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All Eyes on Jesus (Revelation 1:1–20)
Everyone loves a good story and I have a great story to tell today. It  is the story of future history. It's not fictional—the product of  someone’s imagination—but it's a true story. It's called "The  Revealing of Jesus Christ." This story is about the future, about the  things that must soon take place. But where did this story come from? It  came from God. It came through Jesus Christ. Then, by means of an  angel, to the apostle John. Then, through the apostle John, to all the  servants of Jesus. But, not only is Jesus telling the story, he is the  subject of the story. This story is an autobiography of Jesus. Key Passage: Revelation 1:1-20 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 22, 2021
Managing the Emotions of Reassembling (Psalm 126)
There are many experiences in life that prompt mixed emotions. Walking a daughter down the aisle can bring a father sadness and joy, nostalgia  and pride. Dropping a child off at school for the first time—whether  kindergarten or university—is a feelings’ factory for parents. Attending  a Christian funeral both breaks the heart with grief and fills the heart with hope. These types of circumstances are beyond simple sentiment and spark a variety of simultaneous emotions to be recognized, understood, and managed. So it is as our church family begins to again re-gather after a time of forced separation. There is, all at once, relief, gratitude, joy, and cautious optimism. But there is also a  gnawing cynicism, a deep fatigue, and a resigned helplessness. In other  words, it’s a time of mixed emotions. What do we do with all of that? Are those appropriate reactions? How can we move forward in a way most pleasing to the Lord? Key Passage: Psalm 126 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 15, 2021
Four Terrible Consequences of Legalism (Matthew 12:1–14)
We talk a lot about grace in the church, and, rightly so! As Christians, we are saved by grace, live by grace, mature in Christ by grace, are filled with grace so as to extend grace to others, both inside and outside the church. The importance of God’s grace cannot be overstated. But there’s an enemy of God’s grace that lurks in every Christian church, in every Christian family, and in every Christian heart. That enemy’s name is legalism, and it’s antithetical to grace as it elevates rules, expectations, and traditions to a place of authority that only Scripture should have. Legalism kills joy, strangles liberty, and may be the most tolerated sin in Christianity because it masquerades as serious-holiness and super-spirituality. Our text today is going to help us identify it as the monster that it is and highlight four terrible consequences of legalism. Key Passage: Matthew 12:1–14 Series: Matthew: Of King and Kingdom Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 7, 2021
If Hungry for Rest, Swallow Your Pride (Matthew 11:20–30)
Philip  Melancthon, the great Reformation theologian, once said to his friend and mentor, Martin Luther, “Today you and I will discuss the governance of the universe.” It’s reported that Luther calmly responded: “Today we’ll go fishing and leave the governance of the universe to God.” That’s a picture of resting in the Almighty! And, Lord knows, our world could  use some of that today, couldn’t it? We all desire a respite from doubts  and fears, weariness and loneliness, stressors and frustrations,  burdens and obligations. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to just “leave it all  to God”? Today we’re going to be reminded by Jesus that that type of “divine holiday" is very much available to us all. But we’re also going to notice the realization and experience and enjoyment of that rest necessitates humility. The reality is, pride robs us of rest while humility sends us fishing. Key Passage: Matthew 11:20–30 Series: Matthew: Of King and Kingdom Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 2, 2021
What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Matthew 11:2–19)
Expectations can dictate experiences. If our expectations of a relationship or situation are inaccurate, unrealistic, or misguided then disappointment,  disillusionment, and discouragement often result. To expect your spouse to meet all your needs, your job provide unwavering purpose, your education to secure sustained credibility, or your children to bring unblemished pride is a fool’s errand. This type of anticipation, rooted in nothing more than wishful thinking, is a recipe for tragedy because expectations can dictate experiences. And it’s much the same with our relationship with God and the life of following Jesus. Behind every disappointment with God, every frustration with Christianity, and every disillusionment with the church lurks unbiblical expectations. Why? Because expectations can dictate experiences. Key Passage: Matthew 11:2–19 Series: Matthew: Of King and Kingdom Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 27, 2021
The Believer's Exodus
Without doubt, other than creation, The Exodus is the single greatest  event in the Old Testament. It is an incredible story. It is a story of  rescue and release. It is a story of God rescuing Israel from Egypt. He  not only rescues them from Egypt he leads them through the desert to the  Promised Land. It is a story full of the miraculous work of God on  behalf of his people. They are on their way from slavery to freedom. They are on a journey! It is a story that is lived not only by Israelites but by every person  who has ever sought to follow God. In this sense, the Exodus is a New Testament story as well. Selected Scriptures Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 19, 2021
Declaring Peace, Enduring War (Matthew 9:35–11:1)
The Gospel according to Matthew is written in such a way that it oscillates between stories about Jesus and the teachings of Jesus. All in all, there are five major sections of discourse in this particular book, the first of which is the oft-labelled Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5–7). The second, our text of study today, is an instructional passage often referred to as the Commissioning of the Twelve. As we take in the entirety of this discourse, we’re going to experience the full force of what Jesus was asking of his first-century disciples and, by extension, what he’s asking of disciples today. Key Passage: Matthew 9:35–11:1 Series: Matthew: Of King and Kingdom
May 12, 2021
The Authority of the King: Part 3 (Matthew 9:18–34)
Most  are familiar with this cinematic scene: A bomb with a visible timer is counting down to detonation and, apparently, the only way to disarm it  is to cut one of its two exposed wires. One, if snipped, will shut the bomb off while the other will set it off. It’s a binary choice with life at stake and time running out. In  many ways, that’s the situation Israel was facing in Matthew 9. They had a decision to make about Jesus: Is he the Messiah or not? It was a  binary choice with life at stake and the clock ticking. Now, unlike in the movies where the choice is often guesswork, Israel’s is not. In addition to national expectation and scriptural prediction, since 8:1, Jesus has been providing evidence, authenticating his authority through healings, exorcisms, and fulfilled prophecies. Which wire will the  nation cut? Which choice will you and I make? Key Scripture: Matthew 9:18–34 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 5, 2021
Feasting, Fasting, and Following Jesus (Matthew 9:9–17)
While Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is arguably one of the world’s most famous works of art, if you’ve ever  seen it (whether in-person at the Louvre in Paris or in photos online)  you’ll know that it hangs on a plain, tan wall in a large, mostly-empty  room. The original rationale for such simplicity of presentation was to  help patrons avoid “museum fatigue” caused by over-stimulation. But a  2017 study vindicated the decision as it found that “appreciating beauty  takes conscious thought—and therefore, distracting a person can prevent  them from fully taking in the work of art before them.” Simply stated:  Beauty is best appreciated when undistracted. The same is true of  following Jesus. The Christian life is a beautiful thing, but when we’re  distracted—by sin, tradition, culture, or preferences—its enjoyment and  effectiveness can be diminished. Key Passage: Matthew 9:9–17 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
