Oak Church Sermons

by Oak Church

Oak Church Sermons
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 223
  • Last: 13 Mar 2018
A planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. A church community of hope, healing, and hospitality in and through Christ.

Episodes (223)

  • “Five Barley Loaves and Two Fish”
    “Five Barley Loaves and Two Fish”
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    Published: 13 Mar 2018 Duration: 30:56
    03/11/2018 John 6:5-14 Sarah Neff “It is not easy to offer the world to each other and to God. We prefer to take the world, possess it, and consume it. What we do not realize is that this hoarding gesture, a gesture often founded upon a dee... Read more →
    03/11/2018 John 6:5-14 Sarah Neff “It is not easy to offer the world to each other and to God. We prefer to take the world, possess it, and consume it. What we do not realize is that this hoarding gesture, a gesture often founded upon a dee... Read more →

  • “Pick Up Your Mat & Walk!”
    “Pick Up Your Mat & Walk!”
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 27:08
    03/04/2018 John 5:1-15 Charlene Brown Rev. Charlene Brown is the National Director of Black Campus Ministries for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a... Read more →
    03/04/2018 John 5:1-15 Charlene Brown Rev. Charlene Brown is the National Director of Black Campus Ministries for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a... Read more →

  • “Go. Your Son Lives!”
    “Go. Your Son Lives!”
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 26:40
    02/25/2018 Sermon John 4:46-54 Chris Breslin “Jesus peculiarly dramatizes the dynamics of grace: what is needed by humans is unilaterally initiated by God.” –Marianne Meye Thompson May it Last (Avett Brothers documentary) Scripture: Psalm 5... Read more →
    02/25/2018 Sermon John 4:46-54 Chris Breslin “Jesus peculiarly dramatizes the dynamics of grace: what is needed by humans is unilaterally initiated by God.” –Marianne Meye Thompson May it Last (Avett Brothers documentary) Scripture: Psalm 5... Read more →

  • A Vintage Richer for the Keeping
    A Vintage Richer for the Keeping
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 25:54
    02/18/2018 John 2:1-11 Chris Breslin Here’s an epiphany to have and hold, A truth that you can taste upon the tongue, No distant shrines and canopies of gold Or ladders to be clambered rung by rung, But here and now, amidst your daily livin... Read more →
    02/18/2018 John 2:1-11 Chris Breslin Here’s an epiphany to have and hold, A truth that you can taste upon the tongue, No distant shrines and canopies of gold Or ladders to be clambered rung by rung, But here and now, amidst your daily livin... Read more →

  • Listen Up! (Transfiguration Sunday)
    Listen Up! (Transfiguration Sunday)
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 27:08
    02/11/2018 Sermon Mark 9:2-13 Chris Breslin “Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one in the world who is dying. ‘We’re all sinking, slowly, but one day, while everyone watches, I will run out of air. I am going to go under.’ Even explainin... Read more →
    02/11/2018 Sermon Mark 9:2-13 Chris Breslin “Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one in the world who is dying. ‘We’re all sinking, slowly, but one day, while everyone watches, I will run out of air. I am going to go under.’ Even explainin... Read more →

  • The Kingdom of God Comes Home (Epiphany 5)
    The Kingdom of God Comes Home (Epiphany 5)
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 25:11
    02/04/2018 Mark 1:29-39 Matt Hoffman Sermon Resources: Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard Songs for Today’s Worship Gathering: Have Mercy on Me by G... Read more →
    02/04/2018 Mark 1:29-39 Matt Hoffman Sermon Resources: Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard Songs for Today’s Worship Gathering: Have Mercy on Me by G... Read more →

  • We Should All Be Wearing Crash Helmets (Epiphany 4)
    We Should All Be Wearing Crash Helmets (Epiphany 4)
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 29:49
    01/28/2018 Mark 1:21-28 Chris Breslin “…carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.” –Winston Churchill “for Christ plays in ten tho... Read more →
    01/28/2018 Mark 1:21-28 Chris Breslin “…carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.” –Winston Churchill “for Christ plays in ten tho... Read more →

