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Valley View Baptist Church's Podcast
Mar 8, 2020
The Gospel according to Luke part 32
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 12:13-34 and what Jesus' interaction with those around him teaches us about what it really means to find our hope in Him in both good times and bad.
Mar 1, 2020
The Gospel according to Luke part 31
This week as we return to our study of Luke pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 12:1-12 and how the hope in the believer should be built upon a real internal work of the Spirit rather than a mere outward appearance. He then builds upon that truth to consider how that foundation of hope should propel us forward to build relationships with our community to discover the hope that is found in Jesus.
Feb 23, 2020
A Celebration of Faithfulness
Sunday, February 23rd, 2019 was a special day in the life of Valley View Baptist Church. We celebrated God's providential faithfulness in guiding us to paying off the note on facility renovations a year early. Pastor Wes' message that morning led us to begin with Hebrews 10:23-24 and consider the Biblical view of our Lord's gift of faithfulness and how that should spur us forward in our lives.
Feb 16, 2020
The Gospel according to Luke part 30
This week pastor Wes applies sound hermeneutics and exegesis to Luke 11:14-54 to lead us in discovering what the account of supernatural events recorded there tell us about Jesus' deity and to understand how it applies to us today in the supernatural work that happens in the hearts of believers as they are brought to repentance and faith.
Feb 9, 2020
The Gospel according to Luke part 29
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at our Lord's teaching about prayer recorded in Luke 11:1-13. He highlights that the teaching there isn't about specific words we are to repeat but it is instead about principles and perspectives about where our hearts should be when we pray. It all points to the truth that prayer doesn't change God. It changes us.
Feb 2, 2020
The Gospel according to Luke part 28
Pastor Wes returns this week to lead us in looking at Luke 10:25-42 and how the principles of God's law regarding how we show mercy to others should be viewed in light of the parable Jesus shares and how that defines the community we're called to build relationships with. We also consider where our focus should be when we serve based upon the principles in the account of Mary and Martha and how that focus also ties back to the principles of the Law.
Jan 26, 2020
The Gospel according to Luke part 27
We resume our journey through Luke's Gospel account with guest speaker Nate French. He leads us to examine the principles in chapter 10:1-24 that we can apply to our mission to build relationships with our community to discover hope in Jesus.
Jan 19, 2020
Stewarding Our Talent
This week pastor Wes concludes our Stewardship series by leading us to consider our gifted and developed talents which come from God through His Spirit and how we can use them in the service of building His Church. Every believer has at least one talent to employ and we are all called to use it as the Lord leads us.
Jan 12, 2020
Stewarding Our Treasure
In the second of our series on stewardship pastor Wes begins in Mark 12:41-44 and leads us to examine how we should steward our material blessings when we look at them through a Biblical lens. It is important we do not allow the world's views on material things to influence our perspective in these matters.
Jan 5, 2020
Stewarding Our Time
We begin 2020 with a series looking at stewardship. That word has begun to take on a negative connotation in our society. Pastor Wes begins this week in Psalm 39 and leads us to consider how we steward the one resource we cannot access any more of: our time. He challenges us to commit a portion of that time to activities that glorify God.
Dec 29, 2019
Hope in the New
In the final message of 2019 pastor Wes leads us to consider how the hope we have in Jesus is forever new and how that newness propels us forward on our mission to serve Him.
Dec 24, 2019
Christmas Eve 2019
In our Christmas Eve service pastor Wes encouraged us to emulate the example of Mary in Luke 2:1-20 and take a moment to treasure in our hearts the wonderful truth of our Lord taking on flesh and living among us. It's something we should do often.
Dec 22, 2019
In a sort of crescendo to our series looking at the hope found in Jesus pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 2:22-33 and how we see there a hope that is eternal.
Dec 15, 2019
Hope for All
This week we again look at Luke 2:8-20 as pastor Wes leads us to look at how the Hope of Jesus is available to all who will repent and believe in submission to His call.
Dec 8, 2019
Hope in the Everyday
This week pastor Wes continues our series about the thrill of the Hope believers have as he leads us to look at Luke 2:8-20 and consider how Jesus brings hope to every day of our lives both good and bad. Yet there is nothing everyday about that hope in the sense of it being mundane. It's amazing and everlasting and completely sufficient for wherever we are in life.
