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Sheep or Sheepdog?

February 1, 2018 - Blog

A few people have heard me use this phrase recently – “Sheepdog.” Let me explain it. Sheepdogs are the guardians and protectors of the flock — they are the ones who hear the shepherds voice & lead others the right direction. Sheepdogs are aware of…

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The Cost Of Salvation

January 31, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Here are some thoughts from Luke 14:25-35 #1 – Salvation is free but it costs you your life. This is not a contradiction. If I wanted to hike the Appalachian trail, it would take me nearly 7 months to hike the 2200 miles. After paying…

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No space for fake

January 26, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

I hate fake plants. Let me say this again…Fake plants…I hate them. LOL For real though, nothing bugs me more than a church, or a home, or any place full of fake plants!! But don’t let my personal preferences sway you…If you like fake plants,…

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Teach Me To Pray

January 24, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

What if someone asked you, “Hey friend, can you teach me to pray?” What would you say? If you’re like me, you’d probably try to come up with the best, most clever answer on the spot (depending on who was asking and why they were asking)….

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Luke 8: An Overview

January 19, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Here is a quick overview of Luke 8. Let me remind you of one of the themes of Luke that I mentioned in a previous post. The theme is “The Reversal Of Fortune,” and it shows up here with women in the beginning of the…

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People matter more than religious principles.

January 15, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Luke 8:40-56 The Crowds Who Followed Jesus were filled with imperfect people. You would think that the people who crowded around Jesus were perfect people. You would think the people Jesus made accommodations for always had their lives together…perfect marriage, perfect family, straight “A” kids,…

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you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

January 13, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Someone asked a question: “What’s your take on the parable of the Old/New Wineskins in Luke 5? Here’s my take! This parable illustrates the stark CONTRAST between the Old Covenant (the Law of Moses, which demanded 100% performance in order to achieve right standing with God)…

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A strange way to fish

January 11, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Luke 5:1-11 “Hey bro, can I like…use your boat for a sec?”   -Jesus Back then, it was impossible to amplify your voice electronically, and it was not uncommon for Jesus to leverage nature’s acoustics and push a boat out into the water to teach the…

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6 Reasons I’m PROUD of our Kids Team!

January 10, 2018 - Blog

This month, we celebrate FOUR years of existence as a church!!  Wow!! The past 4 years have flown by, and a LOT of things have changed about Oasis during these years. However, one thing has NOT changed… The Vision. We’ve always been a church that…

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Everyone can be healed.

January 9, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

In our reading this week, Luke 4 documents the first miraculous healing performed by Jesus. And (*spoiler alert*) the rest of the book is filled with miraculous stories… a crazy man is set free from demonic control (Luke 4) this paralyzed guy gets healed (Luke…

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