Passion for God, Compassion for People

Commandment 10 Do Not Covet

God can help you find contentment and fight coveting God wants what is best for His people so he gave boundaries that would be good for people. Today’s commandment is about coveting. To covet is to wish for things excessively and longingly. It is a desire to have what others have and an extreme need to have more. Fortunately, God can help us…

Commandment 9 Do Not Lie

Avoid the dangers connected to lying by being honest with yourself, with others and with God. God gave the commandments to people that he loved. These commandments are to be followed out of relationship rather than out of ritual or obligation. Today’s commandment is about lying. To lie is to make a false statement deliberately presenting that statement as being true. We can…

You Shall Not Steal

When you Steal you Lose You lose… an opportunity to see God provide – Matthew 6:31-33 a clear Conscience – Leviticus 6:3-7 your Integrity – Proverbs 28:6 intimacy with God – Jeremiah 7:8-12 intimacy with People – Proverbs 16:28 Trust – Exodus 22:1-4, 7-9 an opportunity to fulfill the law of love – Romans 13:8-10 an opportunity to Bless Others – Ephesians…

Commandment 7

Do not commit adultery. Be equipped to confront and not minimize the temptation for a cheating body, a cheating mind or a cheating heart. Today’s commandment is about adultery. There is a great deal of pain and suffering that follows the act of adultery. God desires for us to honor our marriage covenant and not assume that the grass is greener on…

Commandment 6 – Do Not Murder

Each life is valuable to God and therefore valuable to us As we return to our study of the ten commandments in our “More Than Suggestions” sermon series, we need to keep some things in mind. God gave these commandments to people that he loved. These commandments were given from a foundation of relationship. God wants what is best for His people…

Transforming Faith

Jesus invites each of us to sit in the faith chair Easter is a day of celebration for those who have put their faith in the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ. For the Christian, every day is a day to celebrate, know the love of Jesus and experience the hope of eternal life. As Jesus was hanging on a cross that…

Triumph and Tears

What we worship and what we weep over influences the attitudes and actions of our life The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem inspires the people to worship and celebrate Jesus as the Messiah and king. The religious leaders are unhappy with this demonstration of worship towards Jesus and tell Jesus to tell the crowd to stop. Jesus responds with a powerful…

Next Steps To Grow

As a branch, nurture and protect your connection to the vine of Jesus In this series, we have talked about living out our mission at Oakwood – Passion for God, Compassion for People. We have encouraged you to be praying for one person to accept Christ as their Savior during this season of Easter. We have discussed the importance of prayer, how…

Gospel Conversations

Imitate how Jesus handled a gospel conversation Talking to someone about Jesus can be very intimidating. We may have been praying for that person and even looking for an opportunity to talk with them about Jesus. However, we wonder how we will move the conversation towards the topic of God. We wonder how that person will respond if we do. We don’t…

Overcoming Fear and Excuses

Live Boldly in the Face of Fear It can be a scary prospect to be bold and share our faith. Thoughts such as, “I don’t know how.” “What if I mess up?” “What if I lose friends?” stop us from sharing our faith and living boldly. We can look to Daniel 3 and get a clear vision of Gods glory and His power…