Hi WEFC Family,
Here is some information to keep us all up to date with happenings around WEFC.
The Lead Pastor Search Team met this last Tuesday again. They had some very important deliberations and decisions to make as the search continues to narrow down. Thanks for praying for them and please continue.
Scripture Reading Night coming on Saturday, January 29 at 7pm in the Chapel (available on Zoom). Paul encourages Timothy (1 Timothy 4:13) to devote himself “to the public reading of Scripture.” John also writes, “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy…” (Revelation 1:3) So we will gather together to worship God by having His Word read out loud in the assembly of His people. We will begin with reading through the whole book of Revelation together that night. We will be asking one person at a time to read one chapter until all 22 chapters have been read.
This coming Sunday we will continue in our cohort model of gathering. If you stayed away last week because it sounded complicated and you weren’t sure of the north, southeast, west, etc, just come and our greeters and ushers will help you find your way. There is lots of parking around the building close to one of many entrances. One of the cohorts has fewer chairs, so if you feel you need the extra space just ask an usher and they will help you. There are also cohorts in the chapel for over flow. No proof of vaccination is required, just a longing to worship God together with His people.
Don't forget Sunday School is available online for kids, youth and adults at 9:00am. The Adults will continue in the second session with Dr. Pierre Gilbert answering the question, "What is a human being?" The Zoom link will be available on our website (www.wefc.net) 30 minutes prior to start time. Also, we are working out the best way to make a recording of this available to those that couldn't make it. Stay tuned.
Now, for something completely different:
Remember back in the day, on the playground, when push came to shove and shove came to wrestling and wrestling came to fighting about the all-important matter: Whose dad is bigger, better, best? “My dad is bigger than your dad!” “NO, my dad is bigger.” “Well, my dad is smarter than yours!” “Yeah, but my dad is older than yours.” Back and forth it goes until war breaks out into a tangled mess of two boys using up their unspent energy fighting for their cause.
It reminds me of another war. Read Revelation 12:1-12,17. Quite a scene isn’t it? “And there was war in heaven.” (v.7) That sentence sends chills down the spine. Then the war theater changes from away somewhere far away to near and uncomfortably close. The dragon, that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan was hurled to the earth. (v.9) Enraged he goes off to wage war against those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus. (v.17) Unfolding all around us is this battle of the ages: The Good King versus the evil prince. Who has your allegiance? You my friend, if you obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus join me in being an object of rage and war of the prince of evil. Pause here. Stop and think about that for a minute. You are allegiant to the King of Kings, the King of the Universe, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Prince of evil hates you. He despises you. He is longing to destroy you. But...
We don’t have to be afraid. Why? Because as Paul reminds us, (Ephesians 10-18) when we put on the full armor of God, we can take our stand against the devils' schemes. He actually doesn’t have too many tricks. Lie. Check. Deceive. Check. Destroy. Check. However, there are two things we have got to do. First, put on the armor. It does no good to hold it. Look at it. Admire it. Recommend it. We need to put it on. Two, put on all of it. We are easy targets without all of it to protect us. Take some time to think about each piece of armor and read what Scripture has to say about it. These verses are just suggestions to get you started. Truth (John 14:6; Matthew 24:3-44); Righteousness (Psalm 37); Gospel (Colossians 1:15-23); Faith (Romans 4:16-25); Salvation (1 Peter 1:3-9) and the Holy Spirit (Romans 8-1-17).
Oh and one more thing… my Heavenly Father is definitely Bigger, Better and the BEST!