Trinity Baptist Church, West Point

And when the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.

Luke 2:15

From my favorite sermon from the renown Gardner C. Taylor, I know the value and challenge of going down into one’s own Gethsemane and climbing one’s own Calvary. In the words of this dean of African-American preachers, it is only when we have experienced the wound that only God can heal that we can truly know his power. Because of the bitterness, stress, and anguish associated with these places; not too many Christians are in a rush to go to a Gethsemane or Calvary. But, thank God, many of us come to our senses, deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow our Lord Jesus Christ and obey God the Father…

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