Jehovah-Jireh, The Lord Will Provide

This post is part of a series about the names of God in the Bible. This series is based off of the study that took place in our Ladies’ Bible Class. You can watch those sessions online at WestsideLife.org/media. Just look for the “Name Above All Names” media series. “In fact, while Abraham was going through his trial and climbing …

El Roi, The God Who Sees Me

This post is part of a series about the names of God in the Bible. This series is based off of the study that took place in our Ladies’ Bible Class. You can watch those sessions online at WestsideLife.org/media. Just look for the “Name Above All Names” media series. “When we feel most invisible and forgotten by everyone else, we …

The Three Main Names of God in the Bible

This is the first post in a series about the names of God in the Bible. This series is based off of the study that took place in our Ladies’ Bible Class. You can watch those sessions online at WestsideLife.org/media. Just look for the “Name Above All Names” media series. “In the ancient world generally, a name was not merely …

Spiritual Formation Part 5: Willpower Christianity

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5, NIV. 5. The Problem With Willpower Christianity Sometimes well-intentioned Christians put all their energy into changing their actions, without ever addressing the condition of their hearts.  To be honest, …

Spiritual Formation Part 4: Inside Out Living

Ezekiel 11:17-20 17 “Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’ 18 “They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. 19 I will give them an …

Spiritual Formation Part 3: Renovation of the Heart

A third fundamental truth of Spiritual Formation is that everyone’s heart is shaped by something, and we need to be aware of who or what is shaping our inner world. Our hearts begin to take shape from the moment we are born. That invisible center of our lives is formed by our families, friends, experiences, and society. Even people who …

Spiritual Formation Part 2: Loving From the Heart

This is the second post in our series on Spiritual Formation. We invite you to be part of this class on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm at Westside Church of Christ. 2. The Heart is a Center of a Person’s True Identity. “Paul had one solitary focus: that Christ be formed in them [Galatians 4:19]. What use are the superficial changes …

Spiritual Formation Part 1: The Inner World

Westside just began a new class focused on Spiritual Formation. This series of blog posts covers the main ideas from our time together. We invite you to join us in person every Wednesday night at 6:30pm at the church building. What comes to mind when you think about the day-to-day aspects of your Spiritual Life? When we pause to reflect …

Sunday Classes Resume This Week!

Starting this Sunday (January 23, 2022), all our typical groups and classes (kids and adults) will resume meeting. Here are the details: Worship begins at 9:30am. Kids Praise meets during the sermon time. Shepherding groups, Youth Ministry, and HUB classes for kids meet from 10:45-11:45, immediately following services. Everyone is encouraged to be part of a smaller community at Westside! …

Read the Bible in Our App!

One cool feature about the Westside app is the Bible tab! From the app home screen, click on the Bible in the bottom right corner and you’ll have access to the entire Bible–for free! And for anyone who wants to get more serious about being in the Word this year, you can follow along with a Bible reading plan to …