Pastor’s Blog

Time-out

          Have you wondered why God has put the whole world in this time out because of the coronavirus?  Is not the Lord of the universe seeking to get our attention?   What will it take?   What did God use to bring you to salvation?   What an opportune time to point people to the hope we have in Jesus.  He is the only solid… Read More »

Relationship with Jesus

February 26 begins Lent, 40 days leading up to Good Friday and Easter. You have probably heard of people giving up something for Lent to focus on their relationship with Jesus? Giving something up can help, if what you are giving up is keeping you from a closer walk with Jesus. Could we equate giving… Read More »

Have the Mindset of Christ

I am preaching on Paul’s letter to the Philippians emphasizing teamwork.   Paul is writing from prison in Rome, chained to a Roman elite soldier, a member of the praetorian or palace guard.   The normal reaction to this treatment would be to be bitter and complain.   Hebrews 12:15 gives this warning, “See to it that no… Read More »

Teamwork

We now have teams at Westover. We used to have departments but now we are calling them teams. I like the word team. We are all in this together. We can accomplish much more when we work together, especially when we have the same goals in mind. Think about goals for our church in 2020.… Read More »

Advent

December 1 is the 1st Sunday of Advent, that time of preparation to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus the Christ (Messiah).   Often one of the first songs we sing in Advent is that haunting melody, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”   The tune is a 12th century Latin hymn and it take the form… Read More »

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

November is when we emphasize stewardship at Westover, never forgetting those words of Jesus that it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35) and “God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7).” Why do you give? Our motive for giving should be to please the Lord. We are here to please Jesus… Read More »

Identity in Christ

Have you seen the new “Overcomer” film on finding our identity in Christ? Starting the week of October 20 we encourage you to join a small group to get the most out of this study. How do you answer the question, “Who are you really?” What do you allow to define you? “Identity is what… Read More »

The All-Powerful God

Do you believe that God is good and that God is all-powerful? Then why all the evil in the world? The prophet Habakkuk wrestled with that question. “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save… (Hab. 1:2)?” To… Read More »

Jesus’ Parables

August 3 is our VBS in which we will discover the mysteries of the parables.   Like a good detective we need to study them carefully so we can get insight in living the Christian life.  Do you have eyes to see?  Do you have ears to hear?   Don’t we look but don’t really see?  Don’t… Read More »