Tonight we begin a few Sunday nights on some “God Is” passages in the New Testament, reflecting on the nature of God and what it means to our faith. For our first study: let’s explore what are we reminded about God from Jesus’ statement that “God is Spirit…”
This morning we begin a study of 1 Corinthians, a series we are calling “The Church in Process.” The first issue Paul discusses in this letter is the problem of division, a problem that we see today both in local churches and in the broader religious world. What does God think about division in His church, and what can we do about it?
This morning we introduce our theme for 2018, a biblical idea to emphasize in our lessons and in our lives. This year’s big idea: Let’s be transformed in Christ! So let’s start by introducing some passages and thoughts that will be important to us this year…
Tonight we walk through Hebrews 11, reminding ourselves of what real faith looks like. Have I allowed my belief in God to actually transform my actions?
Ephesians 4 lays out a vision of how the church should grow toward Christ. What must we do to grow in faith as a body of Christ? And how can we make it reality for each of us here at Great Oaks?
It’s New Year’s Eve, and as we end a year together, we will notice the connections between the beginning and the end of the Bible. Those connections help us understand what life is all about, and they provide powerful anchors to help us face life’s challenges…
It’s the last day of 2017! Getting ready to begin a new year, we go back to what Moses told the Israelites in Deuteronomy, as they were about to enter the Promised Land: your future will depend on staying close to the Word of God. How will our 2018 be different if we make God’s Word a bigger part of our lives?
We have been studying the biblical idea of Hope all year long. This morning, we study one of the most hopeful events in history, and one that our culture is thinking about more this time of year: the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. The stories around Christ’s coming sometimes get mixed up in popular culture, so let’s go back and see what Scripture says about it, and see what God might want us to learn from it…
Tonight we close our fall Sunday night study on the life of Joseph. In this final lesson, we see the end of Joseph’s life, putting the finishing touches on his legacy. What can we learn as we pull together Joseph’s life story?
“Hope in God” has been our theme for 2017. Our theme verse has been Psalm 42:5, so this morning we will study its context, Psalm 42. What does the psalm teach us about handling difficulty, and about how to reorient our soul when we feel disoriented in our faith?