In this Issue
Summer Bash and Westside RoundupAudio Area UpdatedLatest Multimedia!The Me and We of Jesus' ChurchSee, Pray, DoImitation Instead of IdolizationAspiration Instead of AdmirationFaithful People are not Necessarily Prosperous PeopleFaith is also for Those Outside of the FaithThe Divine in the RidiculousFaith is for GroupsParenting MysteryLiving in Anticipation
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You are invited to join us tomorrow after church for our Summer Bash and Westside Roundup at the McMillans!
Come on out for good food, good company, and good weather.
If you have any Western garb (ie cowboy/cowgirl) come wearing that. If you don't - no worries. Come as you are: we live on Vancouver Island so technically we all dress Western everyday!
You can view a gallery of photos from Summer Bash 2006 by clicking here.
The Westside website has been updated with recordings of sermons up to and including August 20.
You'll find them in the multimedia area at:
Jesus is the Lord of His church - both the "me" and "we" of it.
The true Christian life is one of faith, accompanied by good works empowered by Jesus.
Imitation is an important part of Christian life.
Let us respond to examples of faith with aspiration - not admiration.
People who are examples of faith are not necessarily prosperous people.
Rahab is an example of faith and a reminder that faith is also for those outside of the faith.
The people of Israel marching around the city of Jericho are an example of faith in God even when it seems ridiculous to believe.
The people of Israel crossing through the Red Sea are an example of how faith is for groups too.
One of the challenges of parenting is raising our children amongst the mystery of how/what God is working in/through their lives.
Moses is an example of faith to us because he lived in anticipation of reward from and with God.