Summing the Psalms – Week 6

We are seen as faithful and blameless if we trust the One who was first faithful and blameless. Psalm 18:20-27 God’s way is perfect. His word is flawless. Blessed are those who don’t take that truth for granted. Psalm 18:28-33

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Resurrection Sunday (Easter)

Despite the name it is more commonly known by, this particular Sunday is the day we celebrate Jesus proving He was God and everything He said and did could and should be trusted. March 27th is Resurrection Sunday. As we get ready for one of the most exciting Sundays of the year, …

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Egg Fest 2016

It is time for our first Big Give, and this year, we are making it bigger than ever. Egg Fest is March 19th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Egg Fest is an event that purposes to bring families together in support of our community. There will be live performances all day, …

Summing the Psalms – Week 5

The good God provides while being by our side is more than can be described. Psalm 16:7-11 If you do what is right or are repentant when you don’t, be confident God will protect you from the lies of your foes. Psalm 17:1-9 Self-gratification is a dangerous game that appears …

Summing the Psalms – Week 4

When others say to quit, God says, “I’m still here and I’m still in control.” Hold on to God and never look back. Psalm 11 When the words of others sting, remember the words of God save. When their words hurt, God’s words heal. Psalm 12 When God seems distant, …

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Let’s Skate Valentine’s Day Weekend

How often is ICE SKATING offered in our own back yard?! This is a family event  ( kids, too – even though the picture shows a couple ) Skating is available Saturday & Sunday February 13th and 14th from 2-7 pm each day.  So, please share this with others and …

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Discover Oak Leaf – 02/14/2016

Would you like to learn more about Oak Leaf Church? Do you have questions but are not sure where to go for answers? Are you ready to become a partner? Discover Oak Leaf is for you! This session is designed to help us get to know each other better and look at …

Summing the Psalms – Week 3

The happiness of those who practice evil is an illusion. Evil is always a trap that eventually snares. Psalm 7:12-17 As big and majestic as God is, we are still at the forefront of his mind. That should motivate us to give Him praise. Psalm 8:1-9 A thankful heart gives …

Summing the Psalms – Week 2

Nothing else should be allowed to compete for your heart. Seek God alone and your heart will be filled with Joy. Psalms 4:1-8 Crying out to God should be accompanied by a heart check and patient expectation. Psalm 5:1-6 While the variety of hostile forces around us try to bring …

Summing the Psalms – Week 1

God is not intimidated. He laughs at those that band together against him. Psalm 2:1-4. My way will lead to destruction. His way leads to life. There is no escape from Him, only refuge in Him. Psalm 2:5-12 God provides. God protects. Have confidence He will get you through the …

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New Series: Rumors Of God

We begin the new year diving into one of the most dynamite books in the entire Bible. Galatians lays out the explosion of truth about the Gospel being not only for those who do not yet believe, but also the foundation of faith for those that do. The problem is, …

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Five Year Anniversary

It all started in January 2011. Can you believe it has been five years! Join us January 31 at 5:00 PM as we celebrate all God has done over the last five years in a special night of worship. We have several ways we are going to remember the last five years. This is …

Summing the Psalms

I picked up a copy of Tim and Kathy Keller’s new devotional through the Psalms entitled Songs of Jesus just before Christmas and starting the daily reading just before the new year. If you know me, you know how much I like Tim Keller and the Psalms. This seemed like a …

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Group Connect – 1/17/2016

We are very excited to be hosting Group Connect on January 17th at 6 PM. Life is to be lived out in community and this is a great place to find it. We have a variety of groups on different evenings in hopes that you can find one that will work …

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LADIES NIGHT OUT – 1/8/2016

Mark you calendars for Friday, January 8th at 6:30 for our first Ladies Night Out of 2016. We are going to celebrate His life giving promises as we begin a new year. Invite a friend, come hang out, and meet a new friend. Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to …

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for joy, peace, generosity, and hope. Yet many of the images we see these days of Christmas show the opposite. From fighting over black Friday shopping deals and to over the top home decorations, have we forgotten what Christmas is all about? In our new sermon series beginning November 29th, …

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2015 A Rockin’ Christmas Eve Eve

Get ready to rock the night away? Join us December 23rd at either 6:00 or 7:30 PM for a jam-packed hour-long Christmas show that will have you celebrating the most exciting time of the year. This family-friendly concert will feature some of the most fabulously fun Christmas songs as well as …

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2015 Christmas Offering

From the wide variety of service projects led by our groups to another successful year of Big Gives to, most importantly, all those who made decisions to follow Christ and make their faith public through baptism, 2015 has been a banner year! As 2016 quickly approaches, we want to be as ready as we can be …

