Right now we are between sermon series. Instead, we are preaching from the historic lectionary that has been used by Christians for centuries. During this season of Epiphany, those readings focus on the early ministry of Christ Jesus. Please check out the individual sermons from Pastor Krueger, Pastor Dan, and Pastor Andy under the media link above. (If you hover your cursor of the word “sermon” who will see each pastor’s name listed out to go directly to their sermon page.)
The church year in the West begins with a preparatory season called “Advent.” The word “advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “appearing” or “coming,” referring to the appearing of a great king or even a god. In Christian usage, it refers to the appearing of Jesus Christ in two ways—His first appearing as the Child born of the Virgin Mary and His second appearing in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead. You see, Advent isn’t only about getting ready for Christmas; it’s also about getting ready for Jesus’ final appearing in glory only the Last Day.
Listen to the Advent Sermons from Sunday mornings at OSLC here:
Advent 1 (November 30, 2014)
Advent 2 (December 7, 2014)
Advent 3 (December 14, 2014)
Advent 4 (December 21, 2014)
In the journey of faith, there appear to be many roads.
Where’s the compass for your world?
Start here with the essentials for faith and life.
Join us Sunday mornings in October and November for this new sermon series!
Whether you’re new to Christianity or a life-long believer,
the Essentials of Christianity is a great place to start.
Week 1 – “Guilt and Grace”
Week 2 – “Our God – The Father”
Week 3 – “Our God – The Son”
Week 4 – “Our God – The Holy Spirit”
Week 5 – “New”
Week 6 – “Prayer – Start Here”
Week 7 – “A Real Mystery”
Week 8 – “Final Judgment of Sheep and Goats“
Oh, no! He didn’t really say that? What in the world did Jesus mean when He said …?
No one challenges us like Jesus! His words jolt us to see our world our God and ourselves in new ways!
Join us this September as we take a look at four of the radical things Jesus said and their implications for our lives today!
Life can never be the same when we follow the Radical Sayings of Jesus!
First impressions make lasting impressions.
As Jesus instructs you through His parables, the first person you meet in the parable is often the key person of the story. Having heard the teachings of Christ, you are to go out to love your neighbor as the first person you meet, making a lasting impression on them with God’s love.
Join us for our sermon series,
“The First Person You Meet”
this summer as we take the teachings of Christ and apply them to daily life.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses…” Acts 1:8
Jesus promised the gift of the Holy Spirit would come
to teach and remind people of all things Jesus said and did (John 14:26)
Is the Spirit at work today?
How do we recognize it?
During this Easter season we will travel through the book of Acts in our preaching series to hear how the Spirit worked through the first disciples: igniting people’s hearts into faith and celebration, witness and acts of service. The same Spirit that worked through Paul’s message and the same Spirit that settled as tongues of fire on the disciples heads is the same Spirit that works in you as you receive God’s gifts each morning. It is the same power that is delivered when you share God’s love with those around you.
Join us Sunday mornings April 27 to June 15 to hear how the Spirit Never Sleeps!
“I am making all things new” is the bold statement Jesus makes in Revelation 21:5. From beginning to end, the teachings and actions of Jesus re-create and re-new lives that have been broken by sin. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, He forgives and makes new the hearts and lives of His people. Join us for a four segment sermon series on the life of Jesus as we explore Beginnings (January 12-26), Teachings (February 2-23), Challenges (March 2 & 9), and Interactions (March 16 – April 6) of our Lord’s early ministry years.
Week 2 – “Behold, the Lamb of God who Takes Away the Sin of the World” based on John 1:29-42.
Week 4 – “God’s Newness in the Hearts and Lives of God’s People” based on Matthew 5:1-12.
As the church year draws to a close and we begin the season of Advent, our attention is turned to Christ’s comings – His first coming in Bethlehem and His second coming at the end of time.
Sunday Mornings November 24 through December 22
Wednesday Evenings December 4 to 18 @ 7:30 pm
as we remember
Christ has come.
Christ will come again.
Wednesday, December 11 – elevenAM concert
Wednesday, December 18 – Children’s Christmas Program
The Bible appears to be a huge and imposing book.
Too often, Christians are content to reduce their faith to a few Bible passages that could fit on a bumper sticker.
There is so much more to the Bible than that!
Hear how the Bible tells one big story through many smaller stories about God the Creator pursuing, rescuing, and transforming His people for the restoration of all mankind through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Go Beyond Bumper Stickers!
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 1 A Good Creation Becomes Separated from God
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 3 God Rescues His People from Slavery through Miraculous Acts
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 4 God’s Rescued People Transformed to Live in His Presence
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 5 God’s Rescued People Live under Imperfect Rulers
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 6 God’s Prophets Call Captive People to Return to Him
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 7 God as Jesus Enters Creation to Rescue
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 8 God Rescues People Through Miraculous Death and Resurrection
Beyond Bumper Stickers Part 10 God’s Transformed People Await a New Creation
So often it seems as though the world and our sinful human nature what to
add to the Good News of Jesus.
We want Him to be a program we can follow,
ten steps to happiness or financial freedom.
Or we mix in other religions or “religious practices”
to create a more “complete” Jesus.
But Christ is more than enough!
Come hear messages of Christ’s sufficiency for us based on the book of Colossians
August 11th to September 1st.