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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for April 28, 2024

MADE NEW

The longest variable lifespan on record is Jeanne Calment who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. Also, the oldest living person in the United States is 117 and lives in California (makes my 93 years seem young Remarkable, but nothing in comparison with Methuselah, who died at the age of 969 years. (Genesis 5:27).

We know of 2 people who did not die physically Enoch (Genesis 5:24) and Elijah (Kings 2:11.) For the rest of humanity, the statistics are 100 percent: We will all die - except Christians living when the Rapture occurs. "For the Lord Himself will descent from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first." (I Thessalonians 4:16).

The same thing that causes physical death - the curse of sin - means that sometimes death is unpleasant. Sickness and injury leading to death remind us that surely this is not the norm, not what God intended, BUT the day is coming when "there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying…no more pain." Why? Because God has said, "I make all things new." (Revelation 21:4-5) Without heaven, we are without hope. But those who live with heaven on their minds realize the truth of Romans 8:18; "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."






PRAYER REQUESTS

Donna & Clint Scott, Pastor's Aunt Annette McDaniel, Jackie Freeman, Meina (Linnette's sister), Sheralyn Boynton, Cephas & Billie Ann Goodman, Junie Wilson. Pray for our Pastor & wife, our teachers, and our West Oaks Academy. Also pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel.






DID YOU KNOW?
  • We now will be having a Nursery and Sunday School Class for the children coming to church? It will begin after the Music and Offertory in the sanctuary! Invite your friends with children to church.
  • --Today is the last Sunday that Jeff and Jill will be with us before heading to their summer home in Minnesota?
  • --Wednesday begins the new month of May? Mother's Day is the 12th of May, and Memorial Day is the 27th.
  • May 2nd is National Prayer Day across America? Take time to pray for our Nation and for Jerusalem and for all the people in Israel.





BITS AND PIECES
  • **If you're going to pull decisions out of a hat, be sure you are wearing the right hat.
  • **Just about the time we think we can make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
  • **The outcome of the income depends on the outgo for the upkeep.
  • **The man who expects to go to heaven must take the time to study the route that will get him there.
  • **We can't do much about the length of our life but we can do a lot about its depth.
  • **Divine grace can make the coward brave.
  • **Face powder may win a husband but it takes baking powder to hold him.
  • **Be a better neighbor and our neighborhood will be a better place.