12/15/2012 – “Divorce—Don’t Twist Scripture to Make it Fit” – Pastor Shane Idleman

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 12/15/2012 – “Divorce—Don’t Twist Scripture to Make it Fit” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Perhaps one of the most difficult Scriptures dealing with divorce or separation is found in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, “A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And the husband must not leave the wife.” This clearly states that those who are divorced and/or separated, unless “scripturally released,” should not remarry, but instead, seek restoration….
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Divorce: You Can’t Control The Choices Of Others

March 19th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Divorce: You Can’t Control The Choices Of Others)

Part five in a series on divorce and remarriage.

As I said last week: Perhaps one of the most difficult Scriptures dealing with divorce or separation is found in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, “Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband, and a husband is not to divorce his wife.”
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Divorce: Obedience To The Scriptures Brings Healing

March 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Divorce: Obedience To The Scriptures Brings Healing)

Part four in a series on divorce and remarriage.

As I said last week: Every situation is different and some divorces are inevitable, but for the large percentage of those who can rebuild and restore their relationship, two choices are available—to face the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret. Disciplining yourself to do the right thing is hard, but living with the pain of regret is much harder.
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The Forgotten God – Who is the Holy Spirit?

November 13th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on The Forgotten God – Who is the Holy Spirit?)

It may be hard to believe, but I actually knew a pastor who asked his worship leader to remove all songs mentioning the Holy Spirit. How sad…in his zeal to avoid charismatic excesses, he actually quenched the Spirit.

Why is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit so confusing when the Bible is crystal clear on the need for the Spirit’s power? In my opinion, one of the problems is “balance”, or a lack thereof. Many churches tend to embrace one extreme, or the other. Some have identified the two extremes as resembling either circuses or cemeteries. In the circus environment, anything goes. Ungodly behavior is excused by saying, “The Spirit is moving.” Often, the Spirit is not moving; human emotions, and fleshly impulses are. The Holy Spirit may, or may not be present, but sheer outward acts are no guarantee.

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How Do We Measure Success? – 10/02/2010

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on How Do We Measure Success? – 10/02/2010)

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Sermon from the second service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on October 2, 2010. The second message from the “What is God’s Will for My Life?” was called “How do we Measure Success?”.

“How do we Measure Success?” Second Service – Sermon Audio.

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