As the BIG conclusion of the year is upon us, it’s really important for churches to leverage the Christmas season to reach out to the unchurched in our communities during this time. There is no other time of year, when the general population have hearts open to the Gospel like Christmas. So what are you […]Read more "Finish Strong – Christmas"
So excited about this week’s message at VALLEY Christian Church, “7 Habits for Spiritual Health“. It’s part of our “TRANSFORMED” series. Click on the highlighted link to see the bumper and to learn more. I hope to see you this Sunday at 8:30, 10:15 or 12:00! Here’s a brief overview from last week “Setting Personal […]Read more "Ready 2 TRANSFORM?"
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"
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"
“You should preach the truth, not just your opinion; you should preach the good news, not just good advice; and you should preach to make the truth real to the heart, not just clear to the mind.” –Tim KellerRead more "What to Preach?"
Saddened to hear the news today of the passing of Ken Sumrall, the founder of the college I attended in Pensacola, Fla and long time pastor of Liberty Church. The four short years I spent under his leadership & influence not only impacted and changed the course of my life but hundreds and thousands of others […]Read more "The Difference One Life Can Make"
My Master God, I am desired to preach today, but go weak and needy to my task; Yet I long that people may be edified with divine truth, that an honest testimony might be borne for thee; Give me assistance in preaching and prayer, with heart uplifted for grace and unction. Present […]Read more "A Minister’s Preaching"
Saw this video on Facebook and it got my head spinning about the possibilities for the Gospel and the church. What do you think? (click on link to view on Facebook). A New Creative CanvasRead more "A New Creative Canvas"
It’s been said, “If you want to be a leader, you’ve got to be a reader”. That being said, The Explicit Gospel is the best book I’ve read in the last 10 years (and I read 10-15 a year). Matt Chandler does an excellent job instructing and reminding Christians what the Gospel is really all […]Read more "The Best Book I’ve Read In The Last 10 Years"