April 29, 2021
Jesus Died So You Can Live—So, Wake Up! (Matthew 28:1–20)
As Christians, we have been saved unto eternal life. We have been moved  from darkness to light, from death to life. We have, by God's grace,  been raised with Jesus Christ and are seated with with him in the  heavenly places. We are forgiven of all sins—past, present, and  future—and are free from our deserved condemnation. Honestly, this list  could get very long if we simply continued to list all the beautiful,  wonderful blessings the believer has through faith in Jesus Christ, the  Son of God, the resurrected Messiah. The question is, though, since all that is true, how now shall we live?  How do these marvellous realities move us into action? How does what we  have in Christ propel us into this world? How does the knowledge of what  we've been freed from and freed toward motivate our pursuit of  holiness? How does the good news we've received send us into the world  to those who haven't heard? Key Passage: Matthew 28:1-20 Speaker: Stephen Hawkins
April 23, 2021
The Authority of the King: Part 2 (Matthew 8:23–9:8)
Current news headlines suggest that we have a lot to be afraid of. A spreading virus, a falling economy, government overreach, climate change, creeping totalitarianism, the disintegration of the family,  attacks on freedom of speech, and accusations of hate speech. It's like  we’re in a house of mirrors that, instead of seeing our own reflection  everywhere we turn, we see the reflection of something that could kill  us, hurt us, or take something from us. We’re surrounded! Yet, at the  same time, fearful Christians are bad advertisement for the God of all  comfort and peace. In other words, Christ-followers should respond  differently than others to all the fearful happenings around us. But how? Matthew’s helps us answer that question and encourages us in taking small steps away from fear and toward faith. Key Passage: Matthew 8:23–9:8 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
April 13, 2021
What's the Point? (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)
They say "seeing is believing". While human beings have always sought to  understand and explain things that are confusing to them, now, more  than ever perhaps, the world is very skeptical of things that don't make sense. And while there are parts of Christianity that are agreeable to  most, the reality is that Christians worship a supernatural God whose  actions can't always be explained or understood in a natural way. Key Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1-19 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
April 8, 2021
Hope (Hebrews 11:1)
In Hebrews 11:1 we see that hope is another aspect of faith in the unseen or the future. Hope is faith directed to the future. Hope in the secular sense is the expectation of good. Christian hope  goes beyond that to the expectation of God and Christ. I believe that  God not only worked in the past and is working in the present, but will  work in the future for his glory and my blessing. He has made promises  to that effect. Believing in those promises and having a sureness that  they will unfold, and that I choose to invest in them is what the Bible  calls hope. Key Passage: Hebrews 11:1 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
March 31, 2021
True North
Suppose today Jesus was to ask you, “What are you seeking?” What would you say? What would you tell him? Could you tell him that you were seeking God with all of your heart, all of your soul, all of your strength and all of your mind? Could you even tell him that mostly you were trying to seek him but you slip just a little now and then? Could you say that? While world leaders today are busy talking about the Great Reset, a new start, a new beginning for humanity, (really, the humanistic new creation is what they're talking about!), I want us to consider today a Great Spiritual Reset! That is, us getting our lives reoriented to True North, where True North means Jesus. Text: Selected Scriptures Speaker: Lew Worrad
March 25, 2021
Two Important Lessons for Disciples to Remember (Matthew 8:18–22)
It’s  wise to, once-in-a-while, be reminded of what we already know so as to  make sure we’re still moving in the right direction. It’s why a student  will return to their course syllabus, why a traveller will recheck their  compass, why a chef reviews their recipe, and why a contractor revisits  their blueprints. These actions are rarely taken with the intention of  learning something new but, rather, to be reminded of what’s expected,  what lays ahead, and what they’re supposed to be doing. Matthew 8:18–22  records Jesus teaching on a familiar subject: discipleship. For most of  us, following Jesus isn’t a novel concept and, so, we come to this short  paragraph less to learn something fresh and more to be reminded of  what’s expected of us, what lays ahead, and what we’re supposed to be  doing to follow well. Key Passage: Matthew 8:18–22 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 16, 2021
Faith in Three Aspects (Hebrews 11:1–6)
Key Passage: Hebrews 11:1–6 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
March 10, 2021
The Authority of the King: Part 1 (Matthew 7:28–8:17)
In the early days of his earthly ministry,  Jesus made many bold claims. He said he was going to make fishers of men  (4:19). He declared himself humanity’s final Judge (7:22–23) and the  ultimate fulfiller of the law (5:17), a law he asserted had been  mishandled and mis-taught by Israel’s religious leaders (5:20–48).  Yet, perhaps Jesus’s boldest claim was that he was the God-promised  King they’d been waiting centuries for and that, if they repented as a  nation, he would establish the anticipated eternal reign of peace and  prosperity. That’s big talk! But why would Israel believe him? How could  they tell if Jesus actually was who he was claiming to be and could do  what he was claiming to do? They’d need proof and, that’s exactly what  Jesus gives them in Matthew 8 and 9 as he demonstrates his authority  over people, diseases, demons, and even nature itself. Key Passage: Matthew 7:28–8:17 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 1, 2021
Three Steps to Building an Unshakable Life (Matthew 7:13–27)
Storms  in this life are as inescapable as they can be vicious. The rains of  depression, fearfulness, and loneliness fall. The floods of personal  sin, family tension, and relational brokenness come. The winds of  cultural tension, social pressure, and godless societies blow. And all  of it, at times, slams against the walls of our lives. In fact, so common is this experience  that it can safely be assumed that each and every one of us is, right  now, recovering from, going through, or preparing for such an affliction. Sometimes all three at once! As Jesus concludes his  so-called Sermon on the Mount, he acknowledges that while such  overwhelming trials are inevitable in this life, being overcome by them is not. As he concludes his lesson, Jesus describes what its proper application produces: An unshakable life. Key Scripture: Matthew 7:13–27 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
February 27, 2021
How (Really) To Win Friends and Influence People (Matthew 7:1–12)