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2015 Winter Celebration

Christmas time is one our favorite times of the year. We love all of the parties, good food, and great times with family and friends. And since one of our core values is Respond to God’s Love Together, we want to come together by throwing a special Christmas party just for …

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Kid’s Christmas Pageant

Set the evening of Sunday, December 13th aside to celebrate Jesus as the greatest gift of all,  as well as our amazing group of children at Oak Leaf Church. It’s bound to be one fantastic evening!  Kids will be singing and performing the Christmas story in their own special way. …

Goliath Was The Underdog

Recently I gave a short devotional based on one of my favorite stories from the Old Testament. Below is the transcript of that devotional.   1 Samuel 17:39-51 David and Goliath is by far one of the most recognized stories from the Bible. It is the quintessential metaphor to every underdog …

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30 Days of Thankfulness

November is the month for thanksgiving, and we are encouraging everyone to say thanks everyday for the whole month. Over the next 30 days, we are going to send out an idea a day to help remind you to say thanks often and in some pretty fun ways. If you would like …

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Special One Service

There is a whole lot special about this Sunday. On November 8th, we will be gathering together for a special time of worship and celebration. This special one service will be at 10:30 AM and will consist of baptism, communion, extended singing, and a brief message continuing our Say Thanks series. …

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Faithful

We are looking forward to being together again, Friday evening, November 6th at 6:30 for our Ladies Night Out – “Faithful.” It will be a sweet night of encouragement and celebrating His faithfulness. Lauren King will be sharing what The Lord has been teaching her about the power of prayer …

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New Series: Say Thanks

Thanksgiving is more than just an American holiday. It is theme found throughout the Bible and a discipline practiced far less than it should be. All over the world and in every culture, people love to be appreciated. However, the busyness of life can sometimes cause us to miss opportunities …

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Night Of Worship

One of the ways we can prove God’s love is by response to His love together. That is what Night of Worship is all about. On October 11 at 6:30 PM, we will gather at the Old Ford Building Auditorium for a evening filled with singing, prayer, and communion.  This will be …

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2015 Golf Scramble

We are having our annual golf outing on Saturday, October 17th. Tee times start at 10:00AM. We will enjoy a nice, cool round of golf full of fun and competition. It doesn’t matter if you are a scratch golfer or stop keeping score after 3 holes because you can’t count …

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New Series: Raise The Bar

The “Sermon on the Mount” is probably the most famous sermon Jesus ever gave. The topics he touched on range from faith to finances. Through it all, His message challenges us to never stop growing our faith and to always raise the bar. Over the next several weeks, we will …

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Goshen Valley Big Give

Our next Big Give is a work day on September 26th. We will be traveling up to the Goshen Valley Boys ranch to display God’s love with action to one of their families and the boys they serve. This is an all hands on deck Big Give so bring your …

God’s Master Plan

“Which one of you, if your child asks for a piece of bread, would give him a stone? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him?” …

A Glimpse of Your Purpose

  How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 Have you ever been so tired and worn from the pressures and demands of …

Even Greater Things

“I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Oh, my! How those words are striking a chord in my heart right now! Obviously, we can still …

With Whom Will You Choose to Stand?

“Once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens. Indicating the removal of things that are shaken – that is, things that have been made – in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that …

Unfinished Business

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…” Hebrews 10:24-25 This past week, one of my closest friends on earth lost her father. It was a …

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Two Services – 9:30 & 11:00

  We are super excited about going back to two services on August 16th. Both the 9:30 and 11:00 AM services will be identical, which means all kids classes, songs, sermons, and everything in-between will be the same. There are several reasons why we are doing this. Here are a …

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Ladies Day Out – 9/12

We are excited to be partnering with Woodstock Church Jasper to host Beth Moore’s Living Proof LIVE Global Simulcast. Instead of Ladies Night Out we will have Ladies Day Out on September 12th. We will gather to hear what The Lord has placed on the heart of Beth Moore. Please …

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New Series: Make It Better

We live in a culture over saturated with information. Countless voices vying for our ear. Every time something horrible happens in the world, everyone all of a sudden has an opinion about what is right and who is wrong. Christians should be a beacon of light during these difficult times, but …

The Unfairness of It All

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 When God calls us to give something up – something precious to us… believe me when I say He has a much better, much bigger plan set in place. He is working ALL …

Unshackled

“Awake, Oh sleeper. Arise from the dead and Christ will shine on you. “ Ephesians 5:14 My entire life, I have been intrigued by the mingling of bright sunshine with deep shadows. If I was standing in the sun, everything exposed around me, my pupils small and trained to work …

Glory Deferred

“Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.” Luke 17:33 LORD, you are continually calling us to give things up; to die to ourselves. You see the underlying factors. You see the motivations of our heart– whether they are for Your …