Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 01:29 am | No Comments »

It's exciting to celebrate Christmas every year. Christmas is a fabulous time for all Christians to gather and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ—the true reason for the season.

There are many ways and activities we do to celebrate Christmas. 

However, if you’re looking for meaningful ways to remind you of the true reason for this holiday season beyond decorations, family activities, and gifts, here are a few more ideas. 

Ready to make this Christmas season extra special? Let’s go! 

1. Be grateful 

Find time and talk to God individually and with your family. Thank him for all things. Thank God for sending Jesus into the world to be our Savior. 

Thank Him for life, all He has given you, provision, and protection throughout the year, and much more! 

2. Be present and connect with people

As you look forward to connecting with the people you deeply care about—family and friends—use the season to connect with other community people. Meet with them, talk, love, laugh, and make friends. 

Find time to meet with people by going to church on Christmas day or Eve services, visiting them and seeing how they celebrate Christ during the holiday, or by participating in other community activities. 

Another idea is to host virtual meetings with family and friends who are far away. 

3. Send special Christmas cards 

Christmas cards are an essential tradition for many people during the Christmas holidays. 

However, consider doing or choosing unique cards this year. 

Instead of sending the usual cards with reindeer and Santa pictures, consider sending cards with Bible verses or Christian graphics. 

That way, you’ll proudly share with your family and friends that you are a Christian and spread the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

4. Help a needy family 

To celebrate the season, you can also find out if there’s a needy family in your community. Or find a local charity that organizes adopt-a-family programs and pick a family to assist this holiday season. 

If your family is already involved in the activity, you can consider adding one more needy family. Giving brings so much joy, especially at a time and season we remember Jesus as a gift to the world. 

5. Deliver a food basket to a shelter 

Giving back to the community never grows old. 

So, you can find local shelters in your city, visit them, and give items such as food, clothes, diapers, or other practical items they may need. 

You can even volunteer to help them with activities and serving. Volunteering in a shelter during the Christmas season helps teach and instill in us values such as compassion, humility, kindness, and respect for others.

Happy Christmas Holidays!

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, December 17, 2022, 01:19 am | No Comments »


 
A successful Christian is one who strives to live a life that’s pleasing to the Lord by being obedient to God’s Word, walking in the Spirit, and bearing fruit.

Obedience to God’s Word is essential. The Bible in (James 1:22) says we must be doers of the Word and not just hearers.

Walking in the Spirit means that we are led by the Spirit of God and not by our flesh according to (Galatians 5:16).

Finally, bearing fruit is a natural result of a life that is surrendered to Christ. When we yield to Him, the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).

In this blog post, we’ll expound on how to focus and achieve the above-mentioned pointers to become a successful Christian.

Having a personal and intimate relationship with God

You can’t be a successful Christian if you don’t know God and don’t relate with Him. Thus, it’s important to have a personal relationship with God to achieve a successful Christian walk.

Through a personal relationship with God, you’re able to grow in faith and knowledge of Him. Because He’ll teach you, His ways. You’re also able to receive His guidance and wisdom for your life.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)

Additionally, having a personal relationship with God allows you to experience His love, mercy, grace, peace, and joy all of which are important virtues for a successful Christian walk.

Do regular prayer and Bible study


Prayer and Bible study are key things a Christian must do to grow in their faith.

Specifically, prayer helps us to communicate with God and to develop a relationship with him.

Bible study on the other hand, helps us to understand what God has revealed to us in his word. Both activities are a necessity if we want to grow in our faith and become successful Christians.
 

Regularly attend church

It is important to attend church on a regular basis for the following reasons.

First, to get an opportunity to stay connected to the community of believers. Second, to grow in one's faith. Third, to worship God and to learn more about Him. Lastly, as a way to receive encouragement and serve others.

Its God's will for a believer to consistently meet with other believers. And when we do God’s will, we can say that we are effective in our Christian walk. 

At Westside Bible Chapel, we are a family integrated church with a warm welcome to all.  

Christian fellowship

Christian fellowship is extremely important for the believer. It is a time to come together and encourage one another, to build each other up in faith, and to pray for one another. It is also a time to fellowship with other believers and to get to know them better.

