Monthly Archives: June 2019

NO EXPLANATION NEEDED, LOTS OF APPLICATION NEEDED

21 At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?” 22 Jesus replied, “Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven. 23-25 “The kingdom of God is like a … Continue reading

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PASTORS REPORT TO ANNUAL MEETING

I can’t believe that it is just about a year since I joined you in Westlake. Its been an incredible year for me in so many ways. As part of the elders report I want to quickly give a personal … Continue reading

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ITS TIME FOR US TO FLY

Soren Kierkegaard was a  Danish Christian prophetic and provocative philosopher and theologian who was frustrated by the state of Christianity he saw around him in the early 19th century, so he wrote this parable to try and explain the problem. … Continue reading

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PRECONDITIONS FOR PENTECOST: being the kind of Church God can fill with His Spirit

I haven’t been able to get Pentecost out of my mind since rereading the story again for our Pentecost service. Although I know that in once sense, like the cross and resurrection, Pentecost is a unique and unrepeatable part of … Continue reading

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REVisioning OUR MISSION & MAP (what we are called to do and how we will do it )

 Dallas Willard wrote that the “The greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heartbreaking  needs, is whether those who, by profession or culture, are identified as  ‘Christians’ will become disciples – students, apprentices, practitioners  – of Jesus Christ, steadily learning from … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH GOD (WANTS TO) BUILT

Its Pentecost this Sunday and I really love Pentecost as a church Festival. My love for Pentecost isn’t just because I was brought up in a Pentecostal church because believe it or not, I don’t think we celebrated Pentecost! I … Continue reading

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