OAKRIDGE BIBLE CHAPEL

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
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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
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In a dramatic shift in tactics, noted by his disciples themselves, Jesus begins teaching the crowds using parables in Matthew 13. But what brought
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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
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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
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It’s been said that failures are like a compost heap—they stink but are the most fertile part of the garden! We’ve all experienced failure
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Matthew 12 reads like the transcript of the final scenes of a long courtroom drama—The People v. Jesus of Nazareth. It’s a trial that
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When comfortability gets talked about in Christian circles, it tends to be with a bit of a negative tone. “You can’t be effective if
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There are 15 chapters near the end of the book of Psalms that are noted as “Songs of Ascents” that God’s people sang while
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It’s amazing how the physical presence of an employer can impact the work of their employees. When the boss shows up frivolity fades, laziness
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Earlier this year, Pastor Josiah had the opportunity to join Pastor Jay Hinds on The Open Bible Podcast for a discussion on Ephesians 4 and, more
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On July 23, the Canadian women’s eight rowing crew won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The team is made up of
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