Christian fellowship is an important part of the Christian life and should not be neglected.

And let us consider one another to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Therefore [comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

A successful Christian is not defined by possessions or accomplishments.

Rather, he/she is to be defined by their relationship with Jesus Christ. When we are obedient to His Word and walking in His Spirit, we will be successful in our Christian walk.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:43 am | No Comments »

As believers, courage helps us to have faith and become willing to obey God. Courage empowers us to take risks, such as going on a dangerous mission or speaking out against injustice. 

In part 1 of this series, we explored two major ways to become courageous. One, by knowing that God is with you, and through faith. 

How can believers gain courage? 

This blog post will continue looking at more ways to gain courage as a Christian.  

1. Through forgiveness and righteousness

  • The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)
  • Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven (Matthew 9:2)

2. Through hope and trust in God

  • Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold (2 Cor 3:12)
  • Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord (Psalms 31:24)

3. Through being filled with the Holy Spirit

  • And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31)

4. Through knowing that the one in you and with you is greater

  • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)
  • Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.  With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

5. Through prayer

  • For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love…( Ephesians 3:14-17)
  • In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul (Psalms 138:3)

6. Through the testimonies of other believers

  • …and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear (Philippians 1:14)
  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11) 
  • Therefore comfort (encourage or build one another up) each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

Do you feel hopeless and need encouragement? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 01:29 am | No Comments »

It's exciting to celebrate Christmas every year. Christmas is a fabulous time for all Christians to gather and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ—the true reason for the season.

There are many ways and activities we do to celebrate Christmas. 

However, if you’re looking for meaningful ways to remind you of the true reason for this holiday season beyond decorations, family activities, and gifts, here are a few more ideas. 

Ready to make this Christmas season extra special? Let’s go! 

1. Be grateful 

Find time and talk to God individually and with your family. Thank him for all things. Thank God for sending Jesus into the world to be our Savior. 

Thank Him for life, all He has given you, provision, and protection throughout the year, and much more! 

2. Be present and connect with people

As you look forward to connecting with the people you deeply care about—family and friends—use the season to connect with other community people. Meet with them, talk, love, laugh, and make friends. 

Find time to meet with people by going to church on Christmas day or Eve services, visiting them and seeing how they celebrate Christ during the holiday, or by participating in other community activities. 

Another idea is to host virtual meetings with family and friends who are far away. 

3. Send special Christmas cards 

Christmas cards are an essential tradition for many people during the Christmas holidays. 

However, consider doing or choosing unique cards this year. 

Instead of sending the usual cards with reindeer and Santa pictures, consider sending cards with Bible verses or Christian graphics. 

That way, you’ll proudly share with your family and friends that you are a Christian and spread the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

4. Help a needy family 

To celebrate the season, you can also find out if there’s a needy family in your community. Or find a local charity that organizes adopt-a-family programs and pick a family to assist this holiday season. 

If your family is already involved in the activity, you can consider adding one more needy family. Giving brings so much joy, especially at a time and season we remember Jesus as a gift to the world. 

5. Deliver a food basket to a shelter 

Giving back to the community never grows old. 

So, you can find local shelters in your city, visit them, and give items such as food, clothes, diapers, or other practical items they may need. 

You can even volunteer to help them with activities and serving. Volunteering in a shelter during the Christmas season helps teach and instill in us values such as compassion, humility, kindness, and respect for others.

Happy Christmas Holidays!

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, December 17, 2022, 01:19 am | No Comments »


 
A successful Christian is one who strives to live a life that’s pleasing to the Lord by being obedient to God’s Word, walking in the Spirit, and bearing fruit.

Obedience to God’s Word is essential. The Bible in (James 1:22) says we must be doers of the Word and not just hearers.

Walking in the Spirit means that we are led by the Spirit of God and not by our flesh according to (Galatians 5:16).

Finally, bearing fruit is a natural result of a life that is surrendered to Christ. When we yield to Him, the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).

In this blog post, we’ll expound on how to focus and achieve the above-mentioned pointers to become a successful Christian.