We  worship a relational God. Being mysteriously Trinity—one God eternally  existing in three distinct-but-equal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy  Spirit—God has always been in perfect relationship with himself. And it’s this relational God who created humanity in his image and likeness (Gen 1:26–27). As such, each of us has been created longing for, surrounded by, and in need of relationships. The problem is, Genesis 1 is followed by Genesis 3 and, when sin entered the world and the curse fell upon creation, everything was negatively affected, including relationships. Sin is why we annoy,  envy, hate, abuse, fear, and fight one another. Sin is why some fear intimacy, being truly known, and trusting others. And, while we know there is a time coming when sin will be removed and we will enjoy relationships as they were meant to be enjoyed, we have to  ask, what do we do in the meantime? How can we buffer against the brokenness of our relationships? In Matthew 7, Jesus teaches how the pursuit of true righteousness can change relationships, specifically how righteousness shapes our  interactions with God’s people, with God’s opponents, and with God himself. Key Passage: Matthew 7:1–12 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
February 17, 2021
What To Do With Wealth and Worry (Matthew 6:19–34)
The Bible claims (and we believe!) that “all Scripture is inspired by God and useful”  (2 Timothy 3:16). However, the usefulness of all Scripture is not  uniformly self-evident with some passages seem more obviously applicable  and more immediately practical than others! Arriving at the second half  of Matthew 6, we find a text that requires very little explanation as  to its modern-day relevance as, in it, Jesus addresses two temptations  that each and every Christian has, is, or will  battle in their lifetime. These are temptations that threaten to  distract us and steal the joy and peace to which we have access in  Christ. What are they? They are wealth and worry. All who have a relationship with money—whether you have it, want it, lost it, or need it—and all who experience worry, stress, or anxiety need to hear Jesus’ very useful words. Speaker: Josiah Boyd Key Passage: Matthew 6:19–34
February 7, 2021
Piety Without Pageantry (Matthew 6:1-18)
Today  we’re going to fight a disease together, one that often goes undetected  and has eternal side-effects. The disease is that of exhibitionism—the  desire to be seen and validated for doing or saying something. This is a  sickness that controls lives, binds consciences, distorts motives, and  spreads quickly. While  exhibitionism is always ugly, it may be at its worst when it gets into  the church. You see, Christians are not immune. We’re all vulnerable to  the desire of wanting to be seen doing churchy things by churchy people, whether to impress or avoid disappointing. And one of the  terrible symptoms of this illness when it gets into the church is that  the desire to be seen godly becomes more important than actually being godly; that more time is spent crafting the illusion of righteousness rather than pursuing real righteousness; that we elevate what those around us think over and above what God in heaven thinks of us. This  morning we want fight exhibitionism and, to do that we’re going to hear  from Jesus, the Good Doctor himself, and find help in both diagnosis  and treatment. Key Scripture: Matthew 6:1–18 Speaker: Josiah
February 1, 2021
Spiritual Wisdom: Getting It Right (Colossians 1:1–14)
Lew walks us through the first fourteen verses of Colossians and into the context of Colossae, where a new form of heresy was sneaking into the church. Paul's message was simple: “there is no other name under heaven,  given among men, whereby you must be saved…” In short,  everything you need is in Jesus. In the first verses of this powerful letter, Paul gives a full-bodied picture of Christ, and then encourages the believers, prays for them, and reminds them of what God has done for them already, and where true wisdom and knowledge comes from. Key Passage: Colossians 1:1-14 Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 24, 2021
Three Prayers Weary Souls Must Pray (Psalm 61:1–8)
In  these days characterized by repeated lockdown, constant inconvenience,  forced isolation, and a seemingly never-ending stream of bad news, do  you find yourself increasingly tired, frustrated, and burdened? Or, if  you don’t, do you know anyone who does? What, as Christians, are we supposed to do in response? This  morning, from Psalm 61, we’re going to find some divine guidance on  what to do when we we feel weary and inadequate, helpless and fearful.  As we study this passage, we’re going to find that it’s comprised of  three prayers that you and I can and should be praying during times of  struggle. Speaker: Josiah Boyd Key Passage: Psalm 61:1–8
January 17, 2021
Church-Growing Fruit from a God-Honouring Root (Romans 12:1–15:13)
COVID-19 has forced us apart as a church and paused or changed many of the functions of our church, but we recognize the virus doesn’t exempt us from being the church. The reality and mission of the body of Christ transcends continents, eras, and even pandemics. God has given us assignments to which we must dedicate ourselves regardless of circumstance. These  are God-given lighthouses at which we must stare and move toward,  especially when the winds are strong, the waves are high, and the fog is  thick. Today, from a handful of chapters in the latter half of Paul’s  letter to the Romans, we’re going to be reminded of one such  assignment. More specifically, we’re going to find a root to which we  must attend and, when we do, the fruit it surely produces. Key Passage: Romans 12:1–15:13 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 11, 2021
Comfort and Purpose for a Scattered Church (Acts 8:1–8)
The arrival and spread of the coronavirus has largely rendered churches oxymoronic unassembled assemblies tantamount to an uncrowded crowds or ungrouped groups. At Oakridge, our  prayer and mission is to be a church that's like family. But how do we  become family from afar? How can we operate as a body when our members  are disconnected from one another? Today we’re going to be reminded that the separation-causing hardship  we’re currently facing as a church family is not unprecedented. It’s  happened many times in history and, this morning, we're going  back to perhaps its first occurrence. As we see how the people of God  were scattered in Acts 8, we want to learn how to best navigate our days  ahead with faith, trust, and effectiveness. Key Passage: Acts 8:1-8 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 7, 2021
Stories of God's Faithfulness: Sarah Sutherland
The author of Hebrews gave believers a task: "Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds ... , not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near" (10:24–25). One of the ways we, as the people of God, can stimulate and encourage one another is by sharing stories of God's faithfulness. Sarah Sutherland, a member of Oakridge Bible Chapel, shares some of what God has been teaching her over the past few years, months, and through various trials. She also encourages and challenges us to trust he would is worthy of such trust.
December 27, 2020
Stories of God's Faithfulness: Bertha Maoka
The author of Hebrews gave believers a task: "Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds ... , not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near" (10:24–25). One of the ways we, as the people of God, can stimulate and encourage one another is by sharing stories of God's faithfulness. Bertha Maoka, a member of Oakridge Bible Chapel, shares an abridged version of what God has done, what he is doing, and what she trusts he will do in her life.
December 27, 2020
Stories of God's Faithfulness: Bruce Pellowe
The author of Hebrews gave believers a task: "Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds ... , not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near" (10:24–25). One of the ways we, as the people of God, can stimulate and encourage one another is by sharing stories of God's faithfulness. Bruce Pellowe, a member of Oakridge Bible Chapel, shares an abridged version of how he came to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, trust him as Saviour, and follow him as Lord.
