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

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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Colossians 4:2-6

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your…

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Psalm 29:11

Hello Friends, I’ve got a Bible verse for you today. Read it over a few times. Let it sink in. And because I know how busy and brittle life is and can be, I recommend that you go ahead and read it over a few more times after that. Just for good measure! Here it…

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Luke 14:11

“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 In this encounter with Jesus, these words were spoken to a very proud group of Pharisees. Because it was the Sabbath day, these devout Jewish men silently resisted Jesus’ offer to enter into His concern and the work…

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Reform a Weary Soul

Hello Friends,  Contrary to the cultural shunning put on this footwear, my son and I really like a good pair of Crocs.  Each of us has a pair by the door for quick trips to the garbage or to check the mail.  And Sunday, on our way to a family gathering, I didn’t think twice…

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3 Easter Declarations

Hello Friends, I have THREE things that I want to DECLARE to you this week, as we move into a time of commemorating and celebrating the crucifixion AND resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. Normally in this space I would be broadcasting our service times so you can remind and/or rally your family and friends…

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4 Proclamations of Jesus

The ministry focus and purpose of Jesus was pretty clear-cut. He declared, in no uncertain terms, in Luke 4 by quoting the Prophet Isaiah. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,  because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners  and…

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Jesus is King

I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 3. Before things get all crazy up in here… Before many of us sit down to an evening of riveting cable news and pundit predications… Before the last polls close… Before our social networks blow up (oh, wait, that’s been happening already!)… Before the Presidency is determined for the…

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