“Creation: Amazing Gift, Abominable God”

Date: February 16, 2020

Bible Text: Selected Passages |

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Pastor Brandon Cash  continues and complete our series, Flourishing: The Way Things Are Meant To Be" by looking at how God plays a role in our environment by looking at three views.  The Biocentric View tells us the environment should be protected and has value because God created all things and created us, the animals, and insects as Paul talks about them in Genesis 1:31 and Romans 1:19-25.  The Anthropocentric View tells us that the environment has no inherent value and its only value comes from its usefulness for human beings as shown in Leviticus 26:34-35 and 2 Chronicles 36:20-21. 
2020-02-17T13:54:42-08:00February 17th, 2020|

“Ethics, Morality, and Flourishing”

Date: February 2, 2020

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Pastor Brandon Cash continues our series, Flourishing: The Way Things Are Meant To Be" by looking at Cultural Relativism, Teleological Ethics, Deontological Ethics and Virtue Ethics as it relates to Christian Ethics and how Christian Ethics are Rooted in the Character of God. Pastor Brandon refers to Deuteronomy 27-30, 1 Corinthians. 11:1, Exodus 20:2-5, Leviticus 11:44-45, 19:3, 20:7, 20:26, Matthew 5:48, Ephesians 4:32, 2 Corinthians 8:7-9, James 2:5-8, 1 John 4:8 and Galatians 5:25.
2020-02-11T09:37:58-08:00February 3rd, 2020|

“Who Knows Best?”

Date: January 5, 2020

Bible Text: Jeremiah 17:5-10 |

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Pastor Brandon looks in depth into our Christian identity, and compares the five lies of who we are as stated through theologian, Henri Nouwen, and the five truths of Christian identity.  Jeremiah 17:5-10 tells us how the Lord tells us that “Cursed is the man who trusts in man", but “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord."  In Jeremiah, 29:4-7, the Lord gives us insight on how we are live in the time between the way things are and the way things are meant to be.
2020-01-07T11:43:12-08:00January 7th, 2020|

“The Hope of Salvation”

Date: December 1, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 |

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As the season of Advent has come, Christians prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. Pastor Brandon Cash looks into the book of 1 Thessalonians with chapter 5:1-11 and discusses how Paul taught the Thessalonians the prophetic times and seasons to be ready, keep awake and sober for the return of Christ. There is the hope of salvation because Christ died for us and therefore, Christians need to encourage one another and build one another up.
2019-12-02T10:08:12-08:00December 2nd, 2019|

“Healing Balm for a Broken World” (Haven Sunday)

Date: November 17, 2019

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Every November, Haven Academy of the Arts uses our facility for their fall performances. The Sunday between their two show weekends, we have Haven Sunday which serves as (1) an opportunity for us to invite Haven families to our church services to hear the gospel applied to the show their kids are involved with, and (2) offer OCF members a chance to see what Haven does. This fall's production is, Les Miserables, and two musical numbers are featured.
2019-11-18T14:32:22-08:00November 18th, 2019|

“Healthy Relationships”

Date: October 20, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:10 |

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Pastor Brandon Cash continues our series in 1 Thessalonians with Chapter 2:17-3:10. Healthy relationships will be sabotaged by Satan, are characterized by selflessness rather than selfishness, and in healthy relationships, we're joyful, rather than jealous, when others flourish.
2019-10-21T20:07:33-07:00October 21st, 2019|