December 27, 2020
What Luke Thinks You Need to Know About Christmas
On this, our final Sunday together before Christmas 2020, we look together at the opening two chapters of Luke's gospel account. In these opening scenes we're remind of the oft-told but never over-told true story about God becoming flesh and dwelling among us. This is the account of how the Infinite took on finitude and the Transcendent condescended to come near. Speaker: Lew Worrad
December 22, 2020
What the Angels Said
Key Passage: Luke 2:1–20 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
December 17, 2020
The Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:1–15)
God's people waited hundreds of years for the Messiah. So, too, we wait  for the return of Jesus as our coming King. While there are times when  we wait with eager anticipation, there are other days when it seems much  more like getting weary of waiting. Before Jesus was crucified, he  spent some time with disciples, informing them that he was leaving, and  giving them some important tasks for his time away. Today we spend time  in John 14 looking at this conversation to better understand what to do  while we wait. Key Passage: John 14:1–15 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
December 7, 2020
The Righteousness of the King
One of the  unpardonable sins in our culture today is telling someone they’re  unqualified—that they don’t meet the standard necessary for  participation in a given activity, employment in a specific field, or  identification with an individual group. To tell someone that they can’t  be or do whatever they want is actually considered by some to be an act  of aggression and evidence of hatred. The problem is that we know  intuitively (and certainly biblically) that carte blanche affirmation is  unsustainable and, in many cases, incredibly unloving. Jesus, as he  continues in his famous Sermon, tells an entire nation that they’ve  missed the mark and that they don’t qualify. And just as his message  wasn’t politically correct in the 1st-Century, so we’re going to be  reminded that it’s the same today: That salvation and godliness are  built atop a divisive reality, but that the declaration of that reality  is not at all hateful but immeasurably loving. Key Passage: Matthew 5:17–48 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
December 6, 2020
The Subjects of the Kingdom
After his announcement by John the Baptist (3:1–12), his authentication at baptism (3:13–17), and his proven acceptability through temptation (4:1–11), Jesus finally appears proclaiming the  imminent arrival of the kingdom that God had promised to the nation of  Israel, that which they had been anticipating for centuries. And while  his ministry attracted crowds as large as they were diverse, the  long-awaited King takes a moment to instruct his disciples specifically.  And, in the opening paragraphs of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has  two main lessons for his followers: The first has to do with their character and the second, their commission. Jesus “opened his mouth and began to teach” his disciples who they’re to be and what they’re to do. Key Passage: Matthew 5:1-16 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 26, 2020
The Introduction of the King
First  impressions are important and powerful. It’s why we dress-up for a job  interview, act politely on a first date, prepare well for a public  presentation, and wear a favourite outfit on the first day of school.  First impressions can determine how someone is perceived, thought of,  and remembered years after that initial introduction, no matter the  meetings’ brevity or seeming insignificance. No doubt, when Jesus first  appeared on the scene after his announcement by John (3:1–12), his authentication in baptism (3:13–17), and his proven acceptability through temptation (4:1–11), he made a significant impression on the  people of Israel. In this, the introduction of the King to his would-be  subjects, Matthew describes the impact the Lord made and how he  initially made it. Key Passage: Matthew 4:12–25 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 16, 2020
The Preparation of the King
For centuries the Jewish people had anticipated for the arrival of the promised Messiah, one who would fulfill prophecy by sitting on David’s throne in Jerusalem and establishing a peace-filled, prosperity-bringing, Israel-exalting, liberty-ensuring kingdom without end. In their minds, King and kingdom went hand-in-hand. But now that Jesus—the one who himself claimed, and they believed, to be that King—had come and gone, they were left wondering: Where’s the kingdom? How could Jesus be the King when Caesar’s still ruling? It’s into this confusion and uncertainty that Matthew writes his gospel account seeking to assure believers that Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah and King and to explain the current and future realities of his kingdom. Key Passage: Matthew 3:1–4:11 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 9, 2020
Grace & Truth
Key Passage: Selected Passages from John Speaker: Lew Worrad
November 3, 2020
Present Pain, Future Fulfillment
Although we now experience the pain of uncertain times, we have a certain hope for the future.  Key Passage: Romans 8:18-27 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
October 26, 2020
Many Christians are well versed in the teaching of God forgiving our sins. We also know about the teaching of forgiving one another, but there is also confusion in the way that is done. Dr. Jim Rennie teaches on this topic using selected passages in Matthew.  Key Passage: Matthew 18:21–35 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
October 20, 2020
Thanks Be to God
In  Luke 17 we find the account of Jesus healing ten lepers but then  finding only one returning to thank and worship him. They had been given  a new lease on life and yet 90-percent, for whatever reason, never  thought to show gratitude. Likewise (but to a greater extent), believers have been given new  life in Christ—by his grace we’ve passed from death to life, darkness to  life. Today, on this thanksgiving weekend, we want to make sure that  we’re “turning back” together, running to the Giver of life to express  worshipful thanksgiving for such a precious gift. Key Passage: Ephesians 2:1-10 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
October 11, 2020
Reflecting God’s Compassion … Submissively
As we come to the final chapter of the book of Jonah, we look back and remember to what we, as God’s people, have been called: To reflect God’s compassionate character to the world around us and to do so obediently (chapter 1), consistently (chapter 2), and indiscriminately (chapter 3). And, no doubt, we want to do those things! So, what stops us? Why do we still struggle from time-to-time like Jonah—with disobedience, with self-righteousness, and with biased love? Chapter 4 reveals what was at the root of the prophet’s battle, and what could be at the root of ours as well. In this concluding section of the book we find that what we, as God’s people have, is often not an understanding problem (a lack of information or clarity) but a submission problem (a lack of willingness to sacrifice). Key Passage: Jonah 4 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
October 4, 2020
Reflecting God’s Compassion … Indiscriminately
The Apostle James describes the Bible as a mirror into which God’s people are to look, see their ungodliness rightly reflected, and be motivated to change (James 1:22–25). In other words, Scripture is given, not for mere information but for application and life transformation. Having looked for a couple of weeks into the mirror of Jonah, we’ve been forced to ask ourselves some difficult questions. In chapter one, seeing a prodigal prophet running from God, we asked Do I reflect God’s compassionate character obediently? In chapter two, watching the pious prophet praying against God, we asked Do I reflect God’s compassion consistently? As we now come to chapter three we find a pedestrian prophet speaking for God and we’re forced to look into that mirror again and, this time, ask ourselves Do I reflect God’s compassionate character indiscriminately? Key Passage: Jonah 3 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 27, 2020
Reflecting God’s Compassion … Consistently
