We all have problems

There is only one man who was ever perfect, and that was
Jesus. You and I, we make mistakes, we say things we don’t mean. We do things
that we really don’t want to do. We find it easy to blame others for our own
mistakes. We might get upset when we don’t get our way. No one has ever thanked
God for the construction zone on I-20 (or at least not that I know of). This is
part of being human, we live in a broken world, full of other broken people
just like us. The truth is, we cannot get to the good news of Jesus, till we
address the bad news of sin.

Jesus brings healing, comfort, peace, joy. “Come to me all
who are weary.” Jesus took care of the biggest problem that we had (disconnect
between us and God). Even though we are redeemed, we are still flawed.
Sometimes when we sin, there is earthly consequences. The good news for the
redeemed is that our sin was paid for on the cross by Jesus Christ. While we
still make mistakes, we can walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, and live a
life that is more pleasing to God.

Today, Let us thank God for showing us mercy, and ask Him
how we can show His mercy to others that we interact with.

I’m praying today for your life to be a reflection of God’s

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The Body of Christ

Hello VVBC Family,

     I am thankful for the opportunity to write to you this morning. Today I was thinking about the body of Christ, and how important it is that we work together to accomplish the work that God has called us to. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to serve alongside the VVBC staff and faith family. As we are going through the F.I.F. campaign, God has really been stirring our hearts financially and spiritually. One of the most important things we can do as a church is stay unified in God’s vision for our church. I reference the passage from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, about being the body of Christ. God has gifted everyone in our church for a specific calling, a specific ministry, a specific sacrifice. It is important to know our roles in God’s vision for our church. My prayer is that you will know how to communicate and achieve the calling that God is laying on your heart. I hope you know that we as a staff are always available, so please feel free to contact us. We all have different gifts, and all these gifts are to unite for the common purpose of bringing glory to God through His local church.

I challenge you to ponder a few questions today.

How is God calling me to serve VVBC?

How has God equipped me to serve?

Are there positions that need to be fulfilled that God can use me in?

Am I sharing the Gospel with those around me?

I’m praying for you today, that God would give you a burden for His glory.

In Christ, Bro. Jason

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God’s work is impossible

As I study and read Scripture, I see over and
over God calling His people to do the impossible.  Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David,
Daniel, the Disciples:  God called all of
them and many others to do the impossible. 
He also visited a young woman named Mary and asked her to do the
impossible.  Bear a child even though she
was still pure.  Not just any child, but
the Son of God, the Messiah!  The Gospel
of Luke records her conversation with the angel Gabriel concerning the
child.  I’m reminded from their
conversation how we can face and do the impossible tasks that God calls us to
do.  First, Gabriel told Mary in Luke
1:30, “Do not to be afraid.”  Fear is the enemy of faith.  God tells his people not to be afraid over
300 times in His Word!  We must trust God
when fear overwhelms us.

Second, Gabriel promised Mary that the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit
would cover her.  God provides the Holy
Spirit to indwell and empower His children. 
Just before He ascended, Jesus told the disciples in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
  God never calls us to do the impossible
without providing the presence and the power of the Spirit to do it!

Finally, Gabriel told Mary in Luke 1:37,
For nothing is impossible with
  Mary heard God calling
her to do the impossible.  God promised
His presence and His power to accomplish the impossible.

God’s work is impossible……. for us.  Nothing is impossible for God!  As we continue in our 40 Days of Spiritual
Preparation and consider God’s vision for our church, His work seems
impossible!  It is impossible for us
apart from God.  That’s why we must move FORWARD
trusting God to do the impossible in our church for His
Kingdom through His people for His glory!

The one who
calls you is faithful and he will do it.
Thessalonians 5:24

Bro.Chad Hayes

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Website Design

Greetings Valley View Brothers and sisters.

I hope everyone had a relaxing labor day weekend with friends and family. It is good to be back in the office, and yesterday I had the privilege of working on the church website layout. I have never been much of a website designer, and technology usually wants to work against me. I found myself becoming frustrated with the website for not arranging how I wanted it to. This led me to thinking about evangelism and discipleship. Evangelism is not just something that people are usually naturally gifted at, it takes practice and time. It can sometimes be difficult and frustrating, but Jesus said to do it. The good news is that we are not alone when we share the Gospel with others, the Holy Spirit is there to lead and guide us. I want to encourage you today to share the good news with someone, and depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you through the conversation. Beautiful are the feet that share the good news.  

