Author Archives: chesterw

Are You Equipped?

“Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.” Hebrews 13:1 Are you equipped to live an effective life for Jesus? As authentic followers of Jesus, being equipped means we are prepared for a level of expertise we could never […]

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VBS and Romania

Good morning to the OHC family, It’s another amazing day that God has given each of us. This time last week over 120 were gathered at our church for VBS. A truly special time in the life of our church. Now, we are in the middle of a fantastic summer. This weekend we will see […]

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Summer 2013

Summer is a great time to experience God! The summer season at One Heart is an amazing time of impact and life change. As we gather together, we are blessed to engage in authentic worship and applicable Bible teaching. Often times our schedules free up some during the summer months and we have time to […]

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Connecting and Encouraging

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Romans 15:1 God puts people in our paths daily who need to be encouraged, need someone to listen, or who need someone to come alongside them to walk through a valley. Everyone needs someone to help […]

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Knock at the Door

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a woman named Rhoda came to answer. Acts 12:13 Have you ever been engrossed in Bible study, or an important discussion, or watching the climax of a mystery movie, and hear a knock on the door? The interruption can be unnerving. Annoying (unless you’re waiting […]

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The Lord’s Hand

“The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.” Acts 11:21 When the Lord’s hand is on us, one of two things happens. Either we feel His hand of correction, or we feel His hand of blessing. Throughout God’s word we see instances when God’s hand […]

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Big Oak Ranch

Dear One Heart Family,   In spite of torrential rain all weekend we had amazing services. God is so at work in our church! This Sunday will be amazing as we celebrate Mother’s Day and honor all of our ladies. We will also dedicate some precious little ones to Jesus!   NOW, I need you […]

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Never Beyond His Reach

“Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” Acts 9:1-2   Have you […]

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Fork in the Road

Fork In The Road   “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ ” Isaiah 30:21 Sometimes God takes us somewhere we don’t want to go so He can accomplish what He wants to do with us. […]

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Your Story, His Glory

“When they heard this they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him.” Acts 7:54 In Acts chapter 7 Stephen confronts the religious, establishment zealots with God’s truth. God’s story was his story. And the self-righteous religious leaders didn’t like it. They were so angry in fact that they gnashed their teeth. Have you ever […]

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Spring is Here!

The cool breeze and spring rains remind us of the change in seasons. Life often presents to us moments of change! In those moments we see things from a different perspective and see life through a new lens. One Heart is a place for a new perspective and a fresh look at your spiritual life. […]

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The Ministry of Presence

Thanks for stopping by www.oneheartchurch.org. We sure hope that you are challenged to become involved and you view the host of programs and activities made available to you. OHC has some nay things to offer each and every member of your family. From child to senior, OHC has it all. We would love for you […]

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Anticipating His Coming

“Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 In these verses Paul taught the Corinthians, […]

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Running the Race

“Let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1b-2   Have you ever been laser focused on a task only to have someone […]

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Answers of Anxiety

II Corinthians 12:5-10 What is your perspective on pain? Do your problems create anxiety? These may be challenging questions for some to answer. We have been looking at what it means to be an overcomer in these last few weeks. We regards to anxiety, an overcomer moves from “why” to “how” in the midst of […]

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2013, So Important!

We enter the most important season of the year as we anticipate Easter. Easter is centered in hope! The hope of the resurrection! It is in this season that we encounter the real difference between Jesus and all other religions. The empty grave! “But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony […]

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Surface or Substance

Have you ever been misled by someone? Do you exercise wisdom when it comes to life? Paul continues his discussions with the Corinthian church in II Corinthians, chapter 11 by looking at what it means to live a life of substance rather than one simply on the surface.   Two key verses in this passage […]

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Bold Enough to Battle

Bold Enough to Battle   What do you currently battle? What lessons did you learn from previous battles? Battles come in all shapes and sizes. They come when we least expect them and the often come more than one at a time. Everyone has battles. What we do with those battles is key and says […]

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Being Overcomers

What an exciting year we have entered. Our focus is clear — We must overcome anything that comes our way! God has a clear direction from His Word and we are blessed to carefully study it together. I want to remind you that there are several key events coming up in the immediate future and […]

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Empowering Victory

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. 1 John 5:1   Think for a moment about your relationship with Jesus today. Who is He in your life right now? Have you talked with Him today? Have you fallen at His […]

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It’s Coming!!

