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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for April 17, 2022

AND HAPPY EASTER TO ALL

IT IS FINISHED

Imagine all the different "finish" points in sending men to the moon and back in the late 1960's. The design was finished; the training was finished; the launch was finished; the moonwalk was finished; the return was finished - it took many "finishes" for the whole project to be "finished."

And so it was with the works of Christ when He came to secure mankind's redemption. Let's look at three; the cross, the resurrection, and the ascension. On the cross, Jesus said, "It is finished," referring to His death for our sins. He had said earlier that His mission was "to finish the Father's work (John 4:34). But His death would have been incomplete without the resurrection (I Corinthians 15:14,17). And the final "finish" in Christ's work came when He ascended to heaven forty days after the resurrection (Acts 1:9-11). He came to earth, finished the Father's work, and returned to the Father in heaven.

Nothing remains to be done to secure our redemption for eternity. Nothing except for us to believe and embrace this gift of salvation.

Jesus is Risen and alive and we too can be alive with Him for evermore!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.






PRAYER REQUESTS

Pray for Teresa Parlier, Len Hayles, Glenda Hampton, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, Peaches, Jackie Freeman,, Patty Bulcharan and Pastor and our West Oaks Academy students and teachers.






DID YOU KNOW?
  • --This Wednesday, April 20th at noon, the Lunch Bunch is going to meet at Perkins Restaurant in Apopka. Perkins is on 441 just north of 429 exit to Apopka in a strip mall. It is an open invitation to anyone that would like to come for fellowship.
  • --Pastor and Teresa had their daughter and family visiting this past week.
  • --Since the 1972 Jesus Movement that drew over 70,000 young people to the statium in Dallas, Texas, a new movement, called Together '22 will be held at the Cotton Bowl on June 24-25. This modern day Jesus movement is for uniting, equiping and unleasing a generation to make Jesus known. To register free if you plan to go, the address is: https//pulse.org/together 22/.
  • --A new film called 'The Case for Heaven", written by Lee Strobel, takes a look at the afterlife and near death experiences. CBN will carry the time it comes out.





QUIPS AND QUOTES
  • **Easter egg hunts are proof your children can find things when they really want to.
  • **There are always some church goers whom the preacher doesn't remember from one Easter to the next.
  • **Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are Easter people & hallelujah is our song.
  • **A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
  • **Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life.
  • **Easter is the only time when it's safe to put all your eggs in one basket.
  • **All I need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
  • **The greatest thing on Easter is not eggs, it is an empty Tomb.
  • **Those who live with too much tension, seldom live to enjoy their pension.