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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for June 06, 2021

A FOREVER ADVENTURE

Imagine that you have saved for years for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure vacation. You've researched your destination and talked with a travel agent about the best places to stay. You know where you are going, what to expect, and can't wait to get the most out of your dream adventure trip.

Now, compare that pre-trip strategy to this one: do no research or read and talk with no one about your destination. Just pack a bag and go. Which trip is likely to be the most fulfilling - before, during, and after? The trip for which you prepare diligently, of course!

And the same is true for our ultimate and final trip as Christians: our trip to our eternal home with Christ in New Jerusalem (Revelation 21). But even after reading everything the Bible says about heaven, I Corinthians 2:9 says we can't imagine all that God has prepared for us! Learn all you can now about heaven, but don't be surprised if it turns out to be beyond your wildest expectations!

I Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."






PRAYER REQUESTS

Remember to pray for Barbara Minger, Ruby Messer, Fred Robinson, Sherylyn and Duane Boykin, Janet Parlier, Jackie Freeman, our pastor and pastor's wife, and our West Oaks Academy.






DID YOU KNOW
  • --The Vatican declared on March 16th that the Catholic Church won't bless same sex unions since God "cannot bless sin."
  • --Luis Palau, the Evangelical evangelist who was born in Argentina and worked with Billy Graham before establishing his own international ministry, died on March 11th . He was 86. The vastness of his ministry, especially among the Spanish speaking faithful, long ago earned him the nickname the "Billy Graham of Latin America" was depicted in the movie "Palau."





WIT AND WISDOM
  • **The Bible is a book to live with, think from, and die by.
  • **Following the line of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.
  • **The right angle to approach a difficult problem is the try -angle.
  • **Fear is the dark room where negatives are developed.
  • **The hand that lifts the cup that "cheers" should not be used to shift the gears.
  • **Horse power was much safer when only the horses had it.
  • **The most valuable antiques are old friends.
  • **Poets are able to tell the truth about things that never happened.
  • **Protect the birds: the dove brings peace and the stork brings tax exemptions.
  • **If you stay at home you won't wear out your shoes.
  • **Nowadays God helps those who help themselves, and the government helps those who don't.
  • **Credit and friends are good when not used.