Author Archives: chesterw

Back Against the Wall

ALL IN—-BACK AGAINST THE WALL Facing the Inevitable Psalm 34:4 Have you ever faced a challenge that seems so overwhelming that it pushed your back against the wall? Have you ever come to a place where you didn’t know where to turn? How did you find your way beyond the wall?  The series we are […]

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Authentic

Authentic—-All in for Jesus Are you real? Do you care? Two questions that form the backbone of effective living and service. They also frame the entire year of 2022 at One Heart Church.  We will be spending the year focused on being all in for Jesus.  The pathway that leads too authenticity can be noted […]

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Blessings – Rejoicing in Him!

Rejoicing in the blessings that God has given us is a part of every believer’s life. During these weeks at One Heart Church, Gearl Spicer is preaching on some of the wonderful blessings we are afforded. We will look at the blessings of our heritage, our mission, our nation and our story. Join us each […]

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Psalms – A Powerful Reminder

This morning the Bible said a powerful reminder to me. We often look for the good things in life. David when dealing with great challenges found himself remembering a simple affirmation he had from God. Psalm 34:10–They who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing. I think that is clear….what […]

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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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Grace Changes Everything

Can you imagine the real power of grace? God’s amazing grace is beyond comprehension, as it reaches into our hearts and changes everything about us! The real joy of life comes through His grace. As we embark on a journey into understanding the power of His grace, it is my prayer that you will join […]

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Tackling the Impossible

Imagine you find yourself facing the impossible! It is a task bigger than you and the only way to make it happen is to adjust your life. You realize to adjust your life is to change everything as it has been to experience what only He can do. Currently, we are studying every Sunday morning […]

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Real Love

Grasping the reality of real love. Much is said about love in our day and much is misunderstood. Love is so much more. It is the greatest expression of God’s personal plan for our lives. For God so loved! Love is the affirmation of His purpose for our lives. He has designed every day to […]

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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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God’s Amazing Warmth!

This morning as I walked out into the cold I was reminded of the amazing warmth I felt in our church this past Sunday. I watched as we worshipped and praised Him. I watched as we fellowshipped together afterwards! I watched as the children ran through the hallways with joy in their hearts. I was […]

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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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Deciding to be a Lifechanger!

Deciding to be a Lifechanger! Imagine you have the opportunity to do something that really matters. As you consider the opportunity you have a deep assurance you can truly make it happen. You go after the moment with intensity and desire. It is your opportunity to truly change the world. Life is full of moments […]

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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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Relying on Jesus

Relying on what matters in life. I often find that it is easy to rely on something that can’t carry us all the way home. As we rely on His grace we discover the blessing of His presence. I encounter a lot of folks who rely on an opinion-I rely on obedience! I see folks […]

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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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Waking Up In Victory!

Waking up to Victory! As I get ready to rest for the night. When you wake up in the morning. Think about the victory we have in Jesus. May His victorious Spirit rule in every heart of everyone I know and love. He is the champion of life. Sweet victory tomorrow is our story! – […]

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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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Focus

A mid week moment that hopefully will challenge your heart. Today as I was reading Psalm 27:4—David makes the statement…ONE thing I have asked of the Lord, that I will seek. His words reminded me of the need we all have to FOCUS! Imagine the difference in life if we focused on what is eternal […]

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Identity

I have a thought that captures my attention this morning so before I leave for work I wanted to write a few words. It seems in our confusing world IDENTITY has become confused with what we do or who we are or who we know. As I get older I realize more and more there […]

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Living Faith

Dear One Heart Family and Friends, This Sunday we begin an adventure to the heart of a living faith. We will look at what happens when discipline, impact and encouragement collide in our lives. I am confident this year holds for each of us the opportunity to encounter our great God in an amazing and […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Those two words express the beginning of the most amazing season of the year. It is the time when the miracle came to life so that we might have life. It was at Christmas that Jesus was born of a virgin in the town of Bethlehem. The story still captures my imagination. I […]

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Glorious!

Our annual Christmas Production is called Glorious and takes place on December 14 at 6:00 PM. This year’s production, hosted by OHC Praise, featuring wonderful music of Christmas, dancers, excellent costuming and tremendous lighting effects. It will be fun for the whole family!

Christmas Eve @ OHC

Come and enjoy and wonderful service of worship on Christmas Eve. Our annual Christmas Eve Service will take place at 5:00 PM on December 24 in the Worship Center of One Heart Church. This is a wonderful service that the whole family will want to attend.