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Jul 30 15

by Michael Catt

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God has given me many gifts in my lifetime. I was adopted into a Christian home. I was raised in the church. I had a youth minister who poured into my life. I’ve been blessed in multiple ways, and I’m grateful for every one of them.

But the greatest gift God has given me, outside of my salvation, is my wife. Terri and I were married at a very young age. She was 19, and I was 21. We were both in college and were very much in love.

Tomorrow, July 31, Terri turns 60. There’s no way I can top what she did for my 60th birthday. She’s the ultimate extra-mile, party planner. She never approaches any holiday or party with a “how little can I do” mentality. She’s all out and all in. read more…

Jul 28 15

by Michael Catt

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Last week while driving to the memorial service for Jeannie Elliff, I got a call from a church member. I could tell by the tone that the conversation was serious in nature. The member said they felt led to give $100,000 in memory of Jeannie to the International Mission Board’s offering, praying this gift would be a catalyst for other members and churches to engage in financial support of missions on a whole new level. read more…

Jul 21 15

by Michael Catt

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Words are inadequate. Even the best words seem to fall like rocks on the ground. When you know that someone you love is gone, it’s hard to put into words the memories and emotions that swarm your heart. You’ll have to forgive my rambling thoughts as I try to find the words to express the deepest places in my heart.

On Monday, July 20, Terri and I had the privilege of flying to Oklahoma City to see our dear friends, Tom and Jeannie Elliff. Jeannie battled cancer, off and on, for nine years. Yet she marched through this battle like a graceful warrior. Terri and I tell folks that watching Tom and Jeannie on this journey was an experience in watching how believers are supposed to live life, face death, and overcome it. read more…

Jul 1 15

by Michael Catt

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I’m excited to let you know that we are offering a FREE monthly sermon series download through Sherwood’s online bookstore.

For the month of July, download “Does the Gospel Even Matter?” absolutely FREE. We live in a day when what used to be right is now wrong. People throw around spiritual terms, but they use a totally different dictionary than we’ve used throughout Church History.

Some think it doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as you are sincere. Others deny a literal hell. These are serious, eternal issues. This series shows us why the gospel of Jesus Christ and its proclamation is as important as it has ever been. read more…

Jun 24 15

by Michael Catt

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Having been a teenager during the Vietnam War, I am very familiar with the pain, controversy, disrespect, and lack of appreciation our Vietnam vets have faced – many who were drafted, many who volunteered. There were fellow students from my high school who went off to Vietnam and never returned.

“Faith of our Fathers” is a powerful tool to honor our veterans, while at the same time presenting a clear gospel message of the power of grace and forgiveness. The film features many familiar faces, including Alex Kendrick (Sherwood Pictures and Kendrick Brothers Productions), Ken Bevel (retired Marine captain, Fireproof, Courageous), and Kevin Downes (Downes Brothers Entertainment, Courageous, Moms Night Out).

Buy a ticket for yourself and your family – and give one to a veteran to thank them for their service!