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OCC Podcast

OCC Podcast

By Orchards Community Church
Every week on the OCC Podcast, you will hear a sermon from lead pastor James Green and the rest of the teaching team at Orchards Community Church (Lewiston, ID) as they exegete the Bible and give you practical, applicable, and helpful answers to life's questions. Then, every Wednesday, you can join us for MIDPOINT, a new series where the pastors discuss the sermon, answer questions from the congregation, and give ways you can prepare your heart and mind for the upcoming service.

Consider joining us in person for worship on Sunday morning at 9:00 or 10:30 am or on Monday nights at 7:00 pm.
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Midpoint - There are no boring gifts
This week, Pastor James and Pastor Forrest break down what it means to serve in our home, in our world, and in our church. Then, they give us a preview for next week and give us a challenge to read the entire book of Ruth in light of our new series which will go through the entire book.
September 28, 2022
Using Our Spiritual Gifts to Serve - James Green
God has gifted us spiritual gifts so that we can serve the church and the body of Christ.
September 25, 2022
Midpoint - Sad balloons are sad
This week Pastor James and Andrew discuss the wrap up of Luke and the joy of the ascension of Christ, how trials can cause growth, and look forward to next week where James will discuss spiritual gifts and serving the church.
September 21, 2022
Luke 24:50-54 - James Green
The ascension of Jesus is a time that the disciples rejoiced and worshipped God, because they 'got it'. We should look upon the work of Christ with praise and worship as well. 
September 18, 2022
Midpoint - We may not be doing this right
James and Brenton talk about spiritual formation, our responsibility as believers to grow and seek after God, the common messages of Christianity, and look ahead to the conclusion of our study through Luke's gospel.
September 14, 2022
2022 Fall Kickoff - James Green
We must seek to be continually growing in Christ, aiming to become more mature in our faith.
September 11, 2022
Midpoint - Preaching the gospel to Mormons
James and Brenton talk through Luke 24:44-49, difficulties in sharing the gospel, Holy Spirit led evangelism, and next week's fall kickoff sermon. Enjoy!
September 07, 2022
Luke 24:44-49 - James Green
We are ambassadors of Christ commissioned to share the message of true repentance.
September 04, 2022
Midpoint - A crisis of faith
The Genesis of OCC's Midpoint! Pastor James and Brenton talk through Luke 24:36-43 and talk through responses to a crisis of faith, and how asking questions and searching for answers doesn't disqualify you from Christianity.
August 31, 2022
Luke 24:36-43 - James Green
Even Christ followers will have doubts and needs to process through and grow in their faith.
August 28, 2022
Connecting Fair - James Green
Do we want to be a "front porch" church or a "back deck" church?
August 21, 2022
Luke 24:13-35 - Brenton Laidler
On the Road to Emmaus, the two disciples struggled with their faith. Pastor Brenton shares 5 tips from this passage that can help you sustain and strengthen your faith when life throws you a curve ball.
August 14, 2022
Luke 24:1-12 - Brenton Laidler
As we read the story of the resurrection of Jesus according to the gospel of Luke, we have to think: Are there any reasons to trust that the resurrection actually happened?
August 07, 2022
VBS 2022 Family Sunday - Brenton Laidler
How can we "make waves" for Jesus? And what can the story of Peter walking on water towards Jesus teach us about living for Christ?
July 31, 2022
Luke 23:50-56 - Forrest Jenkins
The burial of Jesus is proof of God's providential power and demonstrates how He uses prophecy, events, and people to accomplish His purpose and will. How can we participate in the work of God? Have you taken the time to consider what the burial of Jesus tells us about who God is?
July 24, 2022
Luke 23:26-49 - Andrew Smith
God's love for us is evident in examining what Jesus endured on the cross for our salvation.
July 17, 2022
Luke 23:13-25 - Brenton Laidler
Jesus switches places with Barabbas. By examining this passage, we can see the beauty of the great exchange between Jesus and ourselves.
July 10, 2022
Luke 23:1-12 - Brenton Laidler
The right way to live is not to use Jesus, but to be used by Jesus.
July 03, 2022
Luke 22:63-71 - Andrew Smith
We need to know that Jesus is, truly, the Son of God.
June 26, 2022
Father's Day 2022 - Andrew Smith
Happy Father's Day Orchards!
June 19, 2022
Luke 22:54-62 - Brenton Laidler
Sometimes, we allow little sins into our lives and they become detrimental to our relationship with God. If you are on that road, you need to be aware of the 'exits' and take them.
June 12, 2022
Luke 22:39-53 - Brenton Laidler
Jesus becomes what he hates (sin) to show His love (for you)!
June 05, 2022
Luke 22:31-38 - WA Show - Brenton Laidler
Peter's stumble teaches us about how to live when we fail.
May 29, 2022
Luke 22:24-30 - James Green
We need to be believers marked by our service.
May 22, 2022
Luke 22:7-23 - Andrew Smith
Jesus shares passover with the disciples and we see the importance of the last supper. 
May 15, 2022
Luke 22:1-6 - James Green
Judas was not a true believer, but was instead simply 'religious'.
May 08, 2022
Luke 21:25-38 - James Green
If Jesus's second coming is not a major factor in the way we live our lives, day-in and day-out, we are missing out on one of the greatest motivations Scripture gives us for living with encouragement, hope, and peace. 
May 01, 2022
Luke 21:5-24 - James Green
In this chaotic world we live in, we are supposed to stand firm in our faith and see trials as opportunities, because God is always sovereign.
April 24, 2022
Easter 2022 - James Green
Happy Easter! Wanna know the answers to the test at the end? Keep listening.
April 17, 2022
Good Friday 2022 - Forrest Jenkins
Listen and hear why Christians believe Good Friday is "good"!
April 16, 2022
Palm Sunday 2022 - James Green
At Easter, we have the opportunity to focus on and think guessed it...Jesus!
April 10, 2022
Luke 21:1-4 - Forrest Jenkins
When God calls, we should obey, trusting in God's provision and knowing that He is Lord.
April 03, 2022
Luke 20:41-47 - James Green
Some things are very funny (like April fools jokes) but a false gospel is not one of them.
March 27, 2022
Luke 20:27-40 - James Green
God is the God of the resurrected people who will spend an eternity with Him in heaven.
March 20, 2022
Luke 20:19-26 - Brenton Laidler
Jesus is amazing and we should follow and live by His example.
March 13, 2022
Luke 20:9-18 - James Green
This parable illustrates God's great love and righteous love for those who believe in the messengers but also speaks to the judgement coming to those who reject the son. 
March 06, 2022
Luke 19:45 - 20:8 - James Green
God's authority will always confront our selfishness.
February 27, 2022
Luke 19:28-44 - Brenton Laidler
From the Palm Sunday passage we know Jesus is the Christ, this is a non-negotiable in Christendom, and we need to respond correctly to this reality.
February 20, 2022
Luke 19:11-27 - James Green
We need to be ready, and confident to stand before God and answer the final test correctly.
February 13, 2022
Purpose, Mission, and Vision for the Church - James Green
The pre-Annual Meeting message.
February 06, 2022
Luke 19:1-10 - WB Show - James Green
First Family Sunday ever! In the WB Show, Pastors Wesley and Brenton explain in practical terms why no-one liked Zaccheus...or taxes. And then Pastor James gives us a sermon that explains how the divine appointment with Jesus changed Zaccheus's life for the better.
January 30, 2022