West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for June 05, 2022


Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities on earth -- the link between Europe and Asia -- but it's also one of the most vulnerable spots for a major earthquake. It sits directly on top of an active fault line, and because of this, thousands of buildings in the city are perilously unsafe.

Millions of people are building their lives on unstable ground in a spiritual and moral sense. Only the Gospel provides a worldview that will sustain us when our world shakes. Jesus made this point visually in His story of the two men in Matthew 7. Both men listened to His teachings. One man followed through with faith and obedience, and he built his life on solid ground. The other listened, then went his way without trusting or obeying what Jesus said. The ground beneath him collapsed.

The Gospel brings steadfastness to those who trust it. Those who build on Jesus are on stable ground. As the hymnist said, "When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay." Also the old hymn, On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.


Pray for Teresa Parlier, Linnette Gayle, (Back problems), Shirley Davis,(Bronchitis), Melba Brown (Bronchitis), Len Hayles, Brian Woodpasture, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, Marcia McMurray, Peaches, Jackie Freeman, Patty Bulcharan, Pastor and Teresa.

  • FLAG DAY....................................................June 14th
  • FATHERS DAY............................................ June 19th
  • FIRST DAY OF SUMMER..........................June 21st

  • -- Forida State Camp Meeting is June 7-10 with special speakers Rob Bailey, Larry Stockstill and Rhonda Holland.
  • -- General Assembly - July 25-29 in San Antonio, Texas. Overseer Tim Hill will be speaking on opening night. Next night Dr. Gabriel Salguero, who serves as pastor of 'The Gathering Place', a Latino multi-ethnic Assemblies of God congregation in Orlando, Florida.
  • -- Brother Parlier came home from the hospital on Monday and is doing well. Also Shirley and Melba are still sick with a virus that has kept them down for two weeks. They are improving, thank the Lord.
  • -- Sister Linnette has been enjoying her two daughters that came to visit from New York, Charmaine and Cheryl.

  • **If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
  • **Don't wait for the perfect moment - take the moment and make it perfect.
  • **Last week I saw a man who had not made a mistake in 2,000 years. He was a mummy in the Museum.
  • **Sin fascinates, and then assassinates.
  • **Live so they won't have to lie at your funeral.
  • **A family altar will alter a family.
  • **Wrinkled with burdens? Come to Jesus for a faith lift.
  • **Christ's return is near, don't miss it for the world!
  • **Get right or get left!
  • **Trade God your pieces for His peace.
  • **Fear can keep you up all night. Faith makes one fine pillow.
  • **Religion says do; Christianity says done.