Author Archives: chesterw

Imitators of God – Kim Day

Imitators of God – Kim Day During one of our staff meetings, Pastor Gearl led us to Ephesians to challenge us to walk in love! Ephesians 5:1-2 says “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and […]

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Destined for Victory – Gearl Spicer

Destined for Victory Can I win in this life? For some of you this might be an interesting question right now? But I can assure you that we have all asked this question at some point in our lives. We all deal with “things.” Momentary defeat steals our long-term perspective. Doubt disables our direction in […]

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Questions – Jack Wheatley

Questions Questions are important during these days and asking the right questions, even more so. Some answers to all our question elude us but some answers are readily available. For instance, we do not know “when” we will be able to get back to normal, but we know “how.” When we are given the green […]

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Axis of a Living Faith

Axis–defined–real or imaginary line of which something rotates The line can be imaginary but it still exists!  How we identify our axis determines the power of our true faith.  God provided Jesus to all of us that would become our axis of life.  He is not imaginary but truly visible in our lives. That real line aligns […]

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Dr. Bailey Smith Tribute Page

Reflections on a great life and servant of God – Dr. Bailey Smith Please take a moment to send comments and reflections to the family from your heart. Dr. Bailey Smith was faithful to his calling, passionate about preaching and loved Jesus. I have no doubt that his experience in heaven meeting all who came […]

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God is Moving

Dear One Heart family, Today, I rejoice in my heart about our amazing church. God has truly blessed us in fantastic ways as we obey Him and follow His Word. As we get ready for Sunday, I am rejoicing at His hand on our ministry. *Three new classes launched 2 weeks ago and they are […]

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Proverbs 23:12

Very early this morning I was meditating on Proverbs 23:12. This verse centers in on application and focus. It states, “Apply your heart to discipline and your ears to words of knowledge.” It is pretty clear how important it is to watch over what our heart focuses on and what our ears listen to. I […]

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What If ?

Imagine you are given the opportunity to make an amazing decision that changes everything in your life. It all begins with – WHAT IF? Recently, I have been watching as God continues to bless our church, and every Sunday I watch people make the decision to consider this question – WHAT IF?   So, on our […]

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Engage 2016

Today I find myself remembering the key concepts of our mission strategy moving forward with ENGAGE–Believe God, Pray Passionately, Give Faithfully, and Go Obediently. As I reflect on those core concepts, I realize they are action steps to the Great Commission. In Acts 1, after Jesus had ascended, the angel asked the question–Why are you […]

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Don’t Shrink Back!

It is late on Saturday night and can’t sleep until I write this challenge. Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year of Sundays! It is 2016! The year God has allowed us to live and serve Him! The writer of Hebrews writes something quite interesting in 10:39. Here he states we are not of those who […]

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Wonderful Thought!

A very wonderful thought; today I think about the real amazing gifts in life we get. The blessing of true friends, real love and a grace filled life. This year if you think about these gifts then none need to be wrapped and put under a tree….they will all be connected to another tree–the cross. A […]

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Happy Anniversary

Celebrating Ten Years of One Heart Church It is hard to believe that the amazing story of One Heart started ten years ago. It is breathtaking to see all that God has done in these years. He has allowed so many to find a true home for their spiritual journey. I am thankful that during […]

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Summer is Done! OHC Gears Up!

Summer is over! School has begun in Norcross and beyond. OHC is ready! Fall always brings new and exciting things to the family of One Heart church and this fall is no exception. Our newest sermon series is called AUTHENTIC DISCIPLE. Jesus shared many life-changing things to those closest to Him.  AUTHENTIC DISCIPLE looks into what […]

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Jesus Is Your Joy!

It strikes me so clearly that we live in a world full of negativity that invades the space we live in, to attempt to impede our focus and pursuit. The continual bombardment ,that has as it’s intent, to dismantle our purpose and steal our joy is a product of a fallen world. Today I am […]

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Contentment and Satisfaction

“How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.” -Psalm 65:4 (NASB) David said it this way….WE will be satisfied with the goodness of your house…What a great reminder of contentment and satisfaction. […]

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Stumbling and Standing

Ever have a thought burning in your mind and know you ought to process it? I have been thinking a lot about what Jude 24 says–now to Him who is able to keep your from stumbling and to make you stand. There is such a vast difference in stumbling and standing. Of course the application […]

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Choose His Path

Today I had a unique encounter with a dear friend who reminded me as he spoke of his daughter that the only path that really matters is the one God places before you. Watching his tears reminded me of why it is so important to choose HIS path. Why wait for a dead end when […]

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Spring Forward!

I wanted to take a moment to remind you of some important items before the weekend hits! 1. TIME change happens this Sunday. Please spring your clocks forward one hour and be in church. Make a note now! 2. Mug and Muffin for all our ladies. An amazing time awaits all of our ladies and […]

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Experiencing God’s Agenda

How clearly do you understand God’s agenda for your life? In order to understand it, your faith has to be vibrant and alive! If you want to know God’s agenda for your life you must realize that a living faith creates expectations that empower, directions that engage and effectiveness that enables. Faith says that you […]

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