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The mission of Westside Christian Church is to reach people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and to lead, teach and equip them to become life-long followers of Him.

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Twas The Day After Christmas…

Twas The Day After Christmas…

Christmas: Heaven's Divine Interruption

Christmas: Heaven

I don’t know about you but I just hate interruptions. It seems that just when you sit down to read a good book or watch a movie or have a good conversation with a friend the doorbell rings, the baby cries, the boss needs something or your phone rings. Ever experience that when trying to have some quiet time with God? Interruptions are apart of everyday life and we learn to deal with them. But there was one interruption that changed the course of eternity and that was when God came to earth in the form of a little baby. My heart’s prayer for you and I this Christmas is that we embrace the interruption of Christ into our busy lives. Join me as we take a look at “CHRISTMAS: Heaven’s Divine Interruption”...and may we allow the interruption of Christ back into Christmas! ~Pastor Nathan Cherry

Cloud Control

Cloud Control

Sometimes it is not easy to know what to do or when to do something, is it? God knows that life is filled with decisions and opportunities that we wrestle over. What does God want me to do? How can I know what His will is? It is not just a problem we face as people today, but one that has challenged people since the beginning. God wants to lead us, He wants us to seek His leading and direction because He wants the best for us, even when the best may not be what we think is best or practical at that moment. It is not an easy answer, but God gave us an example of how He will lead and how we are to follow through a people in the desert wilderness. Put on your sandals, grab your bible and join us as we attempt to gain some insight for our own lives today from their example. ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Why Am I Here?

Why Am I Here?

Why am I here? Have you ever woke up and asked yourself that question? If you haven’t, you need to, because there is a reason that God has placed you and I here, in this time and in this place. It is an important question because it is a question of “purpose”, a reason for being. If we want to know what a device is made for, we need to consult the creator of the device and see what the owner’s manual has to say. That is also true for us. We were created for a purpose, there is a reason for our existence. God made us to fulfill a part of His plan and fashioned us for a distinct purpose. Living with purpose is the only way to REALLY live…when we realize and embrace the truth that we are on mission for the God of the universe, it will change everything about us. Does that excite you? Then join us for this series as we explore “Why Am I Here?” ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Coexist – Can Everybody Be Right?

Coexist – Can Everybody Be Right?

A recent Barna poll revealed that four out of ten American adults agreed with this statement: “When Christians, Jews, Buddhists and others pray to their god, all of those individuals are actually praying to the same god, but simply using different names for that deity”. Do all religions lead to God? Does it matter what we believe about God and ourselves? Can’t we just agree that whether you follow Jesus or Mohammed, if you are into Zen or Hinduism or Islam that ultimately we are on the same path to God just taking different routes? We will all end up at the same destination, won’t we? Well, that is a pretty important question isn’t it? That’s what our October sermon series will address – join us as we explore “Coexist - Can Everyone Be Right?” ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Grasping The Heart of God – "Who Loves Ya Baby"

Grasping The Heart of God – "Who Loves Ya Baby"

As Christians, we are often overwhelmed by all that the Bible has to teach us and it can sometimes become more than overwhelming to grab hold of it all. Yet the story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation really is a pretty basic message – one that involves God’s pursuit of humanity that has turned away from Him to their own destruction. It tells of the God who loves people, even a people that have rejected Him, in order to bring them back to a renewed relationship with Him. It is a message that starts with God Himself and reveals His heart – His passion – in order that we might come to embrace His desires ourselves. That’s what we are looking at in this series – Grasping the Heart of God – because we are to become like our Father in heaven. May we turn our eyes to Him and lay our hearts before Him; allowing Him to transform our lives and produce His passion for people in us that He might be praised. ~Pastor Frank