  • Hooked (Epiphany 3)
    Hooked (Epiphany 3)
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 27:02
    01/21/2018 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 & Mark 1:14-20 Chris Breslin “The gospel is not about choosing to follow advice, it’s about being called to follow a King.” –Tim Keller, The King’s Cross “To add insult to very substantial injury, the Ninevites pr... Read more →
    01/21/2018 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 & Mark 1:14-20 Chris Breslin “The gospel is not about choosing to follow advice, it’s about being called to follow a King.” –Tim Keller, The King’s Cross “To add insult to very substantial injury, the Ninevites pr... Read more →

  • Nazareth?! (Epiphany 2)
    Nazareth?! (Epiphany 2)
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    Published: 17 Jan 2018 Duration: 24:53
    01/14/2018 John 1:43-51 Chris Breslin “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” –Wendell Berry “I was ready to give up. With my cup of coffee sitting untouched before me, I tried to think of a way t... Read more →
    01/14/2018 John 1:43-51 Chris Breslin “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” –Wendell Berry “I was ready to give up. With my cup of coffee sitting untouched before me, I tried to think of a way t... Read more →

  • The Voice of the Lord (Epiphany 1)
    The Voice of the Lord (Epiphany 1)
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 27:31
    01/07/2018 Psalm 29 & Mark 1:4-11 Chris Breslin “This is the Epiphany’s first lesson about joy: to rejoice in the coming of Christ, it’s not enough for Christ to have been born; we must also perceive him as savior and king. Otherwise we won... Read more →
    01/07/2018 Psalm 29 & Mark 1:4-11 Chris Breslin “This is the Epiphany’s first lesson about joy: to rejoice in the coming of Christ, it’s not enough for Christ to have been born; we must also perceive him as savior and king. Otherwise we won... Read more →

  • Advent 4 – Directions For Singing
    Advent 4 – Directions For Singing
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    Published: 31 Dec 2017 Duration: 18:24
    12/24/17 Psalm 96 Chris Breslin “Sing lustily and with a good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength. Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of its being hear... Read more →
    12/24/17 Psalm 96 Chris Breslin “Sing lustily and with a good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength. Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of its being hear... Read more →

  • Advent 3: Lying at Rest & Letting the Pieces Fly
    Advent 3: Lying at Rest & Letting the Pieces Fly
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 26:16
    12/17/2017 Psalm 126 & Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Chris Breslin “And I knew that the Spirit that had gone forth to shape the world and make it live was still alive in it. I just had no doubt. I could see that I lived in the created world, and it w... Read more →
    12/17/2017 Psalm 126 & Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Chris Breslin “And I knew that the Spirit that had gone forth to shape the world and make it live was still alive in it. I just had no doubt. I could see that I lived in the created world, and it w... Read more →

  • Advent 2: Landscaping for Peace (and Kissing Babies)
    Advent 2: Landscaping for Peace (and Kissing Babies)
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 17:03
    12/10/2017 Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2; 8-13 Sarah Neff “The peace between God and man and the salvation which comes to us men is not something general, but the specific thing itself: that concrete thing which is indicated by the name of J... Read more →
    12/10/2017 Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2; 8-13 Sarah Neff “The peace between God and man and the salvation which comes to us men is not something general, but the specific thing itself: that concrete thing which is indicated by the name of J... Read more →

  • Advent 1: Seeing God’s Face
    Advent 1: Seeing God’s Face
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    Published: 9 Dec 2017 Duration: 37:44
    12/03/2017 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Isaiah 64:1-9 Curt Lowndes Rev. Curt Lowndes is the Associate Pastor of the Gathering Church. He’s a graduate of Georgetown College (KY) and Duke Divinity School. He and his wife Jenny are both from small tow... Read more →
    12/03/2017 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Isaiah 64:1-9 Curt Lowndes Rev. Curt Lowndes is the Associate Pastor of the Gathering Church. He’s a graduate of Georgetown College (KY) and Duke Divinity School. He and his wife Jenny are both from small tow... Read more →

