Glorious Tragedies

Terrorism
Cancer
Illness
Financial difficulties
Death

Bad things, tragic things, happen in this world. Some come from our poor choices; some come because our world is sinful. 
How do you survive?
How can God possibly use tragedy?

Join us this Lenten season (February 14 to March 13) to hear stories of tragedy which God uses to bring future glory in Christ Jesus to those who believe in the glorious tragedy of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

 

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Fully Devoted: Living Each Day in Jesus’ Name!

There’s more for your life than merely surviving the daily grind.
There’s a new way of life when Jesus takes charge.
It’s called Fully Devoted.

Explore fresh, biblical based ways to think about and experience your life with God. Learn from God how to master the “art of life” as God helps you grow to become the person he wants you to be.

Join us each Sunday, January 3rd to February 7th for
Fully Devoted: Living Each Day in Jesus Name!

 

Living Life in Jesus’ Name” based on Isaiah 43:1-3a

Living Life in an Environment of Grace” based on John 8:1-11

Living a Life of Growth” based on John 15:1-9

Living Life in Community” based on John 15:10-17

 

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End to Beginning

The birth of a child is exciting;
the death of a loved one tragic.
Beginning a new job is exciting;
when a job suddenly ends, we have many other emotions.
Beginnings are exciting;
ends are often sad;
and they happen in that order: beginning then end.

For the Christian, Christ changes this. The order is reversed from End to Beginning — His end on the cross means the beginning of new life for us. Christ changes sadness at ends to joyous new beginnings in Him.

Join us November 1 to December 20 while we journey through ends to beginnings as we draw close to the manger of Christ, whose end on the cross brings our old ways to an end and we are begun anew in this life and to eternity.

 

True Blessings” based on Matthew 5:1-12

What’s in Your Heart?” based on Mark 12:38-44 

See That No One Leads You Astray” based on Mark 13:1-13

It’s Not Suppose to Happen That Way!” based on John 18:33-37

Blessed is the King Who Comes in the Name of the Lord” based on Luke 19:28-40

God the Promise Keeper” based on Luke 3:7-18 

I Quit? No Way!” based on Luke 7:18-28

Receiving the Divine Message” based on Luke 1:39-56

End to Beginning

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Simply Amazing: When Life Encounters Jesus

The Bible gives us vibrant accounts of people who met Jesus
and experienced life-changing results.

We read of Jesus the …
teacher
healer
redeemer
deliverer
Savior of the World

Join us each Sunday from September 13th to October 25th
for the amazing things that happen
When Life Encounters Jesus.

 

The Impossible Becomes Possible based on Mark 9:14-29

Change Your World by Serving” based on Mark 9:30-37

The Blessings of a Changed Heart” based on Mark 9:38-41

No One Is Good Except God Alone” based on Mark 10:17-22

Seeing Life from the Other Side of the Needle” based on Mark 10:23-31

The Truth Will Set You Free” based on John 8:31-36

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God IS Faithful: A Never Failing God for a Failing World

Troubles?
Hardships?

Our human experience is littered with disappointments!

When life falls apart how can we still believe and know that God is faithful?

This summer, use the eyes of God’s Old Testament people to rediscover the faithfulness of God in ALL things, especially as it is shown to us first and foremost through Jesus Christ!

“God IS Faithful! A Never-Failing God for Failing World”
Sundays at OSLC, June 7th to July 26th

 

Week One – “The Falling into Sin” based on Genesis 3:8-19

Week Two – “God Grows His Kingdom” based on Ezekiel 17:22-24

Week Three – “Where Were You?” based on Job 38:1-11

Week Four – “Lamentations” based on Lamentations 3:22-33

Week Five – “Hear the Word of the Lord!” based on Ezekiel 2:1-5

Week Six – “Going Forward … Or Backing Up” based on Amos 7:7-15

Week Seven – “Worth the Wait” based on Jeremiah 23:1-6

Week Eight – “The Unexpected Jesus” based on Mark 4:35-41

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Live Love(d)

Explore the powerful words of 1 John
and discover how we,
the baptized, beloved people of God in Christ Jesus are “loved by God” and called to “live the love of God” to one another each day.

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Week 2 – The Child of God: Sinner and Saint based on 1 John 3:1-7

Week 3 – Do Love based on 1 John 3:16-24

Week 4 – What Does Love Look Like? based on 1 John 4:7-21

Week 5 – Believing and Loving based on 1 John 5:1-8

Week 6 – Can You Be Sure About Anything? based on 1 John 5:9-15 

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When Love Speaks: Seven Last Words from the Cross

As Christ hung suspended between heaven and earth, suffering on the cross in your place, He spoke seven times. For centuries, these words have shaped and focused Christians as we meditate on the meaning of Christ’s death for us. These words reveal His humanity as He cries out in thirst and His divinity as He announces absolution, the forgiveness of sin.

Join us on Sunday mornings beginning February 22nd in worship as our sermons focus our thoughts on the meaning of Christ’s crucifixion for us using His own words to shape our meditation. Come hear what love sounds like as Christ speaks to you from His cross.

(Click on the Sermon title for audio file and the Scripture reference for a link to the text)

February 22 – Words of Forgiveness based on Luke 23:27-37
March 1 – Words of Assurance based on Luke 23:38-43
March 8 – Words of Love based on John 19:23-27
March 15 – Words of Substitution based on Matthew 27:38-46
March 22 – Words of Humanity based on John 19:28-29
March 29 – Words of Victory based on John 19:30-34

Good Friday
April 3 – Words of Trust based on Luke 23:44-53

 

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Current Sermons

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.)

Advent Sermons

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)

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Start Here: The Essentials of Christianity

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.

Start HereWeek 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