Just as a diary or journal can provide a “window into the soul” of its writer, so too prayers can reveal the heart of the pray-er. How we pray, when we pray, and what we pray for often showcases what we truly believe about God, ourselves, and life a pilgrims in a fallen world. The second chapter of Jonah gives us an inspired eavesdropping session on the prayers of the prophet. And by listening we learn a lot about him as we find a hypocritical prayer marked by self-preservation, self-exoneration, and self-righteousness, characteristics that are especially disagreeable when contrasted with the character of the God to whom the prayers are being directed; a God who is generous, patient, and compassionate. This prayer gives us a look into Jonah’s heart and invites you and I to examine our own. Key Passage: Jonah 2 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 20, 2020
Reflecting God's Compassion ... Obediently
While obviously preferring obedience, there are times when parents allow their children to experience the consequences of their disobedience. So it is with God and his children. He has been clear in his parental instruction, inviting us to enjoy the abundant life he offers and warning us against activities that will rob us of it. And when we disobey—and we do disobey, don’t we?—there are times he wisely and lovingly allows us to experience the consequences of our disobedience. As we begin our study of the book of Jonah, we find an example of just that. Jonah disobeys the Lord and is then allowed to experience the consequences of that rebellion. So, this prophet ends up serving as a negative example to us and a reminder as to what’s at stake when God calls you and I to obey his voice. Key Passage: Jonah 1:1–17 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 13, 2020
The Letter of Jude Part 2
Join us for a second week of Jude, part of the Biblical Postcard Series! Key Passage: Jude 17-25 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
September 6, 2020
The Letter of Jude (Part 1)
Join speaker Jim Rennie as we take a look at the book of Jude, part of Oakridge's summer series, Biblical Postcards. Key Passage: Jude 1–16 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
August 30, 2020
God’s Side is Always the Right Side
As has always been the case, our culture today demands people be on “the right side of history” regarding any number of issues. The implication is, you don’t want to get left behind clinging to archaic, outdated ways of thinking. “The world is progressing,” they say. “Keep pace, keep quiet, and make sure you align yourself, your mind, and your actions with our demands.”  Today we’re going to be reminded from the book of Obadiah that the only right side of any issue is God’s side and that any time we oppose to him, his people, his work, or his word we are putting ourselves in the crosshairs of his perfect and pending justice. Key Passage: Obadiah 1–21 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
August 23, 2020
Ruth Week 4
Welcome to our fourth and final week as Lew wraps up the book of Ruth Key Passage: Ruth 4 Speaker: Lew Worrad
August 16, 2020
Biblical Postcards: Ruth Ch. 3
Week 3 of our Biblical Postcards series focusing on the book of Ruth! Key Passage: Ruth 3 Speaker: Lew Worrad
August 9, 2020
Join Lew as his continues with the second week of the book of Ruth! Key Passage: Ruth 2 Speaker: Lew Worrad
August 2, 2020
How to Become Your Own Worst Enemy
Continuing on with our summer series, join Lew as he takes on a new book of the bible - Ruth! Key Passage: Ruth 1 Speaker: Lew Worrad
July 26, 2020
Call the Professional
Many people today are engaged in the relentless DIY project of personal holiness, busily trying to construct lives that are good enough, worthy enough, and acceptable enough, often not knowing what “enough” actually is and not realizing that not a single one of us is equipped for the task. Instead, we need to call the Professional with a capital “P.” The people in Haggai’s time were wrestling with the same prideful issue—trying unsuccessfully to cultivate, manage, and distribute their own holiness. But, in our text today, we’re going to find God correcting them and lovingly calling them, and you and I as well, to the only Source of true, lasting holiness: Himself. Key Passage: Haggai 2:10–23 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
July 19, 2020
Dealing with Discouragement
Life in a fallen world includes obstacles, circumstances, and happenings that can threaten to deflate, frustrate, and exhaust God’s people. Even the most faithful Christian is not immune to these potentially discouraging and joy-stealing realities. How can we possibly endure? How does God equip us to make it through? Key Passage: Haggai 2 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
July 12, 2020
Extreme Makeover: Temple Edition
As our world slowly emerges from its COVID-imposed isolationism, many wrestle with the changes they see and the rebuilding that needs to take place. Interestingly, God’s people faced a similar reality as they returned to the Promised Land from Babylonian exile. Life was different now and they had to work toward restoration. Perhaps, as God’s people today, we can learn something from their experience. Key Passage: Haggai Speaker: Josiah Boyd
July 5, 2020
A Missionary Letter
While in his second letter, the Apostle John warned the church against showing hospitality to the bad guys (vv. 10, 11), in his third letter he encourages hospitality for the good guys. In so doing, John describes four archetypal characters that exist in every work of the gospel—the professors, the providers, the prohibitors, and the preachers—and invites you and I to ask ourselves: Which one am I? Key Passage: 3 John Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 27, 2020
Faith Invaders
Short doesn’t necessitate insignificance. Brevity doesn’t mean a lack of gravity. Today we begin our series, “Biblical Postcards,” in which we are studying some of the shortest—and, thus, oft overlooked—books of the Bible. First up is Second John, a brief note from the Apostle to a church family encouraging them to follow Christ’s commands to love according to the truth. Key Passage: 2 John Speaker: Andrew Longmire
June 21, 2020
Look Both Ways, then Cross the Street
God’s people are blessed to be a blessing. That’s been the over-arching theme of the Joseph narrative and its a main thrust of Genesis as a whole. So, it comes as no surprise that, as we now arrive at the final three chapters of the book, the same message is highlighted in unmistakable fashion. Key Passage: Genesis 48-50 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 14, 2020
How to Change the World
The world in which we live is marred by hurt and fear, imperfection and  injustice, brokenness and frustration. Some people don’t merely notice  this, they experience it. So, the big question is, how does God invite  us to change it? Key Passage: Genesis 46-47 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 7, 2020
How God Makes the Impossible Possible
God’s people have been given a number of difficult tasks—assignments  that, at times, appear overwhelming and nearly unachievable. However, as  we study them in the pages of Scripture, without exception we see that,  along with said charges, God provides resources to assist and promises  rewards to incentivize. Key Passage: Genesis 44-45 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 31, 2020
When the Past Won't Stay in the Past
As the Joseph narrative arrives at one of its climactic moments, the  spotlight lands on the brothers. While, back in chapter 37, these men  had schemed and lied to get rid of Joseph, now, by God’s providence,  they find themselves face to face with him who they betrayed. How will  they respond when confronted and convicted by their past sins? And, what  can you and I learn from their example? Key Passage: Genesis 42-43 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 24, 2020
Victory Over Fear
While the battle with fear and anxiety is not unique to the days in  which we’re living, our current cultural reality has exposed and  exacerbated these struggles in many. What does God say about a “spirit  of fear” and how are we to, by His power, defeat such a foe? Key Passage: 2 Timothy 1:7 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
May 17, 2020
Working Behind the Scenes though Unseen
It’s a question that all of God’s people must ask and answer for  themselves: Is the God we serve and worship worthy of our trust even  when it seems he’s nowhere to be found? Key Passage: Genesis 40 & 41 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 10, 2020
The Importance of Integrity
