sweet talking young man for nothing more than a glass of wine.  Respect, value and save yourself for the man that will recognize your worth and be willing to esteem your value.

You are God’s jewel and highly valued…don’t you forget it!

Freedom

Kelsey Jones

"Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed." John 8:36

On this day, take a moment to pray for our nation and leaders. Remember God's promise to us: "Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed." God bless America!

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