We are excited to bring to you the first edition of Oakwood’s new monthly newsletter, The Messenger. Subsequent editions will typically be distributed at the end of the worship service on the first Sunday of each month, as well as posted here on our website and sent via email. If you are having trouble seeing the file with the embedded viewer, or if you’d like to save a digital copy to your computer or device, you can use the download link below.
Pastor Shane Stec teaches that Jesus is the only person that fulfills all of the hundreds of prophecies from the Old Testament. This week we look at a handful of prophecies about the the ancestry, birth and life of Jesus and the reality that his fulfillment of these prophecies provides powerful, supernatural proof of his identity as the promised Messiah.
Pastor Shane Stec teaches from John 20:19-31 that not only was Jesus sent into the world to save us, but that when we are saved, we are also sent to continue Jesus’ mission. [NOTE: This recording is from our secondary audio source and we apologize for any inconvenience due to lower recording quality.]
Craig Darling, the U.S. Director for India Rural Evangelical Fellowship (IREF) and one of Oakwood’s supported missionaries, teaches about the biblical foundation for missions from Psalm 67 and shares about IREF’s work of reaching people for Christ in rural India. Craig was one of three speakers at Missions Sunday this week, along with Lois Beadle who serves in Haiti, as well as Larry Maxwell from the Gideons. Unfortunately, due to technical reasons, we did not get a quality audio recording from the others who shared.
Pastor Shane Stec teaches from Ephesians 4:1-16 that God has given us a clear game plan for unity in the church. We must honor Jesus as the Head, hold on to oneness, get in the game and use our gifts, and we must grow up, not just show up.