In Christ,

-Bro. Jason

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of my favorite verses in the Bible is Psalm 150.


“Praise the Lord!


            Praise God in His sanctuary;

            Praise Him in His mighty firmament!


            Praise Him for His mighty acts;

            Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!


Praise Him with the sound of

Praise Him with the lute and

Praise Him with timbrel and

Praise Him with stringed
instruments and flutes!

Praise Him with loud

Praise Him with clashing


Let everything that has
breath praise the Lord.


Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150 NKJ


love how the Psalmist writes and lists specific instruments ranging from light
strings to loud trumpets and cymbals. But did you ever notice the last
verse.  He goes on by writing “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” That
includes us as well. 


through the book of Psalms David makes reference to us making a joyful noise
and singing to the Lord.  This should be
our daily part of worship and our corporate worship as well.  God loves to hear our songs especially when
we sing to Him.


Night, August 25 @ 6:00 pm followed by a time of fellowship will an opportunity
to “Make a Joyful Noise.” This is our
3rd Annual Gospel Homecoming Night. 
There will be banjos, guitars, keyboards, drums, upright bass, mandolin,
singers and more.  You will be in for a
treat as we share The Gospel through music. 
Bring a friend!


closing listen how Leslie Brandt writes Psalm 150 from the book “Psalms/Now.”


            “We call upon all men to praise the Lord:

                        those who preach to proclaim His love;

                        those who sing to glorify His name;

                        those who can shout or whistle

                                    or write or paint

                                    or dance or play musical

                                    or pound on drums or ring bells

                                                to join in

                                    the majesty of our great and
loving God.”


Brother Andrew


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Reflecting on Sunday’s Sermon

Good morning Valley View Baptist,


I am thankful for the encouragement that I have received from Valley View after my sermon Sunday. We need the Holy Spirit to bring about conviction for our sins. We are often under the impression that as we get older, that sin will become less of an issue. In a way, it does, as we grow in Christ, we notice how God begins to rescue us from certain addictions/struggles that we have had in the past. However, at the same time, we also become more aware of other sins in our lives that we need to repent from. Following after Christ is truly a daily task, daily we need to depend on Him, and daily we need to repent from sins that He reveals to us.

 In Luke 19, the tax collector, an outcast to those around him, but a man in need of divine intervention from Christ. There is hope for those that are in Christ. Never stop praying for those around you who do not know Christ. Be the light of Christ to those who are outcast in your group. Remember that in order to reflect Christ, we must first be spending time with Him ourselves. We draw from the strength of the Holy Spirit when we spend time in prayer, read the scriptures, and take steps of faith and engage those around us. You will never become good at sharing Christ with others if you never practice.


Praying for you always, and always here to serve you. Praying for your boldness!

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Bro. Jason

Email: Jason.sheridan@valleyviewbaptist.com

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As Another Birthday Approaches



Greetings my Valley View friends,

     It is hard to believe that I am soon approaching my first official month on staff. I am constantly encouraged by the work of the Lord in your lives, and beginning to see fruit in our church. While we have been attracting new families to our church, I would like to encourage you to not give up inviting your friends/family/co-workers to experience a relationship with Christ. As my birthday approaches this Wednesday, I would like to reflect on the reality of this verse that I read earlier today. 

Our time on this earth is referred to as a “vapor/mist” (James 4:14) in comparison to the eternity ahead. Nothing makes you reflect on how quickly life goes by till your birthday comes around. 

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” -Isaiah 40:8      This scripture makes me thankful that my life should be built on the word of God. Despite some of the challenges that occur in my life, despite the changes in our culture as a nation, there is always something that Christians can bank on for support. We can bank on the truth and endurance of God’s word.

I am thankful for God’s grace and His provision for our church family. Please do not hesitate to email me, or call me if there is anyway that I can be of assistance to you. It is a privilege to serve on staff and alongside you. Let us strive toward God with confidence and boasting in the cross of Jesus Christ.

Much Love,   Bro. Jason

Email: jason.sheridan@valleyviewbaptist.com


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