Living Stones (Genesis 49) (Jan-Feb 2015)
Jesus commands us, as his Church, to be and make disciples. While the process of sanctification is a continual “transformation into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord” (2 Cor. 2:18), we should also have markers which tell us we are equipped for works for service, attained unity in the faith and knowledge of the Son of God, an become mature (Eph. 4:12-13). Toward that end, Oakdale Wesleyan Church has set up 12 markers, 12 Living Stones, as steps of discipleship. This series expounds those markers as illustrated in the lives of the 12 sons of Israel, blessed in Genesis 49:1-28.
Live the 10 Exodus 20 (Sept-Nov 2016)
When we think of the 10 Commandments, often thoughts come to mind of Charlton Heston movies, court cases over religious displays in public spaces, or ancient rules that all begin with, “Thou shalt not . . .”
The 10 Commandments are actually ancient wisdom that is relevant for today. They’re not a cause for arguments, but a way of peace. And the 10 Commandments are more than a foundation for a good movie, but a foundation for a good life. Live the 10!
The Story of Ruth (Nov 2013)
Moving from bitter to blessing.
Emotional Health (April-June 2016)
God wants us to grow to maturity and health in all aspects of our lives. Thus our emotional health is as important as our physical and spiritual well-being. Even our health care systems have come to realize the importance of mental health, so we should not neglect this in the Church. This series looks at the life of David in 2 Samuel as our example of emotional health as defined by Peter Scazzero in The Emotionally Healthy Church.
Ezra: Build the Dream (Jan-Mar 2013)
Seeing and living God’s vision for building a people of worship.
Song of Songs: Love’s Cascade Display (Oct-Nov 2014)
Being created in His image, God gave us emotions, senses, appreciation of beauty, and the ability to love. In this epic love poem, the Bible provides us a look at true romance and love in the face of all the misconceptions in our culture.
Thank God (Psalms) (Nov 2015)
“Thank God!” is an expression people often use to express relief or sarcasm. This series looks though the Psalms, to discover we really do have reasons to say, “Thanks, God!”
Daniel’s Secrets (The Book of Daniel) (Jul-Aug 2015)
The book of Daniel is a key to study for biblical prophecy, but it also contains much more. This series focuses on the character of Daniel, and his life of prayer.
I Am Jonah (The Book of Jonah) (May 2017)
Why the call of The Great Commission is so important and so challenging.