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  • Art Good

    Contributing sermons since Jun 5, 2007
Art's church

Valley View Wesleyan Church
Roanoke Virginia , 24012
540-366-5053

About Art
  • Education: I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Ministry and Youth Ministry from United Wesleyan College of Allentown, PA. Later the Pastoral Ministry department merged with Indiana Wesleyan University and Houghton College. I was ordained in 1987 in the West Michigan District of the Wesleyan Church.
  • Experience: I have been a youth Pastor outside of Philadelphia PA, as Assistant Pastor in battle Creek Michigan, A senior Pastor in Jackson Michigan, a Church Planting Pastor in Buffalo New York, an Associate Pastor in Erie Pennsylvania, and most recently (and hopefully lastly) I am the Senior Pastor in Roanoke Virginia. I have been deeply involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Erie PA., taught and led leadership seminars in PA for the United methodist Church, and have done leadership training for numerous secular businesses throughout Pennsylvania.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: These sermons have been written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, with the help of numerous outside sources. It is my prayer that God will speak to you through the Words, and you will be changed.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "The Compassion of Jesus", "Let it Flow", "What’s In A Name?", "Dropping the Weight", Look Who’s In The Family Tree", Helping Others Find Eureka!"
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The story of Telumechus the small monk who inspired the end of "The Games" which cost thousands of Christian’s their lives. It reminds me what God can do with someone who prays (and means) Today I am your humble servant. Guide me in the way I should go and I will not depart from it!"
  • Family: I am happily married with 7 children ranging from one in her mid twenty’s to my youngest son who is 8 years old.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My father has only heard me preach by CD or tape. He is my biggest supporter! His best advice; Preach what God tells you and you will be successful.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife tells me all the time that she is blessed to have married a man who can still keep her on the edge of her seat after all these years with sermons that are new, fresh and exciting!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach from the overflow! Spend time with the Word, be familiar with it. Live with it. See the world through the lense of that particular passage. Only after you have satuarated yourself with it, and are so excited about the truth you have read that you must preach it...preach it!
  • Books that have had an impact: The Purpose Driven Church, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Ministries, What’s So Amazing About Grace, Next Generation Leaders,
  • Hobbies: Reading, drawing, basketball, softball, spending time with my wife and children!
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: If I knew it was my final sermon I would tell them to "Just Do It!" Most of us don’t need one more sermon, we just need to start doing what we already know!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Something funny happens almost every time I preach. From standing on the dge of the platform (wanting to get as close as possible to the people) and falling off, to talking about how my wife almost always has the final word, except when I’m preaching, only to have the sound system suddenly shut down just as I am saying "except when I’m preaching." I followed that up with, "She has amazing connections!"
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was a godly man.
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  • Jesus: The Master Teacher

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
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    During this series we honored people in the world who make a difference. This sermon honors teachers, especially the Master Teacher, Jesus.

    Illus. Teacher’s Appreciation day. Daughter of Florist. Son of Candy Store. Son of owner of Liquor Store. “Is it wine?” “Champagne?” I give up you’ll have to tell me.” “It’s a puppy!” How many of you remember a teacher who was deserving of that kind of gift? A Teacher who impacted your ...read more

  • If God Owns It All What Am I Doing With It?

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,675 views

    If God wons everything then why is it in your hands, your bank account, your life? God has a reason!

    If God Owns It All, What Am I Doing With It? ILLUS. Police officer sitting back, off road, watching traffic. Car passes him slowly. Other cars speeding around it. As much of a danger as a speeder. Pulled up behind them. Only doing 22 mph. Noticed elderly driver and 4 ...read more

  • What Makes A Messenger Great?

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,670 views

    During this series we honoreded people in the world who make a difference: This sermon was to honor those who serve in the news media.

    Paul Revere (slide)Of the Man who carried the torch for the first Olympic Games What Makes A Messenger Great? 1. When They Know Their Message Is Something Special. A. Their Message Is Exciting Why is front page news on the front page? Why are the tops stories, the top stories? Why ...read more

  • Life To The Extreme

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,874 views

    Tired of the hamster wheel? This is how to get off the wheel and start living according to His will!

    Life to the Extreme (Clip) Ken Hannah snowboards off cliffs, flies 40 feet straight up on a bicycle, and jumps out of airplanes on a snowboard. Someone once asked him how he learned to do all those incredible things. He answered, “I’m an extreme person. When I was 6 years old I rode my ...read more

  • Drop The Weight Of Trivial Pursuits

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,168 views

    This backpack I am wearing has stones, rocks within it that weekly we are exposing, and laying them down, giving them to God. Well, today we are talking about the weight of trivial Pursuits, the weight of the pursuing meaningless things.

    Drop the Weight of Trivial Pursuits Over the past few weeks we have been talking about dropping the weight, dropping the weight of junk we are carrying that tire us out, wear us down, and cause all sorts of problems in our relationships with each other, and our relationship with God. This ...read more

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  • Too Slow

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
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    TOO SLOW A police officer was sitting back off the road, watching traffic. A car passed him slowly with other cars speeding around it. The slow car was as much of a danger as a speeder. The officer pulled up behind them and noticed they were only doing 22 mph, and there was an elderly female ...read more

  • Ken Hannah Snowboards Off Cliffs, Flies 40 Feet ...

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
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    Ken Hannah snowboards off cliffs, flies 40 feet straight up on a bicycle, and jumps out of airplanes on a snowboard. Someone once asked him how he learned to do all those incredible things. He answered, "I'm an extreme person. When I was 6 years old I rode my bike down a flight of stairs. At ...read more

  • The Hamster

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
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    THE HAMSTER Most of us are more like the story I heard about a hamster and its owner. Each morning Sam hit the wheel, stopping only to snatch a bite to eat. He was driven by some ingrained belief that all his efforts were getting him somewhere. Trudge, trudge, trudge, nibble, nibble, ...read more

  • I Have A Video Tape Of My Favorite Basketball ...

    Contributed on Nov 6, 2008
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    I have a video tape of my favorite basketball player of all time. His name is Larry Bird. The name of the tape is “Winning Basketball”. The tape is all about the various skills that are needed to be successful at the game of basketball. It’s sort of an instructional video to make the viewer ...read more

  • Christmas Night 2002, Jack Whittaker Had Five Out ...

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2007
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    Christmas night 2002, Jack Whittaker had five out of five numbers in the West Virginia Power ball drawing. Jack Whittaker had just won $314 million, the largest undivided lottery jackpot in history. He took the one lump payment and received $113 million after taxes. Listen closely to this ...read more