Dec 1, 2019
Hope in the Unexpected
In the first of our series looking at the thrill of hope we celebrate this Christmas season pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 2:1-7 and how the events recorded there show us that while much in life is unexpected to us nothing is unexpected to the Lord. He then applies it to show how that truth is foundational to the hope of the believer.
Nov 24, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 26
This week we wrap up chapter 9 as we survey Luke's Gospel account. Pastor Wes leads us to examine Luke 9:46-62 and consider what these events tell us about the cost of following Christ and how we are called to gratefulness rather than greatness and service rather than superiority. We apologize for the short break in audio around the 12 minute mark. A microphone had an unexpected battery failure.
Nov 17, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke Part 25
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 9:28-45 and what the events recorded there reveal to us about Jesus' glory, goodness and grace. He then leads us to consider how those truths apply to our lives in how we respond to them.
Nov 10, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 24
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 9:10-27 and how this important text teaches that claiming Jesus as your Lord carries a high cost but also brings an immeasurable value.
Nov 3, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 23
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Jesus' sending of the twelve in Luke 9:1-9 and what that example shows believers today about our commission to declare the love and hope of the Gospel to everyone we encounter.
Oct 27, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 22
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at two stories of Jesus' healing in Luke 8:40-56 and see how that shows us He is the only hope for healing from our deadness in sin.
Oct 20, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 21
This week pastor Wes returns to lead us through Luke 8:22-39 and to see how the stories presented there show us Jesus is completely sufficient to carry us through any adversity external or internal. Especially adversity brought on by our enslavement to sin.
Oct 13, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 20
This week guest speaker Dr. Scott Guffin leads us to continue our survey of Luke's Gospel account. We look at 8:1-15 and focus on what is commonly known as the parable of the sower. But Dr. Guffin challenges us to understand that we are in reality the soil. We should pray that our Lord works on us and makes us the good soil that yields much fruit.
Oct 6, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 19
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 7:36-50 and how that story shows believers that God's mercy isn't based upon human standards or anything we have, can or will do but is instead because of His amazing Grace and Love which is found in submission to Jesus.
Sep 29, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 18
We return this week to our journey through the Gospel according to Luke. Pastor Wes leads us to look at chapter 7 verses 18-35 and what it teaches us about the reality of doubt in our spiritual lives and how the hope we have in Jesus is the only sure way to overcome it.
Sep 22, 2019
Vision Series part 2
In part 2 of a series looking at Valley View's vision of our mission pastor Wes gives us four principles to keep in mind to help us live it out day by day. Him -- Look up -- Have a high view of God. -- Isaiah 40 Me -- Look in -- Have an accurate view of self. -- Psalm 51 We -- Look around -- Have a commitment to us. -- John 13, Ephesians 4 Them -- Look out -- Have a heart for the world -- John 3, Acts 1
Sep 15, 2019
Vision Series part 1
In the first of a two part series pastor Wes reviews the last year in light of our mission statement and its Biblical basis. He then looks ahead at how the hope in Jesus to be discovered through building relationships is both for those who don't yet know Him as Lord and for those who already do.
Sep 8, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 17
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at our Lord's teaching in Luke 6:47-49 and healing in Luke 7:1-10 and what those events show us about how deeply our hope should be rooted in the Word and how that is the source of our ability to live the Christian life.
Sep 1, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 16
This week pastor Wes examines another section of the sermon on the mount in Luke 6:27-45 and how Jesus raises the standard of what it means to be a disciple yet also gives us hope to make that burden light.
Aug 25, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 15
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 6:12-26 and see how Jesus' teachings there give us up and call us to humility, obedience and compassion for those not here yet.
Aug 18, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 14
This week pastor Wes looks at three events recorded for us in Luke 5:33-6:11 and how they tell us what true submission and obedience to Christ is rather than mere outward rule following.
Aug 11, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 13
This week pastor Wes leads us on a walk through Luke 5:12-32. We consider what this passage tells us about our Lord's power to forgive, heal and change and how that calls us to submission and obedience to Him which is the pathway to eternal hope.
Aug 4, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 12
In the 12th look at Luke's Gospel account pastor Wes leads us to consider Jesus' calling of His first disciples in 5:1-11 and what that story tells us about submitting to His lordship and sovereignty in our lives today.
