Previous Series: Living the New Life

Previous Series: Living the New Life

Understanding our “new birth” in Christ is of utmost importance. It is the clear identifier of who we are as Christians and how we are to live. Don’t miss this mini-series as we explore different aspects of this key teaching in Scripture. We will...
Previous Series: Union With Christ

Previous Series: Union With Christ

What is  “Union with Christ” and why is it important? Here are some quotes from notable theologians as to the importance of this doctrine: “Being in Christ, and united to him, is the fundamental constitution of a Christian.” (Thomas Goodwin as quoted...
Former Series: The Pillars of Belief

Former Series: The Pillars of Belief

We just finished our series on Sundays called “The Pillars of Belief”. Christianity in general had strayed off course by the 1500’s and thankfully there were those who stood against incredible opposition to call for a reformation back to the Truths...
Men: Finish Well, But Keep Running

Men: Finish Well, But Keep Running

Today, March 31st, it the last day of Tim Challies “31 Days of Purity” challenge. Many of our OCC men accepted the challenge and my prayer is that they finish well. However, just because the challenge is technically over – we need to keep running....

Looking Back at 2013 and Ahead to 2014

This amazing verse was a part of my devotions through Psalms recently and is fitting while  I was thinking back on 2013:          Ps. 65:11, “You crown your year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.” There’s nothing really magical about the...

Creeds, Confessions & Catechisms

On Sunday, August 25,  in my sermon Church Building, I illustrated that the Christian church has benefitted greatly over the years by the various creeds, confessions and catechisms found within it’s history. Someone told me afterward that I had defined all three and...

Winning Soup Recipes

On March 3, 2013, we had our annual fundraiser for our elementary kids going to Hume Lake. This year’s theme was a soup and stew cook off. Thanks to these winning recipes and the other great soups and stews featured, we raised over $600 for camp. Here are your...