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Prop. 8… Seven Points Federal Judge Overlooked

August 7th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Prop. 8… Seven Points Federal Judge Overlooked)
  1. To say that authentic Christians hate, or fear, those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of the principles of the Christian faith. To “confront in love” simply comes from a desire to honor God, and to truly love and care for others. We must extend compassion but without compromise.
  2. If warning, confronting, challenging, advising, an admonishing can all be categorized as “hate-speech,” then, based on this definition, many parents hate their children. But of course the opposite is true: Parents love their children, so much so that they warn, confront, challenge, advise, and admonish daily. So why are those who do the same often characterized as “hate-mongers”?
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Pastor Shane Idleman

August 2nd, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Pastor Shane Idleman)

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SHANE

Throughout my 20s, I continued to run from God; searching for identity and truth in everything but His Word. By age 28, I had climbed the corporate ladder. Money and success became my gods and ultimately controlled my life. I was driven, but for the wrong reasons. I felt a sense of purpose, but it often left me feeling empty. I was passionate, but for the wrong things. As a result of my misguided focus, my life took several unnecessary turns for the worse. By then, alcohol, anger, and arrogance had taken their toll—my life was crumbling around me. At that time, I believed I was strong because I could bench-press over 400 pounds, drink a 12-pack of beer, and win most of the fights I was in. What I failed to realize was that I was weak; I was dying spiritually. I didn’t have control of my life—my life had control of me.

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#1 Hindrance to Knowing God’s Will – Message 3

August 1st, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on #1 Hindrance to Knowing God’s Will – Message 3)

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This the final message in a three part series on knowing God’s will for your life. Join us Saturday, September 25th at 5:30p.m. for Westside Christian Fellowship’s first service.

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#1 Hindrance to Knowing God’s Will – Message 2

August 1st, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on #1 Hindrance to Knowing God’s Will – Message 2)

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This is message two in a three part series on knowing God’s will for your life.

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#1 Hindrance to Knowing God’s Will – Message 1

August 1st, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on #1 Hindrance to Knowing God’s Will – Message 1)

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This is message one in a three part series on knowing God’s will for your life. Join us Saturday, September 25th at 5:30p.m. for Westside Christian Fellowship’s first service.

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Seven Things You Need To Know – Message 1

July 28th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on Seven Things You Need To Know – Message 1)

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Seven Things You Need To Know – Message 1

The first message in the “Seven Things You Need to Know’ Series, by Pastor Shane Idleman – Originally presented on the “Regaining Lost Ground” radio program on KTLW 88.9 FM.
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How We Got Here

July 24th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on How We Got Here)

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Introduction Audio Message

Listen to Pastor Shane Idleman talk about the events leading up to starting Westside Christian Fellowship, and where we are going as a church.

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Entertainment—where do we draw the line?

July 17th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Entertainment—where do we draw the line?)

Someone once said, “I don’t worry about what I watch, or listen to, as long as my heart is right.” This is a very dangerous view. Most will admit, however, that this statement is really just an excuse to cross the line when it comes to entertainment. Let’s be honest: Many rationalize watching and listening to very questionable material because we enjoy it.

What we watch and listen to affects the heart; it’s impossible to separate the two. If we would make it our goal to know Christ more personally, we would preach Christ more powerfully. For example, if a preacher fills his mind with worldly pleasures and desires all week and expects the Spirit of God to speak boldly through him from the pulpit, he will be gravely mistaken: “The gratification of the flesh and the fullness of the Spirit do not go hand in hand” (R.A. Torrey). Who he is all week is who he will be when he steps to the pulpit—the passion and conviction of his message is only as strong as the passion and conviction within him. The same is true with you: “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). What goes in ultimately comes out.

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