Where is God When Life Happens: Alcoholism

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It’s August which means we’re kicking off our series, “Where Is God When Life Happens?” Using the Bible and real-life stories from people at Oak City, we’ll see¬†where God is when life doesn’t go according to plan.

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St Augustine said, ‘You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they can find rest in thee.’ We’ve spent the ‘Behind Closed Doors’ series talking a lot about how we look to things other than God for satisfaction and life. This week we’ll look at how we were made to worship God alone, and in him we find our true source of satisfaction and life.

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Knowing what is right and what is wrong is hard! Ever thought how handy it would be if you just had a list that told you which shows it was ok to watch, which parties it was ok to go to, which job you were supposed to take, or when you should confront a friend engaged in morally ambiguous, or worse, behavior?

This week we continued our Behind Closed Doors series as we look at how to make gospel driven decisions.

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Behind Closed Doors: Pornography

God made sex, and it is a great gift to us, but we are bombarded by messages and images distorting that gift and making it incredibly difficult to enjoy it the way he intended it. Pornography is among the most dangerous of those distortions, and it is changing the way we see sex, and the way we see each other. This week we look at why pornography is so alluring and why our faith in Christ is the key to overcoming it.

 

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Behind Closed Doors: Busy-ness

Most of us feel like we’re moving at 100 miles an hour and about to hit a wall. How did we get this busy, is it a good or a bad thing, and what does God want us to do about it? This was the #1 source of stress cited in our Behind Closed Doors survey.

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We give a lot of things in our lives the place that only God deserves. We expect from them what only God can give and worship them as if they are God. One of the most acceptable, and dangerous, idols we have is our family.

This week we look at how our family can the trickiest idol to see, the damage we do by putting them in God’s place, and how to avoid doing it.

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“How much money do you make a year?” Can you imagine someone asking you that question at your next dinner party? Probably not. We don’t talk about money very much and if we do, it’s behind closed doors. This weekend we will start the discussion.

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Behind Closed Doors: Anger

One of the emotions we’re best at keeping Behind (our) Closed Doors is anger. These days our culture seems to be at a boiling point, and many of us feel that way as well. Where does our anger come from and what does God want us todo with it? Join us this week as we listen to what God has to say about that.

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