West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for October 24, 2021


Now when they came up put of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more...But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities. Acts:39-40

This is one of the strangest trips in the Bible. After Philip shared the Gospel with the Ethiopian official near Gaza, the Spirit of God suddenly snatched him away. Philip was caught up by the Spirit and deposited in a flash about thirty miles to the north.

Wouldn't we love to travel that way!

Perhaps that's a foreshadowing of how we will travel in heaven, but there's an earthly lesson here too. When the Holy Spirit is within us and empowering us we can make more progress than we think. By God's grace we are empowered to do far more than we can imagine. When we try to work in the strength of our own personalities, the results will be slender. But when we yield ourselves to the Lord and let Him work through us, the work goes faster and further than we realize.

All of us long for good health, and we worry about sickness, illness, injury, and disease. While our concern is normal and natural, we need to remember how mightily God can use us regardless of how we feel from day to day. We can be spiritually strong in Christ, even when we are physically weak. As servants of Christ we are called to glorify Him in different scenes and stations of life.


Pray for Len Hayles, Barbara Minger, Ruby Messer, Beverly Tingler (Henry Messer's nephew's wife), Tom Sr. Parlier, Jackie Freeman, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, Skip Glover, our pastor and wife, and our West Oaks Academy teachers and students.


This coming Thursday at noon, some of us will meet for lunch at the Catfish Place in Apopka. Come along and enjoy the time we have together!

  • **Ruby Messer is recuperating from a procedure that is so unbelievable. They had to remove a blood clot from her brain to keep it from causing another stroke. T hey had a complication from it but she is doing well with the help of her husband and daughter.
  • **Sr. Parlier is doing better since his sickness last week.
  • **Christine Wiggins is still visiting family in England until next month.
  • **The Church of Scientology crept into the school system here in Florida (Broward County) and printed textbooks for children with their wayward idealogy. Their main goal was to indoctrinate the children so they would grow up and join the Scientology Church. If that could happen here in Florida, think about how many other school systems they sowed their doctrine to thru the textbooks that Schools use.

  • --It is better to be faithful than famous.
  • --Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
  • --Always do unto others as though you were the others.
  • --Keep your temper. Nobody wants it.
  • --Baby-sitting is a big business because it meets a crying need.
  • --Business is like a wheel-barrow:it stands still until somebody pushes it
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  • --Houses are built with walls & beams : homes are built with love & dreams.
  • --Statistics say that an average of over 40,000 people are killed by gas each year. A few inhale it, a few light matches in it, & 31,900 step on it.
  • --Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time - the cemetery.