Jul 21, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 10
This week pastor Wes leads us to look at Luke 4:14-30 and our desperate need to accept the Lord on His terms rather than those we define. What a great hope can be found in the truth that God isn't like us but is instead so much more.
Jul 14, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 9
As our survey of Luke's Gospel account continues pastor Wes looks at what the lineage of Christ's humanity means as he faced temptation but didn't sin. Primary text from Luke 3:23-4:13
Jul 7, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 8
Our journey through Luke's Gospel account continues with chapter 3:1-22. Pastor Wes leads us through a thorough look at John the Baptist's message of repentance and baptism and what that all means for believers today.
Jun 30, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 7
Pastor Wes leads us through a very educational look at Luke 2:41-52 and how the story of Mary and Joseph losing young Jesus teaches lessons that apply to the life and calling of the believer today.
Jun 23, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 6
This week pastor Wes looks at Luke 2:22-40 and how the coming of Jesus changed everything.
Jun 16, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 5
This week we looked at Luke 2:1-21 as pastor Wes explained how this familiar story is key to the Gospel and the hope that can be found in Jesus.
Jun 9, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 4
This week pastor Wes looks at Zechariah's obedience displayed for us in Luke 1:57-80 and how it calls us to obedience in our mission to help others discover hope in Jesus.
Jun 2, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 3
This week we continue our journey through Luke's Gospel looking at the wonderful revelation of God's plan in Luke 1:26-56.
May 26, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 2
The second in our journey through Luke's Gospel. This week pastor Wes looks at Luke 1:5-25.
May 19, 2019
The Gospel according to Luke part 1
Pastor Wes introduces our walk though the gospel of Luke with a look at Luke 1:1-4.
May 12, 2019
Re: Mission, Re: Vision part 3
In the last of the three part series looking at the vision and mission of Valley View Baptist Church pastor Wes uses Colossians 1:24-29 to look at how the Lord has uniquely gifted us to call others to the hope that is found in Jesus.
May 5, 2019
Re: Vision, Re: Mission part 2
In the second of the three part series looking at the mission statement of Valley View Baptist Church pastor Wes looks at our mission through the lens of 1 Corinthians 9:19-27.
Apr 28, 2019
Re: Vision, Re: Mission part 1
In the first of a 3 part series looking at the vision and mission of Valley View Baptist Church pastor Wes begins by looking at the general vision of a local body of believers as defined in Matthew 28:18-20.
Apr 21, 2019
Victory Lap 4
In wrapping up the Victory Lap series on Easter Sunday pastor Wes looks at the victory that was the resurrection of our Lord and how it should fill us with awe and hope. Primary text from Matthew 28:1-10.
Apr 14, 2019
Victory Lap 3
In the third of the Victory Lap series pastor Wes looks at the victory in the crucifixion. Primary text: Matthew 27:33-54.
Apr 7, 2019
Victory Lap 2
In the second of the Victory Lap series pastor Wes examines the heart of a servant leader as modeled by our Lord in John 13.
Mar 31, 2019
Victory Lap 1
In the first of our series entitled Victory Lap looking at the events in the life of Jesus near the Crucifixion pastor Wes looks at the events at the home of Lazarus in Bethany recorded in John 12.
Mar 24, 2019
Philippians 4 - The Secret is Out
In the last of our series in Philippians pastor Wes looks at the secret of the hope that the Christian has in the Lord.
Mar 17, 2019
Philippians 3 - Be a Sell-Out
In the 3rd of our series on Philippians pastor Wes looks at how much more valuable Christ is than anything we might hold in higher esteem. Even if we don't realize we are.
Mar 10, 2019
Philippians 2 - Shine Bright
In the second of our series in Philippians pastor Wes looks at the call of Christians to shine brightly as lights of the world.
Mar 3, 2019
Philippians 1 - Bloom Where You Are Planted
In the first of our series in Philippians pastor Wes looks at what Paul teaches about living for Christ. Primary text: Philippians 1.
Feb 24, 2019
This week pastor Wes looks at the Biblical command to love others. Primary text from Mark 12:28-31.
Feb 17, 2019
This week pastor Wes looks at how we should love God because of how he loved us. Primary text from Mark 12:28-30.