As we enter the final 12 days before Christmas I want to remind you of several exciting things and challenge your heart.  This coming Sunday, December 16,  we have communion—a beautiful part of our Christmas story because it allows us to look inside our hearts.  Make plans to experience it this Sunday at OHC!  We […]

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Christmas Challenge

Dear OHC family,   I love the month of December, the Christmas carols, the sharing of the real message of Jesus! This past Sunday we started an amazing month of ministry in our services. We had a wonderful attendance in both services and anticipate great services this coming Sunday. Make plans to be there now! […]

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One Heart is for You!!

We are delighted that you choose to check on www.oneheartchurch.org during this Christmas season. We have a host of activities planned for you. During these weeks in December, I will be sharing a sermon series entitled Words of Wonder. Christmas is a season of spectacular words! Emmanuel, Glory to God and many others.  Some words we […]

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Suffering as a Christian

Suffering As A Christian   No one wants to suffer. But everyone does at times in life. It is not strange or unusual to suffer. Suffering is as much a part of life as accomplishment or joy or blessings. It’s how we respond to suffering that makes the difference between an authentic follower of Christ […]

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Make Every Day Count!

“In all this, they (your old pre-Jesus, you-only-go-round-once-in-life crowd) are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you.” 1 Peter 4:4.   For lots of us, accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior causes some unfamiliar life challenges in our circle of influence. Suddenly we’re on […]

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Links That Lead To Life

You shall be holy, for I am holy. I Peter 1:16   What do you think of when you think of the word “holy”? For a lot of non-believers, and some followers of Christ whose faith may lack conviction, “holy” may be a frightening word. Those people sometimes associate holiness with perfect behavior. They believe […]

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At Just the Right Time

“Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you.” Acts 18:9-10   Can you remember a dark time of loneliness, hopelessness or alienation in your life? That darkness can be physical, emotional or […]

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Reconciling the Ridiculous

“So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.” Acts 17:17 They’re called Jedists. They are a registered religion. The Jedists boast 11 followers and base their religion on the characters from George Lucas’s 1977 movie, […]

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A Stuffed Duck

A Stuffed Duck   What’s the single most valuable thing you have? What would it take for you to give it away? Who would you give it to? Who would you NOT give it to?   Brother Gearl told us the story Sunday of a young Romanian orphan whose most valuable possession (in fact it […]

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Turning the World Upside Down

Turning The World Upside Down “These men who have upset the world have come here also, and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king, Jesus.” Acts 17:6b-7. Paul and Silas were teaching the gospel in the synagogue at Thessalonica. Jewish leaders in the […]

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Reflecting His Sacrifice

” . . .the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?” John 18:11b. You don’t hear a lot about the word “sacrifice” these days. Sacrifice has fallen off our radar. Rhetoric of the day is filled with words such as, “financial gain”, and “appropriations”, and avoiding sacrifice by people who […]

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Reflecting His Victory

“…thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 16:57. When was the last time you felt totally defeated? Christ’s crucifixion on the cross was supposed to be the end of His ministry. The party-crashing Pharisees turned out the lights. The disciples fled. The women cried uncontrollably. But […]

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Move This Summer!

Are we really asking you to move this summer? Well…sort of. While we are not asking you to move from your current dwelling place, we are asking you to consider putting your faith into action this summer. We are going to be talking all summer long about a new series called MOVE – Putting Your […]

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Reflecting the Power of God

“…my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5.   “…the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of […]

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Reflecting His Wisdom

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18.     When Paul wrote his two letters to the Corinthians, they were blending into the sinful, pagan culture around them. They were so corrupt, in […]

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