Last Sunday night we began our annual fall Sunday night study of a Bible life, and this year we are walking through the life of the apostle Paul. Tonight we see Saul’s life change forever, in a way that surprised him and everyone else. How did Christ turn around someone who hated Christians so much, and what do we learn from the amazing events of Acts chapter 9?
We are studying 2 Corinthians on our Sunday mornings this fall, a series we are calling “Transformation Through Trials.” This morning, we come across a sin issue in the Corinthian church that the church had handled the right way, and now Paul says they have 1 more step to make everything right. What happened in Corinth, and what does it teach us about the delicate – but important – matter of handling sin in the church?
Tonight we begin a Sunday night study through the life of Paul. Paul’s life of commitment and passion for Christ inspires us, and God worked through him to help change the world, through his zeal for evangelism and writing many books of our New Testament. But Paul himself started at a very different place. Let’s explore the life of Saul before he became a Christian…
This morning we begin a Sunday morning study of 2 Corinthians, one of Paul’s most personal letters, and one that teaches us so much about the Christian perspective on trials, ministry, and eternity. Paul begins immediately in chapter 1 talking about God’s comfort – what does he want us to see?
Marriage brings both blessings and challenges, and sometimes we struggle to keep God’s perspective on it. This morning’s lesson is an overview of a great question: What Does God Expect of Me in My Marriage?
Different places in life bring different spiritual opportunities and challenges. While we all want our life to be filled with “the good times,” sadly, that’s often when our faith falters. What does God want us to know about living faithfully when things are good?
This Sunday is our “Two Languages, One Faith” worship service, where we worship together in both Spanish and English. Our Spanish minister, Moises Umana, presents our message this morning, a great encouragement to go through the pain of repentance in order to receive the better blessings…
Tonight’s worship service is led mostly by young men in our 20’s group. This audio file has the two devotional thoughts placed together, which were brought by Aarek Farmer and Isaac Barrantes.
This morning we study from the Old Testament prophet Obadiah, who wrote one of the shortest books in the Bible. Obadiah has a challenging lesson about how we view others: how does God want us to see people, including those who hurt us?
Tonight Matthew Higginbotham, our soon-to-be new youth minister, shares his first sermon with us here at Great Oaks, a great study from Luke 7:36-50. In this text, a woman interrupts a meal between Jesus and a Pharisee, provoking responses from both of them. What does it teach us about people, and what does it teach us about Jesus?