ordinary time

Posted by occwebsite
25th Jan 2021
In the liturgical church calendar, there are two seasons of what is called “Ordinary Time” The first is after Epiphany, January 6. Scripture readings during this season focus on the life and ministry of Jesus and invite us into the journey and maturity of faith. The second is after Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after Easter. This is the longest season in the liturgical year. In this second season of

Jan 4

Posted by occwebsite
04th Jan 2021
Paul told the church at Thessalonica that it was God's will for them that they should be free from sexual immorality. Pray that God's people would live in light of who we are in Christ. It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality 1Thessalonians 4:3

Jan 3

Posted by occwebsite
03rd Jan 2021
Our desires and the ways of the Spirit often diverge. Pray that as God's people we will discern the difference ance experience the power of Christ to walk in the Spirit. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. Galatians 5:17

Jan 1

Posted by occwebsite
01st Jan 2021
As we begin a new year, thank God that through Jesus Christ, the law of the Spirit of Life has set us completely free from the law of sin and death. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

Bible Reading

Posted by occwebsite
31st Dec 2020
Daily Bible reading is a good thing. There is no one way to approach daily devotions, but if you are thinking for reading through the Bible in a year, Bible Gateway has several reading plan options. The Bible Gateway app provides each day's readings for your preferred plan. You can read on your phone, tablet, or computer, or simply use the daily references and read in a physical Bible. Bible

Reading the Gospel of John

Posted by occwebsite
31st Oct 2020
During the month of November, we want to read through the Gospel of John together. We have designed this reading plan so that we have a couple of days to catch up each week – i.e. we will read 21 chapters in 30 days. We encourage you to share what stands out to you, what God’s Spirit makes come alive to you as you read. Share what you are learning or being reminded of in

Reading the Gospel of John

Posted by occwebsite
30th Oct 2020
During the month of November, we want to read through the Gospel of John together. We have designed this reading plan so that we have a couple of days to catch up each week – i.e. we will read 21 chapters in 30 days. We encourage you to share what stands out to you, what God’s Spirit makes come alive to you as you read. Share what you are learning

entering 2020

Posted by occwebsite
31st Dec 2019
Happy New Year. Welcome to a new year, a new decade. Here are a few reminders. Events You can always find out what is happening at OCC by checking our events page and our news and events page. Prayer You can share prayer requests and answers to prayer through the OCC Prayer Group on Facebook. Contact Melanie to be added to the group. Most months, the first Sunday night of the

one anothers

Posted by occwebsite
13th Oct 2019
There are almost 60 “one another” statements in the New Testament. Exhortations in scripture to actually “do” something towards another person. These are behaviours we do out of an overflow of our relationship with Jesus, but they are not things that we do unto Jesus. Other people must be involved in order to fulfill them. Many of them have been taught but they are to be lived out in our

beatitude prayer

Posted by occwebsite
30th Jul 2019
We introduced some physical motions to praying the beatitudes on Sunday. Here are the slides as a reminder of the postures as you pray. beatitude prayer