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

Hello From John

Christ in Me

For the last three years I’ve had the honor of being the Kids Ministry intern here at West Salem Foursquare. During this time I’ve lead many classes—both elementary and preschool—on Sunday mornings. It has been such an incredible gift to see the kids of WSFC hear the Word of God every week, to watch their…

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15 for 15 Challenge

This last Sunday I issued the 15 for 15 Challenge. It’s an invitation to read the Bible and listen to worship music for 15 minutes a day for the next 15 days. To find out more visit There you’ll find links to our Pause Bible Reading Plan and to a special Spotify Worship Playlist. You may…

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Build with His Word

I’m not much of a builder.  I stumble my way through the occasional Ikea furniture project, but not without the help of my wife.  Because of this, those who have even the most basic engineering skills have always impressed me.  My brother, for instance, built his own kitchen table and it looks amazing.  Not only…

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What Would It Be Like

Have you ever stopped to imagine what it was like for Jesus on the road to Calvary? What would it be like to be betrayed and denied by your friends? Those whom you walked with, ate with and lived life alongside What would it be like to know you are at death’s door? To pray…

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A House of Prayer

First, let me invite you to join us next Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 at the church.  It is First Wednesday, when we come to call upon the Lord together.  You need only bring your willingness to ask for His help, and to join in prayer for others’ needs as well.  Here are a few…

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Not Safe

If you don’t know the story of Hosea, it’s pretty crazy.  Hosea is asked by God to marry a woman he knows will be unfaithful to him and allow the crushing weight of those emotions to fuel his passion to bring God’s faithless people back to Him. (Hosea 1:2-9) It points to a truth that…

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New Perspective

Recently, I was in a circumstance where God spoke to me in a powerful way. It all started with a feeling I experienced that seemed foreign to me — it was not pleasant or enjoyable. It took me a moment, and then I realized what I was going through was a very real and familiar…

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Growing Heavier

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 “Dad, run with me!” I hear…

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2 Timothy 1:7

It was 1990, the summer before I entered high school and I was given the opportunity to get on an airplane with some of my classmates and fly to Washington DC for a tour of our nation’s capital. It was the first time I had been on such a big adventure away my family. Now,…

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Actively Waiting

We all go through times of stress, pain and disappointment. And we all go through those seasons differently. Right now, I would say my stress comes from being in a season of waiting. I have always said, “The hardest thing for a human to do is to wait” and I’ve learned it really is hard!…

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