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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for March 10, 2024

IN GOD'S HANDS

The grip of fear reaches out for each of us. We're living in a dangerous world, filled with medical emergencies, family crises, global instability, and threatening situations. Unless Jesus comes soon, we'll face a moment of death. All this causes us feelings that range from unease to fear.

The grip of grace also reaches out for each of us, and we find safety in the protecting, guiding, providing hands of Jesus, still scarred from the wounding nails. Psalm 18:35 says, "Your right hand has held me up." Isaiah said, "In the shadow of His hand He has hidden me" (Isaiah 49:2). Even Jesus, in a moment of incredible pain, prayed, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My Spirit' (Luke 23:46).

When you face times of fear, remember you're in the hands of Him who stilled the storms. God will give you the strength to be courageous and persevere. And though you may sometimes fall, you will not "be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds (you) with His (powerful) hand" (Psalm 37:24).

Put your hand in the hand of the Man who stilled the water. Put your hand in the hand of the Man who calmed the sea. Gene MacLellan

When Jesus comes again, He will give rest to His people and in flaming fire take vengeance on those who oppose His good and righteous ways. Evil will not last forever - but the Lord and His redeemed will!







PRAYER REQUESTS

Donna Scott, Gale Guthrie, Meina (Linnette's sister), Sheralyn Boynton, Cephas & Billie Ann Goodman, Acie Campbell (Goodman's son-in-law). 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?
  • March has marched right in and brought with it some special days.
  • March 17 ... St. Patrick's Day
  • March 24 ... Palm Sunday
  • March 29 ... Good Friday
  • March 31 ... Easter Sunday






DIFFERENT BIBLICAL NAMES OF JESUS

Redeemer, Alpha and Omega, Bread of Life, Bridegroom, Deliverer, Good Shepherd, Immanuel, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Messiah, Prophet, Redeemer., The Resurrection & The Life, Rock, Savior, The Door, The Way, The Word, The Truth, Prince of Peace, Advocate, Beloved Son of God, Chief Cornerstone, Holy Servant, Lion of the Tribe of Judah.







BITS AND PIECES
  • **If we had our way we would make health catching instead of disease.
  • **Most people have plenty of speed, but they don't seem to know in what direction they are going.
  • **The wise husband meets a marital crisis with a firm hand - full of candy and flowers.
  • **So live that when people speak evil of you, no one will believe it.
  • **Fame is chiefly a matter of dying at the right time.
  • **Juvenile delinquency is a modern term for what we did as kids.
  • **A long, heated dispute usually means that both parties are wrong.
  • **Ulcers are the result of mountain climbing over molehills.
  • **You may not know all the answers, but you probably won't be asked all the questions either.