WEEKLY EMAIL CONNECTIONS - June 2 , 2020


Weekly Bible Reading:

Week of May 31st: Acts 22-26


Reminders:

Senior Sunday is June 7th. Online services are available for those who are not able or not comfortable with getting out in public. All weekly classes and Sunday evening services are canceled until further notice.Sunday morning services can be viewed on our website: westhillchurch.net/media/sermon-downloads or our Facebook page or on YouTube. Giving is available at westhillchurch.net/donate or mail to Westhill Church of Christ, P.O. Box 766, Cleburne, TX 76033.


 

Prayer Focus: Students and Graduating Seniors

 

Devotional Thought for the Week:

 


Wisdom: An Offer You Can Refuse


Mike Franzese was interviewed by Jim Rome and related the story of how he turned his life around. Once considered the biggest moneymaker for the mob since Al Capone, Franzese quit the mob, pled guilty, and accepted a ten-year prison sentence. He lived to tell (and even write) about it. One of his books is entitled I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse.

 

In the interview, Franzese explained to Rome about how he turned his life around: "I was very influenced by the book of Proverbs, King Solomon. I thought it was the most brilliant book I'd ever read. I read it quite extensively when I was in prison." 

 

Rome was amazed. Proverbs wasn’t the book he expected a mafia boss to be reading in prison! But Franzese said it was true, and he continued: "My second stint in prison I picked up Proverbs, started reading King Solomon, and I was just fascinated that just about every answer in life is in that book. And I said, 'You know what? When I get out of prison, I'm going to try to do my business like Solomon does--with integrity--and follow a different direction.'"

 

Here is what is true about God's wisdom: God makes you an offer you can refuse, but you will wish you hadn't (see Prov. 1:23-33). Say yes to God and to his wisdom, and you will find guidance and help in all aspects of how to live a life worth living (see Prov. 3:5-8).





Clyde H. Slimp

Preaching Minister

Westhill Church of Christ

Cleburne, Texas