Having a personal and intimate relationship with God

You can’t be a successful Christian if you don’t know God and don’t relate with Him. Thus, it’s important to have a personal relationship with God to achieve a successful Christian walk.

Through a personal relationship with God, you’re able to grow in faith and knowledge of Him. Because He’ll teach you, His ways. You’re also able to receive His guidance and wisdom for your life.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)

Additionally, having a personal relationship with God allows you to experience His love, mercy, grace, peace, and joy all of which are important virtues for a successful Christian walk.

Do regular prayer and Bible study


Prayer and Bible study are key things a Christian must do to grow in their faith.

Specifically, prayer helps us to communicate with God and to develop a relationship with him.

Bible study on the other hand, helps us to understand what God has revealed to us in his word. Both activities are a necessity if we want to grow in our faith and become successful Christians.
 

Regularly attend church

It is important to attend church on a regular basis for the following reasons.

First, to get an opportunity to stay connected to the community of believers. Second, to grow in one's faith. Third, to worship God and to learn more about Him. Lastly, as a way to receive encouragement and serve others.

Its God's will for a believer to consistently meet with other believers. And when we do God’s will, we can say that we are effective in our Christian walk. 

At Westside Bible Chapel, we are a family integrated church with a warm welcome to all.  

Christian fellowship

Christian fellowship is extremely important for the believer. It is a time to come together and encourage one another, to build each other up in faith, and to pray for one another. It is also a time to fellowship with other believers and to get to know them better.

Christian fellowship is an important part of the Christian life and should not be neglected.

And let us consider one another to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Therefore [comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

A successful Christian is not defined by possessions or accomplishments.

Rather, he/she is to be defined by their relationship with Jesus Christ. When we are obedient to His Word and walking in His Spirit, we will be successful in our Christian walk.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:43 am | No Comments »

As believers, courage helps us to have faith and become willing to obey God. Courage empowers us to take risks, such as going on a dangerous mission or speaking out against injustice. 

In part 1 of this series, we explored two major ways to become courageous. One, by knowing that God is with you, and through faith. 

How can believers gain courage? 

This blog post will continue looking at more ways to gain courage as a Christian.  

1. Through forgiveness and righteousness

  • The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)
  • Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven (Matthew 9:2)

2. Through hope and trust in God

  • Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold (2 Cor 3:12)
  • Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord (Psalms 31:24)

3. Through being filled with the Holy Spirit

  • And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31)

4. Through knowing that the one in you and with you is greater

  • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)
  • Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.  With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

5. Through prayer

  • For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love…( Ephesians 3:14-17)
  • In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul (Psalms 138:3)

6. Through the testimonies of other believers

  • …and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear (Philippians 1:14)
  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11) 
  • Therefore comfort (encourage or build one another up) each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

Do you feel hopeless and need encouragement? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 01:29 am | No Comments »

It's exciting to celebrate Christmas every year. Christmas is a fabulous time for all Christians to gather and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ—the true reason for the season.

There are many ways and activities we do to celebrate Christmas. 

However, if you’re looking for meaningful ways to remind you of the true reason for this holiday season beyond decorations, family activities, and gifts, here are a few more ideas. 

Ready to make this Christmas season extra special? Let’s go! 

1. Be grateful 

Find time and talk to God individually and with your family. Thank him for all things. Thank God for sending Jesus into the world to be our Savior. 

Thank Him for life, all He has given you, provision, and protection throughout the year, and much more! 

2. Be present and connect with people

As you look forward to connecting with the people you deeply care about—family and friends—use the season to connect with other community people. Meet with them, talk, love, laugh, and make friends. 

Find time to meet with people by going to church on Christmas day or Eve services, visiting them and seeing how they celebrate Christ during the holiday, or by participating in other community activities. 

Another idea is to host virtual meetings with family and friends who are far away. 

3. Send special Christmas cards 

Christmas cards are an essential tradition for many people during the Christmas holidays. 

However, consider doing or choosing unique cards this year. 

Instead of sending the usual cards with reindeer and Santa pictures, consider sending cards with Bible verses or Christian graphics. 

