West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for September 19, 2021


Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping away from the British royal family. They've reportedly bought a nearly 15 million dollar mansion in the Montecito area of Southern California. The seven-acre estate has nine bedrooms, a guesthouse, a teahouse, a tennis court, a swimming pool, an elevator, and a gym. Perhaps that was the right move for them.

Jesus made a different move. The Prince of Peace left the royal throne of heaven on a mission to provide redemption for the world. When He came to earth, He didn't inhabit a mansion in Jerusalem or dwell in an expansive villa in the Roman world. He lived in poverty, worked with His hands in the blazing sun, traveled as a preacher without a pillow for His head, and died without a shekel to His name. All of that so we might inherit mansions in the heavens?

The Bible defines the "grace of our Lord Jesus Christ" as this--"that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." (2 Corinthians 8:9).


Pray for Len Hayles, Barbara Minger, Ruby Messer, Jackie Freeman, Jewel Allen, Skip Glover, our pastor and wife, and our West Oaks Academy teachers and students.

  • --Mark Rawski's twin brother, Ken, just passed away. Remember to pray for the Rawski family.
  • --Shirley Davis will be starting the 'Contender's ' Prayer Group on October 7th at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come to the church for a time of prayer.
  • --Last week Pastor & Teresa were away to attend an honor ceremony for their son-in-law. Frankie did a great job of filling in for pastor & Brother Minger preached a wonderful sermon. It's been a long time since pastor took off a Sunday & so glad he was able to get away.
  • --Last Thursday was Yom Kiper, the holiest day of the year for Jews.

  • **It isn't your position that makes you happy or unhappy, it's your disposition.
  • **I'm not a has-been, I'm a will-be.
  • **Don't point a finger - lend a hand.
  • **Once a task has begun, Never leave it until it's done.
  • **Tough the task be great or small, Do it well or not at all.
  • **The best way to get even is to forget.
  • **It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill, just add a little dirt.
  • **Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up.
  • **The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.
  • **In order to get a loan, you must first prove you don't need it.
  • **A bird in hand is safer than one overhead.
  • **You will always find something in the last place you look.