God’s people are agents of divine blessing when we demonstrate, share, and defend the life-giving, thirst-quenching water of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What happens, though, if our personal water reservoirs, our lives, becomes polluted? What happens to my ability to be a conduit of God’s blessing if I use my life as a waste disposal site for ungodly living, fleshly thought-patterns, and justified sin habits? Genesis 39 explains the importance of integrity to the call of God upon the lives of the people of God. Key Passage: Genesis 39 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 3, 2020
When Sin Gets In
If a Christian remains exposed to the harsh elements of sin for an extended period of time, signs of the life we have in Christ can all but fade from detection. We become less pliable, less useful, and less sanctifiable. And yet, dealing with sin is an inevitability for us all. Is there hope for the believer caught in sin? Can God resuscitate and use a once-unrepentant heart for his glory? Key Passage: Genesis 38 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
April 25, 2020
Used and Potentially Abused
Key Passage: Genesis 37 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
April 19, 2020
Eight Reasons for the Resurrection
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
April 12, 2020
Daniel and Times of Disaster
Key Passage: Selected passages from Daniel Speaker: Lew Worrad
April 5, 2020
The Power of Hope
Hope is a powerful thing. It's the hope of getting a driver's license that motivates repetitive practice. It's the hope of graduation that promotes the diligence of tedious study – even when we don't feel like it. The hope of an approaching wedding day brings joyful anticipation. The hope of the arrival of a child, or the eventual independence of said child, prompts excitement. The hope of a promotion activates loyalty and long hours. The hope of retirement allows for peaceful endurance and optimism in the things ahead. The hope of being able to see one another again 3D inspires joy and fortitude. If it is true generally that hope is a powerful thing, then how much more so should it be for followers of Jesus Christ – who are each promised an incredible, unfading, untarnished, and everlasting future in the presence of God himself? Join Pastor Josiah Boyd as he teaches from the final chapter in our series on 2 Peter.  Key Passage: 2 Peter 3:1–18 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 28, 2020
Don't Dance with Wolves
Peter's clear: False teachers are not only coming, they're here! How  God’s people respond depends on how we identify the wolves, how  seriously we take the threat, and what plan of action we have in place  to deal with their knocking. Key Passage: 2 Peter 2:1-22 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 21, 2020
A Planned Biblical Response for Worry
In light of recent events, we wanted to take a few moments to talk about fear, anxiety and worry. For many, when those topics are mentioned, our minds immediately go to Philippians 4. Pastor Josiah walks through verses 6 to 9 of this chapter, discussing how we can prepare a Planned Biblical Response for fear, anxiety and worry.  Want to go deeper? Listen to Pastor Josiah and Pastor Andrew Longmire discuss the sermon in the first episode of our Word Processing podcast: Five P's in a Peaceful Pod. Key Passage: Philippians 4:6-9 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 14, 2020
Know How To Grow; Know How To Know
If you have ever spent significant time  around children you’ve probably, at one time or another, been caught in  the time-stopping vortex of unrelenting questions: Why? Why? How? What? Why? When? Oh, and Why? While this dizzying spiral can be overwhelming, it can simultaneously  serve as a wonderful indicator of a developing young mind and a curious  spirit. In the first half of the opening chapter of Second Peter, the  Apostle called for his audience to move from spiritual childhood to  spiritual maturity by pointing out that God has provided the resources  to use, has prescribed the route to take, and has promised the results  to anticipate should they comply. Arriving now at the second half of  that same chapter, we find Peter anticipating some follow-up questions  from these growing-but-still-immature spiritual infants, inquiries the  Apostle sets out to preemptively address. Key Passage: 2 Peter 1:12–21 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 9, 2020
An Urgent Call for Christian Maturity
We  rightly expect children to grow up. We expect them to develop at a  particular rate, along an expected and proven trajectory, and with  predictable and visible results. So anticipatory is their maturation, in  fact, that, when it fails to occur, there’s often sadness,  disappointment, or concern. As Christians, we need to understand that  what we expect for our physical children God likewise expects for his spiritual children. To this end, the Bible contains multiple calls to spiritual  growth and development (see, for example, 1 Corinthians 13:11; 14:20;  Hebrews 5:12–13). Once an individual is saved and adopted into the  household of God by means of trusting Jesus Christ for eternal life they  are then expected to begin the lifelong process of God-dependant,  God-equipped spiritual maturation. And, as Peter begins his second  letter, this is exactly the topic he tackles. Key Passage: 2 Peter 1:1-11 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 5, 2020
How to Stand Firm Amidst the Waves of the World
Every faithful Christian church is comprised of believers who are called  to engage the culture in which they have been providentially placed for  the glorious purposes of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord himself  said, “Let your light shine before others” (Matt 5:16), “Go and make  disciples” (Matt 28:19), and “you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). As  individual Christians, we are to go, witness, and proclaim the beautiful  and saving message of the gospel. But as we go, we do so knowing  dangers await—some seen, some unseen—and we need to prepare ourselves to  endure with conviction and trust. The question is, How do we do that?  How can we be faithful to our divine directives in spite of opposition?  In the closing chapter of his first letter, the Apostle Peter is going  to provide us some guidance, guidance that leads us into the protective  borders of a godly church family. Key Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-14 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
February 25, 2020
Whom Shall I Fear
Our world and our lives can be difficult, often filled with suffering, grief, persecution, and confusion. We need a source of strength and comfort to get us through. David, one who was not a stranger to suffering, penned Psalm 27. It takes us on the journey of his mental and spiritual process, trusting in God, seeking His presence; and yet still calling out to Him in times of fear and difficulty. We're going to follow on David's poetic journey looking at six C's as we progress through the Psalm. Key Passage: Psalm 27 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
February 16, 2020
Marriage Defined
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 13, 2020
Preferred Parenting
Selected Passages.  Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 3, 2020
Controlling What's Controllable
The opening stanza of the popular  “Serenity Prayer” is as wise as it is hope-filled: “God grant me the  serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the  things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” The circumstances of  life are as varied as the people who experience them. Some we can change  and control, asking God for the courage necessary. Other times,  however, we face circumstances we simply cannot change—experiences  beyond the scope of our control—and we’re forced to ask God for the  strength to accept the limits of our personal power and, instead, endure  with trust. Peter reminds Christians that suffering can often be of the  latter variety—uncontrollable, inevitable, and unavoidable. And, while  we can’t always control the suffering itself, what we can control is how we endure that suffering. Key Passage: 1 Peter 3:13–4:19 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 27, 2020
Building Instructions for Godly Living
Key Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-3:12 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 22, 2020
Truth and Purpose
