Gary Derbyshire


March 26, 2020
9 Things People Suddenly Believe Because of COVID-19 that Were Already True
Gary Derbyshire

People are reacting to COVID-19 in all kinds of extreme ways. The worldwide pandemic is making us think things we never thought we would. However, it is also making us believe things we should have already known. Therefore, here are nine things people suddenly believe because of COVID-19 that were already true:   #1 The […]

March 22, 2020
3 Christian Responses to a Pandemic from Philippians 4:4-9
Gary Derbyshire

As Americans across the country are working from home, avoiding large groups, and shielding their older loved ones from physical contact due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the affect on the church has been dramatic. As early as the first week of March, American churches began suspending their main gatherings to prevent the virus from spreading. […]

August 7, 2019
5 Truths About Worship Music Style
Gary Derbyshire

There are plenty of examples of believers in the early church singing (Acts 16:25, Romans 15:9, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, James 5:13), not to mention the institution of the Levite musicians and singers prevalent throughout all of the Old Testament. The first thing the people of Israel did after safely crossing the Red Sea on dry […]

June 4, 2019
5 Godly Criticisms from Older Church Members
Gary Derbyshire

I have been a senior pastor for nine months, so I am not the one to write a book or tell you how it’s supposed to be done. One thing I can tell you is what I am learning. I can’t tell all pastors what to do, but I can tell you what God has […]

May 7, 2019
A Sunday in the Life of a Pastor
Gary Derbyshire

Please don't get sick. At 4:45 am, on Palm Sunday, my alarm went off from my phone by the bedside. It usually takes me about 15 minutes to get out of bed and be functional, and I don’t want anything taking away from my hour with the Lord to begin the day. I sniffed, a […]

November 30, 2018
4 Reasons the Bible Should Drive Your Prayer Life
Gary Derbyshire

Last Sunday, I preached a sermon as part of our God with Us Series called God with Us in Confession from Daniel 9:1-19. I observed that Daniel read in “the books” and the writings of the prophet Jeremiah God’s plan for Daniel’s people while in captivity in Babylon (v. 1-2) and immediately proceeded to give a […]

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