"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, October 24, 2021: “The King Returns: The Word Comes Again.” You can view this sermon at the bottom of this post.) Yesterday we continued our series through the book of Revelation by walking through verses 11 through 21 in chapter 19. After the series of hallelujah choruses cascading from heaven... Continue Reading →
(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 →
(For the message from Sunday, August 1, 2021: “The Beasts of Revelation 13: The Call to Endurance and Wisdom.” You can view this sermon by clicking HERE.) Yesterday at Westwood I had the privilege of leading our church family through Revelation 13. This is a chapter that has been met with rampant speculation as it introduces... Continue Reading →
(For the message from Sunday, July 25, 2021: “The Accuser Has Been Thrown Down.” You can view this sermon by clicking HERE.) As a part of his sermon notes for yesterday's sermon, Pastor Gerald wrote the following: Revelation 12 shows us what can be seen only with eyes of faith, and what we see is nothing... Continue Reading →
Monday Sermon Reflection (For the message from Sunday, June 27, 2021: "Two Witnesses: Immortal Till the Work is Done." You can view this sermon by clicking HERE.) We picked up in our sermon series through the book of Revelation yesterday in 11:1-14. As we journey through this apocalyptic vision, we are once again confronted with... 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 →