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An Update from Your Elders

Texas Governor Abbott issued a mandate on Thursday for all Texans to wear a mask when out in public to help curb the increase in recent COVID-19 cases throughout the state. Our Westside elders “strongly recommend” members comply with the spirit of the Governor’s executive order in our assemblies out of concern for one another’s health as well as a desire to obey the laws of our state government. Your cooperation in this would be most appreciated. Children 10  and…

A God Who Says What He Means And Means What He Says 

The Westside family mourns this week in the passing of a faithful brother, Jim Powell. In the leading of a public prayer, it was not uncommon for him to use the sentence used in the title of this article. He was thankful to have a God who would, “Say what He means and means what He says.” When he said it, the words might have brought a wry smile to your face, but the more thought that is given, it…
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Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family of Jim Powell

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Diane Powell and family in the passing of Jim last Sunday morning. Jim and Diane have faithfully worshiped and served at Westside for years and have been most appreciated for their sweet spirits and servants’ hearts. For years Jim served as one of our deacons and especially excelled in the area of benevolence.  A Visitation will be held at Nalley Pickle Welch Funeral Home in Midland this Thursday from 5-7 PM. The funeral service…
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The Gospel and the Common Man

It is one of the simplest of all statements made in the New Testament. The words at the end of Mark 12:37, “And the common people heard Him gladly.” Jesus did not come to be heard by the elite, the rich, or the famous. Jesus came to be heard and listened to by the common. The gospel is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek (Romans 1:16). The…