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

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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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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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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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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