When we read the Bible, there are things we are commanded to do. And whether because of our immaturity, the culture around us, or our sinful nature (or most likely a combo of the three), we often find ourselves asking "why"? As we continue to study the words of Peter to the scattered church of first century believers, we're going to see two pairs of imperatives or commands that Peter has for his readers: one pair focused on their personal lives and relationship with God, and one about their communal lives and relationships with others. But rather than leave them wondering or guessing, he immediately takes time to follow both up with an explanation, both of which are rooted in the foundational truth of their identity thanks to the gospel of Christ.  Key Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-2:10 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
January 14, 2020
How to Smile Through Suffering
The Bible is realistic as it explains the hardships we will endure in life - but there is good news in Christ! Pastor Josiah Boyd walks through 1 Peter 1:1-12 to show how even in the midst of trials, we can have confidence, hope, joy and thanksgiving through faith in Jesus Christ.  Key Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-12 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 8, 2020
Stoking the Flames of Worship
Key Passage: Matthew 2:1-17 Speaker: Josiah Boyd 
December 30, 2019
Appreciating the Gospel Masterpiece
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
December 9, 2019
Potential Responses to Provided Revelation
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
December 2, 2019
Messiah in the Middle
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 25, 2019
The Genesis of Jesus
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 18, 2019
The God of All Grace
Speaker: Jim Rennie
November 12, 2019
Love and Be Loved
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
November 5, 2019
Looking Around at the Holiness of God
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
October 29, 2019
The Only True God
Speaker: Lew Worrad
October 22, 2019
Unchanging God
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
October 15, 2019
What is so Scary About Evangelism?
Speaker: Dr. Larry Moyer
October 8, 2019
The Significance of God's Omnipotence
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
October 1, 2019
Knowing Our All-Knowing God
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 24, 2019
Our God the Glorious One
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 17, 2019
God is Everywhere
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
September 10, 2019
Two Essential Habits for God's Church
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 3, 2019
Give Me Patience, Lord, But Hurry!
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
August 27, 2019
Material Wealth and Spiritual Health
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
August 20, 2019
The Perennial Temptation to Play God
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
August 13, 2019
Pridefully Swinging God's Gavel
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
August 6, 2019
It is Easy to Miss Something You Are Not Looking For
Speaker: Laci Kadar
July 30, 2019
Two Parallel Paths
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
July 23, 2019
Full of Potential
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
July 16, 2019
How to be a God-Pleasing Show-Off
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
July 9, 2019
The Incompatibility of Faith and Favouritism
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
July 2, 2019
Religion That God Our Father Accepts
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 25, 2019
Tried but Triumphant: Our Hardships Through God's Eyes
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 11, 2019
God's Grace to Keep Us Saved
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
June 4, 2019
True Joy: What It Is and Where to Find It
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 28, 2019
Grace Through Our Suffering
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
May 21, 2019
God's Gracious Provision for His Needy Soldiers
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 14, 2019
Celebrating God's Grace in Salvation
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
May 7, 2019
Baptism: A Whole New Life
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
April 30, 2019
"Follow Me": An Open and Enduring Invitation
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
April 23, 2019
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
April 16, 2019
The Most Famous Trial in History
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
April 2, 2019
Staying Faithful in the Valleys
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 26, 2019
Watch and Learn: This Woman Gets It!
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 19, 2019
How to Prepare When Storm Clouds Gather
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
March 12, 2019
Questioning Jesus
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
March 5, 2019
Our Responsibility Under His Authority
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
February 26, 2019
Solving the Evangelistic Equation
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
February 19, 2019
Reaching Out to "Samaritans"
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 12, 2019
Be My Witness
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
February 5, 2019
Family Matters
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
January 29, 2019
In Stuff We Trust
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 22, 2019
Thinking Highly of Humility
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 8, 2019
Clinging to the Future to Endure the Present
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
January 1, 2019
What Child Is This? The King, High Priest, and Judge!
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
December 25, 2018
Needy People in the Hands of a Need-Meeting God
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
December 11, 2018
Lessons to be Learned from Failed Tests
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 19, 2018
The Disciples' Calling: Not a DIY Project
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 12, 2018
A Case Study in Unbelief
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
November 5, 2018
Role in Fruitfulness
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
October 22, 2018
Knowing Jesus
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
October 8, 2018
Learning to be Fishers of Men
Speaker: Jim Rennie
October 1, 2018
The Disciple: Selfless Not Selfish
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 24, 2018
Preparing for the Journey
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 17, 2018
Worship Fit for a King
Speaker: Josiah Boyd
September 10, 2018
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
August 13, 2018
Planning Around God
Speaker: Wayne Baxter
August 6, 2018
Facing the Giant
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
July 30, 2018
What Would it Look Like if ... ?
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
July 23, 2018
The Voice of Jesus
Speaker: Lew Worrad
July 16, 2018
The Power of Jesus' Name
Speaker: Jon Miller
July 9, 2018
Hear It. Do It.
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
July 2, 2018
Getting Ready for What's Next
Speaker: Lew Worrad
June 25, 2018
Of Time, Talent, and Treasure
Speaker: Chris Battle
June 18, 2018
Four Ways to Experience God's Happiness
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 11, 2018
Money Matters
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 4, 2018
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 21, 2018
Running the Race
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
May 14, 2018
Changed Perspective
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 7, 2018
Star Gazing
Speaker: Chris Battle
April 30, 2018
Pay it Forward
Speaker: Chris Battle
April 23, 2018
Joyful Work
Speaker: Derek Li
April 16, 2018
Joy in a Jail Cell
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
April 9, 2018
The Greatest Day
Speaker: Chris Battle
April 2, 2018
The Greatest Day
Speaker: Chris Battle
April 2, 2018
Jesus Said What!?: Truth
Speaker: Chris Battle
March 19, 2018
Violent Men and the Kingdom
Speaker: Lew Worrad
March 12, 2018
Jesus Said What!?: Bizarro World
Speaker: Chris Battle
March 5, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: The Reckoning
Speaker: Chris Battle
February 26, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: Spiritual GPS
Speaker: Lew Worrad
February 19, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: Love Your Enemies
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 12, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: Who's in First?
