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Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

Changing To An Upward Attitude

HELLO FRIENDS   The direction in which you are looking opens and limits the possibilities of what you’ll see.   It’s a simple lesson, and a “duh” example, but I’ll tell it on myself.  Recently, in the chaotic context of moving to a new home, for two days, including Thanksgiving Day, I couldn’t locate my…

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Ephesians 5:1-2

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ.” Ephesians 5:1-2 I am not much of a sports guy, but I married into a sports family.  In fact I have a running joke with my wife’s grandfather.  Whenever he sees me…

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Spiritual Growth Challenge

Hello Friends, This last weekend at our West Salem Foursquare Church gatherings, I issued a two-fold spiritual growth challenge.  Here they are: 1.  What are you spiritually EATING? I wanted to remind you of this, as well as invite others reading this to join us. For 21 Days in November we are following our PAUSE…

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Hearing the Word of God

HELLO FRIENDS   Of the many things I love in the Christian life, my favorite is to hear the Word of God.  When the Word is read aloud and my mind is engaged with the Holy Spirit, then God’s Word works in my life in the most important ways.   I love to read the…

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A Christ-Like Influence

Hello Friends, “Everyone has influence, but not everyone is intentional with their influence.”   This is a quote I heard many years ago and it has stuck with me ever since. As believers we are called to a different level of influence than that which the world pursues. We are to influence the world to Christ and…

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A Simple Yet Profound Scripture

Hello Friends, Here is a simple yet profound Scripture for you today. ”May our Lord Jesus himself and God our Father, who LOVED us and by his GRACE gave us eternal ENCOURAGEMENT and good HOPE, encourage your hearts and STRENGTHEN you in every good deed and word.”  2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Notice how I emphasized a handful of words in the text. Go back and…

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Call On Jesus | Romans 10:13

HELLO FRIENDS In a world … (Oooo, did you just hear that deep-voice guy that does the movie trailers?)   Anyway, you woke up today in a world swirling in unsolved issues and strange changes.  You and I are encountering the daily temptation to jump quickly into all kinds of passionately held points of view. …

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Our new FALL GROUPS

Hello Friends, It’s about that time….small groups are starting soon at West Salem Foursquare! This Fall we have an opportunity to gather, outside of our regular Sunday services, for a variety of small groups that will encourage deeper connection with God and each other. You’re invited! Listed below are the groups you can look forward…

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One Anothering One Another

Hello Friends, Pastor and author Andy Stanley once said, “The primary activity of the local church is one anothering one another.” Read that again. Now read it slower. One anothering one another. The phrase “one another” comes from the Greek word “allelon” which means “each other; mutually, reciprocally.” It occurs 100 times in the New…

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