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Jun 19, 2018

Edmund Burke said, "Evil prevails when good men do nothing." That is the sad story of Eli in 1 Samuel. And it is our story today.

Check out this episode as we look at the contrast between the sons of Eli and Samuel. And we ask ourselves, Now that we know about it, what are we going to do about it?

Apr 21, 2018

Who is Your Hero?

Hannah's Hero

1 Samuel 2:1-2

Hannah had prayed with a bitter heart. Now her heart expresses joy.

Joy is lasting but happiness is fleeting.

Hannah’s joy comes from her position “in the Lord.”

“My horn” is in reference to power.

Hannah’s power comes from her position “in the Lord.”


Apr 12, 2018

The unrelenting prayers of a barren woman changed a nation and the world.

With this lesson, we begin a new study on the Life of King David. I have included below a sample of the sermon handout. 

The Situation

Israel needed godly leadership. Judges 21:25

God used a nobody from a family of nobodies to be an answer to this...

Mar 24, 2018

Welcome to Faith in the Valley. For these show notes, I have attached a sample of my Sunday morning sermon handout. Where the words are underlined I typically leave a blank and then coordinate the handout with the slides.

The podcast episode does not match the Sunday sermon exactly, but they are close. Let's see if this...

Mar 23, 2018

Stephen Colbert defines a fool as "someone who doesn't act according to logic...who doesn't act according to social norms or social expectations of what a human reaction would be."

Today we will study what it means to be a fool for Jesus Christ. You see, being a fool is one thing, but being a fool for Christ...