That way, you’ll proudly share with your family and friends that you are a Christian and spread the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

4. Help a needy family 

To celebrate the season, you can also find out if there’s a needy family in your community. Or find a local charity that organizes adopt-a-family programs and pick a family to assist this holiday season. 

If your family is already involved in the activity, you can consider adding one more needy family. Giving brings so much joy, especially at a time and season we remember Jesus as a gift to the world. 

5. Deliver a food basket to a shelter 

Giving back to the community never grows old. 

So, you can find local shelters in your city, visit them, and give items such as food, clothes, diapers, or other practical items they may need. 

You can even volunteer to help them with activities and serving. Volunteering in a shelter during the Christmas season helps teach and instill in us values such as compassion, humility, kindness, and respect for others.

Happy Christmas Holidays!

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, December 17, 2022, 01:19 am | No Comments »


 
A successful Christian is one who strives to live a life that’s pleasing to the Lord by being obedient to God’s Word, walking in the Spirit, and bearing fruit.

Obedience to God’s Word is essential. The Bible in (James 1:22) says we must be doers of the Word and not just hearers.

Walking in the Spirit means that we are led by the Spirit of God and not by our flesh according to (Galatians 5:16).

Finally, bearing fruit is a natural result of a life that is surrendered to Christ. When we yield to Him, the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives (Galatians 5:22-23).

In this blog post, we’ll expound on how to focus and achieve the above-mentioned pointers to become a successful Christian.

Having a personal and intimate relationship with God

You can’t be a successful Christian if you don’t know God and don’t relate with Him. Thus, it’s important to have a personal relationship with God to achieve a successful Christian walk.

Through a personal relationship with God, you’re able to grow in faith and knowledge of Him. Because He’ll teach you, His ways. You’re also able to receive His guidance and wisdom for your life.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)

Additionally, having a personal relationship with God allows you to experience His love, mercy, grace, peace, and joy all of which are important virtues for a successful Christian walk.

Do regular prayer and Bible study


Prayer and Bible study are key things a Christian must do to grow in their faith.

Specifically, prayer helps us to communicate with God and to develop a relationship with him.

Bible study on the other hand, helps us to understand what God has revealed to us in his word. Both activities are a necessity if we want to grow in our faith and become successful Christians.
 

Regularly attend church

It is important to attend church on a regular basis for the following reasons.

First, to get an opportunity to stay connected to the community of believers. Second, to grow in one's faith. Third, to worship God and to learn more about Him. Lastly, as a way to receive encouragement and serve others.

Its God's will for a believer to consistently meet with other believers. And when we do God’s will, we can say that we are effective in our Christian walk. 

At Westside Bible Chapel, we are a family integrated church with a warm welcome to all.  

Christian fellowship

Christian fellowship is extremely important for the believer. It is a time to come together and encourage one another, to build each other up in faith, and to pray for one another. It is also a time to fellowship with other believers and to get to know them better.

Christian fellowship is an important part of the Christian life and should not be neglected.

And let us consider one another to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Therefore [comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

A successful Christian is not defined by possessions or accomplishments.

Rather, he/she is to be defined by their relationship with Jesus Christ. When we are obedient to His Word and walking in His Spirit, we will be successful in our Christian walk.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:43 am | No Comments »

As believers, courage helps us to have faith and become willing to obey God. Courage empowers us to take risks, such as going on a dangerous mission or speaking out against injustice. 

In part 1 of this series, we explored two major ways to become courageous. One, by knowing that God is with you, and through faith. 

How can believers gain courage? 

This blog post will continue looking at more ways to gain courage as a Christian.  

1. Through forgiveness and righteousness

  • The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)
  • Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven (Matthew 9:2)

2. Through hope and trust in God

  • Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold (2 Cor 3:12)
  • Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord (Psalms 31:24)

3. Through being filled with the Holy Spirit

  • And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31)

4. Through knowing that the one in you and with you is greater

  • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)
  • Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.  With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

5. Through prayer

  • For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love…( Ephesians 3:14-17)
  • In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul (Psalms 138:3)

6. Through the testimonies of other believers

  • …and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear (Philippians 1:14)
  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11) 
  • Therefore comfort (encourage or build one another up) each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

Do you feel hopeless and need encouragement? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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