We are the Church
September 19 - October 24, 2021
Week Six: Mandate
October 24, 2021 • Sonny Smith
Although we have come to Christ singularly, we do not live in Him separately. Our mandate is to not only come to Jesus, but to be transformed by Him; to not only belong to Him, but to proclaim Him. “Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:10
Week Five: Members
October 17, 2021 • Rick Barry
When it comes to the church of Jesus Christ, every member matters. God has given each of us gifts. He has a plan for those gifts, and He calls you to utilize yours. However, His goal for those gifts is not just to have individual members fulfilled, but to unify the body and to build His church. As a member of God's church, you are essential! So...where are you serving and giving?
Week Four: Mission
October 10, 2021 • Charlie Koopman
Everybody wants a mission in life. That makes sense because "mission" implies purpose and focus. But what about the mission Oak Pointe Church has to know Jesus and make Him known?
Week Three: Message
October 3, 2021 • Rick Barry
Since the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and beginning with the apostles, the message of the Gospel has been passed down from generation to generation of believers. But to keep it moving on to future generations, three questions always need to be answered: What is the gospel? Why do I share it? How do I share it?
Week Two: Method
September 26, 2021 • Adam Schultz
God works in and through the community of believers. In Acts 2:42-47, we see the early church gathering in community, teaching one another, regularly sharing meals together, and praying frequently and fervently. The result? God added to their numbers daily (v. 47). Our greatest personal growth happens in community. As we grow, the community of faith grows as well.
Week One: Movement
September 19, 2021 • Charlie Koopman
It all started way back in the Old Testament when God made a promise to Abraham to build a holy and set apart people to bless the nations. In the New Testament, it was commissioned by the risen Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Today it continues as the most influential and world-shaping movement in history. Of course, we're talking about the church. So, what’s next for this movement of God? Why should we commit ourselves to be part of it? And just how do we take our next step?