One Way to Measure Spiritual Maturity

by Matt Kenyon on March 18, 2014
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The measure of spiritual maturity is not a lack of sinning, but the degree to which one relies solely on the mercy of God.

The Church & Infertility

by Pastor Curt on December 28, 2013
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I don’t pretend to get this. Nancy and I never suffered the trial of infertility. We have known and know even now dear brothers and sisters humbling themselves under the mighty hand in this journey (1 Peter 5:6-7). We see the hurt. We feel the pain. We ache with the longings that go unfulfilled. Still, [...]

It’s WAY Bigger than Free Parking

by Kelly Simpson on October 12, 2013
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“Really? Free? What’s the catch?” Many of you may have a conversation like this over the next several days. Thank you to everyone who was able to volunteer to help with parking next weekend for the Community Fest. During the Fest-ivities (see what I did there?) please remember that you are doing more than handing [...]

Were We Successful?

by Kelly Simpson on May 14, 2013
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How’d it go? How were your sales? Did you talk to anyone interesting? Should we do it again? How do we measure success? How should we determine if all our efforts were worth it? How do I answer the above questions? I propose that it’s not by how much money I made in sales or [...]

Be On the Lookout…

by Kelly Simpson on May 2, 2013
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As you’ve probably heard, OGC is hosting a craft fair extravaganza on Saturday May 11th. It will be filled with treasure! Two dozen of our own are feverishly working with needles, pliers, juicers, saws, and scissors to prepare for this day. Be on the lookout — for treasures! You’ll be surrounded by treasures. Something delightful [...]

Crafting and Worship

by Kelly Simpson on April 29, 2013
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Would you like to get delightful, handmade gifts AND help spread the Gospel to your neighbors? Sounds too good to be true, right? Read on. It is very true! As you have heard announced, OGC is hosting our first every Craft Fair on Saturday May 11th from 9am-2pm. There will be two dozen vendors all [...]

Present Every Day

by Greg Willson on March 18, 2013
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Living lives of encouragement every day.

In Christ Alone

by Kelly Simpson on March 17, 2013
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Music is powerful. It can bring me to tears — both wounded and joyful — with just a few measures of melody. That happened this morning. A big-time, official, recording artist, Kristian Stanfill, had a special link with my local church as his in-laws are members there. So he and his family were in attendance [...]

Dual Faithfulness

by Greg Willson on January 7, 2013
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As Christians are we supposed to be concerned about truth or about people? Is a church supposed to be about preaching the Word or about mission? Is a small group supposed to teach the Bible or love and counsel others? Well of course it’s not an either/or question, it’s both/and. But we often live our [...]

Connecting to Neighbors in the New Year

by Greg Willson on December 31, 2012
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Looking forward to the new year always brings lists of things we can do better. Sometimes these are helpful, sometimes not. Most of the time the items on these lists are short-lived. But the best resolutions are those that are (1) good in themselves and (2) long-lasting. On the topic of good resolutions, or maybe [...]