We can work it out
Michael Oldham
04/18/2021
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For the sake of humanity
Michael Oldham
04/11/2021
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11 (Part 2)

Theme: Because Jesus has been glorified, we have full acceptance in Him. There is nothing we need to do.

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He is risen
Michael Oldham
04/04/2021
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8

Theme: The greatest story ever told is so unbelievable that one can’t help but believe it. 

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A different kind of power
Michael Oldham
03/28/2021
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11

Theme: The kingdom that God has established through Jesus operates with a different kind of power, his coronation had a different purpose, and His reign started when He died.

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A servant's heart
Michael Oldham
03/21/2021
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11 (Part 1)

Theme: The life of a Christian should be a reflection of the life of Jesus. The Church in the world should not seek to engage the culture by being like the culture.

The Church is attractive only when she is different.

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Standing Firm
Michael Oldham
03/14/2021
Scripture: Philippians 1:27-30

Theme: God has called every one of us to bloom where He plants us, to stand strong in spite of what happens, and to be reminded again that the battle is won already.

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To live is Christ
Michael Oldham
03/07/2021
Scripture: Philippians 1:18b-26

Theme: No matter what the circumstances, Paul didn’t let his feelings and fears get in the way of who God was and what He had done and was doing for him in Christ.

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Where Do We Go From Here?
Michael Oldham
02/28/2021
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16

Theme: Honest self-assessment is the hardest thing to do, but is essential if we to grow forward in the way God has called us.



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Advancing the gospel
Michael Oldham
02/21/2021
Scripture: Philippians 1:12-18a

Theme: Understanding our life and circumstances in light of God’s purposes helps us to be joyful even in the most trying of times. 



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I thank God for you
Michael Oldham
02/14/2021
Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11

Theme: Paul’s heart felt prayers for the church are warm, deep and specific. Always teaching and encouraging, Paul uses his situation as an opportunity to build up his friends.



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Servants of Christ Jesus
Michael Oldham
02/07/2021
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-2, Acts 16

Theme: The call of every Christian life is one of service to others. The two assignments given by Jesus (Great commission and greatest commandment) are seen lived out in the most practical of ways in the missionary journeys of Paul and his companions.



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Prayer Part 2
Parks Pearce
01/31/2021


Prayer Part 1
Parks Pearce
01/24/2021


A settled focus
Michael Oldham
01/17/2021
Scripture: Psalm 5

Theme: Strength in despair, learning to look to God and His revealed promises, especially when all around you seems to continue going from bad to worse. 



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Finding peace
Michael Oldham
01/10/2021
Scripture: Psalm 4

Theme: David, in the middle of family and kingdom turmoil, finds peace in God. Knowing what God has done in the past, gives David the assurance that God will always be with him.



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Why the Bible?
Michael Oldham
01/03/2021
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Theme: The best way for the follower of Jesus to be best equipped for life’s challenges, for our desert moments, is to know the Bible, to commit it to memory, and to be walking in community with others.



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A letter to the exiles
Michael Oldham
12/27/2020
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1-9

Theme: How are we to live in a world that is increasing in hostility toward the Church and the things of God? Jeremiah has a lot to say about that for us by way of application, as we understand the exile of the people of Israel. We will always find, that Israel’s story is our story.



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Prisoners of hope
Michael Oldham
12/24/2020

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Return from lockdown (exile)
Michael Oldham
12/20/2020
Scripture: Matthew 2:19-23

Theme: God’s plan from eternity, as Micah and Isaiah make clear for us, will find its fulfillment in this carpenter’s son from the north; no matter what the world thinks it can say about the matter.



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Herod (tyrant / king)
Michael Oldham
12/13/2020
Scripture: Matthew 2:16-18

Theme: In one of the most awful stories we can find in the New Testament where tyrants rule, digging a bit deeper into what and why Matthew records this, we find HOPE.



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To Seek and Worship the True King (The Visit of the Magi)
Laura Chevalier Beer
12/06/2020
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

The story of the magi teaches us about seeking and worshiping the true King. Details from the book of Matthew point to Jesus as the true King of the Jews and the Savior and King of all. We all face a choice to accept this King and worship him. His promise is sure; those who seek him, will find him.


Joseph (Savior / King)
Michael Oldham
11/29/2020
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Theme: What do you do when your world is turned upside down? How do you work through challenges and changes, and at the same time keep the faith? Character, relationship with God, trust…



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We know because we have seen
Michael Oldham
11/22/2020
Scripture: 1 John 5:6-21

Theme: This enduring, endearing letter to “his children” closes with John focusing on Jesus, God’s love for us and our love for one another. 



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Faith-works
Michael Oldham
11/15/2020
Scripture: 1 John 5:1-5

Theme: Faith works. The commands of God are not complicated to understand. It is in the doing of them where we discover who really owns our hearts. 



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Our assurance
Michael Oldham
11/08/2020
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21T

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John, this week is driving home the truth that because God loves us, we can have absolute assurance of our salvation in Christ.



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Test the spirits
Michael Oldham
11/01/2020
Scripture: 1 John 4:1-6

Theme: “Testing the spirits”, we will learn today, is a divisive thing -One that marks out the believer over and against the non-believer-All based on what we do with Jesus. Most especially in relation to the incarnation (virgin birth).



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Love each other
Michael Oldham
10/25/2020
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-24

Theme: They will know we are Christians by our love, and when that love is turned into action, the world sees Jesus. There is an assurance in. our hearts that we are in Him if we abide and walk as He did



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