Do you really trust God? Many of us say we do, but when we look at what God tells us in the Bible, all of a sudden, we discover the truth. Here’s another incredibly challenging and truthful clip from Resurgence 13 Conference. This time, it’s Rick Warren who is being brutally honest with us all.Read more "The Truth About Trusting God"
This week the Resurgence13 conference was simulcast for free and I for one, am thankful it was. I was able to catch much of it and was really blessed and inspired. One of the best messages of the conference, in my opinion, was given by Crawford Loritts. Here is a clip from the message explaining […]Read more "The Gap Between Calling and Who You Are"
This past Sunday, October 27th, we completed our six week, “God Of The Underdogs” campaign at VALLEY Christian Church. It was the first time we’ve had a campaign in the Fall (usually just Spring), so I wanted to take a minute to say ‘Thanks’ to everyone who played a part in making it happen and […]Read more "Sharing The Love"
It’s all too easy to slip into the Christian sub-culture (or Christian Ghetto as I like to call it), and isolate and insulate ourselves from those Christ died to reach, save, forgive and transform. As Christians, we need to make every effort to “Keep It Real” so that we can reach those who do not […]Read more "Keep It Real Y’All"
Last Sunday, at VALLEY Christian Church, I taught on the story of Gideon from Judges 6 & 7. It’s an amazing story where God gives Gideon’s army the victory despite being outnumbered 450 to 1! Gideon was victorious even though he had an Underdog mentality that said, “The Odds Are Against Me”. The climax of […]Read more "Monkey See, Monkey Do"
Yesterday, at VALLEY Christian Church, we took a look at Genesis 32:9-32, when Jacob wrestled with God. It’s an amazing story showing how God touched Jacob, and changed him forever when Jacob confessed to God who he really is. Today, on my day off, I’ve been listening to some old tunes and came across one […]Read more "Wrestling With God"
Really enjoying studying for our “Livin’ On A Prayer” message, as we continue our Summer Playlist series this Sunday at VALLEY Christian Church! “Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible hid from our eyes, Most blessed, most gracious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise. Great Father of glory, pure […]Read more "Our Father In Heaven"
Yesterday in the message, “Emotions That Take The Strong Down” I quoted quite a bit from the writing of Jonathan Edwards. For those who are interested in going deeper in study and reflection, I’ve including Edward’s complete thoughts on the subject below. Although it is lengthy, it is excellent! -GW “The first and worst cause […]Read more "Undetected Spiritual Pride"
It’s great to be back HOME in NY after some time away on vacation. Here are some random thoughts swirling through my mind today as I’ve hit the ground running: It always gives me perspective returning to Georgia (where I was born) and spending time with extended family. This time, we even went to the […]Read more "I’m Back"
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Catalyst conference in Dallas, Texas with four other members of the church staff of VALLEY Christian Church. While there, we heard some incredibly challenging, insightful and thought provoking messages. Below are some of my notes from a lab given by Matt Carter, pastor of The Austin Stone […]Read more "3 Guiding Principles to Live On Mission"