West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for January 07, 2024


600 pounds of butter per day; l,500 pounds of flour per day; 250,000 eggs per week; & 170,000 pounds of fresh fruits & vegetables - all this food is needed for one cruise ship carrying 3,500 passengers! Before each cruise begins, the ship is loaded with all the provisions the kitchen staff needs to keep everyone on board happy and well-fed!

In 2 Timothy 3:17 Paul tells us that God's Word is given to us so that we will be "thoroughly equipped for every good work." As we study Scripture, we are equipped for whatever comes our way. The truths & promises found in God's Word make their way into our hearts and lives, giving us strength to persevere in trials & courage to stand for Christ.

God's Word has the power to change our lives & the lives of our family members & others around the world. But for change to occur, we must dedicate ourselves to the faithful reading and studying of Scripture. Open God's Word & allow it to transform your life! Just as cruise ships load tons of food before each departure, so we must continually fill our minds with God's Word.

Please remember to pray for Donna Scott, Meina (Linnette's Sister), Stacey Bobbitt, Jackie Freeman, Ruby Messer, Sheralyn Boynton, Cephas & Billie Ann Goodman. Pray for our Pastor Tommy and wife Teresa, our teachers, our West Oaks Academy, and for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel.

  • --Please write your e-mail address down in the lobby sign-up sheet if you wish to be included in our prayer request e-mail hotline. I will notify you of people in the church who need emergency prayer.
  • --Linnette's sister Meina, has recently had triple bypass surgery and is now recovering. Linnette will be caring for her in Meina's home until Linnette's home in Clermont is ready for her to move in.
  • --Our pastor's wife, Teresa, has a birthday this month (the 30th).
  • -- Jesus Calling is one of the most popular daily devotional books sold and has sold 45 million copies worldwide. It always has a message that seems to come right from the heart of God. It makes a wonderful gift to give to new Christians, long-time Christians, and yourself! The author Sarah Young, who recently died of leukemia at age 77, came up with the idea to write this book from the 1st person voice of Jesus in her early adult years as she journaled. Instead of writing her voice, she started to have a conversation with Jesus by writing what she imagined he might be saying to her.

  • -- Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.
  • -- You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the "staying down."
  • -- Psalm 20:4 (NIV) Seek God as you make plans in the new year and look to Him as you craft any and all new beginnings.