OAKRIDGE BIBLE CHAPEL

As we come to the conclusion of Jesus’ parabolic teaching in Matthew 13, we are forced to ask the question: what now? What do
As one reads the gospel according to Matthew, a pattern can be identified in how the author, inspired by the Holy Spirit, presents his
Written by Josiah Boyd
In the Fall of 2021, the Adult Sunday School class at Oakridge began working our way through the book of Malachi. What follows are
Written by Josiah Boyd
Of the Old Testament story of Esther, the book to which we now arrive in our current study, Dr. Tom Constable notes several unique
Written by Lew Worrad and Josiah Boyd
With a church made up of people from all sorts of backgrounds, personalities, opinions, and walks of life, there are bound to be times
It occurred to me that someone wandering into our service today would be very confused about what just happened here. Hot tubs are for
Written by Jim Rennie
In the Spring of 2020, the Adult Sunday School class at Oakridge began working our way through the book of Acts. What follows are
Written by Josiah Boyd
“If I were an advertising executive writing promotional copy for the sale of the memoirs of Nehemiah … I would have an easy and
In the second parable of Matthew 13, Jesus tells a story about a land-owner, his wheat field, and a dastardly plot by an enemy
The thirteenth chapter of Matthew’s gospel records an abrupt shift in Jesus’s teaching ministry. Responding to his formal rejection as messianic King by Israel’s
Written by Josiah Boyd
After a seven-decade-long, divinely-orchestrated, and well-deserved disciplinary timeout in Babylonian exile, God’s chosen people are allowed (and encouraged!) to return back to the Promised
Written by Donna Petter and Josiah Boyd
In a dramatic shift in tactics, noted by his disciples themselves, Jesus begins teaching the crowds using parables in Matthew 13. But what brought
Up to this point in Matthew’s gospel there has been a consistent and clear proclamation of the nearness of the kingdom of heaven (see
Written by Josiah Boyd
In the Spring of 2020, the Adult Sunday School class at Oakridge began working our way through the book of Acts. What follows are
While the books of Samuel and Kings are hefty, jam-packed, and quick-moving texts, they’re only the first two pairs of a history-rich triplet. We
Written by Shane Angland and Josiah Boyd
Suffering and pain, trials and hardships, discouragement and anxiety. These are all guaranteed realities of the human condition—that is, being sinful people living in
Written by Josiah Boyd
In Psalm 84 we see the author describe the longing they feel within themselves to be in God’s presence and worship Him the way
When I was a kid, I used to hate going on road trips. I would get really bored, and even when there were things
Written by Andrew Longmire
Like Samuel before them, the biblical books of First and Second Kings record many exciting and well-known stories that involve many memorable characters throughout
Written by Paul Benware and Josiah Boyd
One of the most interesting findings I’ve discovered in Scripture is what the Bible says about the mind. It is fascinating and can be
Written by Larry Moyer