Joy is something we know we were made to experience, but seems elusive and even hard to define. Yet, the Bible tells us we should experience it regularly, even in the middle of turmoil in our lives. This week looked at why that is possible, and what the Bible says is the key to experiencing joy consistently.

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With a full holiday schedule of parties, school programs, family get-togethers, and more, it can be hard to imagine this as a season of peace. This week we’ll talk about how Christmas makes ‘peace’ possible. We could all use more more peace–in our hearts, in our homes, and in the world around us. We’ll take a practical look at how Jesus makes that possible.

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Advent is a chance to step back and engage in the tension found in waiting. We spend the weeks before Christmas reflecting on the time spent waiting for Christ, and how we can learn to wait on God’s promises still today.

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Many of us have read the Bible and the miracles Jesus performed, then wondered how the disciples and His followers could ever doubt that He was God’s son. But don’t we all do the same thing? God provides, God reveals Himself, and God makes Himself known, yet we so quickly forget to be thankful.

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For the past five months, people from Oak City Church have engaged in small group Bible studies with people from Chosen Generation Christian Church regarding racial reconciliation. God has done, and is doing, great work in and through our two churches. This week our churches worship together as God’s church and hear stories about the great things God has done.

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Why Work Matters, Week 5

For the last four weeks we’ve learned what the Bible says about work, and how to connect the dots between what we do every day, and our faith. This week we have a guest, John Fooshee, talk about practical steps for examining our work and finding the answer to a question we’ve all asked: what are you called to do?

Sermon slides download (pdf)

Discover Your Calling in 31 Days ebook download (pdf)

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Why Work Matters, Week 2

Do you exist to serve your work, or does your work exist to serve you? We often bounce between the two, and sometimes expect our work to meet needs it was never meant to meet. In the second sermon of this series, we explore why we look to our work to give us something it was never meant to give.

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