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
February 5, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: Raise From the Dead!
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
January 29, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: For Christ's Sake
Speaker: Chris Battle
January 22, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: Heart Disease
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 15, 2018
Jesus Said What?!: To Whom Shall We Go?
Speaker: Chris Battle
January 8, 2018
Joy to the World
Speaker: Chris Battle
December 25, 2017
Opportunity Knocks
Speaker: Chris Battle
December 11, 2017
What's in it for Me?
Speaker: Chris Battle
December 4, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Attitude Adjustment
Speaker: Lew Worrad
November 27, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Prophet Extraordinary
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
November 20, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Mix-Tape God
Speaker: Chris Battle
November 13, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Remnant
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
November 6, 2017
Twelve Prophets: How to Live as a Christian in a Crazy World
Speaker: Lew Worrad
October 30, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Becoming Family
Speaker: Chris Battle
October 23, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Being the Church
Speaker: Chris Battle
October 16, 2017
Twelve Prophets: The Compassion of God
Speaker: Dale Ward
October 9, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Pride Comes Before a Fall
Speaker: Dale Ward
October 2, 2017
Twelve Prophets: The Message of Amos
Speaker: Lew Worrad
September 25, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Joel—The Day of the Lord
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
September 18, 2017
Twelve Prophets: Bad Religion
Speaker: Chris Battle
September 11, 2017
Psalms: Psalm 110—The Priest-King Promise
Speaker: Lew Worrad
September 4, 2017
Psalms: Lessons I Learn at Home
Speaker: Dr Jim Rennie
August 28, 2017
Psalms: Putting a Name to the Face
Speaker: Chris Battle
August 21, 2017
Psalms: Under the Hood
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
August 14, 2017
Psalms: Destination—Home with God
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
August 7, 2017
Psalms: The View from the Valley
Speaker: Chris Battle
July 31, 2017
Psalms: The Benefit of Worshiping God
Speaker: Lew Worrad
July 24, 2017
Psalms: Crazy About God
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
July 18, 2017
Psalms: A Fork in the Road
Speaker: Chris Battle
July 11, 2017
Psalms: Faith in the Face of Adversity
Speaker: Andrew Longmire
July 4, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: The Good Life
Speaker: Lew Worrad
June 26, 2017
Speaker: Chris Battle
June 20, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: The Resurrection of the Body
Speaker: Chris Battle
June 13, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: Forgiveness
Speaker: Chris Battle
June 5, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: A Fellowship of Love
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
May 30, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: I Believe in the Church
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
May 23, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: The Holy Spirit
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 8, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: The Return
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 2, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: He Ascended to Heaven
Speaker: Chris Battle
April 24, 2017
Dead or Alive?
Speaker: Chris Battle
April 17, 2017
Worship the King
Speaker: Dale Ward
April 10, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: He is Risen!
Speaker: Dale Ward
April 3, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: He Descended to Hell
Speaker: Chris Battle
March 27, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: Jesus Really Died
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
March 20, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: The Cross—The Story of Two Rejections
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
March 13, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: First the Suffering then the Glory
Speaker: Lew Worrad
February 27, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: The Virgin Birth
Speaker: Lew Worrad
February 20, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: Jesus, Son of God
Speaker: Chris Battle
February 13, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: A Purposeful God
Speaker: Chris Battle
February 6, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: A Personal God
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
January 30, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: Nothing is Too Hard for God
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
January 23, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: I Believe in God
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 16, 2017
The Apostles' Creed: I Believe
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 9, 2017
A Shepherd's Tale
Speaker: Chris Battle
December 27, 2016
Based on a True Story
Speaker: Chris Battle
December 20, 2016
Visitors From Outer Space
Speaker: Lew Worrad
December 13, 2016
The Church: Heaven on Earth?
Speaker: Lew Worrad
December 6, 2016
The Man Who Was Wasting His Possessions
Speaker: Chris Battle
November 29, 2016
Onward and Upward
Speaker: Chris Battle
November 22, 2016
You Shall Be My Witnesses
Speaker: Dr. David Humphreys
November 15, 2016
Speaker: Dr. David Humphreys
November 8, 2016
Speaker: Chris Battle
November 1, 2016
The Producer of Growth
Speaker: Dale Ward
October 11, 2016
The Purpose of Growth
Speaker: Dale Ward
October 4, 2016
Three Value Judgements
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
September 27, 2016
Help Wanted
Speaker: Chris Battle
September 20, 2016
Ears to Hear, Eyes to See
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
September 13, 2016
Heart Disease
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
September 6, 2016
Straining at the Oars
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
August 23, 2016
Studies in Mark
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
August 16, 2016
Whatever It Takes
Speaker: Bryan Gilmore
August 9, 2016
Speaker: Dr. Wayne Baxter
August 2, 2016
God, Why is this Happening?
Speaker: Dr. Wayne Baxter
July 26, 2016
When the World Pushes Back
Speaker: Dr. Stanley Fowler
July 19, 2016
Contact Without Conformity
Speaker: Dr. Stanley Fowler
July 12, 2016
Seeing the Invisible God
Speaker: Dr. David Humphreys
July 5, 2016
Deliverance in Hopeless Cases
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 28, 2016
Words of Life
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
June 21, 2016
Walk Like a Colossian
Speaker: Chris Battle
June 14, 2016
A Place to Belong
Speaker: Beau Sullivan
June 7, 2016
Faith that Survives
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 31, 2016
Kingdom Impact
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 24, 2016
The Kingdom of God
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 17, 2016
The King and the Kingdom
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 9, 2016
Jesus the King
Speaker: Lew Worrad
May 2, 2016
Renewed Day by Day, Part 3
Speaker: Dale Ward
April 18, 2016
Renewed Day by Day, Part 2
Speaker: Dale Ward
April 11, 2016
Renewed Day by Day, Part 1
Speaker: Dale Ward
April 4, 2016
Easter Sunday
Speaker: Jon Miller
March 28, 2016
Gripped by Grace
Speaker: Jon Miller
March 21, 2016
Chile: Missions Update
Speaker: Stephen Hawkins
March 14, 2016
Mark: Divided House, Divine Robber
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 29, 2016
Mark: Lord of the Sabbath
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 22, 2016
Mark: Prepare to Serve
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
February 8, 2016
Reverse the Curse: Home at Last!
Speaker: Lew Worrad
February 1, 2016
Reverse the Curse: Starting Over
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 25, 2016
Reverse the Curse: More Trouble
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 18, 2016
Reverse the Curse: Trouble
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 11, 2016
Reverse the Curse: The Model
Speaker: Lew Worrad
January 4, 2016