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

Camps and Retreats this Summer

“We believe that young people are fully capable and able of making incredible decisions for Jesus Christ.” This is a phrase I say often because I believe it. I believe it because I have seen it… time and time again. Our church has a history of reaching and impacting the younger generations. This is because we are a…

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Wait on the Lord

Last Sunday morning was a remarkable gathering of our church. It was one of those mornings. The occasion marked 50 days after our most recent Easter celebration. Corresponding to the flow of scripture, Pastor John preached from the Book of Acts, chapters 1 and 2. On the Bible calendar, Sunday was the Day of Pentecost…

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You Have Influence

“Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do…

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A Friday Encouragement

A dozen friends helped me to write to you today.  One suggested this great passage from the Word of God.  Others provided keywords, as they asked the Lord to guide them.  I’m writing today to lift you up, with the help of the Holy Spirit. “In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a…

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Take Hold of Jesus

Hello Friends, Let’s build ourselves up in the life of faith today, looking to Jesus to learn how you and I can interact with Him with faith. “When she heard about Jesus, she came behind in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, ‘ If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be…

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Isaiah 40:31

This is my first time sharing with all of you, and as much excitement as I feel, I am also very nervous. I decided to take a step back and reflect about the things God has been saying to me over the last two weeks. It is no longer a surprising thing when we hear how…

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4 Ways to be an Encouragement to Others

Hello Friends, The other day I had a really great interaction with someone via text. I sent off a word of encouragement as the Lord prompted my heart. Side note:  whenever you sense a “prompting” – perhaps distinctly from the Lord, or when a person “just comes to mind,” can I implore you to follow that…

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Where are we going?

I’ve had a series of thoughts on my mind for a few days now and I can seem to shake them. I have a feeling that this may likely blossom into a sermon or two in the coming weeks or months, but I’m not sure yet, so I’m just gonna put it out there, in…

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Denise and I, as well as our entire pastoral staff. We love you. We miss you. We have been separated (off and on) for quite a while now, and we sincerely pray that you are well in Jesus. We’re mindful of the Apostle Paul’s words to his friends in Philippi that were…

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A Highlight Season

One day Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Take these people up to the Promised Land.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, ‘I know you by name, and I look favorably on you.’ 13 If it is true that you look favorably…

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