Welcome to Westside Church of Christ
We are a body of believers on a mission to love God and love others. Though we are all flawed, we strive to follow God's leading. We set our sights on being saved by God, sent by God, and led by God.
Every year we select one piece of scripture and focus on it weekly--a practice referred to as Dwelling in the Word. We believe that our ever-changing circumstances allow and require that we return again and again to God's word, listening for new insight and understanding.
We invite you to join us in our constant pursuit of God's truth by studying...
Ministry of Reconciliation
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:5:17 Or Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin. 21 Or be a sin offering for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.