“My Delight Is in Her”

How is that for a Sunday morning blessing?  This is what life in the kingdom of God is all about.  He has placed His name…a name that is above all other names on you.  He has brought you into His family…you are a part of the body that makes up the Bride of Christ.  As such, your Lord “delights in …

No More Dry Stumps

“Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, ‘The Lord will surely separate me from His people’; and let not the eunuch say, ‘Behold, I am a dry tree.’  For thus says the Lord: ‘To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, I will give …

Wounded Healers

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) One of my favorite books of all time is “The Wounded Healer” by Henri Nouwen.  Towards the end of the book Nouwen recounts an old legend from the Jewish …

Your Father’s Commitment

“Listen to me, O house of Jacob,    all the remnant of the house of Israel,who have been borne by me from before your birth,    carried from the womb;even to your old age I am he,    and to gray hairs I will carry you.I have made, and I will bear;    I will carry and will save. ” (Isaiah 46:3-4) Your Father is not the type …

You’re In Good Hands

“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots!  Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’” -Isaiah 45:9 Do you trust what God is doing to form you and shape you?  If not, take a look around at His creation. Even with what mankind has done to destroy …

Strength Will Rise

Douglas Oakes (May 21st, 2019) “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of the ends of the earth.He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint,  and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary,and the young will fall exhausted;but those who …

Psalm 145:4

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? That’s the message behind Psalm 145. This Psalm is filled with beautiful images of worship and storytelling. We invite you to study this Psalm with us and listen to our messages online at westsidelife.org/sermons. Psalm 145:4 is the theme verse for our Storytellers series. We believe that one of the best ways of passing our …

Psalm 145:3

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? That’s the message behind Psalm 145. This Psalm is filled with beautiful images of worship and storytelling. We invite you to study this Psalm with us and listen to our messages online at westsidelife.org/sermons. There are hundreds of words we could use to try to describe the power and magnificence of God. One word that …

Psalm 145:2

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? That’s the message behind Psalm 145. This Psalm is filled with beautiful images of worship and storytelling. We invite you to study this Psalm with us and listen to our messages online at westsidelife.org/sermons. In Psalm 145:2, David reminds us that God is worthy of our praise and blessings both now (every day) and …

Psalm 145:1

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? That’s the message behind Psalm 145. This Psalm is filled with beautiful images of worship and storytelling. We invite you to study this Psalm with us and listen to our messages online at westsidelife.org/sermons.