Pastor Paul's Perspective

Rescue the perishing

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying, snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o'er the erring one, lift up the fallen, tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save;
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying, Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save!

In Christ Alone

The 95 Theses That Started the Reformation

It was the greatest spiritual event since the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the birth of the church. It was the greatest event in 1500 years. What was it? It happened on October 31, 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany.  It was the Reformation.

Harvest Sunday

Harvest Sunday

This Sunday, November 19, is Harvest Sunday at West Pines. It's a Sunday we have been setting aside for years to celebrate God's faithfulness to us and respond by being faithful to Him, specifically in the area of our giving.


Not Ownership

November is a time of stewardship focus here at West Pines. "Stewardship" is the careful and responsible management of something (resources) entrusted to one's care.

Stewardship is using someone else's stuff and being responsible as you take care of what rightfully belongs to another person.

A good steward will borrow something that belongs to someone else (i.e., a car, tool, house, boat, money, clothes, computer, bike . . .) and return it in the same or better condition than when it was borrowed.

"But God"

The Words That Change Everything

What's your life's journey been like? Can you describe it?

All of us have a story to tell. A journey or path to talk about. So different, so unique are our stories that no two are exactly alike. And yet there is a thread that runs through all of our lives and connects us. What is it, you ask???

As Tim the "Tool Man" Taylor used to say

"Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh -- more power . . . "

I believe there is a fascination with power - specifically more of it. All of us, men and women alike, enjoy more power. Whether it's more horsepower in our car engine or more amps in our microwave, we love power. If faced with the choice of a 1/2 horsepower garbage disposal or a 1/3 horsepower disposal, I tend to think most of us would bump it up to the 1/2 horsepower. Why? Because it's more power.

Ask Me For Anything And It's Yours.

Could you imagine God saying, "Hey, Sorber, ask me for anything and it's yours. What do you want?"

My mind would most likely go to health, wealth, family unity, church effectiveness, and maybe some toys like an RV, boat, or a '69 Camaro convertible. (Ok, go ahead and judge me . . . )

Being Loved By God

To Know That You Know

As we make our way through the first chapter of Ephesians this Sunday, October 1, we will see that there was no doubt that the Apostle Paul wanted the "saints who are in Ephesus" (v.1) and the saints who are in West Pines to know that they are blessed (v.3) and loved (v.7-8) by God.

God pursues us!


I know I'm going to show my age on this one, but I want to bring your attention to an amazing poem written by Francis Thompson in the late 1800's.
(wow, I am old)

It's called The Hound of Heaven.  Here are some of the poem's lines:

It's Friend Day!


Have you ever heard it said, "Church would be great if it weren't for the people"?

I know, right . . . . who would ever say such a thing?

OK. I'm guilty of maybe saying something similar to this a time or two. Certainly in jest.

I've also said, much to the chagrin of my wife, that "I really don't like people much . . . ".


I know  . . . what kind of pastor would say that? Am I even a Christian???


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