Podcast by FaithWestwood UMC
11-21-2021 Love My Church's Mission
Making disciples of Jesus Christ
We are Jesus’s people, and he gave us our mission. He announced our objective. He issued our orders. And it doesn’t matter how good or big a church is, if we miss this, we miss our calling. Jesus says to disciple people. That means introducing them to Jesus and walking with them on the journey. And by doing so, we will see God give them new life in this world and eternal life in the next. That’s our mission – our purpose and passion. And we pour everything into it. This will be another Sunday you won’t want to miss.
11-14-2021 Love My Church's Vision
To become deep, daring, daily disciples
A vision is a picture of our future. It raises our sites above what we are to what we could become. A strong vision inspires us to passionately pursue that future. At the core of FaithWestwood’s vision is our statement “To become deep, daring, daily disciples.” On this Sunday, Pastor Steve Todd will fill out the bigger picture of what our future together could look like. If you call FaithWestwood home, this is a Sunday you won’t want to miss.
11-07 2021 Health Through Balance And Rest
A gifted person obsessed with one goal can accomplish seemingly super-human feats. But it often comes at great personal cost. We need not squeeze every drop of achievement out of every day. The wisdom of God’s Word teaches us a balance of activity and rest, sociality and solitude, loudness and quietness. God even built balance into the seven-day week. Are you ready to embrace this way of life?
10-31-2021 Health Through Contentment And Simplicity
1 Timothy 6:6-10
If we are to restore a healthy margin to our lives, we will need God to show us the path of contentment and simplicity. We cannot achieve these spiritual qualities on our own. They grow from the peace of Christ within. What if godly contentment became about desiring less rather than getting more? Could you live with that?
10-24-2021 - Restoring Financial Margin
2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Fifty-nine percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, reported a well-known study in 2019. In other words, most people have no financial margin. For some it’s brought on by a low-paying job, or a healthcare crisis. But nearly all of us have impulsive habits that eat away at our financial margin. On the other extreme, Jesus warned us about the dangers of accumulating more and more wealth. What if Jesus was Lord of your money? What joy would this bring?
10-17-2021 Restoring Time Margin
Time is precious. And discretionary time is most precious of all. Reclaiming margin in our schedules will require some difficult decisions. But it’s important that we make them, because a swamped schedule leaves no room for unforeseen opportunities God may send our way. That’s why Dr. Swenson says, “The clock and the Christ are not close friends.” What would happen if Jesus were Lord of your calendar? How would he help you make some margin?