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Sermon: Letter to Henry

We usually share a short clip from Greg’s sermons here, but we decided that a clip just won’t do this week. This last weekend Greg preached about the life and death of Henry and what it does and does not say about God. You can listen to the sermon and download other resources over at the Woodland Hills Church sermon page. We hope you’ll take the time to listen in if you’ve been touched by Henry’s story or if you have suffered a loss similar to this. Be blessed and comforted.

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