Feb 10, 2019
Worship Through Your Life
In this week's look at worship pastor Wes examines how it should manifest in our daily lives. Primary text from Romans 12.
Feb 3, 2019
Worship through Giving
Pastor Wes continues our look at worship with a Biblical view of the call to give back some of our blessings to the source they came from. Primary text in 2 Corinthians 9:7,11-13
Jan 27, 2019
Worship Through Prayer
In the third message of his series on worship pastor Wes looks at worship through prayer. Primary text from 2 Samuel 7:18-22.
Jan 20, 2019
Worship Through the Word
In our second message in pastor Wes Braswell's series on worship we look at worship through the Word of God. Primary text from Nehemiah 8.
Jan 13, 2019
Pastor Wes begins a series on worship by defining for us what it looks like using Psalm 96 and other Psalms.
Jan 6, 2019
First Things First
Pastor Wes Braswell brings a message from Ezra 3:1-7 as we look ahead at 2019 and consider what we should be putting first in priority.
Dec 30, 2018
New Year, Same You
Pastor Wes Braswell's last message of 2018 looking to the year ahead through the lens of the identity God grants the believer. Primary text from 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 with cross references in 1 Peter 2, Romans 8, Romans 5, Romans 6 and Ephesians 5
Dec 24, 2018
Pastor Braswell's Christmas Eve message. Primary text from Luke 2:1-20
Dec 23, 2018
The Love of Christmas
Pastor Wes Braswell's last message in the 2018 Advent season looking at the Love expressed in the incarnation. Primary text from Matthew 2:1-12.
Dec 16, 2018
The Peace of Christmas
This week pastor Wes Braswell looks at how we can find true peace in a world that often isn't very peaceful. Primary Scripture from Luke 1:26-38.
Dec 2, 2018
The Hope of Christmas
Pastor Wes Braswell begins the time of Advent by looking at the Hope we have in Christ. Primary Scripture from Matthew 1:18-21.
Nov 25, 2018
Story, Where Life and Jesus Intersect part 4
The last in a series from pastor Wes Braswell looking at lives changed by an encounter with Jesus. This week we look at Paul who's encounter with Christ changed from from a murderer of Christians into the greatest evangelist. Primary Scripture in Acts 9.
Nov 18, 2018
Story, Where Life and Jesus Intersect part 3
The third in a series by pastor Wes Braswell looking at Bible stories where an encounter with Jesus altered the course of lives. This week's focus is on the woman at the well in John chapter 4.
Nov 11, 2018
Story, Where Life and Jesus Intersect part 2
The second in a sermon series by pastor Wes Braswell looking a Bible stories where lives were changed by an encounter with Jesus. Scripture from Mark 2.
Nov 4, 2018
Story, Where Life and Jesus Intersect part 1
The first in a sermon series by pastor Wes Braswell examining Bible stories where lives were changed by an encounter with Jesus. Scripture from Mark 5:1-20.
Oct 21, 2018
Pastor Wes Braswell delivers a message on having trust in God. Scripture reference Matthew 14:21-33.
Oct 14, 2018
Back to the Basics part 5
The final message in pastor Wes Braswell's look at the early Church. Scripture references in Acts 2, John 6 and Romans 10.
Oct 7, 2018
Back to the Basics part 4
Part 4 of pastor Wes Braswell's 5 part series on the early Church. Looking at prayer this time. Scripture references in Acts 2, 4, 12 and Matthew 6.
Sep 30, 2018
Back to the Basics Part 3
Part 3 of pastor Wes Braswell's 5 part series on the early Church. Looking at the breaking of bread this time. Scripture references in Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 11.
Sep 26, 2018
Back to the Basics
Part 2 of a 5 week series looking at the early Church. Scripture references in Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 12. Also this video is shown and discussed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adubrj3yya8
Sep 16, 2018
The first of a 5 week series by Pastor Wes Braswell on the basics of the early Church. Scripture references in Acts 2 and Psalm 19.
Sep 9, 2018
Crossing the Jordan
Sep 2, 2018
Working for a Living
Pastor Wes Braswell delivers his first Sunday morning sermon at Valley View Baptist Church in Leeds, Alabama. Referenced scripture: