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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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The Miracle of Christmas

The Miracle of Christmas

As we make the turn into the homestretch and set our sights on Christmas, we start looking for those familiar stories and sights that usually surround us at this time of the year. You know what I mean, the angel Gabriel, Mary and Joseph, Zechariah and Elizabeth, the shepherds and the wise men, all of which are part of the Miracle of Christmas. However, if you will allow me, I would like us to travel down some of the "backroads" of the story and perhaps gain an understanding of the Miracle of Christmas from a little different perspective. Oh, don’t worry, we will still touch on many of those familiar figures to some degree, but our consideration of some less familiar passages will perhaps bring us greater insight concerning Christ’s coming and how amazingly astounding this event really is for the whole world. It is my hope that it will stir your heart and bring the Miracle of Christmas alive in such a way that it may awaken a new joy and appreciation of God’s great love and mercy for us all. Merry Christmas! ~Pastor Frank

God Will Be Faithful

God Will Be Faithful

The Westside Christian Church pastoral staff would like to wish you and your family the very best this Thanksgiving and beyond. We know and understand the craziness of “The Holiday Season” but pray that you will take some time to stop and reflect on all God has done in and through your life; and will continue to do moving on into the new year. Make this year different by remembering God’s goodness, by taking some time to be still before the Lord and by remembering why we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Getting our priorities straight will go a long way in bringing some sanity back to a chaotic world and you might just discover true “peace on earth” through Jesus himself. May God richly bless you and keep you! ~Pastors Frank Mascaro, Nathan Cherry & Tom Hartung

Thanksgiving With Jesus - What's It Really Mean Anyway!

Thanksgiving With Jesus - What

So, what is Thanksgiving? I mean what does it truly mean and why do we celebrate it? For some people its all about friends and family. For others its about the food they enjoy eating. Still others focus on the day off from work watching football or preparing for the next day’s shopping extravaganza. And where does Jesus fit into all the holiday hysteria?! But when you stop and think about “Thanksgiving,” what are we really trying to convey? I’m glad you could join us today as we take a biblical approach to the idea of Thanksgiving and discover what it truly means to be thankful. It’s about more than pilgrims, Indians and turkey my friends! So prepare your hearts, get settled in and join me as we take a look at “Thanksgiving With Jesus: What’s It Really Means Anyway!” ~Pastor Nathan Cherry

Living Like God Matters

Living Like God Matters

Our worldview -- that is, how we really think about life -- determines how we live and the choices we make. If we believe that the God of the Bible exists and is trustworthy, then why is it that in most cases, we do not live and act consistently with what we claim to believe about God and ourselves? As followers of Christ, shouldn't we, more than those around us, have the confidence to live "riskier" lives by trusting the hand of God each day? Isn't that what growing in our faith is really all about? I mean, what would our lives look like if we lived every day as if God really matters in our lives? As we begin our sermon series, "Living Like God Matters", I hope we will be inspired and gain a new confidence in God, to trust in His faithful guidance, grace, and goodness, and see Him do amazing things in and through our lives. ~Pastor Frank

God's Blueprint for the Church, Part 2

God

As we discovered in our study of the first part of the Book of Acts, the church had its beginning in the city of Jerusalem. It began to grow even amid opposition from Jewish leaders - but it soon became comfortable. God allowed persecution to come so that the church would move out and obey Christ’s command to be His witnesses in all the world, even to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8) That command from our Lord has not been rescinded nor revoked. In the second part of God's Blueprint For The Church, we will see the expansion of the message of Jesus spreading from Israel to Asia Minor to Europe as the apostle Paul and his companions boldly exemplify God’s mission for His church. May we hear, understand and willingly follow the examples we will glean from their passion for and engagement with God’s design for the Church as we look at God's Blueprint for the Church, Part 2. ~Pastor Frank

Easter 2011

Easter 2011

HE IS RISEN! I’m so glad that you chose to worship with us on this wonderful day of the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most significant and life changing event in all of human history and I hope your life will be impacted in some way by this wondrous truth as we spend this time together. This morning we will look at a song, listen to a pointed story and move on to hear a powerful Apostle as we learn how the Bible takes the story of Easter “From Rejected Stone...To Living LORD.” ~Pastor Frank

Nehemiah: Building a Life of Faith

Nehemiah: Building a Life of Faith

In its most basic content, the book of Nehemiah is an account of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, the dwelling place of God in the Old Testament and the center of life for Israel (and really, the whole world. It is from the life and times of Nehemiah that we will glean some wonderful truths that will benefit our spiritual development and growth. For here is a man who desired to know the plans of the Lord and act upon them; proving himself faithful even during the most trying of times. He teaches us that as individual followers of Christ and as the church collectively, if we keep our hearts and minds fixed on God and yielded to His will, we will experience success with God and will develop a strong and steady faith even amid constant opposition. Join us as we study Nehemiah: Building A Life Of Faith. ~Pastor Frank Mascaro

Setting The Course For A New Year

Setting The Course For A New Year

The hustle and bustle of the end of the year has come to be another memory and we find ourselves staring down the corridor of a new year. It is a time for getting things in order to move forward, to make changes, to venture into new territories and start out with new resolve to be and do things that will bring success and benefit to ourselves and others. It is like setting out to sail into the unknown – we first need to chart a course to follow that will help us to be prepared for every wind and wave and challenge that may come our way. The apostle Paul provided some sound advice that may serve us well as we set out on our 2011 life adventure. Join us as we study together “Setting the Course for a New Year”. May it be a blessed journey for you and yours this year!!! ~Pastor Frank Mascaro