The saints at Westminster Bible Chapel have had an enduring relationship with Set Free Prison Ministries. Set Free is a faith-based, non-profit, non-denominational ministry whose goal is to reach prisoners with the Gospel, help them grow in the faith through Bible correspondence courses and see them discipled into followers of Jesus Christ who in turn serve others. Operating since 1977 and currently reaching out to prisoners on three continents, Set Free Prison Ministries has carried the gospel to hundreds of prisons in the U.S., Russia and Central Asia.
For more information about this ministry, click here.
Our Wednesday Night Home Bible Study is a time of fellowship, prayer, singing, and studying the Word of God. We are currently studying the book of Romans, which includes topics such as the power of the gospel, the condemnation of mankind, faith and works and the salvation won by Christ, the means to live righteously, the contrast of living under the law and in the Spirit, our assurance of salvation, God’s present and future plans for Israel and the nations, Christian worship, Christian ethics in society and the church, and Paul’s mission and plan to reach Gentiles with the gospel. If you would like to join us and need directions please contact Shawn Wicks.
Building Memories for a Lifetime,
Changing Lives for Eternity”
WBC partners with Verdugo Pines Bible Camp to bring people of all ages and backgrounds a wilderness experience like no other! If you are looking to have your faith challenged or to participate in helping change lives through the power of Jesus Christ, this is the ministry for you. Our various camps run throughout the year, primarily during the winter and summer months.
The mission of Verdugo Pines Bible Camp is to provide a God honoring environment away from the daily routine and distractions of life where one develops an intimate relationship with their Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ through God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.
The mission of our Sunday school program is to transform the lives of children for the glory of God through the teaching of God's Word.
Our current teachers are:
Rebekah Wilson (K-2)
Helen Morris (K-2)
Debra Broadbent (Youth, 6-12)
Note: The Sunday school program is looking for teachers. If you are interested in this ministry, or you just want to help out while we look for teachers, please contact us.
Picture: The youth enjoyed a day at Disneyland!
Over the next few months we will be studying various topics found in the Book of Proverbs.
Who Wrote Proverbs?
Proverbs is an anthology of wisdom sayings. While the main heading associates the book with Solomon (1:1), elsewhere we find contributions by anonymous wise men (22:17), Agur (30:1), and King Lemuel’s mother (31:1). But, for certain, it is Solomon who is featured (see also in 10:1; 25:1).
Solomon’s reign is described in Kings and Chronicles. These are years of unprecedented success and prosperity for Israel. Solomon inherited a united kingdom won by the wars of his father, David. The beginning of his reign was peaceful, with no significant internal or external enemies. Such a time was right for productive and positive international contact, including that between wisdom teachers.
The historical books describe Solomon’s wisdom as having a divine origin. In response to the king’s piety (1Kings 3:1–15), God allowed him to choose a gift. Rather than wealth or honor, Solomon asked him for wisdom, and God granted it to him. Indeed, God was so pleased with his choice that he also gave him honor and wealth. The narrative that follows tells stories about the exercise of this divinely-granted wisdom (4:16–28).
God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. He spoke 3,000 proverbs… Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom. (1Kings 4:29-34)
It is notable that Solomon’s wisdom is frequently set in an international context, demonstrating its universality. The queen of Sheba’s visit is an event that illustrates this point greatly (10:1-13).
How Is the Book of Proverbs Relevant to Me?
The book of Proverbs is a book of instruction—a manual for daily living; therefore, it focuses on human character and conduct and the consequences of it. The book’s observations and admonitions about life are beneficial to all, even those outside of the community of faith. A person who lives according to the principles found in Proverbs will find that their life here on earth is blessed in many ways.
If you would like to participate in the music ministry on Sunday mornings by singing or playing a song, or if you would like to join the music ministry team, we would love to give you the opportunity, so please contact us.