"The central prayer that Paul offers for these brothers and sisters, that the eyes of their hearts would be enlightened through the work of the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation to know three specific spiritual realities, would only take place within the context of a growing knowledge of God. Growing in a knowledge of God is the prerequisite, and it is one that I'm afraid that we largely neglect in our culture."
(For the message from Sunday, August 8, 2021: “Assurance & Invitation; Warning & Wrath (Part I).” You can view this sermon by clicking HERE.) One of the evident truths of Revelation 13 and 14 is that humans are by nature singers. All of us. Now, you may be reading this and push back immediately with the... Continue Reading →
Back in August I wrote an article based on a question that my good friend asked me recently: "What is the state of your soul this week?" You can read that article here. As I have continued to reflect on the importance of that question, I have considered the danger of assumptions. I believe that... Continue Reading →
As pastor of discipleship at Westwood, I have been struggling with something for some time now. I believe our Life Groups are vital to the health and growth of our church Body. I have heard many testimonies about how they have strengthened individual believers. My family has benefited from taking part in our own Life... Continue Reading →
A couple of days ago, as is often the case, I found myself having to delete some stuff off of my iPhone in order to make room for a new update. If you have an iPhone, surely you can understand that process! First, you open the ‘usage’ part of the settings to see if there... Continue Reading →
Our purpose statement at Westwood includes 3 elements: Grounded in Christ, Growing together in God's Word, and Going for God's Glory. We desire as a church to see people grow as a disciple in these three areas, and we seek to shape everything we do as a church body around this vision. We are... Continue Reading →
My good friend and partner in the gospel, Ron Young (Church planter in Quebec), posted an article on Facebook this past week by Dr. Albert Mohler. The article is linked below, but offers an overview of the evolution of public education. This evolution has not been a good one, and Dr. Mohler clearly offers a... Continue Reading →
I admit I just do not get Lady Gaga or the fascination so many have with her. But whether I 'get' her or not, she has become more than a singer or performer. She has become a movement. Arguably her most adored hit, "Born This Way," has evolved from lyrics sung to a full fledged... Continue Reading →