Finish Strong – Christmas

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 […]

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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 […]

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Wrestling With God

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 […]

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Undetected Spiritual Pride

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 […]

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I’m Back

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 […]

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What to Preach?

“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 Keller

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A Minister’s Preaching

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 […]

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