Your Life In CHRIST

Your Life In CHRIST

Seeing Jesus Through The Old Testament

Seeing Jesus Through The Old Testament

To many Christians, the Old Testament is “foreign” territory. By that I mean that if they read the Bible, most of the time it is limited to the New Testament because it is about Jesus. But guess what, so is the Old Testament! How do I know? Because Jesus, Himself, said so. He said,” Everything must be fulfilled that was written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms”. That was the Hebrew division of the Scriptures, which we call the Old Testament. Over the next several weeks, we will take a look at a few of the examples of God giving glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament. Heaven knows of nothing more glorious or wonderful to reveal to man than the Savior…all Scripture converges with Jesus, the Cross and an Empty Tomb. I hope these next few weeks open up a whole new awareness and hunger to dig deeper into the Old Testament and find there the wonders of Jesus! ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Fitting Acts into the BIG Picture

Fitting Acts into the BIG Picture

Every book of the Bible has its place in the overall message and plan of God that is revealed throughout the entirety of the Scriptures. The Book of Acts, and specifically chapters 1-10 which we just studied, is no exception. I thought it would be beneficial for us to tie what we have just learned into the “BIGGER PICTURE” of God’s intent and redemptive purposes for people. God has so beautifully weaved His message in the Bible and through the centuries has patiently worked out His plan on His way to fulfilling His eternal purposes for our salvation and His glory. With that in mind, I hope these messages will bring great joy and a new awareness of God’s faithful love to each of our hearts. ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Acts 1-10: God’s Blueprint for Ministry in the Church

Acts 1-10: God’s Blueprint for Ministry in the Church

The Book of Acts is foundational to understanding God’s plan and purpose for the church. Can you imagine finishing the Gospel of John and then reading the Epistle to the Romans and wondering…how did the church get to Rome? Not only do we have the birth, growth and history of this new entity of God’s design, the church, but we see what the church was to be about doing and how it went about doing it. It has many things that we can learn and apply to our lives as the church today, some 2,000 years beyond the first century. That’s why we are calling this series, “God’s Blueprint of Ministry for the Church” – how can we do better than learn from the apostles and those who showed the way from its very inception? So open your Bible to the Book of Acts and let’s start our journey! ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Easter – How Can You Resist It?

Easter – How Can You Resist It?

HE IS RISEN! Happy Easter everyone and thank you for joining Westside Christian Church this morning as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Easter is such an amazing time...but it can easily be diminished by the many distractions and commercial trappings of the holiday. Today we invite you to push aside those distractions, release your anxieties and stand in wonder at the empty tomb as we consider “Easter...how can you resist it?” Jesus comes to you in a real and living way calling you by name and inviting you to you know Him. Today we invite you to encounter the real Jesus who desires to have a real and powerful relationship with you. The question you must ask yourself is...how can you resist HIM?! ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Living in Light of Christ's Return

Living in Light of Christ

The chronology of end time events is debatable but one thing remains clear and that is that Jesus WILL return physically to the earth as the Scriptures declare. Another clear teaching of the Bible is that followers of Jesus will encounter trouble in this worldly existence (John 16:33) but that we can be confident that we will overcome these troubles one day. In the meantime, how are we to live in light of Christ’s return and yet be faithful in troubled times? The Apostle Paul reminds us, as he did the believers in Thessalonica, that we are to live with expectation of Christ’s return, knowing that God’s judgment will settle all accounts. We are to be steadfast and diligent in the meantime, engaging in God’s kingdom rather than just biding our time. How are you Living In Light Of Christ’s Return? Join us as we take a look at the book of 2 Thessalonians. ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

The Story That Never Grows Old

The Story That Never Grows Old

Everyone likes a good story. We are captivated by various components as the story unfolds - drama, suspense, comedy, courage, faith, strength in adversity – the circumstances and responses of the characters capture our emotions as the story unfolds. The Bible contains the greatest story ever told and is revealed through various literary genres in the Old and New Testaments. It is the story of God’s unrelenting love and His passion to redeem and restore His creation – and specifically people – to His intended place and relationship with Himself. It is the story that we are part of and the story He has placed in our hearts to tell to others and to live out in this world. It is the “Good News” that is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes (Rom 1:16)... and it will never grow old or obsolete, because it is rooted in God’s love. Join us for “The Story That Never Grows Old!” ~Pastor Frank Mascaro