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Why He Came

As we journey through this 2018 Christmas season, no doubt many of you find yourselves in the annual ‘hustle and bustle’ that this time of year brings. Go to the store. Buy those last minute gifts. Get the house cleaned for the party. “Did you mail the Christmas...

Break It Down

I'll never forget being on staff at a church and planning out a Sunday with the pastor and a few of the leadership. The pastor was going to preach a gospel message that Sunday and give a time of response. He was asking some of the leadership in the church to be...

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The Grip of Grace

“So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.” - Philemon 1:17-18 This summer at West Side, as we journey through Paul’s letter to Philemon, we are learning...

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Why Philemon?

“You are nothing better than deceitful hypocrites if you harbor in your minds a single unforgiving thought. There are some sins which may be in the heart, and yet you may be saved. But you cannot be saved unless you are forgiving. If we do not choose to forgive, we...

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Why Daniel?

“The year was 1863 and the the North had just won. A young Confederate solider, Henri Garidel found himself in a difficult situation. He was in New Orleans and Federal soldiers had just occupied the city. They were taking anyone captive that did not pledge loyalty to...

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Resolutions vs. Revolutions

My wife and I just had our first baby, Jessie Rae, back in early August of 2017. We have spent the last five months watching her grow and needless to say, as I’m sure most parents can attest to, we are blown away at the transformations that are taking place in our...

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This last Sunday we had a fantastic gathering. For those of you who know, at West Side we strive to keep God’s Word as the guiding factor for every portion of our Sunday service. We read His Word aloud together before we sing. While we sing there are portions of...

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