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West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for March 13, 2022

THE SHEPHERD BOY

The story of David and Goliath is a classic. The shepherd boy arrived at the battlefront to find the armies of Israel quaking because of the Philistine army and its outsized champion. In front of everyone David confidently selected five smooth stones and the rest is history.

What we sometimes forget is this: One chapter earlier, the prophet Samuel arrived at Jesse's house, met his sons, and anointed David with the anointing oil that represented the Holy Spirit. Samuel anointed the boy as king, "and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward" (l Samuel 16:14)

It was the Holy Spirit in David's heart that gave him the wisdom to fight rather than to flee. How greatly we need the same anointing! As Christians, we have the Holy Spirit living within us. Let's ask for a fresh anointing by the Holy Spirit for every giant we face.

"You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel." I Samuel 17:45

If we are ever to do anything for God and for His Church, we must be anointed with the Holy Oil..You cannot do David's work if you have not David's anointing.
Charles Spurgeon






PRAYER REQUESTS

Pray for Teresa Parlier, Len Hayles, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, Marcia McMurray, Peaches, Jackie Freeman, Deb Whidden, Patty Bulcharan and Pastor and our West Oaks Academy.






DID YOU KNOW?
  • **We are privileged to have the Rice's with us this morning in service and also their neighbors came with them. Brother Rice will be speaking as our honored guest this morning.
  • **The Contenders will be meeting today at 4 p.m. here at the church. Everyone is invited to attend and come for prayer. Snacks will also be provided and the fellowship will be sweet.
  • **Next Sunday will be the lst day of Spring.
  • **April 17th will be Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday the 10th.
  • **Friday started Spring break for our students and teachers.





WIT AND WISDOM
  • -- If you cannot preach like Peter or pray like Paul, you can at least say "Jesus died for all."
  • --It is not your ability but your availability that counts with God.
  • --Many people have plenty of speed, but they don't seem to know in what direction they are going.
  • --Flowers leave part of their fragrance on the hand that gives them.
  • --We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
  • --Faith sees a reason why, when reason would despair.
  • --So live that you will have a good inside to show outside.
  • --Goodness consists, not in the outward things we do, but in the inward things we are.
  • --To look younger is to not be born so soon.
  • --If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
  • --A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
  • --A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
  • --The most efficient water power in the world is a child's tears.