Happy New Year! With this season of the year comes for many of us a renewed sense of purpose to set goals, make resolutions, and make 2018 "the best year ever". Many of these goals are well and good. I want to exercise more, eat better, read more books, finish projects at home among other goals. But, in light of Pastor Chase's sermon Sunday and the fact that we have bee...Keep Reading
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This Sunday at Oak Park we'll be singing a new song; He Will Hold Me Fast. This old hymn was originally written in the late 1800’s by Ada Habershon, a personal friend of Charles Spurgeon. Though lost to most hymnals, in 2013 it was rediscovered by Matt Merker, a worship leader at Capital Hill Baptist Church. I hope this song ministers to your heart as we add it to our worship repertory. Please enjoy the links and listen a few times this week to prepare your hearts and minds to sing this new song Sunday....
Last Sunday I challenged us, from Proverbs 2, to internalize God's word in our heart. I spoke about how we often depend too much on our smartphones or even the luxury of owning a Bible. As a result, we merely reference the Scriptures, rather than internalize them. However, Proverbs 2 shows us that when we internalize God's word through memorization and meditation, the foll...Keep Reading
Oak Park Family, This past Sunday we shared with you about the launch of our new Discipleship Classes at Oak Park. Your pastors are extremely excited to see how God will use these classes to further grow us in the knowledge and love of Christ. With this in mind, you may still have some lingering questions. Below I seek to provide answers to the five most pressing question...Keep Reading