West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for August 15, 2021


As shocking as it seems, a private Christian school in Tampa was forbidden from offering an opening prayer during a high school football game last fall - even when playing against other Christian schools in its own stadium. Thanks to a group of Christian attorneys, an appeals court reversed that decision. The blatant anti-Christian attacks by our secular society have intimidated many Christans in the western world, but God is on our side in this battle for truth!

According to the Bible, every godless culture will view Christians with hostility, and according to Church history, every generation of believers has faced opposition and hatred. The Bible says, "Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." (2 Timothy 3:12). But Paul also told Timothy to persevere and lean on the "Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (verse 15). God is at work in our lives, even when we're being pressured or persecuted for our faith. Don't be intimidated by the world. Be motivated by the Word!


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

  • --Our talented organist, Roger Mike, will be teaching music in our school this semester, along with Jeanette James and Vanette Gordon.
  • --Christ For The Nations, with headquarters in Orlando, and started by Rhinehart Bonke, has had 73,000,000 souls saved since 1987. Before Rhinehart went to be with the Lord, he had made Daniel Kolenda the head of his organization and he and Daniel held most of their large services in Africa. Rhinehart was a German and God gave him a vision and calling to Africa and millions were saved and healed in his campaigns.

  • **The godly are in possession of true riches.
  • **The rich aren't always godly, but the godly are always rich.
  • **It is not your ability but your availability that counts with God.
  • **Talking is sharing, but listening is caring.
  • **The secret to happiness is to count your blessings, not your birthdays.
  • **Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
  • **Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.
  • **Choice, not chance, determines destiny.
  • **Laughing helps. It's like jogging on the inside.
  • **Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
  • **Religion in the public square is becoming an endangered species. Matthew Staver
  • **Knowledge is power and so is dynamite. Both are dangerous unless handled with care.
  • **If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
  • **Knowledge is power and so is dynamite. Both are dangerous unless handled with care.
  • **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.