  • Get Your Hopes Up
    Get Your Hopes Up
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 33:49
    11/26/2017 Romans 15:3-11 Chris Breslin   “Advent is an invitation to plunge into the deep, dark waters of our worst world, knowing that when we re-surface for air we will encounter the hopeful, hovering Spirit of God. For when we dive into... Read more →
    11/26/2017 Romans 15:3-11 Chris Breslin   “Advent is an invitation to plunge into the deep, dark waters of our worst world, knowing that when we re-surface for air we will encounter the hopeful, hovering Spirit of God. For when we dive into... Read more →

  • The Practice of Welcoming Children
    The Practice of Welcoming Children
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    Published: 20 Nov 2017 Duration: 28:29
    11/19/2017 Mark 9:36-37; 10:13-16 Meg Hoffman   ‘Welcome’, the word is always on your lips, Each welcome warms another one inside, An interleaving of relationships, An open door where arms are open wide. First welcome to the child and throu... Read more →
    11/19/2017 Mark 9:36-37; 10:13-16 Meg Hoffman   ‘Welcome’, the word is always on your lips, Each welcome warms another one inside, An interleaving of relationships, An open door where arms are open wide. First welcome to the child and throu... Read more →

  • Simply Sit Among the Shards
    Simply Sit Among the Shards
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    Published: 15 Nov 2017 Duration: 26:36
    11/12/2017 Matthew 25:31-46 Chris Breslin “When we allow ourselves to be disarmed, we become both vulnerable and strong. The only weapons then at our disposal are those of the Spirit. We choose the way of Jesus laying aside all the earthly ... Read more →
    11/12/2017 Matthew 25:31-46 Chris Breslin “When we allow ourselves to be disarmed, we become both vulnerable and strong. The only weapons then at our disposal are those of the Spirit. We choose the way of Jesus laying aside all the earthly ... Read more →

  • Just as Long as I am in this World…
    Just as Long as I am in this World…
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 31:13
    11/05/2017 John 9:1-17 Chris Breslin “To proclaim the Gospel is to proclaim that it is at last possible to be properly human.” –Rowan Williams “The good news brings us to God, and it also brings life and healing to a broken, dying and divid... Read more →
    11/05/2017 John 9:1-17 Chris Breslin “To proclaim the Gospel is to proclaim that it is at last possible to be properly human.” –Rowan Williams “The good news brings us to God, and it also brings life and healing to a broken, dying and divid... Read more →

  • Praying in the [King]dom
    Praying in the [King]dom
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 14:38
    10/29/17 Matthew 6:1-13 Kate Hamman   “The Lord’s Prayer, along with the Eucharist, forms the liturgical equivalent to what Eastern Orthodox church architecture portrays and western Gothic architecture depicts—both developing, each in its o... Read more →
    10/29/17 Matthew 6:1-13 Kate Hamman   “The Lord’s Prayer, along with the Eucharist, forms the liturgical equivalent to what Eastern Orthodox church architecture portrays and western Gothic architecture depicts—both developing, each in its o... Read more →

  • The Hospitality of God
    The Hospitality of God
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    Published: 23 Oct 2017 Duration: 31:09
    10/22/2017 Luke 14:12-24 Norman Wirzba Dr. Norman Wirzba was raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, and went on to study history at the University of Lethbridge, theology at Yale University Divinity School, and philosophy at Loyola Universit... Read more →
    10/22/2017 Luke 14:12-24 Norman Wirzba Dr. Norman Wirzba was raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, and went on to study history at the University of Lethbridge, theology at Yale University Divinity School, and philosophy at Loyola Universit... Read more →

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