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One
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
trumpet;

Praise Him with the lute and
harp!

Praise Him with timbrel and
dance;

Praise Him with stringed
instruments and flutes!

Praise Him with loud
cymbals;

Praise Him with clashing
cymbals!

 

Let everything that has
breath praise the Lord.

 

Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150 NKJ

 

I
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. 

 

All
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.

 

Sunday
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!

 

In
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
instruments

                                    or pound on drums or ring bells

                                                to join in
celebrating

                                    the majesty of our great and
loving God.”

 

Blessings,
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

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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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